“His ‘longfella malpa’ takes off without him, Douglas recounts” has …

Comment on The eternal chase: songlines of the Seven Sisters by John Bell.

“His ‘longfella malpa’ takes off without him, Douglas recounts” has a troublesome message in Aboriginal art that crosses over into the art of all cultures.
The phallic symbol and its impact on social behavior has long been the subject of art discussion and consternation in western civilization, from the ancient statue of David down to the modern day.
Longfella malpa rampant has a lot to answer for in an increasingly violent world of clashing cultures.
Ancient Central Australian culture sums it up neatly in a single brilliant phrase.

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@ Craig San Roque. Thank you for an interesting and entertaining snapshot of Greek mythology. Makes a good comparison with the story in Aboriginal Songlines.
They are great stories that have stood the test of time simply because they are great stories that stand alone.
It is only when they are captured by today’s Left and the Human Rights Brigade, the champions of victimhood and causes, and start putting today’s alternative spin on them, that the lustre and sheer brilliance begins to fade.


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