The Politically Incorrect Show - 07/03/2001
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Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Wednesday March 7, 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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Last night well over 3 million sheeple obediently filled out forms with information demanded of them by Nanny State. A few people attended protest ceremonies. Yesterday afternoon, an Australian caller rang this programme to say that he couldn't believe our government was asking questions that were so "intrusive," & that there would be an outcry if the Australian government tried pulling a similar stunt. So why ARE the people of New Zealand such sheeple? I believe that blind, automatic fear of & obedience to authority, just because it IS authority, is inculcated into us at an early age, so that in adult life even fervent libertarians can quail when confronted with authority figures. Take the following story posted recently on the Libertyloop, whose members are decidedly NOT sheeple:
I had a most unpleasant experience today. My car is off the road and I had to pick up my two-year-old from daycare. With not a lot of time up my sleeve, I set off on the bike, my daughter's helmet slung over the handle bars. About a km down the road I was passed by a car which then slowed up ahead of me. Here we go, I thought . A hand appeared out of the window and motioned me to the kerbside. I passed him and then pulled over. A mufti cop.
"Put your helmet on" he yells through the windscreen.
I'm thinking, "This 2-year-old's helmet is not going to fit, no matter how I try." It'd be a bit like one of the ugly sisters trying to get into Cinderella's shoe. I held it up and called out, "Its not my helmet."
"Put it on!" he barked back.
He was clearly superglued to his seat. So I wheeled the bike around and pushed it over towards his window (which incidentally left me out on the road).
"This is my 2-year-old's helmet. I'm on my way to pick her up."
"You'll have to walk then," he snapped.
"Look. If I walk I'm going to be late getting there and there is no-one else that can collect her. My car is off the road."
"Have you had an accident?"
"No. My car is at the local garage."
All this exchange was very strained thanks to his authoritarian attitude.
"Have you got access to a helmet?"
"Where is it?"
"In my garage."
"Well its not much use there, is it?" Smart bloody Alec.
By way of dismissal he then growled, "Wear it in future."
And then in the most threatening voice he could muster, "You've been warned."
Shit, I was mad. It took us weeks to get the cops to come when our car was broken into and burgled. We live in a quiet, small "one way in, one way out" seaside suburb with very little crime. What was this mufti cop doing prowling our streets in the middle of the day?
Yes, I can hear you saying, "Why didn't you ask him?"
I guess I just wasn't brave or silly enough to antagonise this guy further. I was very concerned about getting to my daughter on time. You may find this whole episode trivial but it shook me, frankly. I pay his wages and he's barking at me as though he's my master. I will be writing to the commissioner (again) suggesting that, given the constant whingeing about lack of resources, he makes better use of he's got.
I took some small satisfaction in warning another helmetless cyclist further on to get off the road whilst this white falcon was still abroad. What a state of affairs.
Well, we're used to cops violating our rights instead of protecting them, as do other arms of the government. This state of affairs will change only when enough people grasp that government is their servant, not their master, & treat it accordingly. If last night is any indication, we've a way to go yet. To all those who DID attend protest ceremonies, the Free Radical Award.
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