Guest Post: Matrix Transform – When did we become a nation of Liars?

Daughter #3 and her boyfriend found themselves legitimately in his parent’s holiday house at the start of LuckDan 6.0(b) and so, they stayed there. Now, boyfriend’s online biz needs supplies, and he finds he has to travel back into Babylon to get them. Is he legitimately allowed to do this? Who knows?

So, he does, he does the potentially illegal run into town. Prepared lies, excuses, reasons, printed FAQs from DHHS … he goes for it.


The daughter now works for the enemy, the Princes of Babylon.

She’s been stranded without jocks up the Mornington Peninsula for weeks and needs some case files and some clothes for her first proper court application which, will be done via Zoom. So anyway, after a phone call with my daughter, the missus interrupts my safe space (which is stirring trouble at The Cat) … omg, omg, what should she do?

My earnest response was, “Lie … just lie like everybody else does … a nugget of truth and an extra layer deep”

Daughter: I work for (not actually saying) and need files from the office for court.

Polis: What are doing up the Peninsula in the first place?

Daughter: We were there when LuckDan started, and we are still there … exactly as directed

Simples … right?

Except, that the Legals are now bullshitting each other and stretching the truth.

Cops, overstepping their mandate.

Young lawyers crafting cover stories.

Not good.

You know what though, this is now normal.

Went to the dentist today and when the missus booked us in last week, the receptionist made a pretence of making absolutely sure that the dentistry was essential!!

The missus lied of course, or kind of exaggerated, and the appointments for check-ups got made after reception checked with her boss who knows how it works. Hmm, sounds essential he said … 12 months? … omg, even sounds urgent.

My own work is essential too. It makes no difference what I’m actually doing, the ‘essential’ card wins the day. It wouldn’t matter if it was midnight on a Sunday and my self-written Stasi-Work-Pass which doesn’t include a start/stop/rostered hours entry. The truth is I work in essential services.

Matrix: Yeah, jacking pumps on level 40 have stopped working.

Matrix: The fire alarm has gone off and won’t reset.

Matrix: The Widget went wonky and now the Flocculator is fouled

Whatever … I could just as easily be going to Macca’s cos I have the munchies as I could be shopping for seedlings at Bunnings…not that I’ve ever done that of course 🙂


It’s all lies.  Except for the newly legitimated intrusion into everybody’s lives for the slightest pretence.

Polis: Where’s your ID … skanky liar?

Well, turns out I’m a better liar than you are a cop … or is this transaction also part of the game as well?

Welcome to Soviet ‘Straya where we started lying to them at exactly the same time that they started lying to us.

12 responses to “Guest Post: Matrix Transform – When did we become a nation of Liars?”

  1. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

    Hear hear! First class post.

  2. duncanm Avatar

    Welcome to Soviet ‘Straya

    Excellent post. This nails it. We now all lie to each other, know we’re all doing it, and let it slide because its too much trouble not to.

    two plus two is five.

  3. Thefrollickingmole Avatar

    Welcome to lowtrustistan where you might be able to rely on family and distrust everyone else by default.

    An atomised society of course needs a strong state to keep the plebs in line.

  4. shatterzzz Avatar

    I’ve been a bike rider for the past 20 years and to be honest I’ve taken no notice whatsoever of GLADYS various edicts on dos and don’ts regarding distance or anything else for getting around since day 1 .. I also live in one of her favourite whipping spots FAIRFIELD, NSW and all this waffle about ring of steel is just that & always has been .. reality is you very rarely see plod in Fairfield and if you see plod on foot buiy a lottery tix, it may be your LUCKY day .. LOL! .. been like this for years and nothing has changed.
    same with her BAT FLU testing .. I pass a testing station every morning about the same time and the usual queue varies between 0 & 5 with an occasional weekend spurt up to double digits ..
    May sound & look good for a quick sound bite or 30 second news filler vid like the other week of the 2 plod horses .. dun in a Fairfield street off the shopping area that gets minimal pedestrian traffic at any time.

  5. Zipster Avatar

    two plus two is five.

    we love big brothersister… er sibling? sorry sorry

  6. Fair Shake Avatar
    Fair Shake

    Great post. Current laws making criminals out of ordinary citizens. And yes. Where necessary you prepare you bs just in case. Melbourne worlds most lie-able city.

  7. a reader Avatar
    a reader

    I have so little faith in government that I won’t even countenance a plan in our private family social media chats. I will only discuss things in a call because it seems unlikely the whole nation is being phone tapped but I wouldn’t put it past the stasi types out there to demand access to your mobile phone if stopped

  8. Davey Boy Avatar
    Davey Boy

    just remember, it’s not a lie if you believe it

  9. Thefrollickingmole Avatar

    Davey boy

    A great line from the show

  10. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Dude, I think you have an unhealthy obsession about truth.

  11. MatrixTransform Avatar


  12. patricia agnelli Avatar

    ca nnot set the tripometer ,so i just drive,do wear a watch,plead old age if there is a problem

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