quickfix and hype; We are not trapped in a false comfort zone created by living in a cave ; a self righteous self centred comfort zone where you can cocoon yourself constantly and deal directly with the one direction criticism that manages to force its way down the entrance. ( Symbolized by Woolworth's chairman recently celebrating "the 16% " -the cut. I don't begrudge these often effective people the comfort ( We rest too ) , but I do begrudge them their ignorance and arrogance about big picture politics .I accept their efficiency but reject their right to rule on behalf of the world ! Worse , wannabes who think they should
Some of the drip feeders think they do it tough, but they don't know what tough is.
We in the bush, and always on the sharp edge of a profit margin ( below it or above it ) , know how to invest well ( its true- where are most of Australia's innovators born?). We don't get caught up in the panic, the advertising and fad driven fantasies that plaque those whose view of the world is blinkered .The 16-60 % mark up or quickfix that keeps the drip feeders and pew sitters comfortable in freemarket church is unknown and abhorrent to us.( and not just because it sort of works) Sure, it works for them, but it doesn't work for us, and very clearly , it doesn't work for the world ; such incomplete and prejudicial economic policies show those who follow them to be narrow minded. I , me and my - how clever .
The worst thing about a media who ignore, laugh or patronise those of us who don't even know the blessings of a predictable markup, is that the rest of urban Australia doesn't get to respect us either; to accept that we actually know the environment that they only talk so much about . If I sound arrogant, you ought to see how we and many sound scientists see the media and the wannabes.
As even David Attenborough testifies in his latest POLE to POLE ( addition Jan 12 ) the earth is beautiful because it is VERY sensitive to both scarcity and abundance. It does not pretend the earth is an ordered place with shelves . The earth does not live to be tepid , and neither should we;: its creatures and community. The margin hunters are again screwing at this moment ( the price of milk ) to below the cost of production - for what ? ( because the people are hooked on advertisers own false gospel of margins?) . Fulla Bull , fulla half truth and falla boring ( You can't really enjoy a wilderness, until you see it wet - mate )
Need an example ?
We know water .
---When the Bracks /Brumby Labor government kill our kids with a water bill they don't need, we know they know nothing about Water Conservation. Living history of dead end myopia.
---When the media fail to tell you that recent careless building in the floodplains running through Brisbane and Bangkok are the key to their preventable disasters we know you know very little . ( we can't afford to not plan to avoid what you perceive to be a disaster , like a drought)
--- When goverenments media and the audience focus on the dangers of not implementing a paper plan (QLD flood enquiry) rather than trusting people, we know they worship in a house of cards of their own making.Ultimately its the skill of people not a plan that makes us , as a culture as effective as we have been.
--When the media fail to tell you the Keribati Islands, that "appear " to being flooded by some inflight novices( to fit their rising sea level preoccupations), when, in fact have been subsiding for as long as they live, we know that the media are only prepared to spoon feed you with what they think you should hear.
We can't afford careless speculation about disasters . we have to know them in order to avoid them and survive them .It's called resilience mate , and while you clearly know the name , you really know nothing about how it works! The maths involves elasticity and strength in all corners of the family home , (cooperation and competition ) something your daily gym workout at work doesn't have.
We would like the media to shut up and listen -- for a change . At the next election in Queensland , the noise makers will, whether they understand why or NOT
When will the media properly report , like the dilemma of mother elephants trecking the desert in POLE to POLE , our dilemma?
You know, it would really do some good if they just accepted the truth of how things work best in the real world where systems are sensitive to both scarcity and abundance .