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Unfolding Catastrophe: Australia. Part Seven: A Signal Derangement.

BY THE AUSTRALIAN autumn of 2020, following straight on from a Christmas of bushfires and extreme loss, the warning signs were clear. An uneducated public makes for easy victims. Australia of 2020 faced not only plummeting educational outcomes and a… Continue Reading →

Unfolding Catastrophe: Australia. Part Five: A Terrible Deceit.

Paula Matthewson, senior reporter with one of the nation’s few mainstream news outlets not behind a paywall, The New Daily, wrote way back in early 2020: “If there’s one clear message to emerge from Australia’s efforts to combat COVID-19 it’s… Continue Reading →

Unfolding Catastrophe: Australia. Part Four: Dangerous To Us.

The first person in Australia to die with COVID was James Kwan, a 78-year-old man from Perth, on 1 March, 2020. He was a passenger on board the cruise ship Ruby Princess. The ship later became infamous as the single… Continue Reading →

Unfolding Catastrophe: Australia. Part Three. The Greatest Mistake In History.

If the geniuses of Australian government weren’t satisfied with all the cautionary voices emerging from some of the world’s most venerable tertiary institutions, they only had to go as far as the Australian National University, to Professor Ramesh Thakur, whose… Continue Reading →

Unfolding Catastrophe: Australia. Speech to Forum organised by the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils.

By John Stapleton Public servants like to talk about “evidence based policy”. Well, where is the evidence that lockdowns work? Australia’s democracy has proved virus thin. There has never been a more politicised and thereby more disastrously mismanaged disease. Eighteen… Continue Reading →

Unfolding Catastrophe: Journalist John Stapleton on the Government’s COVID Response

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog Tensions are high in the Sydney region as the population looks towards its tenth week in lockdown, without any clear understanding of when it will be coming out of the home confinement it’s… Continue Reading →

The Lie at The Heart of Hysteria. Part Two of Unfolding Catastrophe: Australia.

Photography by Dean Sewell. There in that frightened time, Old Alex had believed he was putting his best foot forward, almost as a military instruction, a belief that reason could survive, that democracy, despite all its deformities, was worth saving,… Continue Reading →

Unfolding Catastrophe: Australia. Part One. The First Draft of History.

Photography by Dean Sewell THE THINGS HE REMEMBERED MOST STARKLY from the early months of the Covid Era were empty trains churning through the night, a sense of threat as everything was altered, military helicopters hovering over a deserted Sydney… Continue Reading →

Incomprehensible: Unfolding Catastrophe Part X

He could feel the interest gathering; there to be used and reused and discarded, a threat that could neither be eliminated nor controlled. He was trying to make alliances, there in that place, there in those hours, while his dying… Continue Reading →

Destroying A Nation: Part IX Unfolding Catastrophe

The onslaught of Covid incompetence came at a time when the nation itself was on rocky ground.  Those who would doubt Australia’s democracy were spread far and wide. Trapped in circumstance, Old Alex was reliving his own version of The… Continue Reading →

How To Destroy A Nation: Part VIII Unfolding Catastrophe

Old Alex was alive to the whole End of Days narrative for multiple reasons, including his own childhood. Having grown up in a Christian cult, members of his family were preparing for the end of the world way back in… Continue Reading →

A Ship of Fools: Unfolding Catastrophe Part VII

Very early on in the Covid drama the country’s commentators were straight out of the box slamming the government for mismanagement. There was no rallying behind the flag. From leading independent news site Crikey a story titled Ship of Fools: … Continue Reading →

Barrage: Unfolding Catastrophe Part VI

Alex’s barrage began with a story titled “Covid-19: Pundits Queue to Criticise the Prime Minister” and subtitled “Australia’s Collapsing Democracy: A Deficit of Trust”. OK, warming up.  “Experts have long warned that with the extremely poor quality of government which… Continue Reading →

Sequestered: Unfolding Catastrophe Part V

There was a torrent on the water surface but Old Alex was hidden in the deep matting on the bottom of the sea. That’s the way it felt.  There was a tumultuous effect. There was a spiritual component. There were… Continue Reading →

Nothing More Permanent Than A Temporary Measure

Part IV Unfolding Catastrophe Already by the Australian autumn of 2020, following straight on from a Christmas of bush fires and extreme loss, the warning signs should have been entirely clear to anyone who cared to look.  An uneducated public… Continue Reading →

And So Much More

Unfolding Catastrophe: Part III. Early in the “pandemic”, or “plandemic” as sceptics were already calling it, both mainstream and independent commentators queued to attack Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison, whose mishandling of Covid-19 was likely to be derided by historians… Continue Reading →

Naive Faith: Unfolding Catastrophe Part II

None of it would last, or so Old Alex believed, retaining as he did a naive faith in the natural, healthy scepticism of Australians. Surely none of what was happening made any sense at all. There had been weeks of… Continue Reading →

Prelude: Unfolding Catastrophe Part I

The thing he remembered most starkly about those early months of the so-called “pandemic” were empty trains churning through the night, a sense of dread as everything was altered, military helicopters hovering over an empty Sydney Harbour, empty streets, silent… Continue Reading →

Deserted From Above

Unfolding Catastrophe For days, or was it weeks, he could feel the ships hovering overhead, across time, across space, terraforming as they settled on that picturesque part of the South Coast. There was everything to be said. We have a… Continue Reading →

Unfolding Catastrophe: The Links So Far

PRELUDE: UNFOLDING CATASTROPHE PART ONE NAIVE FAITH: UNFOLDING CATASTROPHE PART TWO AND SO MUCH MORE: UNFOLDING CATASTROPHE PART THREE NOTHING MORE PERMANENT THAN A TEMPORARY MEASURE: UNFOLDING CATASTROPHE PART FOUR SEQUESTERED: UNFOLDING CATASTROPHE PART V BARRAGE: UNFOLDING CATASTROPHE PART VI… Continue Reading →

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