Archive for March 2, 2012

Seasons Changing


A feeling of urgency is in the wind.

It tugs at you impatient to move on

Like your growing child leaving home

With no intention of truly returning

There is a strange remoteness in it too

It speaks of wild foreign shores

Of an antiquity beyond knowledge.

Your gardens blooms lack vibrancy now

Less radiant than yesterday’s memory

Like the rejection of an estranged father

The sun has silently dispossessed them

Removed them from its warm memory

From its abundant benevolence and

Leaves wither and take on a rusty hue

That speaks of mortality and passing

An ineluctable end point is emerging

Beyond being rescued even by love

In you there is sadness and yearning

And fear that nothing can remain the same

All things you know are passing now

Into memories and a inescapable future

That is at once terrible and thrilling

You know now life is as certain as death

Jim Scott

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The next time you reach for a copy of the Australian or other ‘News’ (sic) product, you’re buying more than just a newspaper. You’re buying into the News monster – cunning, disingenuous and powerful.

The News monster has some rather nasty habits:

  • it is cheerleader to successive war mongers – Howard, Bush, Blair, Cheney, Sharon, Netanyahu
  • it actively demonised working people in the UK and elsewhere – Murdoch et al were vehemently opposed to the rights of striking miners, ordinary, decent folks who had the extreme misfortune to be caught in Thatcher’s cross hairs. The news mOnster didn’t just promote the Tory government line – it was ruthless and merciless in the hatred it poured upon working people who were fighting for their jobs
  • The Sun prepared a front page with the headline “Mine Führer” and a photograph of miner’s leader Arthur Scargill with his arm in the air, a pose which made him look as though he was giving a Nazi salute.
  • it promotes a world of diminishing opportunities
  • it peddles influence and will keep on telling you that 2+2 = 5
  • During the 1987 general election, the Sun ran a mock-editorial entitled “Why I’m Backing Kinnock, by Stalin“.
  • if you are fearing for an abducted child, it will hack your mobiles to squeeze an extra buck out of your turmoil and despair
  • it pays ‘columnists’ to spout raw, elitist propaganda that serves the interests of the billionaires and makes a mockery of us all
  • it has senior editors who are craven and obsequious in their interviews with world “statesmen” (sic)
  • it wants to get its tentacles into schools by infiltrating the classroom with its ‘kids’ sections – in the UK recently, two books written and produced by The Sun were endorsed by the Government for use in schools.

Subscribe to the news mOnster? No thanks. We all have a choice.

“…blind to the national interest, and who pour their considerable personal fortunes into advertising, armies of lobbyists, dodgy modelling and corporate and commercial manoeuvring…”

Wayne Swan describing certain Oz billionaires in March’s the mOnthly.

The article in full @

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