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?

Comments Policy: I'm not moderating comments, so keep it sane and go away with the spam. Government officials please read disclaimer at bottom of page.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Immigration: Cutting Off Our Noses Because The Law Says To.

Only time for a fleeting post this morning, in the form of a question. We currently have the 279 peaceable - by all accounts - Chinese students of the story that broke yesterday, spending their parents' hard earned money in New Zealand, while getting an education.  What’s the problem with this?

Our immigration department, if they can extract themselves from nosing through the private lives of their clients, are now going to spend unknown quantities of my taxpayer money, rounding these individuals up, hounding them, and deporting them.

The result will be everybody involved loses. The students (whom seem to be innocent victims of a fraud in China, and will be devastated to have their studies interrupted), the educational institutions they're at in New Zealand, and all those local businesses providing goods and services to the families involved.

In a free, classical liberal society, so long as immigrants do not initiate force or fraud and comply with the rule of law, and do not tap into our welfare system, then we can only gain by their presence, and thus they are welcome. There’s too many laws. Laws upon laws upon laws upon laws. Save us from this rule bound moribund Social Democracy.

(Postscript: I’d welcome someone who can give an update to the English family that featured on Close Up last week. The parents and one daughter, in that case, have been given citizenship, but a second, remaining daughter, was to be sent back to England because ‘she had been working here,’ which was a technical foul under law applied immorally, and with no compassion. Yet another appalling decision by Kate Wilkinson on the back of her 380 page Food Bill. I can’t find out what has become of this family.)


  1. It is really difficult to get Visa and then work Visa, and Citizenship in New Zealand from foreign countries.
    I had to apply all my energy last year to get Visa for my Thai girl friend from Bangkok to NZ. The NZ Immigration in Bangkok is actually a Thai Emigration department, and they are severe.
    I wrote to the then Minister John Coleman and Kate Wilkinson about various matters with a view towards making the thing more civilised. Neither Coleman nor Wilkinson deemed to reply to me.
    I received a call from Wilkinson's secretary, an arrogant foreigner who told me I was wasting my time.
    These people in Bangkok want to read your emails to woman to make sure you are not buying a whore in. I suppose that they have to be careful

    I am happy to report that immigration NZ within New Zealand are bloody good, even if difficult to get hold of, They welcome Thai people as immigrants and they despise the foreign departments especially Bangkok.
    It is costly to be a sponsor to an immigrant and you have to be dedicated. I wish we could get rid of Wilkinson, she is an idiot

  2. Can't disagree with your last sentence.

    PaulScottFilms looks interesting: what is that? (From your bio).