Victorian government decides that Black Lives Don’t Matter

Last week is a foreign country; they did things differently there. The Financial Review, 29 May:

“For all of June, at least June, and it could go beyond that, if you have been working from home, you must continue working from home,” Mr Andrews told reporters on Friday.

“The Chief Health Officer’s directions from Monday will include if you have been working from home, you must continue working from home … and your employer will be obliged to continue to support you.

“This is not an ask, this is an absolute requirement … there is no option but to do this”.

 
That’s a lot of authoritarian concern for the welfare and safety of white people.

But the country’s foremost lockdown rigorist – the same Daniel Andrews – today approved a Saturday ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest in Melbourne that’s expected to draw up to 30,000 people to Parliament House. VicPol Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius says nobody will be fined but all those present must “abide by the law” and “take into consideration directions from the Chief Health Officer around social distancing.”

Either the Premier and the CHO have been lying to Victorians about the dangers of coronavirus or they are OK about risking the elderly and the infirm with a COVID-19 spike in the name of George Floyd. Which is it? And given the protest has been organised by Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (LOL) – which invites Aborigines to attend en masse – will the two men take responsibility for Aboriginal deaths that ensue?

Hey remember back in the olden days last week when there was a Spanish Flu virus killing millions of people and everyone agreed every single person had to be locked in their houses or be terrorised by the media and arrested for aged-care-home 2nd degree murder? Neither does anyone else.” Twostix

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63 Responses to Victorian government decides that Black Lives Don’t Matter

  1. stackja

    Dan makes it up as he goes along.
    Victorian voters are gullible.

  2. Mak Siccar

    Chairman Dan the Dick-tator is the ultimate hypocrite. VicPol is directed to fine and bully individuals but not fine people en masse. The rego plates should change the motto to ‘Victoria State of Despair’.

  3. Bruce

    Increasingly, daily, Naff-Danistan closely resembles places into which no sane person would venture.

    All the more for the locals, I guess.

  4. Exit Stage Right

    Surely grown ups don’t think and act this way.
    Then again, maybe they do. It is Victoria after all.
    Its a sad day when the kiddies are running the country.

  5. caveman

    And they cancelled ANZAC day.

    30,000 people, China Virus , feel rogered some what.

  6. Roger

    Either the Premier and the CHO have been lying to Victorians about the dangers of coronavirus or they are OK about risking the elderly and the infirm with a COVID-19 spike in the name of George Floyd. Which is it?

    Take a wild guess.

  7. nb

    Think about it this way. You will be fined if you are socialising outside and do not attend the ‘protest’.

  8. Victorian voters are gullible.

    No, not all by any means, but those that are drag down the rest of us.

  9. Wallace

    Hypocrisy writ large. Never a truer word spoken.
    This must be the way communists think. Par for the course.
    Was he advised by his communist compatriots in Beijing, who have advised him on the belt and road program for Victoria.
    I don’t think he is clever enough to have thought it through for himself.
    What ever it takes.

  10. The rego plates should change the motto to ‘Victoria State of Despair’.

    The current motto is ‘The Education State’. Methinks it should be ‘The Re-Education State’, to fit in with the Belt and Road initiative.

  11. Bronson

    Makes the whole disastrous lock down utterly pointless. Dan no idea does it again.

  12. Fred

    I just lodged a complaint with IBAC against the Chief Commissioner for not fining people due to their political views.

  13. Squirrel

    Heartening to know that the fine print of the Belt and Road deal still allows demos – the state-sanctioned protests about the smothering of Hong Kong and the repression of the Uighurs will surely be next.

  14. Alex

    “The rego plates should change the motto to ‘Victoria State of Despair’.”
    No try Victoria the Propaganda State.

  15. a reader

    I’ve always read the Victorian number plates as The Re-Education State

  16. Tim Neilson

    Squirrel
    #3473600, posted on June 3, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    Actually that’s a great idea.

    After this one’s been and gone with no arrests, apply to the Hunchback for permission to hold an anti-CCP rally and see what he says.

  17. jupes

    Exemptions:

    RoP weddings,
    Abo funerals,
    US BLM protests.

    Who the fuck are these clowns kidding. Meanwhile I’m imprisoned in my hotel room on day 14 of my quarantine. Apparently the plane arrived at 18:46, 14 days ago, so they will start to move people out from that time tonight. A staggered check out so we keep to the stupid social distancing rules.

    Never mind that we had a bat-flu check two days ago (and passed), never mind that we had our temperature taken this arvo (and passed). No, we must hang in the room for another 3 or 4 hours.

    What a fucking crock!

  18. Graham

    Dan Andrews represents the utter madness and hypocrisy of the contemporary Left. If it is OK for tens of thousands of halfwits to virtue signal at a pointless rally, then there can be no reason for any form of lockdown to continue in Victoria.
    Victoria – the failed state. Bring on the looting and rioting: you know you want to.

  19. Ed Case

    Either the Premier and the CHO have been lying to Victorians about the dangers of coronavirus or they are OK about risking the elderly and the infirm with a COVID-19 spike in the name of George Floyd. Which is it?

    Neither.
    They don’t give a fuck about the people protesting over George Floyd, we’re on the same page there.

  20. sfw

    Don’t worry, the Vic Liberal Opposition are surely onto this, as we read they are planning their tactics to expose Andrews and his gov as hollow men and women. Soon they will announce their Liberal Conservative plans and how to implement them. Just wait!

  21. Ceres

    Big Fines for employers asking workers to return to the office, free rein for lefties who vote for Ghengis Dan, to protest up close and personal, on Saturday. Must be a discrimination case to be pursued there.

  22. Lee

    This the same dictator who wants people to dob in businesses for carrying out their lawful business.
    Andrews can get stuffed.

  23. Lee

    I never heard of any protest, big or small – let alone a state government sanctioned one –
    in Australia, when completely innocent Aussie ex-pat Justine Damond was shot dead by a black Minneapolis cop.

  24. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I never heard of any protest, big or small – let alone a state government sanctioned one –
    in Australia, when completely innocent Aussie ex-pat Justine Damond was shot dead by a black Minneapolis cop.

    #whitelivesdontmatter

  25. Lee

    #whitelivesdontmatter

    I think Pauline Hansen found that out in Canberra.

  26. Professor Fred Lenin

    Is the fist in the illustration holding chopsticks ,very appropriate homage to the people who bought the alp from the union mafia ,the previous owners .

  27. Colonel Bunty Golightly

    At least there won’t be much looting! Not much left to loot in sad ol’ Victoria. On the up side, I am guessing most things will still burn! And in a few month time the welfare bill should start to drop significantly.

  28. Scott Osmond

    Just one more humiliation ritual piled on the others our leaders and their lackies have been subjecting us to over the last couple of decades.

  29. Fair Shake

    I signed up with the Vic Libs last week as an Anyone But Chairman Dan. Let’s have at it.
    Since then…crickets.
    30,000 mob is ok but no Anzac gatherings, no Mothers Days get togethers, A deputy assistance medical officer who post offensive Capn Cook twitter messages, a belt and noose initiative, and not a peep from our opposition.
    Stick a fork in this state of Vic, we are cooked.

  30. Tel

    Either the Premier and the CHO have been lying to Victorians about the dangers of coronavirus or they are OK about risking the elderly and the infirm with a COVID-19 spike in the name of George Floyd. Which is it?

    What are you talking about? Dingbat Dan would love to see another spike so he can spring into action and save everyone … all over again … with even more arbitrary rules, medical chiefs, and self promotion.

    The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, “See if it weren’t for the government, you wouldn’t be able to walk.”

    – Harry Browne

  31. Docket62

    with even more arbitrary rules, medical chiefs, and self promotion.

    Unless of course we organise a rally of some description for 30,000 of our closest FB friends…. then we’ll get a free ticket to comingle.

  32. notafan

    30,000 intentions.

    Cold and wet and covid paranoid.

    I say 3,000 will turn out.

  33. Googoomuck

    Oh it gets better. The cops will be blitzing the national and state parks to make sure people are abiding by the rules. In the fresh air and the open spaces. But it’s OK to congregate in the city.

    I saw workers sterilising the sign poles on the bike track today. Another serious hazard removed. Thank you, Comrade Andrews.

  34. Goanna

    The weather forecast for Saturday is 13 max. – a good day for a possum skin coat in those cold city streets.

    My guess is that these coats are made from NZ possum skins.

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  36. Lee

    Dollars to donuts, Dictator Dan would not allow, say, a relatively small anti-abortion march through the city in the same circumstances.
    The man’s arrogance and hypocrisy are beyond belief.

  37. Whalehunt Fun

    There is a third option. Andrews is a cretin.
    I wonder which it could be. Perhaps it is all three.

  38. Old Lefty

    Fatty Ashton’s KGB Keystones barged into a Catholic church last Sunday to make sure there were no more than the regulation ten present last Sunday (ignoring hipster cafes nearby) and stopped a Greek Orthodox funeral a few weeks ago, while the coffin was being carried out, to check on numbers.

    Business owners, I understand, are planning to board up windows on Saturday in Yarragrad. I hope churches and synagogues are also prepared, give the deliberate targeting we have seen in the US and the extensive record of unprosecuted church arson (incited by the ABC and Fairfax).

  39. notafan

    There was a brumby cull protest on the steps of the Victorian parliament yesterday.

  40. Tezza

    Aren’t aboriginal communities meant to be particularly vulnerable to Covid? Andrews should impose particularly stringent social distancing on the protesters.

  41. The Sheriff

    And as usual, the Vic Coalition are too gutless to say anything.

  42. Old Lefty

    Spot on, Lee. When the police grudgingly have a permit for a pro-life march a few years ago, they stood by smirking as radical left activists jostled a pregnant woman and pushed her tongue ground.

  43. Nob

    No worries, just put up the BLM signs, send out the t shirts and invite your mates to the party

  44. MJ

    What a hypocrite. He should stick to his Chinese Bat and Rat Project.

  45. jupes

    What is that quote about the commies?

    Something about once they get you to repeat their lies, knowing that they are just that, then they have broken you.

    We have reached that point in Australia.

  46. candy

    Would be ironic if Melbourne hosts a Black Lives Mater protest with thousands of people in close quarters, and there is a corona outbreak.
    Probably very very unlikely but with many people in close contact for hours and some unfortunately not of cleanliness manner etc.

  47. Hay Stockard

    Coincidence? Or something more sinister?

  48. flyingduk

    Aren’t aboriginal communities meant to be particularly vulnerable to Covid? Andrews should impose particularly stringent social distancing on the protesters.

    Indeed they are, I work in health care and they were certainly on our ‘high risk’ matrix. Andrews might just as well be handing out virus soaked blankets!

  49. Professor Fred Lenin

    This Saturday it will be 13 c with showers ,serve them right if there was a covid cluster from this close proximity tv selfie shambles , how would Dan An Droo explain that ?
    Dan An Droo ,sounds a bit celestial doesnt it ? Most appropriate .

  50. Slim Cognito

    Let them do it. In a few weeks they will literally be saying “I can’t breathe”.

  51. Hay Stockard

    Jupes,
    Pubs have been open, with a few petty restrictions, since Monday in NSW.
    I have no idea how this helps your situation. I just thought you would be pleased to know

  52. Jupes,
    Pubs have been open, with a few petty restrictions*, since Monday in NSW.
    I have no idea how this helps your situation. I just thought you would be pleased to know

    *no profits allowed.
    Qld has the same restriction, & even better restrictions for in a few days time.

  53. Tintarella di Luna

    There is a third option. Andrews is a cretin.

    I have always seen that as the first option. I have looked at that man’s demeanour, IMHO he is intellectually impaired as well as soulless and morally bankrupt.

  54. PB

    All I know is that the crime rate around Cairns plummeted once Yarrabah was locked down.

  55. Passerby

    Jesus, a black woman tell a white privileged woman she is not oppressed but the white woman keeps on.
    How on earth did the world become so absurd? Its like psychosis on the part of these protesters, brainwashed!
    Video of the event
    https://twitter.com/sesus3/status/1268230621698174978

  56. mem

    Aren’t aboriginal communities meant to be particularly vulnerable to Covid? Andrews should impose particularly stringent social distancing on the protesters.

    Don’t be silly, there will be very few Aboriginal people and heaps of lefty thugs and students, The usual rent a crowd. And most won’t even be able to articulate why they are protesting. They might think about the fact that more Aboriginal people in Australia are killed by other Aboriginals than by non Aboriginals and that Aboriginals have the highest rate of domestic violence and violence towards women and children. This is not something to be proud of but it seems it is better to blame everyone else than actually hold your own community to account.

  57. Robbo

    Andrews is a fucking hypocrite. The sooner he gets the boot the better but his legacy will be a well and truly knackered Victoria.
    By the way when all the plaudits slow down over the appointment of Shane Patton as Chief Commissioner of Police in Victoria it would be wise to remember that it was the same Shane Patton who led the persecution of Cardinal George Pell. The DPP did not want to proceed against Pell because they thought the evidence against him did not stack up. No worries said Ashton and Patton if you don’t like that evidence then we can manufacture something stronger. Many are applauding the appointment of Patton. I am not one of them.

  58. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Don’t be silly, there will be very few Aboriginal people and heaps of lefty thugs and students, The usual rent a crowd. And most won’t even be able to articulate why they are protesting. They might think about the fact that more Aboriginal people in Australia are killed by other Aboriginals than by non Aboriginals and that Aboriginals have the highest rate of domestic violence and violence towards women and children

    Seems “Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance” are behind the protest – be prepared for lots of faux Aborigines to be present – and Melbourne cops are getting their knickers in a twist about other protest movements, with their own agendas turning up. More popcorn, anyone?

  59. stevem

    I think NSW has achieved no community transmissions this week and a grand total of 15 new cases – all in hotel quarantine. Victoria, on the other hand, has managed multiple community outbreaks and 53 of the 90 cases Australia wide in the last week.
    If anywhere was a risk of further outbreaks at the moment it’s Victoria.

    Andrews never ceases to amaze those of us outside Victoria, yet got rel-elected convincingly. What is wrong with the 42% of Victorians who voted for this man?

  60. Lee

    There is a third option. Andrews is a cretin.

    I have always seen that as the first option. I have looked at that man’s demeanour, IMHO he is intellectually impaired as well as soulless and morally bankrupt.

    You are being much too kind to Dictator Dan, Tintarella.

  61. min

    Well The Sheriff if you only watch the ABC and read the Age of course you would think the opposition are not doing anything to stop Andrews . They are making waves on the airways and print but only those who support conservatives the rest of the media choose to ignore them .

  62. John A

    Mak Siccar #3473503, posted on June 3, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Chairman Dan the Dick-tator is the ultimate hypocrite. VicPol is directed to fine and bully individuals but not fine people en masse. The rego plates should change the motto to ‘Victoria State of Despair’.

    This is the text of a letter/email I have just fired off to my local MLA (government side):

    “Dear XX, thanks for your email reply.

    I note that there seems to be a significant problem in the Cabinet and State Parliament.

    We are supposed to be cautious in relaxing the restrictions, and yes, we see signs on the Monash Freeway reminding us to stay home, reinforced in the daily press, such as this from the Financial Review quoting the Premier:
    ‘”For all of June, at least June, and it could go beyond that, if you have been working from home, you must continue working from home,” Mr Andrews told reporters on Friday.
    “The Chief Health Officer’s directions from Monday will include if you have been working from home, you must continue working from home … and your employer will be obliged to continue to support you.

    “This is not an ask, this is an absolute requirement … there is no option but to do this”. ‘

    However, the Cabinet and the Premier have seen fit to permit a large rally on Saturday (reported in The Age online at https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/melbourne-protesters-warned-to-stay-peaceful-and-socially-distant-20200603-p54yxq.html ).

    Whilst encouraging observance of the current restrictions, the Police have already signalled that they will not be issuing fines to rally-goers even though it is clear that the rally will exceed the current limit of 20 for outside group gatherings.

    If that is the case, why are all law-abiding workers being threatened with large fines?

    Either “there is no option” or there is no penalty. The contradiction makes a mockery of the restrictions and brings into disrepute the law and the work of the Police.

    Why does the Parliament stand for this? As the law-making body of the State, why are you and your colleagues allowing this denigration of the rule of law in Victoria?

    Yours sincerely,

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