Sunday, October 07, 2012

Garth George on the rampage again

I find it ironic - and slightly disturbing that the Bay of Plenty Times resident oligarch (I mean columnist) GarthGeorge has the affront to write an article on the subject of freedom, when Garth is (almost) the biggest control freak to write a regular column in the BOP Times.

Garth is a firm believer in the use of force, and is constantly banging on about making this that or the other thing compulsory - forcing others to comply with his version of Freedom.

I liken Garth to that other misunderstood pin up boy for freedom - Che Guevara.

Not that Garth is a mass murderer like Che, but, like Che, Garth wants the freedom to oppress others (by the use of force) to comply with his idea of freedom.

It just goes to show how screwed up society is when we cannot comprehend the meaning of such a simple word.  He must have majored at the government school of spin to enable him to have such a twisted interpretation of the word.

Governments are constantly guilty of such practice - ie TAX= theft, or unbundling the loop = privatising a companies private assets - to name a couple.

For the benefit of Garth (and those of you who are also confused on the meaning of the word) I state the following:

The basic concept of freedom is that if you wish to be free, then you must allow others the same courtesy, or in the words of Abraham Lincoln: Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.

Ayn Rand said:
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities (or freedom.)

And finally words of wisdom from Ronald Reagan:
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We don't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

Do us a favour George - stick to your knitting, and leave freedom to those who know what it really means, and who care for it enough to protect it from those who wish to destroy it.

Herbal Highs

Front page news in the BOP Times today states: Herbal High makes kids psychotic.

Here is my letter to the editor on the subject


If people were not forced to seek alternative, man-made alternatives to recreational drugs, perhaps they would not resort to P or K2 and other so called “herbal Highs” (which are only herbal in they are vegetable matter - sprayed with a man-made chemical.)

Perhaps if people were to mind their own business and stop being everybody's nanny, telling them what they can and cannot do with their lives, bodies and income this would not be an issue.

If they were to admit the ineffectual squillion dollar war on drugs makes criminals of people who are hurting nobody but themselves, and only leads them to commit crime in order to fund something they could otherwise pick in their own garden, or purchase from a chemist.

If they were prepared to educate others on the dangers of drugs instead of use force on them (the most uncivilised action one human can enact upon another - a crime in itself) things would be different.

I don’t condone cannabis or recreational drug use, but I respect peoples right to take them if they chose - I don’t believe in victimnless crime.

This is front page news created by you who insist on giving permission to big government to interfere in your personal lives. You have created your very own Frankenstein, just so you can have something to be outraged over - I would laugh if the situation was not so dire.