A Farewell Letter to Scott Morrison

I thought that I should write one last time to you on the marking of your defeat and loss of office. A farewell letter to Scott Morrison on behalf of the nation and myself. I will not be sorry to see the last of your smug, self-satisfied face from my TV screen. Nearly 9 years of your white bread, misogynistic government has been damaging to my own life and Australia’s reputation. Your head in the sand stance on global warming has endangered lives and put back the nation a decade. You have decimated the once broad church of the Liberal Party and led its shift to the irrelevant hard right fringes of Australian political life.

Out Of Touch Australian Media

The results of the recent federal election surprised an out of touch Australian media. The success of the Greens and the Teal tidal wave bowled over a largely conservative media in this country. The ABC has been cowed by 9 years of LNP governments and their threats to gut their organisation. Those who make up the members of the Australian media are largely conservative in their own views and professional behaviour. The Greens were pretty much ignored by the mainstream media in the lead up to this election. The Teal independents were challenged on their status by a media driven by conservative attitudes and strategies.

Why Did God Bother Us?

There we were minding our own business and suddenly folks were hearing voices inside their heads. Why did god bother us? According to the stories you had blokes building bloody big boats and others threatening to murder their own kids, all in the name of some so-called divine source. Human beings had journeyed for billions of years from single cell entities to multicellular, then, to mammals to primates, but of course were not equipped to remember such deep time events. So we made up stories to populate our own shallow-time historical concerns with important people and a god to top it all off with.

Who Will You Vote For on May 21?

The Australian federal election has finally been called for May 21. Who will you vote for on May 21? Aussies are now gearing up to make a big decision. For some it will be a no brainer. For others it will be an unwanted hassle to go where they would rather not bother. The media will move into overdrive with reality TV like coverage of a personality competition at the top of their agenda. Elections soon become beauty contests and tests of personal charisma. The psychology of these races pit one candidate against another in a bid to become a nation’s leader. The disinterested voters generally choose the least offensive or the one who fits their type somewhere in the mist of imprinted archetypal strongmen or women.

Batman Won’t Save Us

Batman would have to be my favourite movie franchise. But Batman won’t save us from war. This collection of stories has progressively mined the darker trenches of the superhero soul. Batman, unlike most other superheroes, is decidedly human. He is not blessed with any supernatural powers only with extreme wealth. This is an iconic hero for our materialistic age. Batman is driven by pain, grief, and a rage for revenge. Criminality has brutally impacted upon his life at an early age.

The Actors On Our Political Stage

Some people were surprised to find out that Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was originally a comedienne/actor. In reality, however, all modern politicians are more actor

Morally Bankrupt Russian Religious Leader Backs Putin’s Invasion

The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow preaches that the invasion of Ukraine is an attack against homosexuality and therefore divinely right. If you want yet another clear-cut example of godless behaviour by a religious leader here it is. Morally bankrupt Russian religious leader backs Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. The stupidity of organised religion and the absence of anything but flawed and deluded human beings within them shines brightly out of this example captured by the media covering world events. Churches aligned with totalitarian regimes are despicable organisations and the individuals within them are equally liable for the heinous acts committed by despots like Putin. It reminds me of the Roman Catholic Church in Rome and Germany during Hitler’s reign in the 1930s and 1940s.

Russians Must Boot Out Putin

Ordinary Russians must boot out Putin and take control of their country. This is the only real solution to the cataclysmic situation the world is

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  • House Therapy – Discover Who You Really Are at Home by Sudha Hamilton is the perfect read for the COVID-19 lockdown.  Stuck at home? Don’t climb the walls contemplate them for your own advantage. We can understand ourselves through analysing aspects of our houses and apartments. Each room in our home can offer insights into who we really are. The content of this ebook is enlightening and often inspiring. Sudha Hamilton includes many examples sourced from some of the greatest writers and thinkers of all time. Dostoevsky, Dickens, Einstein, Harari, Blake, Freud, Jung and Shakespeare are just some of the masterful writers illuminating House Therapy. Includes tips for improving your home and your life. This is great value and an enriching experience for human beings of all ages. 196 pages of information and inspiration for readers of all ages.
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Timid sterile writing adorns so many websites worldwide. What else would eventuate when much of the online content is written by writers who live a long way from their readers, and who have English as a Second Language (ESL). Reading their copy online is often like reading a list of ingredients printed on the back of some supermarket item; deeply uninspiring.

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Australian businesses have an international reputation for always taking the cheaper option over quality. How cheap are you? And is this reflected in the content and copy expressed via your digital presence? My dad always used to say to me, “you get what you pay for in this life son.”

Businesses put their money and trust in SEO firms, who pay as little as possible to their digital copy writers in developing countries. The customers of these businesses have to stumble through stilted prose, as they attempt to decipher the actual message contained within these web pages and posts. The intelligent reader is immediately put off by the disjointed text, poor grammar and semantic misunderstandings. Online content is important, beyond its SEO facility, it represents your company or business. Someone once said that your world is created by your words. Does your website reflect your intelligence? Does your social media presence shine with your own brilliance? Here at Midas Word there are writers who can light up your digital footprint. Don’t make the mistake of undervaluing your online content marketing & copywriting.

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Golfer – The Hands of Time

This story was inspired by a true incident told to me about a relative. A great uncle who had been a local golf professional, now retired and suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, was regularly picked up by police whilst lost and out walking, sometimes late at night. This old chap would give the police putting lessons back at the station, whilst awaiting collection by a family member. The issues of ageing and the game of golf’s broad appeal are presented entwined within this short narrative.

Robert Hamilton is a writer, student of history, and a keen golfer. He is currently working on a collection of short stories, inspired by sport, but also dealing with what it means to be alive; to be titled She’ll Be Right Sport. He lives in hope of breaking 80.

 

History can tell us a lot about right now.

The more I delve into history, through my studies, and in my own reading, I am continually amazed at the relevance of it to current affairs. It is like we, as a race, are fated to repeat ourselves. Some do say that there are only a finite number of stories out there and our worlds are interwoven with these narratives. Language is a symbolic representation of recounted events and we reorder these events to make sense of them; thus creating a story.

It might be your story, involving how you were raised, what your parents were like, when you met your life partner, when you separated from him or her, maybe you didn’t, having children or not, getting older and so on. Alternatively, it may be the story of the Second World War, who started it, who suffered, who was victorious and who was defeated, what were the ramifications. Each story will not be an exact record of events; it will be a version of selected events ordered according to the interpreter. There is no truth, no unquestionable objective reality, in our stories and the stories from history; there is only an interpretation of events.

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Autobiography is no longer, really, considered to be non-fiction, likewise memoirs, they are the stories we tell others about ourselves and aspects of our lives. As readers and human beings, generally, we love to read stories; to share a journey. The fact that these stories are not exact recordings of lives in real time does not bother us; we prefer the director’s cut, as it is usually far more interesting. Most of us tell stories about ourselves, at various times, recounting stressful events from the safe shores of memory. Often terrible, climactic occurrences become hilarious anecdotes when shared with family and friends. Our stories, when told, become a release valve for escaping pressure; anxieties loosen their hold.

History’s identities are most often long dead and so their stories cannot ease their psychic burdens, but culturally they can have a similar affect upon us, their descendants. Which is why it is important that we continue to seek to unravel the events of the past, using technologies and methodologies to inch ever closer to some approximation of what actually occurred. History is most often told by the victors and the generations that come after them. It is their version of events we are handed down and told, “it is the gospel truth.” Later comes the processes of revisionism and historians are most often at the forefront of that. Then the new views may filter into the arts, as in the case of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and how we now see Thomas More.

We love to learn things from stories, as the King James Bible proves, when all those allegorical stories were translated into the King ’s English by scholars and poets from Oxford and Cambridge; borrowing heavily from Tyndale’s earlier masterly effort, for which he was burned alive for.

My new book of Essays on Ancient History is now available on Amazon Kindle. If you have an interest in the stories which underpin our lives, the ancient events from the Greek, Roman and Hebrew worlds, I recommend you read it.

Robert Hamilton

Foreword to God Is In The Way

I wrote this book out of a sincere desire to see humankind freed from culturally slavish attachments to religious traditions and beliefs, which see us harming each other and failing to acknowledge our own responsibility for the brilliant and the bad in our world. Time to grow up and say we made the our world the way it is; and that we invented our gods to bolster a serious lack of self esteem a very long time ago. Traditions can honour some good things, but they are not a guarantee of always being right; and they can hamper our growth and evolution. Mr Charles Darwin and many scientists before and after him are proof of this statement.

If you have a belief in god, I ask you to have more of a belief in yourself and your own divinity. With great power comes great responsibility; and if we all step forward and take the mantle, we will all bear that responsibility equally. There are serious inequalities in this world, mainly of a material nature, and much of the violence committed is due to this inequality; belief in god is a smokescreen used to fan the flames of self-righteousness when exacting retribution for this entrenched unfairness. We will never come to terms with this situation if we continue to focus on the sayings and doings of ancient gods and their prophets. It is time to mature as human beings, all of us, to stand up and say I am who I am, and this is my decision and my action; not the actions of my ancestors and not the decision of some invisible god.

I hope that you can take ultimate responsibility for who you are; and not hide in the history of who your forebears thought they were.

Robert Hamilton

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