When Society Fails

Something has been disturbing me for the past few years and like a nasty rash it can be ignored for a while until it simply cannot. The nasty rash that disturbs me is how in a country of allegedly educated people that anything of any consequence is now a case of being in one campContinue reading “When Society Fails”

Antipodean Angst – conclusion

Anyone who writes with conviction does so from the heart and in that they experience a journey of self. It matters little if it is fiction or non-fiction. What matters is the content and the intent of what is written. Writing this essay has taken a journey that spans my entire life and involves researchContinue reading “Antipodean Angst – conclusion”

Vaxx vs Unvaxxed

The push for allowing ‘freedoms’ for fully vaccinated people and denying ‘freedoms’ to those who are unvaccinated is one of the hot topics currently in Australia. It is being promoted by our political class and media, and as with anything to do with the virus it is creating a divide within society and within segmentsContinue reading “Vaxx vs Unvaxxed”

Lockdown Protests

The protests against the lockdowns in Melbourne and Sydney were interesting in a variety of ways. Interesting in the ways that government handled them in comparison to other protests that have been conducted in Australia since the pandemic began in 2020. Also interesting in the way the media covered the protests compared to other protests.Continue reading “Lockdown Protests”

Same Shit Different Day

There are so many topics to touch upon today that it has become somewhat impossible to figure out where to begin. First things first, this technological dinosaur has embedded two songs that kind of relate to the sentiment of this article. Here in sunny lockdown Australia this morning the news is the same old, sameContinue reading “Same Shit Different Day”

Antipodean Angst – part 10

Subversion as a tool To understand how a thing works you must understand the mechanics of a thing. The principles of subversion are ancient. Refining and adapting those principles to the era and the environment they exist in is more or less fine-tuning. Sun-Tzu, the Chinese military strategist was poking around roughly in 500BC andContinue reading “Antipodean Angst – part 10”

In a Time of Madness

It increasingly seems that we are living in a time of madness. Just when you think that the craziness that has come to mark the 2020’s could not get worse, it does. I am referring in large part Australia, and then in the interests of inclusion and diversity include the remainder of the world. AustraliaContinue reading “In a Time of Madness”

Antipodean Angst – part 9

Collective and Public Memory ‘Public memory was never short rather always selective.’ – Subharalin Thakuria ‘It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.’ – Mark Twain  Anecdotally, it is said that the public memory is no more than six months. How true that is entirely subjective to the peopleContinue reading “Antipodean Angst – part 9”

Antipodean Angst – part 8

The Business of Business There is a lot of importance given to business, globally and domestically, and the ways in which they operate, employ staff, and renumerate staff. There have been fundamental changes to all aspects of the ways business operates and the environments they operate in. While this has worked for the past thirtyContinue reading “Antipodean Angst – part 8”