john’s tiny revolution

  • date: 14 october 2019
  • challenge category: wealth inequality
  • selected tactic: tiny identity correction
  • difficulty rating: tricky
  • current status: completed

poetry slam for john

rebel graeme and rebel chris crashed the weekly meeting of the perth poetry club and read out gina rinehart’s poem ‘our future.’ 

the poetry club had a visiting cello player to accompany each performance, you were asked to give the musician some words to improvise off. we said ‘money’ and ‘mining magnate.’  

the submission:

I think the problem is extremely severe after seeing there is a wide gap between the rich and the poor. As a 23 years old student, I feel I am very lucky to have the opportunity to receive tertiary education. However, there still have a large number of people in the world cannot have sufficient food and water to live their life. The research showed that most of the financial flow is possessed by the rich while only a few owned by the middle class and the poor. This reminds me that the governments and the public still have lots of thing to do. The poor needs more support and opportunity to improve their life quality, which is fairly difficult for them to get compared with the rich.

john, 14.10.19.

the thinking:

what is the idea we are moving forward with?

the discussion noted that sometimes the uber-rich, the 1% of super-wealthy are out of touch with the everyday person.

the discussion rolled around to noting that mining magnate gina rheinhart had once written a poem with advice for the masses. the think-tank proposed sharing this poem with the people. 

impersonating gina rheinhart as she enters poetry slam contest. 

how can we do it?

459 next to the rosemount has a poetry slam.

use her poem as basis to generate text ‘our future’

where does it need to take place?

rosemount hotel. poetry slam.

are there any legal implications to the activity?

amend her name spelling. gina no heart.

use of name. defamation. reputation.

difficulty rating?


tactic: identity correction