December 03, 2004

Occupying An Elephant

Brighton Pier has been occupied by Foreshore and Seabed activists. I took Sock for a walk this morning and saw the flag, but other than that it was pretty quiet.

I can't imagine who gives a stuff. Brighton Pier is completely and utterly pointless. At its end it is 17 metres high... and the water is 2 metres deep. It is ages and ages long and seems to exist only to hold commemorative plaques to the donors. You can't dive, fish from an overhead cast, run, walk dogs, or do much of anything except walk out to the end, go "man, it's really cold and windy standing half a kilometre out to sea", and then walk back.

As a symbol of the pointlessness and expense of the F&S legislation, it's perfect.

I've been Christmas painting :)


Posted by phreq at December 3, 2004 05:23 PM | TrackBack

ooooooh so pretty...

Yeah, piers are pretty pointless. At least the ones in England have games and magicians and stuff on them. Brighton one is just....really long. Cold and Windy pretty much sums it up!

Posted by: Jenni at December 4, 2004 09:09 AM

I just wanted to say a quick hello to you my friend. Oh how I am missing you! What a lovely picture you painted with beautiful vibrant colors, very artistic you are blessed with such talent. Its gorgeous! miss you much, Trac

Posted by: tracy at December 4, 2004 07:02 PM

It's more symbolic. People rightfully feel that they are having land stolen from them so they are trying to do something about it. I could rant, but that's all I'll say.

Posted by: Emba at December 5, 2004 11:01 AM

I actually agree with you - I think the F&S legislation tramples on the treaty and should never have been allowed to get this far.

But I still think it is very polite of the protesters to occupy something so non-disruptive. If you choose a symbol to occupy, Brighton Pier is a good one because it doesn't automatically piss people off so they're more inclined to listen.

Posted by: phreq at December 6, 2004 05:13 AM


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