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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol 35 no. 20. 1972

Some People are Never. . .

Some People are Never. . . .


If you think that this is supposed to be a poem, then you're wrong.

I got that from Leonard Cohen,

But this dribble I'm writing isn't his.

I wanted to say how pissed off I get with editorials that are radical/pseudo reactionary for the sake of it only,

But as soon as you call it an editorial one switches off. You try to be an "originally tough realist", but, however,

You just crap out.

You spout shit on Jack and Norm and the relative merits thereof

Of violent/non-violent/effective demos, and the "fascist" farcical S.G.M. disrupters,

But you really wouldn't know if your arse was on fire.

Don't write editorials.

Write a Gripe Column.

I also get bugged by smart Alec, you know who. He garbles for bloody hours, with a lot of "By God," and so on

(edifying himself with his "comrade" Shadbolt), without really saying anything except irrelevant trivia!

We need less of Shaw,

Less of Cullen,

Less of those so sincere commies,

More articles written like the one on Elvis.

(But on anyone but Elvis)

And Mohn Joe-Bray

we can do without.

Pass your terms, kiddies

But do Something

apart from gazing inanely at the walkers by in the library,

Collecting your little Salient each week to read the emotional pro and cons of abortion etc. etc;

Don't just march on Parliament

And then listen docilely in the mud to fat Norm:

Blow up Parliament and then go and rape Norm.

Peter Wilson's article on PBEC was so pathetically irrelevent and one sided,

It even reminded me, just of a little, of smart Alec.

Sure, we need some of these "bloody radicals" on campus,

But can't we do better than these two? I have on 3 more pieces of dribble:
1.I agree entirely with 'Lawrence Knight",

Sure, I enjoy reading the Tony King column each week, and I do hope he keeps up the good work,

But who gives a fuck for the fact that he doesn't use the library?

3.I would appreciate it, editor, If you didn't bloody well this letter with some of your glib little comments Like you've done in the past.

H. Wilson