Poetry – Birth

Birth

Genocide, larceny and slavery

The founding of a nation.

The red man and the black man

Exploitation, extermination.

Looking for a new life

Full of arrogant superiority.

With guns, whips and slipknots,

Possessing wealth the priority.

Born through rites of murder

And heartless cruelty;

Hypocrisy and fear;

Evading all penalty.

Hundreds of years have passed

But the attitude persists.

Throttling the very necks

Of anyone who resists.

Time to put it right

To make positive what might be.

To respect each other –

With a new era of equality.

Opher – 3.5.2020

The systems we have created are simply not functioning for the majority of people. There is far too much poverty around the world, far too much discrimination and exploitation.

A small elite have extreme wealth and control politics and governments. They buy politicians. They buy elections. They tilt everything their way and leave huge poverty and division in their wake.

Poetry – Fire in my Head

Fire in my Head

There’s a fire in my head

That flows through my arteries

Through my fingers

Into the words on this page.

It can make you jump

Or make you sing

Or turn your thoughts

To rage.

For there are those

Who would stymie fun

And control

Your every thought.

They strive to instil

Their doctrine

Into everything

That is taught.

That fire burns

And rages

That they should all

Be opposed.

For if we do not

Have the right

To be free

Nothing can be supposed.

Opher – 13.11.2019

Every time I read about injustice or intolerance it fills me with a rage. For there are those who would tyrannise, exploit or destroy – and they need opposing.

I’m glad I’ve got a fire in my head.

Poetry – Madness

Madness

Madness,

                Stupidity,

                                Insanity!

Wars,

                Forest fires,

                                Hunting!

Pollution,

                Population growth,

                                Politics!

Who allows these leaders to get away with it?

Opher – 25.9.2019

Sometimes I think human beings suffer with mass insanity!

We elect psychopaths.

We do the most ridiculous, foolish things.

We are so cruel and thoughtless.

Help Stop the Barbaric Slaughter of Dolphins in the Faroes!! It’s Sickening!! – Please sign the petition!

 The largest mass slaughter of dolphins in recorded history just turned the sea red. Demand this hunt be banned! Sign Now opher,The waters off the coast of the Faroe Islands literally ran red on the night of September 12, filled with the blood of almost 1,500 dolphins that were mercilessly chased, cornered, and then brutally stabbed to death. That Sunday evening, boats surrounded the terrified, fleeing, thrashing pod of dolphins. They chased them into shallow enough water so that their terrible task could be performed, then they took out their knives and began. Dolphins were stabbed, shivering and left to bleed out; some of their spines were severed so they were paralyzed but fully conscious as they slowly died. By the end, 1,428 dolphins were dead.The Faroe Islands make up an autonomous region in the Kingdom of Denmark, and these hunts, known as “the grind” or Grindadrap in Faroese, began in the 9th century when our oceans had not yet been pillaged of nearly all their resources and whaling still happened on a small, sustainable scale to support small communities of people. But in recent history, these hunts have been criticized by animal rights activists as needless, cruel, and totally unsustainable. And this record high death toll has given even some supporters of the hunt pause. That’s how vast the cruel slaughter was — even the chairman of the Faroese Whalers Association said, “It was a big mistake.”Obviously, this event is no longer necessary, appropriate, or able to be regulated in a way where animals don’t suffer. Sign the petition and demand that the European Union outlaw this bloody, unsustainable, cruel tradition — ban the Grindadrap!Thank you, Lauren
The Care2 Petitions Team P.S. This traditional Faroese dolphin hunt has always been cruel, but this most recent one went above and beyond. Sign the petition to ban it once and for all.

The Nasty part of human nature!

There is a nasty part of our psychological make-up.

History is littered with torture chambers, vile weapons of torture and gleeful crowds at public hangings, public torturings, burnings, drownings and cruel acts.

History is littered with the most horrendous torture and cruelty towards animals – baiting, fighting and skinning alive.

History is littered with ruthless people seizing power and wealth regardless of the impact on others and delighting in causing misery.

Most animals are better than this.

How do we overcome this?

Thailand – The Bridge Over The River Kwai – Photos

We boarded an old steam train to take us along the railway track laid by the Prisoners of War. So many died. The conditions were appalling and they were cruelly worked to death.

It took us deep into the countryside.

We arrived at the site of the bridge. There was a shrine set in a cave.

One could only stand and imagine.

Poetry – Cruelty Our Ecstasy

Cruelty Our Ecstasy

A drill through the leg, the liver and the head.

We love it!!

A ring for the bull, the badger and the fool.

We love it!!

Agony

Cruelty

Our ecstasy.

We love it!!

Red hot poker through the eye, crush your balls to hear you cry.

We love it!!

A shock deep in the cunt, a smack with something blunt.

We love it!!

Inject the acid, burn the brain, til we’ve driven you insane.

We love it!!

Agony

Cruelty

Our ecstasy.

We love it!!

Shoot, burn, stab and kick, do it slow and never quick.

We love it!!

Gang rape the little boy, treat his sister like a toy.

We love it!!

Hunt the tiger, stab the whale; saw the head off the little girl.

We love it!!

We love it!!

Tease with a word, a joke, – a lie, a leer, a sneering poke.

We love it!!

Bully for you, another wog another Jew,

We love it!!

Another push, another kick, another threat, another pick.

We love it!!

Display the skin, the horn the head, shoot them all full of lead

We love it!!

We love it!!

Cruelty

Agony

Our Ecstasy

We loooove it!!!!!

Load the nails in the grenade; imagine the mess you will have made.

We love it!!

Pull off every one of the wings, cut off the legs and all the fins

We love it!!

Cruelty

Agony

Our Ecstasy

We loooove it!!!!!

We love it!!

Opher 23.5.07

Cruelty Our Ecstasy

You might not want to read this one.

I wrote this in response to the callous, inhumane way that the sectarian killings were being carried out. There seemed no limit to the desire to inflict pain. If someone could be tortured longer and more cruelly then that was the aim. The electric drill was the favoured tool. The only limits were those imposed by our imagination.

Humanity has a propensity for enjoying the pain and agony of others. At our worst we are vicious, callous and indescribably evil.

Every war sees its range of torture, brutality, rape and despicable violence.

We create tribes and gang up on each other. We bully, use derogatory terms, racial slurs and put-downs to upset and destroy others. We can be so nasty that we cause self-harm, suicides and destroy individuals We create stereotypes of whole races and nations that end up in wars.

The inhumanity shown to animals is almost unbelievable. I watched a film where a crew were catching hundreds of sharks, slicing their fins off and flinging the living fish back over the side. It was not possible to imagine the agony those fish suffered.

Round the world there are cock-pits, bull-rings, bear-baiting, dog fights, and badger baiting. The crowds gather to excitedly jeer.

In China they are reputed to kill the dogs by boiling them alive in their dog festival.

I don’t know how the torturers of people and animals manage to sleep. I don’t know how they manage to reconcile what they do with any code of morality, inner conscience or religious views. Some of them are doing this in the name of religion. Somehow they believe that their god sanctions such barbarity.

It almost makes me believe in evil. Except this isn’t evil. It is part of human nature. We did not get to be the dominant species by being nice. We are the biggest, meanest motherfuckers on the planet.

I believe we have to recognise this tendency and prevail against it. At our best we are altruistic, pleasant, friendly, loving and kind. That is the side we need to nurture. That ‘Evil’ side needs containing and controlling. We need laws, counselling, education and assistance to be the best we can be.

I believe we can create a better, positive zeitgeist and learn to live without needing violence, division, bullying, cruelty and evil. We can put it behind us.

We can become civilized!

Poetry – Cruelty our Ecstasy – an X-rate poem (not for the weak hearted) about mankind’s inherent love for inflicting agony.

You might not want to read this one.

I wrote this in response to the callous, inhumane way that the sectarian killings were being carried out. There seemed no limit to the desire to inflict pain. If someone could be tortured longer and more cruelly then that was the aim. The electric drill was the favoured tool. The only limits were those imposed by our imagination.

Humanity has a propensity for enjoying the pain and agony of others. At our worst we are vicious, callous and indescribably evil.

Every war sees its range of torture, brutality, rape and despicable violence.

We create tribes and gang up on each other. We bully, use derogatory terms, racial slurs and put-downs to upset and destroy others. We can be so nasty that we cause self-harm, suicides and destroy individuals We create stereotypes of whole races and nations that end up in wars.

The inhumanity shown to animals is almost unbelievable. I watched a film where a crew were catching hundreds of sharks, slicing their fins off and flinging the living fish back over the side. It was not possible to imagine the agony those fish suffered.

Round the world there are cock-pits, bull-rings, bear-baiting, dog fights, and badger baiting. The crowds gather to excitedly jeer.

In China they are reputed to kill the dogs by boiling them alive in their dog festival.

I don’t know how the torturers of people and animals manage to sleep. I don’t know how they manage to reconcile what they do with any code of morality, inner conscience or religious views. Some of them are doing this in the name of religion. Somehow they believe that their god sanctions such barbarity.

It almost makes me believe in evil. Except this isn’t evil. It is part of human nature. We did not get to be the dominant species by being nice. We are the biggest, meanest motherfuckers on the planet.

I believe we have to recognise this tendency and prevail against it. At our best we are altruistic, pleasant, friendly, loving and kind. That is the side we need to nurture. That ‘Evil’ side needs containing and controlling. We need laws, counselling, education and assistance to be the best we can be.

I believe we can create a better, positive zeitgeist and learn to live without needing violence, division, bullying, cruelty and evil. We can put it behind us.

We can become civilised!

Cruelty Our Ecstasy

A drill through the leg, the liver and the head.

We love it!!

A ring for the bull, the badger and the fool.

We love it!!

Agony

Cruelty

Our ecstasy.

We love it!!

Red hot poker through the eye, crush your balls to hear you cry.

We love it!!

A shock deep in the cunt, a smack with something blunt.

We love it!!

Inject the acid, burn the brain, til we’ve driven you insane.

We love it!!

Agony

Cruelty

Our ecstasy.

We love it!!

Shoot, burn, stab and kick, do it slow and never quick.

We love it!!

Gang rape the little boy, treat his sister like a toy.

We love it!!

Hunt the tiger, stab the whale; saw the head off the little girl.

We love it!!

We love it!!

Tease with a word, a joke, – a lie, a leer, a sneering poke.

We love it!!

Bully for you, another wog another jew,

We love it!!

Another push, another kick, another threat, another pick.

We love it!!

Display the skin, the horn the head, shoot them all full of lead

We love it!!

We love it!!

Cruelty

Agony

Our Ecstasy

We loooove it!!!!!

Load the nails in the grenade; imagine the mess you will have made.

We love it!!

Pull off every one of the wings, cut off the legs and all the fins

We love it!!

Cruelty

Agony

Our Ecstasy

We loooove it!!!!!

We love it!!

 

 

Opher 23.5.07

Anthropocene Apocalypse – The sadistic slaughter of dolphins and porpoises. Shame on Denmark, Faroes and Japan!!!

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Dolphins, porpoises and whales have brains analogous to human beings. They have language. They care for their children and have a family life. They are highly intelligent. They are also very sensitive and suffer pain.

Why is it considered alright in countries like Denmark, Japan and the Faroe Islands to indulge in gratuitous cruelty that is so barbaric it is beyond belief. It’s the sort of thing ISIS are doing – not civilised people. It is a frenzy of unbelievable sadistic, primitive viciousness.

Dolphins are herded into a shallow bay. People wade out among them, or use small boats. They are gaffed with a sharp hook while someone saws at their neck with a knife until they reach the deep spinal chord and bring their agony to an end.

For me this is no different to doing the same thing with humans. Imagine if I went down the high-street herding all the shoppers into a blind alley and then waded in with a sharp barbed hook, gaffed them and started sawing they heads off as they screamed.

There’s no difference!

Dolphins and porpoises are sentient beings. They feel pain. They have imagination. They should have human status and rights. This is murder.

In Tasmania I was taken by my friends Dylan and Julia to see the most idyllic Wineglass Bay with it’s cobalt blue waters. I thought it was called Wineglass Bay because of its shape but that was only part of the story. It was one of the places around the world where people carried out this horrendous act of slaughtering dolphins. It was called Wineglass bay because when this poor animals were being butchered alive the water of the bay would turn blood red. From the hills around it resembled a half full glass of Beaujolais. Imagine how much blood it takes to stain a vast bay like that blood red?

This has to stop!