Marriage of Convenience

Australia's resident literary dickheads of the Green Left Weekly have published a Mother Sheehan screed against the war-mongers.

'I believe that George lied and he knew he was lying. He didn't use patriotic rhetoric. He lied and made us afraid of ghosts that weren't there. Now he is using patriotic rhetoric to keep the US military presence in Iraq — patriotic rhetoric that is based on greed and nothing else.

Now I am being vilified and dragged through the mud by the righties and so-called “fair and balanced” mainstream media who are afraid of the truth and can't face someone who tells it by telling any truth of their own. Now they have to twist, distort, lie, and scrutinise anything I have ever said when they never scrutinise anything that George Bush said or is saying.'

What an opportunity to bash the United States. The editor of the Watermelon Weekly has clearly demonstrated a willingness to print anything if it vaguely resembles an anti-US stance. Venezualan nut case Chavez gets a free platform to spruik, in the words of Imre Salusinszky, bullshit.

'I believe it is time that we take up with courage and clarity a political, social, collective and ideological offensive across the world — a real offensive that permits us to move progressively, over the next years, the next decades, leaving behind the perverse, destructive, destroyer, capitalist model and go forward in constructing the socialist model to avoid barbarism and beyond that the annihilation of life on this planet.

I believe this idea has a strong connection with reality. I don’t think we have much time. Fidel Castro said in one of his speeches I read not so long ago, “tomorrow could be too late, let’s do now what we need to do”. I don't believe that this is an exaggeration. The environment is suffering damage that could be irreversible — global warming, the greenhouse effect, the melting of the polar ice caps, the rising sea level, hurricanes — with terrible social occurrences that will shake life on this planet.'

Philosophical disagreements aside, I think Hugo the Wonder Dog is onto something. Illicit drugs. Why is that the Giggling Lunatic Wankers of the GLW persist in their struggle? They lose money keeping their propaganda sheet in the black. More like red now, how ironic. The wider public are cynical of their motives and hostile to their agenda. Politically they have been proven to be a failed method. Pragmatically, the Green Left Weekly are gamely resorting to the eventual outcome of failed states, ideas and people everywhere. Handouts.

They may have survived for the next 12 months financially. How long before this waste of pressed paper ends up recycled as toilet paper, it's rightful role.

Cross posted at Bastards Inc.

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