The Politically Incorrect Show - 06/04/2000
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Good afternoon, KAYA ORAAAA & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Thursday April 6, 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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Communist carrion are hovering around the wounded body of Microsoft after a US District Court judge found it guilty of anti-competitive behaviour - i.e. it set the terms on which people could purchase its products. Here in the Democratic People's Republic of Aotearoa, where hatred for success & wealth is all-pervasive & government-sanctioned, the carrion are fair drooling, among them the Alliance's Phillida Bunkle, who dripped with delight at the prospect of Bill Gates going under. It was depressing to hear the Alliance retards echoing her sick sentiments on talkback yesterday - and thus all the more reassuring to go home & find the following e-mail to the carbuncle, cc'd to me:
"I wish to express my strong disagreement with your statement welcoming the potential demise of Microsoft. I make the following points.
"In these days when terms such as 'quality' and 'excellence' are so often bandied about but so infrequently achieved or delivered, we witness the emergence of a organisation which reflects all these values and the 'looters' within our society gather their forces to cut such an achiever down.
"There is nothing preventing new innovation succeeding. It's just got to to be good enough. To support this I cite Steve Outrim (ex-Wellington) the innovator of Sausage Software now residing in Sydney and worth approximately 100 million dollars. This happened in our supposed 'Microsoft monopoly' environment. Steve is innovative, talented and earned and received his just rewards.
"So your statement supports compromising standards of innovation and excellence by cutting down the tall poppy and enabling the current 'losers' to get their 'slice of the cake'. What a disgusting attitude! The thin end of the wedge on a pathway back to the dark ages. Your approach seems similar to the 'reverse grid' start principle used as a novelty event at motor racing meetings. A fun idea but the reality is that the 'winners' generally come through and take the chequered flag. Microsoft, regardless of its methods of business has helped to turn my whole life around. I'm sure that somewhere down the track, BC and AD will fade into insignificance and be replaced by BM and AM (before and after Microsoft) and all the other magnificent innovation and development that Bill Gates and his mates have delivered to the world.
"I paid full market rates for my Microsoft products and consider it to be the best investment I have ever made. I'm not interested in being offered the inferior products of the current 'losers' and do not wish them to get access to a 'slice of my money'.
"If a small business used the same marketing techniques of Microsoft, they would be showered with awards and medals.
"Due to Microsoft 31,000 people are employed and that's just the tip of the iceberg. The trickle-down employment must amount to tens of millions worldwide and I and my company are just one instance.
"I suggest that you regain contact with the people in our society. I further suggest that you will be amazed by the numbers of people who support this view. I would be interested in your response."
I'm sure we'd all be interested, but that none of us will be surprised.
Years ago, another communist judge brought down an anti-trust indictment against the aluminium giant ALCOA, which read in part: "It insists that it never excluded competitors, but we can think of no more effective exclusion than progressively to embrace each new opportunity as it opened, and to face every newcomer with new capacity already geared into a great organisation, having the advantage of experience, trade connections & the elite of personnel." My, we can't have that, can we? As Alan Greenspan wrote at the time: "ALCOA is being condemned for being too successful, too efficient & too good a competitor."
History, it seems, has just repeated itself.
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