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August 2017



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My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 18 February. (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. (0)

Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
Me on 4 February 2014 on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace. (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

Sick kids and paying upfront


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. (0)

I am not surprised
I think we are being unfair to this Abbott ‘no surprises’ Government. I am not surprised. (0)

Send Barnaby to Indonesia
It is a pity that Barnaby Joyce, a man of tact, diplomacy, nuance and subtlety, isn’t going to Indonesia to fix things up. I know I am disappointed that Barnaby is missing out on this great opportunity, and I am sure the Indonesians feel the same way. [Sarcasm alert.] (0)



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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