Thursday, 21 May 2020

Fighting Fake News with REAL 22/5/20. Sorry Skyhooks Ego is a Dirty Word; Covid not averted by Morrison but he'll take the credit and won't even give it to God;

Fears Of Rush On Malaria Drug Unfounded, After Trump Supporters Unable To Pronounce Hydroxychloroquine

Pharmacists say the President’s claim he was taking anti-malarial medication to fend off COVID-19 has not led to an increase

Worst of the COVID-19 crisis was averted despite PM Morrison, not because of him

While the media has been heaping praise on Scott Morrison's leadership of late, it's important to remember who the real heroes are.
 But don’t worry people, we will hear more about how wonderful PM Scott Morrison is, how he has “saved Australia” and it will be back to business as usual soon, rewarding the wealthy, handing out contracts to all the financial spivs and letting the vulnerable languish in poverty.
But hey, how good is Scott Morrison?

 Fake News

 Over 30 years ago Andrew Bolt's workmates at the Herald Sun described him as an un-Australian social-climbing pretentious twat. Today Andrew Bolt says he sounds like one when he's always been just that a self-absorbed aloof pretentious twat who was raised by a mother who hated the place. Imagine a lover of Shakespeare saying the bard was great here's a LOOSELY translated version of an ode to prove the point. Or Portia's lines loosely repeated on Mercy. Is it any wonder the man never got a degree? He already believed he had one and for years went about telling everyone he was educated at Adelaide Uni when he wasn't. Rowan Dean' was spot on as were his colleagues over 30 years ago. They were wiser and just ignored the social-climbing prick.


Rowan Dean mocked me for saying last night that I liked Tang Dynasty poetry. True, I sounded like as pretentious as all get out. In my defence, here's one example from Du Fu, brilliantly (although perhaps loosely) translated or transformed by Vikram Seth.


COLUMN Sure, they only fired shots over my head, not in it. But nothing since about China’s bullying has surprised me. You know that thing about first impressions? Mine was formed in 1998, when Chinese soldiers told me to stop my boat.
50 years prior to Andrew Bolt's failed single-handed attempt to invade China and being made to fuck off like the scared pissant bunny he really was then and still is. Bolt bullshits us today with the "I'm just awfully shy" crap and his excuse why he's too afraid to walk our streets with us. Yet he "knows" us like he "knows" the Chinese nothings changed has it?  Andrew Bolt is humming LOOSELY the 1970s Sky Hooks song 

If I did not have an ego I would not be here tonight
If I did not have an ego I might not think that I was right
If you did not have an ego you might not care the way you dressed
If you did not have an ego you'd just be like the rest

If Jesus had an ego he'd still be alive today
And if Nixon had no ego he might not be in decay
If you did not have an ego you might not care too much who won
If I did not have an ego I might just use a gun
Ego is not a dirty word
Ego is not a dirty word
Ego is not a dirty word
Unfortunately, Bolt's ego is large but his knowledge of China minute reduced to that single moment when he was  Gulliver and the Chinese were Lilliputians and he fucked off. The greatest miracle if there is such a thing wasn't the work of a single man it was the Chinese revolution that took China from the darkness of a starving nation ruled by a royal dynasty and transformed it into a nation of people living with the basic necessities of life Food, Health Housing Education and increasing freedoms and choices. 
We, on the other hand, see our freedoms shrinking and more of us living with less of these necessities. With Bolt arguing increasingly that education isn't learning about diversity but single-minded training. Had Bolt been on a boat trying to land in Australia 20 years later in 2018 he might have found himself on Manus island rather than just been given a warning to piss-off.


Can you imagine what a gift China would be to the world if it was part of the West and not an authoritarian thuggery at virtual war with it? To me, this Chinese-composed music symbolises all we have to gain from a meeting of the two civilisations.
Yes, what a pretentious twat Andrew Bolt is a royalist who still dreams of the kingdoms and Dynasties of the past. Could you imagine what Indonesia could have been if the Dutch stayed in Indonesia or the British in India or the Qing Dynasty remained in control of China and the Nationalists hadn't overthrown it in 1912? People would still be starving in the streets but free to listen to the music and poems LOOSELY translated by Andrew Bolt who simply wouldn't notice the tight grip held on the throats of starving people around him. He doesn't notice anything here other than his own Private little Idaho
 Bolt has no real interest in people other than himself and the free whiskey he shares with a mate on Thursdays behind the televisions protective screen.
Ego and ignorance certainly are dirty words.

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