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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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Monday, April 15, 2013

Saturday’s Teacher Protests: Three Words Justifying Charter Schools.

Attendance is voluntary.

What more need be said than that, in respect of Saturday’s protests by teachers?

Charter schools are neither 'bullying' nor 'intimidation', as is the contention of teacher unions, because attendance at them will be voluntary.

Teachers who cannot comprehend the difference between ‘voluntary’, and the notion of ‘bullying’, should not be teaching children.

Teachers on these protests are patronising parents by not allowing them choice and the exercise of their own judgement; the unwritten meaning behind the protests being parents are too stupid to decide what education is best for their children.

Parents too stupid to choose between a ‘choice’ of educational options for their children, should not be having children.

95% of all secondary school teachers belong to the PPTA, I suspect a similar figure for primary teachers and NZEI:  I find this monopoly over children’s minds, in light of these protests, disturbing, and all the more proof of need for non-state options.

… Now if you want the extended version on why in a free society there is not even a question over whether charter schools ‘are allowed’, of course they are, I’ve written on them previously here.


  1. You miss the truly important point: the question of whether in a free society state schools, and teacher unions "are allowed".

    The answer is of course not

    NZ should turn all state schools into charters and then fully privatize, and should put all NZEI & PPTA members onto the register of child abusers -

    if NZ cared about freedom!

  2. NZ, generally, doesn't care about freedom: therein lies the problem. Yes to what you say, but none of that will be happening in my lifetime, so I'm concentrating on the spot fires of freedom that manage to light from time to time, hoping to fan them with a little oxygen.