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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, June 17, 2013

Race Relations Office Has Turned Censor And Must Go. Peters v. DeVoy: 0 - 0.

We owe a debt to new Race Relations Commissioner, Dame Susan Devoy, for finally demonstrating how retrograde that office is, and how it has no place in a free society.

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy says she is still formulating her views on racism and has NZ First leader Winston Peters in her sights.

After almost three months since her appointment as commissioner, Dame Susan said she was still "getting a good grasp" on racism and revealed she now deemed controversial cartoons published in South Island papers recently as racist despite previously saying they were not.

She told TVNZ's Q+A programme this morning that she was "starting to formulate my ideas" about racism and said that she would be forced to get involved if Mr Peters continued his "tirade" against the Chinese community.

Where do I start.

Well, for a start my tax money is obviously funding rank amateurism: surely the officer hired to that job has a slightly better grasp of what racism is than this? In fact surely they have an actual grasp of what racism is, period. I pay a teenage apprentice to learn on the job, not a political office at this level.

Though that's just offensive to me, as a member of that bottomless pit known as the taxpayer, and doesn't broach the harm Dame Susan is doing here, in her comments on leader of New Zealand First, Winston Peters.

Winston Peters campaign against the Chinese community is misinformed at best, racist and bigoted at worst, just as is Labour and Green's targeted campaigns against Chinese investment, especially in cognisance of other Euro-centric countries being bigger investors in New Zealand assets. I am particularly well placed to be making the comments in this post, because I have spent some portion of this blog defending Chinese investment against the xenophobia and economic ignorance of our political Left:

But that aside, we classical liberals understand that free speech is the best defence against bigots and racists: such haters must not be silenced by the state, only by reason, as they are given the rope to hang themselves pursuant to the judgement of civilised, informed minds. Being offended is never a crime. Hate speech laws, are freedom hating laws. I don't want Dame Susan using the power of state to censor, and it's appalling her Race Relations primer for Dummies has led her up the garden path of doing so. That garden path merges always with the road to our serfdom. Without free speech, the West becomes the East, circa Cold War.

The Race Relations office must now be disbanded, though while Dame Susan waits in the antechamber, and given she has thrown herself into the childish sand pit of political partisanship, perhaps she could pen a missive to censor and censure both Labour and the Greens for their program of repugnant nationalism ... that is, as far as the Chinese are concerned. Then please someone give Dame Susan a copy of Freedom for Dummies: or as I call it, my blog.

Because finally, the most important question to come from this, is what has happened that our theocrats in the Fortress of Legislation no longer understand that foundation stone of the free society: free speech? No, wait a minute, they're theocrats, I've answered my own question. The solution, of course, is minarchy, and Libertarianz.


  1. I agree, Mark.

    The RRC (and for that matter, the Ministries of Womens' / Maori / P.I. affairs) are throwbacks to the days when a leftie-dominated public thought that "the gummint could fix anything". It CAN'T.

    All that the RRC office does is scold one side or the other like a 70-year-old schoolmarm in a playground. Someone please tell me how that is meant to be "conciliatory"..... it is bloody RIDICULOUS.

    The same goes for those other bloody departments.

    Axe the whole lot, and the **Waitangi Tribunal** as well. That alone will do MORE to "conciliate" than a century of pontificating by so-called "conciliators".

  2. Replies
    1. View the state and themselves in the same role Church used to be: beyond questioning.

    2. Hence I often refer to our new Theocracies of State.

    3. I think you were on holiday when I posted this...

      I'm curious to see your response.

    4. I won't get a chance to have a look today, Reed, but certainly will read as soon as I can.

  3. "Then please someone give Dame Susan a copy of Freedom for Dummies: or as I call it, my blog."

    "The solution, of course, is ... Libertarianz." Or, as I call it, the Party for Dummies.

    1. Hilarious. You're good alright. Really really good.

      I laughed and I laughed.

      (Try debate rather than ad homenim. And try debating under your own name if you believe in what you preach.)