Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 23/08/1999

Music - Die Fledermaus

Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Monday August 23, 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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Now I wish to thank the Minister of Arbitrary Detention for phoning this show off his own bat last Friday to pour scorn on Arthur Clough's nose-thumb at his, the Minister's, new driver's licensing system. It's not often that a politician unsolicitedly fronts up to the people whose money he lives off & tries to justify the further denials of individual liberty for which he has been responsible. Mr Williamson did just that, & for that at least he does deserve credit. I consider the account settled by my just having called him "Mr Williamson" - I shall now revert to my usual appellation for him, "Wimpiamson."

Now there is a reason I call him that, just as there is a reason for the modifications of other politicians' names that I use. "Neanderton" for example reminds us of the Neanderthal nature of Mr Anderton's borrow, tax-&-spend, Fortress New Zealand policies; "Headmistress Shipley" points up the Prime Minister's authoritarian way of treating us & speaking to us as though we were naughty children who need to be more & more controlled & punished; "Sir Bubonic Birch" reminds us of the plague of Trirds which this entity, himself a plague, unleashed upon us; "Whinebox Winston" denotes Mr Peters' deliberately-cultivated popularity with the envy-ridden whiners who want it to be illegal to be rich; and so on. The play on the names, in other words, makes a valid point about the policies of the person whose name is being played with.

So why "Wimpiamson"? Because he's wimpishly kow-towed to his bureaucrats. Every time they've tried to justify their existence by proposing some new restriction, he's rolled over: compulsory wearing of bicycle helmets & car seat belts; random stopping & compulsory breath testing of completely harmless, innocent citizens peacefully & lawfully going about their business; ridiculous restrictions on car-window tinting; and now, the bureaucrats' crowning achievement thus far, a new licensing system that is a flagrant breach of contract, that paves the way for a Big Brother National ID card system & involves the arbitrary detention of perfectly well-behaved motorists for up to fifteen minutes. That's why "Wimpiamson."

I say "thus far" because the bureaucrats will have to think of something else to justify their existence now that this piece of excrement has gone through. When they do, however, it's unlikely that Maurice will be there to roll over again. Here's an e-mail I received after the show on Friday:

"Williamson was amused by Arthur's brave but substantially useless gesture of protest over his new Driver's licence ... and in doing so he laughed at my own sense of impotence when faced with his power to break my contract with the government whilst making me pay for the privilege. Though I resent having to pay for this breach of contract the money isn't the major issue. Neither is the photographic nature of it, though these days I avoid all photographs of myself as much as possible. Nor was the reason he gave ... the same one inadequate school teachers use when punishing the whole class for the actions of a few ... and one proven never to make these miscreants behave. No ... the main issue was Williamson's 'AMUSEMENT' at the futile efforts of the innocent parties to a broken contract to resist a coercion - morally bankrupt. For me his AMUSEMENT showed a contempt for people and a 'corruption' of power far worse than run-of-the-mill golden handshakes, cronyism or back-handers. For me his AMUSEMENT exposed the full extent of my helplessness when faced with agents of the state. For me his AMUSEMENT has determined that such arrogance should not go unrewarded , and so ... as a token of the continuing process of asserting and reasserting power over my own life, I will be changing my vote from National to Libertarianz this election."

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