Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 25/01/2001

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Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Thursday January 25, 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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If only freedom-lovers had the tenacity of statists. Statists never give up. They used to oppose the free market on economic grounds, saying it would lead to mass destitution. When, instead, it became obvious that it was THEIR way of doing things that led to destitution - & unprecedented bloodshed to boot - they changed tack. Yes, they conceded, the free market leads to prosperity .... but prosperity is bad for the environment! Capitalism, science & technology must all be shut down; we must all become poor again & repair to the caves so that we can be saved from ... well, it used to be an imminent Ice Age, but now they've decided we're all about to be sizzled to death, if we're not drowned first in apocalyptic floods as all the ice on the planet melts. The Ice Age thing never really caught on, but the statists must be sperming into their sprouts with orgasm after organic orgasm as they see the success of this Global Warming con. Was ever the public more gullible? Were ever the media less questioning? This Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that is spewing out the Sizzle Scenario & wants to halt all industrial activity is nothing but a United Nations gravy-train of pseudo-scientists who have sold their souls to politicians & doomsday merchants. A full analysis of the IPCC, its conclusions & its chicanery, with exhaustive references, can be found in Issue 39 of my magazine, The Free Radical. It's written by one scientist who hasn't sold his soul, Peter Toynbee. You can obtain a copy by ringing the FreeRad's 0800 number, 113305.

Right now, I want to draw your attention to the new issue, 45, that came out yesterday. It is a quintessential celebration of science & technology & the freedom that makes them possible. It's also a commiseration. It laments the decline of a once-great discipline whose best moments spawned the liberation of the human mind from the anti-freedom superstitions by which it was previously enchained: philosophy.  Cameron Pritchard's essay, The Fouling of Philosophy, has pride of place in this issue, written as it is by one who has seen the results of this decline first-hand - Cameron is a philosophy student.

"The teachers of philosophy," he observes, "have defaulted on their responsibility. They have twisted philosophy into a narrow & seemingly irrelevant absurdity. They have turned the love of wisdom into a boring series of word games played out in the pages of rationalistic drivel which pass as arguments. They have stolen from youth the ability to gain a framework for living, thinking, achieving, succeeding. They have bankrupted
themselves, young people, & philosophy." To which I would add, incidentally: "thereby setting the scene for the kind of junk science we are seeing from the IPCC."

"Happily," says Cameron, "there is still hope" - & he proceeds to elaborate.

The continued flourishing of a magazine that spells that hope out, 45 issues on, is hope in itself. Perhaps freedom-lovers DO have the tenacity of statists after all.

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