A very Happy Birthday, Thomas… we listened to you (us lucky nations). You helped us get it right.
Nice voice, nice voice…
There was a fantastic documentary (was it the 70s?) which ended with thousands of folk lined up on the coast of North Africa, facing Ceuta and stretching east and west… dressed in all kinds of costumes…
I came across the headline:
Many California residents are trying to conserve water, but it may do little good in the face of population growth.
When I was working in Israel the clever, sensitive actors around me kept asking me: ‘Is Northern Ireland with you, the same as it is with us and the Palestinians?’ Different detail, same problem, I said. ‘But you’re solving it,’ they said, ‘How do we do that?’
My child… will be poor if I can’t afford to give him, or her, a good life.
But why should I expect you – or the state – to bring up my child, when I can’t?
And why should I pay to bring up your child when you can’t?
Jephcott Lecture: The people problem; the danger of human success.
Over-population is the basis of the present global financial crisis as well as the near-starvation condition of a sixth of the world’s people.
For those of you who have not come across him before, Prof. Bartlett has a video viewable online called “the most important video you will ever see”, which is a highly entertaining introduction to the maths of pop. growth.
There are (roughly) two kinds of theatre. One re-writes life to help you face it, put up with, get you through it. The other, tries to tell you what’s there, to open it up, explore it, as it really is.