David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

17 June 2016

because those images are sick making


FRIDAY, 17 JUNE 2016
SUBJECTS: Labor’s positive plans for Tasmania; Labor's plans to tackle youth unemployment; Media access to debates; Murder of British Labour MP Jo Cox; Sheik Shady Alsuleiman; Marriage equality; 
Liberal plans to privatise Medicare; Parakeelia; Live exports

JOURNALIST : Do you agree with the suspension of live exports to the abattoirs in Vietnam over animal cruelty and do you think more should be done?
SHORTEN : Yes I do agree with the suspension. Those images are shocking. And before Barnaby Joyce and the rest of the brigade say this means, you know, this means criticising live export is somehow an attack on the whole industry. The truth is, we keep getting promised the images we saw won't happen again. This Government cannot be trusted with the supply chain in live exports, I think that we need to have an Independent Office of Animal Welfare which oversights the supply chain system of live exports. Otherwise many Australian will question the viability of the industry. And let me be clear, Labor supports having a live export trade, but these images are not good enough to simply say business as usual. And we need a new system of regulation which will ensure integrity in the system, because those images are sick making.
Shouldn't it be the actions?
Shouldn't it be :

Those images ACTIONS are shocking. 

The truth is, we keep getting promised the images ACTIONS we saw won't happen again.

And let me be clear, Labor supports having a live export trade, but these images ACTIONS are not good enough to simply say business as usual. 

because those images ACTIONS are sick making.

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