18 April 2013

Secular World



Our Indonesian friends again exhibit strains of
gross hypocrisy; a virus seemingly abounding
in the islands of a thousand tongues, skipping
hosts, mutating at a scary pace, infectious at
its governing base to peninsular urbanities.

Where do these antisocial trends originate; I’d
hesitate to point nor do we need to cogitate in
finding cause, so do we just initiate by asking
‘wait a minute mate, what’s in behind these
dumb demands?’ You’re supposedly

Sophisticates – unequivocally you tell us so; but
what we’ve learned to date suggests you really
haven’t woken yet, are barely of this Century,
and less a paid-up membership demand the
World community attend your scary needs

Just so you know, diplomacy does not demand,
it asks, as in democracy, for causes of divergent
views and shows respect for them. Veiled abuse
and clumsy threats are evidence of such a lack,
and you’ve a gall attacking Sovereignty.

You say you’ve writ the rules for us to join the
Indonesian team in terms you set for world-wide
games you barely understand and do not play,
competing in a tournament you ridicule – with
self-appointed referees who rule without a

Sanctioned universality, ‘tho certified by you to
do without recrimination what they will in rough
defence of the Sharia; and you’re not even the
slightest insincere. I’d hate to queer your pitch,
you are my neighbour still,

But no will in the World will excuse your insular
view. So – step up a pragmatic bit and take a
long, hard look at where we are my friend –
it is a secular world, it is round, and what
goes around – comes round again!
© I.D. Carswell