I who may well be...

Musings from the perspective of a human being who may well be not locatable completely within the usual categories of male or female or gay or straight or transsexual or intersexed or exploiter or exploited or supplier or consumer or performer or spectator.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Stop refugees being locked up off-shore! Sign here!

Amnesty International is conducting a major campaign against the proposed increased abuse of refugees seeking asylum in Australia, that is, the proposal to grab any man, woman or child arriving by boat and dump them on a desert island, behind razor wire, for months or years without end, outside of the niceties of Australian law or the ability of concerned Australians to visit them.

At a time when "Australian values" are being bandied about, let us least insist on the standards illustrated in the Good Samaritan story. I think these are minimum values for civilised people, Christian or secular or other. If we are only concerned for our own kin, we are no more moral than a jackal. Refugees are courageous people fleeing certain death in very arduous circumstances, including young orphaned children who don't deserve to just be shipped back to war zones (as happened to many Afghan orphans detained on Naruu) because there are no people able to visit them and raise concerns..

Please click on this link and sign this petition in the NEXT TEN DAYS, and pass it on to your networks!


norrie mAy-welby

Friday, July 21, 2006

bombs and frozen embryos

George Bush has used his veto for the first time ever, to block stem cell research, because "It crosses a moral boundary". This from the man who has almost killed more Americans than Bin Laden, not to mention the Iraqi people murdered, or the Lebanese being bombed with his blessing. Homocidal hypocrisy. I wish voters were less concerned about policing sex and its byproducts, and more concerned about stopping bombs being dropped on living breathing adults and children.