I was mulling over some thoughts in preparation for a debate post that’s been sneaking around my head for a couple of weeks and I decided I needed a little research to strengthen my post. Whilst researching news websites, it quickly became apparent that my original debate post wasn’t going to happen because there’s oh so much sharable stuff during the week.
Whilst important issues like the current financial crisis catch headlines, it’s difficult to ignore the fact that we’ve apparently nearly reached the real apocalypse despite the CDC formally assuring us the zombies are yet to rise, although it seems things may have already begun (albeit briefly) down in Brazil.
Moreover, with deadly threesomes and cyborg cats dominating the airwaves, there is an unprecedented lack of news surrounding Lara Bingle’s latest bodily function or fashion move. What is the world coming to?
To top it off, I’ve just learned that the internet troll himself, Mr Trololo, died this week.
But what’s piqued my interest at the moment is Australia’s place on the world stage. We want to talk big, walk big and punch above our weight. We also want to maintain close ties to everyone (except perhaps the British monarchy) but are being warned that we may have to choose between China and the USA as our biggest ally (although this particular article eludes me. Have a nice alternative WWF logo as compensation. It’s kind of Chinese and kind of American at the same time).
But however much we want to make our mark in the global community, digging in the file I hereby dub “Secret Government Stuff” shows where we really stand. Whilst Wikileaks gives clandestine chappies across the globe a severe case of sweaty palms and it comes out that apparently the USA is responsible for the Stuxnet virus – one of the worst computer viruses conceived to date – our biggest, darkest secret seems to be a wild population of yowies roaming west of Sydney.
Where do you think Australia does, and more importantly should, sit in the global community?
Failing that, it’s Friday! So what made the news this week on Planet You?