Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 08/12/1999

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Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Wednesday December 8, proudly sponsored by Neanderton Nicotine 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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So the Greens are in Parliament, representing, according to Nandor Tanczos, various species currently unrepresented there. Looking at Nandor it's easy to believe him, but frankly I'd rather have him there with his avowed eco-freakery than New Zealand First's casualty as a result of the Green win, Ian Walker. This creepy-crawlie attended our ABC Debate in Whangarei. He fudged & obfuscated all night, trying to be that most revolting of panderers, all things to all people, telling us we wouldn't get anywhere with "all that freedom stuff" & proudly proclaiming, in advance of the election result, "I am a politician." Well, now he isn't a politician. Such a shame.

Overall, the changed results mean an even more state-worshipping Parliament than before, headed by a Prime Minister who proclaimed during the election campaign, "The state is sovereign." I would draw the attention of Ms Clark & all who share her view to an encyclopedic book chronicling the consequences of one form of the belief that the state is sovereign in this most blood-soaked of centuries: Communism.

It's called Le Livre Noir du Communisme, The Black Book of Communism, first published in French a couple of years back & just now translated into English. Five authors document eighty years of crime, terror & repression ... & at least 85 million deaths attributable to Communism worldwide. I quote from a review by Michael Scammell:

"The Black Book of Communism, which is finally appearing in English, is an extraordinary and almost unspeakably chilling book. It is a major study that deepens our understanding of communism and poses a philosophical and political challenge that cannot be ignored. The book's central argument, copiously documented and repeated in upwards of a dozen different essays, is that the history of communism should be read above all as the history of an all-out assault on society by a series of conspiratorial cliques led by cruel dictators (Lenin, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Kim Il Sung, Pol Pot, and dozens of imitators) who were murderously drunk on their own ideology and power. There is also a second argument, formulated by Stephane Courtois in his introduction and his conclusion, and this is the argument that has provoked so much angry debate. It is that, given the nature and the magnitude of the crimes committed in its name, communism was fully the equal of Nazism as one of the supreme evils of our century."

Well why shouldn't it be? What communism & fascism had in common was not primarily murderous power-lusters; it was rather the doctrine that fed their power-lust & gave it a moral mandate: the doctrine of the sovereignty of the state over the individual, which makes of the individual a sacrificial animal. Fascism & communism, contrary to the "central argument" of these authors, would have happened without Hitler & Stalin, & been just as brutal, because this doctrine cannot but be brutal in its implementation. By degrees, we are as yet a long way from the horrors found in this book; in principle, we are already there. We embrace the identical premise.

Here's a direct description from The Black Book of Communism concerning The Great Leap Forward, launched by Mao Tse-Tung in 1959, whereby every activity in the nation was geared toward the production of steel, no matter how insanely unrelated it was. This masterpiece of socialist central planning led to a famine in which up to 40 million people starved to death:

"The order was given to smash all privately owned cutlery that had not yet been turned to steel to prevent people from being able to feed themselves by pilfering the food supply of the commune.... The excesses of repression were terrifying. Thousands of detainees were systematically tortured, and children were killed and even boiled and used as fertilizer--at the very moment when a nationwide campaign was telling people to 'learn the Henan way....' In Henan and elsewhere there were many cases of cannibalism... children were sometimes eaten as a communal decision."

I haven't yet received The Black Book of Communism. Someone who has tells me he can read only so much of it at a time, because it is "so depressing & enraging." Given the devotion the sheeple of this country have to the sovereignty of the state over the individual, I hope many PEOPLE make the effort to obtain this book. Forewarned, as they say, is forearmed... but only if we think in terms of causes AS WELL AS consequences.

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