On this tax day, April 15, 2014, here are two meaty pieces to ponder. The first is written from within the brilliant, new (and very very old), open-sourced, networked, deeply textured and resilient sharing economy that is leaping ahead in countries already forced into “austerity”; the second parses just what the big bad U.S. Internal Revenue Service actually, legally and politically serves, deserves, and possibly, doesn’t even “require” from its citizens as we continue to robotically sweat blood, tears and hard-earned money to fuel endless wars that we, the people, do not agree to, and that innocents elsewhere suffer and die from.
So how about it? Will we be ready, say by April 15, 2015, for U.S. Comprehensive Disobedience? Will “austerity” here have ratcheted up enough by then to inflict us with the terminal creative, disciplined drive to shrug off coercion and embrace cooperation?