With chalk the medium is the message (and the message is hate)

April 19, 2016
Greetings fellow travellers! Yes, it is I, Derek Sapphire! I have returned to the blogosphere after a very long hiatus.

Now, I know that you are all overjoyed that I have returned to social media to do my part in the ongoing campaign to deconstruct that appalling amalgam (amalegam?) of misogyny, racism and Gaiaphobia otherwise known as "Western Civilization". And I'm sure you are curious as to where I have been all this time ... 

Well, all I can say right now is that I retreated to my isolation tank for some much needed spiritual regeneration. I won't go into the details in this post. But I may well do so in a subsequent one.

Right now there are more urgent matters to attend to. I am fully aware that Gaia and all Her joyous creations -- female, male, trans and whatever other gender they may choose to be -- desperately need my awesome abilities as a peaceful soldier in their loving war against mankind. Selflessly, I offer them. 

So, to the issue at hand: chalk.

Now, as I'm sure you are well aware this has become the newest tool in the alt-right's armoury. All across America on campuses and other places where loving leftists have managed to establish some kind of order, harmony and sanity these classist, racist rednecks have been scrawling demented slogans of adulation for their idiot idol Donald Trump.

These sickening acts of verbal violence have caused much pain and suffering. But rather than desist, and apologize for their barbarism, the heartless perpetrators roll with laughter at their helpless victims. Their obscene, sadistic gloating has been heard all through Twitter, a platform they dominate in the most vicious and unscrupulous manner possible.

Their hashtag of hate #TheChalkening quickly went viral and countless MRA dudebros added their own variations on this cruel "joke". Even some of their number here in Australia joined in. (TRIGGER WARNING)

Now, the sadistic scrawlings that testosteroids such as Herr Hayden found so amusing would be oppressive enough even if they were written in ink. But the choice of weapon is what makes them even more ghastly. 

Chalk is a truly evil substance all on its own. Its main component -- calcium carbonate -- is made from the decomposition of countless plankton skeletons. It is not so much a fossil fuel as a fossil tool. It, like oil, comes from the rape of Gaia! 

The horror is compounded when you consider the subliminal patriarchal implications of the phallic shape of chalk sticks. Then there's the fact that white is the most frequently used colour for chalk. And it's used on black boards, of course. 

The message may be subtle here. But it is clear nonetheless: Those of Western European descent must remain the possessors and communicators of knowledge, while those with African ancestors are merely passive objects whose fate is written upon them.

And people think that bursting into tears upon seeing the words (TRIGGER WARNING) "Trump 2016!" when entering a class is some kind of overreaction? 

I mean really. Check your privilege!

Appalling. Just appalling

The sexist sliming of Kim Sattler over Australia Day race riot

January 28, 2012
It's truly disturbing to see how the hate media works, fellow travellers. After Tony Abbott brazenly incited the Australia Day race riot that put the Prime Minister's life in peril, they are now desperately trying to sheet home blame to Gillard's own office, as well as the union movement! The gall of these people simply beggars belief.

The accusations were first aimed at Gillard staffer Tony Hodges. That was bad enough. But now they are pointing the finger at union official Kim Sattler.

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UWA survey reveals flag waving racism of car racing Earth rapists!

January 25, 2012
Fellow travellers, as you are probably already well aware the rancid right-wing reaches of the blogopshere are most idignant about this searingly insightful survey conducted by UWA anthropologist Farida Fozdar. This proves beyond any shadow of a doubt what so many of us on the left have long felt: racism, flag waving and car driving are all inextricably linked. And why wouldn't they be? They all spring from that appalling, unquenchable drive in the white male psyche to dominate, rape, exploit...
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When animals attack mankind is always to blame

October 19, 2011
Fellow travellers, I'm sure that many of you have witnessed this graphic Youtube clip of a mountain bike rider being hit by an antelope while bicycling through the South African wilderness.

Of course most of those who are indoctrinated with so-called "rational" discourses, and who are not in tune with nature believe that this was some sort of freaky random accident.

But we know better, don't we? Watch it closely. Would that sure-footed, graceful animal make such a clumsy mistake? Of course not...
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Occupy Wall St, Sydney and Fremantle!

October 15, 2011
Fellow travellers, of course you will all be aware of the courageous rebellion that is occurring in the eeevil capitalist command centre of AmeriKKKa's dark heart. By making good their threat to occupy Wall Street those brave left-wing activists are offering the millions of people watching a clear alternative. Even people who have never been political their entire lives are surely thinking: "There is a valid alternative to global capitalism after all. And these protestors are it!"

The movement...
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Why the Andrew Bolt guilty verdict is a victory for free speech

September 29, 2011
Oh joy! Joy and cat dancing! The racist hate mongering trollumnist Andrew Bolt has been silenced at last!

This is wonderful thing for democracy, fellow travellers. (And by that I mean authentic democracy, not the shamocracy endorsed by conservatives.)

But of course you all know that. To say so is practically preaching to the converted (but not in a Christian way, of course).

Needless to say, Bolt sees the guilty verdict as something sinister. In his usual eeevil and highly emotive way, he frames...
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Glenn Milne, Insiders, and false suggestions of Gillard's influence

September 4, 2011
Really, these attacks on Julia Gillard are becoming even more relentless and offensive. Now, because Insiders has dumped Glen Milne as a guest the right-wing reaches of the blogosphere are going ballistic and nuclear! They see a sinister case of censorship by the state. And they would, wouldn't they. In their tiny, literal minds, anything they don't like is either a lie, a betrayal, or some ugly attempt at intimidation. It's just another crazy conspiracy theory to add to an already long list....
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The HSU's Kathy Jackson, that shovel, and its true symbolic meaning

August 29, 2011
Fellow travellers, I'm sure that you are as sick and tired as I am of all that fuss about that shovel left out the front of the home of the Health Services Union's Kathy Jackson.

Appalling right-wing commentators have gone into overdrive carping about the culture of thuggery and intimidation in so many unions. But of course this stereotype is completely divorced from reality. The truth is the exact opposite of what they say, as usual.

As we on the green left all know, union officials a...
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Graham Readfern speaks truth to conservative white male power

August 20, 2011
Fellow traveller Graham Readfern has bravely written a searingly insightful article about the preponderance of appalling white male peenie wavers in the climate change denialist camp.

But we have long known about this phenomenon haven't we fellow travellers? White male conservatives are past masters when it comes to bigotry. Not only are they climate change denialists, but they are invariably sexist, racist, homophobic and fattist as well. But of their numerous prejudices it's their misogyny ...
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News Ltd's sexist, fattist campaign to destroy Christine Nixon

July 30, 2011
Fellow travellers, I'm sure you are as appalled as I am about the treatment of Christine Nixon by Rupert Murdoch's hate media. Both the Herald Sun and The Australian have pursued the poor woman relentlessly over her "hands off" handling of the Victorian bushfire crisis. It's completely obvious to any thinking, feeling person that if a man were to have done much the same thing as Nixon on Black Saturday there would be little complaint - less still if he were not deemed "overweight" by a societ...
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Derek Sapphire
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