Marc Chagall.

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Australia’s minister for immigration, Scott Morrison and his off-shore and on-shore detention policies have now caused four deaths and a considerable number of attempted suicides, fifty or so by children.

It is totally wrong for this man to remain in office.
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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/09/self-harm-asylum-seekers-detention-surged-serco-report

If you are concerned and want to be part of taking action; Please voice your concerns to:

Address:
Scott Morrison MP
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
PO Box 6022
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Telephone: 02 6277 7860
Fax: 02 6273 4144
Email: minister@immi.gov.au

It is as wrong now to inflict terrible conditions and treatment on people that have done no wrong, as it was during the days of Buchenwald.

I’ll leave you this lovely poem inspired by Marc Chagall.

When I read this poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, I had to chuckle, according to the poet his work is meant to be read aloud:

Don’t Let that Horse.

Don’t let that horse
eat that violin
cried Chagall’s mother.
But he
kept right on
painting.

And became famous
And kept painting
The Horse With Violin in Mouth
And when he finally finished it
he jumped up on the horse
and rode away
waving the violin.

And then with a low bow gave it
to the first naked nude he ran across.

And there were no strings
attached.

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26 Responses to “Marc Chagall.”

  1. M-R Says:

    You tend of late to introduce something unrelated at the end of your posts, Gerard: why is this …? – it confuses my poor old brain.
    Re the actual subject matter, I ENTIRELY AGREE. Mr Morrison, whose name should really be Mr (_¤_), should be forced to live where he so likes to consign unfortunates.

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  2. roughseasinthemed Says:

    Australia should be hanging its head in shame regarding the numbers of refugees and asylum seekers it accepts. Tiny Switzerland the over-populated UK accept far more.

    I like the poem, the painting, and ending with something different🙂

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  3. Andrew Says:

    Could you do an outsiders view of HK soon, Gerard? Things are hotting up whilst we travel.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes, I hope your return flight will land safely. HK is seething right now. Freedom is the aim, but old china thinks differently. Is Wales sometimes still beckoning?
      I dream in Dutch, even after all those years.

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  4. Curt Mekemson Says:

    Love the poem… not to mention both Chagall and Ferlinghetti. Keep up your campaign, Gerard. Thanks for your efforts. –Curt

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  5. kaytisweetlandrasmussen83 Says:

    Love Chagall and love the poem.

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  6. stuartbramhall Says:

    Scott Morrison has gotta go. Someone needs to make a complaint to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.

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  7. petspeopleandlife Says:

    The poem is hilarious. Loved it. The refugee thing is a bummer for sure. We have a problem here as well and no one seems to know what to do.

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  8. hilarycustancegreen Says:

    I agree with the sentiments and I love the poem.

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  9. chris hunter Says:

    Keep it up Gerard. Your quiet revolution is gaining traction. Chagall was a wonderful painter and Ferlinghetti a poet full of wonder.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Thanks Chris, I love Chagall’s work. You’re creating a bit of a revolution at Bob Ellis’s blog as well. Lots of good people at the oars.

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      • chris hunter Says:

        Last night I dreamed that I was visited by three ‘security’ men. Surprisingly they were all quite old, probably in their mid-fifties, suited, one in particular, who was mostly bald, seemed to be the person in charge; he carried a briefcase, and appeared, as they all did, a little ill at ease, rather fidgety.

        “Don’t tell me”, I ventured, “you’re from Planet Abbott”.

        The balding, slightly sweating bloke, appeared startled, unprepared for my bold assumption, held his briefcase up as a counter and said “We’ve got some terrorism issues to discuss”.

        “Really”, I said, “we’ll you’d better come in and have a cup of tea then, you all look a bit stressed”.

        To which they all dutifully filed into my living room as I called out to the missis to put the jug on. At which point I woke up – dammit.

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      • gerard oosterman Says:

        Well, at least you’re still here, to tell the tale. Oddly enough, of late I do feel as if security people could bang on my door. Totally unfounded of course, but there is some kind of fear hanging around. Probably just the rattling of blinds by the wind.

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