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Dalai Lama's visit to Perth, Fremantle provokes right-wing sneering

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Saturday, June 18, 2011,
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is now here in Fremantle, and will speak in Perth tomorrow. While his visit to Australia (and previously, the USA) has been met with much love, joy and celebration from the more compassionate among us, hard-hearted right-wingers and conservatives continue to find fault with him.

For example, they really pounced on his admission that he is a Marxist. They despise that compassionate ideology anyway, and also seem to think that being proudly left-wing is someh...
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Operation Octopus and speciesism against cephalopods

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Friday, January 14, 2011,
Fellow travellers, as we all know, language creates reality. And words can hurt and oppress, too. Even the most seemingly innocuous turns of phrase can be the cause of the most intense distress.

The word "moonbat", for example is becoming more and more offensive. It is getting to the point when it really is intolerable. Soon, I may even join with some of my fellow progressive bloggers to initiate a global class action against those on the more reactionary fringes of the blogosphere. We will ei...
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Now living in Fremantle and working with local artists

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Sunday, December 5, 2010,
Fellow travellers, I should just post an update about my new location: I am now living in the charming, creative and very tolerant city of Fremantle, which is just south of Perth, in Western Australia.

I came over here at the behest of the Department of Culture and the Arts. They want me to contribute my deep spiritual, cultural and creative insights to various long term artistic projects.

I will go into details about these later. But suffice to say I am overjoyed to be in such a lovely place,...
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Unnatural disaster hits Perth!

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Tuesday, March 23, 2010,
Fellow travellers, when is this nation (and the world for that matter!) going to realize that climate change is real, that man is causing it and that the science is in!

Take this terrifying storm in Perth. It was the worst that city has had so far this whole millennium! How could you possibly deny the link?

Of course, appalling peenie-waving Premier Colin Barnett has deemed that it was a "natural" disaster. Talk about blaming the victim! It was as unnatural as a disaster can be, since it simpl...
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