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A message to the world from Cdl Pell’s prison

COVID Dystopia Comes To Melbourne

SEPTEMBER 7, 2020|

GIDEON ROZNER, The American Conservative

It was the image that shocked Australia and soon went global. A pregnant woman, handcuffed in her own kitchen, in front of her children, as police officers seized every computer, tablet and cell phone in the house before frog-marching her off to the station.

It’s the treatment that Australians are used to seeing meted out to drug traffickers, suspected terrorists and child pornography rings. But in Zoe Lee Buhler’s case, her ‘crime’ was a Facebook post.

Zoe had tried to organise a protest against coronavirus restrictions in place in the state of Victoria. For this, she was charged with ‘incitement,’ and now faces a sentence of up to 15 years. She has been released on bail, and will go to court in January.

The most remarkable thing, though, is it’s taken until now for some sort of protest movement to emerge. Melbourne—Victoria’s capital city—has been under some form of lockdown since March. When the coronavirus first hit, the premiers governing Australia’s eight states and territories descended into a kind of unspoken competition to see who could take the ‘toughest action’ against the virus—that is, which leader could close the most businesses, destroy the most jobs, and stifle the most liberties in the name of being seen to be ‘doing something’ about the virus.

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COVID-19

The second option to deal with COVID-19

There were always going to be casualties from the Coronavirus pandemic. One way or another people would die. No one and no strategy would prevent deaths. So the question was how best to protect our society. The task was to formulate a plan to ensure the fewest deaths and the least damage to society and, in particular, to the economy.

There were basically two options. The first was to shut down society, and thus great chunks of the economy, to prevent infections. If no one became infected, nobody would die. One must keep one’s fingers crossed about the economy.

The state of Victoria, as of mid-August, is one gigantic prison, overseen by a police force of unswerving loyalty to the dictates of Premier Daniel Andrews.

The second was to keep the economy running and focus on the most vulnerable groups. That would reduce the damage to the economy on which everyone is dependent for their well-being and welfare.

Most countries, including Australia, chose the first.

There is a host of people, including highly qualified epidemiologists, holding grave doubts about the efficacy of this first option. The cure is likely to be far more devastating than the disease.

The defence of the first option is all over the leftist media. It was no surprise to see Australia’s billion-dollar-funded ABC swing in behind their dear leader.

But a defence of the second option is hardly to be heard in the mainstream media. The reason is the usual. The left shut down any dialogue that does not fit the view they have prescribed.

I propose, therefore, to do my (small) part for the second option to which I am inclined to give support. I will propagate as best I can links to comments and videos supporting the second option which I find compelling. The first is an excellent piece by Augusto Zimmerman in Quadrant.

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Australia, How Have You Let it Come to This?

By Augusto Zimmermann

On August 2, Victorians began living under a “state of disaster” that has seen some of the world’s most severe restrictions imposed on its citizens and their fundamental freedoms. Leaving home after 8pm is banned with hefty fines imposed on those pulled over by police, who now represent the only cars on the road after dark. There are roadblocks to prevent citizens from moving interstate or, much closer to home, more than the permitted 5km from their their listed addresses.

The Victorian government has effectively become an elected dictatorship. It is August 9 as I write and the latest 19 COVID deaths have brought the state’s death toll to 247. These 19 deaths were of one man and a woman in their 50s, two men in their 70s, one man and six women in their 80s, and one man and seven women in their 90s.[1] (editor’s note: today, August 12, the daily death toll is 21, the overwhelming majority in aged-care homes.)

Approximately 99 per cent of all infections for coronavirus have been mild. Of the 515 people in hospitals across Australia with coronavirus, 496 are in Victoria. Most of those who have died were in their 80s and living in aged-care facilities.[2]

Unfortunately, none of these relevant considerations has prevented the Victorian government  imposing what is by far the greatest violation of fundamental rights in Australia’s history. Victorians have now been forced into stage 4 lockdown; almost 5 million people have been informed that the police can and will enter their homes for any reason and without a warrant. Police can also stop anyone anywhere at any time and demand to see their papers and determine  if they have a valid reason to be away of their homes.

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Mark Latham on Black Lives Matter

The following accurate and welcome description of Black Lives Matter appeared on Mark Latham’s FB page. Black Lives Matter is a radical Marxist organization showing the sort of intolerance of deviation the Russian, Chinese and Cambodian (Pol Pot) Marxists showed. Millions died. It is astounding that the government-funded ABC/SBS barrack for the BLM protesters in Australia. Mark Latham continues to show what a powerful force for protecting Australian culture he is in Australian politics.

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Western Sydney University Enlisting Staff and Students to Black Lives Matter

Mark Latham

Black Lives Matter (BLM) is more than a slogan. It’s a militant organisation formed in the United States in 2013 to attack the police and encourage looting and lawlessness. It aims to sideline the traditional non-violent methods of black church leaders like Martin Luther King, through street militancy and crime.

BLM’s three founders are self-declared Marxists, committed to upending the social order of Western nations. Recently they have been running ‘Defund the Police’ campaigns, while in the UK, the local BML chapter has been called out for anti-Semitism. In the US, sympathisers regularly kill white police and civilians in the name of BLM.

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The deep state gets Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg caves to boycott, will put warnings on politicians’ posts, may censor Trump

By Calvin Freiberger, LifeSiteNews,

June 29, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – After several days of public pressure, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is submitting to the demands of a coalition of advertisers who have complained that the social network doesn’t do enough to censor or discredit conservative speech.

The Anti-Defamation League, NAACP, Sleeping Giants, Color of Change, Free Press, and Common Sense have accused Facebook of “allow(ing) incitement to violence against protesters fighting for racial justice in America in the wake of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks and so many others”; of legitimizing conservative news outlets Breitbart and the Daily Caller; and of “turn(ing) a blind eye to blatant voter suppression on their platform.”

The coalition demands that Facebook create new layers of moderation and engagement for targets of “identity-based hate,” to take steps to ensure ad revenue does not support “content labeled as misinformation or hate,” and to more closely monitor “extremism” in private Facebook groups. Verizon, Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia, and REI are among the companies they got to agree to halt Facebook ads.

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