HA HA HA, I loved this little exchange in the TV Series SLEEPY HOLLOW ( Ichabod Crane falls asleep for 250 years and wakes up in modern day Sleepy Hollow ):
My love for the program was cemented by doughnut tax outrage.
The exchange begins at around 10 minutes, right after the opening credits, but here’s the transcript of our heroes’ conversation over a breakfast-on-the-go of doughnut holes:
Ichabod, looking at sales receipt: “Is this correct? This meal cost $4.95?! Dear God. With an additional tax of 41 cents?”
Then there’s some nontax discussion of Ichabod’s witch wife Katrina — no, I’m not editorializing, Katrina was/is a witch — and how he didn’t know because she was keeping it secret to protect herself, him and the American Revolution effort.
Ichabod: “I understand, to you it sounds ...”
Abbie: “Insane when spoken out loud.”
Ichabod: “No, what’s insane is a 10 percent levy on baked goods. You do realize the Revolutionary War began on less than 2 percent? How is the public not flocking to the streets in outrage? We must do something.”
Abbie: “Here’s what we can do. No more firsthand accounts of witches or Founding Fathers or doughnut tax outrage unless you want to be sent back to the asylum.”
Ichabod: “Point taken.”
The question for all in the exchange is “How is the public not flocking to the streets in outrage?”
The answer is the same as in 1776. It takes a smaller number of determined patriots to start the ball rolling so that the rolling ball gathers more supporters and gains speed.
It is time for a second revolution, past the time to move against tyranny that is supported by our so-called elected “representatives”.