On Thursday, an upset taxpayer flew up his small plane into the Internal Revenue Services Building in Austin Texas. Joseph Andrew Stack a 53-year-old software engineer who lived in Texas, was the pilot of the plane that crashed into the building, which they found out later was a suicide mission. Authorities say Stack targeted the IRS building and even set his own home on fire before heading out. Stack left a suicide note on his business website dedicated to the injustice associated with the government, the IRS and the tax profession at large, the site has since been taken down.
"I know I’m hardly the first one to decide I have had all I can stand. It has always been a myth that people have stopped dying for their freedom in this country, and it isn’t limited to the blacks, and poor immigrants. I know there have been countless before me and there are sure to be as many after. But I also know that by not adding my body to the count, I insure nothing will change. I choose to not keep looking over my shoulder at “big brother” while he strips my carcass, I choose not to ignore what is going on all around me, I choose not to pretend that business as usual won’t continue; I have just had enough.
I can only hope that the numbers quickly get too big to be white washed and ignored that the American zombies wake up and revolt; it will take nothing less. I would only hope that by striking a nerve that stimulates the inevitable double standard, knee-jerk government reaction that results in more stupid draconian restrictions people wake up and begin to see the pompous political thugs and their mindless minions for what they are. Sadly, though I spent my entire life trying to believe it wasn’t so, but violence not only is the answer, it is the only answer. The cruel joke is that the really big chunks of shit at the top have known this all along and have been laughing, at and using this awareness against, fools like me all along.
I saw it written once that the definition of insanity is repeating the same process over and over and expecting the outcome to suddenly be different. I am finally ready to stop this insanity. Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let’s try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well.
We took the time to read Stack’s words. His indignation was directed at the government bailout of the banks and corporations and the hypocrisy of the IRS. All his frustration was expressed in terms that we hear day after day from countless others. Terrorism is never the answer, but often it’s the only means desperate people find to get others to pay attention. How many other Stacks are out there? How many American people, tired of being bled dry by the IRS, banks and creditors?"
Sad, very sad.