The Politically Incorrect Show - 08/11/1999
Music - Die Fledermaus
Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Monday November 8, 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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One of the gratifying things about sitting in this chair is the way people rally to the cause. Yesterday I received an e-mail from one of MP Peter Dunne's constituents, whom we'll call Wayne. The e-mail contained a copy of a letter Wayne had just sent to Mr Dunne, who chaired the parliamentary inquiry into the IRD. Mr Dunne probably won't receive the letter till tomorrow. It is my great pleasure to give him a sneak preview.
"You're my constituency MP. I won't be voting for you this election, even though I have in the past. You've also lost the vote of my business partner and our respective wives. And I think it's only fair that you find out why. Until recently, I fully intended to vote for you. But no longer. You dropped the ball when it came to chairing the committee that looked into that collection of thugs knows as the IRD. Failing to reverse the burden of proof was the most incredible breach of everything that's decent, that I am unable to adequately express my anger.
"I'm tired of struggling to obey every bloody regulation that you and your parliamentary colleagues can dream up. I'm tired of being polite to a group of "people" who exist solely to extort money from hard-working New Zealanders. Have you any idea how hard it is to make a living in this tax-sodden country?
"Silly question really. Of course you don't. Yours is the gently cushioned existence of the New Zealand MP. You exist in a plush vacuum, funded by the ill-gotten loot that your thugs down at the IRD steal from honest people.
"Like all socialists, your only demonstrable talent is the creation of new and more horrid regulations. And the penalties that go with them. These penalties are then applied with glee by the thugs that you employ, and encourage. You've been so successful at motivating these goons and hit-men that you have actually driven people to suicide. Well done.
"And so it will continue. Proof is still not required. Thanks for nothing.
"God I'm angry that the committee you chaired didn't have enough IQ points between them to realise what an absolute nightmare the IRD is. And how damaging it is to this country.
"Rather than condemning the bastards, you reinforced everything they stand for! It's as if the people running the Nuremberg trials had patted the Nazis on the back, and said 'Well done boys!'
"I wish you a speedy return to the real non-cushioned, economy class world in which I am forced to live. Upon arrival, you'll find out what it's actually like living in this over-regulated, resource-managed, tax-soaked quagmire of a country."
Well, bravo, Wayne! The only point on which I would demur is likening our politicians to those running the Nuremberg trials, as distinct from the Nazis themselves. Our politicians ARE the equivalent of the Nazis. THEY gave the Trirds their powers, THEY put the penalties in place, THEY encouraged the culture of persecution - beginning with Compulsion-Touter Douglas & the introduction of the Government Slavery Tax. Let's not let THEM off the meathook on which the Trirds depict themselves as impaling us.
In his new book about the Trirds, The Power To Destroy, Rodney Hide proposes a Truth Commission to expose & humiliate the bastards. That idea is a direct steal from this programme, which is very pleasing; but that aside, if such a thing should ever come to pass, we must insist that the "bastards" include not just the Trirds, but all other bureaurat abusers, & above all, those who put them up to it - the dons of the Molesworth Mafia, the politicians.
Peter Dunne was Minister of Revenue during one of the IRD's darkest periods. May Wayne's letter alert him to the Day of Reckoning that is still to come.
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