A poem from the late twenty first century

Cities will be healthy

Bye petrol cars.

Hello hydrogen.

Bye bye smog.

Hello sweet air.

Gas guzzlers gone

Fumes gone

Cities liveable.

No cow poo,

No mud,

No forest fires.

Country life not better.

Cities healthier.

Roll on the future.

ABC Education and Bruce Pascoe

ABC Education and Bruce Pascoe

A complaint sent to the ABC.

 

Your Education  section is putting Australian history as known by Bruce Pascoe on TV.

He is telling lies.

Your Education section is supposed to know something.

There is no excuse for being ignorant about our history as there is a huge number of books written by our forefathers who lived in earlier times. Many of these are free on gutenberg.org. I have put one link below.

The following I emailed and sent to them in their online form.

 

The history you have put on the ABC is not that depicted by the early colonists. You can read the books published by a number of the officers and men who were with the First Fleet on www.gutenberg.org, which has enough books to warrant an Australian section.

For you people as Education types to not know what is truth and fiction is inappropriate.

To give credence to the lies told by Bruce Pascoe is wrong.

Aboriginals were written about in all these books and they all have the same message in that they were stone age wanderers.

They were not farmers.

When the First Fleet arrived and was beginning farming the local Aboriginals were offered the same gear as the newcomers who were commencing farming. That is seeds, implements, support. Of all the Aboriginals they were in contact in Sydney one, that is 1, that is a single Aboriginal took up the offer to be supported in becoming a farmer.

You people need to get to know your history so you do not promote lies.

The books on gutenberg also cover other parts of Australia from William Dampier in the west to sailors wrecked down in Victoria to Captain Cook’s tale of fixing his ship up north.

 

Some of the books you can read to actually know some of Australia’s history are shown here.

Hurry up and get educated so you do not put lies on your website.

 

Captain Cook’s Journal During the First Voyage Round the World_files

Journal Gregory Blaxland

 

AN ACCOUNT OF THE ENGLISH COLONY IN NEW SOUTH WALES Vol 1

or in full

AN ACCOUNT OF THE ENGLISH COLONY IN NEW SOUTH WALES:

WITH REMARKS ON THE DISPOSITIONS, CUSTOMS, MANNERS, etc.

OF THE NATIVE INHABITANTS OF THAT COUNTRY.

TO WHICH ARE ADDED, SOME PARTICULARS OF NEW ZEALAND; COMPILED,

BY PERMISSION, FROM THE MSS. OF LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR KING.

By DAVID COLLINS, Esquire,

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12565

 

AN ACCOUNT OF THE ENGLISH COLONY IN NEW SOUTH WALES Vol 2

An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island

THE PRESENT PICTURE OF NEW SOUTH WALES 1811

EARLY HISTORY OF THE COLONY OF VICTORIA

A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Life and Adventures of William Buckley

History of the Colony of Queensland Volume I

The History of Tasmania  Volume I

The History of Tasmania  Volume II

 

 

Aboriginals and culture

Aboriginals and  culture

1788 was a long time ago.

Houses, cars, planes and eating at Hungry Jacks are in.

Humpys, feet and chasing a kangaroo are out.

Aborigines are happy to use 2019 appliances.

Stoning wombats is not an Australian custom.

Dugongs are protected.

Aboriginals are not behaving like Australians.

Aboriginals don’t need to be treated like Australians.

Save 34 billion each year and let them continue their cultural practices.

Otherwise if they still want their 34 billion they get up to date.

Stop stoning wombats.

Stop thinking stoning wombats is acceptable.

Become Australian.

There is no Big Guy

There is no Big Guy

Believing that there is a Big Guy up there who is going to look out for you is difficult to believe when you grow older and give up childhood. Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and Religion are all in the same category. Fairy Tales.

It is even more difficult to understand why the group that has had such comprehensive proof that there is no Big Guy looking out for them are the Jews. Hitler cooked six million of them yet they still believe there is a Jew Big Guy.

Obviously being a Jew means eternal childhood.

 

Attacking police is a health hazard

Attacking police is a health hazard

It is unfortunate that the Walker guy was too confident in his own fighting ability to consider the consequences of attacking an armed policeman with a knife.

It is obvious that a person being attacked has the right to defend themselves.

To stand there and let an attacker kill you is not the way to enjoy a long life.

If you have a gun it is one way to stop dying.

For the community up north to expect the policeman to let their rellie kill him is not a sensible expectation.

The current protests are similarly not sensible in promoting the idea that attacking armed police is something that should be allowed.

Consequently for the policeman to be charged with murder is a stupidity.

It reinforces the wrong idea that attacking police officers is a correct way to act.

Aboriginals need to be made aware of the way they should conduct themselves.

By letting Aboriginals think Walker was in the right when he attacked a police man with a knife is a reprehensible attitude on the part of the Government and its representatives.

The local people are in the habit of attacking workers who are there to help the community.

It has to stop.

It will not stop when the Government send the wrong message to the locals.

It would be more sensible to provide all workers with weapons and training so they can eliminate the locals who think attacking those sent to help them is acceptable.

Defective humans

Defective humans

It is about time that society took a more sensible approach to human life, and the current thought that having a working heart meant that an organism with human genes should be kept alive.

The news items of late with children born with severe deficiencies including missing faces and other parts of their anatomy and deformities that shout out for action to be taken and the unfortunate child to be put out of its misery at birth.

That society is stupid cannot be contested when such humans are kept alive.

Many years ago I visited an aunt who was elderly in a nursing home. She was lying on the floor being fed because she could not feed herself. She also could not talk, recognise anyone, or do any of the tasks necessary to look after herself.

This was a woman who had invariably been impeccably dressed and presented in former years. She would have been extremely upset that society thought that she should be kept alive in such degrading circumstances.

Western society needs a reality check and realise that keeping an organism alive for eighty years when it is little more than a vegetable is inconsistent with being regarded as a caring society even if the organism has human genes.

 

Paying for our roads

Paying for our roads

Motor vehicles, whether running on oil or electricity, have a computer which will record the distance the vehicle has travelled each year.

The vehicle will have a fee per kilometre based on the size of the vehicle.

The product of distance travelled and fee per kilometre will be paid to the Government.

Fuel tax will be discontinued.

Tampering with the computer to affect the record of distance travelled will result in a substantial penalty.

Would the Government hurry up and change the system so we don’t have to read the rubbish being put on the internet about the rise of electric vehicles resulting in less income from vehicles for them.

CHAPTER 15 excerpt

CHAPTER 15 excerpt

Celebration of Life   Uncle Malcolm is leaving

Dad, Uncle Malcolm doesn’t remember any of the people here.

No, Davey. Not even me and you.

But we love him. I am really unhappy that his mind has gone.

Yes, with his brain not working it is no longer Uncle Malcolm we talk to.

Lots of people remember him, even if he does not remember them.

Yes, a good turn out for a Celebration of Life.

When are you going to run his hologram.

Soon. It is not too complete. Uncle Malcolm did not update it very often.

So we won’t have it walking around talking or singing for the rest of the day. Uncle Malcolm is, or was, a good singer.

Yes, a really good voice. Now of course, he can’t remember the words.

So people used to think he would be joining Aunty Joan.

Yes, people used to think there was a heaven they went to when they died. And a hell for baddies.

They thought there was a God who created everything and people worshipped Him. But now people don’t think there is a God.

Well, you have a god. Me. Your Grumpy Old Dad. So I’m your GOD.

CHAPTER 13 excerpt

CHAPTER 13 excerpt

The hunt and Dad and Davey

BOOM

Well, that was quick. No sooner had you told me what could happen and it did. Can you see a body?

Two. They might not have been close together. That was a big explosion.

They must have been scared of snakes.

Possibly. The local snakes would be good and poisonous.

The video guy must be up in the air. I hope he is playing by the rules and not letting the hunters know where the other two are.

Speaking of snakes. Well, crocodiles. That one is not huge but it could take a chunk out of you.

Is it dead or just asleep?

Snoozing. Just waiting for someone running from the hunters to step on it; then chomp.

With four hunters now for each baddie it should not take long now. I need to go back to bed soon.

Have something to eat. A hunt is not a hunt without enjoying some good food while you watch.

You sure have got lots of stuff for us to eat. You must have thought it was going to take a long time before they were killed.

Look! He is jumping all over the place. A snake is hanging on to his arm. It is all black. A reptile to the rescue.

Crocodile near Lagos
Crocodile near Lagos

CHAPTER 11 excerpt

CHAPTER 11

Spaceships Alex drinks too much at a Celebration of Life

Well, Jason, he got a bit carried away.

Just can’t hold his drink, Thomas. When you get to sixty you would expect a person to know their limits.

Not Alex. Never did remember next day what he said. Always telling others what he thought of them.

It’s OK if you are just listening.

Yeah. Entertaining if you are.

What about his thoughts on waiting for Maxwells 2 to 10 to get to their homes.

Well, he has a point. Eight thousand years before Maxwell 10 gets there after it leaves. Who is going to even remember it went.

Just as well they send us a message each year. From 10 we will have eight thousand messages.

Yeah. With the last message getting here forty years after it was sent.

One thing about it. It gives us humans something to do. You don’t have a robot that can respond to any emergency and fix it.

Emergency! Being told twenty years after it took place you don’t call an emergency.