by Geoffrey Chia
“In the best tradition of Merlin (who was said to have lived his life backwards in Le Morte d’Arthur), Geoffrey Chia’s articles are being posted in backward chronology. Here is an old lengthy rant written in December 2011, before his various epiphanies in 2012 when he finally realised there was probably no future for humanity and definitely no hope for civilisation, even if all emissions ceased immediately. Hence his mistaken comment at the end of the essay that humanity would not go extinct, now realised to be incorrect. His rage and anger throughout the essay are palpable, written at a time when he thought there was still hope.
He posted his “Brisbane Prostitute” essay to Rachel Nolan, the State Minister for Transport and one of the sponsors of the Brisbane Institute, who forwarded it to the board. From 2012 The Brisbane Institute ceased convening open public meetings and organised meetings only with the corporate establishment. In September 2013 they disbanded, one month before D3SJ had their final meeting.”
McPherson’s initial essay for The Next Step was posted 22 December 2013 and is linked here.
The Next Step: Living Courageously in a World of Transition, a 14-day seminar, 12-25 March 2014, Izabal, Guatemala, Central America.
The Next Step: Living Courageously in a World of Transition, a 7-day seminar, 24-31 May 2014, Moho Creek, Belize, Central America.
The Next Step: Living Courageously in a World of Transition, a 14-day seminar, 12-25 June 2014, Izabal, Guatemala, Central America.