Weekend Worstoff 179- Rural Reich by Jaidyn Jaxxon

 

“It is the Late city that first defies the land, contradicts Nature in the lines of its silhouette, denies all Nature. It wants to be something different from and higher than Nature. These high-pitched gables, these Baroque cupolas, spires, and pinnacles, neither are, nor desire to be, related with anything in Nature. And then begins the gigantic megalopolis, the city-as-world, which suffers nothing beside itself and sets about annihilating the country picture.”
-Oswald Spengler

 

Though opinion differs on exact first dates for Indo-Germanic settlement, it is an undisputed fact that the West Australian ‘Wheatbelt’ remains a bastion of this unique and perplexing culture. Even to the untrained eye, what might otherwise constitute a scene of agrarian tranquillity may suddenly burst violently into bloom, laden with the heavy fruits of this strange and warlike race.

 

Though many have attempted to surmise, no-one truly knows precisely whence they came, or why. Their ultimate origin remains forever shrouded in mystery.

 

Perhaps it is therefore unsurprising that the inexorable, Faustian tensions that plague this bucolic people tend to resolve themselves by… complex means.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘In tragic natures, art is the remedy that liberates them from knowledge. Such a person finds life disturbing; it immediately retreats from him like an image, and he finds this disturbed life worth depicting.’
– Nietzsche

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What immense, what protean force could possibly account for the raw vigour, the dangerous audacity of these pastoral Parsifals, who so doggedly pursue their manifest destiny?

 

 

“There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.”
– Goethe

 

 

Truly, this is a culture steeped in riches of every kind, a capitol bedecked with all the lavish bounty of its tributaries…

 

 

… But, at what cost?

 

 
Won’t somebody think of the children?

 


About The Lazy Aussie

Commended Haiku writer. A lover of The West's Worst. Perth stand-up comedian, photographer and writer.
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13 Responses to Weekend Worstoff 179- Rural Reich by Jaidyn Jaxxon

  1. rottobloggo says:

    Verna, Verna:
    What has become of you?
    Does any other TWOPer here
    Feel the way I do?
    (Where the hell are you, JJ?)

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  2. Snuff says:

    That sheep looks vaguely familiar. I guess if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

    WARNING : Last link NSFW

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  3. Rolly says:

    “There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.”
    – Goethe

    Sometimes I wish that I was more broadly read and able to summon up such apposite descriptions of these attributes of everyday Australian society.
    Ubiquitous “Aggressive stupidity” that bewilders and confuses the intelligent mind and leaves it terminally “boggled”.

    Like “Chickenman” they’re every where.

    This weekend worst is, indeed, a fine sample of the pervasiveness of this characteristic.

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  4. The Legend 101 says:

    Nice Holden youve got there!

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  5. orbea says:

    Superb photo framing, love the barbed wire and the dotted capital ‘I’s

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  6. That ewe removing her fleece should be the Postergirl for the 2012 Inseminators B&S Ball!!

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