The ‘against’ arguments just don’t make sense: they don’t want gays to have children? Guess what, we’re doing that anyway. The bible is against it? Sure, and pretty much everything else. It will ruin marriage for straight people? Pretty sure that’s already been done. The ‘for’ argument is simple, equal rights and parties are good for mental health! (Plus we’re all bored of talking about it)
I’m annoyed by the illogical and racist emails that I receive from friends whose parents or grandparents came here as so called economic migrants or refugees. Ever since people like Pauline Hanson have come on the scene I’ve seen a change in our culture. I’m sure most Australians don’t want to live in a racist country.
I’m fascinated by moral integrity, greed and art. I also have mixed feelings about didacticism, especially in art. My question stems from a recent ethics forum centred on Art and Ethics where an esteemed ethicist provoked the audience with the statement that the only ethical art was one that instructed or commented on Climate Change (and/or social inequality).
I’m a traveller, and as an Indian, I find travelling beyond India quite challenging due to Visa restrictions. This is a symptom of a larger problem. Till the time there are boundaries, there are going to be conflicts. The direction of history has been towards unification, we have far less independent political sovereignities today in the world than ever in history, but world unification still seems elusive. Is it going to happen anytime soon?
Most of us work because it facilitates us being paid, which affords us the ability to live. Some few people manage to pursue passions, vocations and the like. Others make different valuable contributions to society. What is necessary about working – is there a different model of enough where people can live well and contribute to a collective society without it being reduced to the *need* and *imperative* to have a job and be paid. What if there were other ways?