126th on the CIA list for population
16th on the Medal list . . . :)
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;
Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o’er life’s solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.
I feel so sad, yeah right, for young people today. I guess people felt sad about me as a 21 year old back in 1964 as I left for Australia with ideas of my OS but didn't return for 43 years :) Money rules, Money fools! I never did it for the money but for the adventure and that is what my life has been. Why didn't I return after a couple of years? What was there in NZ in the 60's? Not a lot. What is there in NZ for a young person today? Not a lot. We live in a land that we have fucked. We live in a society that is sick. There is no leadership, no vitality apart from the Greens. I look around the Wairarapa at the divisive groups that control and kill. I look at the drunkedness on Lambton Quay. I look at the so called financial geniuses that have ripped kiwis for years. I look at the Elam educated who control the Art world. The keepers of the gate are killing this country continually, have been for well over a century. We need healthy rebellion, away from the pursuit of money. Moving to Australia is simply running away. I know, that is what I did. But now I am back and have MND only to find the Ministry of Health controlling my creativity. We are a mini fascist society, it's a hang over from Westminster, time for a serious change of direction. First we need a simple but inspiring Bill of Rights based on the Treaty and as well as a legal and binding Constitution, which we do not have today. Will those who leave, please leave the light on for those who stay :)
1.000.000 did not vote, 1/3rd . . . now put that into all your equations. who didn't and why? all those who have moved to OZ, anyone with a brain or a passion would go further aka the US, where real talent is embraced big time. So why not put our thoughts toward a compulsory vote. At birth, in Aotearoa, we get given a # this remains with us all our life. It's our registration plate so to speak. I remember in OZ before I discovered I was actually born with a brain :) I was fined 10 or 25 pounds for not voting. Think about it, 25.000.000 that would get our Constitution finally finished, create aFlag and create a republic. Now we are talking. All these maybe, could be, shoulda be, hypotheticals don't produce creative anything.