Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 11/04/2000

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Good afternoon, KAYA ORAAAA & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Tuesday April 11, 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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The fact that individual liberty & its political applications are such anathemas to so may people is something of a permanent bugbear for me, but I take heart from American libertarian Richard Boddie's dictum that I so often quote, "People are deceived en masse but enlightened one at a time." The frustration is, how many "one at a time" enlightenments will it take to turn back the tide of statism? This does not diminish the delight I take from seeing such awakenings occur. I'd like to share one with you today, faxed to me here last week:

"You may remember me. We first met at the ABC dinner debate late last year in Christchurch. I had been involved with the National Party at the previous election, &, being dissatisfied, was assessing other options, namely ACT. I live in Jenny Shipley's electorate, & decided as a result of my research to deliberately spoil my candidate vote & give my party vote to Libertarianz.

"I first came across the philosophies of Objectivism & liberty as a result of discussions with my partner's sister's partner. He sent me my first copy of The Free Radical - we now subscribe - & some other literature, & introduced me to Ayn Rand. The problem I have now is that the more I read of Ayn Rand & The Free Radical the more I undo the indoctrination of the state education system & the more depressed & hopeless I feel. I almost think it would have been better if this awakening had not occurred. However, I AM glad that I am breaking away from the sheeple. I no longer feel constrained by the Politically Correct. I no longer blame the tobacco companies for the ills of society, & I detest those who attack the successful. It is NOT bad to be successful, it is NOT bad to make money, nor is it bad to provide a good product for sale at a profit. Bill Gates is not evil, he is successful. The tall poppy syndrome born out of envy disgusts me.

"Over the past ten years I have moved from supporting the NewLabour Party to Labour, to National, & now to Libertarianz. For the first time in my life I am being honest with myself. To my own self I am being true! I do not believe that education should be 'free,' even though I protested for 'free' education while at university. I do not believe in any form of compulsory association despite the fact that I was president of a compulsory Students' Association. My philosophies continue to change as I break down my previous state education, but the downside to this is that I feel depressed for the future.

"My fear grows when I hear that there is a forum of the most Politically Correct people on the damn planet to discuss a New Zealand constitution. The Libertarianz constitution is, I believe, the only option, as it asserts the rights of individuals to determine for themselves their own direction & choices in life, & opposes the initiation of force. That, goddammit, is the simplest of concepts - the non-initiation of force, the right to self-determination & the concept of self-responsibility.

"I thank you for reading my rant, & see a glimmer of hope for the future through The Free Radical, Libertarianz, & the Politically Incorrect Show."

To this young man I say, I am not going to exhort you not to get depressed, since I often get depressed myself. That's inevitable when you're surrounded - & governed - by cannibals & morons. But *I* see more than a glimmer of hope through people like YOU. And there are more & more of you coming through, "one at a time." If I may be so immodest as to quote myself in conclusion, "This opera ain't over till liberty-loving youth stops singing" - & I know that, in spite of the pain your awakening to liberty has wrought, now that you are an opera-lover, there's no way you'll ever revert to tribal jungle music.

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