Bill Muehlenberg: The Riots That Finished Off Covid

I guess this is my last piece on the coronavirus. Why is that? Because our enlightened leaders think it is over. Have they said that? Well not quite, but actions speak far louder than words, and with one leader after another allowing mass protests over the weekend, they made it clear that they believe corona is a sham and a scam.

Of course plenty of us have been saying this all along. We have been asking hard questions for many months now, questioning the dodgy numbers, the rubbery figures, the baseless projections, the reckless modelling, the hyper-draconian lockdown measures, the overreliance on iffy experts, the reckless expansion of State powers, and the shrinking of individual freedoms.

And it seems that all our doubts, concerns and questions may have been justified. The disgusting double standards of our leaders have been just appalling, especially over the past week. For months they have told us that we are all going to die if we do not fully do everything we are told.

They claimed millions would die and it would be the end of the world as we know it if we all did not completely and fully obey everything they said. They demanded of us that we be servile sheeple, asking no questions and offering no resistance.

So they imposed upon us masses the most austere and draconian of restrictions and lockdown measures, resulting in destroyed economies around the world, and probably far more deaths from mental health problems, depression and suicide in the long run than from the virus itself.

And they insisted that all this was for our own good. To enforce their coercive utopianism on the rest of us, they turned free nations into police states. They arrested countless people and raised many millions of dollars in fines because of these sorts of horrendous evils of their recalcitrant citizens:

-sitting alone on a bench in a deserted park
-swimming or surfing alone in a vast ocean
-walking alone on a totally deserted beach
-playing golf on an empty course
-going to a granddaughter’s birthday party
-daring to attend church services
-daring to attend a wedding or go to the funeral of a loved one
-seeking to reopen a business so that one’s family could be fed and bills could be paid
-seeking to celebrate Mother’s Day
-seeking to celebrate Anzac Day

The list is endless, and I have documented heaps of these cases over the past few months. This was a hysterical and mad overreaction by governments, by leaders, by the authorities, by the police, and by anyone who got a little whiff of their newfound powers. These folks became quite drunk on power and control.

They loved it. All these tinpot dictators sprang to life overnight. We all had to put up with these petty tyrants. I even had firsthand encounters with these mini-Hitlers who so relished their newly discovered powers that they were treating people like dirt as they dared to get a few staples at grocery stores.

But then came along a new cause for the media to divert our attention with. All of a sudden it is as if Covid disappeared because now the media wanted us to find a new cause to panic over and emote about. The new narrative – really an old one resurrected – is that all whites are evil, all cops are bad, and all blacks are fully innocent.

And of course the media and many of our politicians and leaders fully jumped on board this cause as well. So we had all the protests, which for so many was just another excuse to riot, to loot, and to burn down cities. And as I have mentioned before, how convenient that these twin crises have emerged in an American election year.

Hmm, what better way to seek to bring down a sitting President that the left, the media, and our elites utterly hate, than to destroy the economy and destroy our cities. How convenient indeed. Any crisis will do. Any excuse will do to further wallow in Trump Derangement Syndrome.

So Covid was quickly and easily forgotten about as mass protests were not only allowed but often encouraged by leftist leaders around the globe. Be they Labor Premiers in Australia or Democrat governors and mayors in America, almost all of them did absolutely nothing to stop these mobs protesting. They could have done something, but most refused to do anything.

So now we are left with two main possible outcomes. And either one tells us what a bunch of hacks and crooks we have for leaders. Either outcome should enrage the real citizens of the world to consider getting rid of these leaders pronto.

One, we will see a massive spike in new corona cases because of all these mass protests, with countless selfish folks totally ignoring any social distancing and stay at home advice. If this happens, all the power-hungry politicians who allowed these marches should be sacked immediately.

Two, we will see no massive spike in new corona cases. In which case, we can question all the gloom and doom alarmism and baloney our leaders have been force-feeding us all these months. If this happens, all the power-hungry politicians who destroyed our economies and our nations should be sacked immediately.

Either way, they will have been found out to be the frauds they are. They are either the greatest hypocrites we have seen in a long time, and deserve to be treated like the useless wonders that they are, or they will have been shown to be tyrants who love power and will find any cheap excuse to lord it over the masses.

Both scenarios tell us just how bad most of them are.

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56 Responses to Bill Muehlenberg: The Riots That Finished Off Covid

  1. stackja

    NSW health bureaucrat has 2020 hindsight on Ruby Princess.
    Now State premiers need to get everything open today.

  2. stackja

    ANTIFA and USA bureaucrats seem to be allied. I am shocked!

  3. stackja

    ANTIFA and USA Democrats seem to be allied. I am shocked!

  4. PK

    Couldn’t have been put better.

  5. John snowy Bowyer

    This author is far, far too generous with the Australian politicians and our media!
    Filthy people who can only be dealt with at the ballot box but I expect the Stock Exchange to tank very soon and then the real depression will start. The media are too dumb to even read last weeks news never mind any history. They parroted that the last major Depression in UK lasted one hundred years but only once. I figure we cannot lose they have picked a fight with the electorate and you never ever win those!

  6. NoFixedAddress

    From now on, no matter what it is, there should be only one clear and consistent response, PROVE IT.

  7. Bruce

    Fair and reasonable analysis.

    But just a test-run of social / behavioral engineering.

    MORE to follow.

  8. nb

    ‘how bad most of them are.’
    And we vote for them and listen to their propaganda.

  9. Their problem now is to sustain it until November – five months.
    They’ve started too early so will need to find at least two more crises.

  10. Bruce of Newcastle

    actions speak far louder than words

    Yup. The voters now know that the political class are a bunch of total hypocrites. Which is a fun self-inflicted wound. Suck on that Gladys. Good luck getting re-elected.

  11. Boambee John

    One, we will see a massive spike in new corona cases because of all these mass protests, with countless selfish folks totally ignoring any social distancing and stay at home advice. If this happens, all the power-hungry politicians who allowed these marches should be sacked immediately.

    Don’t forget that Queensland has already conducted an experiment, early in the process, when forecasts of imminent doom were at their most hysterical.

    The local government elections there were conducted with voting in person at polling places. Surely if the Kung Flu was as dangerous as the “experts” said, there would have been a spike in infections two weeks later. Did this occur?

  12. Nighthawk the Elder

    No politician will be sacked as none will take responsibility for either outcome. The bullsh*t excuses from the pollies will flow thick and fast, whichever it goes in a couple of weeks.

  13. Rohan

    Bruce, I honestly think that Gladys is the most likely to be re-elected.

    Palacechook and Four Bin Dan on the other hand are gone.

  14. Nighthawk the Elder

    … whichever way it goes…

    We really need an edit function.

  15. Fair Shake

    A friend of mine is a Vic Police officer who could not bring himself to fining people for COVID infringements, Tells me, as the State slowed and closed the economy, Vic Pol were v supportive of the front line troups . “youre doing a great job, keep going, keep warning people fines will be next…”
    Then they green flagged fines. Well one officer fined 6 people in one night. “Well done all, excellent work..”
    Then the backlash for fining people …. “effective immediately all fines must be approved and signed off by a Sergeant and the station head for the day” …all of this in capital letters.
    We’re right behind you guys …until we’re not.

  16. Kev from Canberra

    Nicely put. I think no less of them now than before, sadly. Cheers.

  17. Roger W

    Good vent. We all agree.
    But it won’t happen, will it.
    I talk to endless numbers of people who seem to revel in the fear created and happily swing from one media driven crisis to the next, just like the crowds in 1984 could instsntly switch their hate 2 minutes.
    I’m afraid Orwell was more accurate than one could possibly fear.

  18. Leo G

    Either way, they will have been found out to be the frauds they are. They are either the greatest hypocrites we have seen in a long time, and deserve to be treated like the useless wonders that they are, or they will have been shown to be tyrants who love power and will find any cheap excuse to lord it over the masses.

    But we have Commonwealth and State Parliaments that function to provide a forum for popular representation, and to scrutinise the actions of government leaders.

    Oh that’s right. The constitutional parliaments didn’t function during the “crisis”.
    Why was that again?
    Something about a ban on public gatherings?
    Funny about that. A regulation that stops functioning of a constitutional parliament?
    Can’t find it in my copy of the Australian Constitution.
    Perhaps it’s some kind of divine right of unelected bureaucrats to command executive government.

  19. H B Bear

    Time to file alongside Y2K.

    It’s over.

  20. H B Bear

    Only the economic pain to come.

  21. Professor Fred Lenin

    Good time to abolish career politics , one term in a lifetime and recall by petition ,self funded super and no perks on retirement . It would be good for politicians too ,no more hurt feelings from electoral defeat .

  22. liliana

    The great social engineering experiment of 2020. What did is prove? Well based on how many people downloaded the totally useless app it proved there are quite a number of sheeple among us.

  23. Ceres

    My thoughts exactly. As for the electorate – bunch of lemmings

  24. Faye

    I agree with everything you say. The happenstance of a worldwide ‘killer Wuhan virus lockdown’ intercepted by worldwide ‘violent protests at the killing of a black man by a white policeman who took an inordinately long time to keep his knee pushing into the pleading black man’s neck whilst looking directly into the camera with the casual stance of his hand in his trouser pocket ?aiding? the leg in pushing down’ were both designed to turn Americans against President Trump.

    With the American elections happening on 3 November next and the Democrats, RINOs and the whole of the Deep State want President Trump done away with (there are trillions at stake), time is running desperately short. Since their methods so far to get rid of him have failed, they would be prepared to do ANYTHING.

    President Trump will win that election by a HUGE margin.

  25. NoFixedAddress

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  26. Dr Faustus

    Only the economic pain to come.

    Nobody should forget the pain yet to come.
    Years of it.

    Not just free childcare unexpectedly vanishing.

  27. stackja

    NSW deputy premier wants NRL crowds back in the stands very soon.

  28. Lazlo

    Quite so Guest Author and very well said.
    So, what are we actually going to do about it?
    I’ll tell you what, if you keyboard warriors are up for it.

    If Gladys or her Top Cop/Health Bureaucrat/Any Excuse for Making a Decision flunckey threaten Navarra, then we should be on the streets, daring the police to arrest us just like last Saturday.

    We will do it. But maybe it’s a bit much for those not wanting to make a fuss, or take the zimmerframe for a walk, or prefer to hide behind keyboards.

  29. Lazlo

    Many years ago The Cat was interesting for it’s topical discussion threads, where you could actually have discussions.

    Now it is dominated by the Open Thread, which is some ersatz twitter.

  30. rugbyskier

    One does not ‘celebrate’ Anzac Day, it is a day of remembrance. “Seeking to commemorate Anzac Day” would be a better way to describe it. Apart from that, it’s spot on.

  31. Nick

    Answer to lockdown/protests hypocrisy in USA.

    Instead of everyone travelling to the poor black suburbs and smashing up their essential infrastructure; to lay in waste for the next decade; couldn’t these entitled souls simply go to the centres of their own suburbs and destroy everything there? Less travel and less crowding….and more importantly, less destruction to poor people who deserve to have a viable place to live too.

  32. Gary Erko:

    Their problem now is to sustain it until November – five months.
    They’ve started too early so will need to find at least two more crises.

    Any bets on a mass shooting at one of President Trumps rallies?

  33. flyingduk

    Not just free childcare unexpectedly vanishing.

    Freedom isnt free

  34. John Bayley

    Don’t worry, none of that matters.
    The stock markets are going up, so everything must be just awesome, right?
    And the property market, the sacred cow of Australians, will just rocket up; what with yet another handout being offered to ‘first home buyers’; even to such poor couples who only pull $200K/year between them.
    We’ll all be rich and won’t have to work ever again.

    Amazing the outcomes that ‘whatever it takes’ global money-printing orgy can achieve…

    And unlike Rohan above, as a Queenslander I fully expect Headlesschook to be reelected.
    After all, ‘she saved 30,000 lives’ (according to herself, but whatever), she’s also ‘saving the planet’ by commissioning lots of new renewables, and, most importantly, the LNP is a luke-warm version of pretty much the exact same policies.

    Why vote Labor-lite if you can have the real thing?

  35. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Then the backlash for fining people …. “effective immediately all fines must be approved and signed off by a Sergeant and the station head for the day” …all of this in capital letters.
    We’re right behind you guys …until we’re not.

    The L-Plater incident was the trigger for that ignominious back down.

    As for our beloved politicians, the only course of action I’m willing to advocate is mass summary executions.

    Pour encourager les autres.

  36. Great article Bill. I also couldn’t agree with John Bayley more.

  37. Catcalling Inebriate

    Seems a bit premature to be damning the medicos. The virus numbers are still growing in a lot of places, as are the deaths. The Swedish bloke who went the laissez-faire route has recanted. Fact that local transmission is low is presumably a sign of success?

  38. No it isn’t. They lied their arses off or took Neil “2 + 2 = 5” Ferguson’s word for it.

  39. Bruce

    The usual suspects ALWAYS have “solutions in search of problems”.

    This is basic politics and “human nature”.

    The realization of the most outrageous wish-lists of the truly dangerous was delivered a very big impetus by the Kung-Flu Kaper.

    Humans are essentially herd / pack animals. This, and an unfortunate susceptibility to “earnest concern” from “authority” figures, means that there is an uncanny similarity to large animal herds being mustered and directed.

    This site springs to mind:

    https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/head-smashed-in-buffalo-jump

  40. stevem

    There is a third scenario. Covid-19 spreads through the protestors, killing hundreds. Existing measures prevent it spreading to the rest of the community.

  41. Speedbox

    No politician will resign over their (or their Government’s) response to the Corona virus. Not one. Every one of them will refer to “on the advice of the medical experts”. Simple. Plausible deniability for the masses.

    The only opportunity for us to exact revenge for their trashing our economy/lives will be at the ballot box when the time comes. Palacechook is definitely in trouble but the LNP opposition here is utterly lame and almost invisible so despite all of the ALP’s scandals and mistakes, I don’t doubt that the Libs can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

    On that, given Qld is only 4 months from an election, it is utterly bewildering that the Libs are silent. Days can pass and barely a word is published/heard from the LNP. And its not for a lack of issues to talk about. Palacechook and her mates are classic ALP big Government with a dose of highly questionable practice thrown in for good measure. Financial waste is endemic. But nary a word from the Libs. The media are lefties but even they like a good scandal from time to time.

  42. bollux

    The Queensland Liberals are like the Brisbane Broncos, they are “building for the future”. Meanwhile, the world moves on. The chief liar of the ALP, Mike Kaiser is back in town advising Pullachook, so expect bigger and better bullshit.

  43. Tim

    Anyone voting for the LNP Labor or the greens is voting for more of the same. The only way to send a real message is to vote for anyone but the 3 or the same parties above

  44. For months they have told us that we are all going to die if we do not fully do everything we are told.

    Worse than that. They said we’d be KILLING PEOPLE if we didn’t do as told.

  45. Gilas

    Dear Guest author,

    Fine, righteous sentiments, without real (physical) action, as in mass revolt against police and parliament, will achieve exactly nothing.
    It’s too late to avoid a violent correction, if correction is what one wants.

    To the keyboard-Zimmer frame demos… keep dreaming!

  46. Tim
    #3480703, posted on June 10, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Anyone voting for the LNP Labor or the greens is voting for more of the same. The only way to send a real message is to vote for anyone but the 3 or the same parties above

    Bang on sir!

  47. KaaBee

    As I said to friends yesterday morning Chairman Dan and the other Premiers have created a “lose, lose” situation as our guest author has pointed out above. Who is advising them and how dumb can one get to action such advice?

  48. jupes

    Two, we will see no massive spike in new corona cases.

    We already know this to be the case.

    The USA has been having riots and protests for over a fortnight now. New bat-flu cases are falling.

  49. stevem

    I see that Anthony Fauci has come up with a new pearler. He has stated that clouds of pepper and other irritant sprays have been priming crowds to transmit the virus.

    The rioters aren’t to blame, it’s the police trying to stop them!

  50. Tim Neilson

    Palacechook and Four Bin Dan on the other hand are gone.

    Much as I’d like to agree, the wellsprings of stupidity and virtue-signalling are very deep here in CFMEUistan. Also it’s quite a way till our next election – plenty of time for the Hunchback to hock some major assets to the Chicoms and use the proceeds to bribe the gullible.

  51. LBLoveday

    <blockquote>probably far more deaths from mental health problems, depression and suicide in the long run than from the virus itself
    .
    I’d add physical heath problems.
    I measure my blood pressure daily. Before the world-wide lockdown it was typically 130-135/70-80 and is now 145-150/80-90.
    .
    Maybe if I had a home gym, swimming pool, spacious back yard, chauffeured car, huge government salary……like so many of the effective dictators imposing the lockdowns it would not have risen so dramatically.

  52. Beachcomber

    Has the AFL been watching this?

    Ace Speedway defies Phase 2 restrictions, holds race under the guise of a ‘peaceful protest’

    A sign outside the track read, “This event is held in peaceful protest of injustice and inequality everywhere.”

    There was a crowd of more than 2000. It is time to resist the real oppression and hold some “social justice” events at Perth Stadium/Optus Oval. A lot more than 2000 would attend!

  53. Beachcomber

    William M Briggs sums it up.

    Coronavirus Update XVII: End The Farce Now

    ……… the crisis is by now entirely political. They will still seek control, and they’ll use things like “spikes in news cases” to push for it. It’s all BS, as we’ve seen before, and will keep seeing, likely for another month, or until they can think of something else with which to control us.

    Of course, I do not entirely discount “expert” stupidity! Over-education and credentialism and the necessary inflation in a democracy causes idiocy to flourish:

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