Saturday, May 21, 2011

The dance

He dances, spinning and jumping as

Sparks fizz from the fire

Singeing points of light

Fly up into the dark woollen knit sky.

He moves crisply

In time with the group

Ever watchful to be like them

He wants to be absorbed by them

But unique, just like the rest

He somersaults and stands on his hands

Momentarily saying, ‘Look at me!

I am here too!’ He is happy to be

One with the group.

Rav Shimeon bar Yochai watches smiling

To see these young Jews

Move and dance as one

Am Israel Chai

In hope that the dance

Will be mirrored in other ways

Throughout the day and the year

To come, we need to move as one.

Falling leaves

It is the time of autumn falls again

Dappled leaves change

Greens yellowing to fiery flames

Dancing on branches

Whipped by winds and rain

They flood the gutters and foot paths.

Children run and kick up the piles

In delirious joy, they fall and roll

Together in the leaves, scarves flying

So securely, they are attached

To life, binding together the good times

With little thought or careful planning

While others age

Their memories wither and die

Like leaves falling from trees

Yet unlike the trees,

Their minds will not blossom anew

In the spring turgid with green buds

Sprouting those broad flat leaves,

But remain starkly branched limbs

Breaking off pieces continually

Stretched and pleading for mercy

Against a bleached blue sky

When words shrink and shrivel to nothingness

For some, becoming aged is to die

A thousand deaths in one life.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Jeremy Rapke QC and former DPP resigns and it has all the signs of mobbing Bully Behaviour

It appears that QC Jeremy Rapke's only real crime was to hold the judiciary to account on their treatment of victims of crime, to call for more adequate sentencing for drug offences and for child abuse crimes as well as rape. I googled him and came across an unspeakably offensive site that attacks his personal life and casts dispersions on his conduct in a most vile way. He has made some serious enemies. You can be sure,, from this aspect I would say that he was doing the right thing and upset a few of the criminals.
The fact that Robert Richter QC who defends some of the worst types for a price, is critcal of Rapke is more than an indication he probably was fulfilling his role as DPP in an honest way. Much more so than Richter, who I would hazard a guess, is a sort of legal prostitute. The only difference between him and one of the streetwalkers in Fitzroy Street, St. Kilda is that he operates from a luxury office paid for with drug money and sells his intellectual expertise helping lawbreakers stay out of prison.  She unfortunately pays for her drugs by selling her body and will end up either over dosing in some gutter or in prison or homeless. They have the same criminal mentality and the same morals.
I also wonder at the Chief Justice Warren rebuking a prosecutor who is best serving the interests of the victims of crime rather than the criminals. I mean, be damned, how dare the man have the audacity to think that the law is for the public interests and not for those that flaunt and break the law where ever possible and use violence, both physical and psychological, to achieve their aims? Whose interests does Chief Justice Marilyn Warren represent? it does not appear to be that of fair justice and the public.
Just from what I have read, it seems like Rapke is a victim himself of mobbing 'bully behaviour. If you can't beat them, you destroy them using criminal means and slander them. The very fact that he had to resign when he obviously wanted to achieve so much that was in the best interests of the public justice system, seems a daunting indictment on the whole system currently in place. If you wanted an honest system and an ethical one, you would think that they would keep him on.