Deregulation huh?

31 10 2008


South Australian destroyers of freedom – Xenophon and Atkinson

28 10 2008

It’s no surprise to me, the MP Nick Xenophon has shown support for the recent internet censorship bill.   

Xenophon is the lowest of the low IMO. 
He is an extreme statist as represented by his No pokies platform.  He’s a media whore who seems to have sucked in a large amount of nanny stater public in SA in particular.  He used to be forever having his picture taken by the Advertiser newspaper – far more than any other politician – until he decided (like a power luster) to move to federal politics.  Now he probably doesn’t give a rats arse about small fry South Australian newspapers – at least this has done my blood pressure good.

Unfortunately South Australia’s other claim to censorship support is attorney general Michael Atkinson – he’s the reason 18+ video games are banned in the whole of Australia.  His vote was the decider on this issue at the latest legislative review.

It’s quite depressing to think the people who should be respected protectors of our freedoms, are in actuality simultaneously destroying our freedoms and abdicating on their job responsibilities. 

IMO Xenophon and Atkinson are immoral and harmful people.   The practical consequences of these two include: wasting tax payer’s money, potentially creating a black market economies, violating the rights of honest businessmen, using up valuable police resources and most likely increasing levels of irresponsibility in the general populace.   

It’ll be a great day when they lose their jobs (I hold little hope for them redeeming themselves), and I and everyone in Australia will be better off for it.

Will Australian internet be subjected to compulsory government censorship?

28 10 2008

For any readers who do not wish Australia to be subjected to immoral and compulsory internet censorship by those f#ckwits who are supposed to protect our freedoms (ie: the government), this sit emay help

Has addresses of ministers to contact etc.


Hidden Tax of Rules.

27 10 2008

Great article for those blaming the current financial crisis on “capitalism” a concept the accusers probably can’t even define.

Capitalism is a political system designed to fully protect private property rights and voluntary business transactions.

Or according to
capitalism/ An economic and political system characterized by a free market for goods and services and private control of production and consumption.

It’s a black and white state of affairs.  Either you protect people’s property rights or you don’t.  Once property rights or voluntary transaction freedoms have been violated, then the extent of this violation becomes irrelevant (in the context of political systems classification). 

The following are symptoms of a mixed economy, not capitalism:
a central bank, medicare, state schools, welfare, every income or capital tax, tax rebates and grants, regulations, price controls, tarriffs, building restrictions, etc etc ad nauseum.

True capitalism has not existed anywhere in the world during the 20th century or arguably in any period of human history. But it’s no secret that this un-tested system is hated and feared by many especially the churches and governments of the world.  Watch any Disney movie, the rich guy is evil and hated.

Today’s western world governments are “mixed economy” systems that some like me would argue are actually more leaning towards socialism than capitalism.

In the words of Ayn Rand:

‘One of the methods used by statists to destroy capitalism consists in establishing controls that tie a given industry hand and foot, making it unable to solve its problems, then declaring that freedom has failed and stronger controls are necessary.’

–Ayn Rand, The Voice Reason

‘If a detailed, factual study were made of all those instances in the history of American industry which have been used by the statists as an indictment of free enterprise and as an argument in favor of a government-controlled economy, it would be found that the actions blamed on businessmen were caused, necessitated, and made possible only by government intervention in business. The evils, popularly ascribed to big industrialists, were not the result of an unregulated industry, but of government power over industry. The villain in the picture was not the businessman, but the legislator, not free enterprise, but government controls.’

–Ayn Rand, “Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal”