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Non-Reassuring Reading Regarding The Drumpfocracy

The various spheres into which I have antennae placed are ABUZZ right now.  There is a growing sense in some circles that the Drumpf Administration is a thinly-veiled administrative coup d’etat of the United States of America.  This is not … Continue reading Non-Reassuring Reading Regarding The Drumpfocracy

Better Late? (My Little Syria Rant)

Recent days have seen a widespread outpouring of concern for refugees fleeing the broken country that was once Syria.  I suppose this is positive, in some way, that now there is a focus on the plight of nearly 12 million displaced individuals.  There is now broader awareness of the fact that over 220,000 people have died in the conflict, and that almost one and a half million people have been injured [See: http://syriasurvey.aa.com.tr/%5D. And, of course, we are now preparing to aim more bombers in the general direction of the Daesh ‘death cult’ that has infiltrated Syria from Iraq.  There’s … Continue reading Better Late? (My Little Syria Rant)

Going Dark – An Assassination Tale

The time had come and then gone His task complete, he lowered the weight of the rifle to the ground Heart still racing, breathing shallow and rapid He tried to slow it down, and sucked icy air deep into his lungs It seemed the echo of the single shot he had fired was still rebounding Off cold concrete and empty roads Everything else was only silence As if he was alone in an artificial city Alone with his thumping heart And the numbness shared by his fingers, his face, his ears How much time would pass before they came for … Continue reading Going Dark – An Assassination Tale

Free West Papua

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 … Continue reading Free West Papua

Foxes In The Henhouse

ADDENDUM: I posted this back in February, and it is still valid, I think.  Since then, the foxes have been salivating at their seemingly endless menu of victims, and have eaten quite a few more helpless souls.  And the Number 1 fox, doing his utmost to divert attention from his and his government’s cruelty and ineptitude, has (in no particular order): declared war on Russia found and then lost a missing plane failed to retrieve ‘bodies, and parts of bodies’ (and save them from the ‘ravages of heat, and of animals’) that were disgorged from another plane in Ukraine and also declared … Continue reading Foxes In The Henhouse

Confused and Interchanged

Can we all just stop confusing ourselves and each other? 20 things that need to stop being confused and interchanged: Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘Islamic’ with ‘Arabic’. Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘liberal’ with ‘Liberal’. Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘Clean’ with ‘less-Polluting’. Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘War’ with ‘Protection’. Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘Socialism’ with ‘Oppression’. Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘Jewish’ with ‘Zionist’. Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘Answers’ with ‘Bullshit’. Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘Democracy’ with ‘American’. Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘Bigotry’ with ‘Freedom of Expression’. Can we stop confusing … Continue reading Confused and Interchanged

Did you hear about the March in March? Pressed from The AIMN

Did you hear about the March in March? Pressed This, from the AIMN, with thanks; click the link above or below (or here) to read. Did you hear about the March in March? Yes, I heard about it, and I was there today in Melbourne. After returning home, I noted it had, at least, been mentioned in a news break on Ten with a glimpse of some actual footage, and then online at the ABC. But, that said, coverage was scant to say the least.  But the numbers I saw there in the streets are simply too big to ignore.  Momentum … Continue reading Did you hear about the March in March? Pressed from The AIMN