Politics

How Big Is The Box You Live In?

Expand Your Thinking We all live in a box.  The box defines our belief system, our values and our prejudices and fears. We define how big the box is by the choices we make and the truths we believe. When we decide that  an idea or a concept is not …

polarisation is death
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Polarisation is Death

“Don’t just stand there polarise.” This was the catch phrase on a political cartoon that I saw when I was in Year 10.  That simple cartoon has swum back in to my consciousness, as I’ve watched all political discourse dissipate under the influence of sharp polarisation across the world. It’s …

CIA media influence in Australia
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Does the CIA influence Australian Media?

The CIA Coup in Australia The Cia influence Goverments around the world.   John Pilger has made a convincing case that the CIA successfully launched a soft coup against the Whitlam labour Government in 1975.  It did so with a great deal of help from the Murdoch  media who actively …

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Why Political Correctness Has Lost Me.

“If we do not believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we do not believe in it at all.”   Noam Chomsky In the past 12 months I  adherents of political correctness have  labelled  me at various times as misogynistic, homophobic, communist, Islamaphobic, Anti- Semitic, racist, anti- establishment, …

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Hello America my old friend

It’s time we talked about the Disunited States of America G’day America – it’s me one of your bastard children from the colonies. Despite not being legitimate, I grew up loving you – all those movies with John Wayne, Audie Murphy and  Gary Cooper teaching me about the history you …

Musings
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To be a man

I’m angry today. Part of it is because of this story that I’ve become aware of this morning about the story of the woman who was stabbed to death in broad daylight by her estranged partner in front of her teenage son Part of it is because I became aware …

ohn Howard a pious pollitician
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Pious politicians make me puke

Piousness is a party political free zone.  I guess from what I’ve observed of the USA and the UK it also appears to know no borders. Do politicians actually believe in the religions that they so wholeheartedly embrace before the television cameras? Maybe I read the wrong bits of the …