The Politically Incorrect Show - 16/03/2001
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Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Friday March 16, 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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Today I want you to meet the men of SOLO (there are no women yet). I asked all the contributors to my Sense of Life Objectivists web site to supply brief self-portraits - not arid curricula vitae but glimpses of what makes them tick. Not all have done so yet, but here's what those who have, said about themselves. I'm sure you'll agree they're a most interesting bunch:
David Adams is a web developer and sometime writer in San Francisco. He also finds time for good wine, rapturous music, and staring coldly into the eyes of the small-time socialists he runs into daily. They take time away from the music.
David Bertelsen: Objectivism to me is a challenge to get off my butt and enjoy every second of my life, rationally and passionately. Spain is a great place to do just that and I find inspiration in reading, writing, sport, movies and study. We may not get real liberty in our generation, but we can certainly turn the ship and enjoy ourselves in the process! I am an ex-New Zealander and live in Spain with my Valencian wife, Nuria. In my spare time I own and run a cybercafé.
Peter Cresswell: At an early age I fell in love with the buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright, and the writing of Ayn Rand - and I haven't been the same since. I love my 'six R's - Rodin, Wright, Rand, Reed (Lou), Richard (Wagner), and Robert (Heinlein). My Castle home is littered with Duke Ellington CDs, concrete manuals and Australian football videos, but I insist that his beloved yet mouldering Fiat Spider will one day rise again "like a phoenix."
Michael Koziarski: I'm presently entertaining myself by building network applications in Python with XML based protocols. I'm also working on Data profiling applications which I build in perl. I'm a keen advocate of Linux/BSD and Python. I spend my spare time listening to Jazz music (especially BeBop and early Free Jazz) and playing classical guitar. I loathe New Zealand television and politics.
Chris Lewis: When he's not on a tennis court, Chris loves spending time at home, where he loves to listen to Itzhak Perlman play Vivaldi, Bach, and Paganini concertos; where his wife, a Montessorian, homeschools his three children; where he can immerse himself in the pages of the best libertarian publication in the world, The Free Radical; where he can tune in to the Politically Incorrect Show and hear ideas put forward by the growing number of New Zealand's libertarians, of whom there are still far too few; and where he doesn't come into contact with any of the whining, envy-motivated, success-hating, socialist mediocrities, of whom there are still far too many.
Lindsay Perigo is the convenor of SOLO, editor of The Free Radical magazine & host of New Zealand's Politically Incorrect Show.
Loves: Ayn Rand, Robert G. Ingersoll, (some) Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, (some) Malcolm Muggeridge, Sherlock Holmes, Whodunnits, Mario Lanza, Jose Carreras, Fritz Wunderlich, Al Jolson, Elvis, Satchmo, Maria Callas, Renata Tebaldi, Anna Moffo, Della Reese, Judy Garland, Vladimir Horowitz, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Johann Strauss, Richard Strauss' Four Last Songs, Beethoven, Puccini, Verdi, Romberg, Kern, Rogers & Hart/Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Gershwin, red wine, cigarettes, working out, sincerity & honesty, idealism, passion, bravehearts & the spectacle of courage, humour & mischief.
Loathes: Clever-dick hair-splitters, Islam, New Age, the modern clinical approach to singing, all contemporary "music," Brahms, artistic poseurs, insincerity & dishonesty, bad manners, American netiquette (it's so bad-mannered!), cynicism, passionlessness, cowardice, Political Correctness (especially environmentalism), the anti-conceptual mentality, anal-retentiveness, droning retarded talk-back callers, gum-chewing incoherent adolescents striving to be "cool."
Monart Pon escaped from the hovels of China when a boy, sneaked into Canada, grew up there to find Ayn Rand, then got married, raised two girls, and did a master's in the philosophy of space colonization. He thrives on the music of Mills-Cockell, Dvorak, and Mario, and he's still looking for a colony to space with.
Cameron Pritchard: I'm a second year Law and Political Science student. My passions include enjoying my collection of over a hundred video cassettes of the classic BBC science fiction series, Doctor Who. However, I promise you that I don't walk around wearing a long scarf and hat! I am staunchly committed to Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism, which I see as a philosophical foundation for the values by which I try to live my life. I'm a recent discoverer of the music of romantic composers, as well as being a fan of Frank Sinatra, and of Broadway musicals. I am currently aiming towards my bronze medal in Latin American and Ballroom dancing, which I enjoy immensely despite still being a relative novice. Anyone larger than
life and with fire in their bellies earns my respect, and often, my
Chris Matthew Sciabarra: A Visiting Scholar at NYU's Department of Politics, I am the author of the 'Dialectics and Liberty' trilogy, which includes my newest book, Total Freedom: Toward a Dialectical Libertarianism. As a regular contributor to The Free Radical, I am excited by Lindsay Perigo's SOLO project, particularly its emphasis on the need for more enlightened thinking within Objectivism and libertarianism on the subject of homosexuality.
Larry Sechrest: I love any sort of watercraft driven by the wind; women who are bright, strong-willed, and pretty; heroic art; old movies; any act of courage; music that speaks to me of romantic love; anything Celtic; guns of all kinds; the game of golf; and any prose that is both lucid and inspiring. I despise politicians; most medical doctors; the socialists of all parties; anyone who blames 'society' for his own deficiencies; political correctness in all its ugly guises; tuneless music; meaningless art; religion; public school teachers; egalitarians; the color pink; people who believe in 'psychic' powers; and radical feminists.
Well, those are most of the gentlemen of SOLO, with more yet to introduce themselves. You can meet them at www.freeradical.co.nz/solo Take time to savour their writings, their favourite movies, their sense of life. Argue with them on the SOLO Forum if you want to. Personally, my ambition is to get them all at the same dinner table!
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