The Politically Incorrect Show - 31/10/2000
[Music - Die Fledermaus]
Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Tuesday October 31, 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.
[Music up, music down!]
As I said yesterday, I am a proud father again this week, having just given birth to a new issue of my magazine, The Free Radical. And boy, WHAT a proud father I am this time. Never has the baby looked bonnier. A very handsome cover sports the very handsome Chris Lewis in his tennis hey-day. Chris' article on sports funding is this issue's opening volley. I had wanted to surprise Mr Lewis with the cover, but someone, now dead, let the cat out of the bag. In any event, I'd like to quote part of the article here:
"Whether itıs a gap-closing, egalitarian, envy-motivated tax regime that punishes ambition and success - while rewarding sloth and failure - or a state education system that encourages mediocrity and participation - while discouraging excellence and competition - the insidious effect is the same: it sends an implicit message that to stand out from the masses by rising above them, or earning more than them, or doing better than them, is bad, but to remain as part of an anonymous throng is good. It is why the best New Zealanders are leaving the country in droves, and why our best and most talented athletes, with few exceptions, have had the passion to excel knocked out of them since they were children. It is not only whatıs wrong with New Zealand sport, but also whatıs wrong with New Zealand."
This issue also sports the naughtiest centrefold ever, & sees the welcome return of Glenn Lamont's cigar review column. Strictly speaking, I suppose this is illegal, but I'm damned if I'm going to let the nico-nazis curtail freedom of expression in this country as they did with Metro & Cigar Aficionado. So far, they've left me alone - mindful, I expect, that to do otherwise would upset my sponsors, Neanderton Nicotine, who have friends in high places.
There's enough reading in this issue to keep you stimulated right through the summer. You may not agree with everything in it - hell, even I don't agree with everything in it - but there IS something for everyONE. From music to medicine, from the American election to Auckland City Council corruption, from horror to humour, from poetry to heresy, from commentary to calumny, there's plenty here to keep your intellectual & emotional wheels spinning for quite some time ... in fact, till the next time I'm due to give birth.
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