Rust #2

Old wine barrel and balance scales at D’Arenberg Winery, McLaren Vale, SA.

Marriage Equality

Behind their bleating, there is always a lie.

Two days ago the news broke that a TV advertisement in support of fathers had been banned. The creators of the ad, Dads4Kids, claimed they were told the ad could not be aired because it was deemed to be too political given the approaching $223 million opinion poll. The Australian …


I Am Sick Of Being Bullied By The Religious.

I am sick of religious bullying. I am sick of being told that someone‚Äôs religion should give them a free pass to ignore the law. If we are to be a Nation of Laws then the laws must apply equally to all, not just to some. I am sick of …


Rust #1

First in a series of rusted relics. This one was found at Emu Ridge Eucalyptus distillery, Kangaroo Island.


Am I an Anti-fascist?

It shouldn’t need saying, everyone should, by default, be anti-fascist, anti- NAZI. The default position is not enough. Fascists, NAZIs and all the rest of the assorted Alt-Right must be opposed and resisted at every opportunity.


The Past Speaks To The Present.

This is a propaganda or educational movie made by the US government in 1943. Even as the US joined the fight against the NAZIs, many in the US espoused a similar ideology. Since the rise of Trumpism, it has become acceptable for this hate and bigotry to reappear in Main …


Quote of the Day

Screaming about your rights as an American while rocking the Confederate flag is like arguing against gay marriage with a dick in your mouth. Trae Crowder, Liberal Redneck.


The More Things Change …

  Back in the Seventies I discovered the cartoons of Ron Cobb, an American who moved to Australia. One of his cartoons has stuck with me, the image seemingly burned in to my brain. It encapsulates the mind set of those who will blindly follow whatever their leaders decree, as …

North Korea

Like Deja Vu All Over Again

I grew up during the Cold War and some of its hotter parts. I well remember the fear as a child of a nuclear war. The Doomsday Clock always seemed about to strike Midnight. I read Neville Shute’s “On The Beach” and it seemed less fiction than a portent of …