Sunday, August 26, 2007

We are not alone...

This impassioned plea from a New Zealander is doing the rounds of the internet. It is proving remarkably popular and reminds us that the UK is not the only place where the people have, through a general lack of attention and by many acts of omission, progressively allowed themselves to be tyrannised by their "leaders" mindlessly pandering to the opinions and attitudes of minorities.


I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individuals or their culture. I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone who is seeking a better life by coming To New Zealand.

However, there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country and apparently some born here, need to understand. This idea of New Zealand being a multicultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity. As NewZealanders,we have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own lifestyle.

Our culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom, even died for it. We Speak ENGLISH or MAORI , not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian or any other language. Therefore if you wish to become part of New Zealand society, -- Learn the language!

"In God we trust "is our national Motto. This is not some Christian, right wing, political slogan. We adopted this motto because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools.

If God offends you, then it is recommended that you consider another part of the world as your new home, Because God is part of our culture. If the Southern Cross offends you, or you don't like "A FAIR GO", then you should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet. We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, and we really don't care how you did things where you came from.

This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, AND OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and or griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our National Motto, or Our Way Of Life, then you are Highly encouraged to take advantage of one other great New Zealand freedom: "THE RIGHT TO LEAVE"

If you aren't happy here then go! We didn't force you to come here. YOU asked to be here. So accept the country that accepted YOU. Pretty easy really, when you think about it. I figure if we all keep passing this to our friends (and enemies) it will also, sooner or later, get back to the complainers, let's all try;


A New Zealander

Gosh. The UK had better dispatch a boatload of diversity officers of all types to help re-educate the misguided folk of new Zealand to re-engineer a society fit for anyone but the indigenous majority population to enjoy. After all, we're world leaders at that sort of thing, as the Mullahs of Londonistahn will attest.

In fact, why not dispatch a few hundred boatloads of surveillance camera installers, H&S enforcement officers, speed trap operators and bin inspectors? Do you think we can spare them...?

Brown's Britain: enterprise at a price

One of the many vital things that TV shows like The Apprentice have failed to convey is the vast cost of setting up almost any enterprise that employs people in the UK these days.

Business start ups face massive costs of compliance with legislation that ranges from the absurd to the absurdly ridiculous. A general rule of thumb from one firm of accountants suggests that unless you have £50k to "vapourise" on the non-productive essentials of a business start up, you are going to run out of funding before the cash register rings once. Either that, or you will have to risk "cutting some corners".

The margins required to support costs of running a business in the real world mean that eBayers in Hong Kong can eat the costs of shipping, and still undercut everyone paying the price of Brown's profligate Britain.

Precious few new business founders can expect to earn anything like the sort of take-home pay they can get working for any one of the giant companies/organisations or "made up" public purse opportunities that have thrived Brown's socialist utopia. The chances are that even pretend policepeople - Community Support Officers - will take home more than money than someone trying to set up a new business. And they will certainly be paid more per hour.

Business owners have to try and believe that the satisfaction and flexibility of being their own bosses makes up the difference; and take comfort in the certain knowledge that they won't have time to spend any money, even if they did have it to spend.

So instead of actually getting on and running their own businesses, the faces from reality business shows all seem stuck in a "media-warp", aware that their only asset is their fast fading public profile. So let's have a bit more reality in the next series of the Apprentice and see the contestants try and operate a real business, and then report back with their findings. The real world is not a bunch of media wannabes charging off in a Chrysler Voyager to harass a few unlucky souls around London by trying to sell them services and products they really don't need or want in a few hours.

Although it will not be instant gratification TV, the more useful message is that real businesses take time and money to conceive, plan and establish - and that process has been made hugely more complex and costly as a result of 10 years of Labour's meddling and endless interfering legislation. Which is something that suits the big companies (the sort that can afford to donate to political parties and whose bosses traditionally "bought" gongs) who can afford specialist departments to manage the endless compliance and technical issues arising, because the opportunity for eager and fast-moving competition to erode their cosy cartels is diminished by every new diktat from the EU.

Especially those many companies whose suppliers and offshore manufacturing facilities exist in places where the overheads are kept low precisely because there are none of the impositions of the nannying legislation that has removed Europe's ability to compete in world markets.

The SS and its propaganda machine

News of another drive-by shooting in a police "no go" area - this time on a BMX bike - has spurred fad-conscious tory Boy Wonder David Cameron to suggest that perhaps we might park more esoteric (and possibly irrelevant issues) to look to the core decline of British society during ten years of Stealth Socialism (SS), where the propaganda role of Goebbels has been eagerly adopted and executed by the BBC.

TMP thinks Cameron right to try and shift the debate from the obvious symptoms to the more subtle causes, but regrets how badly managed he has been by his PR mentors over the past few months. His worthy cause may be devalued by the systematic carping of a BBC that is now a barely disguised propaganda machine that is controlled by a cabal of minorities drawn from the chattering classes of Islington that exemplify most of what went wrong with the UK during the Blair Presidency, as traditional "middle England traditional values" were systematically undermined to promote a left-leaning agenda.

The BBC has done its best to assist the SS by sensationally exaggerating the day-to-day risks of life, terrifying the gullible with shows like East Enders, Casualty and Crimewatch, and the sensational and biased way that News is presented. A climate has been created in which the public will apparently accept the numerous impositions of mostly unaccountable petty authority ranging from blanket surveillance by CCTV, cellphone records, and storecards to shoe inspections that might once have caused riots even during wartime.

Countless age-old traditions, liberties and freedoms have been binned in the past ten years, and we appear to be no safer - all of which is inescapably traceable to Labour's double whammy of allowing the Muslim population of the UK to reach some 3m, and then pissing them all off mightily with the Blair/Bush "crusades". The police who are left largely powerless to cope with over 2000 serious terror suspects, yearn for the good old days of the IRA - but gratefully accept any excuse and opportunity to get your DNA on their national computer database "just in case"...

We are expected to dutifully and stoically accept that travelling through an airport now involves an absurd series of mindless impositions enforced by the stormtroopers of the SS who realise that they have found the ultimate cushy jobs that they could never hope to find in the competitive world.

As middle England struggles to pay its mortgage, look after its families and mind its own business - the BBC drives-by and its collection of lefties and luvvies and lean out of their tax-funded limo and spray it with carefully constructed psychological ploys that constantly grind away at the notion that it is right and proper to want to bring up a family with two parents (of diverse gender) in attendance, expecting the police to enforce the law in favour of the interests of the majority of "decent people".

The celebration of ever more challenging misfits and weirdness in general could be explained as car-crash media by commercial channels (why does Big Brother spring to mind?) desperate for eyeballs to sell at any cost to quality and taste - but the whole point of the BBC was that it did not need to scrape away at the lowest common denominators of society and keeping turning over stones in its quest for sensationalist material.

Perhaps the most heinous crime of all is the way that the BBC has presided over a period when the now-too-large-to-be-challenged empire of Rupert Murdoch has grabbed the high ground and now effectively controls newsprint and TV from his offshore tax havens. Moreover, Sky is now doing an effective job of mopping up consumer broadband supply.

It's apparent that the age of scheduled broadcasting is just about over, so it's clearly time for the BBC to be disbanded. The changed nature of technology provides for some very creative options in the way that this can be done and serve the public interest that has been so cynically ignored of late.

In the wake of the personal video recorder and Internet, the word "broadcaster" may be about to become as quaintly irrelevant as "stage coach" was after the Model T revolutionised personal transport. Given that the BBC has been central to the insidious process that has undermining UK society and community for the past 10 years, TMP suggests that it is time to disband the major centres, and hand the BBC regional offices over to local regional content creators, with a remit to serve and listen to the majority voices of their communities.

And then the audience can vote with its cash.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

When America Sneezes....

August is known in the media trade as the silly season, but there's nothing much to giggle about at the present financial "meltdown".

Arguably it's a bit more important than floods, foot and mouth and even a couple of lunatics trying to blow up a Jeep in Glasgow, since this touches all our lives in an economy that has been "re-tuned" over the past ten years to pay for the copper bottomed pensions of public employees. The pension funds that rely on stable and growing equity markets to fund private pensions are getting hammered, which means their customers are also getting hammered, although the value of a pension may seem a tad remote to those not within striking distance of retirement age.

However, the Tories are at last making Tory-like noises in terms of tax cutting; and the Labour Party responds as expected with tales of scares of cuts in public services. But by now a growing section of the public will be wondering just what benefit has actually accrued from the extra billions taken in taxes (especially those stolen from pension funds) by Gordon Brown have gone during his reign as Chancellor. But don't wonder to long and hard, because the short answer is that nearly all of it has been wasted.

One glib answer is that the cash nearly all has gone on employing many who could not find a productive job elsewhere in the economy, for the simple reasons that there are precious few productive jobs in the UK economy these days. Minding speed cameras, monitoring diversity quotients in local councils and weighing dustbins does not actually help us in global markets.

In fact, some aberrations like the pernicious Health and Safety culture that now prevails positively curtail our competitiveness in global markets, where many of the most productive economies would dismiss most of the absurdities the H&S Nazis impose on us all as the work of people with nothing better to do. Which of course, they don't.

Against this background of pointless work creation and given that public purse pays for some 30% of all UK employment, the idea that half of that cash can be saved without threatening the necessary public services doesn't seem quite so improbable. Let's hope Cameron hasn't damaged himself too much already so that a dose of policies built on inescapable economic realities that are denied by Labour will get the hearing they deserve.