Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 11/08/2000

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Good afternoon, KAYA ORAAAA & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Friday August 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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For years I've maintained that the inhabitants of the Democratic Sheeple's Republic of Aotearoa are as docile as they are because they are like prisoners not only inured to the privations of prison life but positively addicted to it. Not for them the challenges & exhilaration of freedom & the assuming of personal responsibility it presupposes; rather, the stolid "security" of being fed, clothed & housed - albeit substandardly - & regimented very hour of every day. All this time I've not known that this bizarre attitude has a name. I learned it only yesterday, when reading the tragi-farcical story of rapist-killers Taffy Hotene & Paul Dally.

These two, it seems, were running courses in anti-violence techniques to fellow-inmates while in jail. Specifically, they were co-"facilitators" of an Alternatives to Violence Programme (AVP) run by female Quakers. They became rather attached to each other, obviously having a great deal in common. Less appropriate facilitators of anti-violence programmes I can't begin to imagine, but that is not my point. Both, we are told, suffered from "gate fever" - fear of being released. Hotene had even threatened suicide as his release date approached. Given that he went on to kill Kylie Jones after being let out, one can only regret that he didn't make good on his threat, but that isn't my point either. My point is that many New Zealanders share this "gate fever" with Hotene & Dally, the warders on whom they have become dependent being Clark & Neanderton & other administrators of the Nanny State.

One of this century's greatest advocates of personal liberty was the novelist/philosopher Ayn Rand. She was a refugee from Soviet Russia. Fifty years after her flight from that bastion of mass regimentation to the United States, she heard from one of her sisters, Nora, who was still in the Soviet Union & whom she remembered as vibrant & vivacious - someone who, she imagined, would have found the stifling tyranny of the Soviet regime intolerable. It was arranged that Nora & her husband would visit Ayn Rand in America. The visit was a disaster. Nora's youthful spark had been well & truly extinguished. She had become inured to the squalid predictability of life in that vast prison camp that was the Soviet Union & simply could not cope with the vibrant opulence & the opportunity to make choices that the relatively freer America afforded. She found fault at every turn, stopped speaking to her sister - & returned home after a few weeks, even though her husband needed medical treatment that he could get only in America. I guess Nora had "gate fever" too.

If this programme can help New Zealanders shake off this insidious disease, I will consider my time behind the microphone to have been worthwhile. It's not impossible to beat it - it is, after all, not something with which one is inadvertently afflicted, but something one embraces by choice: the choice to indulge the lust for power of people like Neanderton in exchange for the drab, phony "security" of having them run your life like jail warders. That prison is of your construction. It's time to start thinking about a release date.

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