No Minister

“An idea is like a virus,

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…resilient, highly contagious and the smallest seed of an idea can grow. It can grow to define or destroy you”.

Ideas like lockdowns of entire national populations for example, even – or should I say especially – in Western democracies, having spread from the dominant global superpower, China.

Most Western democracies in fact, since “democracy” is increasingly something to chuckle about, especially at election time, rather like the term “post-Covid-19 world”.

Widely vaccinated Britain recorded 26,852 new cases on Tuesday. For New Zealand to experience a similar infection rate, it would need to record around 1,900 cases per day.”

The NZ government, the local MSM, and probably much of the population, would have heart attacks if we had 1900 cases per day. Mind you, that would remove the source of the virus – the idea virus that is.

Future Communist leaders will surely see that claiming a Public Health Emergency is much the most effective way of screwing over every other law of the land, mainly because it’s far superior to trying to do so via cultivating envy of your neighbour’s property or demonising capitalist counter-revolutionaries. With Public Health Emergencies you can actually enlist much of the population to be help as your willing executioners.

The sense of power and control over others is overwhelming, especially when added to self-righteousness. In the case of the talking-to-your-neighbours-will-kill-granny idea, that spread faster than the Delta virus from Australia to New Zealand. It had barely emerged from the mouth of the NSW Chief health wallah than it dropped out of the mouth of the New Zealand Prime Minister.

An idea is like a virus…

So to Australia, where it seems the natives are getting a bit restless, being locked up in their homes and all.

At least they were using pepper spray against adults this time, rather than 12-year old kids.

Beria would certainly have appreciated the following, although he may have thought the uniforms a bit too clunky.

You’d think you were watching a scene from some Middle Eastern dictatorship, but no, that’s Australia.

“Beachgoers sneaking out during Sydney’s Covid lockdown to soak up some winter sun have been sensationally lambasted by a hovering police helicopter,” The Daily Mail wrote. “Footage uploaded to TikTok shows officers in a chopper demanding sunbathers pack up and leave Gordon’s Bay … or be hit with fines for breaking stay-at-home orders.”

Remember: grandma could die if you step outside your homes and talk to your neighbours.

How about Germany?

Apparently Germany is going to introduce vaccine passports. Mind you they’ve got form on this sort of thing. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff Helge Braun stated that unvaccinated people, even if they test negative for Covid, would not be allowed to go to venues like restaurants, cinemas, or stadiums, because “the risk to everyone else is too high.”

I’m sure there are other anti-vaccination arguments that could be put forward, but announcements like that are probably the most effective of all.

France:

Some 3,000 security forces have been deployed around Paris in anticipation of more protests against the “health pass”, which will be required soon to enter restaurants and other places. The system — likened to vaccine passports — goes into effect on Aug. 9.

A teacher protesting in Paris told The Guardian that the health pass policy is creating segregation in France: “We’re creating a segregated society, and I think it is unbelievable to be doing this in the country of human rights. So I took to the streets; I have never protested before in my life … I think our freedom is in danger.”

I think you’re a bit late sweetie.

Italy:

… thousands of anti-vaccine-pass demonstrators marched in cities, including Rome, Milan, and Naples. Milan demonstrators stopped outside of the city’s courthouse chanting “Truth!” “Shame!” and “Liberty!” In Rome, they marched behind a banner reading “Resistance.”

Italian authorities have also approved the implementation of a health pass to enter bars, restaurants, and other venues. Critics of the measure argue that it’s draconian and infringes on basic personal liberties.

What’s the point of civil liberties and “freedum” if you’re dead: that’s the argument right?

English writer Mervyn Peake said “To live at all is miracle enough.” It’s a good line and I’ve quoted it for years, but but now I see merely to live at all is not enough, not nearly.

A caged bird is alive but without the freedom to fly the Limitless sky, it is denied everything that makes a bird in the first place. To be alive is not enough. What matters is to live in freedom. A bird is such a fragile creature. It’s really all and only about movement. Take away a bird’s movement and it’s a handful of feathers and air.

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  1. Andrei

    August 22, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    • There has always been an element of the Left that has claimed that there is no such thing as a “criminal”, because it is actually society that is the criminal, having not delivered enough to the people who are left with no choice but to break the law.

      Perhaps this is the end-point: we will all be considered criminals by the State from here on. You, me and the average Mongrel Mob member will have little difference between us: at most a few degrees of difference in … intensity.

      By the same token, the “Defund The Police” movement is probably gaining thousands of new supporters, especially in Lefty-controlled cities, though whether Antifa and BLM will be happy with all these White Supremacist Extremists standing shoulder-to-shoulder with them will be the big question – “Punching a Nazi” and all that.

      Tom Hunter

      August 22, 2021 at 6:05 pm

      • That comment sounds remarkably like the catholic church view that we are all sinners and need to repent.
        You are right about us all been considered morally equivalent as an end game
        You commonly see this played out in families where the parents protect a sibling from any consequences of their actions, and ignore the more successful ones.

        uncoffined

        August 22, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    • Government should Govern with consent of the Governed.

      When the Government overreaches then it is patriotic to resist

      Andrei

      August 22, 2021 at 6:24 pm

  2. Question is what happens if this escalated in Melbourne ?

    The unknown consequences of the state against protestors if it goes nastier than it is now. How far will people be prepared to go to fight to get back their rights and freedoms.

    Will the Central Govt bring in the Army, and on whose side ?

    “Power concedes nothing without a demand, It never has and never will… The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”
    Frederick Douglas

    rossco

    August 22, 2021 at 6:14 pm

  3. Says it all really!

    The daily summary from the Australian MOH website..

    rossco

    August 22, 2021 at 7:16 pm


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