Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 09/11/1999

Music - Die Fledermaus

Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Tuesday November 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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Yesterday a moron with a drone to match his brain said he wanted a Workers' Republic in New Zealand - something akin to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, otherwise known as North Korea, no doubt, where everyone (except the rulers of course) is equal. Equally hungry, equally miserable, equally ground down, equally dead. Yesterday, that moron had something to celebrate: the finding by some cockroach mediocrity masquerading as a district court judge somewhere in the United Police States that Bill Gates, one of the great geniuses of our time, was guilty of exercising coercive monopoly power in personal computer operating systems. Among the options open to this vermin under the UPS' vicious trust-busting legislation: to break up Gates' company, Microsoft, altogether. The moron - and the hundreds of thousands of imbeciles like him in this backwater of swamp temperature IQs - would have loved this. Not because he had a clue what the issues were, but because someone great was being cut down. More than rugby, it's this country's favourite spectacle, about to be given a new lease of anti-life from an Alliance Retard-Hard Labour government.

Point #1: Mr Gates does not operate a monopoly. There are many operating systems available other than his. His happen to be the most popular. For that, he should be applauded, not prosecuted.

Point #2: Mr Gates integrates his systems with a web browser, Internet Explorer, so that you can't get one without the other. This is what is being called "coercive" even though no one is forced to buy the package. Again, Internet Explorer is popular so people are willingly signing up for the whole kit & kaboodle. His snivelling competitors, like the creepie-crawlies who seek subsidies & tariffs in this country, are saying that it's unfair. Competition is fine, in other words, until someone starts to win it. Again, Mr Gates deserves applause for being a winner, not prosecution for hurting the feelings of his competitors.

Point #3: In a truly free society, to which the United States once approximated, a provider can only become a monopoly by being astonishingly good, & then probably only temporarily - as long as the field is left open, as opposed to being sealed off by the coercive decree of government. Even if Mr Gates DID have a monopoly right now, he'd constantly have to look over his shoulder for the upstart young innovator who would outsmart him. The morons, however, want the government itself to act as monopoly-provider of everything. How can they claim to be opposed to monopolies? It's not monopolies they're opposed to, it's success. Which brings me finally to

Point #4: Mr Gates is a classic case of the entrepreneur who starts WITH nothing & FROM nothing & ends up unimaginably wealthy because of some epoch-changing new product he creates. For that he is resented, even though the lives of untold numbers of people are enriched incalculably by what he has created. One Bill Gates is worth a zillion Mother Teresas, & then some. In fact, no comparison at all is possible. If the Bill Gates of this world didn't create wealth, there'd be no charity for the Mother Teresas to dispense.

In Ayn Rand's novel The Fountainhead, Howard Roark begins his courtroom defence by observing, "Thousands of years ago the first man discovered how to make fire. He was probably burned at the stake he had taught his brothers to light."

Nothing's changed, has it?

Mr Gates' proper response to this outrage would be to withdraw his products, close shop & tell this rotten, ungrateful world to get stuffed.

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