The Politically Incorrect Show - 31/07/2001
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Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Tuesday July 31, 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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Yesterday I talked about the ripple effect of this programme as I contemplated its demise this Friday. I arrived home to find a bunch of e-mails in my inbox illustrating exactly what I had been talking about: how people influenced by the PI Show go out & influence others. E-mails like this thrill me to bits. Here's a sample:
"A friend of mine in NZ after several heated debates, gave me your IOS 95 tape and then told me about the PI show and the website. After tons of critical e-mails to you (most of which I assumed you never read) I did get the message and its fundamental connotations. As I love to discuss ideas, these have also influenced my work colleagues who are of various nationalities. One Englishman who was once a secondary school teacher went from a position of 'You can't have education without the state' to 'The involvement of the state in education is neither beneficial for teachers nor pupils'. I have also influenced NZ friends of mine currently working in the UK, one of them is currently lapping up the writings of Rand."
"Sometimes I curse ever listening to Perigo on the PI Show. Without the show my family and I would not have had that revolution occur in our heads that has changed our lives forever. I find I must now think constantly, even when I don't want to. I can't read the paper anymore without getting grumpy, or watch TV or go to parties without pissing someone off. I am preoccupied with issues about individual freedom and personal responsibility. I now measure everything and everyone against libertarian ideals. Lately I seem to have become intolerant of socialists, bureaucrats, greenies and politicians. Life was so much easier before I started thinking."
"I'm not writing this as some sort of paean about Lindsay, but really to acknowledge that for several years now the existence of the various radio shows he has broadcast have contributed tremendously to the growth and interest in libertarian and objectivist thought in New Zealand. There is a public profile for these ideas greater than many think. It has people thinking."
"Thank you for instilling the virtues of humanity tirelessly, week after week, that many within a complete lifetime will sadly never come to realise or understand. How you kept inspired after some of the 'timber yards' is beyond me ... oh how I sympathised for you on one or two of them (LOL). I, for one, will dearly miss your show and the regulars you built up, even though some infuriated me beyond belief!! No Lindsay, I will never agree on everything you embrace (it's far too boring in agreement!) but rest assured, the basic principles you embrace have recently been perceived with renewed vitality that has even surprised myself. To free one's mind, the individual has to unlearn what has been learnt. Thank you beyond words for reaffirming a long road of self-awareness and introducing an applicable philosophy to a despairing nation. I wish you well for the future and no, I will not ask 'how are you' and yes....to mine own self I will be true."
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