What if we have accidentally shifted the planet… AND THE MAGMA IS STILL MOVING?
Welcome to the world of Nicholas Jakari… Poet, actor, sometime economist: and travelling storyteller.
This site will eventually be the home for all my work. For the present it is the home of “The Jonker Memorandum”. [pronounced "Yonka"]
The Jonker Memorandum is what i call a bedtime story. Since [where i live] few people seem to read anymore, i have decided that i shall read the world a bedtime story.
Back in ’98 i had a bad thought following a series of ‘tit for tat’ “Nuke” tests, carried out between India [Grimdeer] and Pakistan [Grabbistan]. My Thought? [as you may already have noted]: “What if we have accidentally shifted the planet… through disrupting its internal rhythms… and the magma just keeps moving?” I called this ‘disruption’ “The Ringing”. Events since 1998: a clutter of tsunamis, earthquakes, climate change and abnormal weather patterns seem to echo my bad thought.
The resulting story is thus Part 3 of a series of tales set against the background of the [so-called] ‘Mzansian Revolution’ in the southern part of Afrika, where i live. Parts 1 and 2 are respectively “The Buffalo Hunters” and the “The Ashanti Raider”, both of which will become available in 2014 off this site in digital form… as will the text of the ‘Jonker’.
This tale: “The Jonker” involves a series of themes that relate to what is happening on our planet right now: the financial meltdown and gender violence amongst others, and, as part of the story, presents a series of arguments relevant to the following ideas:-…
What if women eventually rebel against an [apparently threatened] world of male dominance? What if there is a way to solve the world’s financial circumstances that involves a reinterpretation of the world as we now know it to be… as it becomes the world of the new ‘Knowledge economy’?
And what if all this is wrapped up inside a cool adventure story: “The Jonker Memorandum”.
And then: What if my story helps to change the [human] world into the better place it wishes to be?
Listen and decide for yourself … and understand that the story takes about 86 episodes from start to finish: and it would help to have a reasonably long attention span: because everything that happens is of relevance.
For new listeners: click on ‘Podcast’ to go to the “Jonker Memorandum” storypage. All episodes appear down a vertical line: you simply scroll on and on, from 1 to the end. There is no accompanying text, beyond a bald intro’ to the episode [episode 1 is the exception: see further ref to this]. At some stage in your listening pleasure, i would be pleased to receive a donation from you, the listener
Only a small contribution, for all this tale of intrigue and curiosity? Isn’t that unusual?
So: Thank you for listening and may this tale intrigue you as it has others.