Forum is back up, none of the old threads are there.
Folks, this forum is unlocked again, and will remains so unless it once again becomes more a source of confusion and misunderstanding than the source of inspiration and organized, productive effort toward spreading the truth about the tax and the law that it is intended to be.
As an example of what prompted the recent temporary interruption in forum activity, consider the phrase "social security number". In the collection of posts that had been active prior to the recent locking of the forum, the term "social security number" (in one form or another) appeared more than 900 times. Almost all of those appearances involved efforts to relate the numbers (either their existence or their being furnished) to the operation of the "income" tax in regard to actually non-federally-connected activities! This despite the fact that social security numbers-- whether having had one assigned, or furnishing one to someone else-- have nothing whatsoever to do with the actual misapplication of the tax. See 'A Few Words About Social Security And The Income Tax' ( http://www.losthorizons.com/SSNs.pdf
) for more on this.
Other misunderstandings have also chronically erupted here, distracting readers from attending to virtuous pursuits such as directing each other to sections of CtC and losthorizons.com where particular topics of interest are addressed, and organizing the spreading of the word to those outside the CtC-educated community. (Some of these are not misunderstandings, of course, but are instead deliberate mis-directions. I have no way of definitively preventing enemies of the truth about the tax and the law from slipping onto the forum, other than by confining participation to only those who have shared their victories with me for posting-- which I may, in fact, adopt as a policy...)
This becomes a serious problem because many folks have an unfortunate, inaccurate notion that CtC forums are educational venues. This isn't the case, and never has been. CtC forums exist for the purposes mentioned above.
The following should always be kept in mind:
Those who wish to keep the truth spinning its wheels and making as little forward progress as possible routinely and systematically exploit two basic human foibles:
***1. The natural tendency of those whose education is incomplete to mistake sporadic, creative (and carefully indirect)-- but well publicized-- tax agency resistance to a few educated filings as meaning that there is some piece of the puzzle missing (imagining that otherwise, the generations-old scam that even now continues to successfully bamboozle 180 million Americans 24/7 would have just thrown in the towel and abandoned the field, rather than continue to cast about for some silver-bullet of its own that will frighten or confuse students of the truth into retreat or disarray); and
***2. The equally natural tendency of everyone to be attracted to notions that are presented as, or appear to be, resistance-risk-reducing tricks or short-cuts.
Thus, there is a constant effort to seed the "tax honesty" community (and CtC forums directly) with notions designed to invoke both of these unfortunate tendencies in order to distract forum participants from their primary purposes of:
***3. The perfecting of each other's accurate educations-- not by promoting "alternative" or "supplemental" educations, but by referring the ignorant or misled to relevant material in CtC or on losthorizons.com (exclusive of forum pages);
***2. Mutual encouragement in standing up and acting; and, most importantly,
***1. Planning and executing effective measures for spreading the liberating truth about the tax revealed in CtC.
I ask each of you enjoying the privilege of posting here to do everything you can to keep the activity here on mission.
-Petehttp://www.losthorizons.com/phpBB/viewt ... b64f0ed334