Monthly Archives: September 2011

policy principles be damned

You know I just can’t bear the current conniptions of the Labor Party with regard to asylum seekers. Seems to me that Julia and her Cabinet tried very hard to have their cake and eat it too. Mandatory detention is … Continue reading

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blackface (the next generation)

I’ve been thinking about Radike  Samo and the fans done up in blackface at the Tri-Nations. It’s been argued that the fans’ boot polish and Samuel L. Jackson wigs were making a kind of tribute, the sincerest form of flattery. … Continue reading

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this bulkhead’s built of fallen brethren’s bones

A long time ago (yeah, before you was born dude) I finished high school and my parents moved away to the north coast of New South Wales leaving me with my grandfather’s green chair , a television and a frypan … Continue reading

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élan

A correspondent has suggested that in my post about Carlos the Jackal, Vanguardism is Vanity, I do not give sufficent weight to élan, both revolutionary and counter revolutionary.She suggests that the tools I disrespect, commitment and absolutism, are the key … Continue reading

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a pair of tits called authenticity

I’m not good at funny. I have a repertoire of jokes that scrape the sides of barrel abandoned during the gold rush. My jokes can be funny, but mostly I an engaged in a performance of being funny, or at least … Continue reading

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vanguardism is vanity

I’ve made remarks in the past about how I’m a complete sucker for a righteous cause and a band of brothers. Thankfully this romanticism has its limits. After all, I am not currently practising the armed struggle and am unlikely … Continue reading

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inside passage to pokhara

In Jonathan Raban’s beautiful book Passage to Juneau he connects the story to of his boat journey to Juneau, Alaska, to his sense of wonder at being where he is and doing what he’s doing and how extraordinary it is … Continue reading

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