Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 26/04/2000

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Good afternoon, KAYA ORAAAA & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Wednesday April 26, 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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On April 15, you may recall, I received the following e-mail from an Alliance candidate at the last election:

"God, you & yours talk some crap. You should really leave these shores. People like you, Prebble, Douglas, Myers, etc., are the real traitors to this country. Enjoy the next 3 years under a left-wing government. And then the next three years as well, Ścause we're going to be there for a second term."

He had also e-mailed my Radio Pacific colleague, Ritchie Watson, saying, "Perigo is a fiscal conservative & a social anarchist. It's not his money, it's everybody's money." (Italics mine.)

A week later, over Easter, when Elian Gonzales was seized by armed federal agents to be surrendered to his father & an accompanying goon squad of Castro's security police, thence to a life of slavery in Cuba, the candidate couldn't contain himself:

"Good to see that the right-wing ideologues holding the Elian boy were dealt to by firm, fair government. I have a lot of admiration for Bill Clinton & Janet Reno for their unwavering stance & the way that they have dealt with this matter. The boy is with his father & the rabid Cuban/American bloc in Miami can no longer use this issue for purely political, anti-Cuban, anti-Castro, anti-socialist, anti-progressive, pro-capitalist, pro-American, right-wing Republican reasons. Good one, Lindsay. I bet you hate it. It's just not going your way at the moment, is it?"

I responded by e-mailing him the now-famous photograph of Elian screaming into the barrel of a submachine gun wielded by a goggled & helmeted Swat officer, & said, "I hope you're satisfied, you piece of shit." Back came the reply: "Happy as a cat with cream, mate ... one less unfortunate working at McDonald's for subsistence wages."

These exchanges have offered a revealing if unsurprising insight into the sick mentality currently governing the country, one which holds that a life of slavery where the state is the slave-owner is preferable to a life of relative freedom that numbers privately-owned fast-food outlets among its zillions of blessings. But I don't know why the candidate should think that things have suddenly stopped going my way. True, he & his ilk have never had it so good, but things were going really well for them under the previous National Socialist administration. I've already had occasion to quote the Dominion feature article, "Business choked by red tape" which itemised the bureaucratic horrors facing the entrepreneurial in this country, & quoted one tax adviser as saying, "You would have to be a masochist to set up in business & employ staff in New Zealand these days." The candidate & his fellow-communists should already have been crowing about the cost to businessmen of PAYE, GST, Provisional Tax, the Fringe Benefit Tax, ACC, RMA, Statistics New Zealand, OSH & "Human Rights" compliance. After all, it's not the businessmen's money, it's everybody's money. The commies should have been ecstatic over the suicide of Ian Mutton. It wasn't Ian Mutton's money, it was everybody's money. To the extent that Prebble, Myers, Douglas et al contributed to this state of affairs - & they did ­ then yes, they are culpable. But the candidate should be lauding them, not lumping them in with me.

In one respect, though, the Alliance candidate is consistent. "It's not his money, it's everybody's money." It's not Elian Gonzales' life, it is the property of the Cuban government. The saddest thing to see is that this is now apparently the official ideology, not just of the Alliance in New Zealand, but of the government of the United States in Washington.

You have to wonder ­ who really won the Cold War? And just what was the point of our observances yesterday?

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