Melbourne Lockdown Horror – No Freedom Here
No, it is NOT ‘freedom day’ in Melbourne – not even close:
Around 11 hours ago the lockdown capital of the universe, Melbourne, relaxed a few restrictions – somewhat. It would be ludicrous to compare this with what happened in NSW a few weeks ago. There they really could celebrate ‘Freedom Day’ under the very strong leadership of Dominic Perrottet. But no such luck here. Consider these grim figures:
-The Czech Republic spent 201 days locked down because of the state’s response to the virus.
-London spent 207 days locked down.
-Buenos Aires spent 245 days locked down.
-Melbourne spent 263 days locked down as of October 21, and it is still not over yet.
The truth is, we are STILL in our sixth lockdown! Yes, we have had a minor reprieve, but madness still prevails. We still have these ludicrous restrictions: a 25km travel limit; retail is still closed; schools are still mostly closed; and so on. Um, that is NOT freedom by any stretch of the imagination.
The very fact that Chairman Andrews has made any moves away from lockdown lunacy here is really due to Perrottet: he has shamed Andrews into action. Sydney and NSW are leading the nation in how to proceed, leaving states like Victoria in the dust. So Andrews has been forced to act – at least a little bit – in order not to look like the buffoon that he has been.
But the differences between the two states could not be greater. Even the Federal treasurer Josh Frydenberg has spoken out about the marked contrasts between the two. He said in part:
They’re certainly very legitimate questions to ask and I’ve made similar comments in the past because at 70 per cent double dose vaccination rates in NSW, retail was open, indoor cinemas were open, swimming pools were open, gyms were open. You didn’t need to wear a mask outside, some of the larger events could be held. We haven’t seen those sort of freedoms in Victoria at 70 per cent. They are legitimate questions to ask of the state government as to why people in NSW have got more freedoms at the same vaccination rate than the people of Victoria. https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/politics/josh-frydenberg-questions-over-difference-in-freedoms-in-victoria-nsw-are-legitimate/news-story/fcbca0fb7ffe69522ba41b5842d44c96
The same article offers this handy comparison about a tale of two cities:
70 per cent Victoria
– No home visits
– 10 fully vaccinated people can gather outdoors
– Gyms, spas, saunas and steam rooms closed
– Pubs, clubs and entertainment venues can open to 50 fully vaccinated people outdoors – seated service only
– Outdoor retail only to reopen
– 25km travel limit
– 20 fully vaccinated people allowed at indoor funerals
– 50 fully vaccinated people allowed at outdoor funerals and weddings
70 per cent NSW
– 10-visitor limit in your home
– 30 fully vaccinated people can gather outdoors, or two unvaccinated people
– Gyms, indoor recreation and sporting facilities reopen with density limits
– Group bookings of up to 20 people in hospitality settings with density limits, seated service only indoors, seated or standing service outdoors
– Non-essential retail reopens with density limits
– LGA and 5km travel limits lifted
– 100 fully vaccinated people allowed at funerals, or 5 unvaccinated people
– 100 fully vaccinated people allowed at weddings, or 5 unvaccinated people
80 per cent Victoria
– 10 people (including dependants) can gather inside the home
– 30 people can gather outdoors
– Masks only required indoors
– Hospitality open for seated service only, up to 150 fully vaccinated people inside and 500 outdoors.
– All retail open
– Beauty, hairdressing and personal care open for fully vaccinated people
– Weddings, funerals and religious services for 150 fully vaccinated people indoors, 500 outdoors
80 per cent New South Wales
– 20 people can gather inside the home
– 50 people can gather outdoors
– Masks required indoors, but not in office settings
– Hospitality open for seated and standard service with density limits, group bookings of up to 20. (No booking caps from November 1)
– Retail open, only click and collect for unvaccinated people
– Beauty, hairdressing and personal care open with no customer limits
– No patron caps on weddings, funerals and religious services with fully vaccinated guests
Some of the madness over these past 263 days that I and 5 million other hapless citizens have had to endure include:
-closure of playgrounds, skate parks, tennis courts, golf courses
-no one allowed to visit you at home
-one hour a day allowed outdoors to exercise
-a ban on watching sunsets alone on a windswept beach
-a ban on fishing
–not being able to remove masks while drinking a beer
-not being allowed to sit on a park bench
-shutting down construction in Melbourne for two weeks costing us $1.4 billion
And we have been so terribly impacted by all this:
-decimating the economy
-countless lost livelihoods
-40 businesses a week were closed
-we have had the most deaths in the entire nation
-negative population growth (people are in a mass exodus from here)
-mental health problems escalating
-eating disorders escalating
–drug and alcohol problems escalating
-kids scarred for life
And that is just the short list. Many experts have said that the extreme lockdowns have not only been counterproductive, but have caused more harm than good. Yet power-drunk rulers like Andrews have had to come kicking and screaming to even these very limited rollbacks of the crazy restrictions.
But images are much better than words here. To get a proper feel for what a ghost town Melbourne has been for so long now, please watch this 4-minute video which was taken a few weeks ago – it really does say it all: https://www.reignitedemocracyaustralia.com.au/melbourne-tour/
But the madness that is Victoria is far from over unfortunately. Consider one more bit of insanity and heartlessness, this time from the Victorian head of the AMA. As one news report stated: “The AMA Victoria president, Dr Roderick McRae, said those who do not believe Covid-19 is real or a threat should update their advanced care directives and inform their relatives that they do not wish to receive care in the public health system if diagnosed with the virus.” https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/oct/21/victoria-ama-says-covid-deniers-and-anti-vaxxers-should-opt-out-of-public-health-system-and-let-nature-take-its-course
Good grief, who is this clown? He is actually saying those who have had legitimate questions about all things Covid should be denied health care? Really? Did this guy not take the Hippocratic Oath? You know, the one that says that basic health care should be available to all and denied to none?
Even those who have questions about these matters have paid for the public health system with their taxes. They are just as entitled to make use of it as anyone else. Or will this little medical dictator also be telling us that the
obese, or heavy smokers, or drug takers, or alcoholics, or others deemed unworthy by the state should not get access to health care as well? This guy has been hanging around Dan Andrews too long.
So please: none of this nonsense about ‘Freedom Day’ in Melbourne. It is nothing of the sort. We are still imprisoned in so many ways. And it is Andrews and Co who should have been sent to prison long ago for all the horrific harm they have caused, including the over 800 Victorians killed because of their botched hotel quarantine debacle.
We need a prisoner swap here: Free all of us Victorians and lock up Andrews. Throwing away the key might be a good step as well.
21 Replies to “Melbourne Lockdown Horror – No Freedom Here”
I haven’t commented here for a while Bill, as, at times, I’ve been pretty depressed during this 6th lockdown.
However, I did catch up and read your blog frequently as you write with eloquence and passion.
One thing, I assume forgiveness for Daniel Andrews must be a very trying thought for many Christians at the moment.
Thanks Mark. For a long time now my prayer for Andrews – and others like him – has been that God would improve or remove him. Either he gets gloriously saved, or he is moved out of the way from all his destructive power and influence.
Spot on Bill. This is nowhere near freedom, but a few trinkets from our esteemed Chairman.
Quite right Peter.
Just to answer Mark, yes, forgiving an unrepentant tyrant has to be one of the most trying exercises in the Christian faith, just ask Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
And to you Bill, was Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrong on his attempt on Hitler’s life?
Thanks George. No I do not think he was wrong, and stay tuned: as part of my Resistance Theory series I am doing a piece on him and his resistance to the Nazis.
A very interesting dilemma re Dietrich Bonhoeffer – I am very much look forward to your piece on him Bill.
Re the July Bomb Plot against Hitler it was more of a moral response to the evils of the Nazi regime; after all, by then the Allies had concluded that assassinating Hitler would likely have deferred the ending of the European war, given his strategic military incompetence.
I have tremendous respect and total admiration of the courage of those who tried to resist the Nazis, especially within Germany – their bravery and sacrifice is something to behold, especially now.
Can we imagine today’s younger generation showing the moral fortitude of The White Rose and Sophie Scholl – where today they revere the likes of Greta Thunberg !
Well said and well presented Bill – thanks.
I reside in Queensland and the two clowns up here (Palasuk and di** head Young) are not much better but better none the less than that clown you have in Melbourne.
Excellent bill, look forward to your thoughts
Toxic Thursday Report
COVID-19 Vaccine weekly safety report – 21-10-2021 | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
Side effects/Adverse events = aka – direct effects.
Thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) Total – 156 cases of TTS – 4 this week. (TGA stated 153 last week so correct no should be 157.) 45, 67, 67, year old men. They state 4 cases and only give list 3. TGA seriously need some training in maths!
Quote ‘Sadly, an individual with probable TTS died while in hospital. Information from the coroner indicates that their death was caused by other health conditions and was not related to TTS. Therefore, this case is not being included in the total number of TTS-related deaths.’
quote ‘To 17 October 2021, we have received 1040 reports in individuals under 18 years old after vaccination with Comirnaty (Pfizer) and Spikevax (Moderna). The most commonly reported reactions are dizziness, fainting (syncope) and feeling faint (pre-syncope), nausea and chest pain. ‘
In the last week the TGA has received 2,536 reports of serious injuries post vaxx.
Total serious injuries: 72,011
quote ‘To 17 October 2021, the total number of adverse event reports received where the brand of the COVID-19 vaccine was not specified was 386.’
Have these injuries been added to the 72,011?
• To the 17th of October 612 post vaxx deaths have been reported. – 15 in the last week.
The TGA continues to state that only 9 of these are linked to vaccination. This number has stayed at 9 for some weeks. This is highly suspicious. Is there a particular number where the experiment must be halted?
Tasmania continues to have the highest rate of ‘adverse events’.
• TGA states they have 85 reports of Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP)after AZ.
131 reports of Guillaine Barre Syndrome (paralysis)
How can this be when TGA reported 137 on the 7th October?
• Pfizer – 1,148reports of myocarditis/pericarditis
• Spikevax – 33 reports of myocarditis/pericarditis and 498 ‘adverse events’ – 218 in the last week! Spikevax only commenced in the 3rd week of September.
Total heart inflammation cases = 1,181cases in … 92 in children and adolescents, some as young as 12!
Quote ‘Myocarditis is seen much more commonly in people who become infected with COVID-19 than in people who are vaccinated. The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) continues to emphasise that the protective benefits of the mRNA vaccines far outweigh the rare risk of these side effects in all eligible age groups(link is external). ‘
How diabollically evil! No healthy child or adolescent will die from Covid but now nearly 100 (probably a lot more) will have shortened lives or die from heart inflammation caused by a toxic jab!!
The youngest case of heart inflammation was 12 years old. That will change as they start jabbing children!
• Summary – to 1710 21 COVID-19 vaccine weekly safety report – 21-10-2021 | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
• 612 post vaxx death reports – 15 in last week
• 72,011 serious injuries – 2601 in one week
• Thrombosis with thrombocytopenia 156 reports – 2 reports this week
• Reports of Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) – 85
• 131 reports of Guillaine Barre Syndrome (paralysis)
How can this be when TGA reported 137 cases last week?
• 1181reports of myocarditis and pericarditis have been received – post Pfizer and Spikevax vaxx. – 92 in adolescents, some as young as 12.
The TGA continues to ‘monitor and review’ the genocide.
just FYI, no limit on travel inside metro Melb..so 25km is gone as of today and you can have 10 guests to your house as of today..vax or unvax doesnt matter. Calling these new changes the DomFactor…
Surely it is co-incidental that both Vic and Qld announced opening plans within a day of NSW opening its economy, also to international travellers. It didn’t take long for both States to realise what they would miss. What hypocrisy!
Quite right Lyn.
I have been reading “Covid 19 and the global Predators: We Are the Prey” by Peter R Breggin MD and Ginger Ross Bregan and although it is written by an American about what has happened in America ( mostly), it of course applies to Australia as well, especially since the TGA has banned use of anything but jabs for covid here. It makes riveting, if depressing, reading.
People don’t even know that there is a safe vaccine, Novavax, supposedly available in Au in a month or two…we hope. The TGA can’t give any information on when the Novavax vaccine will be here. Then there is Flinders University’s Professor Nikolai Petrovsky’s vaccine, that is supposed to be the best in the world and not available yet. One wonders why, but follow the money trail. I couldn’t understand why our PM, Scott Morrison, isn’t pushing the development of Petrovsky’s vaccine, but having read Global Predators I now have a fair idea. It’s very sad.
Excellent article, well said.
I was speaking with my wife about this horrible situation, and we have been suffering through this like many others. My wife originally is from Romania and I commented that Nicolae Ceausescu, the dictator of Romania was once settled in his seat of power and it did not take too long for him to be “shot dead like a dog”, so a Romanian expression goes. This has happened in the month of December 1989.
We also have seen incredible changes to this world in just 2 years due to Covid-19. Things and situations can change quickly.
I encourage to continue praying for Victoria, and to pray for significant change here in one of Australia’s most ‘progressive’ states. Daniel Andrews can continue to defy and mock God, but it does not end well for people like him in the end.
Many thanks Matthew.
While I applaud NSW for reopening I notice it is still a two tiered society. For instance 100 vaxxed at a wedding/funeral OR 5 unvaxxed. Still separating the two. While the numbers give us a 20 to 1 vaxxed to unvaxxed ratio something tells me you can’t mix and match like 60 vaxxed and 2 unvaxxed. So yes it is a good first step but vaccine apartheid is still official policy. Will people be say glad government gave them back their freedoms they won’t care about the government backed discrimination??? Just give me my scraps of bread and some circuses and do what thou wilt???
Thanks Paul. Yes sadly this medical apartheid is still taking place in NSW, but the new Premier has promised to end it real soon – perhaps in the next few weeks or so. That is in marked contrast to Victoria where no such plans to end this segregation are on the table.