Category: SOCIETY

THE PEN MACHETE OR THE MUSKET

Peter Adamis Abalinx 29 April 2017 It is now some 46 years that I have carried the same machete around with me and during that time I learnt that with wisdom to put aside the anger of the machete and replace it with the pen. Most of my demon anger built up over many years…

KLEPHTES OR ROBIN HOODS

Peter Adamis Abalinx 29 April 2017 Klephtes otherwise known as cattle rustlers, brigands, thieves and romanticized freedom fighters belong to another era. I wonder whether exist today?   In Greece, Klephtes became romanticized and eventually looked upon as freedom fighters and irregular forces of local chieftains that roamed the mountains, hills, glens and bush of Greece…

A boy named Sue – Duty of Care or Elder abuse

Peter Adamis Abalinx 8 March 2017 How often do we hear of people taking advantage of those close to them for financial reasons?  How often do we hear of emotional abuse and neglect of elders because of past ill feelings being held against those who were once responsible for their upbringing? I am sure that…

The old the bold and those still serving

Peter Adamis Abalinx 23 February 2017 The old, the bold and the grey are merely words to describe the plight of many veterans who are suffering silently at home, nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation, streets, old age facilities and some in mental complexes designed to support those who have suffered as a result of their service.…

Multiculturalism is but a vehicle to becoming an Australian

Peter Adamis 22 February 2017 As a New Australian, born in a country whose history is as old as the mythological Olympian Gods can call Australia home; why is it so difficult for others to embrace Australian values and abide by its laws and intuitions?  Is it because I arrived on the shores of West Australia…

Under the shade of the olive trees

Peter Adamis Abalinx 9 February 2017 Under the shade of the olive trees is a somewhat misleading title when I originally wrote the article based on the word JAB.  JAB may appear a funny title for an article but for me I am hoping that it will be the embryo of a book. A book…

A Pyramid of beer glasses

Peter Adamis Abalinx 4 February 2017 Everybody likes a beer and I am no different. Mind you although I would drink when I was younger, life somehow was able to demonstrate to me that too much cannot always be a good thing no matter how seductive it may have been. Some years ago when I…

What happened to the New Australians

 Peter Adamis Abalinx 24 January 2017 As we approach 2017 Australia Day I wonder what ever happened to the New Australians of the Fifties and Sixties.   Why did we lose that tag, when did it happen and why was it necessary to change the label as such? If the Kangaroo and the Emu can be…

When is a spade a spade

Peter Adamis 23 January 2017 Those who have served will recognise the entrenching tool and that when digging a spade is a spade.  Gosh how I hated digging all night, during the day and when we were exhausted we still kept on digging. Now that I have the reader’s attention, please note that this article…

IS CITIZENSHIP THE THREAD THAT BINDS AUSTRALIANS

Peter Adamis Abalinx 21 January 2017 As I write this, I am somewhat perturbed by the villainy of hysterical outbursts of key board warriors who peddle hate by demonizing something or someone alien to their environment. Great Britain in the Seventieth and Eighteenth Century were sending their recalcitrant members of society to the far flung…