Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 16/05/2000

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Good afternoon, KAYA ORAAAA & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Tuesday May 16, 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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Awaiting me at Radio Pacific yesterday was the following fax from a veteran of the anti-Nazi resistance movement in Holland:

"Lindsay - I occasionally listen to your programme, only when I happen to be in my car. I should mention that I was brought up in a liberal, right-wing family & I have retained that orientation. Please bear in mind that 'liberal' applies to what it was & still is in Holland, not New Zealand. So it is no surprise that I agree with a number of beliefs you hold, but there are others that I simply do not. One of these is your ferocity with which you pursue & describe people that go down the track that you do not agree with. Expressions such as 'Nazi bitch,' a label you hang on Annette King & others of a similar nature smack of intolerance on your part, an outstanding lack of good taste, but above all a pathetic manifestation of your lack of knowledge of what happened in Germany & elsewhere under the Nazi regime. ... The way you carry on transgresses into the unacceptable & despicable & shows an astounding lack of judgement, knowledge & intelligent analysis. In fact, your intelligence has been taken over by anger of a primal nature. With all your anger you must have a miserable life."

I get this sort of criticism occasionally, & I want to say here & now that I am utterly unrepentant about my anger. What is wrong in this country apart from what the politicians are doing is that not enough people DO get angry. It is not a case of anger vs intelligent analysis - it is a case of intelligent analysis giving rise to the anger. Intelligent analysis reveals, for instance, that our government's utterly fanatical crusade against tobacco more than matches Hitler's. Intelligent analysis also persuades one of the value of personal freedom, & that the anti-smoking crusade is inimical to it. But analysis for its own sake is worthless unless followed up with actions prompted BY the analysis & the emotions it has quite properly fuelled. Among these should be the pointing out of the Nazi connection. Calling Frau King a Nazi bitch for banning smoking on private property & raising the already-vicious tobacco tax by more than a dollar is giving her her just desserts. The woman is not merely mistaken, she is evil, pure & simple, as is the regime of which she is a part. To realise that & NOT to become angry is a dereliction of morality. Ditto for the whole gamut of freedom transgressions of which this government is guilty.

Does my anger make me miserable? No, because its very root is the love of life & liberty which makes me happy. Frustrated? Yes, often. But that's one of the great things about anger - it relieves frustration!

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