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MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT FOR YOU

Cast your vote well,

Being represented by a party’s hell,

Your voice must get through,

Not the lazy ambitions of party bosses.

Their multiplication of division,

Prevents your unity being heard,

Except when herded into a duopoly.

Select an independent voice.

Don’t listen to the party faithful,

In their party gangs,

Thinking of themselves,

Not thinking of you nor of your future.

Give your vote to one who could represent you.

© M Knox 2022

Presumed Dead is a crime fiction novel, by Martin Knox, set in a hung parliament that goes non-partisan.

On Amazon. Reviews martinknox.com

THE GREATER GOOD OR GRANDER EVIL

Western democracy has a long tradition of individualism which has usually been ascendant over collectivist regimes.

This article from Spectator Australia, February 9th, 2022, summarizes Australians’ experience with collectivist-inspired regulations, with individuals subservient to the collective.

From the beginning of the Covid epidemic, Australia’s governments have adopted collectivist policies: segregation; state-sanctioned discrimination; stalking apps, vaccine passports, state vaccine employment policies. All violated what Australians understood to be their individual rights. In order for government to protect themselves from public backlash, they drafted and implemented ever-more tyrannical health orders.

Government was desperate to enforce mass compliance to their public health plans. Any form of contrary debate or conversation that challenged the ‘science’ sprouted by the Department of Health had to be erased — not discussed.

My forthcoming novel ‘Turkeys Not Bees’ has a dilemma of individual and collective Covid actions.

See posts on Covid and my novels on my blog: martinknox.com

https://www.u3abrisbane.org.au/documents/classes/uploads/aspwymf19/The_Greater_Good_or_Grander_Evil_Spectatot_Feb_2022.docx

SETTINGS FOR NOVEL IDEAS

Five novels by Martin Knox are listed on Amazon.

ANIMAL FARM 2

Continuing George Orwell’s story Animal Farm (1945) the animals discover coal on the farm and the pigs enslave them as miners. The animals want liberation and they get paid for their work. They contest superpower climate science they realize is illogical and threatens their living conditions. Will the animals achieve liberation?

TIME IS GOLD

Maxi Fleet is a high school student who is an outstanding and ambitious distance runner. Her physics home tutor adapts Einstein’s theory of relativity and coaches her to run in dilated time and ‘in flow’ against elite runners. Will she achieve her goal of the World marathon record?

SHORT OF LOVE

Tom and Vicki meet when they are students at Liverpool University in the Beatles era. Their relationship is disrupted by misunderstandings and they live apart in different countries. Will they be united by their opposition to scandalous trading in petroleum by a government in Africa?

PRESUMED DEAD

Jane Kenwood is a feisty independent councillor for Alexandra city. When she tries to stop a casino development, she disappears and her friend Dr Phillip Keene, an innovative forensic scientist, leads the search for her and her abductors. Will they be in time to find her alive?

THE GRASS IS ALWAYS BROWNER

250 years in the future, Australia has a young indigenous Prime Minister: Abajoe. He and his partner Siti hold the nation together when it is threatened by population growth in neighbouring Bhakaria, with pressure to accept immigrants, religious division, famine and floods. Will the government be brought down?

Reviews and excerpts see: martinknox.com

FIVE NOVEL IDEAS FROM MARTIN KNOX

ANIMAL FARM 2

Do the animals find operation of the farm by superpower climate science is reasonable?

TIME IS GOLD

Could a marathon be won by a runner who internalises Einstein’s Special Relativity?

SHORT OF LOVE

Could being in love have vulnerability that prevents trust?

PRESUMED DEAD

Could a crime be reconstructed conclusively without confession or lucky guesswork?

THE GRASS IS ALWAYS BROWNER

Could Australia in the future have public policy issues decided scientifically?

Information: martinknox.com

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