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Saving Free Speech from Profa

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-11-27 00:23

It was reassuring to read on WhaleOil about a new organisation called Advance Australia which humans are joining " to make sure their beloved country doesn’t succumb to rampant radicalism or political correctness" of the kind viciously promoted by the Soros-funded group GetUp. We could do with something like Advance Australia in New Zealand, where sub-humans—biological humans who nonetheless renounce reason and repair to force—are attempting to end free speech at every turn. They are our local Antifa, except that Antifa should be called (and will be by me henceforth) "Profa" because they are pro-fascist. In their behaviour, appearance and mindless malice they are the modern-day version of Mussolini's Blackshirts. In their beliefs they are Islamo-Marxists, which makes them fascists also.

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Legal Weasel Phrases — by Luke Setzer on Sat, 2018-12-01 12:15
Racial "disharmony"?!? — by Bruno on Fri, 2018-11-30 01:22
A very, very excellent piece... — by Olivia on Wed, 2018-11-28 06:59

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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This is what we need from ARI!! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2019-01-12 07:54
Now here’s someone who took free speech too far... — by Olivia on Thu, 2018-12-20 07:27
Farage... — by Olivia on Wed, 2018-12-05 10:02

Breathtaking, Bewitching, Blazing Beethoven!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-11-25 06:10

Beethoven Symphonies 1 & 9. New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Edo De Waart, conductor; Madeleine Pierard, Soprano; Simon O'Neill, tenor; Anthony Robin Schneider, bass; Voices NZ Choir. Michael Fowler Centre, Friday November 23, 2018

This occasion was nothing short of astounding—and clearly nothing less was expected. Every seat was occupied. Overflow audience were seated behind the choir. Paramedics were on standby in case of a stampede of the claustrophobic. The Band were in the same stellar form they've been in all year.

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Fantastic piece! — by Olivia on Tue, 2018-11-27 04:13

'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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China's Thought Police — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-09-18 21:12
September 17 — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-09-16 20:08
Make Orwell Fiction Again — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-09-14 10:13

#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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Bwook the Snowflake — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-11-21 05:30
Bwook the Liar — by Grant Jones on Wed, 2018-11-21 02:06
Superior sharpness from Rand... — by Olivia on Wed, 2018-10-24 22:39

FilthWatch—Fake News

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-08-28 05:23

This will be a permanently blue-stickied thread showcasing one of the most loathsome components of The Filth: Fake News. Feel free to contribute.

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More Repulsive CNN — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-09-25 05:40
Obleftivist Fake News CNN Pin-Up Boy Lemon ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-08-30 06:13
Tucker and Glenn Expose The Filth — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-08-29 04:15

#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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Italy improves firearms legislation — by Bruno on Fri, 2018-09-14 08:46
Hungary KASSes! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-09-14 06:34
Let It Be He! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-09-13 04:30

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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Call Me By Your Name — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-09-28 08:25
Old Doco on Rupert Brooke — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-09-19 05:23
Crooked House — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-06-06 07:20

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 Beyond the Gods! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2018-11-10 08:02
RIP Goddess Montserrat — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-10-11 06:22
Music of the God Max — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-09-24 06:39

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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

Life on the Level

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2019-01-13 07:51

"Can we ever have life on the level?" asks Ayn Rand in her journals.

Having been an admirer of her for nearly 40 years, but also a (very naive) student of human nature, I would answer: only among the "lower" animals. You will seldom if ever find the on-the-levelness in any "human" that you see here exhibited by this dog.

His name is "Barack" for reasons that have nothing to do with me. The "mummy" referred to in this vid is my sister. At the time of this recording he was dying from spinal cancer, and each day was different. Because of mummy's work commitments, many days the burden of care was on me. As you will see, this day was a good one, but he died not long after.

Here is the innocence, the sincerity, the on-the-levelness, the no-hidden-agenda love that is impossible to find among so-called humans such as the other Barack who are, like the ARI, driven by Satan and Soros. Disgusting, cosmically evil sub-humans. When we uncover why this is so, we shall have discovered humanity's redemption.

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Dog — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2019-01-16 09:06

Merry Christmas SOLOists!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-12-23 06:10

Roberto Alagna sings O Holy Night. No prizes for guessing who inspired this then-young man to become a singer. The filming and directing are not optimal, but who cares in the face of such glorious singing?! Roberto's idol, whom he so closely resembles here, would be proud of him. And I hope this gets up the snotty noses of ghastly (is there any other kind?) Obleftivists. May 2019 see the crushing of filthy Obleftivism and the filthy Islamo-Marxism it promotes!

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Beautiful Holy Night! — by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2018-12-31 15:23
Bing sings! — by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2018-12-31 15:12
The Great Caruso — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-12-27 05:33

The Lost, Civilised Art of Listening

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-11-28 09:14

I took a lesson with a speech pupil tonight. To my surprise he informed me he'd just watched my interview from 1994 on MSTV with Jose Carreras, and said it made him realise the truth of my routine observations about the inability of anyone nowadays, on or off TV, to listen.

Everyone talks over everyone else, in the most disgusting fry-quacking, attention-seeking tones imaginable. Everyone thinks his is the only opinion that counts. It's a short step from that to everyone bashing everyone else over the head. The level of primordial contempt involved in both is not distant. I would urge people to note how in the Bruno/Linzio transmissions, there is ample listening and ample talking by both of us. True conversations, without compromising our ability and right to disagree.

Here's the interview. Note how at the end, Jose himself remarks how unusual it was:

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Subtitles vs Voiceover — by Bruno on Wed, 2018-12-12 09:11
Rebel With a Cause — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-12-09 14:19
Vincent Price Was Gold Standard! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-12-09 06:18

Lars Stars!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-10-30 23:11

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra with Lars Vogt (piano/conductor), Music by Beethoven, Mozart and Webern, Michael Fowler Centre 26 October

It's always reassuring, in a time of relentless, mindless war against all things dead, European and male, to be able to savour composers and performances such as these. New Zealand Opera's stellar production of Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme a few weeks back was one such occasion. That people flocked in such numbers to revel in such rapturous music was convincing evidence that the forces of barbarism have not yet triumphed.


Classically Classy

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-09-18 23:31

Classical Hits
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Hamish McKeich, Conductor
Andrew Joyce, Cello
Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, Sat Sept 15

Why couldn't Juliet have awoken from her drug-induced coma in time to stop Romeo, who thought she was dead, swallowing his own poisonous potion, thus obviating any grisly necessity to dispatch herself with his dagger to join him in death? Did not Shakespeare realise that three hundred years on Tchaikovsky would have melted as many hearts with a happy ending?


Strav vs Rach: Hell vs Heaven!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-08-29 23:21

Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments; Symphony in Three Movements
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Edo do Waart, conductor, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, August 24, 2018

In my review of the NZSO's recent Beethoven/Brahms concert, I noted:


Beethoven & Brahms—The Best!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-08-22 02:44

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edo de Waart, with Augustin Hadelich (violin). Music by Beethoven and Brahms. Michael Fowler Centre 18 August.

The sonata, the concerto and the symphony are among the greatest achievements of mankind. They reached their apogee in the nineteenth century. They have been under assault since the early part of the twentieth, when Stravinsky and others launched a war on melody and beauty.


Prizes, Prima Donnas and Pony-Tails

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-07-24 04:25

"The only thing better than singing," said Ella Fitzgerald, "is more singing." There's been a singing-fest in New Zealand these past few days, of a kind that reminds us that opera singing in particular is one of the great glories of humanity.


Music of the God Verdi Alert

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-07-20 07:10

Live stream of concert version of Aida to begin at 7.30 pm. Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and sundry soloists (not SOLOists):


Essence of KASS

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-07-19 22:31

Joe DiGenova is magnificent here. This, as opposed to Obleftivism and Trump Derangement Syndrome, is what OrgOism needs:


The Ecstasy and the Agony

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-07-17 03:10

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jaime Martin with Simon Trpčeski (piano).
Music by Shostakovich and Grieg.
Michael Fowler Centre, July 13.

The day after this concert I spoke at a pro-freedom of speech rally at Parliament. For me there was a synergy between these events. Freedom of artistic expression was unknown to Dmitri Shostakovich for most of his career.

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It wasn't Stalin ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-07-19 03:13
When listening to his Romance.... — by Olivia on Thu, 2018-07-19 03:11
How sad... — by Olivia on Thu, 2018-07-19 02:53

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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Media Release — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-07-25 00:42
Media Release — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-07-23 04:54
A fantastic and inspirational — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2018-07-21 21:43

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 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

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 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 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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#LoveAmerica — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-07-31 05:48
"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

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

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