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almighty, he's getting worse
Neville has posted his latest
batch of psycho-jabberings, loosely based around the Bali massacre...
of the Sound of My Own Voice
Journal of a Futurist, October 21, 2002
We're sick of it too.
Why don't you try shutting up for a while?
Couple of paragraphs
of meaningless babble before we get to the first Neville-gem:
chose this moment to settles scores. The thought police laid into the
cosmic cartoonist, Michael Leunig, whose decades of quirky insights
will remain pertinent long after their own leaden accusations have turned
to dust. Last Xmas, Leunig had apparently played around in print with
the notion that Osma bin Laden might actually be a human being, one
even deserving of compassion. Such naked spiritual conjecture flies
over the heads of our ASIO wannabe pundits, who build their careers
on the distorted files they compile on their enemies.
Oh, lord protect us
from the evil right-wing secret police who might actually be offended
by the notion that a psychotic mass-murderer is a sweet huggy-bear needing
of some love and attention.
Visions of War
Such types would have you believe the bombs in Kuta have blown away
all possible objections to George W Bushs War on Terror. Far from
it. This ruthless mass murder of innocents confirms my oft expressed
fears that the war on terror will beget more terror.
News dummy: the islamic
psychos already want to exterminate us. They're not real interested in
touchy-feely discussion forums. They need to be killed, and soon.
AmeriKa Psycho, Ocean Press).
No thanks. Reading
your essays is torture enough.
argue this point is not to brown nose Osama or suggest the West should
send flowers to Muslim fanatics. Terrorism needs to be de-fused, not
a tenth of the energy the Whitehouse puts into its plans to control
the destiny of Bagdad was spent crafting a fair minded peace resolution
in the Middle East, most terrorists would call it a day.
Um, what? Richard,
do you have any functional brain cells left? How the hell is blowing
up a nightclub, full of Australians, in Bali related to
Israelis & Palestinians? Muslim extremists don't want a settlement
anywhere, they want to exterminate us. Get it?
one ray of hope is the breathtaking grit of the Israeli refuse-niks,
the soldiers who refuse to serve in the occupied territories. Our
armys policies create a hot bed of terrorism, one of them
said on Sunday nights brilliant SBS doco, It Is No Dream. These
brave souls are motivated not by ideology, but by their own eyes. They
have seen soldiers commit murder, day after day. Apartheid is public
policy. The press is supine. The Supreme Court has declined to rule
on the policy of liquidations. This is a group that speaks the language
of truth - the former victims are todays victimisers. And so the
cycle repeats. I doubt if there is a single Palestinian suicide bomber
who has not lost a loved one by foul means.
Sigh. Yes, he actually
wrote this shit.
Perfect Date with the CIA
To escape the shock of the Bali bombs, my wife and I went to the movies.
The shows we wanted to see were inconveniently timed, so we settled
for the Bourne Identity, recommended by a normally reliable 13 year
old girl, our daughter. Based on a story by Robert Ludlum, the Sydney
Morning Herald extols it as the perfect date movie. Sure,
if your date happens to be a homicidal maniac. What a hackneyed bloodbath
of fisticuffs, shoot-outs, explosions and car chases. No, Im not
thrilled my daughter gets to see this stuff it wasnt even
witty - but them Im not the one bringing her up. US culture is.
Here we go, more of
Richard's inexhaustible supply of mindless-american-culture-is-destroying-us-all
whinging. He's apparently unfamiliar with concepts such as parental
discipline and not spending money on stuff you don't like.
Richard is very big
on american-movies-as-cultural-oppression conspiracy theories. Back when
he was reviewing films for The Midday Show, he was able to come
up with some absolute howlers, including;
1- the visual design
of the alien in Alien3 was clearly meant as a "penis with
teeth", in what was a clear AIDS allegory. One could have pointed
out to Dicky-boy that the Alien was the same as the one designed for the
first movie in 1979, before anyone has heard of AIDS, but this would probably
send Neville into another deluded rant.
2- The commercial
failure of the dull Dan Aykroyd comedy Coneheads was - for Richard
at least - irrefutable evidence of a vast racist conspiracy against immigrants.
Not this film sucked or this film was just like hundreds of
other movies which flopped. No, Richard knows evidence showing Amerikkka
at it's worst when he sees it.
the Bourne Identity is not entirely without interest. The movies
portrait of the CIA is so vicious that even I find it over the top.
Perhaps John Pilger was a script consultant. By now I suspect pirated
copies are screening at Al Qaida training camps, with a somber
voice intoning, these are the kind of terrorist thugs who are
holding the world to ransom. All CIA operatives are depicted as
deranged serial killers who are happy to blow away innocent old ladies,
fellow agents and the heads of African nations. Even if it was half
true, a just government would freeze it funds and send its staff to
Richard is experiencing
a rare moment of lucidity.
a lot more to say about Bali, but Im sick of the sound of my own
voice. As a treat, lets close with a strong voice from Asia. This
comes from the New Straits Times , Malaysia, written by Rehman Rashid,
whose puritan sentiments I reject. However, his fiery eloquence is educative:
He then goes on to
quote some kook at length saying the Sari club was a den of western filth
and decadence, etc. Neville sees such sludge as "educative"
- meaning it's no wonder these chaps bombed this place.
was so unnecessary an insult. The nightspots of Legian and Kuta are
all jam-packed with a uniform crowd of foreigners and a spattering of
their local associates. It did not sit well with those locals that the
Sari Club - the slimiest, scuzziest, sleaziest dive of them all - practised
Oh dear. Such horror.
Perfectly understandable some aggreived types would want to explode this
gang of drunken young sluts and their wanton flesh-displays!
Then Dicky gets into
a serious logical muddle.
is not to say that those who planted the Kuta bombs were Balinese. They
might have been outsiders who neither knew nor cared that they parked
their Kijang outside the worst place in town.....
could have been sheer bad luck for the 500 people in and around the
Sari Club in Kuta last Saturday night. If that particular place was
specifically targeted, however, there may have been something personal
in the choice.
would mean this may not have been the work of a global terrorist network,
conspiracy or alliance, but a smaller, meaner act; an act of local vengeance.
No doubt tapping the corrosive new resources of the global "War
on Terrorism" for the material and gumption for mischief, but basically
assailing local grievances.
Bali bombings may be linked to global affairs only in that America's
blunderous new war is giving every garden-variety thug, hoodlum, malcontent
and troublemaker in the world an excuse to make trouble and blame it
on the Americans, the Muslims, the Elders of Zion, Osama Bin Laden,
corrupt politicians, capitalism, globalisation, drunken Caucasians in
general or the bossa nova, for all they care.
called anarchy, and it is the antithesis of the global conspiracy of
organised evil the American axis needs so badly to seek and destroy.
While the Western alliance tilts at shadows, the real beast is abroad
and feeding on the remains of governments.
mind really is off chasing after some good pot somewhere. Here's the argument
1- Terrorism is all
the Americans' fault. Americans are psychos.
2- no wait, it's all the jews' fault too. If they'd capitulated to Arafat
the Bali bombings would not have happened. (Hey, stop laughing)
3- no wait, it's not really the Americans' or the jews' fault, it's some
local nutcase angered by evil western youngsters with their filthy ways
4- oh hang on, if the Bali massacre isn't the fault of the USA or Israel,
that proves that they are responsible - those darned madmen are
under the impression that a muslim extremist murdering hundreds of people
is part of a worldwide terrorist problem. Those stupid yanks...will they
5- hey, I like these nice yellow pills they're giving me. Why am I tied
to the bed?
Bloggin' Ayn Rand
The chaps at Catallaxy
and Hot Buttered Death
are debating the merits of Ayn
Here's my contribution:
I couldn't care less if Ayn Rand is racist or not. I've got a far better
reason to ignore her: she's boring....... Atlas Shrugged
is about as interesting as a pidgin translation of Das Kapital.
Why the hell does anybody read the laborious crap this woman writes? Are
some libertarian ideals supposed to make me overlook the turgid, excruciating
prose? Who cares who fucking John Galt is?
Commie loons are back!
The latest edition
of my fave crackpot rag Socialist
Worker is out. Some highlights from this issue.....
- The government is
- The government's support of the USA is responsible for the Bali bombing
and the public are against it! (Odd how anti-USA/Howard leftists approve
of public opinion except when it supports an issue they don't like)
- The US spy base at Pine Gap must be closed because (get this) the intelligence
gained there is used in US military operations. Gasp!!
- Refugees are all victims of capitalism. These bozos are never too concerned
with the welfare of refugees from Cuba or North Korea. Funny that......
essay, about the wonders of the marxist tradition. A wonderful example
of the seriously deluded bizarro world that these pathetic kooks inhabit.
The show resumes
Yes, I'm back from
Phillip Island, where I generally just hung out, ate loads of very unhealthy
crap, drank booze and watched the motorbike races.
Apologies to anyone
who has sent e-mail in the last couple of weeks to which I have not yet
replied. Be assured I have read every one and appreciated them all.
I'll put up some pics
later, but for now, some brief trip notes.............
1: Victoria has more
revenue collectors traffic cops than people
2: Unlikely Celebrity Spotting: Gene
3: Phillip Island is very windy
4: The left's reaction to Bali has been every bit as disgusting as I expected
5: Does New Zealand send all its idiots to Australia to annoy us?
Quote of the day
- the only place I've ever been where the wind blew in two different directions
at the same time
- Dean Adams, AMA Superbike.com
The other OzBloggers
have written pretty much everything that needs to be said on this issue,
so I won't bother blogging on what's happened up until now.