Whether you call it a pandemic or a plandemic, Covid and the responses to it have turned our world upside down. For some unknown but large number of Australians, the division of our country into the vaxxed and the unvaxxed is challenging what we thought was true and good about our country, and created doubt and conflict though our families, schools, communities and workplaces. The consequent questioning and destabilisation of our faith in our support networks and institutions has caused many to pull their heads in to avoid conflict. Getting vaxxed, whether they thought it was a good idea or not, seemed to be the only way to keep the peace, get by, or even just survive. For some small proportion, with more psychological resources, it triggered a sense of solidarity with the unvaxxed who are fast becoming second class citizens.
- David Holmgren
- January 1, 2005
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- Energy descent, Permaculture musings, Political & social, Suburban resilience
Retrofitting the suburbs for sustainability
Available for download is David Holmgren’s essay “Biomass fuels from sustainable land use: A Permaculture perspective”, published in the ‘Solar Progress’ Magazine in November of 2003
In my recent piece, ‘Genetically Engineered Armageddon’ I used a tale about technology gone wrong in the agriculture domain more familiar to permies, ecological farmers and food sovereignty activists, and asked a series of questions about how we might have responded when faced with such a challenge to our values and assumptions. In this essay, I reflect on the thinking about Covid and its Discontents that led to me constructing that tale in which I deliberately blended evidence, interpretation of historical events, informed speculation and fictional events.