Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

Avoid Rosebank on 29th May...

If you are on the roads tomorrow (Tuesday 29th May), then stay the hell away from the area around the Johannesburg Zoo, up to Rosebank.

More specifically, stay away from the Goodman Gallery (cnr. Bolton and Jan Smuts).
Apparently there is some march planned or something, in order to express "outrage" about some or other insignificant news item which undeservedly made its way into the headlines recently.

In reality it's just an excuse for some thugs, layabouts and non-tax contributors to shout and break things, while the rest of us work to pay taxes and build the economy...

Have you got anything that you would like to express outrage about regarding our current state of affairs?
Crime maybe? Corruption? Clueluess governance?
You know, important stuff like that - not some limp, flaccid patheticism that is of no real importance to anybody...

Now let's all plan a march so we too can shout and break things.
How productive!

p.s. if you are heading that way, the march is due to start from Zoo Lake Park @ 10:00, heading down Jan Smuts Avenue, to the Goodman Gallery at the corner of Bolton and Jan Smuts.
Apparently Jan Smuts Avenue will be closed from at least 09:00 - 15:00, so that's great news for any businesses along the road who actually want to try and make an honest living.

It will also be interesting to see what state Zoo Lake Park, the surrounding area and roads on the route will be left in - permission has been requested for approx. 50000 protestors to be involved in the march - that's almost the equivalent of what you could fit into Ellis Park Stadium...
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Monday, May 21, 2012

Natural disasters are kinda like gardening...

I was pulling out a few weeds the other day, and as I pulled each one, I would shake the excess sand off the roots and toss each weed aside.
As I did so, a host of tiny insects would scuttle about and scramble back into the soil as I systematically wrecked the place that they had up until that moment, called home.

It then occurred to me that the exact same thing happens to humans every time an earthquake hits, a volcano erupts, a hurricane strikes, or some other natural disaster goes on the rampage.
I guess that in much the same way that we dig up our flowerbeds, mow our lawns, re-landscape our gardens and de-weed our pot plants, the earth occasionally does some gardening of its own.

Sure, this may sound a bit cold and callous on my part, but how about we take it up a notch in scale and size.
Forget about gardening and insects, but think rather about large scale stuff like urbanisation, deforestation and the like.
What must that be like for larger animals?

It's incredible how we humans as a species on this planet, can decimate and destroy the natural world around us without batting an eyelid, but when Mother Nature steps in and smacks us around a bit we get all miffed about it.

Just saying...

p.s. I am NOT saying that natural disasters are cool. They are not.
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