Complaint of bias, disrespect and inaccuracy to ABC (Australian public broadcaster)

My complaint submitted to ABC about the article: “How coronavirus ‘changes the game’ for the anti-vaccination movement” BY ARIEL BOGLE, MICHAEL WORKMAN AND STEPHEN HUTCHEON, posted on abc.net.au on SUN 31 May 2020 From the ridiculous, inaccurate and overly dramatic opening line: “as humanity waits impatiently for a vaccine”… one can tell instantly this is…

World on its head!!

When leaders don’t lead but follow instructions from “experts”– whose technical backgrounds do not enable them to count the human cost… … When “experts” no longer stick to their field of expertise – IT geek turns health adviser to the nations… … When financial “aid” is carefully designed instead to rob and enslave… on every…

One train may hide another…

“There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.” – Alfred Korzybski The virus is not all we have to fear in this time – although I do not want to add to the already insane levels of fear-mongering in the media…

loaded words

Declutter Sanitise Homogenise Conform Obey Streamline Plan Develop Manage Educate Socialise Stand in line Keep inside the lines Shorten Neutralise Pastel Vanilla Monoculture Naturalise Good citizen March Parade Order Herd Be quiet Don’t argue Look away Wave the flag (written 2019)

Remembering our shared humanity

refugees just need a home – and we have so much to share… the mamas cry for their sick children – just like we do… the elderly need patience and care – we will all be old some day… the ‘others’ are afraid of our ‘foreign-ness’ too… when will we learn to see our shared…

Nation-building, community-building…or pulling down statues?

On Mandela day…each year, I wonder what that strong, determined, visionary and unifying leader would have to say about our country now? South Africa has no strong, easily discernible or well-articulated Nation-building myths left for the disparate communities to gather around for much flag-waving and cheering… And from what I am hearing of late, they…

Privacy matters

You don’t need to worry about internet privacy and security if you are not doing anything “wrong”, right? Err, wrong. So wrong. This is everyone’s concern, and we should all take the time to rexamine our internet / smartphone/ social media practices and platforms. Recently I was prompted to look into Internet security, and electronic…

What is in our hands – can we change the world ? 

To answer as simply as possible, we can start making a difference in our world – NOW and with what is already in our hands. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” – Edmund Bourke A lifelong pursuit of these questions – I have read so many…

silence please…

   can we have a minute of silence for the thousands of drowned refugees – yes, all of them – not just the toddler whose body washed up on a beach and captured the attention of many… for a few days… also, a minute of silence for all of those thousands who will continue to make the crossing,…