When will this lockupdown end?

This was a video of Tucker Carlson discussing when will this lockdown end? Very odd to have a Fox News item removed from Youtube.

The same question is being asked in the United States except there it is the states who hold the spigot. It is freedom, and it is prosperity and it is human rights that are all at risk and plenty more besides. Our lives through an early death by virus, hardly at all.

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From The Australian but with the first and last words in the original headline reversed: Virus cabinet to outlive crisis. It begins:

Scott Morrison has signalled his preference for the national cabinet to become a permanent decision-making body to manage the federation, with West Australian Labor Premier Mark McGowan arguing the COVID-19 leaders’ model should replace the Council of Australian Governments.

The Prime Minister said that through the national cabinet — formed in response to the coronavirus pandemic — the “federation had been more responsive and more co-ordinated than we’ve seen in many years”.

Sure thing, and you know why that is? Because in effect the Prime Minister has been Daniel Andrews. Watching Greg [rs] Hunt on Bolt the other day trying to explain why this lockupdown must continue even though the number of deaths is effectively negligible and the incidence of new cases is falling rapidly was itself sickening. What do these people stand for? Who do they represent?

So let us ask what Andrew Bolt asked: What are the actual signs that will signal that you should once again begin opening the economy up?

You may think people are thanking you now, and maybe some are, but in a month the entire country will hate you with such venom you will be astonished at their lack of gratitude, which no one will in the slightest owe you.

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31 Responses to When will this lockupdown end?

  1. WolfmanOz

    Absolutely spot on !

  2. Colonel Bunty Golightly

    Can’t even go for a drive in the car without getting harassed! What’s that about? Don’t want to interact with anyone, don’t even want to get out of the car. Try doing it though and the Stazi hits you with a 1k fine. Forget one month, I hate the bastards now!

  3. Ed Case

    Looks like a Dog & Pony Show to me.
    Greens, Ardern, Andrews, Whoever scream ”Go to Stage 4 now!”, a while later Scotty says we’re going
    to stage 4 now. At some point the food supply will dry up in the cities and the power will switch off and won’t go back on.

  4. Beachcomber

    We are starting to see some resistance to the Covid-1984 tyranny in the USA. Will it start in Australia too?

  5. Ed Case

    We are starting to see some resistance to the Covid-1984 tyranny in the USA. Will it start in Australia too?

    Astroturfed rentacrowd, Greta Thunberg types, old nun with a placard and they’re all Social Distancing?
    America is completely cucked, we’re on our own now.

  6. Yarpos

    The lockdown will start to get unwound the minute it is clear that it is an electoral liability, and not a moment before.

  7. harrys on the boat

    The lockdown will start to get unwound the minute it is clear that it is an electoral liability, and not a moment before.

    Unfortunately, correct.

  8. Mater

    The lockdown will start to get unwound the minute it is clear that it is an electoral liability, and not a moment before.

    The lockdown will start to get unwound the minute the illusion can be cemented that the hundreds of billions of dollars spent on it, was justified. Not a moment before.

  9. Megan

    I’m with Col. Bundy. I hate them now with the power of 1000 suns .

  10. Megan

    Bunty…spellwrecker yet again usurping my freedom of choice.

  11. Iampeter

    Err…why would you want it to end?
    You Trump supporters got everything you wanted, globally no less and you didn’t even need to build any walls.

    You should be celebrating.

  12. Steve

    Well, they deliberately say “hey vaccine 18 months out, but we can nuke you in 5G anyways, steal your private data and make sure youre where you should be”.

    It would be sad if it wasnt true….and 5G at 60 Ghz can obliterate O2 molecules thus making it impossible to breathe. You know all those images of people falling over in the street? Wuhan isa 5G hot bed for 5G testing….did they suffocate? Coincidence?

    But back to the main show…..hey, we can electronically protect people by crawling up thier rear ends electronically via smart phone to “protect” them. Yep. You cant make this stuff up.

    People deserve this crap – they refuse to understand they are building a Chinese surveillance grid around them and bleat “it will never happen here”…and yet we have jackbooted police disrupting funerals.

    People need to wake up. Fast.

  13. Roger

    You may think people are thanking you now, and maybe some are, but in a month the entire country will hate you with such venom you will be astonished at their lack of gratitude, which no one will in the slightest owe you.

    Best para you’ve written here, Steve.

    SloMo is heading for a world of pain if he doesn’t wake up.

    Note Albo’s strategic silence.

  14. Tim Neilson

    Iampeter
    #3412706, posted on April 15, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    I know that you, being unemployable, don’t care what’s happening to the economy as a result of COVID 19 policies.

    But you should.

    You really would find life a lot more fulfilling if you broke free of your 0.0000 [recurring to infinity] lifetime achievement record, got a job, and made a contribution to society in a small way.

    And that will require not just a change of attitude on your part, but an economy where the demand for labour is so strong that even your deficiencies don’t rule you out of contention.

  15. Hay Stockard

    The Pandemic Panic.
    Certainly sucked n all those non-thinkers.
    Is that National Cabinet a legal assembly? I must have slept through that lecture.

  16. Scott Osmond

    As much as I despise Labor they are playing this well at the federal level. Keep quiet, let Scotty play and when people start to ark up step in. Albo will be the next pm. The best part is all the intrusive infrastructure for Australia’s social credit system will already be in place. We are really living in a by factional ruling party system.

  17. Shelley

    You may think people are thanking you now, and maybe some are, but in a month the entire country will hate you with such venom you will be astonished at their lack of gratitude, which no one will in the slightest owe you.

    Do we really think so? Depressingly, so many seem happy with the lockdown, spying, dobbing, ‘making the best with ‘Dress Up Friday’s, etc etc. I really don’t know if it will be the entire country or even a majority. Maybe…I guess if you look at the election result many assumed that ALP would get in (not that it matters now…no difference)…but they didn’t. Maybe the silent majority are just too scared to really speak up. But if that is the case, they need to start speaking up now. Loudly.

  18. Mater

    As much as I despise Labor they are playing this well at the federal level. Keep quiet, let Scotty play and when people start to ark up step in. Albo will be the next pm.

    It’ll make a change to leave Labor a massive debt rather than a full treasury with which they can buy votes.
    Will they even know what to do when they are on the edge of the debt limit?
    Frankly, a smart operator would take a dive, and let Scomo implement the necessary measures to clean up this mess. They’re going to be hugely unpopular.
    It’s a poison chalice, and the opposition benches would now be appearing rather good, for a professional politician.

  19. Shelley

    Australia’s social credit system

    Yep.

  20. Rob MW

    Because in effect the Prime Minister has been Daniel Andrews.

    So it is easier to pass draconian State law directly through the States dominated ‘National Cabinet’ than it is through the States house – the Senate.

    Same ole, same ole………….the Commonwealth doing something indirectly that it cannot do directly – contracting assassins to do their dirty work. Nothing like a bilateral agreement and a bag full of cash.

    Quiz: What did the Labor Party (Keating) do in 1994 that may have avoided this whole fucking mess ?

    Answer

  21. This video just proves what utter gits the MSM is today. Around the 3:00 min mark, this Herald Sun idiot thinks the location app should be made compulsory, just like they do in South Korea, because it’s only another tracking app (what’s one more?).

  22. Dianeh

    They can shove there tracking app up their collectives arses.

    Talked about this tonight at the neighbourhood gathering that occurs each night for pre dinner drinks. We all agree that this whole thing is bullshit and gone on for too long without a defined path for returning to normal. And none of us will sign up to any tracking app.

  23. Dianeh

    Btw, social distancing is maintained at the drinks. Bullshit or not, can’t guarantee that one of the neighbours won’t dob us in.

  24. Professor Fred Lenin

    Cabinet of Naional Unity ? Didnt they try that in Petrograd in 1917? They assumed Lenin,Trotsky and Stalin were reasonable men who loved democracy ,that worked well didnt it ?

  25. Hay Stockard

    Can someone appeal to Photios’s self interest to get Gauleiter Ghastly Gladys to at least open the pubs and clubs. The cook is getting tired of taking the empties to the recycler. She’s worried it’s not a sufficient reason to be on the roads paid for by our taxes.

  26. Crossie

    You may think people are thanking you now, and maybe some are, but in a month the entire country will hate you with such venom you will be astonished at their lack of gratitude, which no one will in the slightest owe you.

    I think a lot of our pollies are too stupid to even realise that.

  27. Craig Strange

    We are following the imperial college recommendations.

    What was not mentioned is that that report says the lockdown has to be kept up for 18 months or more until a vaccine is found. This was never mentioned by our terrible government. Sweden looks to be far smarter in their approach. Deaths are trending down there now.

    From the report
    “The major challenge of suppression is that this type of intensive intervention package – or something equivalently effective at reducing transmission – will need to be maintained until a vaccine becomes available (potentially 18 months or more) – given that we predict that transmission will quickly rebound if interventions are relaxed.”

  28. ryki

    The lockdown will start to get unwound the minute the illusion can be cemented that the hundreds of billions of dollars spent on it, was justified. Not a moment before.

    Their fundamental problem is that right now, the entire set of policies is being judged thr0ugh the lens of hysteria. Only around 25 per cent of people are thinking straight. The rest are too busy deciding how many HAZMAT suits to wear whilst buying groceries to consider the fact that in a few months time the credit markets will freeze up and the government won’t even be able to pay its police force to enforce this lunacy.

    The moment this hysteria ends then the remaining 25 per cent or so of the population with some intellectual capacity will begin to start asking hard questions. And it won’t matter how politicians spin it, they will face enormous (and likely criminal) consequences.

    So what that means is that politicians are between a rock and a hard place. They didn’t start the hysteria, they merely followed the popular cause to get us into these lockdowns, but now that we are here, they can’t afford to allow people to start seeing things rationally. So they will try and fudge every set of data and continue to keep people as frightened as possible.

    Like I said, there is a shelf life on all this. Once the government can no longer pay its police force (and/or credit markets seize up) then the whole thing stops instantaneously anyway. Of course, if we get that far (and sadly, I think we will) then it will be an absolute catastrophe for all of us.

  29. Andre Lewis

    The numerous ‘experts’ on everything medical that sprang up like weeds to get in the ear of various politicians will be very reluctant to give up their place in the sun. Too many politicians like the Victorian and Queensland premiers also love being able to up the power and control over people so won’t back of any time soon. In the case of Queensland with an election in November the palace chook will want to claim the media spotlight as long as she can to rob the opposition of a voice.
    So to satisfy the whims and ambitions of pollies and academic talking heads we will destroy the livelihoods of thousands of small businesses and put untold numbers of workers on the unemployment scrapheap. Protected species in public service roles will enjoy the ride without personal consequences. Brilliant!

  30. Maj

    Iampeter:

    You Trump supporters got everything you wanted, globally no less and you didn’t even need to build any walls.

    It is what we wanted — zero immigration, baby! — but like any good thing it has unwanted side effects.

    We need to ensure the mums and dads who own property don’t become the unforeseen victims of closed borders. Millions of Aussies stand to lose if property prices decline, or even flat lines, due to the precipitous drop in immigration.

    The solution is to allow negative geared property investors a 150% of deduction for a period of 5 years. This will put a floor under the property market, helping all property owners, while providing relief to landlords suffering from the government’s mandatory rent reductions and ban on evictions.

    I have written to my Member of Parliament asking him to consider this proposal. If you care about the value of your home and/or investment properties, you should too.

  31. Maj

    Craig Strange:

    We are following the imperial college recommendations.

    Also from the advice based on the Imperial College report:

    “It was agreed that a policy of alternating between periods of more and less strict social distancing measures could plausibly be effective at keeping the number of critical care cases within capacity. These would need to be in place for at least most of a year. Under such as policy, at least half of the year would be spent under the stricter social distancing measures.”

    This means you open up restaurants and pubs, with social distancing rules in place and then if there is a spike in the rate of transmission, you shut it all down again until you have transmissions under control again.

    What business will want to re-open knowing their income-earning potential will be severely hampered by social distancing rules, and knowing they will probably get shut down again in a month or two?

    As President Trump has in mind: When you declare the economy reopened, you do it once and for good.

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