Dean Cool

is creating Socio-Political Analysis at shutupandreadthis.com

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I'm writing a blog at shutupandreadthis.com
I’m fed-up with the way people are so fierce in defending the status quo when it is clear that political debate and social discourse have stagnated.
No one seems to want to propose a rational solution, and nothing ever changes. Vast swathes of the community are ignored and dismissed because they don’t fit the carefully crafted narrative of the ruling classes. The rich and powerful know that they can hold on to their power as long as they can get their soundbites played on high rotation, because most people don’t have the time to follow every second of the news cycle. My aim is to change minds as I contribute to the zeitgeist, and failing that, question what is being done by governments, leaders, and others in the public eye. I don’t have all the answers, but I have some ideas that I’ll explore here.
There is more to my blog than political and social commentary, you will find the odd story or attempt at satire, I have a passion for writing and this is where I express it. I’ve been writing for five years, including covering the 2016 and 2019 Federal Elections for the AusVotes blog.
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I've started my own blog
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I tell people I'm a writer
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I'm actually a professional writer
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I'm writing a blog at shutupandreadthis.com
I’m fed-up with the way people are so fierce in defending the status quo when it is clear that political debate and social discourse have stagnated.
No one seems to want to propose a rational solution, and nothing ever changes. Vast swathes of the community are ignored and dismissed because they don’t fit the carefully crafted narrative of the ruling classes. The rich and powerful know that they can hold on to their power as long as they can get their soundbites played on high rotation, because most people don’t have the time to follow every second of the news cycle. My aim is to change minds as I contribute to the zeitgeist, and failing that, question what is being done by governments, leaders, and others in the public eye. I don’t have all the answers, but I have some ideas that I’ll explore here.
There is more to my blog than political and social commentary, you will find the odd story or attempt at satire, I have a passion for writing and this is where I express it. I’ve been writing for five years, including covering the 2016 and 2019 Federal Elections for the AusVotes blog.

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I share articles without reading
$1 or more per month
This is the basic support level, there are no benefits for this level, just my gratitude.
I generally read the articles
$3 or more per month
This is the slightly less basic support level, at this level you get my gratitude, and can provide feedback on what you'd like to see on my blog.
I leave Facebook comments on articles
$5 or more per month
This is the intermediate support level, at this level you get my gratitude, and can provide feedback on what you'd like to see on my blog. You also get to take place in monthly polls on an upcoming article.
I write letters to the editor
$10 or more per month
This is the higher support level than the last one, at this level you get my gratitude, the previous rewards, plus you can request ideas for upcoming articles to be voted on in the monthly polls.
I've started my own blog
$25 or more per month
This is the second highest support level, at this level you get my gratitude, the previous rewards, plus you can choose one article I will write for you.
I tell people I'm a writer
$50 or more per month
This is the highest support level, at this level you get my gratitude, the previous rewards, plus you can contact me directly to discuss the direction you'd like the blog to take.
I'm actually a professional writer
$100 or more per month only 5 left
This is the super-secret highest support level, at this level you get my gratitude, the previous rewards, plus you can meet me because apparently you think my writing is good enough to drop $100 a month.