Anglo-centric colonial thinking
Seeps through the convict/cop generations of this land.
The old cultural time warp of Empire.
The homeland advances, changes and redefines itself through action in the world.
The colony, desperately at first, then fading into habit, maintains the conservative paradigm of late 1780’s England.
A stagnant Empire ruled by a madman, at war with Napoleon,
Controlled by arrogant aristocrats of severely limited vision,
With no idea of the storm of resentment growing
Among the powerless and marginalised.
They’ve carried this baggage forward,
Our suburban Protestant fathers,
Our Catholic worker mothers,
Our sisters and our brothers,
In the delusional National cause