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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, October 19, 2015

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman Stand Down Please – Obesity to the Police State.

Nanny statism has its strongest foothold in the Health Ministry (and medical commissariat at Dunedin University). Our Big Brother of Health, Jonathan Coleman, has spent the last year coming up with this:

More than 60 per cent of pregnant women gain more weight than is recommended, which has implications for a child's weight later in life.

It's the reason the Government will be targeting women in the perinatal stage - before and after birth - as part of a major programme to hone the growing waistlines of New Zealanders.

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has confirmed he will announce his package - nearly a year in the making - later on Monday. 

Launching the policy this afternoon, he told RadioLive:

Well done Jonathan, thanks to you being clueless on history you’ve re-invented totalitarianism.

I know your worry is that fatties, like smokers, are a drain on public health, but even were that true it is only the argument for privatising health so individuals reap the consequences of their life choices. But you’re not even right: a long range Dutch study conclusively shows that fatties and smokers are less cost on a public health system as they die early and quickly (example, heart attacks), whereas the humourless devotees of long-lived low calorie lives linger on to stink up the place, having more points of contact with the health system, and dying of long-lasting, expensive diseases such as dementia, cancer, et al.

So the fatties are saving us money. Which is why every excise on alcohol, tobacco and soon, sugar and fat, is wrong headed from the get-go.

Please, enough is enough; go rent a chilling, but superb movie called The Lives of Others - you're in it - have a wee lie down, then hand in your badge. You’re a menace to my freedom.


  1. Quite. This state offensive on fatties is revolting.

    1. The health Nazis are the stormtroopers of the state, marching just behind IRD ;)

    2. Amazing admission from Dr Coleman - "This package follows a life course, right from conception, through school and into adulthood". It just needs the epilogue: "... and right until the moment of death, over which we will forbid you from being able to control" - and there you have it, cradle to grave Nanny.