More Great Simplification

3 12 2022

Living on an island off an island I found this interesting. What do you think?


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3 12 2022
jashtonwilson

Very interesting. I believe he is correct, as we do see the ships coming and going, highlighting the remoteness we live in and possibly more aware of our frailty than those living in larger continents.

3 12 2022
mikestasse

Hi, where do you live?

3 12 2022
jashtonwilson

Picton, NZ

3 12 2022
mikestasse

Beautiful spot, one of my favourite NZ places…

3 12 2022
MargfromTassie

NZ and Tasmania, where I live, certainly have cooler climates than some places so in a world facing increased temperatures, maybe that’s part of it. Plus our population levels are lower. Is it possible that his listeners in these particular locations deliberately moved to these places because they regarded them as safer for the future? That’s why I moved to Tasmania. It wouldn’t surprise me if more and more well informed and collapse aware people decide to do the same as time goes by.
Our separation certainly helped during the pandemic. Tasmania closed its borders early and, for a period of 19 months, we had zero covid and no delta strain at all. We were able to watch awful things unfolding across the world from a relatively safe vantage point.

3 12 2022
Michael Gray

About a year back Peter Costello (remember him!) was talking about in the 90’s politicians would always talk about Australia tyranny of distance. All of a sudden it turned into the world largest moat. It is an angle to consider.

4 12 2022
MargfromTassie

Yes, Historian Geoffrey Blainey wrote a book in 1966 called The Tyranny of Distance, about the way in which the great distances from most places to Australia ( and also the distances within) have shaped our political, economic and social history – not all In positive ways.
I’ve always felt that the long distance from Europe, the US and to a lesser extent Asia, has been a blessing. Also the fact that we share no rivers or water sources with any other country and and therefore do not have border disputes and disagreements. Chernobyl really brought it home to me what a bonus this relative isolation is plus our lesser vulnerability from fallout in the event of nuclear exchanges. in addition there’s the great difficulty for masses of refugees to arrive here by boat – a problem that is starting to accelerate in the UK in recent times and of course at the southern border of the US . Of course NZ and Tasmania are even more relatively isolated than mainland Australia.

4 12 2022
mikestasse

Couldn’t agree more…

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