What’s past

… is prologue.

My book concerning fire in the Australian environment, extinction of the megafauna, and Indigenous interaction with the environment in general (and in total opposition to the works of Flannery, Pascoe and Gammage, among others), is available online. https://www.routledge.com/The-Pure-State-of-Nature-Sacred-cows-destructive-myths-and-the-environment/Horton/p/book/9781865081076

All my individual publications in this field (and others) are available free online at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David_Horton9

Also many of my older essays are still available here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/david-horton/28320

Christopher Robin went down with Alice

There was a time

I could sit in

the town square at

midday and see,

passing by, my


going about

their lives, knowing

they, we, were the


creating the

world around us.

These days I see

no one I know

and the world has

moved on to

those of a new


leaving us, me, as

ghostly figures,

not signifying,

tell tale idiots,

watching from sidelines.

So it goes

Every time an expert suggests the slightest change to the way things are done which will benefit the environment or improve the lives of people it will be immediately resisted by business, farming and religious leaders, whose resistance to change will be praised and supported by the Murdoch media and then by right wing politicians, at which point left wing politicians will decide it would be a courageous decision to proceed and pull the plug on the whole idea, ensuring there will be no change until the next expert suggests something.