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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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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Beware Celebrities Shouldering Their Hypocrisy So Lightly.

In the West we are trapped in every way by our twenty first century surveillance states: by government debt and tax slavery, first and foremost, then by the classroom formed norms forced on us by a statute welding Arrogance of Altruists chanting their hollowed out ideology that politicians have their self-interest in check and are sane on matters politick, that crusading celebrities have a clue what they’re talking about, that …

(Me – work in progress.)

I could as easily have turned that last phrase toward celebrity hypocrisy.

On this clip, John Campbell two days ago covered the controversy over the building of a Milford/Dartmore tunnel in Fiordland. The clip makes a point of the damning and slamming on environmental concerns of this tunnel by the usual suspects amongst New Zealand’s Hypocrisy of Celebrities. Chief amongst them:

Sam Neill, speaking, no doubt, as a concerned inhabitant of that corner of the country; all the while apparently oblivious that he is currently caught in a controversy of his own, wanting to subdivide and develop another part of that pristine vista to build houses, to the chagrin of his neighbours.

Movie star Sam Neill – historically a rigorous opponent of rural over-development – is one of three landowners trying to subdivide a 25-hectare Dalefield plot and create two house lots.

The application’s been opposed by a council planner who says the proposed building sites are on the property’s most visible spots – and would degrade “the arcadian pastoral character of the site”.

At a hearing this month, a Fitzpatrick Road neighbour said he feared losing valuable mountain views.

Neill created international headlines 13 years ago when he slammed then-mayor Warren Cooper for “willy-nilly” carving up Queenstown rural land. 

More on this from Whaleoil here.

And of course Peter Jackson had to have an opinion also: no to this tunnel. Mind you, a cynic might say that’s okay for him, he doesn’t have to do the four or five hour road trip, whatever it is, without the tunnel to Milford, as he can get there in about ten seconds in his new carbon spewing $80 million Gulfstream private jet. That thing's faster than anything in our air force: truly, it is.

I love both of these men in the work they do in their own field, they make my life better by their creativity and ambition. I reckon they should stick to their specialties, however, rather than telling me how they think I should live my life. Or at the very least, 'live your ideas, and ditch the hypocrisy, guys.' No subdividing pristine New Zealand, Sam; and get on the bus with the other plebs, Peter, but take your packed lunch: the trip takes a while.

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