Blog description.

Accentuating the Liberal in Classical Liberal: Advocating Ascendency of the Individual & a Politick & Literature to Fight the Rise & Rise of the Tax Surveillance State. 'Illigitum non carborundum'.

Liberty and freedom are two proud words that have been executed from the political lexicon: they were frog marched and stood before a wall of blank minds, then forcibly blindfolded, and shot, with the whimpering staccato of ‘equality’ and ‘fairness’ resounding over and over. And not only did this atrocity go unreported by journalists in the mainstream media, they were in the firing squad.

The premise of this blog is simple: the Soviets thought they had equality, and welfare from cradle to grave, until the illusory free lunch of redistribution took its inevitable course, and cost them everything they had. First to go was their privacy, after that their freedom, then on being ground down to an equality of poverty only, for many of them their lives as they tried to escape a life behind the Iron Curtain. In the state-enforced common good, was found only slavery to the prison of each other's mind; instead of the caring state, they had imposed the surveillance state to keep them in line. So why are we accumulating a national debt to build the slave state again in the West? Where is the contrarian, uncomfortable literature to put the state experiment finally to rest?

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Friday, May 22, 2015

The End. #Budget2015


The National Party’s budget yesterday was a socialist shocker. It’s a budget that will only grow dependency on a more and more powerful Big Brother Tax Surveillance state. For my overseas readers, National was supposed to be our party of limited government which professed belief in a small state - small 's' - and an individual’s freedom to be left alone pursuing their happiness, so long as they harmed no one. But yesterday Finance Minister Bill English proved the lie of this. His budget grows welfare, indeed, advantages welfare living relative to working, and contains nothing (NOTHING) for hard working freedom lovers, business people, risk takers and entrepreneurs – because National understands with how the free society is brought so low in the twenty first century, it only needs pander to the Statists. Symbolically this budget throws millions more dollars of taxpayer money at the government spy agencies, including IRD to audit the lives of tens of thousands more Kiwis. In the long game English and Prime Minister John Key probably think they are being clever taking the centre left and creating a viable ACT Party, but in actuality all they have done is use their reign to cement in the State as a huge, brutish disruption in the lives of the free, and in a way an honest and professed Left Labour Party could never have done so thoroughly, because this is about bad philosophy spooned into the gaping maws of sheeple upon an electoral deception, indeed, a blatant fraud of misrepresentation.

I feel as gutted as those on the Left after the 2014 election when Labour was defeated so soundly, and I feel like this because yesterday the National victors enacted a Labour budget, and my eyes are finally opened – they always were, every English budget has involved a bigger State spend than the last Labour government, but this budget rubs it in, and in a way that can no longer be ignored.

I don’t know, quite, what my above Twitter Timeline means, I don’t think I’m flouncing – perhaps I am - but it is a final turning point, somehow. I only see total disengagement from the political process as an option which allows any degree anymore of pursuing my own happiness. One certainty is I can't see myself voting again in any general election anytime soon.

Bill English and your Progressive chums: you arses. Traitors, who have just disenfranchised the majority bloc of your voters: go to hell.

Footnote I:

Direct from IRD's Tax Policy eletter this morning, this National Government budget - the below means tens of thousands of individuals to be bullied by the State, their private lives destroyed (and destroyed totally) ... welcome to the twenty first century Big Brother Tax Surveillance and Police State: don't be looking for the free society here, that's long done and buried:

Budget details announced on Thursday include a further Budget allocation of $74 million over five years for Inland Revenue’s investigations activity. This will target property speculation, and for tackling the hidden economy and aggressive tax planning strategies, Revenue Minister Todd McClay announced today.

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Problem of Votes Based Government, Rather than Rights Based Governance – Organ Donation & Euthanasia – Lecretia Seales on Sunday.

The problem with a votes based system, rather than a rights based one, is opportunist MP’s - and that’s all of them - get to cherry pick our rights for us, based on what they see as their best chance of being re-elected:

Same principle Mr Dunne: yes, an organ donor’s right to volunteer organs must be made sacrosanct despite the wishes of their family – why isn’t that obvious now? But on the same principle, so must my right for euthanasia be sacrosanct, despite what the busy bodies and Stone Age Faithers believe. Their opinion in the manner of my death is as irrelevant as my family’s beliefs in relation to organ donation.

Mr Dunne’s tweet was on the back of a TV piece last week about organ donation. Well this Sunday night there was a piece on Lecretia Seale’s High Court case for her right to die with dignity: I’ll take any opportunist chance I get. Watch it, Peter, then lets legislate the individual right of euthanasia; there might even be votes in it for you, but even better, grace, for finally a compassionate Act - might even help balance the ledger from your earlier attempt to cruelly test animals for what equated to human recreation. Indeed I entreat every politician to listen to Lecretia and husband, Matt, and then tell me why you have any right to deny her, or anyone in similar circumstances, the choice of dying with dignity. Because what business is her life and death, of yours? And what business do you have overriding her wishes?

I was going to end this post by saying if nothing else, can’t you gutless politicians even start talking about euthanasia within the walls of the Fortress of Legislation? Let’s pretend you’re grown-ups like the rest of us, because NZ has been discussing this for a very long time now, and we demand euthanasia law. But what’s the point - Mr Dunne’s first tweet after Sunday aired? To retweet a traffic warning:

Dunne either doesn't personally hold with euthanasia, flying in the face of his thoughts on organ donation, or he simply doesn't care enough and has decided there's no votes in it. Our system is broken. There needs to be a revolution demanding rights based governance, and get these current arseholes out of our lives. But it's Monday, there's not a single MSM outlet running a Seale story from last night, nor a MP opining on it. This morning the idiot-buzz is about a two year property sales tax bright-line test - whippity doo ... albeit if you can get your head out of that petty partisan political party bullshit to something that is important, why not read Lecretia's wonderful post published to go out with her Sunday piece last night, then follow her action link at the end; sign the petition and write to our politicians who are to a last one all cowardly missing in action on this issue.

To Lecretia Seale, who I've stated before can have nothing to do with this particular hothead, best of luck, as unfortunately you're going to need luck, that's how bad our legislature has become (and - no disrespect - our judiciary). You deserve to win your case and have the choice to die with dignity. We all do.

Related Reading:

Why This Government Urgently Needs to Pick Up Maryan Street's Euthanasia Bill.

David Seymour and ACT's Continuing Desertion of Classical Liberalism: Exposition of Cowardice and Cruelty from Seymour, Key and Little.

Lecretia Seales Fight for Right to Die With Dignity - RNZ Interview.

Lecretia Seales Takes Her Fight to Die with Dignity to High Court: MIA - Our Politicians.

Lecretia Seales: What's Worrying Me About Her High Court Case.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Twitterings: Richard Ford on David Cunliffe: A Lack of Self-Awareness. Also #Euthanasia Via Lecretia Seale on Sunday Tonight.

Protagonist Frank Bascombe, from Richard Ford’s novel Independence Day, is correct in this wry observation (of him) made by girlfriend, Sally:

“She sees me, she says, in an odd priestly mode, which is in fact the worst thing I can imagine, since priests are the least self-aware, most unenlightened, irresolute, isolated and frustrated people on earth (politicians are second).”

Given Labour MP – and ex Leader – David Cunliffe’s business qualifications, it’s hard to think of a less self-aware, unenlightened politician – well, other than all of them:

Junkets are as this junket is. A junket is a junket is this junket.

It’s a junket.

The net result of David's junket will be, I can guarantee, to put even more government in the way of business start-ups, then tax the hell out of those that survive it - because he's a paid up member of the party that believes in the big state and the cult of redistribution.

But much worse than this; for making Maryan Street pull her euthanasia bill while you were leader, David, go to hell. I’ve had a gutsful of the cowardly conservative men of New Zealand Labour, who have now forced the dying Lecretia Seale’s to take her own case to die with dignity to the High Court. (She’s got better things to do with the time she has left you callous bastards.)

No, wait a minute, the cowards of every party, including, outrageously, the leader of New Zealand’s only [supposed] classical liberal party, David Seymour.

I challenge every politician in the New Zealand Fortress of Legislation to watch Sunday’s – TV 1, Sunday 7.00pm - piece tonight on Lecretia Seale’s fight in the High Court for her right to die with dignity, and then I challenge them to get off their fat arses and legislate for Lecretia and for us this basic individual right. Or even talk about it.

Reminding of why it’s so urgent this right is granted now.

Regarding (Free) Enterprise Zones, I recommend the above link to NotPC as a worthy read.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Twitterings: NZ Green Party Hits Peak Crazy on Climate Change & Transmission Gully.

With few routes out of our capital city, Wellington, it is sea-bound on its south-side, and to the north connected in one part by the exposed, winding Rimutaka Hill Road along State Highway 2, and the (major) second part by a narrow coastal highway which is easily cut off, such as it was on Thursday morning by heavy rain and landslide. But don’t panic, the Green Party, which is against building an alternate way north along Transmission Gully, in an extraordinary claim given the woeful state of political climate change measures world-wide, or any measurable success thereof, as part of its climate change policy is going to stop the rain … New Zealand Green MP Julie Anne Genter has just reached Peak Crazy:

Genter went on to clarify herself somewhat:

This tweet then summed up the appropriate response:

I’ve written my views on climate change in the first one quarter of my Literary Ramble IV, including the nonsense being claimed by politicians who are using this issue to scaremonger. I have also written how I hate the silencing machine employed by the climate change camp. Plus in relation to Genter's comments, I guess we ignore the major destructive flooding in this area in 1840, 1858, 1976, 1998, 2002, 2003 and 2004.

Worse, what a Green policy against Transmission Gully doesn’t encompass is that a greater danger from no such route is that this largely dooms Wellington, sitting atop a major faultline, to being a tomb when the next 'big one' hits. A good size earthquake will see the narrow coast road closed for months by landslides, and in at least one reckoning, Wellington city isolated from the country – other than by barge – for up to three months. Do the Green Party believe that their climate change policies are going to stop earthquakes too?

Anyway, so here’s Snow in Africa with ‘We Can’t Stop the Rain’:

And thinking of our farmers fretting for their livelihoods in the drought areas of North Canterbury, James Morrison with ‘Please DON’T Stop the Rain’: