Being a voluntaryist, I don’t care for government. I most especially don’t like taxes, coercively extracted with the ever present threat of violence for non-compliance.
It’s probably fair to say there’s no tax I like, but if there is one tax that is the bête noir, the worst of the worst in a crowded field, it’s the telly tax, otherwise known as the licence fee.
Whilst I do not encourage anyone to break the law in the UK, (massively asymmetric struggle, the bastards have all the guns and power) I cannot hep but admire the chutzpah of people I see on ‘Youtube’ simply telling the licence inspectors to get off their land.
However, whilst I’ve always hated this nonsensical charge, the latest revelations of child sex abuse and enablement (as well as for some reason, seeing fatty Patten ambling along) means I cannot pay these swine another penny.
So I have resolved to subscribe to ‘lovefilm’ instant which means you can apparently stream or download various stuff over the internet and rent any amount of DVD’s you care to. I will however disconnect and throw away the satellite receiver and thus be unable to receive live broadcast TV.
This I understand, discharges my need for a licence. Do Kitty counters concur with my understanding of the law? Also, an oddly friendly and agreeable girl in PC world told me that all I need do is buy an HDMI cable to connect the laptop to the TV (both have said ports) and hey-ho, I can use the TV essentially like a big computer monitor to watch lovefilm, Youtube etc and my average broadband speed of about 3meg should suffice. Do Kitty Counters concur with miss yummy from PC world?
I will keep you updated about my success or otherwise, and if this works both technically and practically (I can’t believe there is any terrestrial live output that I can’t live without but who knows), is this a way we could effectively defund the Beeboids? Could a blog/Youtube/twitter campaign finally nail this twentieth century anachronism once and for all?