The Pickering Post
Monday, 22nd October 2018

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Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.


Again the police publicly maintain that young Muslims are being radicalised and deradicalised. This contention is about as naive and inept as their handling of the Lindt Cafe siege. Deputy Police Commissioner, and the very average Cath Burn, again tried to suggest yesterday that the Muslim community is needed to “dob in” its radicalised youth. And that shows Commissioner Burn’s basic misunderstanding of Muslims and what Islam means.

The politically correct class has radicalised the feuding cop class that has never read a copy of the Koran and is never likely to. 

Muslims are neither capable of being radicalised nor deradicalised. It’s a stupid concept.

Either Muslims are Islamic or they are apostates under a death sentence. There is not now, nor has there ever been, any middle ground.

The cult of Islam decrees that every person in the world is born a Muslim and therefore he/she must adhere to Islamic beliefs or die. Infidels, by virtue of having been born (you and me) have already betrayed the sanctity of Islam and that sin now demands our decapitation. 

It's not a new law of Islam, in fact it has been around for over a thousand years, so please, no gasps of dismay. 

This is where the political class falters badly in its obscene eagerness to accept and understand Muslims’ “unusual” compulsion to separate non-believers’ heads from their torsos.

The PC class still believes only “radicalisation” could possibly induce an otherwise “reasonable” Muslim to act this way. Well, if the PC class knows of a sect of Islam that DOESN’T believe in beheading non-believers, please let me know... because I, and I guarantee no-one else, has ever heard of one.

                                    Peaceful tolerance of intra Islamic cultural beliefs

Like Christianity, there are possibly one hundred strains of the Islamic cult that differ marginally, mainly on historical grounds. But all of the various Islamic cults believe in their own version of loathsome Shariah law and the death of the infidel. Although interpretation of Shariah may differ minimally and in no substantive way.

Muslims kill more Muslims than infidels due to historical disagreements (Shiite and Sunni)... it’s not differences in wretched Sharia law that ignite the warring factions, it’s historical differences in political beliefs and it’s just that sometimes we get in their way.

There is no category available in Islam for the term “radicalised”, therefore “deradicalised” is a misnomer and seen by Muslims as a curious fiction of infidels.

                   This is not 1400 years ago, it's today in the Saudis' Chop Chop Square

In Islam there are only those who follow the cult’s instructions and those who keep quiet about them until they can publicly justify our decapitation under an Islamic caliphate. And the most priggish Muslim is capable of beheading you without even working up a sweat.

But keeping quiet doesn’t diminish their desire any more than does belonging to the KKK or Collingwood. They also wish to mostly remain anonymous in the suburbs so that borrowing a cup of sugar in a white conical hat or a black and white jumper from next door doesn’t demand an explanation as to why the neighbour took to you with a lump of four by two. Cowards of the cult, in other words.

The PC class also insists that Islam is a religion, and that insistance is at the seat of the problem. It is not a religion, it is a political way of life, a cult like any other cult that should not have the Consitutional rights of a genuine religious faith. It encompasses every foul belief and despicable ancient custom imaginable.

Therefore to place it in the multicultural pigeon hole is a mistake. And to suggest a Muslim can be radicalised on-line is bullshit... they learn to make bombs on-line!

It is the military, it is the education system, the judiciary and penal system and it dictates every political and social activity and every private thought.

If it is possible to “deradicalise” Islam out of a Muslim then it’s also possible to “deradicalise” Catholicism out of Tony Abbott or Collingwood out of Eddie McGuire.

 Hmmm, good luck with that.


All I can say is "Heaven Help Us" I'm glad I'm on the going out part of my life and not coming into the world. I'm almost 75 years of age and often say that we had the best electricity, rode bikes and horses everywhere, got the strap many times, etc etc . Best wishes Larry xx

Bob Dylan makes me feel very depressed.

"Desolation Row"

They're selling postcards of the hanging
They're painting the passports brown
The beauty parlor is filled with sailors
The circus is in town
Here comes the blind commissioner
They've got him in a trance
One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker
The other is in his pants
And the riot squad they're restless
They need somewhere to go
As Lady and I look out tonight
From Desolation Row.

Cinderella, she seems so easy
"It takes one to know one," she smiles
And puts her hands in her back pockets
Bette Davis style
And in comes Romeo, he's moaning,
"You belong to Me I Believe."
And someone says, "You're in the wrong place, my friend
You'd better leave."
And the only sound that's left
After the ambulances go
Is Cinderella sweeping up
On Desolation Row.

Now the moon is almost hidden
The stars are beginning to hide
The fortune-telling lady
Has even taken all her things inside
All except for Cain and Abel
And the hunchback of Notre Dame
Everybody is making love
Or else expecting rain
And the Good Samaritan, he's dressing
He's getting ready for the show
He's going to the carnival tonight
On Desolation Row.

Ophelia, she's 'neath the window
For her I feel so afraid
On her twenty-second birthday
She already is an old maid
To her, death is quite romantic
She wears an iron vest
Her profession's her religion
Her sin is her lifelessness
And though her eyes are fixed upon
Noah's great rainbow
She spends her time peeking
Into Desolation Row.

Einstein, disguised as Robin Hood
With his memories in a trunk
Passed this way an hour ago
With his friend, a jealous monk
NOW, he looked so immaculately frightful
As he bummed a cigarette
Then he went off sniffing drainpipes
And reciting the alphabet
You would not think to look at him
But he was famous long ago
For playing the electric violin
On Desolation Row.

Dr. Filth, he keeps his world
Inside of a leather cup
But all his sexless patients
They ARE trying to blow it up
Now his nurse, some local loser
She's in charge of the cyanide hole
And she also keeps the cards that read
"Have Mercy on His Soul"
They all play on the penny whistle
You can hear them blow
If you lean your head out far enough

From Desolation Row.
Across the street they've nailed the curtains
They're getting ready for the feast
The Phantom of the Opera
In a perfect image of a priest
They are spoon-feeding Casanova
To get him to feel more assured
Then they'll kill him with self-confidence
After poisoning him with words
And the Phantom's shouting to skinny girls
"Get outta here if you don't know"
Casanova is just being punished for going
To Desolation Row.

At midnight all the agents
And the superhuman crew
Come out and round up everyone
That knows more than they do
Then they bring them to the factory
Where the heart-attack machine
Is strapped across their shoulders
And then the kerosene
Is brought down from the castles
By insurance men who go
Check to see that nobody is escaping
To Desolation Row.

Praise be to Nero's Neptune
The Titanic sails at dawn
Everybody's shouting
"Which side are you on?"
And Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot
Fighting in the captain's tower
While calypso singers laugh at them
And fishermen hold flowers
Between the windows of the sea
Where lovely mermaids flow
And nobody has to think too much
About Desolation Row.

Yes, I received your letter yesterday
About the time the door knob broke
When you asked me how I was doing
Or was that some kind of joke?
All these people that you mention
Yes, I know them, they're quite lame
I had to rearrange their faces
And give them all another name
Right now I can't read too good
Don't send me no more letters no
Not unless you mail them
From Desolation Row.

Frank, thanks for posting. I've made it my own personal goal over the last few years to study islam and learn for myself exactly what their story is, without just believing MSM and certain tv channels/radio stations' versions. I consider now that I have sufficient knowledge of islam and its followers to enable me to understand why they do what they do, and the authority which drives them. I have been at a loss to understand, however, why if I can do this, that the politicians, police, "intelligence" etc. can not, and patently, have not. I have to conclude they don't want to know, OR they do know, but present to the public as if they don't. I ask why? That's the big question. And I don't think it is fair to say that they're taking that stance to keep the public safe.

Dusty, I am flattered you ask. However, I am probably the worst person you could ask, as I dislike Bob Dylan and his outpourings (ie, he can't sing). Having said that, it seemed to fit the on-screen action, in the context of the dirge-y (not the violence). I agree, not worth even trying to compare Dylan and Pound. I am not a fan of Pound's either (though he did promote and praise my favourite poet, Robert Frost). Why anyone chooses to write as he did, is a mystery to me - which seems to be what Pound wanted. Of his work it's been said: “Fitts summarized two common complaints: "The first of these is that the poem is incomprehensible, a perverse mystification; the second that it is structurally and melodically amorphous, not a poem, but a macaronic chaos." And George Kearns in his Guide to Ezra Pound's Selected Cantos warned that "a basic understanding of the poem requires a major investment of time" since if "one wants to read even a single canto, one must assemble information from a great many sources." ( Dusty, this will most likely disappoint you, but I never want to work so hard to enjoy something. A little effort, no more.

Whatever ...but thanks Frank for posting.. I too received this one today and was more than concerned. I can't but help that some of our politicians etc.. etc.. have their heads buried in the sand and just don't' wish to accept the fact we are in 'real trouble' ... those of the Islam faith/way of life or whatever they wish to call it... will never become Australians (as have others who have come to our country).. I just hate to think what the future holds for our young people... thanks again Frank for posting. I hope others take note of the comments of Bernard Gaynor... a good man.

Why cant one of these doorstop reporters ask..... What is the Single common denominator to Every Terror attack in Australia in the last 25 years? And watch them squirm.

Once a copper becomes an officer of police (ie Inspector upwards) you cease being a copper and become a politician.

That person in the middle of the group hanging appears to be having a tough time of it! Stone age barbarians subjecting another human to that.

ah but 42 was the Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything...I didn't know it had any other significance, Rick :-)

"how many roads mus a man walk down"..................42 according to Hitchhikers Guide....Rick

The longer the politicians, senior officials and the bleeding hearts keep their head in the sand the tighter the cancerous web of Islam wraps round us

How much surveillance on Curtis Changs killer? NONE!

Boston Bombers mother "Typical Muslim Mother"

The Philippines' Duterte Next Up For Regime Change
If the Philippine president realigns with Russia and China, expect the chant to begin: 'Duterte must go'

They did a good job.

Indeed... why just show/say it as it is???

Well... he has my 'congratulations' but perhaps not my applause? There's little doubt he's done some good stuff but a the greatest poet and deserving of such an award?

When will they ever learn?? Bloody hell, the West sure has dumbed itself down over the last 60 odd years...Humans don't change ,,, unless of course , they go to university,, and learn the kumbyah version of the world.. the one where fantasy overtakes common sense.

greatest living poet? i hope so. cos he sure as hell can't sing. and now to top it all off, we've got Sir Rodney Stewart. well bugger me.