Urban fringes of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth are particularly stretched due to the population boom
OP by #Jusro;
The crucial base of all societies, upon which they are, or are not, efficient, that-is upon which all Citizens, are or are not living economic, and prosperous, lives.
Depending upon how sensibly designed and built the infrastructure is, communities, regional and city, will or will not be sustainable.
Today, perhaps centuries after “the science” first found that the ‘modern’ industrialized world was following a route of growth etc which was not at all sustainable, “the secrets are OUT!”
Hence the Rise of “Popular Dissidentism”, or grammatically-better, “Popular Dissent”, with the far better informed ‘next generations’ from as young as 5, 6, 7 years of age thru to we ‘oldies’, learning about what the big corp hidden agendas have been, perhaps also for centuries, of building ridiculous and maximally-inefficient cities, with similarly inefficient surrounding rural communities over which the absolutely spoiled ‘brattocrats’ can laud it, and maintain the selfish delusions of their “born to fool” I mean “born to rule” classholes. (Or do I?)
And, “infrastructure” is key amongst the MASSIVE FAIL that seems more every day, to be our fabulous, modern, hi-tech everything, trendoid societies.
However, NOT to be dissuaded, or guided to actually think, our cultural ‘experts’ from the aloof, big salary, #FORPROFIT tertiary (and religiously loyal) colleges, keep on pumping up (!) rubbish postulations as to how we all need to follow their ‘professional’ leads, into the big global DITCH.
As the 1970s saying went “One nuclear bomb can really fuck your day!”
And all your plans for a picnic, down the big infrastructure highway, NO! the big infrastructure TOLL-way, if you please pay-pay-PAY, to get there?
Without bothering to pick this article, or any interviewed commentors’ comments apart, what is obvious to me, is that they are all “steady-as-she-goes”, off the edge of all sustainable social, economic systems.
Throwing MORE PUBLIC FUNDS at the dying and terminally insufficient Victorian, Australian or global systems of infrastructure is a certain death wish.
As if ‘the system-slash-systems’ ‘they’, the big expert ‘they’s’, from the world-upstairs, are alleged ‘experts’ in, are absolutely fine, will function perfectly well, until the end of time.
If, as is the case, and why this AU$600bn is assessed as necessary, our infrastructure needs major increases in cement and investment, the proposals go nowhere near to building what our burgeoning human populations will need in coming decades, let alone centuries.
As if…, there are absolutely no problems with what we and our predecessors have invented, dreamed-up in our claret-soaked hours, designed, stolen trillions of the PUBLIC’s funds to build, and thereafter, in our hyper-bloated egotrips have ensured the least efficient cities, societies and har-har-har, ‘civilizations’, all of our efforts and delusions which will, exactly as our christianated programming has hypnotized us to “BELIEVE!” see us “SAVED!”, on the best acres of spoiled brattocratic retirement.
Derrr? NOT….! If the rising Popular Dissidents ride onto your luxurious rural patches first!
But please, spoiled college experts, don’t take that as a threat, nor as a guarantee, that your retirements may not be so self-assured safe.
If there is one thing we must NOT keep-on-keeping-on doing, from now on, ALL THINGS and ecological affairs, CONSIDERED, is to assume those ageing, and all-up dangerously bad, “infrastructural designs and projects” are sound, and will satiate all needs and demands into the unforeseeable future, short and long term.
[EDIT; This article suggests that spending billions on what is basically updates of the old structures will fix all infrastructure woes.
What it fails in, (imo), is accepting that much more than updating ageing concrete and or roadways is necessary, and that the whole fundamental layout of every area of how humans now get around, work, play, rest and commute, is totally …. well …., ‘prehistoric’, metaphorically. Right down to how we spread ourselves in residential, business, industrial, agricurltural and other regions, and ways.
To the extent of …. IF??? …. we’re serious…, completely abandoning our spoils of private cars, so that in future, THEIR streets, roads, highways, tollways, bridges and ‘Chunnels’, etc will be gone from all landscapes, country and city.
So everything we automatically think of when we hear the word “infrasctructure”, will be massively different to what exists now.]
I do believe, that the accused ‘experts’ have not the programmed minds enough to step outside of the systems they so love messing with, and keeping pretty-dangerously-the-same, to see, especially using THE SCIENCE, that those systems are steering the species, and the planet to an early doooom!
Maybe it’s not an early doooom? Maybe their high-paying deity has always deemed it thus, that no matter how Impartial Intelligence might know better, we fallen nutjobs with huge merit-free salaries and life-tenures in comfy college wooded suites, have always been destined to FUCK EVERYTHING, with their, aloof, arrogant, narcissistically-enforced ideals of what tickles their jolly-sticks most?
Maybe? Maybe NOT!
As the #ExctinctionRebellion Champions, and every #Dissident before them, in the #OccupyWallStreet, #Anonymous, #Greens, #Anarchist, #Atheist and every other THINKING Organization as have evolved above the soup of mainstream ‘expert-designed’ disaster knows, “it’s the system”, of staid, paid-for, partial and always FORPROFIT designs, of how masses of us are expected to live, which are the deadly enemies of future generations.
Personally, I much prefer a system of “OUT-frastructure”. Where I at least, am free to GET THE FUCK OUT of the oppressive, terminal ‘infrastructures’ of our modern ways of fooling ourselves, AND OUR KIDS, that, as a certain deluded ‘mother-figure’ dispelled all my questions with; “Don’t you worry about a thing, dear. It will all work out in the end. I know what I’m doing!”
Etc, etc, raah-blaah-bullshit!
Sayin’…, a deadly minimum of today’s ‘infrastructure’ is actually sane, or sustainable, thru into the future.
It’s painfully obvious to me at least, that none of the alleged ‘experts’ in this article, have the faculties to step right back and look at the overall picture-slash-pictures, of what has been built since the earliest ‘civilizations’, thru the endless awry paths of more infrastructure, our ‘lost tribes’ have staggered down, ‘since the fall’, to what they, the experts, are left with, and must negotiate new and updated designs for, thru to what will be left for the future generations.
NOT, their fault, of course. “It’s a CULTURAL thaing”.
Ancient, hypnotic, in it’s lures, temptations, confidence-pills, and certainties of those dreams of pleasant acres thru retirement.
As long as no-one rocks the boat! NO-ONE!
“Steady as she goes!” down the shithole of planecide, because we’ve built trillions of tonnes of shit infrastructure on her, our once, precious and, har-har-har, “Virgin”, Mother Eartha!
(Have another glass of sherry, or scotch, or gin! MORE PILLS!)
Aside from the ignorant over-concentration of cement and other heavy materials into the smallest patches of FORPROFIT real estate speculators’ bonanzas, ie., “cities”, the overall effects are the deadliest systems possible.
The imbalances forced upon everyone, will be our collective doooom.
All of those causes, running on, riding on, driving on, working on, in and under the totally uneconomic, totally impractical, totally unsustainable models of modern, infrastructure.
Building more of the same deadly structures on top of what has simply evolved since the first dad was booted out of the cave, hoping, no matter how magically-thought-out the publicity and political speeches are, does not do the world any good at all.
But….? Ho-humm? What can we do about it?
How about…, “THINK”?
To me, having had about 40 solitary years to try to think, about what thinking is, to me, thinking is…, full of variables…, all having their place, I guess?
There’s thinking for oneself, for one’s own personal best interests. Totally justifiable!
And, at the opposite end of the “thinks’ spectrum”, there’s “thinking for the group”.
While maybe both spectral ends of the thinking frequency band insist their ways are the only true ways, etc, they are, in the proper frames of mind, able to exist harmoniously, with no conflict of interest, etc.
“Philosophical” keeps popping in here, which, with it’s root meaning, “Love of Wisdom”, goes to notions mocked to dust by the moderns, of our spoiled world.
Maybe Wisdom automatically infers Impartiality?
Where we make it our chief practice to step back, and stay back, so we can always see the full picture, of our own best self-interests, but, so our own don’t conflict or cause trouble for others’, self-interests?
Having not had any social life, for at least three decades, but likely in reality for all of my 64 years, so regularly looking in to these machinations of mind, the Impartial perspective seems to be the best.
And possible, in, and for, all situations.
I venture to say that most all Truly Indigenous Nations did actually, quite naturally “think”, in that Impartial Way, such that it was never an issue, between a ‘me-generation’ and the Tribe, Community or Nation’s Elders, Et Al.
Ways, Traditions, Customs and their whole Cultures, maybe, were so oriented around Harmony with the Greater World, that it was autonomic to go thru life without having to think against the system, for one’s own preservation, or for any larger number.
So, any kind of infrastructures they saw a need for remained 100%, and likely several-100% in harmony with the planet’s ecosystems, etc.
“…. several-100% in harmony ….” meaning that if they did see the need to build, it was as likely advantageous for the bigger world, instead of what we see more and more today, of ‘modern, expert-designed’ infrastructure only adding to our and to the planet’s inefficiencies, uneconomics, chaos and overall demise.
But sheet? The FORPROFITS are laughing all the way to the big realty ditch!
The growing Collectives of “Popular Dissidents” (and must be added, from “the Left”, and from “the Right”), are closer to seeing the same disasters in the making, as and in how I see them.
Accepting all the huge structures modern cities are seeing boom up, without having any thoughts of doubt as to “where it’s all taking us”, etc., is probably a very unhealthy condition to hold to.
But, once more, being paid to blind oneself to such conditionally-terrifying ways of looking at and thinking of the world, is the most popular plague-of-mind amongst the for-profiteers in big corps tower-offices, thru mainstream colleges, in most media, in all city, outer-urban and regional FOR-PROFIT industries and thus, thru the lame, over-consuming masses.
They, are why, allegedly, we need leaders.
But, as came to mind a day or two ago,
“It’s not our leaders, who are the problem. It’s the followers!”
However, “leaders of industry”, are rarely not followers too, of the worst ideals, policies and regimes.
And, as recent elections have been terrifying the mainstream “political classes” with, a bigger-than-ever Mass of Voters too, see and reject ‘their leaders’, in politics and I’d guess, in their industries too.
I do wonder if the reported, alleged, falls in retail sales, etc, are not another result of the sheeple waking up to the hoodwinking that their ‘leaders’, not only in politics, but of the FORPROFIT consumer-products, markets and whole anti-natural-environment industries too, most of all, in truth, have been…, ‘winking’…, at them, since the first snake-oil seller rented a stall in a marketplace?
“Infrastructure”, needs a complete make-over.
Complete! From “The Grassroots” up!
From the least central, least centralized institutions, chambers, offices, executives.
To, the most LOCAL Administrations, who, “on-the-ground”, deal with and see all the results of some massive for-profit infrastructural venture they are appointed to manage the throngs thru, over or around, but always in the end, under.
And, reviewing the whole network and system as has evolved, all of which has been perhaps the most pernicious of all, of blind, power-mad centralization of all power and authority, like a mad “JESUS IS THE ONE AND ONLY KING!” christian cult, means totally rethinking the networks we all need and cannot not use to, (over there in Utopia), simply and ho-ho-ho, economically, get thru our days, if not daze.
And the word is…, “#DECENTRALIZATION”!
The necessary inclusions of Decentralization flow thru everything, to where we ‘work’, to what ‘work’ is, and needs most harmoniously to be, IF WE ARE TO SURVIVE, perpetually, naturally, into our hour-by-hour lifestyles, habits, customs and such, so that we, humanity, can and do, naturally, “unthinkingly” live, work, laugh, play and die in harmony with the sources of our very existence; planet Earth.
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