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" We are captivated by the hollow stagecraft of political theatre, as we are ruthlessly stripped of power. It is smoke and mirrors, tricks and con games. We are being had...we cannot differentiate between illusion and reality"
"Climate change is not a future problem for wise statesmen to patiently work to avert. It's a right now, present tense, capital-E Emergency."* Random thoughts is a weekly attempt to use the words and thoughts of others to illuminate aspects of contemporary life here in Australia and Western Australia.
"We would rather be ruined than changed;
We would rather die in our dread
Than climb the cross of the moment
And let our illusions die"
W.H. Auden, The Age of Anxiety