The Politically Incorrect Show - 09/03/2001
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Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Friday March 9, 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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Friday again already - inspiration day! One of the things that inspires me is other people's getting inspired from listening to the Show - & taking the time & trouble to tell me. John Donne's words, "No man is an island" are often invoked as though they were an endorsement of compulsion. They are not. They are a reminder that we are social animals who ought to treat each other benevolently. Compulsion is malevolent. Gratitude is a form of benevolence, expressed voluntarily ... & it's terrific to be on the receiving end. Here's an e-mail I got yesterday:
"After having entertained a number of interested people at our Census- burning last night, I was relaxing in my lounge chair this afternoon whilst listening to you on the radio and I decided I wanted to thank you.
"I am an Australian, married a kiwi farmer and came here 11 years ago to live. Since living here in this beautiful country, I have always wondered why so many kiwis have never fight for their rights and just let things that seem to be so wrong, go on. I gave up questioning after a while and thought perhaps I was a bit of a big-mouth Aussie and, when in Rome as the saying goes....:)
"However, since listening to you both my husband and especially myself have been given the confidence to actually try to make a difference. We see that happening now with our small group slowly growing. I am very pleased to say that we know we are making that difference and it is extremely rewarding to actually see people starting to take notice and take back control of their own lives. All we do is talk to them, one by one usually, plus show by example. It is very easy really - one just has to have purpose and the rest seems to follow. Often a great feeling of relief comes when you show them that they really can say 'NO! This my life,' etc.. A re awakening perhaps. Anyway, I don't often hear anyone saying thank you to you, so I am. You have given us the push to turn things around for us and many others.
"Looking forward to the next TFR.
"Keep up the great work."
To which I say - YOU keep up the good work! And thank YOU. No man IS an island in an emotional void. Let me freely admit that being thanked by someone for making a difference to her life gives me a huge, warm glow - especially when part of that difference is that SHE then goes out & makes a difference to the lives of others.
I have a file for e-mails like this. It's called "Special." It's full of people out there making a difference. That, I would suggest to the compulsionists & state-worshippers - the enemies of this Show's message - is cause for pause.
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