Are You Comfortably Numb?

The video by Pink Floyd sums up the reality of drugs.

People escape into drugs, alcohol, TV, cable, lap tops, iPads, sex or hobbies in order to not deal with the complexity of life.  It is to escape.  Some are disconnected emotionally from the real life as they were taught to suppress their… Continue reading

Snowden, Democratic Liberty Sacrificed on the Alter of National Security

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, New York Times best selling author, former professor at Princeton University, activist and ordained Presbyterian minister. He has written 11 books,

The video is called ‘Full Spectrum Dominance’.  This is essential viewing in respect of the reasons why democratic liberty is diminishing.  This is indicative in… Continue reading

Andrew Wilkie MP Warns of Major Issues that threaten Australian Democratic Rights and Civil Liberties

I find this article and video very concerning.  I interviewed Andrew Wilkie when he was a whistleblower against the government involvement in the War in Iraq.  I found him very articulate, knowledgeable and honest.  He was an analyst at the Office of National Assessment and he considered there was a very low… Continue reading

Is Immigration Detention a Secret Policing without Oversight?

This is still the case in 2018 as I was  briefed recently by a citizen who worked at Manus Island and had direct contact with refugees. She reported the abuse in these remote sites where they get away with abuses and refugees are still taking their lives.  Some of the immigration detention officers… Continue reading

GetUp off the Couch: The Danger of Community Advocacy

I love this.  Maybe democracy might actually happen in response to government suppression.  The only thing I’d say to GETUP! in the interests of democracy is try to avoid words like ‘attack’, these are not attacks it is coming from fear as there are other plays involved. It is about problem solving with… Continue reading

Social Anxiety and Emotional Suppression: Research Study


Social anxiety and emotional suppression: The mediating role of beliefs

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There is mounting evidence to suggest that social anxiety is associated with the suppression of emotional… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”