Dog Whistlers Anonymous
Many it seems are fond of the dog whistle. They cannot construct their own sentence.They'll reach for a meme or a borrowed quote just for a joke. And the geeks can fool an old bloke. Dystopia beckons whilst vanity and revenge threatens. If power is status? You won’t have it forever. In the old days many knew how to debate. And some taught us how to take it on the chin. Though now you can’t spread yourself too thin. Let some go through to the keeper. Some who’s only outlet are computer games and some like mind games. And some still live in fear of British guns and are looking for leaders like Caligula and Nero just for some fun. For the hunger games are just around the corner.
Coming out Gay
I would just like to say for the most part I’m feeling quite gay at the moment during this lock down. Though it must be tough for those who don’t enjoy their own company. Some day's I’m feeling like George Costanza after his first day as a hand-model and others are just quite ordinary. Such is life in these tough times. Conspiracy theorist’s will try to convince you that you don’t need to wear a mask or take a vaccine. Off course some governments and other world regimes and the wealthy and powerful are corrupt.I like a good argument like many do.Though its best you get angry about something that effects you or your own community directly. Like protesting against some CEO salaries against your pittance.Or fighting against the currupt housing issues/conditions in this country;not some conspiracy theory you have attached yourself to.Manipulators love kaos, ignorance and crazy. That’s the conspiracy. I’m determined to obey the rules; stay safe and be gay. Because when its all through then you can have your blew.
The Gene Hackman Laugh
This is a warning that everyone should take very seriously; because left unchecked could prove to be a terrible ailment for some. Done, every now and again, is just OK. Maybe? Though, if you find yourself doing it a little too much? It could be time to call your doctor or therapist. This hackneyed affliction may strike you at anytime. Or, it could be just a stage you are going through? Or that peer pressure has got you by the balls? Please! don’t ignore all the warning signs for once this monkey grips you, there’s no going back. Or, it maybe time to call that Intervention for that dear friend or loved one. So, don’t be afraid to tap them on the shoulder before it gets out of hand. A very bold move; I hear you say? But I have seen many a good man yield to this dreadful wont. Because once this addiction gets a hold; there is no turning back. For many have succumb to the Gene Hackman Laugh. Though I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.
Surviving Chadstone and protecting Moscow
It was only the comforting sounds of Dean Martin sounding slightly inebriated and crooning Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer that I survived Chatstone Shopping Centre. Even though I prepared for it I still got lost. I’m pretty sure now; that it will be the last time I go there. Too scared to walk into the new space-angle cult centre Apple store. A wise decision was made. I have heard that some are never quite the same after getting out of there. Young assistants have your undivided attention until some gorgeous creature captures their eye. After they finally refocus and compose themselves after a minute or so. You forget what your technical issue was and how silly you are for raising it in the first place. I once suggested to a store walker that they have You Tube Videos of some basics in a clear relaxed voice and he thought that was pretty cool. Well! it would save me from bothering him; so he can get on with doing whatever he does best. Speaking of technology I had heard that one focus group were thinking of getting rid of the old school Yes and No and replacing them with Hey Yeah! and Negative Man! Though they thought it might get a bit tricky especially if they had a new app on their phone that sent a rocket to blow up Moscow. These old folks might not understand the new language and press the affirmative.
All generations think they are the greatest and the best.Smug indifference defined Hitler's sycophants. Many went from the tractor to wearing a very smart uniform with a swastika. In contrast many a humble First World War veterans wrote home with such depth, humanity and clarity that Keats and Byron would nod with total respect. Co-operation used to be a working class norm. I get it; it’s all about being in the same boat. Some call it the common good or the common denominator as apposed to living in an Anomie. These days the goal posts have been totally removed by globalism via rent seekers. Johnny come lately Conspiracy theorist’s are everywhere. Everyone seems to have a voice but no one is on the same page. This all plays into the hands of big money, big wealth corralling things to their liking for they love kaos in fact they demand it. And along with that we are fighting mental illness. Psychopathy. Sociopathy, Narcissism and manipulation by all the powerful. Hitler attained power through manipulation, cunning and because of peoples apathy. And through his propaganda program of “Strength Through Joy” he was able to influence many of the impressionable, naive and innocent that he was God like being. I guess the modern day version of burning books is reality TV. And it is interesting that many a hot head is ready for a cause to burn someone at the stake via Social Media. It’s like the same crawling neighbour who’d dob in their Jewish neighbour of 20 years to The Gestapo.
Gaslighting is Shooting the Messenger
I now realise how Gaslighting is so intrinsically linked to Shooting the Messenger.Some people get so emotionally and interllectually overwhelmed by a topic, issue or subject- matter that they reject the concept totally. And like a programmed Robot they go into "Cannott handle!" "Must exterminate now!" "Must search and destroy!" Mode.The Climate Change argument exhibits this really well.
I have always been a Marxist in the truest sense of the word. He had some very wise and witty quotes.ie “I wouldn’t join any club that would have me as a member”. His most defining quote is so shrewd and quick as a whip; people wouldn’t know if they were coming or going around him. “Humour is Reason Gone Mad”. He sums it up perfectly as to where his humour derives from in that quote.“ The secret to life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that you have got it made”.Bom! Bom! " Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere and diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies. "Sums up politics perfectly there."Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them …..well, I have others." Too funny. "Don’t let the fear of a thorn keep you from a rose."Good advice there. "Blessed are the cracked for they shall let in the light." Too profound Groucho !
A Modern Tail
Its great now that every man and his dog has got a dog. Though has anthropomorphism gone a too far; especially in these strange Covid times we are living in. Whilst going for a walk I seem to be hearing all these deep and meaningful conversations and sometimes they sound like they are intellectual ones with dog owners and their dogs. One man in particular I have noticed and overheard having incredible conversations with his pet Schnauzer: as I pass this gentleman quite regularly on my walks. The man seems to be having an on going argument with his dog. Though; it sounds like his dog is winning the argument and has his master by the tail. Amazingly they have conversations on art, football, philosophy and politics and all manner of things. And I am starting to feel quite jealous of their relationship. As it appears as though they have a warm and fun connection just like Wilbur and Mr Ed did from the old TV show “Mr Ed”. Luckily I happened to sit quite closely to them this week. And they are back to their old argument on Jordan Petersen and Friedrich Nietzsche. Then I heard this amazing quote from his masters voice and I have since learned his dogs name is Barry. “Listen Barry! Jordan hasn’t had a 10 year dummy spit with feminist’s.” “And yes his new connection with God is a valid point”. And just as the dog owner gets up from his seat he shares a private joke with his dog. Laughing and stating ‘Dog is God back to front” “you idiot”. He says incredulously though quite lovingly to Barry whilst patting his dogs head. Then the owner says “I should have docked your tail when you were a boy.” You cheeky bugger”. “Only one beer for you tonight Barry!” Exclaimed the dog owner. ”Wolf Wolf” barked Barry and off they went.
Ego, Power, Corruption and Greed
From JFK to the CIA, Ego, Power, Corruption and Greed is always an ever present threat. Piss off the powerful and the corrupt you will eventually go down. From Al Capone to the Cocaine snorting Financial Traders. The lust for money is just the same as it is for love, sex, desire. Everyone has there Kryptonotic weak spots. Some do their dirty deeds for pure revenge. Some do them for a laugh and some for honour. Some do it to impress their cowardly powerful friends to the sycophantic foot soldiers of some totalitarian regime. Though; how it’s done is pure intrigue it’s Ego, Power, Corruption and Greed. It’s simple maths once you the sow the seed. I have met some dormant ego's that shocked me beyond belief. “All about Eve” comes to mind; to “Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde”. Power comes in many shapes and forms from the covert to the overt though it’s all the same. Corruption is ruthless and not for the fainthearted. Greed is in all of us and we must somehow try to keep it in-checked. Look at our politicians with all their snouts in the trough. No better example right there.
When the Bullied become Bullies
Anyone who has been bullied, tortured or worse knows what it feels like.From the schoolyard to Pol Pot, Joseph Stalin to Hitlers Final Solution; we have seen it all.Those who have been tortured/mentally or psychically know it can take a lifetime to get through as you are always work in progress.Some can succumb to the victim mentality. That is given a bad wrap sometimes; although its a much milder process than pulling out a gun and wiping a few people out.Though when you have gotten through most your issues it’s your duty to play fair when you can.Because; you know what it feels like. Bullying has been with us since Adam and Eve. We all need to ask ourselves? Am I a bully? Am I misusing my power? Or am I misusing the power of my religion to bully others. As it appears many a so called “well educated” or enlightened revert back to their “dark old ways” of their archaic religion; when push comes to shove.
So how did all this bickering start? Left vrs Right, Black vrs White. I’m not saying that things were perfect in the 1960s or 1970’s or 1980’s.Though from workers perspective things were pretty good. As your dollar could buy a good standard of living and most could afford to have a roof over their heads. And then came John. Mr 10%. User pays, people became clients instead of citizens or society. Private does it better than government run institutions? Tax payers money pumped into private schools. The private sector given billions to humiliate and send the unemployed around in circles. How bad has privatization been for Australia? Let me count the ways. We never used to take Americans too seriously until moneyed men bought into their ideology. We just blindly bought it of the shelf. Unfortunately the USA never implemented FDRs Franklin D Roosevelt second New Deal. Bretton Woods, Keynesian style or working-people friendly policies. Nixon got rid of Bretton Woods and The Gold standard in favour of Qualitative Easing. Jimmy Carter warned that too many identify by what one owns than what one does. Then came Ronny. He acquiesced to all the demands of powerful wealthy people and then Wall Street Tycoon Mr “Speed it up” Don Regan were in the Ronald Reagan administration. They Reduced Taxes. Removed The Glass Steagall Regulation. Reduced the power of all government regulators. Basically letting the Wall Street market rip along with Allen Woody Greenspan destroyed the USA's industrial infrastructure. All this was done so Wall Street could make quick profits which lead to The Sub Prime Mortgages Fiasco with the Collateralized Debt Obligation or CDOs which lead to 2008 Financial Crisis. And here we are in 2020s still hanging to the same form of Capitalism.
Interesting foot-note to this story. Because Woody Allen and Alan Greenspan looked identical they used to swap their dates. And if for instance one of their dates were complaining that Alan Greenspan needed to lighten up a bit or Woody was lacking in Financial matters; the next time they’d go out with the same date they would fill in for each other. It all worked a treat for awhile until Alan’s phone went dead one night and Woody couldn't receive the latest inflation figures.
Father Christmas and Planet Earth
It’s a sad day when you find out how our world really works and that religion and money still talk.Even if we can save this planet from environmental destruction;humans will still be the same in 2223. And Oh! what a site that will be. Everyone still wants to live in their comfy-slippers. My on-going counseling regarding Father Christmas not being true (supposedly) is going nowhere. Though they don’t know what they are talking about. Even Jimmy Stewart’s character Elwood P Dowd had an invisible 6 foot 3 inch rabbit named Harvey to talk to, in the 1950 movie “Harvey”. And I still believe in Father Christmas. Billionaires want to fly off into space to save the human race.Though getting down and really dirty could save this place. Fundamentalism,Anti Social Personality Disorders and Intellectual laziness are the Elephants in the room. Power and prestige is the great elixir for some and for others it’s belonging to the mob that gets them through.They say humans are complex. I disagree. Otherwise we wouldn’t be so manipulated by the powers that be. It’s a scary thing to change human behavior and beliefs and that is why it’s met with such great force. My other God is Planet Earth.There is no other place like this. So it’s best we keep our feet firmly on its ground.
I have always liked the idea of an Autarky; ever since I understood what it meant. Basically it is making a county self-sufficient and if there is one country who can do this it’s Australia. Because you never know if you may go to war or there maybe a worldwide plague. We don’t have to embrace it totally though with the recent Corona-Virus its worth exploring. Suddenly everyone is talking about essential services. Well, we used to own an airline called Qantas. We the people owned that. Like we the people owned CSL Telstra/Telecom or the PMG. Australia used own all the power companies Electricity, Gas,Trains,Train lines, Bus services and we have even leased out some of our ports and privatised our airports. All these are essential services. Dah ! What moronic country did this? Good old Australia. And why would you sell Telstra and then build a Government owned NBN? We need to go back to the bottom line. Maybe just autarkianise the basics and all of the above plus securing affordable housing/shelter and quality inexpensive food along with looking after the environment. Privatisation has been the best Con-Job for the past 40 years. And lets start making our own products again. And not just be a country that sells all their minerals. Though after this virus is gone Australia is going to be in so much debt. Maybe there will be no money left for welfare or many other services. Maybe that’s what they want?
Mozart Salieri and Labels
I think my first game of Aussie Rules football I was 20th man and I vaguely remember running on to the ground and the siren came on; to end the game 1 minute later.Not a glorious start though like most of us we get there.Interestingly Mozart and Oscar Wilde sat on the bench for awhile before they came on. True story! John Lennon wrote the song“ How do you Sleep”? And Paul McCartney replied “really well”.He just just pumped out 3 great albums. Ram, Band On the Run and Venus and Mars. Success is the best revenge so they say. Though as we get older and hopeful a bit more wiser you realise the futility of comparison and petty jealousies.Though we will be remembered on how we played the game.Someone sent me some info on the 3 types of satire Horatian, Juvenalian and Menippean. Everything now has been labelled to death.I once played for a football team and I had the upper hand on their star centre-man at training though he still got picked in the Grand Final side.He was a classier player than me though they never won the Grand final.Who knows, I could have been their Teddy Hopkins? Everyone has got their own journey. And we will be remembered on what we achieved and how we did it. Salieri should have been grateful for living in the same time as Mozart.Never put a label on yourself until the disproportionate heavily laden-ed woman sings.
We Can Never Get Enough Of Hitler
We Can Never Get Enough Of Hitler Our fascination with him is hard to stop. In 2060; they’ll still be making Documentaries on him, right around the clock. We Can Never Get Enough Of Hitler. He's as reliable as a Blue Chip Stock. Was he really just an average artist? Or, are his true masterpieces hidden behind his bad ones? Just kidding; just looking for another angle we can exploit. We Can Never Get Enough of Hitler. So many perspectives still to be found. Was he a great lover and was he a good cook? And; are there some old Hitler Recipes still hanging around? Voss he fond of the strudel or zee noodle? We Can Never Get Enough of Hitler; he still gives like no other can. And; what type of (Path) was he in the end? The titillation and intrigue just never gives in. Was he a keen Gardner and could he dance? Was he a good driver and did he leave a Tip? We Can Never Get Enough Of Hitler. There is still so much to explore! Hitler the board game or virtual reality. Was he a good joke teller and did he ever make jokes at his own expense? We Can Never Get Enough Of Hitler. Hitler, the opera, and new songs to write. Mein Camp, The Play; coming to a Theatre near you. It would take a massive world calamity to remove him from the top. As I predict Hitler Futures; to be a wise investment Stock.
They say the voice of Bugs Bunny and many other Looney Tunes Cartoons Mr. Mel Blanc,was a great actor. And he was; as he had great insight into human nature. From the 1930s to the 1960s the Americans made some of the best cartoons. Not like some of the lame ones you watch today as everyone seems to be dancing or they are a nerd or highly intelligent. Many are definitely not funny. It kind of reflects modern times as the more so-called enlightened and ambitious we get the more humorless we collectively get. Personally, I blame the internet for some of this and technology in general. There used to be a show called The Funny Company and it used to be a bit kooky but fun and educational. And who can forget some of those wise-cracking birds from the Flintstones especially the record player. Then there was a show called Tootle Turtle and his friend Mr. Wizard the Lizard.Tooter Turtle was always looking for some new adventure in his life and would ask Mr. Wizard for a favor or a wish and then he would send Tooter on some new adventure until Tooter got into strife again and he would cry “Help Mr. Wizard” then Mr Wizard would get out his wand and say “Drizzle Drazzle Drozzle Drome time for this one to come home”. Then Mr. Wizard would say “Be vat you iz, not vat you iz not, Folks who do dis are ze happiest lot. I think there is something in there for all of us.
The Evil of Bullying
The pestilent issue that still plagues mankind is bullying. Perpetuated by cunning cowards and bullies. Bullies are cowards and cowards are bullies. Some hide behind their wives. Some hide behind their husbands. Some hide behind their religion and some hide behind money, power and prestige; or a very large company. And in a modern world some women can be the most creative bullies of all. Some learn their Master Degree in psychological warfare at their very first single gender schools. And the people pleasing sycophants of the hands-free architects always fascinates me. Some are still living in the schoolyards of their minds; still trying to please the teacher for some meaning and validation of their existence. Some are just bitter and twisted souls with no purpose. And like the Coronavirus bullying is at epidemic proportions. Some will try to take you down because you removed them from Facebook or they disagree with you because you have a strong opinion on something or they are just plain jealous of you. Though many can’t or won’t have the one to one discussion with you; not ever. For me that’s the only way we are going to change the world; is to have the One to One argument. It can be liberating for both parties. Everyone now seems to be in their small support groups. How boring and predictable is that. I know some think that it’s a mugs game and not worth the angst of it all. It’s a lot harder; although it can be more fruitful. You must keep talking to the other and not just your own tribe. Some are master manipulators and take on The Narcissist you will really earn your stripes; though they can never change theirs and no-one wins; it’s evil. And like what Arthur Conan Doyle once said. “Cruelty is the basis of all evil.”. All forms of bullying is cruel and being part of it means that you are a coward and evil or stupid. It’s as simple as that.
The Journey is always better than the ending. The chase is better than the catch. The idea is better than the outcome. The allure is sometimes more enticing than the experience. The plot is far more riveting than the curtain call. An emotional truth more liberating than the strawman’s argument. The set up more important than the punch line. A tree more lovely than a coffee table. Courage more profound than smug indifference. Your odd friend more reliable than all the cool cats. Talking, far more engaging than dancing. Asking a so-called “dumb” question better than not knowing at all. Getting your hands dirty; better than “The Experts” bad excuse. And the process more important than the outcome. And being prepared is better than being surprised.
Herd it through the Grapevine
I was chatting to a sheep the other day and we got on like a house on fire as we had a lot in common. He was quite a character as he had seen a lot of life. He said he was grateful to be still living as the farmer had taken him on as a pet many years ago. He said he couldn't believe how lucky he was. Turns out he is an Agnostic and a Social Democrat; politically speaking. And he seems quite pragmatic and philosophical about his future. Though; he said he laments some earlier times living amongst the flock where he said he participated in the bullying of a black sheep. He said he was quite remorseful about being part of the herd mentality. “Black, white, green who gives a shit” he said. “And humans; don’t get me started”; “you guys even reject oddly shaped vegetables”. “What’s all that about?” "Ya! mad ya bastards”. Then he said “2 men walked into Barr”. “And?? I said”. Then ,the sheep said “That’s it; you drongo”. Then he stated “Its all over barr the shouting”. I was feeling a bit overwhelmed by this wise cracking sheep. Then the sheep cracked, “I’m giving you pearls here son”. Then with a sheepish grin he said "I'm off to the Barrn". "And that's where Your Highness will be found for another yarrn".He barred!
Oscar Wilde’s Rules
Oscar Wilde once said “Women Rule Society”. Oscar also said ‘Women have a much better time than men, there is more forbidden to them’. Meaning women had to sneak around and couldn't be strong independent individuals. Though, in the modern world woman seem to hunt in packs and men seem to hunt alone. Oscar was acutely sensitive to women’s issues most probably because he was gay in a time when it was not safe to admit that you were. Lets hope that in the west women will hopefully get equal pay and conditions like men. Although most women I have known have always made more money than me. And lets hope this happens soon and we can be on the same pay rate. So Ill be glad when we are all on the same page and nothing is forbidden to these poor souls and that we have the same level playing field and they get everything they want.. Though; we will have to implement a new Oscar Wilde fairness clause about “Women being able to have a much better time that men”. As it will be the just thing to do. I know it will hard habit to break for some women; though it will be worth it as it will give us the true meaning of fair and equal rights for every man and women. Where we don’t get caught in the Women vrs Man syndrome.
Too many Geeks and Not Enough Indians
Too many Geeks and Not enough Indians. Not to be confused with the fantastic Dean Martin song "Too Many Chiefs and Not Enough Indians". Life seem to make more sense, when I first heard this song playing. And it seemed a bit more fun too, maybe it’s just nostalgia. Back in those days the geeks or nerds or dags wouldn’t venture very far outside their bedrooms or their private sheds or labs. Maybe I grew up in a time of the larrikin or when the joke was king. And I get it now that it’s your time and that Gadget Men are coming to the fore. And I appreciate everything you’ve done and I take my hat off to you all. Though, I am not just blaming you as Capitalist’s/Multinationals are taking advantage of your skills and are pandering to your good nature and egos. Though, just because you can do it; doesn’t mean you should. Because human beings cannot be trusted purely for inducements, incentives. For you must ask yourself one day; Why am I doing all this for? Many a good Scientist has defected to KAOS or a corrupt totalitarian regime. Revenge of the Nerd it may be; though Computers/Robots are not a life-force.
Your Protest will be Noted
Some think winning is everything. The result the end game.They’ll even break the law to win at any cost. They are fundamentalist's and they will never get it. I am a process man. Some will call me woke. Whatever that is. I remember hearing Charles Perkins talking on TV about the indigenous issues, I probably thought he was a whinger at the time though he got to me once when he said “It’s been tough”. As in life had been tough. He told it as it was. He got through. He level-ed with the people. In Australia we do have this toxic positivity-syndrome. Or is it really just a front for our shallowness. Communication is another issue we could improve on. Maybe I am a bit dopey though I finally got what the environmental scientist’s have been saying about global warming. It’s the collective world temperature that is rising and that’s the issue.That’s why we are getting all this strange weather and disruptive environmental events everywhere. Though Scientist’s could learn how to explain complex issues more simply to the layperson. The soundbites are getting smaller as there is so much going on that people are tuning out; and everyone is living in their own bubbles. The same goes for some journalist’s ”No Names No Packdrill” Someone wrote an article in the Guardian recently, though I had to constantly run to the dictionary to understand the meaning of all the unnecessary difficult words in the article. It was over the top and it was full of ego and arrogance and full assumption that everyone out there could grasp this language. I could use the word hubris though most people know what the word arrogance means so I will use that. Maybe it’s OK in a Book. I think you need to get your message across to the lowest common denominator. ie’ New Migrants or those with a lower literary reading skills or me. I think this person was writing to their peers or trying to impress their old college professor. It was very in-crowd and wordsmith nonsense. Greed is the another issue. We need to stop making Residential housing all about Profit. We collectively need to get a life. And some people think the only way to win is breaking the law by deceptive underhanded means via hacking your computer or breaking into your house or stalking or bullying. And there is even another new cowardly weapon out there called Gang-stalking or Havana Syndrome. It’s targeting an individual with Direct Energy Laser Beams or Mobile microwave weapons. It’s the Silent war out now and in the future.