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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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Friday, May 15, 2015

Twitterings: NZ Green Party Hits Peak Crazy on Climate Change & Transmission Gully.

With few routes out of our capital city, Wellington, it is sea-bound on its south-side, and to the north connected in one part by the exposed, winding Rimutaka Hill Road along State Highway 2, and the (major) second part by a narrow coastal highway which is easily cut off, such as it was on Thursday morning by heavy rain and landslide. But don’t panic, the Green Party, which is against building an alternate way north along Transmission Gully, in an extraordinary claim given the woeful state of political climate change measures world-wide, or any measurable success thereof, as part of its climate change policy is going to stop the rain … New Zealand Green MP Julie Anne Genter has just reached Peak Crazy:

Genter went on to clarify herself somewhat:

This tweet then summed up the appropriate response:

I’ve written my views on climate change in the first one quarter of my Literary Ramble IV, including the nonsense being claimed by politicians who are using this issue to scaremonger. I have also written how I hate the silencing machine employed by the climate change camp. Plus in relation to Genter's comments, I guess we ignore the major destructive flooding in this area in 1840, 1858, 1976, 1998, 2002, 2003 and 2004.

Worse, what a Green policy against Transmission Gully doesn’t encompass is that a greater danger from no such route is that this largely dooms Wellington, sitting atop a major faultline, to being a tomb when the next 'big one' hits. A good size earthquake will see the narrow coast road closed for months by landslides, and in at least one reckoning, Wellington city isolated from the country – other than by barge – for up to three months. Do the Green Party believe that their climate change policies are going to stop earthquakes too?

Anyway, so here’s Snow in Africa with ‘We Can’t Stop the Rain’:

And thinking of our farmers fretting for their livelihoods in the drought areas of North Canterbury, James Morrison with ‘Please DON’T Stop the Rain’:

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