Society is formed by the suppression of tribal rivalry either through homogenous means or through continual jockeying for supremacy. As we speak modern society, Oz style, is dessicated (due to the break down in familial ties), except for pockets of like racial background on their way to intergration into our what???

OK, we disarmed the failsafe and are about to be thrown into (who knows for how long) a Liberal wet dream.

It is the ‘New World Order’, get over it. Like, no, no we wont allow human cloning (bullshit , he says under an exagerrated cough). Social and genetic engineering are the key to global ‘likeness’. Until the 20th century occurred our forebears lived for ever under the rule of sword, the chattels of warlords or a ruling upper class to be used as beasts of burden, cannon fodder and grist for the mill. Are we going to allow ourselves to be pushed back to these dark ages?

When I was young the Ananda Marga blew up the Sydney Hilton and Russell Sstreet was blown apart by criminals. There have been many more explosions and gangland fires, but generally speaking, till all this global paranoia set in we were the most balanced and safe western nation on the planet. Even now a couple of bombs here al a Bali would do nothing but steel our consciousness and awaken a frustrated warrior subculture. We are who we are!

We will have to put up with a couple of years of grief till we can realize the restructure of our political landscape in the form of a republic, but why not have a close look at the whole caper. Really, if you have ever watched ‘Order in the House’ (Parliamentry Question Time) you will know what I mean.


Serves, what a whimsical word.And when you think about it, to change our direction most of the expense would be in changing all the stationery! Yes it is the paperwork that will be the constant in any major shift of consciousness whether it be by force or by our own realisation of national identity.

Sedition my arse, do you really thinkour Government has undervalued the response if they start shooting at groups of citizens. We will need to have control over ourselves – remember the Phillipines, passionate non-violent revolution. I reckon feeding us newsreels of U.S. law enforcercers running down traffic violators and the unbridled use of firearms on their citizens is an attempt to soften us up for what the future could hold for us here.

I would like to see superfluous, inflammatory “news” be left to the pay TV channels and specialist news programmes instead of regular updates on the latest gruesome event splattered into our minds at any given time of the day. This irresponsible fear mongering goes a long way to the root of public fear and paranoia; that is its repetitive nature that does the damage.

We are fortunate souls living in this land, we still have a chance to get it right. Plenty of things have to happen here if we are going to survive as a society, and all of this has to be done by you…

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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