Hayo van der Woude, Mullumbimby
Richard Hil seems lost. From think tank driver to musing about the meaning of love in Mullumbimby (Echo, 5 Aug). Could he be onto something?
Think tanks are echo chambers for experts bred by a system that perpetuates itself. But all people must be involved to re-imagine society.
Let’s not be coy anymore. The whole nation saw that LOVE symbol anyway (Four Corners, 3 Aug).
Let’s kick-start the debate the nation and the planet need us to have.
To be really challenging, how about removing the capital from Capitalism, and replacing it with love?
Corporate rape of the planet is fuelled by lust for ever-growing cash flow.
Pay little or nothing for resources or labour, and ignore collateral damage. That imperative is conducive to ethical failures and crimes.
We must debate the profiteering monetary system that relentlessly demands cash repayments. It is the prime cause of stressful private, business and political instability, easily toppled by a mere virus.
A zero interest currency under government control can lead to an equitable, stable society.
It’s akin to castrating corporate rapists.
Good business concepts can attract private capital or input by many creative means, without fear of foreclosure.
Visualise it as giving capitalism a soul transplant in place of a cold calculator of complex mathematical constructs.
Picture the resultant community capable of finding LOVE, compassion and a meaningful life for each member.