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General News · 24th October 2019
Gabriel Dinim
Is civilisation an essential service?
Is the essential service, the First Responder who is at your side, 5 minutes after you swerved to avoid the deer, as you rushed to work or the ferry?
Is the essential service the civilisation that enables the web of interactions that lead the First Responder to your side?
Is the essential service the pension you receive, and the institutions who deliver it?
Is the essential service the civilisation that keeps young people coming into the labour market, every generation, to keep funding your pension?

If you have to pick one image for civilisation, is it a picture of a few friends around a dinner table or is it a picture of a diverse community feasting in a Hall owned by that community and managed by its members.

If your picture of civilisation is a black and white image of a paved road and an ambulance on stand-by, you need no one but the ambulance attendant, the paving crew, and the internet. (Well maybe the tip money for your next cruise, with money safely sheltered from taxation by sharp accountants, sharper politicians and blessed by its-mine ideology.)

Children around a dinner table with family and friends experience the bonding of a family, children participating with their family, at an event in a community hall, experience the bonding of their family with the community of other families around them.
This is where children experience at an emotional and intellectual level the harmony and creative power of a community of humans motivated by good will.
This is where children first experience collective good will among people that they recognise.
From the roar of the Lip Synch to exercises in democracy, adults bond with each other and children bond with their communities in Community Halls.
This is civilisation and it is the essential service, that, at heart, underpins every other one.

Vote Yes for the First Responders.
Vote Yes for the Community Halls where First Responders experienced the value of community spirit