Seemingly, Kerry is suffering illusions of
grandeur and stateliness amidst his dotage years. No longer working as
an Engineer in the
mining industry, Kerry shuns the compassionate reporting of the ABC and The Guardian Newspaper. Rather Kerry professes the same ideology
espoused by the late Benito Mussolini,
who brought grief and havoc upon millions leading up to and during WW2.
Twds the end of WW2,
Mussolini and his lady partner, Clara Petacci, were executed
in the small village of Giulino di Mezzegra on the shores of Lake Como
by angry Italian
partisans for the grief and misery he had caused upon so many Italians.
is the antithesis of a socialist. He
holds far-right ideologies, authoritarian ultranationalism, characterized by
dictatorial power, forcible suppression of any opponents of his rightist
creeds and dogma. His professed values call for strong
regimentation of society.
As a self-proclaimed Fascist, Kerry does not understand 'Democracy'
and 'the collective will of the people'. Perhaps Kerry should
have arranged his visit to terra firma during the reign of Joseph Stalin, Fidel Castro, Ho Chi Minh or Nikita Khrushchev.
Old age can polarize some folks'
philosophies. Muggaccinos accepts all race, colour, creed and
ideology, no matter how out-of-sync they may be to the resolve of the broader
Five quotes from Benito
Mussolini - A Despotic
and Tyrannical Fascist.
All within the state,
nothing outside the state, nothing against the
War is to man what maternity is to a woman.
It's good to trust others but, not to do so
is much better.
Let us have a dagger between our teeth, a
bomb in our hands, and an infinite scorn in
Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is
Kerry with Martin
aka Architect and Eric
aka PapaBear at
Tim is a
consulting mining engineer in the booming mining industry, who works ostensibly
from home when not in the field. Hence, he can often find a few hours
mid-week to clock up some Ks, as Samurai 'et al' circa
A.A.C. contenders experienced.
Kerry, having passed thru the Blue Finish Line (back up the slope) rolling to
demount around 6:15pm - Jan 2007
With his inaugural
200km A.A.C. all done, celebrating with Maureen and son Tim at the Howitt Park
Maureen, Tim, TJ and Kerry climbing out of Akuna Bay in
July '07 on a day that just wouldn't warm-up
Above pic shows the cobblestone surface
up Vršič Pass
LH pic shows Maureen well proud of herself after scaling the 50
hairpin bends described below.
From Bovec a road leads north over the Vršič Pass to
Kranjska Gora. The first part of the route follows the Soča
River to Trenta, where there is an information
centre for Triglav National Park. The marked Soča Trail allows you
to visit the sites of interest in this part of the valley without
having to walk on the road. One of these sites is the Alpinum
Julijana, a botanical garden displaying both Alpine and
Mediterranean flora. I found it a little disappointing, perhaps
autumn is not the best time to visit. Just upstream from the garden
a short detour leads to the Mlinarica Chute, where a tributary river
emerges from a narrow gorge to join the Soča. Continuing northwards
you will reach the monument to Julius Kugy, a climber who helped to
draw attention to the beauty of this part of the alps. Near the
statue a track heads northwest to the source of the Soča (Izvir Soče),
where the stream emerges from a cave and immediately hurls itself
over a waterfall. The last part of the trail is quite tricky if the
rocks are wet after recent rain.
After Trenta the serious
climbing starts; 50 hairpin bends later you arrive at the
summit of the Vršič Pass (1611) where you can enjoy
wonderful views. Or not, as the case may be: all I could see was
thick cloud. If you have both suitable equipment and suitable
weather, a number of high-level hikes start from the Tičarjev Dom
mountain hut at the pass. The road continues down another 50 or so
Kugy Monument, Vršič
The triumvirate of
Miner 'n Maureen and
PapaBear conquering the highest peak in the Pyrenees,
Col du Tourmalet, in mid-August 2016