Jeremy Gilder, Myocum
Australian premiers all are dancing to the COVID-19 tune.
They see it as their ticket to re-election. Slam those borders shut and to hell with consequences for their constituents/Australia. Businesses will fail, revenue will take a massive hit, some people will never recover.
For what? Ah, we have to eliminate this killer disease!
This killer virus, except in Victoria, kills fewer people than the flu, and like the flu virus it most likely will never be eliminated. The premiers and their legion staff and hangers-on surely must know this.
What is this really all about? George Orwell predicted it in his novel written in 1946 – [ITAL]1984. These are the previously unimaginable conditions under which people in some Australian states are living right now. Curfews, confined to homes, guarded by a police force that can enter, fine and arrest. New laws are created on a whim and rigorously enforced.
The elderly are dying with zero care or respect – no names or details.
And still the premiers go on: ‘Five new cases today, hotspots, oh no! Keep them frightened and fearful of authority and don’t forget the prize – another term in office!’. That’s really what counts, isn’t it?