Graphical Manipulations #79: Tigers, Bigots, Memory, The Rat, Books, Malappropriates And Burnings!


Someone, somewhere, once said that we get the governments we deserve.  And this little graphic manipulator’s prompt response to such a question is; “what have we done to deserve this?”  Are we so xenophobic, so bigoted, so uncaring about other people that we are prepared to tolerate a government, lead by such as Tony Abbott, and permit it to trash just about every value that makes us human?  Well it seems that we are; well at least while it is not us.  It will be interesting to watch the response when the trashing is done to us and ours.  Somehow I suspect that that being done to “others” is the pre-show rehearsal of that which will be done to “us”!  So stay tuned, you may soon be part of the main event!!  Lucky you, eh?

In the search for the appropriate graphic you often come across photo’s which capture the very essence of some moment in time.  The tiger graphic is one of those, and being my favourite animal, one I found quite beautiful, of Siberian tigers coming to a meal.  That made me think that it soon might be that photo’s like this may be all that future generations may have of such majesty.  And that led to this;

Tiger All Gone

As with all things majestic there is always the counterpoint of things that creep about in dark places full of malice and deceit.  Why such thoughts should come to mind I have no idea, when I consider;

Bigot Brandis

And then we have such as Arthur Sinodinos who appears not only to have been unaware of who the shareholders in Australian Water Holdings were but also not quite sure of just how much he was paid in director fees.  That led to;

Sinodinos Forgets

And then The Rat came back with his jaundiced view of the political week.  He was impressed with the government’s firm rejection of further business handouts;

Business Trough Rat

Amused by the Indonesian fisherman who had the temerity to seek redress for the nasty Australian government burning his boat;

Fishing Boat Rat

Impressed with Arthur Sinodinos’ recompense for a couple of board meetings;

Sinodinos Rat

And apoplectic with laughter with Tony . . . ahhh . . . Abbott’s recognition of the ultimate conservationists, ultimate conservationists;

Logger Rats

We wondered whether someone with this level of visionary thought was the ideal leader for the country, and that led to;

PM Material

Which led to rumours of a new book, well more a short story about the placement of drones in a mysterious land know as South Australia;

Drone Abbott

And finally, creating red tape bonfires caught the eye and resulted in this little piece of incandescence;

Red Tape Bonfire

Afterthought:  This NO Coalition Government is trashing the good standing of Australia.  It cares little about its people in its fanatical pursuit of ultra-conservative ideology.  It is using the weapons of minority xenophobia, the secret fears and uncertainty of the general public and blatant propaganda, aided by a complaisant media, to turn this country into something is has never been – bigoted, racist, xenophobic, selfish, self-indulgent, self-obsessed, uncaring and a disgrace to all those things that have made Australia a great country! Tolerance, mateship, community, fairness, honesty and a love of freedom in both speech and expression!

Postscript:  All characters appearing in this work are entirely, and amazingly, fictitious.  Any resemblance to real persons, living, dead or in a zombie like state, is purely coincidental with an exceptionally high probability of being the construct of a deluded mind trying to grasp the true meaning of the political unreality of Australian politics, al la NO Coalition!  We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!

 

 

 

 

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About deknarf

Australian born and bred who has spent most of his working life in R&D and IP management with earlier forays in the newspaper industry and martial arts. Fortunate enough to be living in one of the best countries in the World, even though I might get grumpy with it from time to time.
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7 Responses to Graphical Manipulations #79: Tigers, Bigots, Memory, The Rat, Books, Malappropriates And Burnings!

  1. Joy Cooper says:

    Thank you again Deknarf for your brilliant GMs.

    In the graphic featuring Abbott he not only looks very devious, with a cunning look in his eyes, but his hands are a vastly different colour to his face. Must have overlooked them when he had his face fake-tanned. Talk about gilding the lily, this time it’s gilding the toad.

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    • deknarf says:

      Thanks Joy, and thanks for the Tweet.

      I’ve had a brief note from Toad of Toad Hall indicating that he will take legal action should you compare him to Tony Abbott again! He finds it deeply embarrassing and an insult to his intelligence! ;-))

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      • Joy Cooper says:

        Oops, my humble apologies to Toad of Toad Hall, (but isn’t that Lord Brandis?).

        Trying to think of an animal that would suit Abbott but none come to mind as they all have their uses. Even warthogs have their friends. May be a fungus?

        No probs re the tweet. Your GMs deserve an audience. 🙂

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        • deknarf says:

          I was thinking Ebola. Highly infective, destroys the bodies integrity, and you bleed to death through all you orifices. Fatal in 60-80% of cases!

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          • Joy Cooper says:

            Sounds good to me. He is just as lethally infective, spreading his virulence far & wide. Always claiming it’s not his fault & trying to pretend he is something else. Difficult to treat but easier to cope with now if you are wearing a full hazard suit for protection from his noxiousness.

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  2. crazyguyinthailand says:

    What can we do about it?

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    • deknarf says:

      1. Make every effort to make people aware of the plight of the tiger.
      2. Remove the NO Coalition government in Australia as soon as possible!
      I’ll take the tigers in preference to the NO Coalition any day!

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