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Drovers use motor bikes and helicopters nowadays.

Drovers use motor bikes and helicopters nowadays.

The words of Uncle sham.

What is for dinner?

What is for dinner?

Uncle Sam never lies; instead he invented a fertilizer and spread it all over the world garden and production flourished. USA, Us of A, us of Australia, have changed the English language, calling this type of fertilizer advertising. As in the conversation Humpty Dumpty had with Alice in. “Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carrolls. “When I say a word,” Humpty said in a rather scornful tone, “It means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.” “The question is“said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many things.”

Pauline questions Humpty Dumpty.

Pauline questions Humpty Dumpty.

The slaughter–house was demolished and in its place the abattoir was established. The meat industry still was not happy with sales. Meat processing plant was the phrase adopted, cut short, with a sharp knife, to processing plant. Flesh covered in hair has no resemblance to meat wrapped in plastic. The rainforests in Brazil are becoming grass lands for vast cattle-stations. Livestock use up more than a quarter of the earth’s surface and contribute to polluting precious water systems.

What is for lunch.

What is for lunch.

Ronald McDonald decided to dress up as a clown and put play grounds in his fast food outlets. If we can get the kids in mum and dad will follow. Advertising invades almost every area of our garden. Our only escape is a date with Mother Nature, to meditate and gain control of our thoughts. How much fertilizer can be put on the garden before it destroys our source of nourishment, killing our garden paradise, banishing us once more from Eden? Too much of a good thing is growth without attention to sustainability. There is a difference between useful necessities and luxuries or useless trinkets. We horde and want too much and share too little.

How about that?

How about that?

TV is a habit, especially if you have been on the tread mill all day trying to keep up with the Joneses. Leaving no time to quietly meditate or think is this really a good way to live? The Joneses are not content with all their toys advertising keeps showing them a new and better version they must have. This is dynamic lifter (The trade name for chicken manure) and is being tipped in our lounge rooms via the TV. TV is the secret weapon for the effluent that is spread to the affluent. Politicians keep you in a job so you will keep them in a job. The buy-buy materialistic economy is unsustainable. 

I don't want to be The Red Rooster.

I don’t want to be The Red Rooster.

Too exhausted to cook a wholesome meal, take the family to Ronald’s or to Colonel Saunders if you prefer eating dead chicken. There is no cleanup after, just dump all the superfluous packaging in the rubbish bin, if you can muster up the energy. Then home to sit back and watch TV commercials, interrupted by a frivolous show that some viewers value more than the ads. No need to think, the canned-laughter and applause from the studio audience will let you know how to react; they are shown sign boards so they know when to laugh. This is an example of the vicious tread mill where the rodents train for the rat race.

Scrap metal collector.

Scrap metal collector.

The endless growth of materialistic economics combined with the imbalanced distribution to regions where life’s needs are lacking, has caused the increase of global temperatures and hostility between people. Freedom-fighters, guerrilla armies or are they terrorists it depends on whose side you are on. Today let us not call a spade a spade that would be ruled out-of-order. Social justice must prevail. Spade and Sambo are derogatory terms for Afro-American.

Can Barak Obama clean up the mess or is he going to be blamed for the chaos left in the wake of the Bush administration.  Someone is always the fall guy. I would like to see Uncle Sambo out-wit the tiger as in the cartoon link. Those old cartoons full of racial slurs were considered harmless fun by white people. As a child I could not see how harmful and hurtful they were.

All car parts of a days work.

All car parts of a days work.

It is a war of words it takes our mind off the real issues. Words have become weapons of mass deception. Uncle Sam needs you to fight for truth and justice and the American way. Play it again Sam, you cannot have it both ways, it is either truth and justice or the American way. Ironically many Americans would agree, they have lost faith in their political system. Intent on promoting the American way in the world and neglecting the flood banks in New Orleans. Where mother Nature put on a little demonstration of her power.

Just a wave from Nature.

Just a wave from Nature.

Australia is indebted to America, in that it saved us from the Japanese invasion. Supplying us with armaments at a reasonable cost, then when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor they actually entered the war to save Australia. The war took a decided turn when Uncle Sam arrived with the cavalry. In typical Hollywood fashion they were heroes to the rescue, no vengeful motives. Japan was on her last legs when America dropped atomic bombs on two cities that ended the war days, perhaps weeks, quicker than it would have. I am not going to say it was wrong to drop those bombs or the methane bombs on Vietnam or any of the other conflicts Sam has entered into in the name of truth and justice. I do know the armaments industry is big business also the construction industry. Well-off nations are always ready to help rebuild demolished cities and they are conversely expert in demolishing them.

Think food for thought, food for all.

Think food for thought, food for all.

We are all involved in the biggest battle in history. Can America help in the fight Mother Nature has declared on the human race? I do not think we will win without the super powers contributing. The best thing we can do is surrender our materialistic way of life. Giving what is surplus to our needs to those who are ravenous for life’s necessities. Saying the words clean air, food and shelter, will not help one deprived of these necessities. You may give to charities but how much cream is skimmed off your milk of kindness.

All he needs to be happy.

All he needs to be happy.

A cliché is an overused phrase, but often true. Charity begins at home, another is if you want to change the world start with yourself. Try to live an exemplary life, I say try, as I try to follow the Buddha’s wise philosophy and I find it is very easy to step off the path he taught. With all my harsh criticism of Uncle Sam I am no doubt straying, hurting some people’s feelings. But it is the intention more than the action that governs the merit of an action. My intention is not to be hurtful they are ideas to assist people with good intentions, stop and think how can I best help the suffering in the world today. Without violently protesting or getting distressed. It is impossible to win a fight with Mother Nature, we must cooperate. Some of my ideas I hope may be a step on the path to understanding.

Awesome sky, watch it.

Awesome sky, watch it.

  

   

 

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Colourful words.

Speak no evil hear no evil & see no evil.

Speak no evil hear no evil & see no evil.

When I write a post I think have these words already been written, much better, by learned authorities on the subject, educated people who understand the complex syntax and grammar of the English language. Then a fearful thought crosses my mind, do I want to put more writing out into a world already overloaded with rubbish written by know-all dunces. Next I question is it worth the effort, when I am not sure my words will be under stood. To quote Humpty Dumpty in Lewis Carroll’s book “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean neither more nor less.”

My sketch and quotes book.

My sketch and quotes book.

Will I get it right and write the right, right, the spell-check will not tell me? How does the spell-check affect the effect? The order of words in a sentence needs to be carefully considered. Words need to be in the right order. It is easy to put the right word in the wrong place. Sentence structure is what syntax is all about. I thought syntax was what a prostitute paid the Inland Revenue Department. As for grammar I thought it was the way they spelt grandmother in the U.S. I know how to get a colourful comment from the spell-check. I may stop ignoring the correction because the “u” is superfluous. But I have this aversion to some American ways, especially their slang it is taking over Australia’s colourful language.

My drawing of Confucies.

My drawing of Confucius.

Aussies are noted for their habit of using crude adjectives, even to the extent of popping them in the middle of a word.  A couple of examples are wheel-bloody-barrow and Kooka-bloody-burra.  Aussies may use bastard inappropriately, bastard can even be used as a term of endearment in Aussie, if you smile and have the right tone of voice. In the U.S.A. slang is far more offensive. One common insult is to accuse people of incest with their mother. The U.S. can be given the credit of spreading the English language to many countries by way of the movie industry and advertising. The down side is advertising encourages greed and envy and some movies use offensive, crude gutter language.

Sun rise.

Sun rise.

The ignorant, with a limited vocabulary copy, the educated that are too lazy are also at fault. Our speech has become offensive, impolite, coarse, inappropriate and unbecoming. Degraded by the over use of the improper words and punctuated with “you know”, I am not a mind reader, I do not know unless you can tell me. Over use has made “shock words” lose all their attention grabbing qualities. As for advertising, it has created a monster that causes cravings as bad as drugs. People commit all kinds of crime because of habitual cravings. Wanting far more than we need has created a wasteful greedy society. Sorry to say this Uncle Sam because your people are mostly good, caught up in a monster of your own creation. I am also sorry that people from all around the world are following your example.

Nice words.

Nice words.

Natures pendulum swings in a wide arc, mans time is but a heart beat in eternity, natures time is limitless. Nature’s pendulum swings back and forth, driving the hands on the clock that point to the fate of empires that rose and fell. Is this the right metaphor? What wind’s the spring that swings the pendulum, that drives the hands pointing to the doom of empires? Who will the clock chime for next? What happens after one revolution, will the clock proceed into darkness then to a new dawning? Here is where I say “I am perplexed if I know, you know what I mean.”

Keep quiet.

Keep quiet.

Did I write it right, original, understandable, has it all been said before? You had better tell me because “I am foiled if I know, you know what I mean, foiled, frustrated and fumbling for a fitting four letter word, you know what I mean,” and these words are on the tip of lots of celebrity’s tongues. Many people in the public eye substitute the word freaking, but you know what they mean. Some people may not agree but this is the way I see it. It is not that these words have no place in speech, used appropriately any word is acceptable. The point is people who know better and are in the public eye are setting a bad example.

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