Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 24/11/1999

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Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Wednesday November 24, 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 read out a piece of anonymous hate-mail attacking me as a "court-clown of the rich," attacking the rich themselves, & praising the ordinary in all things. I made the observation that, after Saturday, this unspeakable mentality will be even more prevalent than it is now. But it doesn't - and it won't - enjoy a total monopoly. Listen to this response I received. This signed response, I might add - via yesterday's e-mail, to the anonymous loser's letter.

"Mr Perigo,

"I am 25 years old and completing a PhD in science, part of an education that I have paid for myself, or as far as I am allowed to by the government that runs this country's universities. For a large part of my life in the backwaters of this country I have had to kow-tow to the vicious among my peers who seek to reward academic excellence with a knuckle sandwich because those who display it are smart-arse show-offs.

"For all its pitfalls, tertiary education in science is one of the few fortresses that the tall poppy syndrome has yet to storm. I liken it and your programme to an oasis in a burgeoning desert. A desert created because the weeds are poisoning the trees that shelter and fertilise.

"I am nearly finished my PhD and will soon have to enter that desert with the knowledge that every victory I achieve will be pilloried by the likes of your mystery 'fan.' For every invention I create the very people who profit from its existence will curse me. Indeed in his eyes, my PhD only means I have earned a promotion from smart-arse to rapist.

"If this bastard gets his despotic Alliance fantasy on Saturday you can be sure I will not stay in this country one minute more. For whilst the desert may be no better overseas at least the weeds do not claim to be my countrymen."

Thank you for that, Robert. I would say one thing, however. You & I & the thousands like us - & there are hundreds of thousands of us, even if not by conscious conviction - we are the wave of the future, IF there is to be one. The twentieth century moral cannibalism of the kind displayed by the anonymous loser will be as extinct in a hundred years as the physical cannibalism of last century is now - IF we stop here & make a stand. Moving away to somewhere that is no better will not help us defeat the cannibals. Certainly they are about to win a short-term battle, but the WAR is ours to win if we stand our ground. Reality itself is on our side! Crawling on the ground trying to uproot anything that stands tall is conducive neither to an individual's survival nor that of the species. Three years of Hard Labour/Alliance Retardism will probably make that even clearer. Do not despair! We SHALL turn this desert into vast, shining, fertile fields, irrigated by freedom & the unfettered enterprise of those who savour it & exercise it - IF we stand firm.

And so, my fellow-freedom lover, ask not what freedom can do for you, but what freedom can let you do for yourself; ask then, what you can do for freedom.

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