Friday, December 11, 2009

Supressed anger

Ok, dunno quite know how to express it. Was in the South Australian riverland some 35-40 years ago, as well as 1999.. the changes are remarkable. Where once was sleepy little riverland towns, a viable economy and relatively pristine environment - now wall to wall brick veneer and fake Tuscan villas built out of plasterboard and thin veneer. Local vineyards, orchards, pubs and shops, are now "corporatised'. Was wondering who owned (or controlled - the names "Renmano", "Berri") .. and most of the vineyards around here -. Was told that it was some amorphous "hedge fund" American entity called 'constellation'. ("No one can make you feel inferior without your consent")?

Yer, well, sonny, am not inferior and I do not consent.

Fuck off, Wall Street.

Signing up to a "CO2 Emissions Trading Scheme" is tantamount to "trusting Wall Street trading schemes".

No way.

10 comments:

Vincent said...

It's a shame, but you and I have to adapt somehow to the way the world is going. We are of the age to hate the new with a virulent loathing, as we remember our elders doing a long time ago.

I would feel exactly the same about the same things - brick veneer, anything to do with Wall Street.

John L said...

We shouldn't have to adapt to or accept Wall Street arseholes controlling the world. Even just talking about them helps in a small way to expose them.

lemmiwinks said...

Maintain the rage, Davo!

BBC said...

Looking at the news I guess that not everyone there agrees with you considering all the fireworks in your country on New Years Eve that is helping destroy this planet.

Davo said...

um, Billy B, I doubt if a few bangers on the Roman calender change of seasons will alter whether this planet survives or not .. considering the considerable rape that has been carried out by the "good Ole US of A".

A. Peasant said...

keep on resisting davo. the world needs people who resist.

GreenSmile said...

sorry to hear of it, Davo. I left a California of about 8 million souls in 1964 cause my dad said it was getting too crowded. I really hurts to go back to fields he farmed and see nothing but condo's and qwikmarts....and did the farmers that used to farm these place make out well? nah, most didn't.

btw. I owe ya a report on big changes I have made...but they leave me no time to type.

softech said...

Interesting… I might try some of this on my blog, too. It’s quite interesting how you sometimes stop being innovative and just go for an accepted solution without actually trying to improve it… you make a couple of good points.

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Davo said...

Yo, Greensmile, will email you.

softech (whoever you are); sometimes the solutions have been around for yonks. Just needs a little lateral thinking .. heh.

Davo said...

There is no-one so blind, as the bloke who cannot see a tree through the panoply of sawmills .. heh.