Recovery

  

"I don't know if this "Brindle Style" is not the worst case of cultural appropriation in the history of man and European culture. "  - Oscar Wilde. 

 

EUREKA STOCKADE!! 1851 to December 3 1854.
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Turns out that it was the "Australian" who needed RECOGNITION.

 

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 B.S. stands for Brindle Style by Mario Tonks   


Brindle Style:  This SUMMER we're on Jagera Country.  Near the famous MUSGRAVE PARK!  Near Mt Coot tha. Some MIGHTY POWERFUL COUNTRY it is TOO, believe you me. 

And BIG! Big ORIGINAL Land. Holding it's Originality, because of it's size?  Going deep in PLACE, makes for Big Minds and big ideas.  It's Bloody Huge, with Big mountains and a few smaller ones. And Islands and heaps of RIVER...
 
Boorloo -Nyoongar Country Perth is Big Enough - it takes decades and generations to begin to comprehend. It has "the hill of the spiders" where you can see a long way.  Also known as Kings Park - or do we stay with Queens Park for ol' Wikitoria? Standing there with her canons at the War Memorial. HakaForLife.org 

Yes. Brindle Style is in BrisVegas this SUMMER. 
   
In KINGSLAND? Or do we say Queensland for ol' Wikitoria?   Standing there outside the ol' TREASURY!
 
In the shadow of the NEW 'Treasury.' The shiny towers of a New CASINO.  To be run by STAR Entertainment Group? Who's Sydney operation saw them get called out around accusations to do with money Laundering?
 
B.S. stands for Brindle Style - Mario Tonks

   

S stands for - STANDS FOR.

Smart, savvy, sophisticated.

 

Cream of the crop young people.

Well educated, well travelled in the wide world.

 

Fed on a diet of tv and internet fiction, there is an assimilated spawn of 'Australia' with no CLUE as to what an "Australian" IS, or what it WAS.

 

GRIST FOR THE MILL!  The powers that be, seem keen to let the gears of industry - and LAW - grind very very slowly.  

 

"WHAT ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN?" said Norma

 

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B.S: What was she was alluding to? What was she was talking about?  

 

A visionary artist with a broad PERSONAL EXPERIENCE of the world and FOLK - sufficient as to ACTUALLY HAVE a World View.

  

The 70 year old Australian outsider and visionary artist NORMA McCarthy had a bee in her bonnet. As usual. And rightfully so.

 

Those charged with 'a duty of care didn't 'give a fuck about HER. Not those on a mission of vocation. Certainly not the vastly overworked, underqualified cheque cashers of northern buraucracy. 

  

Meanwhile, apart from the disappointments.  Norma DELIGHTED to discover the legitimate, unexpected champions -who did give a fuck, in unexpected quarters.  People that did raise her up.  Not the Church.  Not her family or fellow millionaires, not the fellow owning class farmers and pillars of society.

 

The thoughtful fellow travellers, turned out to be people she had been taught to fear or at least to disparage.  First and foremost Aboriginal people.  Yalanji folks encouraged and supported her for years and years and were reciprocated when she was handing out 50 dollar notes - just to see them smile.  Japanese fallas. Homeless fallas. Lesbians, and leftists. Irish larrikins.  Hooligans. Youth roaming about - all lost in the unfathomable.  Haha - you know who you are!

 

A decade later this observation and conversation about a disappearing 'Australia' makes more and more sense every day and with each passing year.  

  

It pairs up with the practises and priorites of The Business Council of Australia; also with the NO - and the Yes and with tarnished yarns about "ReCOGNITION" and reconciliation. - Except it' turns out that it was actually the "Australian" who needed RECOGNITION and validation.  

 

It is/was the no longer required, working class - who needed to re-examine value and values. Presented stories and presence in the stories. Cultural identity through REPRESENTATIVE CULTURE.  

 

AND NOT in the led around by the nose can't smell the stink of dead ideas- TRUMPETTE Way either!  Damn it if that is not a multifaceted conundrum!  All the old biddies swooning over America like flies round the compost.  

 

It'd be amusing how commercially driven pseudo culture - feeds the unconscious on a diet as bad as the shit they call food - except that it's NOT.  What that IS - is the win win scenario of a machine that doesn't care to take on the subtlety of enlivened senses and sense making.

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AUSTRALIA?  COMMON WEALTH?

 

"That was a CON!! - An' I don't mean CON-VICT"

 

You mob were transported 'cause slavery was illegal.

  


So went a larrikin conversation.

A fairly amusing argument with a fairly argumentative Australian.

  

I coulda said "Yeah yeah the N.T Intervention was a warm up. THE GLOBALISM OF YOUR GENERATION IS ON STEROIDS and it's came for your grandkids, intergenerationally. While you were out to lunch.  Through television first and then thre interwebs."

 

 

dreams.jpgGlobal capital computerised doesn't know.  Or care, whether you're black, white or brindle. The multinational corporations Australians spoke about during the 1980s and 90s. 
 
Globalism, became Transnational Economics.

Complexity is fixed at the flick of a switch. The new imported information and technological systems. Structurally. Through how it prioritises EDUCATION and HOW AND WHAT LAWS "WE" WRITE. Theoretically the LAW is appropriate to the CONTEXT.

 

 BUT WE'RE NOT AMERICA - there's two HUNDRED YEARS OF stupid B.S that is utterly irrelevant here.  To be fair, Australia's premier visionary and Outsider Artists are more than listening - we're WATCHING.  Always.

   

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Fortunately there remains within our communties the stories of solidarity, comradeship and fellowship that are a natural result of fallas living and working TOGETHER. Black, White and Brindle.  Shared stories. Working class stories. - Maria Lesley Tonks (Aotearoa)

 

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Australians as individuals need to reExamine and reCognise our OWN IDENTITY. NOT EVERY AUSTRALIAN is a racist dog by the 1960s and 1970s

 

Not even in the regional areas like #Mareeba. Even in places that voted NO in the 1967 referendum to end policies of assimilationism.  Even in Western Australia over 80% of the population voted YES to what is essentially 'recognition'

 

#FreeAssange WE GOTTA KOWTOW to a foreign system?  That's madness and it's on a par with failing to move along ABORIGINAL LANDRIGHTS.  

 

Let's Get Real About Education, Innovation, Productivity, Creativity and Employment. 

 

A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: It is an amazing time for the creative industry sector  and AN AMAZING TIME FOR US. BRINDLE STYLE IS CELEBRATING TWENTY YEARS OF NEW-MEDIA PRODUCTION AND RESEARCH. REMAINING UNFUNDED, UNAFFILIATED and 100% UNPROFESSIONAL for two decades and REACHING millions of people. 

 

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LET'S GET REAL ABOUT EDUCATION, INNOVATION, PRODUCTIVITY, CREATIVITY & EMPLOYMENT.  SOCIAL INNOVATION DIALOGUE AND CULTURAL MAPPING - A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION. 

   

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"The people who do not cultivate their memory will never be able to construct their own history and will lack independence and sovereignty. They will not be able to interpret their past, confront the present or project their future." - Tupac Amaru II (1738 -1781) A leader in the Peruvian struggle for independence.

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Millions of ordinary people were written out of their own history - by consolidated media ownership and pseudoculture. The disappearing Australian wandered off into the sunset - hand in hand with the Labour Party without a YOU.  Australia died with the Whitlam.  You just couldn't tell something had changed because Royal weddings were still on tele and the cover of the now defunct Australian Women's Weekly.  (Gentrification in the form of America's "Better Homes and Gardens" now takes the crown of biggest selling magazine in Australia)

   

The Disappearing Australian, wandered off into the sunset, hand in hand with the Labour Party!  In both Australia and in England.  Haha - the disappearance of ENGLAND ? Well that is a story one for another day.  RECOVERING AUSTRALIA. 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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