2022 The Year of Discontent

I had several titles for this article. Top of the list initially was, “Lying Bastards” but that may be insensitive to bastards. Here we are halfway through the first month of the new year and around the world leaders are doubling down on their respective populations with mandates and restrictions that despite being about pandemicContinue reading “2022 The Year of Discontent”

Ironic

Something that has probably been questioned by people who are endowed with a modicum of critical thinking. When did vaccination status override testing negative for covid? Personally, I would be more comfortable with people who tested negative rather than positive, regardless of if they are vaccinated or not. The data and media reports of howContinue reading “Ironic”

Woke Rap

I have a reasonable relationship with my teenage son and as such we have a shared sense of humour. We sometimes collude on frivolous things as it is entertaining. I was dropping him off at school as it was pissing down rain and I had to do the weekly grocery shopping. We started to formulateContinue reading “Woke Rap”

Subversion as a tool

Sun-Tzu outline the principles of subversion around 500BC as it was part of his writings on the art of war. He found that if you had time and patience then you could defeat your enemy without firing a single shot. He detailed these principles as follows. Cover with ridicule all the valid traditions in yourContinue reading “Subversion as a tool”

Antipodean Angst – conclusion

Anyone who writes with conviction does so from the heart and in that they experience a journey of self. It matters little if it is fiction or non-fiction. What matters is the content and the intent of what is written. Writing this essay has taken a journey that spans my entire life and involves researchContinue reading “Antipodean Angst – conclusion”

Vaxx vs Unvaxxed

The push for allowing ‘freedoms’ for fully vaccinated people and denying ‘freedoms’ to those who are unvaccinated is one of the hot topics currently in Australia. It is being promoted by our political class and media, and as with anything to do with the virus it is creating a divide within society and within segmentsContinue reading “Vaxx vs Unvaxxed”

Lockdown Protests

The protests against the lockdowns in Melbourne and Sydney were interesting in a variety of ways. Interesting in the ways that government handled them in comparison to other protests that have been conducted in Australia since the pandemic began in 2020. Also interesting in the way the media covered the protests compared to other protests.Continue reading “Lockdown Protests”