Thursday, December 3, 2020

An Artist's Response to Scott Morrison


By now, the whole world knows about Scott Morrison’s outrage and who had insisted an apology from China regarding a cartoon that depicted the killings of innocents in Afghanistan by his country's elite SAS soldiers.

For background info, kindly read my Tuesday post (“Soldier Depiction Angers Australia”).

This indignation was quickly shared by France, New Zealand, UK and USA. Oh well, they did say, birds of a feather flock together! 

Renowned UK scholar Martin Jacques (left) put it on Twitter on Monday that Morrison wasn’t really outraged by the image: "What really offends him is that he doesn't think the Chinese have a right to comment on the murderous behavior of Australian special forces in Afghanistan". 

Jacques has a point. 

Until today, Australia still believes China is inferior, not qualified to criticize the superior Aussies. Nothing can better portray the mentality when Australia showed much greater anger toward a Chinese cartoon than the crimes of Australian soldiers in Afghanistan. 

Anyway, Wuheqilin (left), the cartoonist decided to respond – and on Tuesday, he published a new illustration titled "To Morrison" on Chinese Twitter-like Sina Weibo

In the picture, a young lad dressed in red uses a paintbrush to interpret a smoke-filled battle scene where soldiers are seen shooting innocents. A horde of reporters focus their cameras on him with their backs turned to the killings that are unfolding. And nearby, the Australian prime minister covers the lifeless bodies with the Australian national flag and points his finger at the boy, demanding an apology.


 






Wuheqilin's latest work immediately gained widespread public attention with more than one million likes. 

Actually, I don’t think the general populace even care about the Brereton report. 

Until Morrison propagandized it through an angry tantrum against a cartoonist. Now, everybody around the world knows about it. 

Morrison should be ashamed of himself, not to mention the shame his soldiers have brought upon their country! 

In spite of what Australia says, a slur it is not because like it or not, it's a FACT that Austalian elite soldiers murdered Afghan civilians in cold blood.


Relentless fixtures and endless injuries mean we cannot expect Liverpool to play as well as we’ve come to expect from them. I mean, we must be realistic – but we cannot also deny that we expect them to win, no matter what.

So, Tuesday’s match against Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax, or simply Ajax, saw three Liverpool academy graduates shine under the Anfield spotlight. Even better, a goal in the fifty-eighth minute took the Reds through, as Curtis Jones met Neco Williams‘ cross, while Caoimhin Kelleher played his part with some fine saves to keep a clean sheet.

A 1-0 victory is a job done for Liverpool, who now have a valuable dead-rubber fixture against Midtjylland. Indeed, they have booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League as winners of Group D.

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