photos by Sebastian CostanzoThe game between undefeated Geelong and Collingwood lived up to expectations as I braved the MCG’s sharp winds with 81,600 fans last night.

What a great result for the mighty Cats!

Committed Magpie, Cat, and non-aligned supporters were connected as one by the intensity of the final quarter.

I leapt from my seat, arms akimbo, as Joel Selwood shot that incredible handpass across to Stevie J standing a metre out from the goal line, ready to toe-poke the ball through.

Beer and circuses? Nonsense! ‘Aussie Rules’ is a phenomenal remnant piece of the social fabric at which the huns have been tearing.

As the plutocrats rip and tear at the social tapestry, the holes grow: ravaged resources and environment; failing economies; lack of job opportunities; impossible debt and excessive gambling; inadequate time for friends, family, study and hobbies; scant funding for education, health, social welfare and public infrastructure .…

The social network connects us as never before, not unlike the electricity and intensity of that crowd at the football last night. Slowly but surely, we are beginning to use this network to call the powers-that-be to account for their ravages.

These faltering efforts will grow. Eventually they will bear fruit.