For Letter to Fitzroy #1.
For most Australian voters the difference between political parties and their respective factions has been effectively blurred. Debate is negotiated via rhetoric. Debate is usurped by language that does not inform and media campaigns that seek to undermine public critique and memory.
The powers that be would have us believe that we must relax, not react to the issues of our time. We are being taught to be fearful, as did the medieval religions of Europe, rather than pursue knowledge within the construct of a social economy (if we were to adhere to some of the more fundamental and original tenants of capitalism) that supports, not robs us of opportunity, wisdom, collaboration and community.
Some say humans don�t learn, that it is consciousness that does… If so, I hope this amorphous uber-self of humanity translates into tangible structures that would see the end of poverty in all its forms: physical, intellectual, spiritual and emotional.
Are we to sustain a legacy of forgetting, or will history teach us that self-flagellation is that which awaits each step of our evolutionary struggle, or rather, devolutionary demise?
As a species we have won the battle for supremacy over our environment, but we are losing the skill and will to sustain that which we inherit. So it goes…