Want Peace?

We all have hopefully experienced peace. We may even liked it and would like to have it in our lives, at least every now and then. Even though the world we built, or allowed to be built, is based on conflict. Conflict or war is of course hindering growth, but it serves to distract and to keep everyone busy. How could you tend to your rose garden if you have to worry about the invading forces of Bullshikisthan or the Mumbullah believers or the Chintorellos? (yes, these are all made up, just like the “enemies” of certain Western countries).

Say What Needs to Be Said

Well, gardens require time and attention. Otherwise weed will grow in them, just random stuff. Your heart is a garden and you are the most fertile soil and your intents are the seeds. …

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Guns and control

I am not an American. Will that stop me from expressing some thoughts on the subject? You bet it won’t. You see, being an “outsider” can put you in an advantageous position, from where you can observe things from a distance, away from the shouting and shooting of the crowd, and from a distance different patterns emerge.

Say What Needs to Be Said

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

One sentence, cherished and curse by many. Written by people, not a forgetful god, who allegedly failed to include the abolition of slavery in the Constitution of the States of America.

Who likes it? …

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A kat who is afraid of the dawgs 1

The NSW Government will ban in July 2017 greyhound racing, after a damning report from a special commission, which questioned the “social licence” of the greyhound racing industry. There are great many people smiling and of course the ‘hounds, well I guess they are just barking happier. There are some unhappy individuals and groups and individuals paid by those groups who are not so happy.

Scared cat

There are very few countries where greyhound racing is still going on. A few days ago the “great” orator Alan Jones was so happy when one of his callers pointed out that greyhound racing is not banned in the USA, just betting on it is illegal. Well maybe the great supporters of greyhound racing in the USA, UK and Australia should bow their heads in shame to support such a bloody thing. …

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Living in a box 1

The western societies appear to support and encourage uniqueness, however this uniqueness is only permitted between carefully defined parameters, shapes, colours and sizes. You may even be given the illusion of being able to fight for your rights, such as having long hair, piercings, religion other than the major sects of Christianity or a diet different from the steak, fish & chips and beer guzzling. The illusion is pretty short lived once you notice the “freedoms” you are allowed to have.

Drones in the hive

In a society defined by mass production and mass consumption everything must be streamlined. Not necessarily to achieve the fastest speed, but to stack nicely, to fit into a box. …

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Your face, your ass, what’s the difference?

Duke Nukem is a fictional superhero in a computer game. He is a macho alien-killer who periodically says politically incorrect things such as, “Your face and your ass. What’s the difference?”. Duke has nothing to do with Australian politics, yet he seemed to have nailed it with his question.

Face an ass

Recently the Victorian Labor government, despite public opposition, allowed “recreational” hunting in wetland areas populated by many protected species. In NSW the Labor government, lowered the fines for corporations

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Religious Freedom Day

January 16 is marked as the Religious Freedom Day in some calendars. Religious freedom supposedly means people should be free to choose or refuse to belong to any religion, to follow or not the tenets, commandments and other, such as uniform, requirements of a religion without interference, expectation or enforcement by a government, church or other self-proclaimed authority. This may well be the hallmark of a democratic and multicultural country.

Religious Freedom Day

In Australia we are free to belong to any religion, as long as we celebrate Christmas, Good Friday and Easter, the big public holidays, plus the birthday of Mrs Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (aka the queen of England) as well as Australia Day …

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