Welcome to my regular Friday song/tune day, ladies and gentlemen, where I pick a piece of music that reflects my mood or the times, to share with you.
Goodness, I almost forgot about Friday song day this week. Is it possible that I haven’t thought about anything this week? I shy away from thoughts of the future these days. What does that make me? Sensible? Foolish? Scared? I can’t control my future but I can vote for the candidate or party that I want to represent me over the next three years.
Virginia Woolf wrote in Mrs Dalloway, “It might be possible that the world itself is without meaning.” Others have argued that we give the world meaning through our actions.
Okay, I have been thinking about more than the big one. I’ve been wondering why the Australian PM thinks that an independent integrity and corruption commission duly established through an Act of the Australian parliament would constitute a public autocracy? How can it be a public autocracy if a democratically elected parliament sets the scope and rules of said commission’s operation? I guess it could be if it was merely rubber stamped by a parliament dominated by one party. There’s that. I guess it also says a lot about what a government stands for and against when it doesn’t even allow a federal integrity bill to be considered and debated in parliament. I hope that an integrity commission is a high priority for the next government. Perhaps it is precisely what we need to keep the bastards honest.
Today, I’ve chosen Philip Glass’ Metamorphosis Two for my Friday song day. Enjoy.
Aussies, early voting opens on Monday, 9 May 2022 at designated pre-poll centres. Check out the Australian Electoral Commission’s website for details (www.aec.gov.au). Alternatively, if you are keen for a democracy sausage, polling day is Saturday, 21 May. Be there and have your say on who will be elected.
Take care, everyone.