Nothing in this blog can be believed. If you think that anything in this blog is true or factual, you'll need to verify it from another source. Do you understand? No? Then read it again, and repeat this process, until you understand that you cannot sue me for anything you read here. Also, having been sucked into taking part in the mass-murder of more than 3 million Vietnamese people on behalf of U.S. Big Business "interests", I'm as mad as a cut snake (and broke) so it might be a bit silly to try to sue me anyway...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

More truth and a bit of a reality check...

Fact. Truth. Reality.

These words are not unimportant. They are not trivial. They underpin everything we believe.

And we take our beliefs very seriously, don't we?

So seriously do we take our beliefs that we happily sell our soul to religions. We are even quite prepared to wage wars in foreign lands, killing millions, based on our beliefs.

And yet, it is easily demonstrable that most of the "facts" and "truths" for which we have sold our soul and killed millions are so flimsy they would never survive in your average court of law (in which we swear to God(?)).

Rule of Law?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets change the Rules of War. We'll extend the Geneva Protocol to prohibit all weapons. If you've got a beef with that mob over there, you both meet on the field of battle where you attempt to kick, punch, bite and gouge each other until one mob runs away. Make it mandatory that highlights of the carnage be shown on national news.

If Australians couldn't stomach the sight of a cow about to be slaughtered having its head kicked, would they not then be equally disgusted with war unedited? Or am I being naive?

June 22, 2011 9:54 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Andrew, I don't think the guys running the military industrial complex want the rules of war changed in the direction you or I might be thinking.

June 23, 2011 11:26 PM  
Blogger Marshall Stacks said...

ha! I'm in.

'average court of law in which we pledge to God' - have you seen that hysterical AUS movie The Man Who Sued God. Insurance claim denied because it was caused by an act of god, ergo, god exists, so he can be sued. fabulous. Billy Connolly perfectly cast as the protagonist.

andrewm? we ARE disgusted with all the wars. we can guess whats going on. look what happened to Bradley Manning and Julian Assange when they revealed how vilely US troops knowingly killed innocent passers by ...
Some of us really old people recal clearly My Lai Massacre by Lt. William Calley in The American War.
I went to the very first demonstration against that one. 6am Victoria Barracks, 1965. fat lot of good it did.

June 24, 2011 10:17 AM  
Blogger Ann O'Dyne said...

Hello Highriser? when I click to comment the box ends up giving me this -

The web page at might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.

it's not you though, it's me.

June 24, 2011 10:57 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Stacksie, don't underestimate the power of those anti-Vietnam protests. They really did make a difference.
The fact that I was way too stupid back then does not reflect badly on your endeavours.
Good on you for speaking out at the time!
Yep, loved The Man Who Sued God. Brilliant.

Ann, I have a problem on this blog too. Every time I want to approve a comment for publishing, the first attempt fails and I have to repeat the process before it works. I have no idea why this happens.

June 25, 2011 3:07 AM  

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