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If you want to keep a blog that makes the arguments every day against the ravages of capitalism going and keeps alive the flame of democracy and community, make a donation to help cover my costs. And of course keep reading the blog. To donate click here. Keep socialist blog En Passant going. More... (4)

Sprouting sh*t for almost nothing
You can prove my 2 ex-comrades wrong by donating to my blog En Passant at BSB: 062914 Account: 1067 5257, the Commonwealth Bank in Tuggeranong, ACT. More... (12)

My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 18 February. http://sharonfirebrace.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/18-2-14-john-passant-aust-national-university-g20-meeting-age-of-enttilement-engineers-attack-of-austerity-hardship-on-civilians.mp3 (0)

My interview Razor Sharp 11 February 2014
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp this morning. The Royal Commission, car industry and age of entitlement get a lot of the coverage. http://sharonfirebrace.com/2014/02/11/john-passant-aust-national-university-canberra-2/ (0)

Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
Me on 4 February 2014 on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace. http://sharonfirebrace.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/4-2-14-john-passant-aust-national-university-canberra-end-of-the-age-of-entitlement-for-the-needy-but-pandering-to-the-lusts-of-the-greedy.mp3 (0)

Time for a House Un-Australian Activities Committee?
Tony Abbott thinks the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is Un-Australian. I am looking forward to his government setting up the House Un-Australian Activities Committee. (1)

Make Gina Rinehart work for her dole
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Sick kids and paying upfront

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Save Medicare

Demonstrate in defence of Medicare at Sydney Town Hall 1 pm Saturday 4 January (0)

Me on Razor Sharp this morning
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace this morning for Razor Sharp. It happens every Tuesday. http://sharonfirebrace.com/2013/12/03/john-passant-australian-national-university-8/ (0)

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The breath of tomorrow is yours – a poem

The breath of tomorrow is yours
 
I stand with the illusionists
And those who have illusions
Well, those card men and women
Who trick us to waste two dollars
To survive
Not two billion to thrive
 
And the illusioned?
What do we say to them?
That two dollar card games are tricks?
They know this reality
Then how do we explain
That the two billion is the real game?
 
History’s ways wend
Like a river of slow bends
Toxic, full of waste
Upstream, the fresh water floods
Rushing to rid the past
Of filth
In haste we rebuild
Tomorrow, today
 
And then the card sharks
Show their truth
Their arms built strong
Their tongues sleek
And full of El Dorado
We are not weak
 
We are the torrent
That seeks and sends
The ends to build the new
To drive the money lenders
And all the motley, their crew
To the bottom
Of their river
 
Their solid melts
The disillusion has died
As the illusions ride
To join the illusioned
In fantasy writ real
Live, love, feel
 
The day approaches
Silent, steady here, rushing there
And we can broach
The socialism of care
The breath of tomorrow is yours
Illusioned no more
 
 
John Passant 17 August 2017

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