The Politically Incorrect Show - 04/05/2000
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Good afternoon, KAYA ORAAAA & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Thursday May 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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It's that time of every second month when I suffer from post-natal depression, following the birth of another Free Radical. It's a pleasant sort of suffering, though, when I can grind to a halt & just savour. And there is much to savour in Issue 41.
For only the third time in the six years since I launched New Zealand's only pro-freedom magazine, I didn't write the editorial myself. I reserved that space on this occasion for the brilliant David Adams, whose memorable piece on Beethoven's Ninth Symphony graced the last issue. This time, David tells the story of another hero, a sculptor who died just last year, an outcast of the irrationalist, post-modern art establishment who soared past the averted gaze of his critics & achieved tumultuous popular acclaim. It is a story to inspire.
Libertarianz leader Peter Cresswell offers a de-briefing on the Helengrad Hui, along with the speech he wasn't allowed to deliver there. Deborah Coddington has yet another horror-story of bureaucratic harassment, this one out of the King Country. Greg Edwards, Executive Director of the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union & former Press Secretary to Winston Peters, tells some tales out of school about the parliamentary inquiry into the IRD - some of his revelations will chill you. Tim Sturm explains why he won't be returning to the Aotearoa of Comrade James Neanderton. Larry Sechrest & Andrew Bates philosophise about the America's Cup. Lew Rockwell asks, can the stock slide be stopped? Scott Wilson pokes fun at our safety-nazis. Andrew Bates ... again ... unearths some idiotically PC courses being offered on campus. Michael Coote, he of Money Managers fame, exposes two big lies - Maori sovereignty & treaty partnership. Ed Younkins deconstructs "communitarianism," the supposedly kinder, gentler version of communism. Eileen Joy posits a radical answer to the age-old question, what is love? Cameron Pritchard laments the woeful calibre of the American presidential candidates.
And at this point I'm only half-way through the magazine!
Features in the second half include an analysis of the recent oil price rises by Professor George Reisman, the regular, illegal cigar review by Glenn Lamont, & a fresh batch of parliamentary scandal from the Free Radical's special correspondent, Molesworth M Mole.
As each issue has come out, I've been known to say, "This is the best issue ever." Occasionally that claim might have been arguable. This time, it's indubitable, incontrovertible, unquestionable, irrefutable, unimpeachable ... & right on the button as well. So indulge me for a moment if you will as I salute Issue 41 of The Free Radical with the Free Radical Award!
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