||Issue No. 142||28 June 2002|
Interview: Safe as Houses
Safety: Ten Steps to Safety
History: Staying Alive
Unions: Choose Life
International: Seoul Destroyers
Corporate: Crash Landing
Activists: The Refusenik
Review: Dumb Nation
Poetry: Helping Out The Rich
The Locker Room
Week in Review
Good News from the Pilbara
Go Mark, Go
Letters to the Editor
Go Mark, Go
What utter hypocrisy and regurgitated bile as vented by the salivating media ostensibly eager for battle story between a fortuitous fornicator and a parliamentary prattler.
The member for Werriwa, Mr. Mark Latham, certainly expresses the thoughts of many, if not the majority of Australians in the usage without redundancy and through the descriptive and malleable language of the Anglo-Celt. A language adopted and embraced by the many waves of immigrants to Australia both English speaking and non-English speaking, creating a dialect/s much more colourful and full of allegory than any other dialect of English, as spoken by Anglo-Celts. This richness of culture probably being derived from the manner in which Australia was originally forcibly populated at the birth of its European influence and nurtured by the generations of common folk who emigrated to and now populate this land.
While there are a few dynastic families in control of some factions of labour politics , they are put to shame by the behaviour of those in the Liberal Party , who have assumed a born to rule stance that in comparison would make Louis XIV , the Sun King appear humbler than Father Damien of Molokai.
This arrogance of the Government "Cup Cake Bovver Boys" once again being displayed through their vilification of the common man because of the manner in which he speaks, this pseudo subtle attempt at silencing genuine dissent expressed in good faith, is a reminder of terrible deeds done during the Spanish Inquisition by those who believed they were touched by God, the Priests, Abbot, Bishops, Cardinals via their secular henchmen least they taint their hands with the blood of the innocent.
On the demise of the Inquisition, this behaviour being embraced by the Jesuits an order formed as the political arm of the church, with its tentacles spread across the globe, and there certainly appears to be more than a passing semblance to their tactics and those displayed by the government front bench.
Perhaps some meditation or visualisation as to how the reformations dealt with recalcitrant priests including many an Abbot , may assist the Member for Werriwa, in his honourable crusade ,or if he could by means foul or fair, procure the Abbots' copy of Libro Nero this may offer some advice on dealing with the evil ones ?
From a personal perspective, I am now enamoured by Representative Lathams' bravado, and unreservedly retract any previous criticism previously cast, and I now await the consequences of his final and pivotal attack on the enemy of the common man* as he, in the flamboyant style of T.E. Lawrence, as he charged the Turkish Columns, giving the command: - "No Prisoners" totally and utterly destroys the enemies of the people, and in doing so becomes the new praetorian centurion of the labour right.
Of course students of history will be aware of the postulated reasons as to why Lawrence had a personal hatred for his enemy, and it would be interesting to compare these reasons with the rationale for the hatred expressed by the Member for Werriwa for his enemy.
Remember Mark: No Prisoners.
If I may on behalf of Simon, who has so far stuck to you like vegemite to a blanket, just offer you these brief words of empowerment;
"Behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age."
Red Martyrdom** (Vow of Obedience)
"See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Beware of them, for they will hand you over to councils and flog you in their synagogues; and you will be dragged before governors and kings because of me, as a testimony to them and the Gentiles. When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you at that time; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you." (Mt. 10:16-20)
*Used in the Generic sense of Humanity.
**Not necessarily for Comrades.
Reverend Tom Collins
Universal Life Church
Och Mark! Just forget all this bull and ram it up them!
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