Monday, May 21, 2012
Seeing the Darkness of Neon Lights in Sydney
My view of Sydney when I woke up this morning: My tour of Australia begins today in Sydney
What happened to the trees, the creeks, the rivers, the animals, the plants, the masalai ples... a big city is like a cancer, eating up what makes us human. I can now understand what the Constitutional Fathers might have been referring to when they wrote about THE DARKNESS OF NEON LIGHTS.
Indeed as the aircraft descended into Sydney last night I was shocked at seeing the vast stretches of "lights". I know if I say I wouldn't want to see this happening in PNG, I'd be accused of trying to stop progress. But the price Papua New Guineans will have to bay for such cancerous growth is too much.
Perhaps we need to talk to those Papua New Guineans who've "lost" their land to urbanization and ask them what progress feels like. To every Papua New Guineans, LAND IS LIFE. And whatever you do to your land, you as a Papua New Guinean alter your lifestream for generations to come.