Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 07/10/1999

Music - Die Fledermaus

Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Thursday October 7, 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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Right at the end of the programme yesterday someone asked the perennial question about the poor & disadvantaged: how can you guarantee they will be taken care of if people aren't forced to support them? Then I got home to find an-email asking me the same thing, & making some interesting observations to boot:

"I frankly do embrace many of the things you say, having had my own run-in with IRD (for example) when a $7000 wrongly imposed tax jumped to $27000 in two years with penalties. I got out of it but it was hard work and a lot of worry. I am also concerned about crime with hoons on the street and no police cars in sight and about burglaries in the area and no effort or interest in solving them (not like it was supposed to be) and in wild Government extravagance and too many MPs at the helm and the escalating (rather than diminishing) Maori influence and problems. Having said all these things the facts are that certain people (probably their own fault) simply are not in a position to support themselves and someone has to take responsibility for housing and feeding and educating them. Solo Mums are one of the greatest cons ever but the facts are that fathers have vanished or are unknown and kids are there and one can either support them and their mothers or let them starve."

The fact that people keep asking me this question is just one more sign of how bad things are. Government, it is acknowledged, has abused its citizens shockingly through the tax system & the vile IRD. Government, it is acknowledged, has left us defenceless against hoons & burglars while enriching itself & its bureaucracy at our expense. Government, it is acknowledged, has sponsored an apartheid gravy-train at our expense, creating a new parasitical elite of pseudo-mordi shysters. Yet this self-same government is then touted as the only possible vehicle for taking care of those who can't look after themselves. Are you nuts? As if government gives a damn! Government policies of bribing the votes of the reproductive with the money stolen from the productive have created the bulk of the problem in the first place: no-hopers breeding more no-hopers with your money & then your continuously being made to feel guilty because you haven't given enough. As if 40% taken at gunpoint is not enough already!

Doesn't it ever occur to you if government were removed from the equation, with all your money left in your pocket, given the concern you have expressed about the genuinely helpless, that you might contribute voluntarily to their upkeep? That whatever voluntary, co-operative network you then became part of, without the Christine Rankins & Sir Bubonic Birches creaming off fortunes from the moneys donated, it would be a much more effective means of guaranteeing the well-being of the helpless than the government's gun? Has that simple, obvious point eluded you?!

The main point I want to make, however, is moral. You have the right to exist for your own sake. It's your life, your money. You are under no obligation to give any of it to anyone. It's your choice to make freely. Anyone who demands "your money or your life" at gunpoint is evil, whatever the purpose of his aggravated robbery. That's as true of governments, where the robbery is legal, as it is of street muggers, where it is illegal (the government, you see, does not like competition).

You would not contemplate for a moment going to your neighbour's house with a gun to demand money for the helpless, even though you care about the helpless; neither should you countenance such behaviour by government, which does not.

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