Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 06/12/2000

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Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Wednesday December 6, 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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In my list of suggestions for the renaming of Waitangi Day last week, I included the following: "Nanny State Day. Celebrating the great New Zealand allergy to private enterprise, to thinking for oneself & acting independently. On this day, Telecom, Air New Zealand & TranzRail to be confiscated by the government without compensation, all food chains, supermarkets & corner dairies to be nationalised; everybody to be tucked into bed at night by officers from WINZ & CYFS."

The sheeple's addiction to government control was underscored by the results of Paul Henry's Internet poll asking if the government should reclaim ownership of Telecom - a clear majority said yes. I wonder if these cretins were struck by the irony of their vote - would they similarly vote for government ownership of the computer industry? Would they really settle for what motley approximations to their MacIntoshes, their PCs, their laptops - the things they cast their votes with - that the government might have come up with by now (for which they would have to go on waiting lists)? Would they want all of Telecom's current competitors to be nationalised under the same umbrella as well? Are they so oblivious to the mind-boggling innovations, the improvement in service, that privatisation has wrought?

The sheeple baaa about the current electricity fiasco, claiming it's the fault of a free market created by Max Bradford. Max Bradford did NOT set up a free market. He set up a committee which set up a dog's breakfast of State-Owned Enterprises, community trusts, local councils, etc., & arbitrarily & idiotically split off lines companies from retailers. It's no surprise that people don't know whom to contact if their power goes off, but there is no free market here that can be blamed. The thing should have been privatised holus-bolus, & the field left open. Inevitably, new - perhaps existing - enterprises would come up with new technologies for energy generation not dependent upon gargantuan dams & fossil fuels. Instead, quite simply, politicians & bureaucrats blew it - & a non-existent free market got the blame from unthinking sheeple.

Energy, health care, education, charity - all of the government's current big-ticket items - are commodities just as much as food & clothing are, properly to be produced by anyone who wants to & traded among consenting human beings in a free market place. Government's role is simply to protect their freedom - & it IS a freedom issue - to do so. But here, the sheeple clamour for government ownership & control of everything; the same sheeple who profess to dislike "monopolies" want government monopolies in all fields. Presumably, they won't be satisfied till they're lining up in queues for their ration of government bread & putting their names on the list for government boiler-suits.

Of course, they could always migrate to North Korea - if they could bring themselves to hop on a privately-owned aeroplane.

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