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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 19, 2013

The Media & Hekia Parata: Christchurch School Closures

This is not a post about the Christchurch school closures, indeed, because I’m against state education given the New Zealand Curriculum Document has for a long time been our founding document of statism (the middle paragraph of my blog by-line above shows the disaster of this), I don’t think we need a Minister of Education. Putting that to one side, this post concerns the infantile behaviour of the mainstream media, and how badly served we are by it.

Ele Ludemann has put a good post up about the School Closures this morning, all I want to put on this post is the comment I put on her post – well, amended to what I wished I’d said originally:

I’m growing respect for Hekia Parata ... And as for the newscasters, John Campbell last night, and I see Rachel Smalley this morning, trying to brow-beat [the Minister] to extract a ‘sorry’ from her, that’s infantile, and not the role of media, which is to extract the relevant information and present it to me. News broadcasting is not a confessional; by trying to get a sorry, you’re putting yourselves in the role of some sort of moral arbiter of morality proper: the minster is doing her job, with 95% of teachers signed up to the teacher union, she’s never going to do anything they agree with and they’ll politicise every damned thing, and you are pandering to that, giving you the look of having an agenda (the PPTA’s – so do I now need to view charter school reporting by you through a filter?); you’re newscasters, stick to reading from the prompter, and please bugger off with the emoting nonsense, or put it on your blogs.

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