Tribute to Dr Ken Levy
MY GOOD MATE Dr Ken Levy from Judo and
Secretary of Sakurakan-QUBBA, the Black Belt Association,
Passed away the other day
A REAL SHOCK!!
A GREAT BLOKE he really was,
Such a kind and gentle soul
A man of compassion, humility and generosity of spirit
A man with a powerful intellect and integrity and
A brilliant and honourable man who was highly successful
As a lawyer and judge, accountant, psychologist, professor of law and
In the Gentle Way of the Martial Arts!
Just qualified for his Third Dan Black Belt in Judo late last year
Knowing that he had terminal cancer…….
But now GONE……WAY TOO SOON!!
His extraordinary life and untimely passing
highlight the significance of the immortal words “Carpe Diem”,
Reminding us to reflect on what is really important in life,
On the past to embrace the present, don’t sweat the small stuff,
Taking advantage of every opportunity to seize the day,
Not just for oneself but others, striving to be a better person,
AS HE DID ALL HIS LIFE
Paying a heavy price for it
Caught up in the cross-fire of unsavoury political intrigues.
IN NO WAY did Ken deserve the malicious treatment
Reported in the media over his role as Chair of the CCC
Arising out of his publicly stated support of strong anti-gang laws
To protect the innocent from criminal motorcycle gangs
On their breaking-bad drug dealing, violent and criminal activities
As well as the resulting corruption and social disease that silently affects and
INFECTS SO MANY innocent families, so many walks of life!!
WHY the obscenity of right-wing libertarians
In the broader Australian community
WHY the vicious cowardly political machinations from those
Who savagely attacked Ken, his honesty, his reputation… his humanity
Drawing on the same sentiments as their overseas fellow travellers,
The Sarah Palins and the Donald Trumps
WHO preach and perpetuate the myth of
Inalienable rights of a free-wheeling,
Free-dealing criminal drug and gun culture,
Intensely anti-government and anti-democratic
Oblivious to their own arrogant egregious ignorance
To the pain, suffering and misery of so many!!
KEN KNEW, HE UNDERSTOOD!!
A VERY SAD LOSS TO US ALL
To his wife Veronica, his family especially,
As well as to his Judo and Martial Arts Mates!
His life achievements and mostly his humility, gentle manner and
Compassion for others were truly impressive and inspirational!
Vale, Farewell and Happy Break-falls Ken!!
Dr Denis Arthy, Monday 25 January 2016