I live in a town in which there are many war tax resisters. Many of them are friends and friendly acquaintances. I like them and their willingness to sacrifice for the greater good. I think the method of war tax resistance, however, is misguided.
The likelihood that your war tax resistance would bear fruit is nil. The likelihood that a widespread war tax resistance movement would be spawned is similarly nil.
The likelihood that if you adopted war tax resistance, you would engage in similar legal shenanigans and rationalizations for criminality and privilege as large corporate greed-driven criminals is great, though obviously on a much smaller scale. And the likelihood that you would never subsequently have the ability to influence most people on a moral or even organizational basis is great, except perhaps intimately.
If you are choosing that monk-hood, do it. But, please don't conflate that to the level of effective social change.
Nov 24 2007 - 11:05am