Treebeard: Hroom, hmm, come, my friends. The Ents are going to war. It is likely that we go to our doom. The last march of the Ents.
Articles from Damian Smith
You guys know me. I’m all about causes and fighting for them but I usually do things my own way and fight on my own terms. But this one is big and we need numbers. Please, get on board because the ramifications are huge
I did an interview a little while back on the subject of blogging. With tedious inevitability the question arose “how do you deal with the haters? The trolls? The negative comments?” Simple. I don’t read the comments.
I never read the comments. Good or bad. (Unless they come directly at me, by email or Twitter, but that’s another story)
A couple of things that I’ve learned as I wave a cowboy hat and ride this live explosive we call Earth:
Stop being so fucking prudish. Seriously, the universe is out there, beautiful and terrifying in it’s infinity and you’re worried about some grainy, pixellated areola.
You’re all far too hung up on sex. It’s fun and it’s cheap and that should be more than enough to make it the nation’s number 1 pastime. Just be an adult about it.
“Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.” Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The good thing about the internet is that it gives everyone a voice and an ability to be heard. There can be no better example of this than during the recent crises in Turkey and Syria where tales of atrocities on the ground were brought to you directly by those who were suffering them.
To The Member for Warringah,
Mr Abbott I wish to invoke the rite of parlay.
I am a writer, comedian, satirist and social commentator. I am an environmentalist, a socialist, an intellectual and a free thinker. In short I am as diametrically opposed to your regime as you can possibly get. And oppose you I do, regularly, loudly and sometimes vehemently. But I write this missive under a banner of peace.
To The Hon. Bill Shorten,
Mr Shorten, I’m concerned.
My concerns regard yourself and the party that you lead and represent. Recent reports speculate that you are considering not blocking supply to this farcical attempt at fascism masquerading as a budget, that you would consider doing so “undemocratic”.
A few months ago I wrote a post which went a little viral. It was a detailed precis about how the Abbott government is descending rapidly into fascism. The fascist traits in this case were defined in 2003 by Dr Lawrence Britt in his very pertinent work “The 14 Defining Characteristics of Fascism" which can be found here.
There’s a routine I do in my show where I compare the front page stories of the major newspapers of whatever city I happen to find myself in at the time. Since this is Australia it is usually a comparison of the local Fairfax offering and some News Limited pabulum.
They shall not grow old, as we who are left grow oldAge shall not weary them, or the years condemnAt the going down of the sun, and in the morning We will remember them
Will we? Do we truly remember them?