If any of my former fellow students of 20th Century Literature are still following my post, The below link is for a series of lectures happening in the next two weeks at Sydney Opera House. A good range of topics are covered, and if you truly have an interest in 20th Century Literature, you will no doubt love these lectures.
In today’s world, the instant ‘give it to me now’ world even language has been abbreviated to just acronyms. It is common in Australian language to shorten words; e.g Service Station = Servo, Bottle Shop = bottlo etc. But in today’s world acronym is a way of life. I was thinking about this on the way to uni today. There is a case in the news at the moment of a 16 year old boy being detained without questioning. It got me thinking. One of the main children’s courts in sydney is Cobham. The juvenile justice centre’s where kids are locked up are called correctional centres. So the acronym for the one in Werrington which is attached to Cobham would be CCCCC. And the boss of that place would be the CCCCCCEO.
IT MAKES ROFLMAO child’s play in comparison. Lol. Dave
And it is still relevant almost 80 years after it was written. I too found this speech very inspirational. It reminds me of a song that says ” Let there be peace on Earth and let it begin with me”. We can change the world one person at a time. Jesus said love they neighbor as yourself. Who is your neighbor? The one who lives next to you. The one in the same community. Then collectively the community is called to love thy neighbor. ..then each state and each country until the whole world is full of love. The hippies of the 60 ‘ s still had a lot to learn. They could only love while off their faces on drugs. They were disillusioned by a government who continued to sent men to war…In Korea then Vietnam. We have some good people who have led by examples of how to Institute peace. Chaplin and Ghandi are just 2.
post script. 27/10 I just found this in the comments I’ve made section. I apologise for not linking it here sooner.
The metaphor you were looking for is “Sink my teeth into”, but yes I agree it was a very interesting subject that wanted me to explore further my own thoughts, feelings and attitudes towards racism, oppression, realism and modernism. I do seem old now though, as you said your parents and grandparents lived through some of this-my girl- I lived through some of this! LOL. Thanks for your comments on my blog and I hope to study more with you.
Mahdi, Thanks for the insight into what your group is doing. I am afraid that like most people, secular Australians fear the unknown. In helping spread information about Islam, and showing random acts of kindness, you are helping to inform secular Australians and allay fears towards Islam. I applaud you for that.
You may wish to proofread what you have written and correct some grammar and spellig mistakes, but overall a good post.
The way I look at a figure who is representing an authority like this poor policeman, is like an empty bucket, with an open tap on the bottom. The Rules and regulations are poured in from the top, from his superiors, and they flow out of him from the tap at the bottom. It leaves no room for his own opinions or feelings. He is but a funnel, a means by which the powers can communicate with the people. It sad that he is not able to form an opinion for himself, or to express that opinion. He also has to be the peacekeeper. He has to appease his superiors, but placate also those whom he is policing, for fear of revolt. our own dear Captain and then Governor Bligh is a good example of a man who could not get that balance right.
Interesting perspective. Cubism represents all the correct pieces of the person while arranging the pieces in a different way. I find it interesting too that really only the woman in both of these pieces is distorted. The background is done in whole blocks of colour suggesting that these are the walls of the room. In one painting we see a complete realistic window with autumn trees outside whereas the other has what looks like a perfectly formed picture of a palm tree.
I can look at these paintings forever.