(PhD) African literature, continental philosophy and what I term intellectual shamanism (voluntary madness)If you are fortunate, you go to the limits of your being. This resonates with a warrior mentality: facing death. I'm from Africa, child of colonial civilisation and its emotionally repressive mores, now living in Australia. I've spent my adult life contemplating the issues I raise in my videos, which have to do with war, altered states of consciousness and social status. I'm interested in how gender is constructed through political violence. Contrasts between nature and civilisation preoccupy me. I've also spent a lot of time recovering elements of my shattered mind from the historical past. Join me and discuss philosophy from the perspective of historical immersion.
Hockey’s irresponsibility has reached new heights. Treasury documents prove he is deliberately blowing out deficit and debt to score political points – unnecessarily giving the RBA a capital injection, against the advice of Treasury. Here is the clear advice: ”Institutionally, there have been no recent precedents for the Commonwealth to provide the RBA with a capital injection. To do so could create the perception that the RBA’s viability and capacity to conduct monetary policy was beholden to the government and risk undermining the credibility of the RBA as an operationally independent institution.” Mr Hockey has spent $9 billion for political purposes when a capital injection of that size was neither desirable or requested. http://m.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/swan-took-treasury-advice-not-to-shore-up-rba-fund-20131025-2w7d8.html
Margaret PereiraWe should all our good living conditions while we still can, because soon we’ll be on $8 an hour – just like so many Americans are – and the distribution of wealth will be more skewed than ever.