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Is Edward Snowden a hero?
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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2011-05-28 07:09
Those of you who've followed my Stratos TV programme Perigo! will have absorbed that it wasn't on in its regular slot last Thursday, and that we somewhat abruptly announced the Mad Butcher interview as being the last of the first series. The reason is that I have signed on with the Don Brash-led Act Party, as Press Secretary to its parliamentary leader John Boscawen, until the election. This will keep me off the streets and TV screens till November.
Perigo! followers will also have noted the empathy between Don Brash and me, even though I'm a 1000% libertarian and he's about a 65% one. In our present crisis, 65% will do me. Quite simply, I believe his becoming Act leader has brought a glimmer of hope to New Zealand's economic and political landscape, which otherwise was unfailingly bleak. I believe that, in these parlous, debt-ridden, Political Correctness-infested circumstances, everyone—including members of Libertarianz—concerned about stopping the rot and initiating a meaningful restart toward freedom and prosperity, should get in behind—on a suck-it-and-see basis, letting Don know that if he doesn't really try to deliver, or becomes captive to those notorious forces within Act alien to freedom and prosperity, then we'll all be out of there before you can say "Epsom." I say this as someone who has fought the conservatives and compulsionists within Act tooth and nail since its inception and delivered Libz, as leader, its highest party vote (by a factor of 600%) since its inception.
This is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party. The Act Party. If I'm wrong, I'll be the first to admit it. But my esteem for Don is such that I believe significant good will come from it all. He's decent (one of the few in politics of whom that can be said), highly intelligent (ditto), and possessed of a sound grasp of free market economics (double-ditto). He knows that the best way to help a starving man is not to keep giving him fish but to teach him how to fish. He shares my passion for overhauling the education system and retrieving it from the child-molesters of the mind. And he's unusually consistent across the board. He voted for voluntary euthanasia and legalised prostitution.
Don is the chief reason I have done what I thought I'd never do: sign up with Act. As I say (please note, aforementioned pedophiles of pedagogy, not "like I say"), it's provisional, conditional and until November only. After that, who knows?
In the meantime, Perigo! is out there on YouTube, with every likelihood of its coming back. The irrepressible Lady Slapper and I had such fun (for the most part) putting it there. Personally, as I've said, I could die happy right now knowing I'd done the Atlas special.
Please, everyone, help make that one go viral.
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