David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

13 March 2015

2015 Intergenerational Report

Theatre of the Actors of Regard     


The Proper Goose that Lied the Golden Egg
The Truth Lies  
In the Past     
In the Present  
In the Future   

- poeter  
    2015 Intergenerational Report
                 Authorised by The Government 
                 Spoken by Karl Kruszelnicki

                 But first, this important announcement :
                 Fear of Change? 
                 Try this Unchanged 1955 Advertisement !
Have you seen the Government's TV advertisement for the 2015 intergenerational spin cycle? With the actor 'Ask Dr. Karl' informing us, as if we are five year olds, about the idea of a P-L-A-N and how to pronounce it, this P-L-A-N, this projection, this tricked-up snake-oil sideshow performed to a cast of comatose C-I-T-I-Z-E-N-S. At the end of this ad for the online version, it says Form Your Own View. More about that after these scenes from H-E-R-E

 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something...

 [Puppet Culture Framing System)
After the release of the Report : 
Much criticism. In particular, serious concern that Climate Change is still given so little consideration:
'The Intergenerational Report underestimates climate threat: an open letter to the government signed by Australian environmental and climate scientists' : here            

Before the release of the Report : 
Criticism of the Report in advance of the Report 
- highly recommended : Richard Denniss delivers The 2015 Manning Clark Lecture : listen here
A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something...


Post Script  (15 April 2015) :

Intergenerational report: Dr Karl regrets campaign role and lack of climate focus
Broadcaster Karl Kruszelnicki says he mistakenly ‘thought that it would be an independent, bipartisan, non-political document’