Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 09/09/1999

Music - Die Fledermaus

Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Thursday September 9, 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 liberty of the human individual, as we've known for a long time, means nothing to Ms Simone d'Uptart, Minister for the Environment, whom I am on record as describing as "evil." The reason I so describe her is her stout defence of her Resource Management Abomination in the face of years of horror stories about individual & property rights violations under the RMA, & that when she finally agreed to do something about it, it was, in the true tradition of Simone, cosmetic, designed in part to make sure there continued to be plenty of work for the leeching consultants who put part of the huge sums of the money they extort from us into ACT & National coffers. What does Simone care that people are fined, bankrupted, or sentenced to Periodic Detention for productive activities on their own properties? She's sitting pretty on the National Socialist list, a handsome salary paid by us & a superannuation scheme paid for by us that will see her retire on well over a million dollars as a reward for presiding over the contaminated blood scandal.

Today I want to delve a little deeper into d'Uptart's evil, however, & show its philosophical source. I quote from Simone's own forked tongue, opening a science talk-fest in Washington a couple of days ago:

"I am sceptical about the efficacy of many proposed government interventions but I don't dismiss the possibility of government action a priori. My scepticism about the possibility of government action stems from a first-hand appreciation of how little governments in societies like ours know in comparison with the endless inventiveness and ingenuity of their citizens; and from practical experience of the unintended consequences of government action. In short, I am well disposed to the practical efficacy of the marketplace as a generator of information. On the other hand, I view the workings of the marketplace as being deeply dependent on rules that will be effective only so long as they command the willing assent of those to whom they apply. Unlike theorists who assert some prior morality for the distribution of individual and property rights, I take the view that those things that are asserted as rights (and in some countries, such as this one, almost engraved in stone) are the products of social and political conventions. It follows that I don't subscribe to any absolute or inalienable set of rights. I may well assert them as a matter of political rhetoric, but I don't believe there is some predetermined natural order."

Now I will comment on this in depth in the next Free Radical, but let me urge you here to absorb the blatant hypocrisy of the last sentence, which amounts to, "Though I believe there are no such things as rights, I will say there are if it suits my political purposes." There's a classic case of Simone's forked tongue at work. Observe the disgusting implications of the view that rights are merely what social convention says they are: for instance, the right to gas Jews is as valid as the right to voice your opinion on the gassing of Jews, if the prevailing social convention says so. Observe the philosophical cop-out in saying that if rights don't exist as specific, concrete, tangible entities, like elbows, or as instructions emblazoned in the sky by God since the beginning of time, then they don't exist at all. How easy! How convenient for politicians who want to trample on our rights! And how unnatural! Rights, ladies & gentlemen, are concepts derived by human reason from the facts of human nature. These facts, like all facts, are absolute. These concepts do not allow for the gassing of Jews, or any form of initiation force by human beings against other human beings. These facts & these concepts are the yardstick by which I judge Simone d'Uptart as evil, & his Resource Management Act as an abomination.

Time to confront her, & the whole evil establishment of which she is part, with the absolutism of the force they currently wield against us?

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