Antipodean Angst – part 6

The Politics of Politicians ‘Political language … is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.’ –   George Orwell ‘An honest man in politics shines more there than he would elsewhere’ – Mark Twain The murky world of politics and the machinations of powerContinue reading “Antipodean Angst – part 6”

Come and take a shower comrade

There are times when you take a step back from the avalanche of noise which is the modern world and look at the big picture, it is in those moments that you experience a sense of despondency at humanity and the path it is taking. It is in those moments that you despair at ifContinue reading “Come and take a shower comrade”

Antipodean Angst – part 5

Privacy – Fantasy or Reality What does privacy have to do with the health of our society? Privacy is, at times, a hotly contested concept, as it the right to privacy, how much privacy is warranted, and who is allowed privacy as a civil right. Additionally, the right for government to monitor population in whatContinue reading “Antipodean Angst – part 5”

Antipodean Angst – part 4

Hero Culture In the past few decades, the Australian psyche has embraced a desire for heroes. Superficially that is not a bad thing as heroes are needed in any society. Heroes are the embodiment of the sense of national identity and pride. What makes it bad in these times is how we create them andContinue reading “Antipodean Angst – part 4”

Antipodean Angst – part 3

The Dumbing Down of Population ‘Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.’ – George Orwell As mentioned, change has happened gradually over decades, its roots and tendrils stem from universities and schools, and the educators, management, and studentsContinue reading “Antipodean Angst – part 3”

Antipodean Angst – part 2

Political Correctness ‘We are all drowning in filth. When I talk to anyone or read the writings of anyone who has any axe to grind, I feel that intellectual honesty and balanced judgement have simply disappeared from the face of the earth. Everyone’s thought is forensic, everyone is simply putting a ‘case’ with deliberate suppressionContinue reading “Antipodean Angst – part 2”

Everyone is an Idiot

Not a very woke title for an essay, but at least it is inclusive. Like it or not, admit it or not, absolutely everyone is tarred with the shameful brush of idiocy at some point or another in the span of their lives. Some have cornered the market on it, while others make life decisionsContinue reading “Everyone is an Idiot”

Antipodean Angst – part 1

Introduction ‘What is joy without sorrow? What is success without failure? What is a win without a loss? What is health without illness? You have to experience each if you are to appreciate the other. There is always going to be suffering. It’s how you look at your suffering, how you deal with it, thatContinue reading “Antipodean Angst – part 1”

Evolution is a Process

Evolution is a process that has been in motion since the Earth was formed, for the planet itself has evolved and continues to evolve otherwise it would still be exactly the same now as it was back when all that gas and dust coalesced. The debate in some circles continues as to when life began.Continue reading “Evolution is a Process”