Categories
Life

Kiwiana.

It’s Friday night, so what has been in the press this week that is interesting? What should you know about Kiwis? What makes Australians think we are weird? We hate possums. The only good possum is a dead possum, and there will eradication in the local hills. The aim is to get the population down […]

Categories
Poetry

Friday Kipling.

Kipling wrote about the rankers. Yes, it was colonialism. But there was honour, and truth, and beauty. Our postcolonial time has lost these. Gunga Din You may talk o’ gin and beerWhen you’re quartered safe out ‘ere,An’ you’re sent to penny-fights an’ Aldershot it;But when it comes to slaughterYou will do your work on water,An’ […]

Categories
Life Social Change The Decline

Woke journal.

I have the following thesis, expressed as a syllogism. The woke are our current elite — from the dying newspaper business to the idiots who believe throwing quickset concrete milkshakes is free speech. The woke are stupid. The woke will not learn. Therefore, the woke should be relentlessly mocked. Wokeness is a combination of living […]

Categories
Lectionary

5 July 19

Great Generosity8 Now, brethren, we wish to make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia, 2 that in a great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their liberality. 3 For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond […]