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Death Symbols

Posted in Observation with tags , , , , , on April 30, 2018 by Jarrod Boyle

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Above: ‘Punisher’ emblem on RAAF Wedgetail surveillance plane.

“Such symbology… is always ill-considered and implicitly encourages the inculcation of an arrogant hubris.”

Lieutenant General Angus Cameron, chief of defence elect on his decision to ban the use of skulls, crossbones, The Punisher Logo, Grim Reaper and Spartan emblems amongst armed forces.  

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“We train young men to drop fire on people, but their commanders won’t allow them to write “fuck” on their airplanes because it’s obscene!”

Colonel Walter Kurtz, Apocalypse Now.

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A Open Letter to the Western Detractors of Kony 2012

Posted in Journalism, Observation with tags , , , on March 18, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

The late 20th-early 21st century sees a world in which 60% of its inhabitants live below the poverty line. The ‘Kony 2012’ campaign, regardless of who runs it or for what reason, ostensibly seeks to make famous a man who presses children into sex slavery or warfare. Continue reading

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