Thursday, 10 May 2018


Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, writes:

"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Thom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied within seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not?

that cuts from cutters to assisted suicide
euthenasia to self-medication to extinction
indicidually or collectively.You recall those
who drank the Kool-Aid in Guyana,
and those French who suicided en masse.
It was NOT mass suicide at Waco.That was mass murder.
One by one,we come to the final question-
shall we go on?If we are immobilised by pain
have no movement nor mobility,nor capacity to understand?
Dr Stephen Hawking persisted despite ALS
Many deal with their personal finalities via Hospice
Do we have the Right to Self-Extinct?If so-
expect an avalanche of sadness,desolation and rational departures..

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May 9, 2018


David Goodall is scheduled to die by his own hand tomorrow, with the 104-year-old having very publicly traveled to Switzerland from Australia in order to do so. "I'm happy about it," he told reporters of his planned assisted suicide, which he says comes after several prior attempts to take his own life. We have more on his final hours and final words.

The Big Rundown:
Parting Words From 104-Year-Old on Eve of His Suicide
David Goodall is now in Basel, Switzerland, and he'll only be there one more day: He plans to end his life via assisted suicide on Thursday. Though he welcomes death, the 104-year-old Australian botanist and ecologist hopes his legacy will soon be strengthened by the legalization of assisted suicide in countries that ban the practice outright or limit it to those with terminal illnesses. Goodall doesn't have one—he speaks of poor eyesight and mobility issues that keep him confined to a wheelchair—and thus had to fly 8,600 miles from his home in Perth to end his life at Basel's Life Circle clinic. More details and highlights from what will be Goodall's last interviews:
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