To The Editor of Island literary journal (Tasmania)
For the record, as a vegan, I oppose all forms of violence. Killing is killing. As an anarchist, I don't even accept Schauble's model of comparison. Furthermore, I feel it is impossible to separate the disregard with which we treat our environment from the indifference and even aggression with which we treat those who are different from ourselves - wherever they come from, whatever their circumstances. If we don't start connecting the dots, we will blithely go on our way destroying - out of ignorance AND malice.
Regarding the latter, I have no doubt the guys swinging half-dead cats around their heads and hooting were a mixture of both. I'm writing this from the country, where I live when in Australia - not long ago three foxes were impaled on a signpost as a sign of victory and warning. The landowners of the district have not returned land to the rightful custodians, and many of them sing the praises of One Nation. I reject this nation, I reject its ignorance and malice, and most of all its xenophobic self-righteousness.