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Lindsay Perigo: Rallying Around A Phoenix

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Politically Incorrect Show September 17, 2001

Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show for Monday September 17, proudly sponsored by Neanderton Nicotine Ltd, the show that says bugger the politicians & bureaucrats & all the other bossyboot busybodies who try to run our lives with our money; that stands tall for free enterprise, achievement, profit & excellence against the state-worshippers in our midst; that stands above all for the most sacred thing in the universe, the liberty of the human individual.

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My enemies keep telling me everything is relative & reality is subjective; there are no absolutes, no right & wrong; reality is not real, simply a construct in the mind of the beholder. This they aver as a fact of reality about which they are right, absolutely. But never mind their contradiction; I shall take them at their word. Though the reality is that there's no PI Show any more, THANKS to my enemies, I shall take them at face value & pretend that there IS. I shall continue to write daily editorials as though there were. These editorials may not reach as many people as before, since I am not, in fact (my enemies' denial of facts notwithstanding) on air - but most of those people are unreachable in any event. They are in their element now - you can hear them out in force on Radio Pacific, drooling & whining in triumphant resurgence now that the only host who didn't offer them tea & sympathy has been removed. My message for them is - it ain't over yet. And I shall continue to write for those who ARE reachable.

The droolers & whiners are like carrion at the moment, slobbering over the wounds inflicted by their terrorist heroes on their Number One Enemy - the United States. They have a "guvvamint" they adore - one led by an evil bitch who has publicly declared that the United States is NOT an ally, merely a friend (in contrast to Communist China, which is a "GOOD friend"); an evil bitch who has abolished our air force & declared our region (which includes Indonesia, where fanatical Muslims of bin Laden's ilk are on the move) "benign." Yes, the droolers & whiners are in gloat-mode - the United States has been cut down to size, its enemies elevated. Everything the whiners loathe - liberty, success, prosperity, pleasure, creature comforts, love of life - has, they think, been dealt a mortal body blow.

The hell it has! Not since the War of Independence itself have Americans focussed on & rallied around the values of "life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness" the way they have now. Even forces hostile to these values - such as the governments of Iran & Communist China - have seen fit to proclaim their horror at the barbarity of the mad Muslims' actions. More significantly still, a member of the nihilists' greatest triumph - the MTV generation - has gone on CNN to say that his peers are, after all, capable of being serious, concentrating for a few minutes, & taking America's founding values seriously. These phenomena combined represent an unprecedented quantum leap in the direction of that which the droolers & whiners hate & dread most - individual liberty. From the ashes of the World Trade Centre the phoenix of freedom has risen.

In the reality they deny, it is not the droolers' turn to celebrate.

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