Jeremy Gilder, Myocum
Not in his wildest dreams could George Orwell have imagined where Australia would actually be in 2021! Way beyond his hideous propositions of thought police, torture, and manipulations of 1984.
Australia today is at the mercy of power-drunk, unrestrained state ministers, who have discovered that instilling fear is a simple and effective way of manipulating their populations. It all began in Victoria with Premier Dan’s ‘lockdown’ where people living in airless apartments were threatened with police arrest if they broke rules and dared go outside for fresh air.
Concurrently, unidentified people died in droves in nursing homes, highly publicised arrests were made for trivial ‘offences’ including the handcuffing of a mother in her home for thinking of protesting. Fear abounded in the community yet Victorians were losing their freedom. Australians, losing their freedom.
Other state premiers quickly saw opportunities for self-aggrandisement and joined in on population control and manipulation. Dictates by so called ‘health officers’ rammed home ministerial advantages and amazingly week-by-week, day-by-day, millions of Australians meekly surrendered to this absurd domination.
Now invasion of privacy is to extend beyond phone contact control and into the realm of a government system whereby all of us will be identified by what has been injected into our bodies. But of course it is all for the cause of saving us from COVID-19 from which 1,000 or so of our 26 million population has died. What is that risk percentage again?