As much as I would like to post another blog about dogs I have known, I am too distracted by the horrors of some things that are happening in our world today. In Australia the demonisation of asylum seekers continues to a point that is beyond cruel as refugee ‘detainees’ sent to the hell-hole that is Manus Island have been beaten and terrorised by those who are supposed to be caring for them. (Read about it – and don’t be misled by the weasel words of the government spokesmen).
Meanwhile members of the UN Human Rights Council have declared that they are convinced of “unspeakable atrocities” being carried out in North Korea and it seems that no-one will be able to rectify this abominable situation.
So, George Orwell was right. Only he didn’t know his ‘predictions’ would come about in 2014
“Do you not begin to see, then, what kind of world it is we are creating? A world of fear and treachery, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world that will grow not less but more merciless as it refines itself.” (George Orwell, 1984.)
However, on tonight’s tv news there was a story about a dog whose front legs had been damaged and someone had paid $1,000 to have a special set of wheel made for him and imported from USA. So, I suppose all is well.
(Above picture, courtesy of Banksy)
PS; On a lighter note, check out a new blog by a young person, writing about his (brief) experience in a Chinese Restaurant. www.rustyopinions.weebly.com
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