Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 20/09/1999

Music - Die Fledermaus

Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Monday September 20, 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.

Music up, music down!

The drums of revolution were beating loudly in Taumarunui on Saturday night. One hundred and thirty angry farmers & businesspeople whose rights to liberty & property have been grossly violated by politicians & bureaurats gathered to hear the mainstream parties & myself debate that very issue, individual liberty & private property rights, as part of the ABC (Abolish Bureaucratic Crimes) travelling road show.

The road show arrived in Taumarunui at about 4 in the afternoon. Along the main street we found the most wonderful café called Rivers Two, which offers exquisite coffee & the finest of foods. I forwent the lasagnas, fettucines etc., & opted for the best French toast I have ever had in my life. Yes, in Taumarunui! Adrian Chisholm said, "It's just like Ponsonby Road." At that point a young man with blue hair passed by and I said, "It IS Ponsonby Road."

But the news was all bad after that. The owner told me how the local council is giving him a hard time over the tables & chairs he puts out on the footpath. During the course of the two hours or so we remained in the café, a steady stream of victims of local body fascism came through & told me their stories: the man trying to start a tourist resort who has been clearing a track through his bush and muddied a stream to no one else's detriment, whose venture is going to be closed down this Wednesday; the man operating a quarry whose consent renewal is being refused because council is now operating an identical one & doesn't want the competition; elderly couples who had invested in trees for their retirement who are left with nothing because they have now been forbidden, courtesy of the Resource Management Abomination and/or the Forest Amendment Bill, to touch their trees (the bureaurat in one such case said to the husband and wife whose retirement plans he had just put paid to, "Oh well, it could be worse; you still have each other." The unspeakable piece of filth.); and so on.

That evening, at the ABC debate, the National Socialist MP for the district, Shane Ardern, copped the full fury of victims' anger. I don't think he quite knew what had hit him. He tried to soft-soap his audience by saying that whenever he flew above the area he could feel the inhabitants' aspirations rising up to him. At that nauseating moment the audience brought him straight down to earth in a hail of verbal bullets. By evening's end, he was grudgingly conceding that yes, perhaps it would be desirable to repeal the RMA after all (echoed incidentally by the Association of Compulsion-Touters candidate, even though repeal of the RMA is most emphatically not ACT party policy).

Mr Ardern observed in a conversation later that MPs in Wellington didn't care about issues like freedom & property rights (not that anyone needed telling). I hope he has gone back to Wellington with the message to his colleagues that they had better start caring, because the notorious sheep-like apathy of New Zealanders is starting to give way to seething anger & a wish to act on it. Mr Ardern, after all, at least had the sense of accountability to front up to the debate, unlike his Labour counterpart; it would be a shame if he learned nothing from the experience!

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