Common sense is a fallacy, and yet too many people refuse to accept that. I’m fed-up with the way people are so fierce in defending the status quo when it is clear that political debate and social discourse have stagnated.
No one seems to want to propose a rational solution, and nothing ever changes. Vast swathes of the community are ignored and dismissed because they don’t fit the carefully crafted narrative of the ruling classes. The rich and powerful know that they can hold on to their power as long as they can get their soundbites played on high rotation, because most people don’t have the time to follow every second of the news cycle.
My aim is to change minds as I contribute to the zeitgeist, and failing that, question what is being done by governments, leaders, and others in the public eye. I don’t have all the answers, but I have some ideas that I’ll explore here.
There is more to this blog than political and social commentary, you will find the odd story or attempt at satire, I have a passion for writing and this is where I express it. I’ve been writing here for five years, including covering the 2016 Federal Election for the AusVotes blog.