We are in never-ending lockdown madness:
Blink, and you are in another lockdown. Victoria is now in its sixth lockdown – SIXTH. These are never-ending, perpetual lockdowns. It seems they will never come to an end. Our power-drunk leaders absolutely love the control they have over the masses. This will not end – and it will not end well.
Of course those making these draconian and irrational decisions to lock entire states down because of a handful of COVID cases pay zero costs. They still go to work on their full, guaranteed, taxpayer-funded salaries. Dan Andrews will keep getting his $8,500 weekly salary. He will not struggle on $400 a week or whatever crumbs are thrown to the rest of us peons.
It is we who suffer. The collateral costs of this lockdown madness is simply astronomical. Business and livelihoods lost, mental health problems, suicides, drug abuse, and domestic violence are just some of the costs that ordinary people must pay for these inane policies. And this incessant baloney about ‘we are all in this together’ could not be more false.
Our leaders, politicians, bureaucrats and health “experts” are not paying the price. They are not being forced to live on paltry government handouts that so many folks are now who are imprisoned at home and not allowed to work. Um, earth calling our tin pot dictators: those in construction and retail, those who are transport workers, tradies, caterers, etc – these folks do not work from home!
How many countless restaurants, pubs, venues and small businesses were given a mere hour to shut everything down once again, given that evenings and weekends are especially when they get so much business and patronage? Now it is all down the drain once again.
These people suffer enormously, and simply cannot function with being in home imprisonment every other week. Just the mental, emotional and psychological problems alone are enormous here. Recently, calls to suicide helplines have not been higher.
Locking people away for months on end with no relief in sight is just so damaging. People cannot even visit their lonely and desperate grandparents. No wonder one of the main punishments in prison is solitary confinement. We are social beings, and we thrive with others, but suffer greatly when isolated and alone.
I just earlier got a comment from someone so very burdened and concerned about all this. The person wondered if no one else cared about these things I assured her that many do, including myself. I said we are not alone, but the powers that be seem intent on keeping us alone, isolated and away from one another.
For example, my wife and I were to have had a terrific couple coming this weekend from rural Victoria to catch up, share a meal, and so on. A major reason we were all looking forward to this time together was to encourage one another, pray for each other, and try to cheer each other up.
We are all so devastated by this incessant madness by our tyrannical leaders, and we were so eager to briefly catch up to refresh our spirits and renew our fellowship. But now that is all off – yet again, as it is for millions of others. Five lousy cases and seven million Victorians are again in jail for an entire week – at least.
And we have had enough of the tired mantra being pushed by our leaders that once enough people get the jab, we can get our freedoms back. Yeah right. First of all, what arbitrary number are we looking at here? 75 per cent? 80 per cent? 85 per cent. Just what science is that based on?
And when the State steals away our basic freedoms and human rights, and then offers to hand a few of them back in dribs and drabs, there is nothing meritorious or praiseworthy about that. Indeed, they never should have taken our liberties away in the first place.
Furthermore, consider the case of Israel, a nation with one of the highest vaccination rates in the world. Has that meant the people are now free there? Not at all. Not only do the fully vaccinated still get the virus and pass it on, but now government authorities are talking about even MORE health mandates and lockdowns!
Consider what one recent article said about this:
Despite being the most heavily vaccinated country in the world, Israel has just imposed new restrictions on its population, and the body responsible for generating its COVID policies just admitted that a lockdown in September is no longer a remote possibility.
Israel’s coronavirus cabinet announced Tuesday night that starting Aug. 20, the country will revive its full green pass system. Starting Sunday, masks will be mandatory in all indoor and outdoor gatherings and even fully vaccinated parents responsible for caring for a child in quarantine will be demanded to isolate as well (for children 12 and under).
Israel reported nearly 4K new cases over the previous 24 hours it announced on Tuesday, the biggest daily jump in new cases since March, when the country’s vaccination program was still in its infancy. Another 7 people were reported dead from COVID on Monday, bringing the 48 hour death toll to 17, the highest level in four months.
Israel’s ‘green pass’ system grants access to places and activities only for people who have been fully vaccinated, who have recovered from COVID, or who tested negative in the past 72 hours. With the new restrictions, the system will only apply to gatherings with more than 100 people. But pretty soon, the restrictions could be tightened, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Earlier Tuesday, the Israeli Health Ministry announced that both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers coming to Israel from the US and 17 other countries will need to quarantine for 2 weeks starting Aug. 10. The JPost also reported that the Health Ministry has opened the door to a possible lockdown this fall if hospitalizations and deaths increase.
“The Delta epidemic is extremely contagious, and is spreading all over the world,” said Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. “Avoid crowds, and get vaccinated – now. Otherwise, there will be no choice but to impose more severe restrictions, including a lockdown.”
Defense Minister Benny Gantz added: “We need to prepare the public and public opinion for a lockdown in September, which is a month in which the economic damage will be less, and accelerate the immunization effort to try to prevent it.” https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/israel-revives-covid-restrictions-cases-soar-warns-possible-lockdown-september
When will folks realise we are being lied to? Our despots have no intention of letting us go. They do not give a rip of loved ones dying all alone, of private sector jobs lost, of the economy in ruins, of weddings again crashed, of more suicides and mental health problems, of funerals devoid of loved ones, of hopes dashed and dreams crushed.
Here in Victoria it is now lockdown number six – with more surely coming. That is our fate. The last lockdown ended only nine days ago. We have been effectively in lockdown for the past half year and there is no end in sight. This current one is supposed to go for seven days. Does anyone believe that? What a joke.
Enough is enough. Time to go Dan. And Gladys, Annastacia, Mark, Stephen. You have lost the plot and have proven to be utterly incompetent and useless leaders. You are the ones who should be in prison, not us.