The State

I’ve been trying to define ‘corruption’. This word is often used to determine whether something is good or bad. For example until the 1990s in Australia, ‘conflict of interest’ was ‘corruption’ and ‘bad’. Where a politician had a business, this was a conflict of interest in making decisions to protect citizens and improving business growth.Continue reading “The State”

The Price isn’t Right

What is the cost of society? I just had an awkward interaction with someone from the wanna-be affluent section of society who used a variety of avoidance and personal blame techniques to counter my argument that some societies are healthier for a larger majority of their citizens than Australia is. This is an obvious factContinue reading “The Price isn’t Right”

All Aboard!

All aboard for the last ride you’ll ever take: neoliberalism offers myriad express lines of mixed messaging and purposeful actions of irresponsibility.

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”

Homo Sapiens

What is ‘real’? Over the past couple of years, I’ve been attempting to verify what ‘real’ is. The seeds of this drive started years ago teaching modals and trying to clearly explain what they are, especially as opposed to the future tense. For example, I will go shopping tomorrow vs I would go shopping tomorrowContinue reading “Homo Sapiens”

Broken Boundaries

This is one of the most horrific images I’ve ever seen: What is it? It’s just a pool of water on a polar ice cap in Greenland. Not threatening unless you fall into it, but it does represent a boundary crossed in climate change. Whatever you believe the cause of atmospheric warming to be, theContinue reading “Broken Boundaries”

Climate Action

Way back on the 4th of May, 1493, the Catholic church came up with a brilliant idea for justifying genocide: the Doctrine of Discovery (1). This religious sanction of theft, enslavement, murder and genocide still forms the basis of White Culture today. As capitalism combined with individualism, enhanced with concepts of cultural and racial superiorityContinue reading “Climate Action”