Saturday, May 3, 2014

I did warn you, Now I declare all out war!

I have tried to be humane and you threw my efforts back in my face. I was going to 'relocate' you; not into some 'Gulag,' far away in cruel climes and away for the culture you so love. How did you repay me?----You simply carried on your clandestine ways and continued to abuse my undoubted hospitality. It's not so much your presence on an occasional basis; I could have lived with that. I mean---it's not  about money or resources. Your everyday presence disturbed me. Yes, you are unhygienic. That's a bit rich coming from me; someone who is not exactly 'house proud' or one who chases every molecule of dust. Hey what's a duster? I don't know one. It is also about the noises you make when I am trying to sleep. Sometimes I can hear you scuttering about the pantry or other parts of the house, dropping your little poops and trying to break into food that is not yours. Perdy is also annoyed at your nocturnal escapades. She is frustrated and when you invited your girlfriend to 'spend the night,' and just assumed that meant, bringing the outcome of your union into my home, she looked to me to provide an answer to our problem. Yes, you raised a family and things went from bad to--well---more bad! I gave a you a chance to immigrate and to find a nice park or home down the road; one with kids who may well have kept you as their little secret. This has gone on for far too long  and yes, I know I have 'dealt' to three of you over the last month, but you did not get the hint! You have even circumvented my efforts re the traps. Yes, I heard them going off in the night, three times and the evidence was there in the morning, upon which I dispatched your 'remains' down the gurgler. But still---you persisted and entered into some sort of multi-partner arrangement. You took advantage of my kindness and if I allow this to continue---well it will come down to--'-you or me and guess what my furry little rodents--It's gonna be you because as from today I am bringing in the big guns. Luckily you cannot read my declaration of war, because if you could, you would leave immediately. Within the next few days---you are going to leave, not unfortunately for you, by 'choice,' but with a very unhealthy, for you, dose of 'poison.' I am deeply sorry that it came down to this drastic 'all-out' war but you brought it on yourself. Goodbye and please take your poops with you!

China---just for you!

It seems that China is rapidly moving up the board re the readership of my blogs. (You are now third for the month) I can only hope that this is mirrored in the figures for downloads of my book, ROSKILL, which the production team tells me will go live in download form and hard copy in the next week or so. For those who buy the hard-copy from Amazon (I think k it will sell for $US15) you will also get a free download to your Kindle or other reading AP. China, I am hoping that you take an interest in this uniquely NZ story, but one that happens in every country. The problem with families being destroyed by the actions of a family member who is either involved in the production of these elicit drugs or partakes in them is immense. The book is somewhat therapeutic in nature, but it is also a good 'yarn' as we say in NZ. It is often funny; it it will also have you in tears. It is a book that exudes hope, as the love within a family is challenged.  Keep a watch on this site, my Chinese readers and please give me feedback; on the book and the blogs.

Ukraine---more questions than answers!

The situation in Ukraine is throwing p more questions than answers. Is the Government in Kiev 'legal?' It is described as an 'interim Government. There will be elections, but how 'free' will they be from both the forces allied to the EU and those supported by or allied to Russia? What part is Putin playing in the border regions of Russia and how far is he prepared to go to meet the plans of his henchmen and his own views re the fattier of Ukraine and other areas of the former Soviet Union? What right does the USA have to support eh 'interim Government in Kiev? What part are the right wing Nationalists in Kiev playing in the present 'dispute and who is funding them? Will all people in Ukraine have a say in the future of their country and its eventual borders? Will Putin allow Ukraine to follow an independent foreign policy and to determine who it has economic relationships with? Can the UN play a part in overseeing elections or referendums re the future of Ukraine? Do the huge majority of ordinary Ukrainians, whatever language they speak actually care what country they end up living in, be it Russia, Ukraine or some sort of half-way semi-autonomous region or do they care more about actually making a living and getting on with life? Is Russia afraid that a referendum will deliver a result that they do not want to accept? Does the EU and the USA feel the same if things don't go their way? What do Ukrainians WANT and how do we determine what that is?
While these questions and issues are 'debated,' Ukraine is heading towards that terrible label of being a 'failed state.'
We cannot believe the presentations of RT, CNN, BBC Aljazeera or any of the local TV stations and newspapers. Who really controls the direction, resources and political power in Ukraine? All we see, night after night is a headlong plunge into chaos. Fear now rules as various anarchic, some Nazi, others under the control of Moscow, stamp their marks.
The only way forward is for Moscow, Washington, the EU and the Ukrainian people to have real dialogue but I suspect that the aforementioned powers will not let that happen as Ukraine has become nothing more than a 'proxy war' for whatever has replaced the old Colds War.' What do we have--a Junta in Kiev, a collective of Russian stooges in the cities of the east and south and the people of Ukraine stuck in the middle, trying to make sense of their dilemma, fed  by propaganda from the above sources. Will the sun ever rise again over a 'unified nation that we can call Ukraine?