I am and shall remain a devotee of Mr Perigo

Damien Grant's picture
Submitted by Damien Grant on Mon, 2013-02-11 06:13

Last night I told Lindsay that I was going to take a break from SOLO, and in the process told him that I was a fan.
As is his style, Lindsay pointed out that I was more effusive in private about him than I had been in public. That is true; perhaps the nature of this blog is not conductive to such statements. Let me rectify this.

Lindsay has had a profound influence on my thinking. Especially after he left TVNZ and became a full-time libertarian and occasional Politically Incorrect cardboard cut-out poster boy; complete with glass of red wine and cigarette. I read what he wrote and listened to what he said.

I’m a great admirer of Lindsay. He was a fantastic broadcaster (someone should give him a gong), had the talent to be there during the transformation of New Zealand and cover it up close.

Holding such controversial views comes at a cost. Those who live only in the shadowy corners of the internet sometimes do not understand this. To stand by your views, damn the consequences, takes courage. I admire such courage.

I am and shall remain a devotee of Mr Perigo. I do not always agree with him but my views have been shaped by his influence. Since being here I’ve had cause to re-read Rand and see it with new eyes.

I am not an Objectivist but I am a libertarian and I am a fan of Lindsay Perigo.

Damian, sorry to see you go.

Tom Burroughes's picture

Damian, sorry to see you go. Come back some time - I thought that by the end of our "free will" thread that we were getting into some interesting territory, which is how the better debates go. I share your view about the value of being able to duke it out here on this website.

Good point Commander

gregster's picture

The mess of contradictions must have been unbearable in the end, and he's decided to spend more time with his family, as is, too, predetermined.

Well, that's some good things

Richard Wiig's picture

Well, that's some good things I suppose, but it's not like you could really help yourself.

Cheers Damian. Haven't

Sam Pierson's picture

Cheers Damian. Haven't engaged with you much but enjoyed your contributions. Keep up the good op-eds in the NZH.

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