Tag Archives: politics

Random Insults Day 16 – Scrap Mutant Ferguson

18 Nov

I’ve seen this insult to local MP Martin Ferguson on other methods of waste disposal around Thornbury. This one was on the side of a dumpster at the BP servo on St George’s Road.

Fergo is considered a bit of a political relic from the dinosaur days of the Labor Party. My limited experience of him, outside of news exposure, has been in the odd slacktervist lobbying on environmental issues via GetUp. Upon voicing my democratic concerns once, his office’s own form letter flippantly lead with a backhanded line that read something like “Thanks for your inquiry lodged via the GetUp website.” Good call Fergo, but not the most respectful way to talk to your constituents.

As resources Minister he has been stirring up the environmental hornets nest by leading the charge to sell Australia’s uranium to India. One can only assume that this Texta lobbying is a plea to the good people of Thornbury, by said marker wielding crusader, to dump Ferguson for some more enlightened and progressive representative. Though maybe I presume too much. Wouldn’t a greenie say something along the lines of Recycle Mutant Ferguson? Nah, not as snappy as “Scrap… ” but definitely creepier.

scrap mutant ferguson

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Random Insults Day 13 – Ihr Seht Alle Gleich Aus!

9 Nov

For this post we go International.

This nice piece of German Anarchist social commentary was snapped by my brother on a recent jaunt to the Fatherland. It translates as “You all look the same!” which is reassuring to some, but obviously distressing enough to put marker to marble for the author.

This seems a fitting post for me today as I am thoroughly enjoying Gavin Baddeley’s immaculately researched dissertation on Satanism, Lucifer Rising and this statement would not be out of place issuing forth from the mouth of Anton La Vey, Aleister Crowley or any of the other free-wheeling, free-thinking, black wearing, colourful characters that Baddeley discusses.

Oh and the A sign is a nice touch.

Ihr seht alle gleich aus

Random Insults Day 12 – Howard & Rudd 2 Cheeks of the 1 Arse

8 Nov

While a little dated, this profoundly insightful comment on present day two party politics in Australia is a worthy addition to anyone’s collection of insulting graffiti. I pass this gem regularly and it is looking a lot sadder now than when I snapped it back in December 2010. And even more so than when it was first scrawled back in the day (circa 2008) when Kevin Rudd was loosing face after ending the turgid reign of our little mate John Howard. Still one need only exchange the names of today’s leaders from both sides of politics to get the same amusing effect.

Howard & Rudd 2 cheeks of the 1 arse

Random Insults Day 11 – Green Morons

7 Nov

As fond as I am of progressive views in politics, I do see the point of this defacement of the red texta pixie people’s I love the Greens sign which I snapped on Rathdowne Street, Carlton in November 2010. Still, I don’t think that it warrants the profound tick of approval, seeing as it is more a case of small minds think unlike. Especially when you take the telltale correction of the word morans, I mean morons.

green morons defaced sign

Random Insults Day 3 – Bloody Queue Jumpers

27 Oct

This is not the platform to talk about the Australian government’s woefully inhumane stance on refugees, but this poster snapped in the car park behind the High Street shops in Northcote neatly sums up the hypocrisy of those who label refugees as queue jumpers. The very notion of there being an orderly queue when fleeing the crisis of war and oppression would be sadly laughable if it weren’t so fucking tragic.

bloody queue jumpers

Building Bullshit

28 Jan

You’ve got to love the desecration of political propaganda. Snapped on Australia Day 2011, I thought it appropriate to commemorate the waffle of national pride with this cream topping (in a can) of a culture-jam (a couple days late I know but… whatever). Perhaps fair comment is a more appropriate label for this work of poster vandalism. I like the A sign strategically placed next to the blacked out Labor Party Logo, transforming it into anarcho-syndicalist colours… who said old leftist dreams are dead. Shamefully un-Australian of me (and this spray can warrior) I know, but that’s free-speech for you – lap it up.

Building Bullshit

Political bullshit in its myriad forms

 

Greeks vs Turks

24 Nov

There is a long held dislike between certain closed-minded members of the Greek and Turkish communities in Australia that was probably born in the days of Darius’ reprisal invasion for the burning of Sardis in 492BC. Outpourings of this enmity are usually confined to drive by verbiage along the lines of “Pooooftahhhh”, complete with Doppler effect, when random members of either tribe pass defiantly through each others’ strip malls.

More sophisticated insults, like those expressed here in this dual walled graffiti, captured Circa 2007 in the side streets of Fairfield, Vic., are a rarer occurrence, and therefore considered worthy of recording for posterity by the author.

NOTE: the sentiment and opinions expressed in this graffiti do not reflect the opinions of the author or publishers of this blog.

Greeks are Legends

North facing wall – Duncan Street, Fairfield

 

Turks R Asians

South Facing Wall – Duncan Street, Fairfield