Words by Colin Herring
Feature image by Tabitha Lean
Truth is I’ve been preparing for this for over 40 years. That is what I’ve been practicing for over 25 years—social distancing, living on nothing. So I’ve preserved the peaches, harvested the honey and you could pretty well walk over my garden and not know what is edible. Every time I saw 10 kilos of rice for $7 I bought it. The generator is ready; the garden has a steady supply of greens. It was time for the water tanks, well that’ll come – probably with the free money they keep promising me.
I’m more concerned about the rapid erosion of my rights: troops on the streets, police enforcing social distancing, ordered to stay at home and amidst one of the biggest fear campaigns we are told the solution is hygiene 101; wash your hands, stay away from people and do what you’re told. The only people making big money are the big businesses and all small businesses have been smashed.
As I look at the queues and contradictions, realising mainstream media won’t publish this even though I’ve been invited to ask questions about this miniscule imaginary foe. I see people who are afraid of death and a weird enforcement of otherwise unacceptable rules and underneath the surface is people who can so easily whipped into a frenzy of hatred if anyone of us step across the boundaries.
And to the perpetrators of this mass movement of ideology I say touché. It’s pure genius. The think tank behind all this are masterful slaves of the deep state that is really running this show. It explains why all these buffoons are permitted to be in control. And above all the docility of those across the whole world who have let this coup go on. It reads like a horror narrative. It is a nightmare but it’s real and I’m in it.
And yet amid all this the mining continues, the 5G poles are going up in every neighbourhood, the trees are being cut down, the fracking, coal-mining, plans for super railways, megacities, megafarms, theft of water and remaining Indigenous communities cut off by troops and police who think it’s now all a law and order issue. There’s no legal resistance to it all as mega-businesses now have carte blanche to do anything they want.
At the same time the sky seems bluer than ever, the air I’m breathing seems cleaner, driving is a cinch. The planet is healing itself. There’s good and bad in everything. We are faced with a moral dilemma; we know there’s too many people in this Anthropocene, but this silent cull that has been imposed on us all seems to outrage us all. Personally I want to catch it and get over it. If I’m one of the at best 5% who die from it so be it, planet saved. We acquire another immunity. But honestly, you buffoons, next time it happens shut down the Nation State immediately and be prepared; you were chosen to lead because you’re idiots chasing power not reason.