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Daily review 03/03/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 3rd, 2022 - 17 comments
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  1. Grafton Gully 1

    I like Marama Davidson's speech in Parliament today. Heartfelt and inspiring.

    https://ondemand.parliament.nz/parliament-tv-on-demand/?itemId=223609

  2. Koff 2

    2 years ago in the aftermath of the Black Summer bush fires, there was a lot of debate and hand wringing about just how much climate change had contributed to the 'never before experienced' ferocity of the fires. Now after 'never before experienced' ferocity of the east coast floods there is another load of debate about just how climate change has contributed to them. Unfortunately it seems that public consciousness doesn't last very long and no doubt in a few weeks time, everyone will have forgotten about fires and floods except for the thoughtful minority.

    The upcoming (probably May) federal election is unlikely to be fought over climate change policy as the Coalition doesn't give a shit and Labor is too scared to take a lead. The Greens are principled but because of the basically first post the post system and stranglehold by the Murdoch media empire won't stand a chance of getting more than about 8 to 10% of the vote in the lower house. What more does it take to get people to change how they vote?

  3. Anne 3

    Poor kids. They don't even know what they're doing in Ukraine:

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/captured-russian-soldiers-cry-tell-26367528

    • Hongi Ika 3.1

      According to Stuff Putin is suffering from a Steroid Addiction which is affecting his state of mind.

      • McFlock 3.1.1

        I must confess I didn't regard that with much notice until I was clicking through Stuff and found it was an opinion piece by Gwynne Dyer.

        So I gave it a read. Still a bit meh on the idea, but the guy has been around a while and isn't prone to pearl-clutching or conclusion-leaping. I guess we'll see if Putin drops a tactical nuke anytime soon.

        • Hongi Ika 3.1.1.1

          Hopefully Putin will not be stupid enough to float a Nuclear Device into the Ukraine, however depends on his state of mind, fortunately Hitler didn't have access to nuclear weapons. I hope his physicans are monitoring him closely or it could be all on for young and old.

    • joe90 3.2

      A Ukrainian Australian explains.

      https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1498797424512765953.html

    • Poission 4.1

      And there remains a pressing and urgent need to tackle the deeply underlying social inequalities that have left people vulnerable to exploitation in the first place.

      That has always been the case,the division due to poor policy leaves a sense of betrayal and not belonging for fundamental human rights,such as the ability to buy food and accommodation.These tend to be the root causes that increase instability towards a tipping point.

      "This was the triggering event," says Bar-Yam, "that led to spontaneous wider violence." After five days of rage the damage was estimated to be £200 million ($326 million) and resulted in the arrest of more than 3,000 people. "It makes sense that in the beginning, the people involved were people in need. The violence then cascaded to others, who took advantage of the social disorder for other reasons. Social disorder is contagious."

      As in London, the Novocherkassk riot forty years ago died down as those involved eventually dispersed, sobered up, or found themselves in jail. As the riot population declined, the shared social identity declined with it. But the rioters left behind a physical scar on the urban landscape, evidence of the rage shared by thousands of people during a time of acute environmental stress. However, while the collective violence may have waned, the political meaning of the events remained hotly contested. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev announced that the Soviet rioters in 1962 were nothing more than "antisocial elements who spoil our lives" and condemned them all as "grabbers, loafers, and criminals." British Prime Minister David Cameron would offer nearly identical words. Others, such as The Daily Telegraph's former editor-in-chief Sir Max Hastings, would portray the rioters as little different than Zuckerman's baboons from Monkey Hill, "wild beasts" who "respond only to the instinctive animal impulses."

      https://gizmodo.com/freedom-to-riot-on-the-evolution-of-collective-violenc-5862417

      Parliament was the failure here,its distance from public opinion across a spectrum of underlying issues,and poor communication and delivery of policy issues.

    • Anne 4.2

      And there remains a pressing and urgent need to tackle the deeply underlying social inequalities that have left people vulnerable to exploitation in the first place, as well as the unregulated algorithms of social media. These are the true drivers of the radicalisation threat we see today. The vaccine mandates protests are both the symptom and the mask.

      I know weka has been trying to highlight this aspect of the protest and there were probably others too. It was hard to assimilate because the constant barrage of violence, abuse and harassment of ordinary people trying to go about their business certainly raised my hackles. I was deeply affected by it, probably due to a past bad personal experience of similar – if more covert in nature – behaviour.

      A very good article. Thanks Anker.

  4. Looks like the Ukraine will be Putin's very own Vietnam/Afghanistan ?

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