The Politically Incorrect Show - 16/07/1999
Music - Die Fledermaus
Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Friday July 16, proudly sponsored by Tuariki Tobacco 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 have just come back from one of my regular visits to Hell, where I'm well known & widely respected.
That, for the benefit of the theologically-challenged, was a joke. But I want to tell you something serious about Hell. You think Satan rules? Satan is its least conspicuous inhabitant. Hell is crawling, rather, with his agents, the people who make him palatable - the consultants, the marketers, the spin doctors, the ratings agencies, the whole fraudulent artifice of what we might as well call, generically, the bullshit industry. Hell is crawling with them. Wellington - an extension of Hell, only one is frozen rather than burned - is crawling with them. Washington is crawling with them. A Republican senator, Bob Smith, has just resigned because he can't stomach them any longer. Explaining himself in the Senate, he said:
"Since I came to Washington, I have seen Senators and Congressmen come and go. Do you know what? I will tell you what doesn't go. I refer to the entrenched political industry that is here to stay. Oh, it changes a little bit at the top when somebody else becomes the chairman. But the entrenchment is still there -- the pollsters, the spin doctors, and the campaign consultants are all there, and they all have their hands in your pockets, and they are doing pretty well.
"They run the show, for the most part. They tell us what the message should be. They tell us how to make ourselves look good and how to make the other guys look bad.
"We need to get out the fumigation equipment. We need to clean out the pollsters, the consultants, the spin doctors, and the bloated staffs who tell us what to say, how to say it, when to say it, and how long to say it. This well-paid political industry, let me tell you, colleagues, is not interested in whether or not you believe in the issues of your party. Don't kid yourselves. This is about power, access, and jobs. I can have tea and crumpets with the President of the United States if I help him win it. As long as you look like a winner, it doesn't matter what you believe. Don't kid yourselves. They seek out the candidates who have the package they want -- name ID, money, slickness. But, most importantly, they want candidates who won't make waves, or say anything controversial about an issue that might cost us a seat. They package you, wrap you up, put a little bow on it, tell you what to say, and then they sell you to the American voters. The political professionals tell us all the time, 'Don't be controversial; it can cause you to lose your election.' "
Ring any bells? Disgusting, isn't it?
Now listen to this press release from the Montessori Association of New Zealand, three days ago:
"The Montessori Association of New Zealand (MANZ) welcomes the announcement by Minister for Education Hon. Dr Nick Smith of new qualification regulations for the early Childhood sector from 2002. Sola Freeman, President of MANZ, said the Minister's announcement finally shows recognition of research that proves that quality education is related to the qualifications of the people working in the sector. " 'Dr Maria Montessori led the way 100 years ago when she revolutionised teaching by setting up special training for teachers of 'pre-school' children. We continue that commitment to quality early childhood education and acknowledge the requirement for highly qualified people to be the person responsible in a centre,' Ms Freeman said."
If you don't know about Montessori, you won't know how or why I mention this in the same breath as the spin-doctors from Hell who prompted Senator Smith to resign. Independently of the state, Maria Montessori set up schools that nurtured individuality, thinking for oneself, independence from the group, the pursuit of excellence. She got better results with retarded children than the state got with normal children. The Montessori Association of New Zealand, by contrast, has just sold its soul to the state by applauding & acquiescing to demands that its teachers be state-certified & in part state-trained. Why? Because the Montessori Association has been overtaken by spin-doctors from Hell. Montessori, to invoke an analogy I have used elsewhere, has been New-Aged beyond recognition. You won't find Montessori in a Montessori school; she'd be far too controversial. I wanted to denounce these specimens years ago, but was talked out of it by Montessorians who didn't want me to rock their boat. What do they think now, I wonder? Whatever they think, it's too late. That giant, Montessori, has been diminished to the level of that pygmy, Nick Smith.
Compromise, sanitise, jargonise, disguise, excrementalise - the way of the spin-doctors, the marketers, the pollsters, the packagers, the consultants. The HQ of the Molesworth Mafia is a seething cauldron of these loathsome creepie-crawlies. They are a big reason no politician ever says what he means or means what he says. You're paying them AND the politicians. Isn't it time you sent them ALL back to Hell?
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