The Politically Incorrect Show - 06/08/1999
Music - Die Fledermaus
Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Friday August 6, 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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One could be forgiven for believing that this last week has been a seminal one in the march forward to New Freeland. Sometimes freedom's adversaries, the statists, overstep the mark so badly that even some of their own are appalled. This was certainly the case with the banning of the mussel extract Lyprinol. A deafening chorus of protest showed that it is possible after all for kiwis, usually very much like the bird - ground-bound, blind & VERY dumb - to soar on the winds of outrage if the provocation is great enough. I fully realise that many of the kiwis who did precisely that are the same people who mindlessly oppose genetic modification & irradiation of food or any other use of the human mind to make nature less dangerous & existence more pleasurable. No matter. Some clearly got the point for the very first time - it's not for the government to make our choices for us.
Then too, yesterday, when I asked you to select between a hypothetical People's Republic of Aotearoa where the "guvamint" runs everything & a Republic of New Freeland where you're left alone to govern yourselves - every respondent except one opted for the latter. Now you might say, "Well of course, Lindsay, that's just your libertarian audience telling you what you want to hear - ask Jenny's or John's or Mark's or Jeff's or Ewing's audience & you'll get the opposite result." Probably. But here's the point - I myself would have got the opposite result just twelve months ago. Something's happening, folks. As I keep saying, New Freeland is beckoning. Most people are still heedless, it is true, but many are awakening - and it behoves us to remember American libertarian Richard Boddie's dictum, "People are deceived en masse, but enlightened one at a time."
On Tuesday when we excoriated the evil National Socialist government for the Lyprinol ban, someone rang & said I was standing up for the "little man." I know what he meant of course, but I would go further & say: "I am standing up for the little man's right to rise to greatness by his own effort, unimpeded by the disvalues of mediocrity, conformity & respectability that the politicians & bureaucrats - & too many of his fellow 'little men' - seek to impose on him."
Later that day, a listener sent me the following. It sums up perfectly what it is I'm standing up for, & could well serve as a Citizen's Creed for the Republic of New Freeland:
"It is my right to be uncommon, if I can.
I seek opportunity, not security.
I want to take the calculated risk,
To dream & to build, to fail & succeed.
I refuse to barter incentive for a dole.
I prefer the challenges of life to the 'guaranteed existence';
The thrill of fulfilment to the stale calm of 'utopia.'
I will not trade freedom for 'beneficence' nor my dignity for a handout.
I will never cower before any master,
Nor bend to any threat.
It is my heritage to stand erect, proud & unafraid,
To think & act for myself,
To enjoy the benefit of my creations & face the world,
Boldly saying 'This I have done!'
All this is what it means to be alive."
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