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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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Thursday, April 23, 2015

My (Only) Comment on #PonytailGate | #Partisanship #LecretiaSearles #Media #Drink

… The only words I will write on the nonsense surrounding New Zealand’s Prime Minister pulling a waitresses ponytail:

I further find it sadly unsurprising that all blogs other than myself and Jo Holmes are so wrapped up in identity politics trivia, not one has seen fit to write up the most important court battle in New Zealand at the moment: Lecretia Searles High Court battle to die with dignity. There can be no more important rights case than this, and currently nothing more ignored by the petty partisan political pundits.

Mind you, our cowardly politicians are sitting out the euthanasia debate also, leaving the entire weight of it on the shoulders of a dying woman. And that is beyond shameful to being a comment on the failure of our democracy.

If you want to know my opinion on #ponytailgate, it’s conflicted. The inappropriate touching - because no consent - is obfuscated by it being reported on hard Left The Daily Blog: that reportage puts it something between sexism and agenda, meaning, unknowable. And then of course there’s my post Retrieving the Corpse of Roger Sutton from the Cross of Shesus: that’s in my opinion somewhere also. But I really can’t be bothered.

Finally, from 105 kgs at end of last September, to this fine morning I’m 87.2 kgs, so operation flat stomach and occasional sobriety achieved. Albeit social media and the MSM have combined into a huge compunction to drink recently.


  1. Well done on the weight loss. How did you do it?

    Re the ponytail - she accepted the apology and compensation.

    1. Thanks Reed.

      Knocked the booze down by about two thirds, no sugar, three healthy (paleocentric) meals a day and no picking outside of meals.

    2. Yes, but that's always been the case, even before the healthy eating/drink for last six months: I've always done 1/2 walk morning and hour hill walk afternoon in Geraldine, then hour steep beach/hill walk and kayaking in Mahau Sound. So always been fit, just had grown a wine paunch and jowly chin.