Australia's Future

According as there was intellect or no intellect in individuals, will the general conclusion they make-out embody itself as a world-healing Truth and Wisdom, or as a baseless fateful Hallucination.
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)
Seeking relief from severe back pain, my spouse consulted a doctor who recommended a small back operation. A proposal that enraged my wife who does not believe there is such a thing as a SMALL back operation. Spinal surgery risks death, paralysis, permanent posture disfigurement and crippling pain. The disease was trivial compared to the proposed drastic cure, so my wife rejected the suggestion. A sensible stance, but the opposite to that being embraced by the ...

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Immediately north of our spacious continent is a group of islands that are burgeoning with humanity. Our neighbours are very different to ourselves in race, creed and religion. Their booming economy is dominated by a military regime that grows stronger as the nation grows richer. Their actions over East Timor show a ruthless expansionist policy. Indonesia is a nation with a desperate shortage of space, which must regard our empty country with some envy. An attitude that poses a threat to the tenure of our lands, if not our lives, and makes questions of our choice of constitution both an irrelevant and a dangerous diversion.

Even if our place in the world was not threatened, our inability to manage our affairs is stagnating the economy. The national debt has now passed the $16 billion mark and shows no sign of reducing. Unemployment continues at the staggering official rate of 10%, slowly impoverishing our society . The recession is closing shops, offices and factories, ...

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they were enemies of the state and were publicly beheaded.

In hindsight the result should have been no surprise. Fiddling with the constitution eroded certainty over right and wrong, weakening restraints on social behaviour and allowing festering public resentment to explode into violence. The initial glee shown by those crowding round the guillotine reveal this butchery won popular acclaim. The mob were delighted to see previously privileged members of the community publicly murdered. Indeed this was the crux of the matter, this is what they really wanted. The popular French uprising of 1791 had little to do with Liberty, Fraternity and Equality, it had more to do with indulged ...

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Added: 3/26/2007 08:31:39 PM
Category: Geography
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