A meeting will be held in Auckland on this day should the Ministry of Men’s Affairs choose to organise it.
Concerned Men can attend the meeting and express their opinions.
Let us know where this is. Venue to be advised.
In the absence of a physical venue, this meeting will be held online. See you all next Saturday.
Updated Saturday 4th November 2017;
The analysis of politics in history records easily enough, the lurching from crisis to crisis, the ‘failures’ and the ‘sucessful’ undertakings, as a matter of opinion, but the critical analysis of the persecutions, the conflicts, and lost possibilities, are usually the consequence of courage and retrospect. They are often not taught but found by those who choose to look.
The observation: ‘This helped destroy a pattern of life without building a new one.’; is no stranger to anthropology.
Following this election, the outpouring on social media suggests there is not only disappointment, but varying levels of anger in the consequences of MMP and the way in which this government has formed.
The initial marketing of the new regime is similar to what we saw in the Clark era, hugging of children, dictates to independent bodies like the Rugby Union to ‘pay the girls too’ and payback to ‘youthquake’ fulfilled with next year’s free education.
Whether the winds of change are strong enough to blow anything larger than a tongue is yet to be seen, but I don’t recall any pictures of politicians hugging homeless men.
There is an opportunity here to consider and reconsider the way we use social media and the way in which we respond to our current social situation.
It would be encouraging to see here today, not only general or specific concerns relevant to the purpose of the site, but also comment on participation in social media, and how this site could make a greater contribution to the social dialogue that is gaining considerable momentum outside of mainstream media.