Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 23/04/2001

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Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Monday April 23, 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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You often hear me say that the philosophy I espouse on this programme is neither left nor right wing. I point out that the commitment to freedom sometimes aligns one with the left, sometimes with the right, that the inconsistency is theirs, not mine, & that, more often than not, both left & right are anti-freedom. A bizarre illustration of my point occurred last week, with the Greens' Rod Donald - about as far left as you can go without bumping into Joe Stalin - upholding the freedom to barter without interference from Inland Revenue, & Annabelle Young & the ACT party on the right saying that barter & any other type of transaction in the "underground economy" should be taxed & that Inland Revenue should step up its efforts to sniff out such transactions. To top that off, ACT leader Richard Prebble announced that he was going to approach the Human Rights Commission - a grotesquely anti-freedom institution whose abolition he should be advocating - to plead "discrimination" by the government against Christine Rankin, head of Work & Income New Zealand, in not renewing her contract (WINZ being another agency of coercion whose abolition Prebble should be advocating). All this while ACT's so-called perk-buster, Rodney Hide, is swanning around South American tango bars at the taxpayers' expense. Dear God, it gets topsy-turvy at times!

But there's nothing topsy-turvy in the ideas I express behind this microphone & that are espoused by the political party I support, Libertarianz. On Saturday night, regular caller Hooch Helen launched her candidacy for the Whangarei electorate in next year's general election. Hooch delivered an inspiring, impassioned call to arms. She began by asking who was there because they realised the RMA had trampled on private property rights? There was a chorus of recognition. Who was there because they realised the Waitangi gravy-train had created special privileges for some & a system of apartheid for all? Another chorus. Who was there because they realised that taxation was theft? Yet another chorus. Who was there because they thought Lindsay Perigo was gorgeous? Silence. But I'll get over it. Hooch hammered home the utter urgency of promoting freedom across the board, before it's too late. I quote:

"We are the front line in this battle of ideas. We are it! If you really want a change in N.Z., then you are the ones who must make it happen. We need many more dedicated persons committed to making a change to make the change a reality."

"Please think about it and support me in this. It is probably the biggest and most important battle in which we will ever be engaged < the battle of ideas. Will you be able to look your children or grandchildren in the eye and tell them that you let their freedom slide away without any opposition or fight, or will you be able to tell them what you did in the war? If we do not have the support to fight this battle well, and get the ideas out there that there is another way of living our lives, and that freedom is worth fighting for, we will soon face a time of unprecedented inequality, inequity and oppression in this country. A time of darkness beckons to the inactive..."

"If not us, who? If not now, when?"

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