Vendredi Gras

Friday. It’s Feb 17th. Bit of a nothing day really, but I’m glad that the long weekend is here. It’s Lincoln’s birthday weekend. He would have been 214 years old last Sunday. I don’t know why last weekend wasn’t a long weekend, but here we are. Today is also the start of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Festival. Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual Lenten sacrifices and fasting of the Lenten season. So it’s a religious ceremony. Down Under they have turned it into a festival of degeneracy, but they tend to do that with everything down there. Will Albo be marching in backless leather chaps? That’s what we all want to know. I went to the Sydney Gay Mardi Gras website. The first thing that hit me was something about Aboriginal land, which disappeared before I could totally comprehend it. I hit the back button to read what it said, but it didn’t come back.

New Orleans Mardi Gras

It was like stepping on a sliver of glass. It gets painfully embedded in your foot before you even know it. It’s designed that way as an assault on the senses as you enter through the door, and it can’t be avoided. It was something to the effect of “We acknowledge that everything we do is on Aboriginal land, blah blah blah, ie; you non-Aborigines don’t belong here, and you’re here simply because we are gracious enough to let you walk around on it.” The stupidest part was that I think it finished off with the statement, “this is Aboriginal land and always will be”. Really? I don’t think so.

If we are to embrace the tenents of gayness, where everyone should accept and celebrate what is essentially a evolutionary dead end in terms of civilization, then surely the planet belongs to all of us, doesn’t it? We’re all just one big happy family, and there are no boundaries, borders cultures or creeds. To declare that this particular piece of earth belongs to one singular group of people always and forever, flies in the face of that. It’s downright hateful. It’s like saying a man can’t be a woman if they really think they are meant to be one. It’s probably a hate crime, and definitely a thought crime. Since the homosexual Mardi Gras has nothing to with what it was originally intended to be ie a Christian Feast day celebrating the Epiphany, it seems fitting that it is also called the “Pride” Festival.What does the Bible say about pride? There are dozens of examples to choose from, but this is one of the better known verses. Proverbs 16:18 “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” I’m going to leave that there like an upside down garden rake in the grass.

Sydney “Pride”

Airborne toxic and cultural events aside, I hope it is a tolerable long weekend. I have plenty to do as always. I’m like Aboriginal land in that respect. In terms of tasks that need to do done. Always have had them, and always will. Get yourself a house that was built in the 19th century and you’ll find out. In a globo home utopia I wouldn’t have that problem living in a tiny house or an apartment. This is what they want for everyone. Why do you think they are pushing for the complete removal of cheap personal transportation in the form of gasoline powered vehicles? These assholes know that the electric grid will not be robust enough to sustain all those electric shit wagons. They know that the average person won’t be able to afford them. They want you on the bus or the train. Riding a bike in a “walkable city”, while they jet set around solving the crisis they invented, which degrades your existence.

Not happening, and never will be.

This really should be the theme song for the Sydney Mardi Gras