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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?


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5 COMMENTS

  1. Well, that’s what the ‘pollies’ are all about
    all-of-the-time. No surprise – give ScoNo
    a cracker. Yes, I’m very familiar to Orwell
    & the state of the nation. The Greens are
    the best bet. As for Victoria, I think the
    Prem’s a reasonable man.

  2. Jeremy, this sounds like what Donald Trump would say. No thanks, who wants 200,000 deaths and 5 million positive with COVID 19. The sensible and intelligent will want to keep the borders shut.

  3. Jeremy, it not just the deaths from Covid that is the issue. It is the lingering effects and the as yet unknown long term effects and damage on the body that Covid infected people will have to deal with. With a new virus, the Covid, that we still learning about all the time, it makes perfect sense to shut borders and stop people from becoming infected in the first instance. What price, Public Health and Safety?

  4. When the enemy is at your front door, you try to keep it shut.
    If the enemy (covid) stays outside your door long enough, in the end you have to open up or you end up starving.

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