Physician, Heal Thyself!
SOLO-NZ Press Release: Physician, Heal
June 11, 2010
The media feeding-frenzy over MPs’ misuse of their taxpayer-funded credit cards would be hilarious if weren’t so nauseating, says SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.
“Yes, it’s a disgrace that Shane Jones, MP for the Labour Party, self-proclaimed champions of the poor, watched pornography in his hotel room at taxpayers‘ expense.
“But for a major media outlet like stuff.co.nz to headline Mr. Jones as ‘Minister of Pornography’ reeks of hypocrisy.
“First, if the peccadilloes of the sour, seedy journalists responsible for headlines of this kind were exposed, they would make for far more interesting reading than Mr. Jones's penchant for porn.
"Second, and more importantly, when did these self-same sour, seedy, self-righteous sanctimones ever give a toss about misuse of taxpayer money? These quacking travesties who call themselves journalists are foremost among the advocates of compulsory, coercive welfarism and punitive taxation—i.e., theft from the productive to subsidise the unproductive/reproductive. They are ardent advocates of such theft for purposes they, in their infinite arrogance, deem worthy. They are the veritable print and television arm of the Labour Party. As champions of theft, how can they now argue about the uses to which the proceeds of theft have been put by their very own pin-ups like Shane Jones?
"The philosophical premises of these pseudo-journalists are far more obscene than any video Mr. Jones might have watched. They are the premises that allow the likes of Jones to suck blood and flourish.
"Politics, and life itself, will become truly civilised only when such blood-sucking is outlawed universally. That means the repudiation of the odious premises of pseudo-journalists as much as it does the odious practices of politicians based on those premises," Perigo concludes.