Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 18/11/1999

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Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Thursday November 18, 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 I discussed the fascist precursors of the Green movement. Last night I was appalled to see the Prime Minister attacking the Greens for the one & only pro-freedom policy in their platform: the decriminalisation of marijuana. She could have had a go at them for their mindless opposition to progress, science & technology, their hypocrisy in using cellphones & the internet, their proposed raft of taxes & tariffs that would make even Comrade Neanderton blush, their disregard for property rights, their violence. Instead, she seized on the one thing the Greens have got right & attacked them for that, saying the "social consequences" of liberalisation would be disastrous.

I would suggest to the Headmistress that the social consequences of the PRESENT policy are disastrous. Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders are turned into criminals for a victimless act. Who knows how many police man-hours & taxpayer dollars are wasted in pursuit of these "criminals"? We do know that the legislation that underpins the policy of prohibition has brought us close to a police state, with more to come that will bring us closer. Not content with the Pythonesque banning of any utensil that could be used for smoking the weed, this National Socialist government is promising to confiscate all the property of anyone convicted of any crime (though it's drug offences they have chiefly in mind) unless he can prove it was earned "honestly" - as though anyone in this government would know what "honestly" meant. And it is its wanton assault on individual liberty, which its constitution commits it to upholding, for which this National Socialist government most thoroughly deserves to be thrown out.

Let me repeat here that I personally do not use marijuana, but if I did, whose business would it be? Not yours, not the Headmistress's - it should not be the law's. No one has the right to tell me what I may put in my body.

So how come the Greens get this one right? I confess I'm not sure, but one possible explanation is this: the common thread running through their other policies is the repudiation of the human mind. It's the human mind that creates science, technology & the adaptation of our environment to suit our purposes that the Greens characteristically denounce. It's the human mind that makes freedom a human necessity, meaning: free markets & free societies, which the Greens also denounce. Now if it's true that marijuana destroys the mind, as its opponents claim, then I suppose it's not surprising that Greens advocate its use & practise what they preach. (Their most extreme representatives, after all, advocate the voluntary self-extinction of the mind AND body for the sake of the planet. If you don't believe me, visit their web site: The irony is that in order to so violate their own minds & bodies in this particular MANNER, they must take a pro-freedom stance in this particular MATTER!

Clearly, though, the freedom argument is not going to cut any ice with the Headmistress, so perhaps we could entice her to consider the following pragmatic one: Greens who go ga-ga don't form coalitions!

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