Qui-Gon Jinn: Don't center on your anxieties, Obi-Wan. Keep your concentration here and now, where it belongs.
A thing about these old debates is that they absorb your attention. The past, it seems, may be as addictive as the future. One, however, must try to stay grounded in the present moment, as Qui-Gon said.
Australia is a rich country, but you wouldn’t know it by the news:
"One in every five Australian children has gone hungry in the past 12 months according to a new report, with some even resorting to chewing paper to try to feel full.
"The survey of 1,000 parents commissioned by Foodbank shows 22 per cent of Australian children under the age of 15 live in a household that has run out of food at some stage over the past year."
This is mid-autumn and as the Very Stable Geniuses say, climate change is not happening, but you wouldn’t know it by the weather:
Australia is an independent nation, but you wouldn't know it by the unconditional support Australian pollies obsequiously give to whatever our Yank colonial masters do:
And for all the sanctimonious posturing of our intrepid leaders, our Israeli friends keep murdering Palestinian protesters.