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Voting to disrupt global corporatism (a neopeasant take)

Last night we hosted a political potluck dinner that we’d advertised on several local encrypted message groups. Our home – oh, it’s bloody good to be back – filled with new faces and old friends, with those of us in this growing tribe of folk who have become increasingly politically awake to what gaming the pandemic has enabled. We shared food and conversation about the forthcoming federal election.

We spoke to the story of how the pandemic has been used to erode democracy, silence dissent and generally pave a way for (unelected) neofeudal lords and ladies to fuck around with we common folk. ‘We’ being the burgeoning global neoserfdom, all supposedly fighting against each others’ algorithms and other data-mined manipulations while unwittingly being shaped into passive receptors of synthetic-biology food and medicine – UBI serfs with digital identities, controlled by centralised digital currency enforcing we only buy from big Energy, big Ag and big Pharma and get all our basic needs from companies owned by the global elites who are going to save us. Well, that’s at least how we’re reading the current situation.

What follows is our off the cuff, rather naive (open) take on the gathering last.

You can listen to the audio only version here:

We welcome your comments and your shares. We’d love to hear about how you’re feeling about the upcoming election, and how you’re feeling about the political landscape in general.

Sending all the very best from Tree Elbow,
Patrick, Meg, Blackwood and Zero

Here’s a list of related reading/links/topics that we referred to in this video.

Left critique of the ‘Lockdown Left’
How the ‘Lockdown Left’ have supported Right policies
Bill Gates’ Global Development Site at The Guardian
Bill Gates consumes the BBC into his web of ideology
Left critique on how Bill Gates shapes the media
Bill Gates ‘buys’ liberal-Left media (BBC, NPR, The Guardian etc)
Whistleblower warns of ‘architecture of oppression’ being formed on the back of COVID-19
A dip into the origins of the now techno-cultish (neofeudal AI) Green transhuman politics
Right take on UK Health Security Agency Covid stats and the newly boostered
The co-opting of the Greens into The Machine
Australian Federation Party website

A regrarian meets a neopeasant (with Darren Ó Dochartaigh)

Regrarian Darren Ó Dochartaigh (AKA Darren Doherty) met Patrick for a yarn at the Doherty family café in oldtimer Djaara country a few weeks back. What unfolds in this meeting is a complex and joyous discourse that spans biology, ideology and politics, and a slow building analysis of how white institutional paternalism and shareholder science have come together to erode personal responsibility and play false gods with ungovernable biomes.

Darren’s critique of scientific hubris is important for anyone wishing to understand the current and interrelated health and ecological crises, which have in large part been augmented by industrial food, medicine and energy productions and consumption.

Darren and Patrick’s conversation highlights the importance of doing-saying-thinking so chronically missing from anthropocentric academies. The importance of feedback loops is something David Holmgren and Darren have been arguing for over decades and is what makes these farmer-thinkers so valuable at this time of depletion, over consumption and stubborn intransigence to the earth’s actual capacity.

We welcome your comments and respectful debate relating to this provocative yarn.

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We’re taking a short break from publishing to move back into Tree Elbow after a beautiful 9 month gestation of transient living. We are so looking forward to returning home. We look forward to seeing you back here shortly.

With love from our family to yours,

Meg, Patrick, Blackwood & Zero