This week Patrick is guest on Tyson Yunkaporta’s podcast The Other Others, which went live yesterday.
In Tyson’s words this is an “[i]ntimate yarn between two friends from two different families, cultures and online communities who ended up in… let’s say incompatible algorithms, during Covid lockdowns, resulting in horrendously oppositional worldviews. Nothing we can’t sort out with a good yarn. Because a yarn is almost like a ‘conversation’ but without the bullshit. Nobody is ‘just asking questions’ in a yarn, because you talk from your relation, not your position. The end result is not a resolution, compromise or any of that crap. It’s… nah I’ll let you listen through and find out for yourself.”
In Patrick’s words: “Our yarn was a frustrating misfiring of truths and beliefs with love, brotherhood and cheekiness all wrapped up into one long moment of trust rekindling.”
We’re grateful for Tyson reaching out with curiosity. It was great to reconnect our families. There’s so much more Patrick would liked to have raised, such as, how we can speak about Russian disinfo without speaking American disinfo and bringing into the mix the Industrial Censorship Complex that’s sprung from various US colonialisms – media, military, medicine, etc. We are relieved, however, that Tyson sees the overprescription of pharmaceutical products as a real thing and that medical fascism is on the rise, although that topic was cut off with the practicalities of him having to leave for school pickup.
So here’s the yarn, unedited and as raw as it was co-created.
And from YouTube (we’re working on fixing CommonsTube):
Your comments and curiosities are always welcome, Dear Reader. Thanks for taking the time to engage with this post.
We had the pleasure of hosting Uncle Charles Davison, Jen Ridley and their youngest children, Minya and Yindi at the School of Applied Neopeasantry last week. Patrick, Jen and Charles made some room for a kitchen table chat for our podcast.
Jen and Charles’ inner strength and wisdom to respond to ongoing colonialisms within the sovereignty of family and community bonds while keeping a close eye on the continual threats and incarcerating mechanisms of white institutions and other colonial spaces that continue to contrive to enclose, limit and construct minds of scarcity and fear – is empowering to behold.
We hope you enjoy this conversation and you appreciate that Jen and Charles’ voices are not widely heard Indigenous perspectives within the highly conformed publishing environment of neoliberal media. We elevate them here in a spirit of a truer diversity and call for your deep listening.
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…