We Will Live With A Yellowcake Submarine!

I used to think that the popular Chinese Communist phrase ‘running dogs’, manifest in Mao’s Little Red Book, had gone out of fashion. It was rather cute in its day: ‘People of the world, unite and defeat the US aggressors and all their running dogs! People of the world, be courageous, dare to fight, defy …

Reaching the AFL Grand Final in a Time of Plague

In this, 2021, the second year of Plague, my AFL team, Footscray (aka the Western Bulldogs) have made it into the Grand Final again, for the first time since our Premiership Miracle of 2016, and for only the fourth time in VFL/AFL history. It will be very different to 2016, the COVID plague has seen …

Continued Lockdown Causes A Crisis In Legitimacy Of Technocratic State Authority

The announcement of 450 new Covid cases in Victoria this morning, some 5 weeks and 2 days after the current lockdown was announced by our technocratic state leader Dan Andrews has caused me some cause for reflection. The escalating numbers over the past few days, where we have been seeing triple figure announcements each day, …

Little known side effect of the Sinovac COVID vaccine

There is little to laugh about regarding this plague currently making our lives difficult. However one of my friends just wryly commented that Astra Zeneca is much better than Sinovac because at least it works and doesn’t make you think that Tibet is a part of China. When all this is over and we can …

The Market is Melting Upward!

I once read that Economics can be summed up in the concept of ‘Supply and Demand’. The details are in either understanding how those two terms interact with each other, or in how to manipulate them. Much as I like to believe in the idea of Free Market Capitalism, it is probably a non-existent ideal, …

Why Do Bill & Ted Keep Going To Hell?

Given that I went to a government school, my exposure to the Catholic Education system was limited to Monday night indoctrination classes in Grades 4 and 6 at the local parish Catholic primary school, in preparation for my first communion and then confirmation. Hence I first learned of the Church Doctor Saint Augustine when I …

Rule of the Mediocracy? America’s Rise Despite Itself

Harry S Truman’s mother in law never quite felt that Truman was good enough for her darling daughter. I suppose she always saw him as the awkward farm boy courting her, rather than as the returned war veteran who had risen to the rank of major in command of an artillery battery who married Bess. …

When Fibbing Is Unforgivable – Thoughts on the Andrews Government

At the very back of my memory is a vague collection of some sort of playground game or custom where, if you touched something icky (eg dog poo or used chewing gum), you would immediately touch someone else and call ‘Needles!’ hence passing the contamination from yourself onto them. With the way that the Delta …