How Did You Get Here? #3

Following on from previous lists here and here, another list of search terms people used to arrive here.  I’m a tiny bit intrigued at the weird and wonderful digital conduits through the internet that facilitate these random visits.

Here’s the latest batch of wonderful word combinations, exactly as they were typed, in no particular order, that have been typed into a search engine which then cause an algorithm to point this way…

  • search engines with no shit
  • can being tased keep you awake
  • the warden off holes
  • be alert not alarmed fridge magnet
  • meaning of deliberate
  • billionares are narcissist
  • sociopath promoted
  • sociopathic shit
  • boycott cigarette
  • i fucken hate you tony abbott
  • boxing kangaroo southern cross racist
  • isis are full of crap @wordpress.com
  • wick is drug legislation
  • australia fucked up country
  • fuck the asylum seekers
  • i fucking hate boats
  • mh370 barrell rolls
  • chart scott morrison asylum seekers boat miranda devine
  • working of rapturing machine
  • tony abbott’s religious wars
  • stop fucking australia
  • photos of this shits gotta stop [a potential stalker? – WB]
  • {searchterms
  • isis what is this shit
  • fucked in australia
  • apology to peter norman shit’s gotta stop
  • i hate s ott morrison
  • australian job market fucked
  • gotta stop using drugs
  • australians fucking
  • tony abbott’s team terror
  • ancient egyptian unclothed women
  • jindalee radar mh370
  • isis shit of the earth
  • twitter arab boobs
  • image, at some point this shit gotta stop
  • tantrum tony abbott
  • صناعة حجول الحمام  [Google Translation: ‘Hjul bathroom industry’ – WB]
  • xanophobia burners
  • tony abbott and global warming
  • fox eating a chicken
  • search parties lead astray mh370
  • fucking ostreliyan butetions
  • tony abbott narcissist
  • fucked up shit in australia
  • tits press image
  • wolf eating a chicken
  • tony abbott tsunami fool

The anti-Australia sentiment continues…, and, so much cussin’ entered into search fields…  Kids these days…

Wick Burner

Climate Change Conspiracy? Aah, Nope, Nope, Nope

RANT WARNING

a coal plant in the UK

Innocent Plant Food

Some readers might know that I don’t mind the odd conspiracy theory.

A few of these theories are “pretty wacky”.  Some of them I adhere to because they are possible or plausible – not because I believe them to be absolute truths – mostly because they are in some way or on some level more believable than the ‘official line’.  At least, to me they are…  They also may play a supporting role in the veracity of other semi-connected conspiracy theories that I find at least somewhat believable.

This is the thing with conspiracy theories.  Once you place any stock in one, it’s almost impossible to not be intrigued by other, similar or connected, theories, and to see the appeal of the theory.

Let’s cut straight to the chase.  If I was asked, “Welcome, Wick, and thanks for joining us on the global feed television service. Tell me, in your widely-esteemed opinion, how many conspiracy theories are actually true?”, I would give this answer: 60% of them are more true than not – or, to put it another way, the ‘mainstream’ story or account is less believable than the conspiracy theory 6 times out 10.  This assessment does not include the really wacky ones (the moon is a hologram, reptilian aliens disguised as people wear crowns and live in palaces, barcodes are the Mark of The Beast and if you buy something with a barcode you will go to Hell, etc.)

I suppose the BIG KAHUNA of conspiracy theories is the ‘World Domination’-style suite of theories.  These theories range across a whole spectrum of beliefs.  Belief in some versions of these theories is usually based on the politics of the theorist, in others it is based on a disparate set of anecdotal, poorly-sourced, or speculative ‘evidence’, usually concocted and collated in a way that supports the adherents’ lifestyle or personal ‘security’ (usually financial and/or social).

Anyway, I doth digress too much… one of these World Domination conspiracy theories has had (and I’m not overstating this), and is continuing to have, a deleterious effect on human progress and the health of the environment as a whole, and it goes like this:

Human-induced climate change is not a real phenomenon, is an artificial ‘global emergency’, and the United Nations is behind a global conspiracy to subvert the sovereignty of nations under the guise of ‘saving the world from carbon pollution’, eventually forming a one-world government and subverting us all to their will.  Or something like that…

On some level, whether they admit it or not, most climate change deniers believe this or some version of it.  And this forms a (visible or not) supporting membrane for all of their self-serving arguments against taking action to reduce emissions from burning dinosaurs.

This conspiracy theory is complete bullshit.

To state the bleeding obvious: POLLUTION IS BAD.  And it just so happens that it IMPACTS NEGATIVELY ON OUR ENVIRONMENT AND ON US.  These are simple, indisputable, facts.

To argue against action on reducing pollution emitted from the manufactured thermal processes of our civilisation is only ever done for self-serving reasons.  Usually money and/or tribal politics and/or religious beliefs and/or weak fear.  More facts.

Action on pollution would ‘just happen’, almost organically, based on scientific observation and advice and public will, if there weren’t enormous opposing pressure from vested interests with massive investments in polluting enterprises and no interest in doing positive for anyone but themselves.  Bonus facts.

We’re at that tipping point now, where clean and renewable energy is becoming cheaper and better than conventional non-renewable options.  But the push-back from the entrenched incumbents with their 19th-century paradigms is a strong one, well-sold to appeal to the lowest common denominator, and to cast doubt and fear into the issue.  Just to maintain the status quo and continue clawing in as much as possible regardless of the consequences for anyone else.  Stax o’ facts.

These facts induce much anger in a certain ranty web-logger…

I’ll calm down now.

So, let’s wrap this up.

Is there some conspiracy to convince us that pollution is somehow responsible for impacting negatively on the local environment and global climate systems in order to impose a tyrannical one-world government?  Nope, nope, nope.

All of this… this.. these words, just to say this:

THE MOST DAMAGING CONSPIRACY THEORY OF ALL FEEDS AND SUSTAINS AND DISTRACTS FROM THE MOST DAMAGING ACTUALLY REAL CONSPIRACY IN FACT, WHICH IS THE SYSTEM YOU EXIST IN, WHICH IS KILLING THE PLANET AND WHATEVER GETS IN ITS WAY, AND WHICH CHERISHES AN ARTIFICIAL CONSTRUCT (MONEY) ABOVE LIFE ITSELF.

It just so happens that pollution is responsible for impacting negatively on the local environment and on global climate systems, and is also very likely to directly cause major catastrophic long-term damage to the planet we live on.  Go figure.

It just so happens that CO² is plant food.  But what fucking good is that when you keep chopping the trees down?  Pumping energy into a system you barely understand while simultaneously aggressively reducing the ability of that system to absorb said energy is a losing game.  Energy never dies, it just changes.

There IS a ‘subconscious conspiracy of collusion’ amongst the current power elite and many leaders of industry that seeks only to serve itself and preserve the power and the money, the money and the power.

The actually real conspiracies that seek to dominate you and subvert your will and make you easier to manage and keep you poor and keep them rich, are those same mix and loose network of ‘leaders’ that want to keep burning shit to make money because it’s easy and it suits them to do so.

The actually real conspiracies are right in front of us all, making and breaking laws, protecting friends and associates, being voted for by your neighbour, sailing a yacht bought with the blood of children, believing that some people deserve a better life than other people, paying back favours for services rendered, rendering services for favours repaid down the line.  You get the picture.

I type all this, and it seems I am stating the obvious.  But this can’t be true.  If this was commonly accepted knowledge, it wouldn’t be allowed to continue.  Hence the push-back, for this reason as well, I guess.  Gotta stave off that old chestnut, revolution…

I can’t open anyone’s eyes to what is plain to see if they will only refuse to see it.  All I can hope is that the tipping point hurries its way here, and we can get through to the other side and get on with the job of cleaning up our act.  That may not be allowed be happen.  Or it might.  Think positive.  Press ‘Publish’.

I need a drink.

Wick Burner

Birthdays For Dead People

A pic of dead malcolmx

Dead.  Let’s Eat Cake.

I find it bizarre that we ‘celebrate’ the birthdays of assassinated or otherwise deceased notable figures of recent history, rather than the assassination/death date.

Yesterday (May 19) was Malcolm X Day.  Great.  That’s the day he was born.  But he was killed on February 21, torn open by 21 lumps of lead.  Why isn’t the observance day February 21?

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is another one – celebrated around MLK’s birthday (January 15).  Wouldn’t it be more appropriate to ‘celebrate’ the life of MLK on April 4, the day he was murdered?

Hasn’t their life had more of an impact on society as a whole because they were killed?

Interesting to note, as comparison, that many ‘Saints Days’ are celebrated or observed on the day that particular individual, real or imagined, was martyred (burned alive, impaled, boiled in oil, whatever).

Jesus H. Christ has the ‘most holy day of the year’ as the day he was allegedly speared on the crucifix, and the supposed resurrection day is a poor cousin a couple of days later.

Maybe I’m missing something…

Side note: Australia doesn’t celebrate people by way of observance days, apart from Queen Elizabeth Saxe-Coburg and Gotha’s birthday (not celebrated on or near her actual birthday), so I could only refer to foreign (US) observance days.  We don’t even have Harold Holt Day, for fuck’s sake.  But, then again, Australia didn’t even bother to have an inquiry into his disappearance – too much effort, and there was beer to be drunk… and then someone thought it would be a real hoot to name a swimming pool after him…

Yours in perplexed confusion,

Wick Burner

Don’t Mention The B-1

Pentagon says B-1 On It’s Way To Australia.

Then tiny tony says ‘No’, Then Pentagon says ‘Oops’.

Picture of a Bomber

On The Way; Already Here

Link to news: Tony Abbott confirms US has no plans to send B-1 bombers to Australia, says defence official ‘misspoke’

As part of US ‘defense’ actions, a lot of Marines and their assorted hangers-on are soon to be based in Darwin.

A statement issued overnight by the Assistant US Defense Secretary clearly stated, “We will be placing additional air force assets in Australia as well as B-1 bombers and surveillance aircraft”.

Some people, mostly from China, and a good handful from Australia as well, got a bit flustered at the very thought of this.

Then came the ‘correction': “I understand that the official misspoke and that the US does not have any plans to base those aircraft in Australia,” abbott said.

I’ll say two things about this issue:

  1. If the Assistant US Defense Secretary says that a certain piece of hardware is on its way, well you can bet that that is what has been planned.
  2. The B-1 is/was already here.  I know this because I have seen it flying, more than once.  One particularly memorable encounter was at night, the B-1 flying very low and slow; probably moving from one RAAF base to another (East Sale to Edinburgh, I suspect), back in the 90’s.  I well remember calling the RAAF the following day to report an ‘unusual sighting’ of what I considered to be a military aircraft operating outside its usual performance envelope.  I was assured that while there was no record of this particular flight plan, that military aircraft can and did fly wherever they damn well liked; and they didn’t necessarily have to log their plans with civilian agencies.

Yours in shared responsibility for defence of our wide brown land, and posturing our forces in a manner provocative to the Chinese,

Wick Burner

Free West Papua

The Morning Star Flag

The Morning Star Flag

Australia’s closest geographical neighbour is the world’s second-largest island, New Guinea.  The eastern half of this island is the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, and the western half is West Papua, now consisting of two Indonesian provinces.

In 1975, Papua New Guinea was declared independent after decades of overlapping German, British, and Australian administration, and the post-war union of the Papua and New Guinea territories in 1949.

In the same year, The Dutch attempted to leave behind an independent West Papuan nation when departing the region after 149 years of colonial rule.  Indonesia, however, claimed rights of sovereignty over West Papua, moved in while the world looked elsewhere, and in 1969 a plebiscite known as the ‘Act Of Free Choice‘ resulted in the annexation of West Papua to the Republic of Indonesia – neatly presented to the UN as the ‘will of the people’.  One can probably guess that there was not a lot of ‘free choice’ in the coercive actions employed by Indonesia…

All of this happened before the invention of mobile phones, so is ancient history.  BUT, the native inhabitants of West Papua are still being harassed, assaulted, arrested, raped, and murdered by Indonesia’s military to the present day.

AND, much of this oppressive behaviour is performed with direct tacit approval, and with indirect (but only slightly) military and economic support, from the government of Australia (and the US).

“Detachment 88 logo” * – see Note 1 below

Under the auspices of ‘global counter-terrorism’, both the United States and Australia fund, supply, and train an Indonesian Army unit known as Detasemen Khusus 88 (Special Detachment 88).  This classified group, ostensibly formed in the wake of the Bali Bombing to fight terrorism, is alleged to be behind some of the more gruesome recent acts of suppression in West Papua, while rank and file Indonesian Army and Police forces continue their role as general foot-soldiers in the war against thoughts of independence.

Many readers may already know all of this.

Many readers may already have seen horrible images, read disturbing reports, seen lists of genocidal actions.  I could load this post up with these snippets of barbarism, but won’t – I think we’ve all had enough grief-porn, genocide-porn, and other titillating eye-candy from plenty of other horrific episodes all around the world.

But let me break it down to this, for easier digestion:

AUSTRALIA SUPPORTS THE BRUTAL SUPPRESSION AND MURDER OF THE WEST PAPUAN PEOPLE

There has been an increase in awareness of the plight of West Papua in recent times, and this might grow over coming months, and this is a positive thing.  But it’s taken 46 years to get to this point – and West Papuans still suffer and have their dreams of independence and freedom beaten down by Indonesian forces.

And, Australia continues to ignore the issue, pandering to the imperial sensibilities of Indonesia.

Meanwhile, in order to shore up ‘votes’ (and, rest assured, that is the only reason), Australia has recently been making a lot of ‘too little, too late’ noise about the now-executed Bali 9 (dropped-in-it-by-the-AFP) ringleader duo.

Too little, too late.  And only speak up when it suits your agenda….

Want to find out more about West Papua?  Here’s some links:

Yours in solidarity with freedom-loving people everywhere,

Wick Burner

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Thylacine Hunting (Web-Log Break)

Map Of Tasmania

Map Of Tasmania

Off in search of marsupial tigers, in the land of total genocide and efficient extinction, among other things of rare beauty.  It’s a place of bizarre contrasts.

I’ll be incommunicado for a brief period.  Back soon.

Wick Burner