Thursday, July 21, 2005

More stuff I am crapping on about

Another week that almost wasn’t:

1. ID cards. Suicide bombers carry ID, they want to be identified, so that blows that theory out of the water. The other flawed reasoning behind the growing support for this is that it would have saved Cornelia Rau from detention. No, Ms Rau had absolutely no ID on her at all; do you think she would have carried that card rather than her medicare card or drivers licence? Of course if the ID card is about introducing measures seen in fascist states where one is randomly checked in the streets or can’t do any type of transaction without showing their ID card, well…

2. Vizard. Using knowledge gained from having a position of privilege to increase your personal wealth is how capitalism works. The only thing of interest in the case is that his buddies aren’t supporting him – no Bracks or Walker standing up in court as character witnesses. Like rats deserting a sinking ship, you can hear the scurry of little feet through the top end of town distancing themselves from the taint. Lets face it they are all doing it to a certain extent. They just need to offer a sacrifice to the gods every now and then. Vizard is hardly a vestal virgin but it might appease them for a while.

3. Howard/Bush suck fest. Woke up yesterday morning to the sound of these two leaders licking each other’s arses.
Bush"I admire John Howard a lot. He's a man of conviction. He's got backbone, he's not afraid to make the hard decision, he's not afraid to lead. And we're really thrilled you're here. Plus, he married well…I am looking forward to working with him in his fourth term in office, for the betterment of our own people and the betterment of the world"
Certainly enough to put me off my cornflakes.

4. Howard and Blair deny that their presence in Iraq and support of the USA imperialism have anything to do with the London bombings. This is despite a report released recently by the Royal Institute of International Affairs (aka Chatham House). Poetically entitled “Riding Pillion for Tackling Terrorism is a High-risk Policy" the report clearly spelt out the connection between supporting the USA and Britain becoming a terrorist target. Britain was "at particular risk because it is the closest ally of the United States, has deployed armed forces in the military campaigns to topple the Taliban regime in Afghanistan and in Iraq," and has taken a leading role in the fight against al-Qaeda. A poll in the UK this week found that at least 2/3 of the British population happens to agree with them.

Enough! Melbourne is having some much needed winter sunshine and some daytime temperatures over 15c at last. The washing is drying on the line and cats that find damp earth deters their toileting activity are much happier.


Blogger Aleks - Anarcho-Syndicalist said...

The right's view of the week that wasn't:

1. ID cards; everyone is potentially a "terrorist" that's why these are needed. In order to protect people's freedoms we must take these freedoms away from people.

2. Vizard; There was nothing wrong with what he did, the only thing wrong was that he got caught doing it.

3. Bush/Howard: Bith are committed to the same humanitarian goals; increasing the wealth of the already filthy rich at the expense of everyone else.

4. Targeting of coalition of the willing countries: Britain wasn't targeted becuase of their involvement in Iraq, they were targeted because of their way of life, part of which is the right to blow the crap out of any other countries when they feel like it.

Sadly with the world like this, even when it is sunny outside, it is overcast in my head and heart.

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