culture, tourism and perfidious influence on "paradise island"
(who for, not the working Balinese?) is ok, but torching a massive
area with people in it is just a little too mafioso for me... Obviously,
the increasing amount of bourgeois distress cam shots tests my sympathies
As well as The
Scum. A morning mayhem edition contained constant reference to Al-Qaeda
and Bin Laden as responsible, with a smattering of Saddam slots
and a picture (face only, theres no need to include place
in the image) of an obscure Muslim fundamentalist cleric from Indonesia
Abu Bakr Bashir who could quite easily live in Luton
or ... NEXT DOOR TO YOU, WITH HIS THREE WIVES, 47 SONS, 9 TANKS,
63 BOMBS, 40 THIEVES, AND PICTURES AND DRAWINGS FROM OSAMA AND SADDAM.
sacremongery has always been the stock in trade for hard hitting
politico journos such as the erudite, rational and respected Australian
Trevor Kavanagh, who describes Australia as a peace loving nation.
Howards anti immigration policy is obligingly depicted as
fair and only drawing censure because those who wanted to enter
Australia from Afghanistan were Muslim (the implication being, who
in their "right" mind wants "any more" of them?).
fact that almost all of those people killed in Bali were westerners
does point to the fact that perhaps not everyone can see the economic,
or any other, benefits of tailoring your own country to the needs
of transients, who do nothing else for the country than pay to abuse
resources and facilities that the local population do not have a
hope of enjoying (unless theyre in the position of launching
a successful, US- backed coup and then theyd still have to
share with the master race). And thats Islamic
fundamentalism: ie, any threat to Western interests.
would be good for the UK and US governments, Murdoch, WTO and Western
corporations to stigmatise international travel and stop the possibility
of any meaningful dialogue between people from very different countries.
Its very useful to nip any internationalist or commonality
ideas in the bud, especially as the army needs more recruits. All
we need to do now is privatise the education system to complete
the circle of insularity.
Abu Bakr Bashir
apparently has friends very high up in the Indonesian government,
and is currently going round saying it was the Americans who done
the bomb. If it was, its a pretty daft way to impress on people
the immediate necessity of decimating Iraq.
is as much keen to turn the sunnier bits of the world into holiday
playgrounds as it is to keep the turbulent bits in turmoil. Commercial
airlines are just an offshoot of the military-industrial complex
anyway. And how much talking to foreign johnnies do you actually
do on the average package holiday? "I SAID, I WANT TO CHANGE
A TRAVELLERS CHEQUE!!" Westerners dont talk to foreign
Gavins when they go on holiday to places like Bali (thats
part of the attraction no doubt). The year long, I discovered
my self in Calcutta and pretty ashamed I was too, holiday/travel
experiences, away from the purpose-built complexes, are no better.
Obviously there is a lot of conscience-appeasing cak that motivates
many of these poverty tourists but it simply wont do to have
them even showing sympathy towards these poor people because thats
unpatriotic and ungrateful.
was that Indo-funda-dude. Like all mass religion mouthpieces, his
comments are impartial and filled with the commitment to furthering
the cause of humanity through multi-faith understanding. Just like