The Politically Incorrect Show - 03/11/2000
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Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Friday November 3, 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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Yesterday I was greatly heartened to receive the following e-mail from a university student. It was heartening because I'm often told the battle I am waging from this chair is an impossible one. As long as I get e-mails like this from people like this, I know it isn't:
"Thanks for putting out another great issue of the Free Radical. After coming home from sitting my macroeconomics exam (answering questions concerning the equity(?!) and efficiency(?!) of an increase in the tax on petrol, and so on), I jumped for joy when I discovered TFR waiting to be read! The usual fairly diverse mix of articles proved interesting to read, especially Edward W. Younkins' 'Education in a Free Society'.
"On another note, I'd like to say thank you for the enthusiasm and passion you show on the PI show. A year ago I was mired down with exams and tuned into your show (to try and figure out what my father had been ranting and raving about), and was struck by the clarity of your arguments and the passion with which you expounded them. I went away and did some digging - now a year later I've read most of Ayn Rand's works and been through the first year of the courses offered by the COS. Bit by bit I'm making positive changes in my life as my understanding and integration of Objectivism grows. Keep up the good work on the PI show; it acted as a springboard to help me find the path to enlightenment, and with luck and your astounding perseverance, I hope it will help point others in the right direction also."
I must say that it's feedback such as this that helps me summon the WILL to "persevere" & I'd like to thank profoundly the person who sent it. I know that he will influence others, & they in turn will influence others, until at some point, "critical mass" will be reached. Indeed, this process has already been occurring for some time. New Freeland may not come about in my lifetime, but I'm convinced that something has started here that will not now be stopped. On a per capita basis, the voice of freedom is already probably louder here than anywhere else in the world. To the literally thousands of voices that have joined the chorus in the last few years, & to this young man in particular for encouraging me to keep MY voice raised, clearly & passionately, I want to say "thank you" with a Free Radical award.
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