"The major western democracies are moving towards corporatism. Democracy has become a business plan, with a bottom line for every human activity, every dream, every decency, every hope. The main parliamentary parties are now devoted to the same economic policies- socialism for the rich, capitalism for the poor- and the same foreign policy of servility to endless war. This is not democracy. It is to politics what McDonalds is to food."*Random thoughts is a regular attempt to use the words and thoughts of others to illuminate aspects of contemporary life here in Australia and Western Australia.
" Most of the real work on this planet is not done for profit: it’s done at home, for each other, for affection, out of idealism, and it starts with the heroic effort to sustain each helpless human being for all those years before fending for yourself becomes feasible."