Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 04/02/2000

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Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Friday February 4, proudly sponsored by Neanderton Nicotine Ltd, the show that says bugger the politicians & bureaucrats & all the other bossyboot busybodies who try to run our lives with our money; that stands tall for free enterprise, achievement, profit, & excellence, against the state-worshippers in our midst; that stands above all for the most sacred thing in the universe, the liberty of the human individual.

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And so another National Hocus-Pocus Day approaches. A day of nauseating cliches & platitudes when the nation will be rife with the stench of hypocrisy & the dankness of superstition. It is a terrible irony that as we celebrate the 160th anniversary of a treaty that sought an end to tribal warfare & recognised the individual rights of the warring tribalists, tribalism is running amok as never before. The Treaty is being dishonoured as a cloak for collectivism at the end of a century made bloodsoaked by collectivism. Why is this happening? Because of Political Correctness. What does Political Correctness have to do with it? Part of Political Correctness is the view that everything is relative, there are no rights & wrongs & there can be no justification for value judgements - meaning we may not say that a stone-age tribalist culture is inferior to a technological, individualist one. Our politicians & our educationists are full of it. I quote from an e-mail I received two days ago:

"This is the second occasion I have been sent into shock by the words 'there is no right or wrong, just a difference in opinion.' However this time it did not come from my subjectivist flatmate, but from the mouth of a lecturer teaching a class called Business Context. The whole paper is a load of shit but is compulsory for a Bachelor in Computing Information. The statement came at the end of a diatribe on 'culture.' She stated that the western culture was based on individualism blah blah and a number of other cultures blah blah were based on collectivism - 'these cultures are only separated by a difference in opinion and neither is wrong or right.' With this I explained that from the use of her principle I could conclude that what she just said was neither wrong nor right and therefore a load of absolute shit. I stated further that on the upcoming exam I could write anything I wanted because she had just given me the justification. She enlightened me with the fact that no!, I could not do this, I must give good reasons to justify my statements. I tried to explain that for my statements to have weighted reasons they must be based on a fact that was correct. This didn't get me anywhere, except she did give a nervous smile and finished the lecture. What is even more scary is she claims to be a psychologist. Well I can vouch for the fact that she is defiantly directing a few minds, but only into the gutter."

Ladies & gentlemen, a "culture" in which it is the custom to give good reasons to justify statements - & actions - IS superior to one that doesn't even recognise reason or the fruits thereof & relies instead on brute force. By what standard do I make this claim? By the standard of life - HUMAN life, the life appropriate for an entity possessing the faculty of reason. On National Hocus-Pocus Day, on the other hand, we shall observe a lot of human beings behaving like animals, as though devoid of the faculty of reason. They will be invoking a time when brute force WAS the norm. There is perhaps something to be said for that as historical curiosity; but when academia & the body politic assert that there is no ethical difference between this norm & that of rational persuasion, we may know we are living in a culture that has rejected life & embraced death as its standard of value. That being so, we may be sure that there are violent times ahead.

Politically Incorrect Show, rejecting hocus-pocus - 309 3099.

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