So. We paid. Deep regrets. Didn’t see how to get out of it. Think it’s a retrogressive tax and feel deeply disloyal to all those who have stood firm and not paid but just feel that there is no realy way of getting out of this and I’m afraid the Attack the Tax crowd didn’t sound too convincing on the question, so what do we do if you lose? Big sigh. I know exactly how coercive societies can be now. I cannot blame people for going along with government policies. If I were in government, I would begin to realise how much power I had over people’s lives. Ah, well. Another day, another noose closing. We have so little freedom within societies, which is why, ultimately, I don’t think societies are in our best interests. Yet it would take a hugely responsible community of individuals to live together without organisation. I can imagine such a group, but it would be selective. (Oh, and even writing this feels subversive. Although so few people read this that it makes as near to no difference as possible, nevertheless I am all too conscious that once this is posted, it’s out there in the ether, ready to be used against me at the click of a few buttons by anyone with the nous to do minimal research. Yet I also feel that this is important enough an issue of individual freedom further curtailed to merit a mention. Hello, future self. How do you feel now?