Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 31/10/2001

Music - Die Fledermaus

Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show for Wednesday October 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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I've just caught up with the fact that last Friday was National Children's Day. It's unlikely I'll ever recover from the trauma, the sense of deprivation, occasioned by realising what I must have missed. Whatever it was.

Actually, I've learned to run a mile from politicians blathering on about "family values"; PC wimmin crusading against smacking & suggesting all men take to the streets in a Day of Shame over child abuse; man-hating social workers enticing false allegations of sexual molestation out of kids; & such like. I've learned that, however divergent the political leanings of these paedi-obsessives - usually dysfunctional neurotics seeking revenge on the world for real abuse perpetrated on them by one person: there's one thing they have in common - they want to nationalise children & parenting. Matter of fact, they've damned near succeeded already, & merely want to complete the process.

The latest climber onto the paedi-bandwagon is MP Peter Dunne, leader of that mongrel party of the politically homeless & bewildered - & oddball Christians - called United Future. Mr Dunne is proposing a universal child benefit - a subsidy for parents at home caring for pre-school children. He is also proposing what he calls "a high-powered Commission for the Family" aimed at "enhancing the primary role of the family in today's society." On previous occasions Mr Dunne has claimed that United Future is a "classical liberal" party. If nothing else this outrageous proposal to steal even more money from the taxpayer for social engineering purposes shows just how preposterous that claim was.

Meanwhile we open our daily papers to see the unseemly spectacle of the Minister of Social Services, Steve Maharey, draped all over the Children's Commissioner, Roger McLay & sundry school children (if that's not cruel & unusual punishment, I don't know what is) at the launch of an anti-smacking guide for parents, also funded with stolen money, called Choose to Hug, not Smack. "You just flushed your baby sister down the toilet, Johnny? Gosh, Mummy would prefer you hadn't done that, darling. Come here for a hug." We read that parents who smack are about to be made criminals. As well, pre-school teachers in what remains of the private sector are being forced to undergo state teacher training. The nationalisation of families proceeds apace.

What SHOULD government do for parents & children? Nothing - qua parents & children. Its job is the protection of individual rights. It should leave parents alone, just as it should leave non-parents alone, neither subsidising them nor stealing from them. It should intervene on children's behalf - just as it should on adults' behalf - only when their rights are being violated (which they are not by smacking any more than they are by "grounding").

National Children's Day? How about a National Freedom Day? 365 days a year.

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