Not Affected: finding a new doctrine for tragedy.

By admin | December 27, 2020

“Never be afraid when God brings back your past” Oswald Chambers said.   When God began bringing back my past recently, I was more confused than afraid.  But I was afraid.  What confused me is that God was bringing back such happy memories.  A series of dreams and flashbacks were reminding me of happy islands in…

Ghosts of Xmas Past

By admin | December 15, 2020

There is an urban legend that there is a spike in suicides and depression at Christmas time. Preliminary research, (me googling for five minutes) seems to indicate that this may not be statistically true.  But welfare agencies will tell you that Christmas causes genuine distress for large sections of the population, particularly the lonely.  I…

The Working Class Riddle

By admin | November 13, 2020

This week, Joel Fitzgibbon, resigned from the shadow cabinet over what was reported to be climate change policy.  I heard his speech and I heard what he was saying, and this is not about climate policy.  Mr Fitzgibbon was saying that Labor is not what it use to be, Labor doesn’t believe what it use…

We need to talk about Karen.

By admin | July 24, 2020

Karen is the stigma, not of the woman, or even the white woman but the wrong voting white woman. Burdening the term “karen” with distasteful connotations, makes her not just the person nobody wants to be, but a target of legitimate harassment and violence.

White and other made up peoples.

By admin | June 26, 2020

If we can’t agree on the language we use in a debate, it becomes what my Chinese bookkeeper use to call a “chicken and duck conversation”. We are currently having a “chicken and duck conversation” about race in our society.  We think we are talking about race, but the mainstreaming of a radical form of…

The Criminals, Sluts, lunatics and Bastards I call my Mothers.

By admin | September 28, 2019

I have been reading Ruby Hamad’s theories that white women are complicit it in colonisation[i].  It didn’t bother me at first because what is colonisation but living in a colony and making a life and sure, white women did that. The title of the article was “White women were colonisers too. To move forward, we…

What is the cost of a lie?

By admin | December 30, 2017

So I’ve been spending some time listening to YouTubers talk about gender. I spent an hour last night listening to a video posted by Blair White, a popular conservative transgender YouTuber.  In the video, she debated with a person who identified as ‘gender queer’ who calls themself ‘Contrapoints’. [1]  Seeing these twenty something kids debating…

The New McCarthyism

By admin | October 6, 2017

Lately, I have been feeling a bit like we have a sexual politics version of ‘McCarthyism’ emerging in our culture.  McCarthyism is named after U.S Senator Joseph McCarthy, and his post war campaign to weed out communists from positions of influence, the entertainment industry and business. McCarthyism is also used “more generally to describe reckless,…

The new 1950’s Australia. Assimilate or perish.

By admin | September 19, 2017

Earlier on this evening I was getting the feeling that this country despises me and those I worship with. I started writing a sensitive article about how deeply wounded I was, but then I just got grumpy again. My new sensitive self, started to emerge this week with Israel Folau coming out in favour of…

New World Order

By admin | September 4, 2017

I woke up this morning in horror at the realisation that I am a right wing fundamentalist Christian. This has come as a great shock to me as I know that “fundies” are hateful, stupid, ignorant people, of more dogma than morals. Why today? Why am I today such a scorned and terrifying creature?  And…