The Politically Incorrect Show - 22/11/2000
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Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Wednesday November 22, 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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Pity poor Kate Belgrave. Assigned by the Herald to cover the whaling conference over the weekend, Kate reported back yesterday that her ear was "screeched into" by the whale-rescuing contingent when she "dared to suggest that whale beachings might be natural events. I was absolutely sneered at," she went on, "for not acknowledging the underwater sound factor. Certainly I was given no chance to explain that evidence for the underwater sound factor is thin at best. Which it is. As far as I can tell, the underwater sound hypothesis started a couple of years ago when news reports tried to link tests for a Nato underwater sonar system to a whale-beaching somewhere on Greece. This link still seems a stretch. To believe it, you have to discount the beachings that take place thousands of kilometres from military manoeuvres (the facts are too that mass strandings remain rare even in what is, presumably, the underwater-sonar-noise age). You also have to buy into the notion that manmade sonar sound translates, by a remarkable coincidence, directly into whale-speak for 'find a beach & die.'"
Well said, Kate. For me, the hilarious aspect of that conference was the pitting of the Politically Correct against the Politically Correct - the "beached whales need me" brigade wanting to ban commercial whaling completely & for ever vs that stalwart of the pseudo-mordi gravy-train, Sir Steven O'Regan, itching to get his hands on all that lucrative oil & flesh that beached whales, left to die, offer up.
And why not? This whole thing about whales is a nonsense. In the ocean, as on land, life feeds on life. The concept of rights is inapplicable to species who cannot conceive it. If whales have rights, why don't the smaller fish & the plankton that they eat? Why don't sharks? As Ms Belgrave observes, we don't go dotty over sharks: "People are slow to applaud nature when a shark eats a person. They don't say, 'Good on you for exercising your natural imperative, shark. Go forth. Swim. Be free.' Neither do they suggest that any silly sod who goes snorkelling or diving in shark-infested waters deserves what he gets. No, they get into a boat, find the shark, kill it & chuck its guts overboard."
Well, apart from anything else, it's good to see such Political Incorrectness finding its way into the Herald, more commonly & accurately known as the Daily Marxist. Kate Belgrave is taking her life in her hands. The whale-savers are not nice people. As Kate observes, "you'll get your head bitten off" if you cross them. "People," she concludes, "are such nazis."
Welcome to the world of eco-fascism, Kate. For daring to stand up to it, the Free Radical award.
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