A PEACE MAKERS FEATURE ARTICLE NOT A SOUND BYTE
“Women are, in my view, natural peacemakers. As givers and nurturers of life, through their focus on human relationships and their engagement with the demanding work of raising children and protecting family life, they develop a deep sense of empathy that cuts through to underlying human realities.” Daisaku Ikeda
Well we are in the dying days of Patriarchy and it could well appear the Australian Labour Party has re created itself in its own image an old dinosaur pretending it is not extinct. The true believers are dying and the next generation have become the ‘aspirational voters.’
DAYS OF GLORY AND BETRAYAL OF THE FOOT SOLDIERS
It is the end of an era for the ALP, where men were apparently in “charge” and the “foot soldiers” (as they have traditionally been identified on the ALP’s membership form) are perplexed about the difference between power and empowerment. (Note the war terms manmade language and actions).
WHERE IS THE EMPATHY CAN THEY WALK THE TALK AND CARE FOR THE OTHER
One has to ask about the rhetoric of looking after the so-called ‘foot soldiers’. We have to ask. What are the priorities of the party, what are the social and political beliefs of a party that apparently cares for the little Aussie battler and the disenfranchised?
What of the refugees and for that matter single parents who clearly have been abandoned by the Labour Party? It is disgraceful behaviour and policy on both counts. Look up their record of accomplishment on both, ya self, Let alone the outrageous “intervention” imposed on the traditional owners of the land! Send outraged emails to “TA” The Opposition leader (no thanks) and Kevin 07 or object entirely and think independently with compassion and integrity!
Neither traditional political party appears to genuinely care about these people at all and clearly see them as an underclass! How exactly are they are defining “working families and prey tell what of same sex marriage?
‘JOE” SLIM PICKINGS AND HIS “HOCKEY’ STICK TO HUMANITY
There is certainly no empathy going on with any of these human concerns! Clearly, the current Opposition care FAR LESS ABOUT THE OTHER, if one was paying attention to “Joe slim budget Hockey sticks” as he outlines his BUDGET cuts for the OPPOSTION!
THEREFORE, BE AWARE AUSTRALIAN VOTERS BE VERY AWARE of where you place ones trust in the future! Consider the other not just one’s self when you vote on Saturday 07th of September! Consider not just one’s own needs consider the plight of refugees that are being banished to Manis Island or PNG! Consider those living in real civil wars, consider those that have been terrorised and wars forced upon them. Consider compassion and empathy for the other!
Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It is the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. That someone else’s pain is as meaningful as your own. Barbara Kingsolver…
PATRIACHY A TWISTED MESS WITH NO EMPATHY
The Labour Party it could appear has successfully uninvented a prosperous future for themselves and everyone else, by denouncing and removing Julia. It could well appear they have fallen on their own sword. Kevin seems like a quick fix or a step back into another century, which clearly is NOT working for them or any one for that matter.
They have not really addressed some fundamental issues internally! Bless the Party for their brave thoughts and action, in what they did actually achieve; they did do well considering the circumstance! Try facing TA everyday (the Opposition Leader) Ah ya ya he is quite willing to “destroy the joint”! So be wary where one places ones faith in the future!
It is apparent to those paying attention and with eyes to see the “Party” could be over for Labour they have reached so far to the RIGHT, which could be seen as quite wrong and not at all fitting well into the Women’s Century at all!
It could be said they both major parties have lied to themselves and made false promises to themselves while all the while, obsessing about their own ego based needs, and feathering their own nests and blamed Julia. Oh, the twisted mess of patriarchy and the difference in understanding what truly is empowering and what is simply power and control.
A STEP BACK OR MOVING FORWARD
One has to ask did they really ever want to move forward with Julia or was she just the ‘great woman’ behind a “so-called” great man She was prepared to move forward, clean up the mess, do the hard yards and all the while clearly WORKING behind enemy lines? All the while dealing with patriarchal constructs and a so –called “minority government
INDEPENDENT VOICES IS THE NEW WAY FORWARD
Ah yes “minority government” a vast irony indeed given Australia is apparently a democracy that hello, in the last parliament terrified itself by not having a ‘traditional’ patriarchal framework. Clearly an outdated patriarchal paradigm of ’it is this choice or that’! Left or right etc etc,
Bob Rob and Tony W gave new ways of being a part of the new world order, independent voices were heard and the traditionalists did not ‘LIKE’ it (as they say on FB.) It could well be said they provided other viewpoints rather than simply “Labour or Liberal! Independent THOUGHT could well BE the “NEW WAY” forward. The three independent candidates were legitimately voted in to government. They were not put there by accident or born to“PARTY” They actually represented REAL INDEPENDENT PEOPLE that chose them to have a voice, within a so-called ‘hung parliament!’
For the first time the major parties were challenged with new discussion and possibilities by two wise men and an eccentric country bumpkin (left over from another era, bless Bob for his compassion and commitment to his farmers!)
INDEPENDENT VOICES AND CARING ABOUT PROCESS
It could be said old paradigms were being broken down and what was actually happening was patriarchy was being dismantled! INDEPENDENT VOICES were being heard! Ironically by good men who clearly CARED ABOUT THE PROCESS! Goddess willing may the Greens step up and find their voice in the House of Parliament after September 07th 2013. Clearly, a need and generation care about the earth as well as their SM presence. These generations are NOW shaping the world rightly wrongly they are not engaged in old media or traditional vote grabbing.
They are NOT that interested in Karaoke fundraisers or power plays budget deficits meet and greet at Penrith Station! They are co-working crowd funding and kick-starters, we are so not into the past paradigm of patriarchy
INTERDEPENDENCE CROWDFUNDING IS THE NEW WAY FORWARD
Gough’s grandchildren are doing for themselves we are bold beautiful empowered and confident. We are natural crowd funders’ kick-starters independent thinkers. We are the curve shapers we are moving forward and we do take ALL our people with US!
Don’t ask what a curve shaper, crowd funder or a Kickstarter project has done for one, ask what one is doing for a curve shaper a crowd funder or a Curve Shaper.