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Twelve Aphorisms for Our Age—Variations on a Theme of Edmund Burke

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2016-02-02 04:11

Twelve Aphorisms for Our Age—Variations on a Theme of Edmund Burke

"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."

This adage is usually attributed to Edmund Burke, though its origin is disputed. Whoever said it, it is especially apposite in our politically correct age when one is not permitted even to call anything "evil," much less take action against it. Muslims practise and propagate their barbarous superstition, academia and the media their pomo-Marxism, moronnials their aggressive airheadedness, etc., with an impunity lethal to civilisation, because too many of those who know better say nothing. With current events in mind, I have produced twelve variations of my own on Burke's theme.

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"You are Number Six" — by mvardoulis on Tue, 2016-02-02 18:32
And here ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2016-02-02 11:25

On Setruction (The Seduction of Truck Drivers)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2016-01-24 02:27

On Setruction (The Seduction of Truck Drivers)

Now that I have your undivided attention: Oirishman O'Cresswell of Not PC infamy has asked me for a list of ten pieces of music with which I'd attempt to seduce an intelligent truck driver.

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Song One — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2016-02-02 01:32
Haha! — by Mr_Lineberry on Mon, 2016-02-01 01:27
Truly Impressive — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2016-01-31 15:56

Deliciously Unbound Anger!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2016-01-16 07:04

Last night's Republican debate was unforgettable for one thing in particular: Donald Trump's proud proclamation of his anger. This, in the face of the Republican establishment's attempt to repair to the evil of kumbaya, Romney-esque Political Correctness via the creepy Nikki Haley after the Treasonist-in-Chief's State of the Union address.

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I swore I'd stay out of this debate — by VSD on Thu, 2016-02-04 09:08
Dorian Gray Conservatives — by Mr_Lineberry on Thu, 2016-02-04 04:58
Who can't you criticize? — by Doug Bandler The Second on Wed, 2016-02-03 22:29

Worthy Is the Band!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-12-13 02:19

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Soloists
NZSO Messiah Chorale
Handel's Messiah
Michael Fowler Centre
December 12, 2015

Two bands were doing gigs in Wellington last night: veteran headbangers ACDC at the Westpac Stadium, and veteran mindblowers NZSO at the Michael Fowler Centre.

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I listened to it on Concert — by Mr_Lineberry on Sat, 2015-12-19 22:59
Magnificent review! — by Olivia on Sun, 2015-12-13 12:03

Why Bill O'Lielly Is a Piece of Shit

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-10-09 08:54

One day ago I posted a piece celebrating Fox's 19th birthday. I meant it. Fox has held the line against Political Correctness in a way that has delayed a full-blown PC tyranny.

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The — by Mr_Lineberry on Sun, 2016-01-24 07:10
Killing O'Lielly — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2016-01-24 06:50
George Will Rejoins — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-11-10 20:38

Greatest Existential Threat to America—Its President!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-12-07 04:14

Greatest Existential Threat to America—Its President!

Four days after Islamosavages shot up a Christmas party in California, killing fourteen, President Obama finally acknowledged this was an act of terrorism. He did not, however, acknowledge his own role in it.

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Kyrel — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-12-20 08:42
OrgOism — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2015-12-16 00:51
I draw folks' attention again ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-12-14 08:25

Six Steps (Non-Exhaustive) toward the Saving of Western Civilisation

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2015-11-18 08:40

When Western Civilisation comes to an end, as it assuredly soon must if it doesn't quickly mount a dramatic rearguard action on its own behalf, its epitaph will be words that have been cited often, but not often enough: "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

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Oblivia — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2015-12-13 04:21
Oh yawn... — by Olivia on Sun, 2015-12-13 04:07
Boring? Me? Olivia has committed a microaggression against me!! — by Doug Bandler The Second on Fri, 2015-12-11 20:55

America(RIP)'s Revised National Anthem

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-03-22 07:08

I have modified the lyrics to Star-Spangled Banner to take into account Airhead America's (and all of the West's) utter, suicidal capitulation to moronry and totalitarianism.

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"Socialism's red glare, Islam's fascist black fare ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-06-02 01:25
What baffles me ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-04-30 10:20
The Hideous Conflict — by mvardoulis on Tue, 2015-04-28 20:25

Quote of the Day: Winston Churchill on Islam

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2007-10-01 06:59

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries!

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England ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-11-22 07:42
Churchill Verboten in England — by Grant Jones on Fri, 2015-11-20 09:56
And Mr. Churchill on — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2015-11-20 09:44

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Announcing Operatunity's 'The Great Mario Lanza' Tour, Oct/Nov 2016

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-08-29 05:36

"We celebrate the life and artistry of the colourful, charismatic Mario Lanza whose portrayal of the Great Caruso inspired the Three Tenors and untold others to pursue singing careers. We are delighted to welcome the broadcaster Lindsay Perigo, a world-renowned authority on Mario Lanza. As we sing his greatest songs, Lindsay will share with us anecdotes and insights into this great artist."

http://www.daytimeconcerts.co....


Bravo Bosch!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-05-05 10:32

Bosch Fawstin, who graced the pages of SOLO during the embryonic stages of his campaign against Islamotrash, was the winner of the Draw Mohammed Competition in Garland, Texas, organised by the beyond-courageous Pamela Geller, where ISIS scum tried to shoot attendees but got themselves shot instead. A most edifying outcome. Pamela and Bosch are now the object of death threats from the scum.

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Incompetent Slimeball — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2015-05-28 16:55
Schwartz — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2015-05-16 17:49
Agreed — by Tore on Sat, 2015-05-16 12:04

Sex, Lies and YouTube Videos (Reprised for Obvious Reasons)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2012-11-10 06:27

So now Petraeus has resigned, ostensibly because of an extra-marital affair. Yeah, right.

Here's my theory:

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Now ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-10-24 00:25
Obscure Anti-Islam Video — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2015-10-23 04:30
Liars In Charge — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2015-10-22 22:37

Universities and Millennials—Voltaire's Antipodes

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-07-30 07:08

"Monsieur l'abbé, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write."

—Voltaire

It's a hideous historical irony that sizeable pockets of "millennials" are, along with Muslims and the media, the locus of totalitarianism in the modern world. University students in particular, even more than their state-worshipping tutors, are at the forefront of the war on free speech.

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Olivia — by Doug Bandler The Second on Fri, 2015-11-20 22:05
Cry-Bully — by Luke Setzer on Fri, 2015-11-20 16:55
Nonsense! — by Olivia on Fri, 2015-11-20 06:07

'The One Tenor' Updated!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-07-09 04:15

(Particular thanks to Sam Pierson for doing all the "fiddly stuff"—to which I am allergic and at which I'm comprehensively incompetent—getting the book Kindle-ready! Sir Sam, you're a champ!!)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ER...

Newly updated, The One Tenor is a labor of love for life-long Mario Lanza devotee, New Zealand radio and television broadcaster Lindsay Perigo. It's the bringing together of his best Lanza-related essays, critiques and interviews over the years, with significant new material exclusive to this book, including Perigo's take on the theory that Mario Lanza suffered from Bipolar Disorder.

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Thank you — by Tore on Tue, 2015-07-14 14:51
Print — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2015-07-09 12:46
You're welcome Linz. Looking — by Sam Pierson on Thu, 2015-07-09 10:18

Music of the Gods

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2008-04-21 06:11

"The emotion involved in art is not an emotion in the ordinary meaning of the term. It is experienced more as a 'sense' or a 'feel,' but it has two characteristics pertaining to emotions: it is automatically immediate and it has an intense, profoundly personal (yet undefined) value-meaning to the individual experiencing it.

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Astounding! — by Richard Wiig on Thu, 2013-10-31 09:19
All hail the mellotron — by ding_an_sich on Fri, 2013-06-07 14:58
Cloud Atlas! — by Marcus on Fri, 2013-06-07 12:16

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The Movie Thread

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2009-10-11 07:26

If like me you haven't yet seen Dark Knight it's just about to screen on Sky Movie Channels 1 & 2.

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Holy Flying Circus — by Sam Pierson on Tue, 2013-02-19 07:45
Les Miserables — by Rosie on Mon, 2013-02-18 22:59
The Cabin in the Woods — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-02-18 20:45

Intro to 'Total Passion'

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-06-14 23:05

Kyrel Zantonavitch's new review on Amazon of my book, 'Total Passion for the Total Height,' prompted me to start re-reading the thing myself. As I made my way through the Introduction I became quite exercised by the trenchant accuracy of my own observations, and motivated to lift myself from the pessimistic funk induced by the horrors of which I write. It occurred to me that I'd never published that Introduction here. Here it is (oh, and of course, buy the book if you want more!):

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Tore — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-06-15 22:33
i Did buy the book... — by Tore on Sun, 2014-06-15 08:05

July 4 Reprise—SOLO-International Op-Ed: A Second Declaration of Independence

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2009-12-26 00:07

SOLO-International Op-Ed: A Second Declaration of Independence

Lindsay Perigo
December 26, 2009

When in the course of human affairs it becomes necessary for citizens to break the political chains that hitherto have bound them, and to reclaim the individual sovereignty which is their birthright, it is opportune and appropriate for them to declare the causes which have impelled them to self-liberation. We, the freedom-loving citizens of the United States of America, choose to do so at this historic moment.

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Not Pedantry — by Doug Bandler on Fri, 2010-07-09 18:57
Doug — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2010-07-09 08:01
Lindsay — by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2010-07-07 19:40

Dame Kiri: Mario Will Never Be Replaced in a Million Years!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-12-14 08:31


The Prescience of the Ex-President

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2015-12-02 07:43

The president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University—a private Christian institution—has just told Moronnials to grow up.

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Sent this to O'Lielly — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2015-12-09 04:42
George Schultz Debunks O'Lielly — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2015-12-09 04:33
They can't hear Lindsay... — by Olivia on Mon, 2015-12-07 08:45

This Black Life Doesn't Matter

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-11-24 01:02

While driving, a medical student, Peter Gold, sees some trash trying to mug a woman. He backs up his car, gets out and remonstrates with the trash. The trash then shoots him in the belly. He tries to shoot him again in the head, but his gun jams. All caught on camera.

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Muslims and Other Religiosos — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2015-12-05 16:20
Kyrel - My Answer — by Doug Bandler The Second on Sat, 2015-12-05 03:59
Thanks for the Corrections — by Doug Bandler The Second on Fri, 2015-12-04 20:45

Phew, Pew!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-11-23 05:58

My biggest fear in writing this article is that I might not offend millennials.

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Imaginary causes — by mvardoulis on Wed, 2015-11-25 18:21
Moronnials at their silliest — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-11-24 02:07
Its by design — by mvardoulis on Mon, 2015-11-23 19:30

Flag Furore

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-11-20 07:55

Decades ago, brilliant British-born television broadcaster and academic Austin Mitchell fled New Zealand saying, "There's a bloody great clobbering machine there." He referred to stifling conformity, the quashing of dissent and failure to celebrate the kind of eccentricity he was used to seeing in London's Hyde Park. (Ironic, considering Dr. Mitchell's commitment to the ideology that produced the machine, socialism.)

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Quackery and Fry — by mvardoulis on Mon, 2015-11-23 19:52
No ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-11-22 22:40
Oh dear! — by Olivia on Sun, 2015-11-22 22:28

Humanity's Finest vs Sub-Humanity's Lowest

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-11-15 02:57

Garrick Ohlsson Plays Brahms
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Martin, Conductor
Michael Fowler Centre, Fri Nov 13, 2015

In reviewing a concert at this moment in history, one is mindful of one's good fortune in being able to attend such an event without being shot, beheaded or blown up by Islamosavages. (How long can it be, one frets, before concert venues become like airport boarding gates?) One is mindful that the music of Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms et al represents the cultural apogee of the values of the Enlightenment, which the terrorists wish to take down and replace with their vicious, totalitarian superstition.

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Posted on Faecesbook — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-11-15 08:00

Another 'Atlas Shrugged' Movie!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2015-11-04 09:09

Will so-called Objectivists rally round this time or sit and sneer in cultish pomowanker group-think? The latter, I suspect.

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More — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-11-13 23:52
Ruddy — by Tore on Thu, 2015-11-05 14:39
I heard this the other day — by mvardoulis on Wed, 2015-11-04 23:05

Not One Muslim!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2015-11-04 08:47

Here's a new, but commonplace, outrage by Islamosavages. Commentary is unnecessary.

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OrogOism is wrong on most things — by Doug Bandler The Second on Mon, 2015-12-14 23:01
"Invade the world, invite the — by Grant Jones on Mon, 2015-12-14 21:28
Good point — by Neil Parille on Mon, 2015-12-14 17:44

Media-Nazis' Own Goal

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-10-30 05:39

All over the western world, the mainstream media are infested with illiberals: the humourless, conscienceless, Islam-loving Politically Correct Fascists of the Left who crawl out from under their rocks each day for no other purpose than to police the thoughts of those few who remain capable of thought and close them down.

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Impressive to be sure — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-11-05 04:06
Quite the CV Cruz has no? — by HWH on Thu, 2015-11-05 01:48
Enemies of America and Freedom — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2015-11-01 10:16

Disgusting Dems

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-10-15 06:59

Some years ago I got into terrible trouble with orthodox Objectivists who were backing Leonard Peikoff's call to vote Democrat across the board because a) socialism was dead as a philosophical force, and thus, not the concern it might otherwise be; b) Republicans were so bad the primary political imperative at the time was to "topple" them; and c) the Republicans, left untoppled, would usher in a Christian theocracy.

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100% Connected — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2016-01-19 03:29
Kyrel — by Doug Bandler The Second on Sun, 2016-01-17 21:10
Straight Path — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2016-01-17 19:27

Titanic Tosca!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-10-13 05:46

In my profile of Simon O'Neill, When a Cover-Up Is a Good Thing, written before New Zealand Opera's production of Tosca had opened in Auckland, Mr. O'Neill (hereinafter to be referred to as "Sir Simon" for reasons that will become apparent) pronounced the whole cast "A-Grade." Having attended the Wellington opening on Saturday, I can say without hesitation: they are!

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Good music is hard to find... — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2015-10-15 17:58

Formidable Fox

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-10-08 06:52

Much hilarity today as Fox News celebrated its 19th birthday with clips of current anchors on Launch Day looking preposterously young. Bill O'Reilly with hair. Sean Hannity with even more hair. Neil Cavuto looking like a male model with brains. Women no longer around, at least on Fox (no hyperventilating quackers back then). It was an occasion to reflect thankfully on the fact that but for Fox, the tsunami of Political Correctness that has given Hitler victories he could never have imagined on the battlefield would have engulfed all of the West by now. As it is, Fox has been the sandbags that have contained the illiberal tide, even as some of those sandbags have been contaminated by the filthy waters.

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Ditto for me — by HWH on Thu, 2015-10-08 12:00
Bravo — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2015-10-08 10:53

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