Sunday, April 12, 2009

Why do they shoot the crocodile. Part 2.

Is it maybe an expression of humankind's primitive and deeply rooted need for vengeance....a bloodlust that the march of civilisation over thousands of years has not abated?

Is it a simply a manifestation of our continuing war against nature and other species? Humans expressing their superiority? Like we do with the planet generally?

Is it an ancient primordial grievance, an outpouring of anger that we evolved from such beasts?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Why do they shoot the crocodile?

Someone out there, one of my thousands of readers, must know the answer to this. It's not a new question. Why do they shoot the crocodile?

Yesterday a young man in the Northern Territory, ignoring the warnings of his family and friends, attempted to swim across a river to get to his home on the other side. The river was well known for being croc infested.

A passing croc, obviously hungry, did what crocs tend to do and pursued the man for dinner. Successfully.

Today the police shot the croc, and looking slick in their uniforms with their shiny guns, triumphantly announced it to the press.

Did they shoot the magnificent beast, going about its natural business, because it broke the law of the land, which as everyone knows outlaws murder? Did they shoot it because it now, as they say, 'has a taste for human flesh' and might kill again? Did they shoot it to teach a lesson to all other crocs who might be tempted to imitate this wayward one?

Honestly, I don't know. Please enlighten me.

Friday, April 10, 2009


It's Good Friday, easily the most boring and annoying day of the year! It's also a celebration of rank hypocrisy.

Don't you hate how every shop is closed, even supermarkets that people depend on for food? Even most cafes and coffee shops? The rare ones that open are incredibly crowded and the service is soooo slow!

There are two things that are really annoying however: clerics and bikies.

George Pell and Philip Jenson, heads of Australian Catholicism and Anglicanism respectively, make their usual appearance on our TV screens and bore the nation to death with patronising and sentimental talk of...well, what exactly? Nothing of any resonance or meaning, just the usual tired cliches of official churchiness. George can't resist getting political either. Tonight on TV he implied that Rudd's stimulus packages were 'sending the nation into debt'. How would he know? What gives him the right? Why do we have to listen? What are these TV producers thinking?

As for the bikies, do we have to put up with these morons delivering a convoy of easter eggs 'for the kiddies'? Same as they do at Christmas time?

It's so transparently a public con. Show the mugs we're good at heart so we can rape and pillage every other freekin day of the year with impunity! Well I'm not fooled. You are miserable, ugly, fat, murdering scum. Feed your (undoubtedly stolen) eggs and teddy bears to your mangy dogs and get the hell off our TV screens. And take the TV producers who think this is news with you.