Lindsay Perigo: Stuff the Census Stickybeaks
- First broadcast by Lindsay Perigo on Radio Pacific's Politically Incorrect Show.
Stuff the Census Stickybeaks
Nanny State's soft-soap advertising campaign for her forthcoming exercise in coercion, the Census, is in full swing. The brutal reality of this exercise belies the saccherine advertising - a $500 fine if you don't supply Nanny with the information she's demanding, & $20 a day thereafter till you do. Most of you, of course, being sheeple, will obediently comply. Some clever-Dicks will supply false information & declare they are Maori or some such, & masturbate over their imaginary cleverness, thinking they are better than the sheeple. They're not. They're worse. Knowing better than the sheeple, they nonetheless lack the guts to take a stand.
Not everyone has always been so cowardly. The late Bill Weddell was, to my knowledge, the first person to refuse on principle to kowtow to Nanny in this matter - a stand which landed him in court more than once. Here is part of what he said in court in 1978:
"In failing to comply with a government order to disclose private information concerning my private life and private property, my intention is not to flout the Law as such, but to lodge formal protest against the Statistics Act, and to register my rejection, on moral grounds, of the widespread practice of State expropriation of private property and related information under threat of forcible punishment.
"I hold, as a moral absolute, the conviction that in a civilised society all relationships between men must be voluntary; that compulsion abolishes morality altogether, and must be outlawed; that no man shall gain a value from another by the use or the threat of force; and that it is the only proper function of the Law to protect men against those who do.
"I have declined to plead or to offer any legal defence since the very existence of the Statistics Act abolishes objective justice, the only legal principle that could defend me. The Law as it stands arbitrarily declares the contradiction that guilt defined by Law can co-exist with and overrule provable innocence in objective reality.
"I do not regard my actions as a crime, but as an act of self-defence. Every man possesses the absolute right to own private property and, in acting solely in defence of that right, no offence against, or violation of the rights of others is possible. Yet my actions have been twisted in legal terminology into an 'offence', and my alleged victim is held to be the very Act of Parliament by which the theft of my property has been legalised.
"The Law is of necessity an instrument of physical force; therefore theft perpetrated by an armed government against legally disarmed citizens is an act of civil war. In addition, the Law functions by a process of deriving logical consequences from established precedents. The Statistics Act is an empowering Act enabling the State to take stock of its citizens' wealth and furnishes clear evidence of its intention to escalate from partial confiscation by taxation to outright plunder by total control. In this case I regard blind obedience to a blatantly coercive law to be no excuse for inaction. The sanction of the victim, implied in this case by my silence or inaction, would be the worst of evils."
Bill Weddell's full statement will be reproduced in the next issue of my magazine. For now, I would like to think you've heard enough to prick your consciences. All that is required for evil to triumph is for good people to let it. This compulsory Census is a naked act of aggression by the state against its citizens. What are YOU going to do about it?
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