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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.

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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Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Arbitrary State: Mark Hotchin – A Life Frozen Into Its Third Year. Reprising the Reprise.



Past time I dragged Mark Hotchin and his family into 2013. To repeat myself from 1 June, 2012:


I don't know [Finance Company director] Mark Hotchin, I'm neither defending nor attacking him: we simply owe it to ourselves to dispassionately understand the nature of the society we live in, and most of us would know what sort of a state practices detention without trial; well, a state imposed asset freeze with neither criminal trial, nor charge, for twenty two months, is a police state. When we smugly watch the nascent protests against Putin in Russia, and draw the obvious conclusions about that state, we are all missing the jackboots standing inside every room in New Zealand.

More and more I ask myself how this can happen. Every NBR and interest.co.nz thread about Hotchin is full of personal vitriol against the man, with no one seemingly able to grasp the desperate principles underneath his frozen life. I suspect it just shows how slavish as a society we have become behind the IRon Drape, in which the unprincipled hate of people laughing at the state-built gallows of their own lives, is part of the course in a country where a vigilante TV show consistently tops the weekly ratings.


In that above post I set out the definition of the arbitrary police state in which the rule of law has been voided, and how Mr Hotchin’s case proves the existence of same in New Zealand.

Mark Hotchin’s state frozen life continues into the fifth month of the third year. And worse than no trial, still not a single criminal charge has been laid – remembering from my earlier post, the only role of the state is to prosecute the criminal law here, the Financial Management Authority’s civil case, started last year, is the state moving beyond the boundaries of the free society, again, transgressing the rule of law it should be upholding, (while showing the weakness, I’m beginning to think, of any criminal case against him). Only a bureaucrat with the power of God in our state theocracy, such as Serious Fraud Office chief executive Simon McArley, can sit on his arse and take his time like this, while an individual life is held in absolute stasis, their property held from them. If Mr Hotchin’s actions as a director of Hanover Finance makes him guilty of criminal behaviour, fine, charge him, give him his day in court; in the meantime, his two year, five month, frozen life serves to underline only the state pen we all live in, our lives chained to the whim, incompetence, (and sticky fingers) of arbitrary rule.

Mind you, we already knew that with the police state powers of the IRD.

We already knew that with the actions of the Justice Minister.

The state, its pilfering and spend measuring an obscene 44% of our entire GDP, is out of control, using our money to make a gulag for us all. Free West? No.


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