Even in England, which is now a land filled with fifty million government-worshipping tax-serfs, there are still some things which previously the ravenous British government has dared not tax, for fear of being worked out for what they truly are, which is a band of robbers writ large.
One of these few items has been food. Yes, there are alcohol duties, farmers' subsidies, EU tariffs to block African food imports (thus impoverishing Africa) and the like, but they have always skipped around the edges. Because they know that to directly tax fresh food is to directly knock out the prop that they are 'serving the poor', because when a rich mafiosi Guardian reader in government taxes a poor person's food, then it is quite clear to everyone what that Guardian reader is; a selfish piece of retrogressive organised-criminal scum.
Even in the last few years, as the government's tax income has dropped due to its greed and moronic incapacity to see beyond more than its own grasping fat hand in front of its own fat face, they have merely flown kites on taxing fat-filled or sugar-filled food, for our 'own good', au naturellement.
But they have never dared come right out with it and tell us to our faces that they want to tax all food. However, so desperate have they become, with their squalid borrowing, inflating, and taxation schemes all falling down around their ears, that they are now flying kites about both imposing tax on food, and on increasing this tax rate on both food and everything else, to 20%.
So with direct taxes now consuming over 50% of many productive people's incomes (approaching 75% in some cases, according to my accountant), and with a further raft of local government taxes, energy duties, tobacco duties, alcohol duties, transportation taxes, and a hundred other ways to rob you blind, with what little else these scum still leave you with, they want to wet their beaks with 20% of everything else you dare spend on sustaining yourself.
It is absolutely disgusting, and yet they will probably get away with it, because the state education brainwashing system (the schools, the universities, the BBC, the paid-off intellectuals, and the state-licensed media) has been so effective over the last fifty years, that the most we will expect from most people, even among the productive, will be the phrase "we mustn't grumble".
Oh, I do so hope I'm wrong. I hope this really is a tax too far. But I fear the worst. With lowlife scum such as the "independent" think-tank, Reform, leading the well-organised push to wreck this country further with these appalling tax-grabs, thus leading to an even greater exodus of the productive to seek greener pastures abroad, the most that people in this country seem to do is to just quietly leave for elsewhere. And who can blame them?
For what else can you do? I would happily march in the vanguard of a column of 10-million people to fill Whitehall with the necessary demonstration of the people's will to retake control of their lives back from these petty tyrants and small-minded bureaucratic scum, but it won't happen, because a majority of the English population now draw sustenance from the teat of the state, and the rest of us are so busy surviving that we lack the will and the energy to fight back against them.
Let us be certain of one thing. If these taxation measures pass, then a thousand years of resistance will be over. We will have fought off the Armada, Napoleon, and Hitler for nothing.
For England will have been defeated from the inside, by horrible small-minded leeches in bureaucratic offices up and down the land, and their propagation of the self-serving mantras of Marxism and every other state-serving ideology. But what will this victory over us be worth? Because this ravenous monster will only destroy itself, as the productive seek to leave and the people who are left shrivel up into teat-sucking subservience.
Soon, the teat will be empty. And what will the bureaucrats do then? Who will they rob? Who will they order to work to fill their blood-sucking maws? Who will listen to them when there's only one man left in the country actually doing anything useful? And he's working out how to retire to Thailand?
Even if they block up the exits and build a huge 'Great British Wall' to keep us all in, we'll all just down tools and start doing the bare minimum to survive anyway, without producing much in the way of excess that they can then steal. For what will be the point? The borrowing tap is about to be turned off, they're going to find out that without the borrowing tap the inflation tap is useless, and the taxation tap is drying up rapidly as 50 years of Keynesianism comes home to roost.
East Germany here we come.
Or maybe. Just maybe, something might happen. As we are now in the Keynesian long-run, and there is no way back to 'normal', and conservative consumption is going to become a way of life, perhaps this really might the end of the road for our over-mighty and over-consumptive government? Maybe there is still some spark of independence in the English which hasn't been snuffed out yet by the brain-washing and the handouts?
Come on, England, fight back for God's sake. We really do have nothing to lose but our chains.
Daniel Hannan and Boris Johnson, where are you now? Come forth and announce yourselves. England expects.
Well, it doesn't expect, because it's too damn busy watching Sky Sports. But it damn sure needs you anyway.