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June 25, 2021

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Comment: Vigil for Canadian genocide that resonates closer to home

Yesterday, in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, members of the Tweed community held a ceremony at the Sacred Heart Church in Murwillumbah.

Love the work of Sapoty Brook and fellow campaigners still with the energy to charge, still, into the valley of disappointment against king coal. But the half-a-mo, half-a-mo onward idea (BacklashByron Shire Echo December 10) has me bamboozled. Mos are made of hair, hair of protein and protein contains a lot of carbon. Cut and composting, the missing half of Sapoty’s mo is releasing its carbon into the atmosphere.

We need uncut full-feral mos with matching hair to maximise personal carbon capture and storage. Add some wax and imagination and, hey presto! you’ve got something fabulous, foreign and proud, maybe even Daliesque. Uncut finger- and toenails can add to your personal carbon capture-and-storage contribution and statement.

Speaking of carbon, diving into the last parking spot in Mullum, my hatchback found itself the nervous meat in an Urban Assault Vehicle (UAV) sandwich. Enormous black V8 LandBruiser one side and huge black military-style Nitro the other. Entertainingly the gas-guzzling LandBruiser wore a sticker proclaiming opposition to CSG and support for the Greens: Ah, sweet irony is not yet gone from the world.

Of course we can have our magic-pudding planet. It might be a bit early for a table in the restaurant at the end of the universe, but many among us should be around for the party at the end of the Earth. So BYO monster UAV, nicely greened with anti-CSG stickers, grow that mo, and when it gets too hot just turn up the aircon.

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby 

 


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  1. we all cant be perfect Adrian. At least they had CSG stickers on. While you were on the “look at how green i am” trip, what were you doing driving a CAR in Mullum? don’t you LIVE in Mullum? Couldn’t you have been on your bike?
    Glass houses mate, glass houses…..

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