‘It’s For Your Own Good’

The rise of health fascism – for our own good of course:

If there is anything we have learned with absolute certainty over the past year and a half it is this: power-hungry rulers will use a crisis – or if need be, create a crisis – to keep the masses in complete subservience. They will take away their basic liberties and human rights, but seek to assure them that all this is for ‘their own good.’

Hardcore lockdowns which effectively have made us all prisoners in our own homes has been the go-to response of most governments, even though we have had so many reports and studies making it clear that lockdowns do not work, are counter-productive, and tend to do more harm than good.

But that has not stopped all these politicians who are drunk on power, and it has not deterred the rise of health fascism. In the name of keeping us safe we have seen all sorts of health officials who delight in pushing tyranny on the masses. Consider just two more recent examples of this from – you guessed it – the state of Victoria. The first is this:

The state’s coronavirus ­commander has been slammed for telling Victorians they should “call out” people who have the sniffles – and tell them to get tested. It comes as Victoria recorded one new case of Covid overnight — a primary close contact who was already quarantining during their infectious period.

 

Covid-19 commander Jeroen Weimar, a former senior bureaucrat at the Department of Transport until July last year, made the remarks on Saturday after noting a trend of decreasing test numbers. The call has sparked concerns from the Australian Medical Association that Victorians will now become “Covid police”, telling people to get Covid tested, even if they have sniffles from allergies.

 

AMA President Dr Omar Khorshid said there were “certainly other reasons” for people to display Covid-like symptoms such as runny noses, headaches and allergies. “We are reluctant to encourage people to be Covid police – and if everyone does the right thing there will be no need to intrude on other people’s privacy,” he said. Yesterday Mr Weimar controversially said people should ask strangers if they have been tested if they were “walking around ­sniffling”. www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/testing-chief-jeroen-weimar-slammed-for-bid-to-call-out-victorians-who-have-the-sniffles/news-story/d5ee62a6f3ba19119802d5b660cfb730

And if that were not bad enough, check out this second case of Covid tyranny:

The Andrews government is secretly negotiating with three crossbenchers to introduce specific pandemic laws that would permanently replace controversial state of emergency powers and significantly change the way the state manages COVID-19 this year…

 

State of emergency laws have been active in Victoria since last March as the legal instrument that allows authorities to enforce a range of public health commands, including lockdowns, mandatory mask wearing and 14-day quarantine. Human rights lawyers and opposition MPs say the sweeping powers, which are usually reserved for short-term disasters such as fires and floods, do not include enough safeguards to enforce proper government accountability and transparency.

 

The Age can reveal the government is designing the new laws to cover all future pandemics, not just the coronavirus pandemic. It is intended that they will be in place by December, when the current state of emergency provisions expire, and a first draft is expected within the next two months. The pandemic legislation will be permanently shaped by the demands of three upper-house crossbenchers: Animal Justice Party MP Andy Meddick, Reason Party MP Fiona Patten and Greens leader Samantha Ratnam. www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/andrews-government-secretly-negotiating-permanent-pandemic-laws-to-replace-state-of-emergency-20210611-p5807t.html

Wow! Covid police and a Covid police state have been the order of the day for far too long now. Any excuse will do to lock us down, strip away our fundamental human rights, and keep us in panic mode. Sadly Victoria has been leading the way here. Now these dictators want PERMANENT police state powers!

The utterly shocking outcome of such measures was vividly brought to my attention by a film on television last night. I had seen it when it first came out, and I watched parts of it once more last night. It sure reminded me of life in Victoria. I refer to the 2004 movie, I, Robot starring Will Smith.

You may recall the story: in a future age, robots are everywhere – in theory to serve and help mankind. They are supposed to adhere to the Three Laws of Robotics:
-First Law: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
-Second Law: A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
-Third Law: A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

But things do not go according to plan, and a new batch of renegade robots emerge that turn on man and seek to keep humans imprisoned – keep them in lockdown. And of course these robots tell the humans that these police state measures are for their own good.

I managed to jot down some of the dialogue from these robots. As they were rounding citizens up and telling them to get off the streets, they told them things like this:

“Please remain indoors – this is for your own protection.”

“Please return to your homes.”

“We are attempting to avoid human losses during this transition.”

“You have been deemed hazardous – will you comply?”

And then we have these words uttered by VIKI (Virtual Interactive Kinetic Intelligence), the central artificial intelligence computer of U.S. Robotics:

“You cannot be trusted with your own survival.”

“To protect Humanity, some humans must be sacrificed. To ensure your freedom, some freedoms must be surrendered. We robots will ensure mankind’s continued existence. You are so like children. We must save you from yourselves.”

Wow again. Why was it that every time I heard these robots or VIKI speak, I could not help but think of Dan Andrews and other politicians whose lust for power seems unsatiable? Why could I not help but think of all these unelected health “experts” and officials who seem to be creating a new health fascism – all for our own good of course?

Let me finish with a few quotes I have been featuring quite a lot lately. The first is by C. S. Lewis:

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

F. A. Hayek rightly said this:

‘Emergencies’ have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded – and once they are suspended it is not difficult for anyone who has assumed such emergency powers to see to it that the emergency will persist. Indeed if all needs felt by important groups that can be satisfied only by the exercise of dictatorial powers constitute an emergency, every situation is an emergency situation. It has been contended with some plausibility that whoever has the power to proclaim an emergency and on this ground to suspend any part of the constitution is the true sovereign. This would seem to be true enough if any person or body were able to arrogate to itself such emergency powers by declaring a state of emergency.

George Orwell put it this way: “We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end.”

Or as Thomas Sowell wrote: “In politics, the great non sequitur of our time is that (1) things are not right and that (2) the government should make them right.”

And Aldous Huxley warned: “A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.”

Lastly, the words of Milton Friedman certainly need to be heard and heeded: “Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.”

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20 Replies to “‘It’s For Your Own Good’”

  1. The world is watching Australia, with its vaccine passport by stealth through Medicare records by the PM, funding of Victorian lockdowns by Morrison i.e. we are all being required to pay through our taxes for the ongoing misery of Victorians . . .

    Qld Premier requiring different treatment for herself re the vaccine she is given, refusing to take the AstraZenica vaccine stipulated for Aussies over 50 y.o. as she doesn’t want to risk its known side effects . . .

    etc. etc. . .

    We need to remember that the purpose of our elected representatives is to SERVE – not control – we the people. Everything would be very different if we would all ‘Be This Sheep’:

    Skip ad and enjoy:

  2. Sadly, Andy Meddick is one of our Western Victoria MPs whom I have asked to support Tim Quilty’s Emergency Powers Safeguards Legislation Amendment Bill. Fat chance, I guess.

  3. Morrison flies off overseas having a high profile time – rubbing noses with Ardern in NZ . . where is the social distancing?!! High flying at the G7 . .

    NZ may be considered to be in a bubble, but will Morrison do his stipulated 2 weeks’ HOTEL quarantine when he returns from Europe?

    And what about the large number of Aussies stranded overseas for well more than a year now, being allowed to return home at the rate of only a very small number at a time. Spare a thought for our countrymen and women – needing to pay ongoing accommodation and expenses of living wherever they are stranded overseas, while still needing to keep up payments for home in Oz. As the return home ban drags on – well over a year now – increasing numbers of Aussies are dying of natural causes without ever being allowed to come home and get their affairs in order and say goodbye to loved ones.

    Yet Morrison prances in and out of Australia with no respect for the rules he enforces i.e. 5 years imprisonment for Australians who return to Australia. As well as, have you noticed, the amount of his fine for Aussies who return to Australia: $66,600. Hmmm . . pause for thought!

    What is happening in our country, rivalled by Canada, is seriously deeply alarming and cruel!

    Remember if we slumber through this, that is encouraging our elected representatives that they can get away with increasingly seizing more control with impunity.

    The truth is we ALL need to Be This Sheep in the clip above.

    Assertive is not aggressive.

  4. First want to say loved the video uploaded by suzannah, but please bear with me as all that is going on has led me to this conclusion.
    Years ago, i bumped into a christian fella through our local church who was considered a “conspiracy theorist” by many including myself.
    But, as always, i let people present their case before i decide for myself.
    And in the end, i and many others thought he had some good points, but secretly we laughed him off a little (which i now am ashamed of and regret)
    His belief and the many articles/videos/documentaries he showed us went something like this.
    A secret powerful group of satanic elites (known as the “illuminati”) who have their hand in all things global through freemasonry and the like have had a longterm plan (which has been in the making for decades) to unite the world globally (aka new world order) to destroy the family unit, to promote immorality, especially through the education programs etc, and, to eradicate christianity. Also they cause and create chaotic incidents around the world where they then bring in the solutions to create marshall law, surveillance systems and totalitarian control, enforcing all to be either microchipped or tattooed with some type of identification mark and finally, their ultimate goal is to reduce the population through gmo foods, chemicals and medical tyranny
    Make what you will of this, but im definitely not laughing anymore.

  5. Forgive a Yank but what is a crossbencher??? I can tell from context it has nothing to do with weightlifting.

    Suzanna he won’t quarantine. Form the dictators it is rules for thee but not for me!

  6. Thanks Paul. “A crossbencher is an independent or minor party member of some legislatures, such as the British House of Lords and the Parliament of Australia. They take their name from the crossbenches, between and perpendicular to the government and opposition benches, where crossbenchers sit in the chamber.”

  7. A comment on Friedman’s point it is said the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

  8. thanks Bill. Well some parliaments can get rather physical so if those have crossbenchers they might want to weight lift.

  9. For the Russian Revolution to start, it was necessary for Lenin to arrive. A stick of explosive may be perfectly good but inert without a detonator. It may be that for resistance to tyranny to start, people in the public eye must be seen to defy the tyrants. That is, not just to speak but to act. It may be significant that a London theatre owner is planning to open for business on June 21.

  10. Thanks for this article, Bill.

    I wonder why Tasmanians should take any notice of their Director of Public Health, Dr Mark Veitch. His office said there was no risk to public health in 2017, when David Walsh had a bull slaughtered on his orders, and watched with pleasure as his disciples tore its carcass to pieces in front of him.

    Dr Veitch also finds no risk to public health this year, when fireworks will be used to broadcast cremated human remains over the city of Hobart, as part of the taxpayer funded, sacrilegious Dark Moron festival.

  11. My summary of the latest TGA report.
    17 June 2021 COVID-19 vaccine weekly safety report – 17-06-2021 | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
    12 additional cases of blood clots with low blood platelets brings total reported to 60. Most cases in people over 50 from Astra Zeneca vaccines.
    Why then are the Astra Zeneca ‘vaccines’ being pushed for over 60s instead of being stopped?
    ‘In the week of 7-13 June 2021, we received 2106 AEFI reports for COVID-19 vaccines.
    To 13 June 2021, we received 303 reports of death following vaccination for COVID-19 vaccines.’
    Total adverse events reported – 29,436 out of 5, 867,299 vaccines given
    ‘The TGA and other medicines regulators around the world continue to closely monitor and investigate thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS). This is a rare event involving serious blood clots with a low blood platelet count. TTS is triggered by the immune system’s response to the AstraZeneca vaccine and is different from other clotting conditions.’
    So this is a vaccine produced condition then?
    Information from Scotland suggests there may be a risk of a bleeding disorder called immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP characterised by a decrease in platelets. Results range from minor bruising to excessive bleeding and long-term disability.
    There’s those pesky little platelets again. Not to worry. It’s being monitored!
    The TGA has received one report of myocarditis and 14 reports of pericarditis from the Pfizer (Comirnaty) ‘vaccine’. The US has received a higher than usual number of cases, mainly in teenage boys.
    Why are vaccines being given to teenagers who have a virtual zero chance of developing any problems with Covid 19. Meanwhile our Tasmanian govt and health Dept are encouraging vaccines for rural 16 year olds.

  12. Well Gail makes me wish Tasmanian Devils were like the one in the cartoons. I would like to unleash a bunch of that kind on various officials.

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