Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Saturday, 6 February 2021

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Ever since I began reading motor magazines I've always wanted to be a motoring journalist.

Another calling emerged, and except for an interruption when the government decided to send me off to a foreign country in peacetime to help convince the locals that we knew what was good for them, it was a fulfilling and satisfying career. 

My second attempt at retirement (after failing the first one and working as an advisor for ten years) has provided me with time to try my hand at writing about cars.

You can check out my attempts, gentle reader, here.

One online car magazine runs owner reviews, so I submitted one.

They published it, although I'm not sure who is responsible for one piece of poor sentence construction. See if you can find it. I reckon it's their poor editing.

Anyhow, let me know what you think.

In the meantime, I'll add some pics to this post to make it slightly less featureless.

This is a very rare coupe, sold only in Japan

This was my first NB with hardtop fitted and matched.


This was the second NB on the day I sold it.


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brilliant.
Even an innocuous pastime like enjoying cars has been forever wrecked by Vietnam living loud and long in the blogger's head.
Your contemporaries have moved on but your obsession is stuck in reverse gear.
Just deal with it the way you dealt with the front line
Run away.
John Grey

1735099 said...

Good old John Grey.
Always good a for a giggle.
Obsession?
Irony?

Anonymous said...

Another consideration for 26th January as a day to reflect on Australia.
http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdb/au/legis/cth/num_act/naca1948831948320/

Anonymous said...

" help convince the locals that we knew what was good for them"
Why do you always leave out the truth?
Not a word from you about containing Communism. You know, Domino Theory and the Truman doctrine and all those facts.
But that's your style - avoidance and lies.
John Grey.

1735099 said...

You know, Domino Theory and the Truman doctrine and all those facts.
The Domino Theory and the Truman Doctrine were both strategic theories, not "facts".
The first one proved to be a strategic error, which killed millions of Vietnamese, tens of thousands of Americans and hundreds of Australians.
The second one may have been more successful, but in the end, Communism fell in a heap in Europe without American military interference.

Anonymous said...

Ah, so these ideas did exist, despite your attempt to air brush them out of existence.
When you simplify, you become a simpleton.
By the way, the Domino Theory was proven to be a correct analysis of communist military expansion. Which you helped stop as a member of the Australian armed forces.
Must be soul destroying to know you contributed to the downfall of your communist heroes.
John Grey.

Anonymous said...

Are you suggesting that South Vietnam's resistance to Communism (prior to yank involvement) had something to do with the Domino Theory? Are you insisting that Vietnamese deaths would not have occurred had the South not requested assistance from a foreign power? It seems apparent from millions of deaths in South East Asia without involvement in the Vietnam conflict where the communist movement continued unabated, gave some credence to the domino theory.

1735099 said...

Which you helped stop as a member of the Australian armed forces.

Well, there you go, the events of April 1975 never actually happened.

1735099 said...

Are you suggesting that South Vietnam's resistance to Communism (prior to yank involvement) had something to do with the Domino Theory? Are you insisting that Vietnamese deaths would not have occurred had the South not requested assistance from a foreign power?

Find me where the South requested assistance from Australia.
We invited ourselves after pressure from the US.
Read Michael Sexton's account - https://primoa.library.unsw.edu.au/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=UNSWS&tab=default_tab&docid=UNSW_ALMA21129219410001731&lang=en_US&context=L&query=creator,exact,Maddock,%20Kenneth,%201937-,AND&mode=advanced

The deaths of millions of Vietnamese, tens of thousands of Americans, hundreds of Australians and those lost in the Killing Fields, were completely avoidable if the US had honoured the Geneva agreement in 1954.

Now this is a discussion about Mazda MX5s.

I won't be posting any more off-topic comments on this thread.

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