The Politically Incorrect Show - 27/04/2001
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Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Friday April 27, 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 - inspiration day. Today's inspiration is drawn from my SOLO site, where a fellow posted a cri de coeur on the Forum page. It really got to me, as did the fact that so many empathetic souls quickly posted responses. I'm going to quote one of these shortly, but first, the cry from the heart:
"I haven't posted to the SOLO forum before; I didn't feel I had a right to do so. My vocabulary stretches only to words with max three syllables. I've read all of the messages, mouse under one hand and dictionary in the other. This is not a complaint, I'm learning, even at my advanced age and I am enjoying the challenge.
"However, words with more than three syllables is not my problem. That, I shall overcome! But I do need some help and I cannot think of anywhere other than this forum where that help is more likely to be forthcoming. Somewhere, somehow, I have lost my passion for life, my 'sense of life', my ability to laugh, to enjoy the company of others. My life appears to be too serious all of a sudden; the balance has gone. Whenever I see Clark or Anderton on the TV screen, my blood pressure increases - there should be a warning on the screen before such pornography is projected into my private dwelling. I should sue or I should seek......counselling!!
"I used to enjoy life to the max but I can't find my way back there. The path has become overgrown, the signposts have rotted and fallen into the scrub. HELP - PLEASE! How do you guys keep that balance and passion for living when so much around us has turned to custard? My passion is Libertarianism - but that alone is not enough - obviously??!!"
There were a flood of replies to this, all inspiring. Here's an outstanding one from Peter Cresswell:
"You're right that libertarianism alone isn't enough. Lib'm is simply about being free to pursue one's values. To do that one must be able to know that there ARE values in the world worth pursuing, and worth fighting for; that there ARE good man and women in the world, and that many of them are winning; that there ARE life enhancing pleasures, and that they are worth working for and enjoying; that one CAN make a difference in beating back the anti-life scum; and that the good does, mostly, win. Find your passions, and follow them -- don't be put off by the grey ones. Find the work that you love, and pursue it, and don't be out off by the grey ones. Seek out friends whom you admire, and enjoy them.
"The good does win, mostly, otherwise we wouldn't be sitting here in relative comfort today. Evil can't exist without the good -- without the good, evil is simply impotent.
"Worship the good; don't simply hate the evil -- it's too soul-destroying. Worship excellence and achievement, whenever and wherever they can be found -- these are the things of life! Follow your values; fight for them!
"What works for me when I'm down.? Ignoring the bastards! Reading the sports pages, or a short story by O. Henry, or Saki, or a novel by Robert Heinlein, or a piece by PJ O'Rourke; listening to a piece of music by Duke Ellington; flicking through a book on Michelangelo, or Rodin, or Frank Lloyd Wright; kicking a football around; driving a fine classic car; visiting the pre-1900 section of the Art Gallery (keeping my eyes closed at the rest); sitting with the copy of Michelangelo's Moses in Myers Park; catching a ferry to Devenport for a movie, and admiring Auckland's skyline on the trip back ... Find your passions, and follow them -- don't be put off by the grey ones. '... For life is for those with hearts that beat, and blood that boils, and who fight with spirits undimmed ...'"
I hope that these splendid words prove helpful for the person they were addressed to. They certainly gave ME a lift! Magnificent, Peter Cresswell - deserving of a Free Radical Award.
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