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Twitter is a trollop

I made a personal mistake. I allowed Twitter to dominate my life for a number of years. There are good reasons why I did that. But the truth is, and I already knew it to be the truth, Twitter is a western multi-national capitalist corporation. Twitter is a trollop. Twitter is not interested in the lives of its 30 million active users, which it calls its Followers. It doesn't do anything. It provides a bit of technology which its users use to Follow each other and Post, RT, Like, Thread, Hashtag, and DM each other. Its followers do all the work.

De-centralise government - how difficult could that be?

Recent discussions on the inability of the Australian governments to address climate emergency, bushfire calamity and the death of river systems are throwing up useful concepts that need to be taken seriously at all levels of nationhood, federal, state, local and traditional.

Abandonment or emulation?

Here's a couple that get things going:

Constitutional change? Regional assemblies or parliament?

A recent address by the first Aboriginal minister for Aboriginal Australians to the National Press Club on possibly finding "common ground" for constutional reform was momentus. It got a lot of people thinking about new ideas, for the first time.

The following notes of "possible constitutional change" attempt to raise ideas & assist in the possibilities of broader debate, not to influence the outcome.

It is prepared in response to:


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