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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Obscurity (Brecht: "This is the year which people will be silent about")

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Migrants rest on a bench as they wait for trains at Keleti station in Budapest...Migrants rest on a bench as they wait for trains at Keleti station in Budapest, Hungary September 9, 2015

Migrants rest on a bench as they wait for trains at Keleti station in Budapest, Hungary on Wednesday: photo by Bernadett Szabo/Reuters, 9 September 2015

I...Hungary: How To Stop the Refugee Invasion (Endarkenment)


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Camerawoman for Hungarian TV channel fired after videos of her kicking, tripping migrants:: image via Reuters Top News @Reuters, 9 September 2015
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A Hungarian camerawoman has been fired after video footage showed her kicking and tripping refugees running from police officers: image by Stephan Richter via the Independent, 8 September 2015

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Petra László, who worked for N1TV and had reported links to nationalist political party Jobbik, put her leg out in front of, first, a man clutching a young child, and then a girl, causing them to trip over. After footage of the incident was uploaded to Twitter by a German reporter, N1TV confirmed that it had dismissed Ms László due to “unacceptable behaviour”: image by Stephan Richter via the Independent, 8 September 2015

#Hungary police look stunned witnessing how journalist tripped #refugee running w his child - journo fired: image via Lydia Gail @LydsG, 9 September 2015 

Lots of emotions as refugees wait to see where police take them. #Hungary: image via Alexander Marquardt @MarquardtA, 9 September 2015 


It looks more like an animal pound than a refugee camp. #Hungary cages refugees. More dehumanisation. #Syria: image via Joseph Willits @josephwillits, 9 September 2015 


It looks more like an animal pound than a refugee camp. #Hungary cages refugees. More dehumanisation. #Syria: image via Joseph Willits @josephwillits, 9 September 2015 


It looks more like an animal pound than a refugee camp. #Hungary cages refugees. More dehumanisation. #Syria: image via Joseph Willits @josephwillits, 9 September 2015 


It looks more like an animal pound than a refugee camp. #Hungary cages refugees. More dehumanisation. #Syria: image via Joseph Willits @josephwillits, 9 September 2015 

II...Bertolt Brecht: "This is the year which people will be silent about" (from Finland 1940)

Migrants rest on a bench as they wait for trains at Keleti station in Budapest...Migrants rest on a bench as they wait for trains at Keleti station in Budapest, Hungary September 9, 2015

Migrants rest on a bench as they wait for trains at Keleti station in Budapest, Hungary on Wednesday: photo by Bernadett Szabo/Reuters, 9 September 2015

This is the year which people will talk about.
This is the year which people will be silent about.

The old see the young die.
The foolish see the wise die.

The earth no longer produces, it devours.
The sky hurls down no rain, only iron.

Bertot Brecht (1898-1956): "This is the year which people will talk about", from In Finland (In Finnland), 1940, translated by Sammy McLean in Bertolt Brecht: Poems 1913-1956, ed. John Willett and Ralph Manheim, 1976 
 

III...In Obscurity

TOPSHOTS A picture taken on September 7,...TOPSHOTS A picture taken
 on September 7, 2015 shows a general view of damaged buildings in the 
rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus as a sandstorm 
blows over the city.  AFP PHOTO / SAMEER AL-DOUMY  SAMEER 
AL-DOUMY/AFP/Getty Images

A general view of damaged buildings in the rebel-held area of Douma, Syria as a sandstorm blows over the city: photo by Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP, 8 September 2015

TOPSHOTS A picture taken on September 7,...TOPSHOTS A picture taken
 on September 7, 2015 shows a general view of damaged buildings in the 
rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus as a sandstorm 
blows over the city.  AFP PHOTO / SAMEER AL-DOUMY  SAMEER 
AL-DOUMY/AFP/Getty Images

 A general view of damaged buildings in the rebel-held area of Douma, Syria as a sandstorm blows over the city: photo by Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP, 8 September 2015


Sand storm in #Syria
: image via Mete Sohtaoglu @metesohtaoglu, 7 September 2015



Sand storm in #Syria
: image via Mete Sohtaoglu @metesohtaoglu, 7 September 2015



Sand storm in #Syria
: image via Mete Sohtaoglu @metesohtaoglu, 7 September 2015


Sand storm in #Syria: image via Mete Sohtaoglu @metesohtaoglu, 7 September 2015

At least 12 people dead, thousands in hospitals, after sandstorm hits the Middle East: image via AJE News @AJENews, 9 September 2015

 #Syria: PHOTOS: Dead #ISIS after being killed by #NDF in East Rif #Homs during #Sandstorm: image via Rook 2@Rook14, 9 September 2015

People swim at the public beach of Ramlet al Bayda during a sand 
storm in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. An unseasonal 
sandstorm has hit Lebanon and Syria, reducing visibility and sending 
dozens to hospitals with breathing difficulties. (AP Photo/Hassan 
Ammar)

People swim at the public beach of Ramlet al Bayda during a sand storm in Beirut, Lebanon. An unseasonal sandstorm has hit Lebanon and Syria, reducing visibility and sending dozens to hospitals with breathing difficulties: photo by Hassan Ammar/AP, 8 September 2015

'Unprecedented' sandstorm envelops Lebanon and Syria, killing 12 and injuring hundreds
: image via AJE News @AJENews, 9 September 2015


4 comments:

TC said...

Hungarian Camerawoman Intentionally Tripping, Kicking Refugees Trying to Escape Police (video), 8 September 2015

Camerawoman from Hungarian Nationalist TV Station Trips and Kicks Three Fleeing Refugees, Including Girl and Man Carrying Small Child, While Continuing to Shoot Them (Vine), 8 September 2015

manik sharma said...

Tom,

I can't imagine how people get into professions, where ideally, you're required to keep yourself steady (in your head and on your legs). What a sorry image. Can we not for once, stop tripping over our own feet?

Wooden Boy said...

That strip of light in the Syrian dustcloud; a fearful sign of life.

Talk or don't talk. The maw gapes.

TC said...

She's said she lost her head for a moment.

She didn't say when.

The two adroit fibula kicks within the instant, bringing down three runners, suggests training, very likely on a football pitch, where, in fact, those kicked might well be equipped with shin pads.

A bit of a stretch to include those in your plastic-protected essentials kit when crossing the water on the rubber raft. Laser pens, with the LED lights, for instance, seem to come in handier, and thus are preferred.

The signs of life and the signs of death, horribly intermingled.

As for the Great Cloud of Dust... The false prophet bestseller pastor-authors who last year about this time and/or the year before, if not both, was it, came out with the book (books?) relating the Blood Moon (due soon in your town!!) to biblical prognostication of Doomsday, are hard at it again, I see.

One of these years they're going to be in too late, with that.