Like every other organism residing on this spinning speeding and molten centred rock, the Bali Street Dog has changed adapted and evolved to accommodate a perpetually uploaded and rapidly pulsating series of uncertain paradigm scenarios. Survival is a very real and present struggle, life on this inhospitable isolated beautiful blue dot at the back end of an unfathomably endless universe, demands it to be so. Whether we like it, agree or disagree with it, the reality is becoming brutally apparent that we are all connected and interconnected in ways that are uncomfortably inescapable. The internet is a growing reflection of what is a very simple and sure thing, we are certainly not alone on this planet and there is absolutely no escape.
The Bali Street Dog has evolved to be stronger with each generational cycle but as with everything else it is fighting to survive on a smaller and tighter surface. The old are making way for the new and the new are preparing the way for the next and next, on and on into infinity or extinction. That’s the simplicity of complex nature at its most impersonal best, fleetingly impressionable and impressively one eyed in its determination to go on against all odds. There may have been a time when the Bali Street Dog didn’t have to worry about a street filled with every obstacle imaginable, a foreign world that its forbearers would never have survived, let alone envisioned. The Bali Street Dog had the benefit of a consciously unknown past, was not hamstrung by traditional ties and was to some degree the maker of its own future. Now more than ever the human element within its life is a crushing reality, it has always been subjected to the desires and whims of humanities folly; however its very continued existence has become a growing and very noticeable issue.
All over this smaller and smaller world, interconnectedness and interdependency is happening in real and cyber time and the next generation of young Homo sapiens are springing forth to shape the world like never before. Using social media they are organizing creating shaping and demanding change from an old guard, a previous generation that they see as having screwed things up for their own selfish motivations. On Bali a small determined and focused youth are beginning to take back what they believe is culturally their right, a God given treasure that is being tarnished, the Bali Street Dog.
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