We’re feeling pretty despondent about the forthcoming election in the state of Victoria. None of the three major parties have admitted to the harm they helped implement on behalf of the state-pharma nexus. This is unsurprising given the Censorship and Suppression of Covid-19 Heterodoxy.
Yep, many have moved on. The pandemic is over. Except pharmacolonisation hasn’t moved anywhere, it’s digging in and further dragging public institutions and political parties down with it. No Lives Matter is the true creed of the state-pharma nexus.
But out of the despondency comes full moon creativity. Here are three posters you might like to print and paste up in your neighbourhood. While they’ve been crafted with the local state election (here) in mind, feel free to cut and paste to create your own fit-for-purpose paste ups. If you click on each image they’ll take you to a downloadable PDF.
Labor drives the pharmacolonisation program in this state,
Liberals follow along,
and The Greens believe they can grow their influence by rolling out neoliberalism in step with Labor and Liberal.
Written and authorised by Artist as Family in Djaara Mother Country.
What is your message for the politicians and party faithful in the political parties in your area? Accountability? Honesty? Transparency? Apology? What sort of things can we all be doing to ensure that the medical and political tyranny that transpired never occurs again?
Please feel free to post a link to your own creations, messages, letters to editors or pollies, paste ups or notices. As an example, this sign appeared at the entrance of a local restaurant in our town recently…
Humility is a beautiful thing.
It would be fairer to have one poster which included the three parties.
If any one of the three posters is put up it implies the others are better.
Someone who really wants to vote (say) Libs will just put up the posters about the others.
Thanks Mo, that’s a good point, remedied by printing all three posters and posting them together. 🙂
Which restaurant is that? I want to go there… 🙂
Thank you Artist as Family for your ongoing voice of reason, truth, sanity, compassion and love. You have kept us (relatively) sane these past times. Thank you so much. Your contributions have been incredibly valuable in such difficult times, that still continue. Huge heartfelt thanks and appreciation.
We’re not sure which restaurant, a friend sent the image through. We don’t usually frequent restaurants but if we ever do we’ll find out which one it is and praise their humanity on arrival.
I can see in the reflection that it’s Red Ginger Thai.
What a sleuth! 🙂
Love these paste-ups so much! And that Apology made me cry. I am vax-coerced and vax-injured. To acknowledge is such a simple act; to be acknowledged is such a healing affirmation.
Oh Salma, this is so sad to read. We hope you’re getting the support you need. Yes, the tears have been many for that little sign. Your “to be acknowledged is such a healing affirmation” is so wise. Let’s hope more restaurants and cafe’s and councils and shops and other businesses follow suite.
I chose not to vote in the SA election this year. They are fining me $100. At this point I’m not going to pay it. It’s a risk, but I want to take a stand to say no, I really don’t agree with the centralised political system. Still waiting on an actual human to interact with about this, so far just automated letters…. 😀
We hear you Oliver. The entire system needs an overhaul. When we have a political system that disallows lobbying and revolving doors then we’ll probably have a political ecology we can trust and participate in. As it is your decision makes complete sense.
Finding the info of LAW verses LEGAL helps to put an end to the scams of “fines”
Know your natural rights and claiming them can be very empowering.
I am very uninspired by the major parties, they will not be getting my vote. The msm are also not getting my vote.
The hypocrisy of the media is laughable, just recently radio presenters, journalists etc have called out an MP for her comment towards Dan Andrews saying it incites violence and now they are also calling out Dan Andrews and Jacinta Allan for their comments about Liberal MPs preferencing Nazis.
Why didn’t the media call out Dan Andrews for inciting prejudice and segregation when he said “I don’t want to be served by or sit next to an unvaccinated person” these comments incited prejudice and were replicated by a good portion of Victorians which consequently tore families, friends, marriages and workplaces apart. A huge number of media channels also continually & inaccurately reported that the vaccine mandate protesters (of late last year) were full of Far right and neo nazis. But all this was accepte, and there have been no apologies even though a Pfizer executive recently admitted in court that Pfizer did not test if the vaccine stopped transmission.
The lies, cover ups, hypocrisy and manipulation runs deep.
Knowing the economic enclosures that were put onto your family by the Labor party (in concert with Liberal and The Greens) for not complying, and the vilification you endured from those who were given permission from the state to be discriminatory, the lead up to this election must be re-traumatising for you. We are not turning our heads away from such human rights abuse metered out under the false promise of an injection that never stopped transmission and is now fanning transmission through negative efficacy. In solidarity and love, AaF xx.
Just to be clear, I meant the media called out labor members for using the term ‘Nazis‘.
Got it. Thanks for the clarity!
While i sympathize with your frustration of being asked to vote in a representative system where you are clearly not being represented, it feels as though what you require is outside the scope of politics as it exists at present.
As you well know the response to covid and the proxy war in the Ukraine are global forces which our elected representatives have little to no influence over. Moreover a swept up inn a tide of disinformation and are carried along in the tide.
It would be political suicide to go against this tide and the politicians and their apparatchiks know this.
What you seem to be speaking to allies to Raniere’s ‘part of no part’ – one that comprehends the politicaI outside the narrow field it is consigned to .
I would caution you however on equating all the parties as the same. Without an already underlying political subjectivity this leads to political apathy, and negates the progress of reformist politics. Yes reformist politics are co-opted back into the system, but they also give rise to more questioning of the status quo.
Its a question of to what is the level of antagonism to the state/capital nexus the parties operate from. On a sliding scale we see that there is differentiation between the parties and there are important distinctions.
As far as i’m concerned The perceived flatlining of politics leads backwards towards conservatism.
It leads to the rise of politicians like JAcinta Price who has removed the political from politics, and is emboldening the more pervasive forces of neo-liberalism.
Hello Kim, thanks for your considered comment. You make some excellent points for us to consider.
We don’t share some of your assertions, however, esp in regards to the three parties we outline in this post. They are all fundamentalist in their pro-jab, pro-discrimination positions and all three are classic neoliberal conservative parties now. The Greens are just a woke mining party today, which to us makes them equally brown as the majors but with a slightly different flavour for camouflage – bright green and brown. Yes, there are smaller parties, and we spent weeks with a political cohort here organising, interviewing and reaching out to candidates for the recent federal elections. But despite this organisation all over the country, and a million protestors in Canberra – Australia’s largest political protest where 1/27th of the population turned up from all over the country – nothing changed, and it can’t in the current corrupted system of lobbying and revolving doors.
Labor, The Greens and Liberal are all working for the neoliberal global state, many branch members just don’t see it. They still think these parties have something meaningful to offer, whereas instead of policy, reform and values these parties are now built on neoliberal psychopolitics: likes, tweets, compassionate narcissism, social media witch hunts, virtue signalling, selfies with the plebs, et al. It may not be as bad in Tasmania as it is here in Victoria, but it’s on the way.
We’re not sure why you have an objection to conservatism, esp as it’s mainly conservatives today who are critiquing the state-pharma nexus, with a few exceptions (which we list in previous posts). Indigenous and peasant governance structures are generally, by nature, conservative. So what do we mean today when we use ‘conservative’? We can’t see anything worthwhile left in the Left, so perhaps the political work to be done is to rebuild a land-bonded conservatism based on peasant and Indigenous cosmologies, throwing out neoliberalism which has infiltrated across the political spectrum, esp the woke Left.
yes well there’s is not much to object to in what you’ve written. I pretty much agree with you with all that.
but nevertheless i still see the parties as being differentiated. i agree they are they same in many respects. But in everyway? i don’t see that.
But when it comes to the global, geopolitical has it ever been any different? Whitlam wanted the U.S. out of pine gap, and a political coup took place. Rudd wanted a resource rent tax and was ousted by an advertising coup.
On a international level look what happened to Greece. A truly left wing coalition of radical voices ran the country, and Brussels put a gun to their head, after 62% of the population said leave Europe, and the voted went the other way
I think Where the Greens are still true to their constituents and true to a certain adversarial relationship to global capital, they are at their most ineffectual. and this is a product not of the parties but is emblematic of Liberal Democracy itself.
i don’t think it has anything to do with the Parties but with how Power is organised within political systems. the psycho-political dimension. Mateship as a way enforced normativity. Power as grease in the cogs that keeps the system fluid enough for people to feel they are making headway. Meanwhile the inexorable grind of the market churns up entire ways of life, mangling an ethical relationship to place and produces new subjectivities ever more able to consume.
if the Freedom Party got elected they would dilute very very quickly. into nothing.
when i say conservative i think i meant how the political system conserves itself, and it does this in great part, by shrinking the space of the ideal, until all that is left is shriveled semblance of political agency.
i’m playing devils advocate here, but I also do not see how the anti-lockdown marches are not themselves a part of a neo-liberal ideology. Vast swathes of people wanting things to return to how they were. Free to carry on with their lives. And there is nothing intrinsically wrong with that. From the outside it seemed there was a lot of anti-politics in the marches and nothing coherent about them. Not that that is a bad thing either.
the question might be how to produce a political subjectivity outside of politics itself. its a question Badiou was involved in for 40 years with the sans papier movement, and your idea of peasant and indigenous cosmologies may have allignment there.
Thanks once again for the thoughts and engagement, Kim. Yes, “how to produce a political subjectivity outside of politics itself,” we feel very aligned to this way of thinking. The ‘political’ as an integrated part of a much bigger whole that moves the general value system from a dominant greed-n-grow-at-all-costs cosmology, which rewards and expands organised crime (the state-corporate nexus), to re-honouring the sacred (the worship of Gaia, Mother Country, life, consciousness, freedom as set within the limits and available abundance of one’s biome) as the fundamental values that society (including politics) is rooted from. If all subjectivities flowed from honouring the sacred instead of turning a blind eye to the fact they currently flow from ‘economic global development is good (therefore greed is good)’, then we’d be producing a political subjectivity outside of a politics that’s been fashioned through colonisation, money and industrialisation.