Tuesday, January 09, 2007

To blog or not to blog

To blog, or not to blog: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to concentrate all efforts on getting paid work
Else suffer the slings and arrows of Howard's outraged rightwingers and resentful taxpayers

DH is pondering whether to let John Howard and now even Kevin "Et tu" Ruddus have their way with her at last. The idea being that the only arbiter of moral worth in this age is the possession of paid work. Everyone must be out there, sick or well, manufacturing communion wafers or generating reams of paper, or something. From the viewpoint of a truly just god, not the Time-Keeper God of the Protestant Work Ethic, DH is trying to work out whether morally, she is of more value to society as a blogger, a carer, a volunteer and a community facilitator, than as whatever square hole Job Network manages to stuff her into. DH believes that she more than earns that $280 a fortnight she has left after rent in terms of real social value. But perhaps she is deluded. Perhaps she would be better off in some regular group enterprise.


Anonymous said...

Your blog is wonderful. Is it ok to print it and post it to people without internet access? Or is that a copyright breach, or inappropriate? I check your blog every day to see what's new, so keep writing, please....

DH said...

Thank you :-) You are welcome to pass it on as you see fit.