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Morrissey and Australia


28 August 2015

Morrissey and Australia

Cat



Morrissey is aware that the Australian government has decided to kill 2 million street/feral cats. Morrissey has commented:

"We all know that the idiots rule the Earth, but this is taking idiocy just too far. The cats (who keep the rodent population under control) will be killed in a ferocious manner, using Compound 10/80, which is a gut-wrenching poison of the most unimaginable and lengthy horror. The people of Australia would never agree to this - but of course they will not be consulted, because the Australian government as ruled by Tony Abbott is essentially a committee of sheep-farmers who have zero concerns about animal welfare or animal respect. The cats are, in fact, 2 million smaller versions of Cecil The Lion. All I can say is ... come, come, nuclear bomb ... "

siempre
Morrissey
Pasadena, August 2015



Photograph above of Morrissey's cat by Sam Esty Rayner. The collar is not 'leather' (animal).

Thank you, New York City


4 August 2015


https://youtu.be/NMA2bz-zIAM

Thank you, New York City

On Saturday night the Empire State Building in New York City lit up with the faces of endangered species throughout the planet - including Cecil The Lion. This spectacular and beautiful art-piece went largely unreported in the UK news. This is because:

1. David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, does not agree with any form of social justice for animals, and is working very hard on extending laws to hunt and kill animals. He will not consult the British people on this subject, because he is aware that they do not agree with him. Precisely how and why the British people feel the way they do is of no interest to David Cameron. On the other hand, Cameron lambasts Putin for ignoring the views of the Russian people. You really can have it both ways in politics.

2. The Buckingham Palace dictators (especially William and Harry) are passionate animal-killers in the Walter Palmer tradition. Harry has been suspected by the police of killing endangered species for fun, but magically no charges were brought against him.

3. Under UK law, there is only one species on the planet worthy of protective laws, and that species is the most destructive species of them all: the human being.

It is all very well for Jimmy Kimmel to "almost break down" on live television whilst reporting the murder of Cecil The Lion, but Kimmel is also a defender of Duck Dynasty, and he is unable to spot his own hypocrisy.

Meanwhile, Obama (who was in Africa during the week that Cecil was murdered) has nothing to say on this raging global issue, and neither does David Cameron. They want to protect their trophy hunter friends who donate large sums to any political party that will leave the hunters free to kill at will.

Obama now wishes to distract everyone's attention with his apparent concern about 'climate change' - yet he fails to mention the number one cause of climate change, which, as we all know, is the meat industry. Beyond money, nothing matters.

Yes, abysmal human slaughter happens every day throughout the world, but Cecil The Lion is important because animal rights is now the biggest social justice issue on the planet.

The US government say they cannot locate Walter Palmer (whom the government of Zimbabwe are demanding to stand trial). If Walter Palmer were guilty of tax evasion the US government would locate him in four minutes.

Morrissey
3 August 2015.

the film clip above is shown here with great respect to the film-maker. The photograph below shows the vile William, Harry and Kate hunting down defenseless animals in order to kill them. Cruel Britannia.

William, Harry And Kate

Cecil the Lion


31 July 2015

Cecil the Lion

Cecil Illustration By Steven Pottle


Would the United Nations have the nerve to bring Walter Palmer to justice for his murder of Cecil the Lion? The answer, as we all know, is ... No, because it would upset the established elite (see brave Harry Battenberg below, engaging in his favorite pastime).

Harry


Walter Palmer does not appear in court in Zimbabwe and instead decides to do what the newspapers eloquently term "a runner". Yet an order is not issued for his arrest! So, from this we learn that, should we ever be summoned to court, we need only run off and the courts won't mind in the least! End of case! Try it! You'll get away with it! Walter Palmer has! Free to kill again! Evidently the law and justice rarely combine.

Morrissey
30 July 2015

illustration of Cecil (doing to Walter Palmer precisely what Walter Palmer did to Cecil) by Steven Pottle, reprinted with great respect to Steven Pottle.

photograph of Dennis the Menace (known only in Buckingham Palace as 'Harry the Hero'), unknown source, reprinted here with thanks to the photographer.

Update: More than 225,000 people have signed a petition to the White House to extradite Walter Palmer to face justice in Zimbabwe.

Now my heart is fuller


29 July 2015

Now my heart is fuller

Jesse Tobias


Now I know what Rollermania was like (you are too young to remember), and now I know what Osmondmania was like (you are too young to remember), and now I know what Beatlemania was like (everyone is too old to remember). Thank you for our best ever American tour. We are engulfed by a sense of indebtedness and joy. The credit for such a wonderful tour is all yours. We simply turn up and hope for the best and that best is you.

Eternity caught magnificently in the moment:

1. Salt Lake City (18 July) Depot
2. Seattle (21 July) Benaroya Hall
3. San Jose (25 July) Event Center
4. Cincinnati (30 June) Aronoff Center
5. Akron (29 June) Civic
6. Nashville (3 July) Ryman Auditorium
7. Detroit (8 July) Masonic Temple
8. New York City (27 June) Madison Square Garden
9. Bloomington (11 July) Center for Performing Arts
10. Worcester (24 June) Hanover Theater
11. Washington (17 June) Echostage
12. Philadelphia (20 June) Academy of Music
13. Denver (16 July) Red Rocks
14. Atlanta (13 June) Symphony Hall

... and this list continues. Yet it halts at the mere mention of the Firefly Festival - an absurd situation best forgotten.

However, what has caused this sudden new life form? Why are we back in the glory days of 1991/92? Why now? I rashly imagine it is partly public support in response to World peace is none of your business being axed in its prime by Steve Barnett - that cheap model of Humpty Dumpty whose Harvest/Capitol label can offer the world absolutely nothing in place of World peace is none of your business. I believe that his actions have enraged many people throughout the world, and the fact that he still has a job indicates the hellward march of a music industry that will never allow itself to be surprised by anything that is not endorsed by television 'talent' shows (none of which have yet produced one single lasting or meaningful star). However, he is now unworthy of further mention. He lives inside his own skin, which is surely punishment enough.

The heart fretted slightly at the Sydney book-signing. I had no idea that the shop would only allow 220 people in, and I only later learned that the shop threatened police action against anyone who loitered within or outside of the shop without one of those special-invitation confirmation things: a fascinating way to treat grown adults. Consequently, the Sydney book-signing was an outstanding non-event, and only later do to we learn the facts.

Our four nights at Sydney Opera House left me too much in love with whatever it is I do to ever hang back. Although my achievements are generally ignored by the media, my heart records everything, and I fall over with gratitude to all of the people who made the four Opera House nights instant sell-outs. My prayers of thanks to the people of Sydney, I know, could never be sufficient to repay their love and respect.

What is it all about, really? So much love in such a very cruel world. I say the latter as I read about Walter James Palmer of Eden Prairie in Minnesota who murdered the very beautiful and much-loved lion named Cecil, so trusting of people and leading such a contented life until Walter James Palmer (a dentist at River Bluff Dental in Minnesota) lured Cecil to a death that took 40 hours of pain before the lion died. How does our society produce people as evil as Walter James Palmer? Well, Melissa Bachman (also of Minnesota) got away with it, so the shootists' door swings open time and again in the USA. Kill for fun.

However, our societies will always hatch the ugly elements, as murdering animals is also a hysterically funny pastime in the family of Donald Trump - who will probably express outrage and disgust at the next inevitable American school shooting.

For me, if permissible! these are happy times, and the band and I look forward to the rest of the year ... South and Central America and our shows in Europe. We pray that we live up to your expectations. Please understand that satisfaction comes from the courage of standing up and speaking out, not from holding back. Good times for a change.

I am unwilling to close my mind.

Morrissey
29 July 2015.

recent tour photograph above of Jesse Tobias taken by Christopher Victorio, and printed here with great respect to the photographer.

photograph below by Sam Esty Rayner.

Burger Off!

Four International Awards For Morrissey


29 July 2015

Four International Awards For Morrissey

Morrissey has been offered four international awards in recognition of his contribution to music and also for his work in aid of social justice for animals. The awards are:

1. Mercy For Animals "Hidden Heroes Gala Award", to be presented to Morrissey in Los Angeles in August.

2. People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals "Lifetime Achievement Award" to be presented at the Hollywood Palladium in September.

3. Trinity College Dublin's Philosophical Society's Gold Medal Award for Contribution To Music, scheduled for October.

4. Farm Sanctuary's Special Award for "promoting compassionate living and ending cruelty to farm animals", to be presented in New York in October by Jon Stewart (of the Daily Show) and Tracey Stewart.

Morrissey has commented: "I do nothing in my life with the hope of receiving an award. I do not make music with the hope that I might be patted on the back with a meaningless Grammy bought for me by a major label. Almost everything I do and say goes against the sympathies of the music industry, therefore I am very proud to be offered these four very intelligent awards, and the aim of my acceptance is only and purely with the hope that by doing so I can draw further attention to the modern Holocaust of the meat industry. My firm hope, of course, is that all people will arrive at sophisticated and compassionate enlightenment by understanding how the hidden hell of factory farming and the slaughterhouse and dairy farming is destroying the planet far more than any other known entity, and is an unimaginably evil torture for animals who ask for nothing but to be allowed a chance to live their lives. Animal consumption also places a deadly strain on medical care throughout the US and the U.K, a strain no different to the results of tobacco intake. The meat industry is rotting the world and appeals only to the deadliest aspects of human behavior. The blood-lust must end; KFC and McDonalds and Burger King have made enough money and have murdered more sentient beings than they could have ever wished for. The world does not want or need it any more. The yellow McDonalds "M" is the modern swastika. Meat shits on the world, and social justice for animals will automatically lead to less social violence. Please do not accept the political darkness of animal slaughter. The future is fantastic due to the courage of PETA and Mercy For Animals and Farm Sanctuary. The hellward heart of animal slaughter is closing down as the evil that nobody wants. The world has arrived at a new sophistication, and if you stick with your chicken wings and your cheeseburgers then you remain in darkness and you lack the courage to say 'no' to the politico-economic tyranny of indoctrination. The fact that it is a federal offense in the United States to film inside an abattoir tells us all we need to know: they do not want you to see what goes on inside because, if you knew, the wholesale mass murder within would cause a global uproar. Approve of the meat industry and you approve of Auschwitz. There is no difference. We are forced-fed the disproportionate warning that ISIS constitutes the biggest threat to our societies, yet ISIS has not enacted one atom of destruction equal to the dangers facing all of us by the meat industry.
Please wake up and be a part of the new. The meat industry is the most lethal weapon of mass destruction. Thank you for reading this."

The hunter gets captured by the 'game'


16 July 2015

The hunter gets captured by the 'game'​

Illustration and full copyright Steven Pottle 2015

Illustration By Steven Pottle 2015

Cameron on the run


14 July 2015

Cameron on the run

David Cameron has decided to "delay"/postpone tomorrow's vote on reversing the Hunting Act in the UK. This is because he knows he will be defeated, which would upset the British 'royals'.
Support the British 'royals' and you effectively support the Third Reich. There is no difference.

Morrissey
Minneapolis, July 2015.

Hunt the hunters


10 July 2015

Hunt the hunters

Having nothing better to do, David Cameron is attempting to very slyly abolish the Hunting Act this coming Wednesday. The Hunting Act prohibits animals from being terrorized and chased by packs of hounds across the countryside (and also through towns) to the point of exhaustion and a savage death. The British people overwhelmingly support a full ban on hunting, which is precisely why David Cameron is not allowing the public to have their say (democracy? freedom of speech? not in the UK!), because both he and the Battenbergs would be deprived of their most enjoyable pastime: killing defenceless animals.
The hunters have had enough freedom and enough blood. Their time is over. However a person treats animals is an indication of how they view humans. David Cameron cannot lecture on restricting gun laws in the UK whilst himself shooting anything that moves.

In support of upholding the present Hunting Act, please:

Urge your MP to block the Hunting Act amendment: https://www.writetothem.com

Sign the petition: http://bit.ly/1J80xTZ

Share on social media using #keeptheban

or attempt to reach the unreachable:

David Cameron, 10 Downing Street, London SW1A 2AA

or send an open letter to:

camerond@parliament.uk

Meanwhile, don't be surprised by a sudden flux of BBC News items highlighting the 'nuisance' and 'danger' of the urban fox. Fox Squeezes Through Letter-box To Eat Grandmother Alive is certain to be a UK newspaper headline before Wednesday. Do not be taken in. Remember the badgers.

thank you
Morrissey
Chicago, 9 July 2015.

David Cameron

Drum head inscribed with handwritten message, which Morrissey donated to be auctioned in aid of Gentle Barn, has sold for $5,666


7 July 2015

Drum head inscribed with handwritten message, which Morrissey donated to be auctioned in aid of Gentle Barn, has sold for $5,666

Morrissey Drum Head Inscribed With Handwritten Message


A drum head inscribed with a handwritten message, which Morrissey donated to be auctioned in aid of the farmed animal sanctuary the Gentle Barn, has sold for $5,666.

The drum head (pictured above) is from Morrissey's sold-out four-night residency at the Sydney Opera House in Australia in May 2015. The drum head is inscribed with a message that Morrissey wrote in black permanent marker ink around a central image of Bruce Lee.

The full amount of the winning bid in the auction has been given to the Gentle Barn in the name of Mercy, a sanctuary resident who was rescued four years ago as a young calf from a dairy industry factory farm.

The proceeds from the auction have gone to the Gentle Barn to support the sanctuary's work rescuing and rehabilitating abused animals, and teaching people kindness and compassion.

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