Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 21/07/1999

Music - Die Fledermaus

Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Wednesday July 21, 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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The Politically Correct state-worshippers, with their favoured forms of tyranny, fascism & communism, having collapsed, have sought to resurrect them via environmentalism. The socialist governments of Geoffrey Palmer & Neville Bolger prepared & passed the Resource Management Act which did not even acknowledge the concept of private property, let alone private property rights, & effectively ceded control of land use to local body petty-Hitlers. This green version is a cleverer form of communism than its immediate (red) predecessor, cashing in as it does on widely popular sentiments. Who, after all, wants unbreathable air & undrinkable water? Who is not fascinated by the sight of weird & wonderful animals - even those in the Beehive!? Who is not exhilarated by a walk in the woods or through a reserve? While we must command nature, we should remember in the process that we are a part of it. Communists & fascists, who wish to command MEN, have leeched onto a widespread LOVE OF NATURE & used it as a means of fulfilling their HATRED OF MAN.

Well what, I am often asked, would conservation-minded people do in a free society? I say, the same thing that they should do now in this semi-free society: acquire ownership of that which they value - people who own something take much better care of it than those who don't. What sort of thing do I have in mind? I quote from a story on the Scoop Media headlines page on the Internet:

Fifty hectares of valuable native bush that Wellington City Council refused to buy has been purchased thanks to a new conservation trust and a generous anonymous benefactor. The block of bush in Long Gully which runs between Brooklyn and the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary was purchased by a new conservation coalition, The Wellington Natural Heritage Trust, for $202,000 - a sum gifted by an anonymous donor.
Spokesperson for the Trust Dean Baigent-Mercer said he was thrilled with the purchase. "There are patches of native bush here which are between 50 and 80 years old. It really is far more advanced than anything in the town belt."
Dean said there were wild deer, pigs and goats in the bush and moves were under way to remove them and to erect goat proof fences around the block to allow native plants to regenerate. The pigs and deer would probably need to be shot. Steps would also be taken to protect the land from possums and stoats which would make the land attractive to native birds from the Karori Sanctuary and surrounding areas. Plans are under way to build tracks through the bush so that people can walk through native bush from Brooklyn to Karori.
"The views are magnificent," said Dean. "This land will be a great alternative to Karori Sanctuary because people can't run through there now."
The Wellington Natural Heritage Trust will own and manage this land as a reserve. Trustee Colin Ryder said that the Trust's first priorities are to arrange for the forest to be legally protected in perpetuity and to organise fencing, pest control and track construction.
"Many people today enjoy the beauty and natural values of Wilton Bush, largely because of the foresight and generosity of the donor, Joe Wilton," Mr Ryder said.

Of course, this has everything the Politically Correct hate - rich people, possibly white males, making donations & bequests; private ownership & initiative as opposed to state-sponsored bureaucratic sloth; legal protection in perpetuity so that government departments like DOC or local councils can't suddenly expropriate the land for some monument-building exercise by a politician or a bureaucrat; wild pigs being shot (unfortunately not those in the Beehive) & further interference with nature in the form of construction of tracks that people - yes, people - will be able to walk & run on. Well, I say - way to go!

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