DCC, ORFU, ODT and Alan Parsons

This has been going round in my head this morning – something I used to hang-glide to, on my Sony walkman brick, back about 1980.

What goes up, must come down
What must rise, must fall
And what goes on in your life
Is writing on the wall
If all things must fall
Why build a miracle at all
If all things must pass
Even a miracle won’t last
What goes up, must come down
What must stand alone?
And what goes on, in your mind
Is turning into stone
If all things must fall
Why build a miracle at all
If all things must pass
Even a pyramid won’t last

How can you be so sure?
How do you know what the earth will endure?
How can you be so sure?
That the wonders you’ve made in you life
Will be seen
By the millions who’ll follow to visit the site
Of your dream?

What goes up, must come down
What goes round, must come round
What’s been lost, must be found

Why?  I regard the Dunedin Stadium as a pyramid. A total monument to arrogance and ignorance. Bread and circuses, followed by the fiddling and the burning.

The DCC were in an impossible spot last night. That was blackmail, simply the debt without the ORFU being there, outweighing the debt with then still there.

It was well foretold, but not that the readers of our local rag would know. 6 years of total refusal to publish, is how I see it. Sure, I snuck a couple of op-ed’s in, but the reportage (or at least, that which has seen the light of day) is nil.

This saga will continue on, until we collectively realise that it is a symptom of something else, and the previous post (below) is a good appraisal of that underlying ‘something else’. Does it matter? Perhaps not. Debt-forgivemess must cascade at some point, there’s no way the growth in expectation can be underwrit, and it’ll shake global finance as we knew it, to the core. Maybe it’ll get lost as the wave breaks.

What was lost, was the opportunity to apply that (Stadium-building) sort of effort into putting a low-lying City on a sustainable footing.

That, I regard as a criminal failure. So we have blackmail, following false-pretences, I would argue we have theft, and we have failure to inform. The first, can’t happen without the last. Food for thought, media?

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