Knowledge, sent to where I met him down the Lachlan years ago;
He was shearing when I knew him, so I sent the letter to him,
Just on spec, addressed as follows, "Clancy, of The Overflow."
And an answer came directed in a writing unexpected
(And I think the same was written with a thumb-nail dipped in tar);
'Twas his shearing mate who wrote it, and verbatim I will quote it:
"Clancy's gone to Queensland droving, and we don't know where he are."
In my wild erratic fancy, visions come to me of Clancy
Gone a-droving "down the Cooper" where the Western drovers go;
As the stock are slowly stringing, Clancy rides behind them singing,
For the drover's life has pleasures that the townsfolk never know.
And the bush has friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him
In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended,
And at night the wondrous glory of the everlasting stars.
I am sitting in my dingy little office, where a stingy
Ray of sunlight struggles feebly down between the houses tall,
And the foetid air and gritty of the dusty, dirty city,
Through the open window floating, spreads its foulness over all.
And in place of lowing cattle, I can hear the fiendish rattle
Of the tramways and the buses making hurry down the street;
And the language uninviting of the gutter children fighting
Comes fitfully and faintly through the ceaseless tramp of feet.
And the hurrying people daunt me, and their pallid faces haunt me
As they shoulder one another in their rush and nervous haste,
With their eager eyes and greedy, and their stunted forms and weedy,
For townsfolk have no time to grow, they have no time to waste.
And I somehow rather fancy that I'd like to change with Clancy,
Like to take a turn at droving where the seasons come and go,
While he faced the round eternal of the cash-book and the journal
But I doubt he's suit the office, Clancy, of The Overflow.
A. B. Paterson
(Text credit: the-rathouse/Clancy)
.. was a popular expression ...
.. oh, so long ago now, in what ...
.. quite literally were - the 'good old days'
The 'good old days,' that is, *before* the realisation dawned on me (but only due to diligent digging into the recent past ('45+), provoked by a few filthy, criminal villains active in the 'here and now') - just how deeply our world has been and still is drowning in:
Ta ra! - Shit, crap & corruption!
The shit and crap are the lies and propaganda (when separate) that they drown is in, and the corruption is in the 'news services' who a) conduit the foul BS and b) (worse!) actively augment it.
I should not need to give examples (always assuming an informed readership), but just to be 'more safe & less sorry:'
1. The illegal (mainly US plus UK poodle & Aus dag) invasion of Iraq, now morphed into a brutal occupation: Murder for oil. They just don't stop; Afghanistan was 1st to have its sand rearranged - and drenched in overwhelmingly natives' blood - and after the 7-year Iraq 'excursion,' they're *still* killing in Afghanistan & Iraq, now extending to 'AfPak.'
The main lies: "Saddam has WMD!" "We will disarm him!"
2. All ditto by Zs in Palestine (47+) including more natives' blood: murder for Lebensraum. Note that the Zs came from far and near: *All* the Zs already had some place to live; it makes the Zs indisputably Nuremberg-class invaders.
The main lies: "Some g*d promised it to us!" "David vs. Goliath!"
Both these and many more grave crimes against humanity have been 'hidden' behind a screen of lies and propaganda - or were largely hidden (there have been good people who have seen behind the deceptions - but those good people have always been kept marginalised) - I write 'hidden' in quotes because such extreme and hideaous crimes can neither be truly hidden nor obscured for too long - but nevertheless, the smoke-and-lie screen was/is pushed through and *actively by* the MSM - main-stream media, including to our great shame and absolute outrage, 'our' AusBC.
Lies and propaganda; what good are they? Think: a) most sheople are totally dumbed-down (it can hardly be much of an achievement: To fool deliberately weakened sheople - I mean no disrespect but simply note the facts), then b) even if properly informed, the sheople have no effective choice (no matter who we vote for, we get *bipartisan* warmongers), then c) what ever it is that the sheople might want, they'll as good as never get it - because our so-called representatives do *not* represent us, we the sheople, so much as 'the big end of town' – whenever that big end of town wants something different - they get it - to our, we the sheople's, cost. Bah!
The warmongers will have their murder-for-spoil wars; we can't stop them, nor ever so slightly hinder them even. With high- going higher unemployment, the cannon-fodder queues will only get longer - so why lie to us? It just makes the murderers look *vastly worse*. It's as if they have guilty consciences? Just how utterly bizarre is that?
PS It has come to my attention (again!) that a certain search-engine (SE) is 'available,' shall we say, to manipulation. Specifically here, selective and targeted non-indexing and cache-clearing. Grim; it means:
a) The SE simply *cannot* be trusted, and of course,
b) The SE is in the Z's pocket and probably others' and
c) (worst!) when one does a search, one can never know if the results are 'the best,' i.e. optimal. On critical themes (Zs again? No, still. Grrr!) - one can almost guarantee not.
Another boo! Hiss!
This SE is a 'public service,' even if totally privatised. As such, it should deliver:
"The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth."
Tested - and found defective.
.. actually ...
.. money never gets lost ...
.. it always end up in *somebody's* pocket
Q: Exactly who are the crooks here?
Iceland votes against deal to repay debt
Updated March 7, 2010 13:34:00
«While polls show Icelandic people believe the debts should be repaid, residents bitterly resent being stuck with a bill for the mistakes of a handful of bankers under the watch of foreign governments.
What makes the impasse all the more problematic is that the International Monetary Fund is waiting for the affair to be resolved before resuming financial aid, money which is crucial if Reykjavik is to rebuild a shattered economy.»
Q: IF $s don't just 'get lost' THEN where have they gone?
Q: Why can't they simply reverse the process and recover the dough?
Q: OR, IF the bankers are sooo bloody stupid THEN why not (a) close the banks and (b) put the bankers in gaol?
Driving governments broke is happening all over the world; the filthy neoliberal policies of tax cuts and privatisation (Cui bono?) - followed by layoffs and service cuts mean increasing unemployment and necessary services getting scarcer and/or dearer - if not outright disappearing, then forcing governments into debt - this last forcing the next round of 'more of the same.'
Take the example of Sweden; electricity was privatised then rose in price by about 600% (heard on the radio). The spokesperson said "Much dearer? Well yes, but the consumers have more choice.") Really? Now the sheople can choose which electricity supplier can cut off their "arm and a leg?" One result: some sheople cannot afford to heat their houses properly. Parts of Sweden are in the Arctic. Cui bono?
Add that to out-sourcing and off-shoring etc. and sheople in the attacked countries are forced into ever deeper misery.
Then the IMF comes along forcing Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPs) to add the next round of 'more of the same' and the spiral goes ever lower. This has been going on around the world since the early 1950s... Why? Is this progress? Cui bono?
International Monetary Fund
«Argentina, which had been considered by the IMF to be a model country in its compliance to policy proposals by the Bretton Woods institutions, experienced a catastrophic economic crisis in 2001, which some believe to have been caused by IMF-induced budget restrictions — which undercut the government's ability to sustain national infrastructure even in crucial areas such as health, education, and security — and privatization of strategically vital national resources.»
A similar thing is happening to Greece (add Portugal, Ireland and Spain = PIGS), and most of the 'newly liberated' East-Bloc countries. The NSW and QLD governments - both Labor (supposedly the sheople's friends) - are continuing with utterly stupid privatisations. NSW Lotteries to be sold for about $1bio - but allegedly throwing away about $400mio revenue a year. Why? Worse, AusBC adds insult to injury with its headline: "NSW set for $1b lotteries sale windfall." Windfall? How is impoverishing the state a windfall? AusBC video: "NSW hits jackpot in lottery sale" - sheer idiocy, from the government and AusBC alike.
Who allows this sort of shit?
In whose interest?
i.e. Cui bono?