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No accountability for proven police misconduct

On Australia Day in 1998, I was the legal observer for the ‘Nude Ain’t Rude’ rally at Belongil Beach.

The fact that all life on Earth has come to the edge of a dead planet means the knowledge built by science is not worth a whit without accompanying will to use it for the well-being of the whole.

In the 21st century in the midst of an environment crisis, demolishing a perfectly good toilet and replacing it with another with less cubicles as happened recently at (Byron Bay’s) Railway Park, can be seen as unconscious and reprehensible use of science.

It is the thinking of a humanity that has lost all connection to its unique conscious ability to be able to function holistically (with regard to the whole). It is the animal need for short-term comfort that is uppermost.

The human ability to develop technologies becomes pathological when it is not accompanied by the human developmental stage of the suspension of gratification.

Using additional electricity for ‘modern’ toilet gizmos knowing that excessive electricity-use contributes to climate change can be seen as a deliberate turning of backs on the ability to notice the long-term that accompanies humanness. It is partial regression to the pre-human condition.

Geoff Dawe, Uki


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