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July 13, 2024

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Peter Olson, Goonengerry

In reply to Rod Murray’s satirical letter (18 November, 2020), about the ‘very sophisticated plan’; can we call the hypothetical plan, ‘The Great Undoing’?
The plan has now been implemented and can’t be stopped. Even if, in Orwellian double speak, ‘there is no such plan’; can we agree that it would be difficult to implement such a plan, without everyone noticing and being affected, either directly or indirectly?
Such a plan would have far reaching geopolitical implications and obviously discussion of any details would be banned or ridiculed.


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