In our latest ‘what-the-hell-is-going-on’ video we dive deep into the mysterious waters lapping outside the official media tent to reveal a parallel universe of thought and intention. The Age newspaper and the broader mainstream media ensemble want us to believe these protests have a hidden, sinister agenda. Maybe they do, but we haven’t seen any evidence of it. If you haven’t been at the protests yourself and want to hear a view from the other side of the discussion, from people who were actually there, we invite you to watch our latest offering.
If you were inspired by the Freedom Keeper who spoke towards the end of the video, here is their website. They have been cancelled from Instagram for telling a different story of wellbeing during Covid. Would you trust a community group working towards community health or Mark Zuckerberg (Instagram owner with a wide array of conflicts of interest)?
And here are some broader questions we have for you in this present moment: What’s going on with political languaging and shame-labelling in Australia right now? Will the othering movement help create the sort of civil unrest that’s occurring in America? Will it help heal the wounds of polarised communities and families? Who is part of the diverse protest movement that the mainstream media don’t want you to know about? Every protest we’ve ever been to has been intentionally misinterpreted by the media be it S11, anti-fracking blockades, climate change rallies, you name it. Each time we see the media reporting on the protests (ranging from the ABC to the fully corporatised press) the same thing occurs: they do everything they can can to discredit the people coming together from all walks of life to label us all as one thing. We say, this is happening once again in these protests.
Please feel free to share your views in the comments.
We hope this post finds you in goodly spirits and in good health, and that wherever you sit within the politics of Covid, you can still hear your neighbour’s perspective and respect their difference.
With much love,
Artist as Family