Lindsay Perigo: I Hate Business
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LINDSAY PERIGO: I Hate Business
I hate business.
Now that I have your undivided attention, let me be more specific. I hate business when it fawns to the government, especially an anti-business government like the one we have now. I hate business when it licks the bottoms of the very politicians who strangle business. A most revolting example of this arrived in my e-mail box the other day. It was an address by the president of a new business organisation, Business NZ, at the formal opening of its offices. In attendance - the Prime Minister & a bunch of her cabinet ministers & other members of the Molesworth Mafia. It was titled, Partnership in Prosperity. It was disgusting in its cowardice & servility. I advise you to have your barf buckets handy:
"Business New Zealand is not wholly the newest kid on the block. Over 200 years of history underpin our foundations. But this is a new beginning; a birth, not a marriage, and my colleagues, the Founder Members and the fifty odd affiliates in our wider family are delighted that you can be present to share this occasion with us.
"We see this occasion as the launch pad of a new partnership. A partnership for prosperity that would see Business New Zealand go forward with you and your colleagues to a common goal for all New Zealanders, whatever their background, whatever their ability to contribute. To a new New Zealand, firmly in the 21st century, sure of itself, confident of its abilities to defeat the historical enemies of size and distance. And, most of all, confident in the abilities of Kiwis to overcome great challenges in their unique way.
"In the last few weeks, Prime Minister, you have represented all of us on some old battlefields that demonstrate all those capabilities in the most graphic manner possible. We now share a common but equally serious endeavour: to take New Zealand forward to a future that is no less challenging, no less daunting. Prime Minister, my colleagues and I in Business New Zealand are ready to play our part in an equally critical partnership.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome the Prime Minister of New Zealand, the Right Honourable Helen Clark."
What a contemptible collection of pathetic platitudes! There can no more be a "partnership" between government & business than there can be between a rape victim & her rapist. Here's what this craven quisling Marsh SHOULD have said:
"Prime Minister & your fellow-extortion racketeers - I don't know how you got in here, but you're going to leave here right now with my boot, not my tongue, up your bum. All of us are in business in spite of your best efforts to put us OUT of business with your taxes, your regulations, your restrictions on hiring & firing. We are sick of you & disgusted by you. We are sick of being cannibalised by bludgers & losers - your voters. If there is any part of you that truly wants to see New Zealand become a world-class economy, then leave here right now, go straight back to the Beehive & remove those taxes & regulations. Tell your bludging supporters that there'll be plenty of jobs for them once you're off our backs.
"Then, Prime Minister, find a useful job yourself."
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