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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, July 10, 2013

MP’s Torturing Animals For Recreation: Kicking Off My Campaign Against Them. Please Join.

This last year for me has seen one tiny step forward for the humane treatment of animals, being a local abused dog re-housed, at the cost of my neighbourly relations. But now sixty one steps backwards, being my supposed representatives – sick joke that is - in Parliament who will this year vote for animal testing, in principle and in practice, so children can take recreational drugs, get wasted, and throw their futures away, after the Green amendment to stop the animal testing aspect of Peter Dunne’s Psychoactive Substances Bill was struck down yesterday.

I’ve written a primer on this topic before; you may like to read it to become informed on the issues involved.

Last night I tweeted the following to every single one of these sixty one MP’s with a Twitter account:

Going round MP's (name of MP). Email (bio) how u justify torturing animals 4 recreational drug use please? Answers 4 my blog.

To date only one reply, which I shall post shortly. It’ll make your blood boil.

I also sent to the new Minister of Animal Torture For No Good Reason the following email:

Subject: Animal testing for human recreation.
From: Mark Hubbard
To: ""

Mr McClay

Toxicity testing is one of the most painful tests an animal can suffer. Can you please email me, in your own words, how you justify, for yourself (and your children if you have them), torturing animals so humans can trash themselves on synthetic recreational drugs?

Please include in your explanation why you are prepared to torture animals when non-toxic cannabis, if decriminalised, would meet your ends - either via synthetic or real cannabis, a kid gets stoned - but without a single animal being harmed.

Our's is a representative democracy: if you condone animal testing for mere human recreation, as you are with the Psychoactive Substances Bill, now that the excellent Greens amendment has been lost, and when an alternative exists in the plant, cannabis, then you are unfit to represent me, certainly, or a humane society. Indeed, you are simply unfit to represent, period.

Note I am not of the political Left, and certainly do not vote Greens.

I will be publishing your reply to my blog.

Yours in disgust

Mark Hubbard

I urge everyone who is appalled by what is about to happen with this Bill to email and Tweet every National Party MP, plus Peter Dunne, and Brendan Horan – it only took me one evening. But keep it civil, remember the GCSB, NSA, SIS, NASA, are all reading this: do the Ghandi thing: no threats, make your points in a way they have to respond, put pen to paper and for once actually think about the implications of what they are doing. Please feel free to simply copy and paste my email.

I shall publish all responses from the MP’s as or if they come to hand. And one more important point on the contradictory place this started from:

This is Daisy Dog watching dumbfounded at sixty one humans voting to torture her by injecting toxins into her body and watching her die over an extended period under the most painful of procedures in animal testing. And in this case, for no good, justifiable reason. She also said, nonplussed, how could the monster, Peter Dunne, who instigated this barbarity, support her torture, while taking a principled stand against heli-hunting of deer? She would rather be shot and killed outright, she told me, if humans had to get their jollies this way, than be in pain for months before she died. I tried to comfort her disquiet by telling her when Mr Dunne was formulating this insanity, he was on the verge of what was to become a fully-blown mid-life crisis, and I can only think he wasn’t thinking straight. Subsequent events have proven this to be true.

Update 1: Animals and Rights.

For all the emails I’m getting, yes, I know animals don’t have rights. (Just as children have no rights - that's why they have parents to exercise judgement on their behalf).  But regarding animals, this simply makes it all the more important that humans assume their responsibility to treat them humanely. The animal testing under the Psychoactive Substances Bill is utterly unnecessary, barbaric, and condemns as unfit to be making decisions regarding my person, any MP who would vote for it.


  1. For once, I felt proud of John Banks.

    I pasted this link to the rescued Beagle group.

    1. Cheers Lindsay. (And yes, re John Banks).

    2. Great site Mark! John Banks is on Newstalk ZB talkback at the moment - that man rocks! Winston sucks by abstaining! Sharing your site. Elly Maynard, Sirius Global Animal Organisation, NHO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

    3. Thank you Mark, my pound pup thanks you for all his mates, Winston abstained, shame on him!!!!!

    4. Thanks Dawn. Most important, get as many people as you can writing to McClay and the other MP's.

  2. So Cannabis can never be approved under this legislation, such a shame.

    (3) Despite subsections (1) and (2), psychoactive substance
    does not include—
    (a) a controlled drug specified or described in Schedule 1,
    2, or 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975:

    and of course Alcohol and Tabacco are exempt.

    (g) any alcohol, unless the alcohol contains a psychoactive
    substance as defined in subsection (1) or (2) that is
    not alcohol:
    (h) any tobacco product (within the meaning of section 2(1)
    of the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990), unless the
    tobacco product contains a psychoactive substance as
    defined in subsection (1) or (2) that is not tobacco:

    1. Thanks for that stateless. The state's treatment of cannabis and our rights to smoke same, is offensive police state nonsense at the best of times: but this is bringing that into a reason for needless animal cruelty, on a logical absurdity. That makes every MP voting for animal testing, when it is not necessary, a cruel swine.

    2. Agreed, we already know this stuff isn't good for humans, why do we need to test it on animals.

      Are we really going to live in a world where some new chemical poison is legal under this legislation, but at the same time cannabis will remain illegal? Likely I would guess, it's insane.

    3. (Typing this quickly: apologies for inevitable typos).

      What really gets me is the prejudiced logical absurdity.

      They're still going to allow psychoactive drugs: ie, that affect the mind and give a high. So there is no difference in the allowed 'effect' between the synthetics and the plant cannabis, but they're going to have to animal test for the toxicity of the synthetic poison, because they are man-made poison, when we all know cannabis, the plant, is not toxic, indeed, has many recogised medicinal properties. Or in another way, cannabis has been tested by humans for over 6,000 years, first recorded use, 2727 BC, not a single recorded death. The average size human would have to smoke 800 joints in a chain to risk dying, and that would not be from the THC, but simple carbon monoxide poisoning.

      It's a no-brainer, the whole issue, but none of these conservative MP's have a brain: at least that has to be the assumption. So they're cruel bastards, to the last one.

  3. > So Cannabis can never be approved under this legislation

    Not as it stands. But all it will take to legalise cannabis is to pass an amendment to repeal Section 3(a). I'm sure someone's already thought of that. :-)

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