Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Life Imitates Art Again!

(As Oscar Wilde would say)

Well another one bites the dust -- or Biblically speaking: "As ye sow, so shall ye reap".

To see another "GANGLAND" (If that is really what this is about?) killing on the streets of Melbourne is unfortunately for many a source of excitement , entertainment and as we well know, absolute fodder for the script writers from the UNDERBELLY TV SERIES team.

Many would say that the victim got what he deserved and it's hard to argue with that point except that it normalises this type of "criminal instant justice", ignoring the fact that this public execution could so blatantly occur in broad daylight with dozens of witness who will unfortunately now have to take the image of a person being murdered with them through their lives.

Sure you've heard it before and seen it re-enacted on your TV screens but can you just imagine the horror of seeing such a crime live and in your face?!

So the media are salivating, the TV executives are anticipating, the Police are investigating and the drug dealers are denying and hiding... whilst the rest of us are starting to live with something that is becoming so common that it will soon be a skit on The Chasers. I hate to say it but I think we have already become so desensitised to such public murder that we will simply read about the "tell all" in the local gossip mag and then move on to crossword with nothing more than a yawn.

Where has the Australia that we knew gone ? And can we ever get it back ?

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