Australia’s Political Malaise Exemplified.

I’m just your generally ‘kept in the dark’ or ‘misled by Murdoch media’ Australian who lives on a ‘below the poverty line’ pension and does the best he can to survive and, at the same time, be active in attempting to help others and increase awareness of the corruption & disinformation spread by many of our politicians and big business executives. So, I can’t speak for the truth of this…

Read More >>

Pornography – Avoid it.

Rape has been with us, it seems, throughout history. Most significantly it has been used as a means of power and subjugation. It is ugly. However, many consider it only a consequence of sexual frustration which, of course, it is not. One wonders why men who have mothers, sisters or other significant females in their lives, will none-the-less choose to sexually abuse another woman. What are the conditioning, circumstances, or…

Read More >>

First Australians continue to be failed by government & community.

How long must it take? We immigrants and descendants of colonisers occupy a continent that belongs to the First Australians. We ought to be grateful. Instead, we have inflicted on them everything from prejudice to genocide. We have raped, enslaved, massacred, dispossessed, stolen their children, neglected, insulted and demeaned the First Australians for their very existence. John Howard might well dismiss my comment as a “black armband view of history”…

Read More >>

A Glimpse of Israeli – Palestine Reality

If you are a caring and compassionate person, please help the Palestinian resistance to Israeli brutality.   The military incursions and assaults of the IDF are not about defending Israel from any attack. They are attacks by military personnel on unarmed civilians, including women and children.   Not only that, but Israel stands on occupied territory and territory that originally belonged to the Palestinians and was taken from them after…

Read More >>

Christian Fictions

Christmas is an appalling time in the modern western world.  Even leaving aside its fake features and nonsensical mysticism of virgin births, three wise men and angels, it is an abhorrent time. Today, it has become a greed ridden, materialistic, want-fest made all the worst by its focus on children and a non-existent Santa-Claus.  There is little wonder that our population grows with a materialist ethic and a lack of…

Read More >>

Homelessness: An abomination in a world of wealth.

Millions of people in our world are homeless. 1% of the World’s population now own more than 50% of the World’s wealth. The self-imposed curse on humanity is our own greed and unwillingness to share. We have created the inequity that exists. It is not necessary. It is not inevitable. There are more than enough resources in our world for all to have the basic necessities of life and more….

Read More >>

Northern Territory abuse reflects OUR ‘blame’ culture.

BLAME! Sadly, in Australia today we have a culture of blame. When things go wrong, usually the first response is to start pointing fingers. We have to have a culprit. Not only that but, far too often, we then seek revenge. That revenge can take many forms. It may mean public shaming, imprisonment, excessive claims for “compensation”, calls for harsher penalties or longer sentences. Whatever its nature it reflects the…

Read More >>

A Great Day for Women & America

Congratulations to Hilary Clinton. It is good to see the distinct possibility of a woman taking the oath of office to become the President of the United States. Although I would prefer a president with a political philosophy more in line with that of Bernie Sanders, I am pleased to see the chance for this office to go to a woman, which in itself is history making. I am not…

Read More >>

From Populism to Nationalism: The Highs and Lows of Democrats’ Big Finale

The final night of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) saw highs, lows, and abundant examples of party propagandizing. Here are some takeaways from Night Four:’Our enemies will fear us’Retired four-star Gen. John Allen was flanked by military officials as he offered one of most neoconservative speeches of the evening, promising “our enemies” that “we will pursue you as only Americans can.” Source: From Populism to Nationalism: The Highs and Lows…

Read More >>

Terror : Extremism’s weapon against those who live …

The acts of destruction and death, committed by extremists are horrifying. As bad, if not worse, are the effects on those who survive these events but lose their loved ones, their friends, their neighbours, their homes. These acts of terror seem senseless and almost incomprehensible to most people, regardless of their race, nationality, religion, gender or age. They work for the extremists who commit them because they develop a climate…

Read More >>