19 August 2009

security (*)

Nor would they say: “We intend to privatise formerly public spaces and hand over state functions of public order to armies of unaccountable security guards.” Instead, changes are introduced stealthily, rarely debated by Parliament and are nodded through with the acquiescence of the Opposition, in the name of that useful catch-all “security”.
This is one of my particular, regular beefs about 'modern life'. Have just spent a little time in Brisbane, sans transport and with no particular place to go.

It's amazing how few spaces there are to rest the weary bones. And as for the rise of the private security 'contractor'...

(*) Just by the way, for those reader/s interested in such things, yet another of my all time fave one hit wonders: Security by Thane Russall and Three. Took me years to find it on a compilation CD.


iODyne said...


Don't want no money -
No no no no no no no
it's a pity I can't have you.
All To Myself! oh yeah.

phil said...

Dum dum dum dum dum dum dum dum dum dum dum dum dum dum dum


dum dum...you get the picture.


phil said...

Of course if you start from the begiining, it's kind of "dooomb, doooomb, doomb, dooomb" with a light brush across the cymbals, the the drum roll da-da da-da da-da da-da and the "dum dum" is more at the back of the nose and goes sort of like "deighrrrrgh deighrrrrrgh" the requisite numbers of times.

The of course there are, indeed, the words.

Deeply satisfying.

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