This Saturday, Australia votes between neoliberalism and survival. I’m not sure this has ever happened in Australia before. Perhaps the closest we came was in 1899 when the rich white men decided to federate, yet that was a choice of keeping Australia’s wealth within their grasp rather than a point of survival. The National, LiberalContinue reading “Fulcrum”


Last year while studying at a Christian-infested university, one of the devout admonished me for logically constructing ‘morals’ as a distinct and separate idea from ‘theism’. He was uncomfortable that I had provided verifiable and immediately accessible evidence that morals do not stem from religions, much less his and the other students’. Despite his failedContinue reading “Morality”

Australian Shame

I’m becoming more and more certain as I engage in my second degree that Australia, the white side of the society, is deeply ashamed of itself and rightly so. This would explain the way many Australians are assimilating into American culture: by divesting themselves of their brutal and hypocritical past and aligning themselves with theContinue reading “Australian Shame”

Wishful Thinking

‘Oh, it was meant to be.’‘It was destiny.’‘It happened according to fate.’ Or, worst of all:‘It is God’s will.’ In a conversation about the types of people ‘we bring into our lives’, I realised that this phrase is loaded with ignorance. Ignorance of psychology and ignorance of social identification.  Earlier, I was accused of ‘choosing’Continue reading “Wishful Thinking”

White Skin Black Soul

The lucky countryShimmers in the sunSoaks in the rainsLosing gum trees. Men with guns and germsBurnt by the sunShivering in the wintersShow no concern. Centuries of genocideWhite men stealing black babiesGenerations of traumaWhite courage died. Money flows herePower followsThe lucky countryRansacked clear. Foreign godsAlien technologiesKnow nothingTo survive the odds. Not here.Not in the lucky country.GenocideContinue reading “White Skin Black Soul”

Naturally Sexual

Below are analysed some issues regarding sexuality. Off the top of my head, there are many studies from psychology, sociology, neurology and et cetera which clearly indicate that sexuality can not be categorised as only heterosexual or homosexual: gender and sexuality and identity interact and form a tapestry of human experience.  There are many religionsContinue reading “Naturally Sexual”

Creative Professional

I’ve always considered myself to be creative, but until 2019, I never considered becoming a creative professional. And it wasn’t until 2021 that I began investing in the education relevant to supporting this endeavour. I’ve applied my creative skills in landscape gardening, bicycle and home repairs, and teaching English as a second language, but somehowContinue reading “Creative Professional”

Paradoxically, Trauma

Perhaps the deepest unfairness about trauma and recovery involves treating others as one has not been treated. I have met a few people who are essentially good with very clear moral awareness yet are plagued with the unfairness of their circumstances. Victims of trauma are deeply familiar with injustice. Based on my limited training, itContinue reading Paradoxically, Trauma