2024 won’t be 1984

Neoliberal Australia Not familiar with the term? Neoliberalism is where the drive of capitalism, to enhance profits, is not just for private businesses to achieve. It is where politicians are motivated to help businesses enhance profits and also where people are motivated to view themselves as profit enhancers to private business. With this worldview, makingContinue reading “2024 won’t be 1984”

The Ethics of Silence

What you’re finding with all this side-liningis a dangerous repression ofrealityso stop your crying and just beminding your own business No one likes a cry baby and heywe all got our problems Shut your mouth and play by the rulesthe rulesthe rulesand say nothing scary Climbing outta the gravebeing bravemonsters lurking in your caveterrifyingyou back inContinue reading “The Ethics of Silence”

In Between

Fight for diversity at your peril. Many people, regardless of skin colour or heritage, have vested interests in maintaining segregation. I am not one of them.Truth Telling. Dignity. Courage. I want these to be the defining characteristics of Australian society.

Lesson at the Yorkian

Luka Lesson takes the stage and you can already feelPages turning in his mind as he recites with powerThe ages we’ve waited to hear these lines Live it is with ‘May Your Pen Grace the Page’Delivered to the crowd they grow loud and cheerTo the rhymes that clear the message through the voices Ringing throughContinue reading “Lesson at the Yorkian”

Connected

Given the timeto produce a rhymesaying with grace andkeeping rhythm in time Find the path to say the ideasthat everyone hearsin their soulsthe vision sears Through the yearswe find new partsin our heartsand make new starts Making arttakes timewe sayit’s mine Me is on the pagegoing into your earand through your mindyou find Nothing queerbetweenContinue reading “Connected”

Tough Crowd

The cavernous chasm between the haves and the have nots and how we may bridge it.

Hither Evil Glances Not

Have you ever met someone who has never felt fear? I don’t believe it still but my eyes and ears tell me I must. Can you believe that the man of a household never assaulted the children under his care, or that the woman never lashed out, or that siblings never became vindictive? Incredible but,Continue reading “Hither Evil Glances Not”