Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 05/10/1999

Music - Die Fledermaus

Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Tuesday October 5, 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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Well there's a bit of restlessness among the state-worshippers about this programme & a bit of an effort on their part to have me taken off air. It's really just a whisper at the moment, but you can bet your boots it will crescendo the closer we get to the election. It's people ringing my bosses, saying, "How can you leave this person on air when he's the leader of a political party? It amounts to free advertising for his party, & as such, it's grossly unfair to the rest of us! Take him off!"

Then there was a letter in Saturday's Otago Daily Times, saying:

"Monday to Friday on Radio Pacific we get the Libertarian message. Ten hours a week. I hope they have to pay for all this time. If they get a foothold in Parliament we'll be paying for their selfish indulgences. Don't be fooled by the name. By eliminating all law and regulation except those that protect their cowardly backsides they'll achieve their own form of Utopian Dictatorship."

First, I find it gratifying that the state-worshippers are so worried. Clearly they think Libertarianz is a serious threat to them. It would be, of course, if its ideas became accepted by five per cent of the voting population, but the statists can rest assured that the stupidity and apathy of voters, along with their undiminished lust for Other People's Money, is a sure-fire guarantee that such a thing is not about to happen.

Second, this programme is not a platform for Libertarianz and I am not here as leader of Libertarianz. I am here as Lindsay Perigo, provocative broadcaster with challenging views who would be saying the same provocative & challenging things whether he was leader of Libertarianz or not, because he believes them deeply & passionately. When the party as such takes out advertising as such, it pays for it, just as any other party is free to do, just as Winston's party does, for example, in advertising his public meetings. Further, I do not tell Libertarianz supporters or members to ring the show; if they do, it's their choice, and naturally, they will get a friendly reception. But members & supporters of all parties are free to ring any time, & often do. What's the problem? Is it free advertising for their parties when I put them to air?

Third, state-worshippers are well-served by other hosts with mainstream statist views; why do they complain when for a short time each day, to Radio Pacific's great credit, someone is allowed on to tell the state to naff off? Can the Radio Pacific "family" not tolerate a black sheep?

This network, let it be remembered, is about "the power of free speech." State-worshippers, of course, have no respect for free speech, and would prefer that I be in jail rather than behind this microphone. Not for them the spirit of, "I disagree with what you say but I defend to the death your right to say it." For them, rather: "I disagree with what you say and will cut your tongue out for saying it."

It may be that my tongue will be stilled as the pressure mounts; it is Radio Pacific's prerogative in this matter to act as it sees fit. If it comes to that, however, I can assure you of one thing: somewhere, somehow, some day, I'll be back. I'm not going to let the dream of New Freeland die that easily.

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