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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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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sir Owen Glenn: A Demonstration of Entitlement: It’s Getting Vicious Out There.

Quoting my last post, ‘…There is nothing more evil than state created dependency, and my next post will show how quickly, and how viciously, such dependency turns into entitlement.’

With the final paragraph of my above blug by-line in mind, below is a demonstration of how the slouching ethic of state coerced welfarism leads so totally to an entitlement mentality that bites off the hand of the benefactor. (And which is, therefore, bloody discourteous.)

Philanthropist Sir Owen Glenn is spending $80 million on projects aimed at ending family violence and child abuse in New Zealand. This post is not concerned with the prudence of such an endeavour, or whether throwing money at men who beat up their wives and children is going to solve any damned thing; I am concerned in this instance with Glenn’s inarguable generosity, and so the startling reaction of a young man in the below TV 3 clip to Glenn’s current hiccup over getting the promised funds out of his family trust – (noting the big lesson here to those readers with family trusts, but that’s not my topic either).

The clip can be seen here: listen to the young man speaking from 31 seconds into the clip, although I find the opening wording of the piece by the newscaster ill-advised as well.

Here’s the transcription of the relevant portion, which I’m translating from the man’s Pidgin English:

“I just don’t know what to say, it’s not fair, aaee, Owen Glenn give us the money, let’s use it; living in Otara, it’s hard.”

Note the nonsense use of ‘fair’ again, he’s obviously heard at least one political speech - the lad is frighteningly some sort of youth organiser, after all - but ‘Owen Glenn give us the money’ is entitlement speaking. That demand needs to be corrected: ‘Owen Glenn give us your money’. What doesn’t entitlement-man-youth-organiser understand about this being Glenn’s money, and that Glenn has some ‘technical’ problems that are beyond his control before he can continue giving it to ‘Otara’?

Everything that led this surly, foolish, and the most damning adjective of them all, non-thinking, young man to say this about a well-intentional benefactor, with his automatic assumption of Glenn’s property to be his own, and his ridiculous righteous anger at it not being handed over fast enough, explains, in a resonant way that exists below his destruction of English, the birth of abuse and the harm that new collective noun, the Arrogance of Altruists, have spurned on the once free West. Already it's not your money, Sir Owen, it's his. No, it’s Otara’s. Already you aren't his compassionate benefactor, you are, apparently, a greedy bastard denying him/Otara what belongs to them as of right. It’s the ethic of generation-text, and throughout this piece, wherever I’ve written benefactor, I could have substituted taxpayer.

This is the anti-mind produced by the welfare state, and there is no hope for the society that has destroyed a mind to this extent. For, as I’ve been intimating up to this point, it’s worse.

It’s not just what this young man is saying; it’s how he’s saying it. How do we have young people leaving a school system sounding like this: his manner of expressing himself says ‘don’t employ me, there’s nothing happening up top’. And it’s widespread.  I see clips on the news weekly of this murder and that maiming, and the inevitable witness interview is too often given in this Pidgin English, frequently much worse than this example, and I can barely understand what the witness is saying, despite their first language is probably English. It’s the null mind, and it’s come from our state education system, though not so much the fault of the education system itself, but the welfare breeding program that feeds the hopeless, unwilling participants into it.

State education, I’m still trying to get to that post, and that statist founding document of New Zealand, the New Zealand School Curriculum, but returning to the murders and maimings - noting the inevitable connection to family violence and child abuse - I’ve already lost count at only the 12th of February, 2013, how many murders and maimings there have been so far this year. Snap question, you answer it: how many? Let me hypothesise, loosely, that contributing to that is this man’s entitlement mentality, and the uneducated, null-minded blunt way he has over demanding Glenn hand over the dosh.

My advice to Sir Owen Glenn - save your $80 million; in the space of one and a half A4 pages, I may well have half figured out already the wellspring of abuse. To the young man in the clip, you don't need $80 million to stop abuse, just once you partner up, don't whack the kids or the spouse. ‘Think about shit, before you do shit – that would be gr8.’ And if you don't think you can trust yourself, don't have children; it's not mandatory. Solving family violence is actually that easy, only the solution is the deconstruction of the welfare state, and the change of enough individual minds to allow that to be voted on, so outside the nation-wide bankruptcy profligate politicians have brought on Europe and the US thus far, it probably won’t happen in New Zealand in my lifetime, because tens of thousands of individuals following their rational self-interest wisely decided a major part of this country’s economy would be based on feeding the world by capitalism, more efficiently than any other country can thanks to deregulation of agriculture through the late 80’s and early 90’s,  and it’s serving us well through hard times, with the welfare state not quite syphoning enough off, yet, to close New Zealand Inc  down.

Yet. Yet. Yet. All bets are off from the election in 2014, when statists ramp up the lolly scramble again from the playground of my wallet and bank accounts.


Or am I wrong?

How representative is this young man? Or are the MSM reporters going out just looking for ‘him’ and thus giving the viewing/reading public a distorted view of the reality that is out there?


  1. I realise this isn't the topic of your post, but sorry, all I can think of is, a fool and his wonder other Trust members are concerned. His choice though.

    1. I was thinking that also, Lindsay, but it's so easy for a post to get side-tracked :)

  2. Since we're not paying for the welfare state - borrowing billions - I don't know what you mean by saying Welfare continues affordable. All we need is a PM or finance minister with the courage of Ruth Richardson - and learning from her mistake, not just cutting rates but stopping every single benefit (especially including super).

    Or, failing that, sooner or later no-one will lend or "invest" in NZ. And at that point, esepecially given our hamstrung ineffective unarmed police - what's left of "Western Culture and Mores" in NZ will probably vanish overnight.

    1. If you read my other posts I know full well how NZ, like every Western nation under Keynesian socialism, is spending itself to oblivion. Indeed, in this post:

      I make the point the proof to the illusion of the welfare state is the fact that the tax take has never covered the spend on it; governments have always had to borrow, so enslaving future generations to an ever growing tax take.

      I was simply saying in my final paragraph above that NZ has weathered the storm better since August 2008 than some countries. But yes, we are of course on the slow train to ruination still.

      And I certainly never said 'welfare was affordable': the blood oozing from every post on this blog states precisely the opposite. Have you actually been reading it?

  3. Hmm I remember Owen Glenn telling us to vote for someone ( like the days of old when the USA embassy would tell us who they think we should vote for) and we would receive a big new University, humbly called The Owen Glen University. Well people voted, the outcome was the outcome Glenn was looking for. Still no University! Hot air and self-gratification is all people will get out of this guy. Domestic violence is handed down father to son, mother to daughter and all one to each other. Not in all cases will it be carried out on the next generation but enough to keep the bashing going. Its only been a couple of years that anybody would talk about it here. Solutions can only come from those who have lived with it.
    I don't think the agriculture system here is that great. As an investor that did not lose any money in the last financial dip, I do not invest in any dairy farming in New Zealand. Its in more debt than any other sector of society. On average a farm employs just two people. I predict the next big (commodity) crash will be in the food commodities. And the out come... more family violence.