The illogical and immoral Male.

 

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Mr S. Morrison and Mr P. Dutton (reflecting on refugees)

 

Not even a Kafka or an Edgar Allan Poe could have thought up the idea of locking up thousands of innocent people in order to stop drownings of people desperate to escape murder and mayhem from their home country.  It just doesn’t make sense. No one wants people to drown, and the suggestion by Australia’s Prime Minister, Mr Scott Morrison, that those opposed to locking up refugees, now in their sixth year, will be responsible for new cases of drownings, is just too silly for words. It begs the question; are we still living in a world of science and rational thought? Or could it be that this is how the male mind works? I say this, as it seems to be the domain of mainly males that are attracted to illogical thoughts.  Things have gone haywire with Morrison, Dutton & Co.

It is perplexing how a country’s leader could ever have reached such an abominable stage whose thought processes must border on the mentally unstable. Some argue that, this Government’s action on the indefinite locking up of refugees on Manus and Nauru is particularly bad considering that our PM, Mr Morrison, proclaims to be a devout Christian. He belongs to a  Pentacostal church whose parishioners sometimes break out in a religeous fervor, and start speaking in tongues.

Some are claiming the opposite. It’s precisely the result of those adhering to the non-questioning and under the suppressive and superstitious shadows of religion and the subsequent irrationality of demons and retributive spirits, that causes those male politicians to behave in such an appalling way. In any case, the refugees are still going mad and as the years go by, the toll will rise, and even, when finally taken in by some other country, their trauma  will last.

Australia will stand condemned forever.

 

“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door—
“‘Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—
Only this and nothing more.”

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December;
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow;—vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow—sorrow for the lost Lenore—
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore—
Nameless here for evermore.

And the silken, sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating,
“‘Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door—
Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door;—
This it is and nothing more.”( Edgar Allan Poe)

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10 Responses to “The illogical and immoral Male.”

  1. auntyuta Says:

    What I find the most perplexing, Gerard, is, that Mr. S. Morrison and Mr. P. Dutton do get support from a lot of Australian people who agree with them!!
    Even the Labor Party keeps insisting that they do not want that people are drowning, and for years and years they did nothing to close our costly detention centres on these islands that are not even Australian owned.
    You make some good points, Gerard, and you ask, whether we are still living in a world of science and rational thought. You probably know what my answer to this is . . . .
    I keep being perplexed. Uta

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes, Uta.
      This whole refugee episode has been used for political profit and has little to do with stopping boats or saving lives. A few hundred refugees ended up in America and this did not result in an armada of leaky boats entering Australia’s sandy shores.

      The offer of NZ to take in refugees was also rejected and used cynically by Morrison to again ramp up anti refugee sentiment. Fear was their weapon of choice.

      Yes, lots of people support Dutton and his murderous campaign. That doesn’t make it right.

      Fear, faith, hope, prejudice, beliefs make bad substitutes for facts.

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  2. Yvonne Says:

    I weep, and feel so impotent.

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  3. Therese Trouserzoff Says:

    I’m sure you know what plausible deniability means – when caught with your trousers down, say “I have no idea how that happened”

    Well the Dutton and Morrison response is “Islamic State terrorists declared a fatwah on my braces” ……. implausible deniability.

    Trump has turned this into a major artform

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  4. gerard oosterman Says:

    A good analogy, Trouzeroff. That’s how it works.
    Of late, I put an extra notch in my belt and my trouzers are held up firmly now. I’ll show them fatwah maniacs.

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  5. doesitevenmatter3 Says:

    I am baffled, bothered, saddened and angered by all of this. 😦
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings, Gerard! I agree with what you’ve said and how you feel.
    Some of our world leaders are going backwards and not forward. 😦
    I’ve tried to live my life by the motto “Treat others as you would like to be treated.” I don’t see our leaders doing that. 😦
    (((HUGS)))
    PS…I discovered Mr. E. A. Poe when I was a teenager. I’ve loved his writing ever since.
    Annabel Lee is one of my favourites of his poems.

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  6. petspeopleandlife Says:

    Bastards in government that have no morals or feelings. Here in the states it is not much different. The pres. wants to keep out the Muslims, Latins, Africans, etc. He has no feelings and no morals either.

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  7. Curt Mekemson Says:

    I memorized the Raven when I was in high school, Gerard, and can still quote much of it from memory.
    I think that the human mind has an almost infinite capacity for rationalization and that the nature of fundamentalism encourages such thought. –Curt

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