Australia - once the land of milk and honey ...
... is now going down the dunny (translation - toilet!)
With a whole state in lockdown so many times that it's now the norm, Victoria has finally mandated that everyone must get the jab within the next fortnight or not bother turning up for work. While one must take all media with a grain of salt, all media cannot be wrong, so I say that obviously the powers that be have not thought this through, but have decided to resort to bullying tactics. With anything of this nature there will be those who will buck the system, not to mention the loss of livelihood, loss of homes - leaving people not only on the street but relying on a system for money that is already stressed out. Then there is the loss of life through depression of a *no way out* situation, and of course, the rise of crime.
In the meantime the NSW premier has quit her job because of corruption - I will stick my neck out here and say it is political. And the QLD premier refuses to have her state in lockdown (because of the footy finals this weekend???) despite have half a dozen cases of diagnosed C19. This last statement I heard her say on a late night news update so I cannot dispute that one.
Also I watched a video where the tens upon tens of police officers where lined up in front of a Coles supermarket stopping people from going in. Now what's the go with that? Are we becoming a policed country?
To top it off a friend has since died - no ... not of the virus - while waiting for this BS to run its course so that she could finally be with her daughter. How will this ever be resolved? There is no going back from such a finality. This trauma will stay with the young teen for the rest of her life. And there will be no apology from anyone, anywhere for her.
All this is extrememly brutal. It is way beyond making sense anymore. And some people wonder why there are riots, so-called anti-vaxxers (but these people might just be wanting a choice for health reasons, not to mention plain old freedom of choice)
The virus is real ... there is no denying that, but we have had - and will have - them around us for life. They are just part of the system. The C19 is a SARS 2 varient yet there was no world pandemic that caused so much destruction for that one so one must wonder ... are we at war now.
I will leave you on that note so that you can think on it. In the meantime, take care, folks, and do the right thing.