Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 20/04/2000

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Good afternoon, KAYA ORAAAA & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Thursday April 20, 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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Yesterday I began by remarking what an ongoing source of joy & encouragement were the messages I receive via e-mail. Later in the day I got one that made me very sad. It went as follows:

"Hi Linz,

"I listened in disgust as a fellow libertarian (Daniel) told us of his his persecution following his speech to the firearms committee. I too submitted a written submission to the committee last year and am now awaiting the fascist bully boys to break down my door, arrest me and remove my firearms. We now live in one of the highest crime rate countries in the world, yet we have no real right to defend ourselves. Call the police if you think there is some one in your house we're told. A pizza during the final of the super 12's arrives faster than our police force who seem all too busy obeying the gun-controlling words of Helen Clark and Jim Neanderton. Daniel did not incite violence, he was clear and concise and his speech was not abusive. In other words he did not initiate force. Nanny State on the other hand has seen fit to initiate force against him for what in all honesty was a peaceful protest. This now means that we have lost our right to free speech as well as our right to bear arms. I sit here in disgust at what this country has become. New Zealand is now a dictatorship where the emphasis on political correctness is paramount over the rights to freedom. I've had enough, I'm leaving. Its the last tax dollar you're getting off me Helen. Keep up the good works Linz, but you'd be better off getting out of here."

This made me sad because I don't think it's true. Yes, the country is fast turning into a dictatorship; yes, Political Correctness is rampant; but where, in the western world at least, is one to go where the same does not apply? Freedom-lovers can turn this country round precisely because it is so small & precisely because the current regime is so awful. Not a day goes by that its luminaries do not reveal their true, disgusting nature, awakening the realisation among ever more people that it must be stopped in its totalitarian tracks. No, it's not going to be easy, & the sheeple who support the Labour/Alliance coalition certainly, at present, outnumber the productive citizens on whom they rely - but most of them are inert & stupid, & should not be treated as ten feet tall. Per capita, I would say there is a greater degree of libertarian awareness in New Zealand than anywhere else in the world. Where else is there a nationwide radio show promoting, to quote one of my liners, "liberty, enterprise & personal responsibility"? Or a libertarian magazine that combines joie de vivre with the heaviest-duty aspects of libertarian theory & has been pronounced by more than one of its American readers as superior to its US counterparts & the best of its kind in the world - The Free Radical? Where else is there a libertarian political party like Libertarianz that would have the balls to gatecrash a Politically Correct constitutional hui & mount a condom-wrapped Statue of Liberty outside?

To this correspondent, & all other freedom-lovers thinking of deserting, I say, don't go - Linz needs you. Not just me personally, though that much is true - I mean Liberty In New Zealand needs you. And you need liberty. So stay & fight for it. Don't let the whiners, the bludgers, the looters & moochers, & their champions the Clarks & Neandertons, win by default. Don't seek respite from one lunatic asylum by going to another. Don't, in Ayn Rand's words, "let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark" in a futile quest for an existing Atlantis. There isn't one. Stay - & help build New Freeland here.

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