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Free Speech Is All that Matters

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-07-15 03:35

My speech to Free Speech rally at Parliament, Wellington, New Zealand, July 14, 2018

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Bravo! — by Sam Pierson on Mon, 2018-07-16 08:28
Great speech... — by Olivia on Mon, 2018-07-16 08:06
Luke — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-07-15 22:38

Crowd fund campaign launched to force Auckland Council to respect rights to free speech

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-07-09 02:50

MEDIA RELEASE:

A crowd funding campaign has been launched to raise money to bring judicial review proceedings against Phil Goff and Auckland Council for their banning of speakers Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern at Council-owned venues.

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Richard — by Sam Pierson on Mon, 2018-07-16 08:51
Media Release — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-07-16 04:03
Thought Criminals — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-07-14 14:40

Phascist Phil and Islamophascists Ban Stefan and Lauren

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-07-06 07:24

"Alt Right" (whatever that is) YouTubers Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern have just been effectively banned from entering New Zealand thanks to Phascist Phil, Mayor of Auckland, and sundry Islamophascists:

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Mass delusions — by Bruno Turner on Tue, 2018-07-10 19:30
NZ's Anti-Speech Totalitarianism has been recognised — by Sandi on Tue, 2018-07-10 04:09
Stefan Molyneux "Why Free Speech Is All That Matters" — by Sandi on Tue, 2018-07-10 02:42

A True Antifa

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-07-03 00:41

Evidently Thought Police on YouTube are trying to suppress this. Big Sister Is Watching! Go, like and subscribe! #WalkAway

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"Stop being passive and stop being polite!" — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-07-10 07:33
Going Viral — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-07-04 04:28

'1984' Revisited

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-07-01 05:54

I've added 1984 to the books I'm currently reading or, as in this case, re-reading. I'm astonished anew at how prescient it was. (Also refreshing, after Dostoevsky and Hugo, to encounter a writer who just gets on with it.) I assume everyone here is acquainted with it, so every day will just add a direct quote without commentary. This one is apposite in light of today's demonstrations by mindless leftist thugs of the kind Yawon Bwook and ARISIS tacitly endorse:

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July 11 — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-07-10 21:19
July 9 — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-07-08 21:28
July 8 — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2018-07-07 21:22

Ding, Dong, Devoy Is Gone—but Her Evil Flourishes in Britonistan! (Free Tommy Robinson!)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2018-05-26 08:22

New Zealand Fascist of the Left Susan Devoy, tax-funded campaigner against free speech, likes to dismiss opinions she disapproves of as "stale, male and white." She has stepped down as Race Relations Commissioner in the wake of what stuff.co.nz has called "a groping scandal" (not involving her) at the Human Wrongs Commissariat (officially the Orwellianly-misnamed Human Rights Commission). Several other Commissars have been terminated.

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Update — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-06-24 05:58
Pam and Tom — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-06-17 18:02
Still Alive, Hopefully — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-06-17 17:59

Devoy vs Voltaire—Reprised with PS, Aug 14, 2017

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-02-08 22:50

[Reprised with Post-Script, Aug 14, 2017]

Apocryphally, in 1770, the French writer and provocateur François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire) wrote to a French priest, “Monsieur l'abbé, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write." Actually, he said no such thing. Biographer Evelyn Beatrice Hall, trying to capture the libertarian essence of his attitude to the burning of a book whose content he disapproved of, came up with: “I disapprove of what you say but will defend to the death your right to say it.” The saying, formulated that way, has been attributed to Voltaire ever since.

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Hope? — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-04-03 22:46
Islamisation of Europe — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-04-03 00:40
I would add number 6 to that, — by Richard Wiig on Sun, 2017-03-05 04:12

#MOGA! Open Letter to Objectivists—Make Objectivism Great Again! Repudiate Obleftivism!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-02-06 02:44

[This is an expanded version of the opening statement I had prepared for my aborted debate with Yaron Brook on Amy Peikoff's BlogTalkRadio show, "Don't Let It Go." I withdrew from the debate when I realised I could not in all conscience comply with her last-minute request that I refrain from making "sweeping statements" critical of Yaron. Warning: the following contains a number of sweeping statements critical of Yaron.]

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Lindsey — by Grant Jones on Fri, 2018-06-29 00:13
Anti-White Genocide in South Africa — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-06-28 09:02
Airhead Fryquacking IslamoMarxist Moronnial ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-06-28 07:06

#MOGA! Ghastly Ghate!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-11-27 23:22

In an article earlier this month marking the one-year anniversary of the election of Donald Trump, Obleftivist Onkar Ghate, Senior Fellow and Chief Content Officer with the Ayn Rand Institute, began:

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Imagine ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-01-01 06:19
ARI Fund Raising — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2017-12-31 15:57
Fund-Raising for ARI — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-12-31 14:08

NZ on Screen: New Linz Profile (with very old pic: hair warning!)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-06-21 07:20

https://www.nzonscreen.com/per...

... In the 1989 Post profile Perigo expressed concerns about the depth of debate he was able to elicit on television: "we’ve become a sort of society where people don't analyse an argument: they attach brandnames to people who proffer arguments and think that they’ve dealt with the argument that way". In 1993 he infamously abandoned the medium, claiming that TVNZ news and current affairs was "braindead", and that stories of celebrities and trapped cats had superseded politics.

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What it was like ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-06-28 05:48
Fish! — by Olivia on Fri, 2017-09-15 21:29
More Memory Lane :-) — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2017-09-15 20:40

Make Western Civilisation Great Again!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2016-12-29 04:25

Undeniably, the biggest events of 2016, seismic in their enormity, were Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. Because of those two events, for the first time in eight years we could say that Western Civilisation had rallied to mount a rearguard action against The Anti-West, aka Islamo-Marxism, aka The Filth. The latter were in pouting, infantile retreat, alternately sullen and hysterical, unable to comprehend that the seeming hegemony of their loathsome, totalitarian world view was not invincible after all.

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Groan! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-02-23 03:27
"White males are the scum of the earth . . ." — by Brant Gaede on Fri, 2018-02-23 02:56
Guess Linz is a Klansman because he listens to Verdi & Puccini. — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2018-02-21 23:09

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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Crooked House — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-06-06 07:20
Death of Stalin — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-05-18 09:56
Raphael: The Lord of the Arts — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-04-20 05:55

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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Music of the God Franz — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-05-31 05:56
Just wonderful. Absolutely — by PhilipD on Thu, 2018-05-17 01:43
God Yes ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-05-16 08:40

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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

Veganism—the Latest Form of Sacrifism

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-07-06 04:19

We're used to it that one should sacrifice oneself for God or the State or the Collective—then more latterly the planet. Now it's for the animals.

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Cult of death — by Bruno Turner on Tue, 2018-07-10 19:14
Carnivore/Alpha male versus Soy Boys and Vegan Weaklings — by Sandi on Mon, 2018-07-09 05:06

A Tale of Two Tipplers

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-06-25 00:14

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya with Stefan Jackiw (violin), Music by Farr, Brahms and Tchaikovsky. Michael Fowler Centre 23 June.

If the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra ever played better than this—and they've been playing superbly for years—then this reviewer was not present for it.

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Wonderful piece... — by Olivia on Mon, 2018-06-25 01:25

An Evening with Anton Bruckner

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-06-18 07:19

"An Evening with Simon O'Neill" it was not, even though the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's latest concert at the Michael Fowler Centre was billed as such.


Brilliant Ben Garrison Captures The Filth vs Freedom Perfectly

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-05-29 04:14
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Yeah... — by Olivia on Wed, 2018-05-30 06:49
Charlie Kirk points out ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-05-30 06:16
Noted. — by Jmaurone on Wed, 2018-05-30 01:57

Burnished Bernstein and Cosmic Cacophony

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-05-14 03:37

New Zealand's premier Big Band were in outrageously good form in Wellington on Friday and Saturday nights. The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's hallmark precision and passion, their flagrant virtuosity and sinful zest, were on such shameless display that one feared the arrival of some branch of the Fun Police.


Hideous Hillary in New Zealistan: the Huddle of the Harridans

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-05-07 10:45

That thing came to New Zealistan yesterday, apparently, hard on the heels of Obama bin Laden. Evidently, Comrade Clinton forgot to apply her usual barrow-loads of make-up.

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And the job of the press is — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2018-05-12 09:28
The Thing ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-05-09 05:45
Godzilla Strikes! — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2018-05-09 05:40

Submission to Tax Working Group

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-04-26 07:14

From: Lindsay Perigo
Date: 26 April 2018 at 18:35
Subject: Submission to Tax Working Group
To: submissions@taxworkinggroup.govt.nz

Dear Sir Michael and members of the Tax Working Group,

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Good on you, Linz. — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2018-05-02 09:01
Republished ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-05-02 06:34
Yep — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2018-04-27 10:52

NZSO—Sex Cymbals!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-04-23 07:24

Berlioz, Debussy and Ravel
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Edo de Waart, with Sasha Cooke (mezzo)
Michael Fowler Centre, April 21

Things got underway in a rather puzzling fashion on Saturday night at the Fowler. With the obligatory preliminaries over—switch off cell-phones, join the players in the bar for drinks after the show, etc.—the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra appeared to spend the next eight minutes repeating its tune-up routine and not quite succeeding at it.


It's Official: New Zealand's Prime Minister Declares Her Country a Shithole!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-04-12 08:08

It's Official: New Zealand's Prime Minister Declares Her Country a Shithole

In more enlightened times, within the living memory of many of us, Reaganomics, Thatchernomics and Rogernomics went some way to restoring the characteristics of First World status to the United States, Britain and New Zealand respectively.

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on a related horsey note — by J Cuttance on Fri, 2018-04-13 07:56

Momentous Mahler

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-04-09 03:14

It is said of Gustav Mahler that as a conductor he was a despot and a perfectionist. "To him there was no such thing as a minor detail," Harold C. Schonberg writes. "... Mahler would not tolerate inattentive or careless playing. Never in his life did he encounter an orchestra that satisfied him in his search for perfection." After conducting the premiere of his 5th Symphony in 1904, Mahler himself said, "Nobody understood it. I wish I could conduct the first performance fifty years after my death."


Fottles, Fatwas and Free Speech

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-02-22 09:31

The Fascists of the Left (FOTLs, pronounced “Fottles” and spelled that way henceforth) have won. Free speech in New Zealand is dead. It has been throttled by Fottles.

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Pigeons — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-04-21 00:37
Commie Cuomo Video Got Removed! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-04-19 06:15
Contemptible Cuomo — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-04-18 07:46

Elevate Sir Robert Jones to Lord Jones of Melling!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-02-15 03:57

I'll be giving my own take on the Jones brouhaha and National Business Review's disgusting, loathsome, nauseating, evil, beyond-contemptible cowardice for Muriel Newman's NZCPR-Weekly over the next few days (and publishing it here of course). Meantime, SOLOists can strike a blow for free speech by signing this petition:

https://www.change.org/p/rt-ho...

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Great! — by Olivia on Thu, 2018-02-15 05:50

Back to the Future Indeed!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-02-12 02:56

Summer Pops: Music from the Movies
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hamish McKeich
Michael Fowler Centre, February 9

The NZSO seemed a few players short of an orchestra last Friday night. Maybe some of the musicians were still on summer break; maybe it was felt that the relatively light fare didn't require a full muster. The enthusiastic, if not full, house didn't seem to mind in the least.

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Nino Rota — by Jmaurone on Tue, 2018-02-13 18:58
 Two of the deepest — by yonderwings on Mon, 2018-02-12 16:47

Matthias A Marvel!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-02-06 23:41

NZSO National Youth Orchestra
Music by Beethoven, Elgar and Dvorak.
Conducted by Guy Noble, with Matthias Balzat (cello).
Michael Fowler Centre, February 3.

Preposterously precocious and horrendously handsome cellist Matthias Balzat comprehensively stole the show the other night at the Michael Fowler Centre.


Music of the Gods—'Mario Lanza: Poetry and Passion'

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-02-05 03:34

"Pretty much as close to technically perfect as you can be."

Hot contemporary tenor Joseph Calleja describes one of his most illustrious predecessors, Mario Lanza, in this way in the 2017 Screenbound Pictures documentary, Mario Lanza: The Best of Everything.

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Grazie! — by Derek McGovern on Mon, 2018-02-05 15:18

Amy Peikoff Out-Reasons Tucker Carlson

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-01-23 06:03

Notwithstanding my bitter disagreement with Amy Peikoff over her slavish support for Obleftivism, ARISIS and Bwook the Cwook, I was very impressed by Amy's acquittal of herself on Tucker Carlson Tonight today. Of course, I'd love to eliminate her juvenile quacking and upward-inflecting, but her sentiments were magnificent.

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force and suicide — by Brant Gaede on Wed, 2018-02-14 04:11
Lowest Rung of Hell — by edpowell on Tue, 2018-02-06 05:36
Linz... — by Olivia on Tue, 2018-01-30 04:56

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