Monday, April 03, 2006

DH is sick at heart. What's the point of going on?

Look at the news and weep.
  • Scrooge McHoward, head prefect and beadle of the workhouse, has returned us to his preferred era, jolly old Dickensian England
  • DH is sickened by institutional homophobia. She is enraged at Howard's cant about preserving the "Sacred Institution of Marriage". What preserves the sacred institution of marriage is making sure that working class parents are not split up by weekend work and shift work, that they have secure affordable housing,  decent health care, and free dental care so they can smile at each other without shame.
  • Horrifying news from a jail cell in Sydney: Mamdouh Habib is subjected to brutal and humiliating treatment ONCE AGAIN? Guantanamo not enough for the boys who did this? 
Oh, brave new world order that has such Australian voters in it. We had a relative paradise in this country. DH knows because she was a reffo from Eastern Europe. She still remembers police states, and what happens when there is no workable social contract between workers and industrialists, and the scapegoats that must be found. But the voters, knowing no history, in their ignorance, and their dreams of MacMansions, have undone us.
Anyone for concentration camps? Now THERE'S an efficient solution that kills 2 birds with one stone: the housing shortage,  and workers who insist on eating too much.

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