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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, July 23, 2013

Dunne’s Contradictions, Read Melt-Down, Continues – GCSB Cave In.

Two weeks ago Peter Dunne wrote the following blog post that I have full agreement with, quote:

In this context, the “why worry if you have nothing to fear” argument is specious. Personal freedom is the most precious thing we have, and, as I said in my resignation press conference, we acquiesce to any assaults on that at our collective peril.
Pastor Martin Niemöller’s famous lines from 1930s Germany powerfully state the challenge all democratic societies currently face in this space:

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me – and there was no-one left to speak for me.”

To ensure there is always some there to speak for us and that we can go about our lives freely and openly without the threat of unwarranted surveillance, our security services need to be made far more accountable, and the incidence of surveillance at all levels limited to cases of genuine threat, rather than continuing on a casual, low-level, “nothing to worry about” basis, as recent events here have shown.

However, given this, can Peter now explain to me the contradiction of his tweet last night after voting for the GCSB Act and being justifiably vilified for same on Twitter:

What Peter Dunne said in that tweet is ‘why worry if you have nothing to fear,' an argument just fourteen days earlier he rightly called 'specious'.

He’s become a flake, frankly, and a dangerous one. His confessed need to be a ‘kingmaker’ with this idiot vote of his – a mid-life crisis symptom if I’ve ever heard one - further destroyed our freedoms last night.

This is the same man who has enacted animals be tortured for human recreation, while trying to stop heli-hunting. With contradictions in his behaviour as glaring as this, I ask Peter Dunne to please step down; he is not fit for office anymore.

And at the least, we have a right to know what the back-room deal in this flounce is.


  1. Peter Dunne was also pushing a U.S. FATCA IGA, after that the N.Z. government will be collecting & reporting N.Z. bank account balances to the U.S. at least once a year of N.Z. residents such as U.S. citizens, U.S. green card holders and dual N.Z/U.S. citizens.

    Many of the persons mentioned above don't realize they need to be paying taxes and reporting their bank account balances to the U.S. IRS every year.

    1. Cheers stateless. If you search (right bar) for FATCA you'll see I've got a few posts on it here, plus the Canadian Issac Brook site is a great resource/blog on that piece of pure police state legislation. (Easy to find on Google).

    2. Sorry stateless, typo, that's the Issac Brock society, specific link to FATCA here: