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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:


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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Ugly Wymmin explain white supremacy — by Bruno T on Wed, 2018-08-29 12:52
Simple Answer — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-08-11 02:25
Tommy Readied for Execution Again — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-08-10 09:55

'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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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
September 14 — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-09-13 20:50

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

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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Obleftivists in the Catholic Church? — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2018-09-01 05:45
Oh to have Objectivists ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-08-30 06:50
We still don't know ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2018-08-25 06:42

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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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
Yes indeed — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-08-28 06:26

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

#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 T 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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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

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 T 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 T 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.


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