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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

THE GRASS IS ALWAYS BROWNER

This novel by Martin Knox is speculative fiction set 250 years in the future. Australia’s population has increased greatly by immigration from neighbouring countries. Its secular heritage is overrun by followers of Yamism. Democratic government is led by the Yabra family, an indigenous dynasty. They contend with climate change, famine, flooding, coal wars and civil war. This epic political thriller tells of generations of lives and loves in these future times, their perils and hopes.

Available on Amazon. Reviewed at martinknox.com

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

WHAT COULD A HUNG COUNCIL DO?

How unstable could local politics become when an elected council becomes hung?

If party politicians join independents on the cross-bench, would developments wanted by the public be more or less likely to be approved?

‘Presumed Dead’ is a novel by Martin Knox set in a fictional council chamber within the Westminster system. Corruption at the big end of town is suspected when Jane Kenwood, a feisty councillor, disappears.

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