Wednesday, August 17, 2011

music, news & illustration


"Now this is the Law of the Jungle—as old and as true as the sky;And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk, the Law runneth forward and back;For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack."

I caught a documentary last year about rampaging elephants destroying villages, chasing and trampling people to death, and doing it regularly. apparently these elephants were juveniles, teenagers. the largest of the male bulls, their fathers had been slaughtered, often in front of them when they were calfs, while they were left sometimes to fend for them selves. the elephant's wouldn't get the life experience and guidance needed from older elephants and they became dangerous, unpredictable and frustrated. seeking what appeared to be vengeance for their early trauma, this coupled with the destruction of there habitat backed them into a corner where they felt they either lashed out, or perished.

london was over run by a bunch of mindless reactionary opportunistic bastards, twice. once from the people, and once from the people who claim to govern them. i paid close attention to what happened in london, because i see no reason why it couldn't happen in dublin. i feel frustrated too, i would never resort to selfish destruction of my own city, but i can't pretend to be surprised it happened. modern politics has lost its ability to sustain itself without constant upheaval, i hope if ireland hits tipping point, that we do it altogether with the same energy, but with a mindfulness very much intact ...everybody loves a protest

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