Flux & Issue Based Direct Democracy

by Max Kaye, first published on http://voteflux.org on Friday, 26 May, 2017 The Flux Movement is founded on (what I now call) Deutschian Fallibilism. It’s an evolution of Popperian Fallibilism and David Deutsch’s book The Beginning of Infinity does a great job of explaining both the theory and exploring the breathtakingly profound consequences. In one light it’s […]

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Ordinary Australians

ORDINARY AUSTRALIANS © G. J. Olsen Esq 2017 Ordinary Australians, take a bow Proud of what you’ve done? Set the bar oh so low And acted so very ho hum Your politicians appeal to you “Mums and Dads” they say They throw you bones for you to chew And send you on your way Ordinary […]

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Ex-Presidents – 2017

The one thing that might prevent the United States from becoming totally unrecognizable by 2020: Meet the ex-presidents America prides itself on peaceful transitions from one president to the other. No coups. No backstabbing. No backward glances at what might have been. We witness this every four years or, at the most, every eight. No […]

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Jake Cassar on Election 2016

Jake Cassar, well-known community/environmental campaigner and former candidate for the electorate of Robertson, has just posted on Facebook in support of independent Van Davy: Did you know that 8 out of 9 women are currently turned away from local emergency accomodation services? These women often have small children with them and are usually escaping domestic […]

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Brexit Result

One correspondent wrote today: The British have no idea what they just did. Their demagogues are gleefully rubbing their hands while ignorant to the abyss they just pushed the country into. The Brexit has revealed many ugly truths about the British people as a whole. It lifted a veil and revealed the dramatic flaws the […]

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Marriage Equality

I was struck by something the very excellent Margaret Morgan said regarding the marriage plebiscite and Turnbull’s continued commitment to it, and I’m absolutely convinced she’s right. For all of Turnbull’s “I think Australia’s better than that” bollocks regarding whether or not hate groups will come out of the woodwork when the plebiscite is announced […]

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