Only when the culprits aren’t 10,000 left-wing “protesters”

What feels different here is that in the face of such an insidious threat, and with anecdotal reinforcement from authorities that some people are doing the wrong thing, some feel spurred — obligated even — to not just report what they see but to root it out… Take notes. Report… While it used to be taboo to eavesdrop on your neighbours, there’s a sense that it’s now OK to peer over the fence.”

 
Less than a month ago, the ABC’s “Fact Check” team denied that BLM protests increased coronavirus cases.

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53 Responses to Only when the culprits aren’t 10,000 left-wing “protesters”

  1. Roger

    Less than a month ago, the ABC’s “Fact Check” team denied that BLM protests increased coronavirus cases.

    A regular commenter here was still claiming that last week.

  2. cuckoo

    PROFESSOR PAUL KELLY:

    So, there is no evidence that there was— has been any spread from the Black Lives Matter protest. That doesn’t preclude the important message: this is not a time to be having mass protests, particularly in Melbourne. The risk of— the fact that we haven’t found any more cases from those protests doesn’t prove that the protests are safe. And just to be clear, it’s not just protests, it’s any mass gathering.

    So long, Scientific Method, it was nice knowing you…

  3. Cassie of Sydney

    I see that the NSW police issued $1000 penalty notices to partygoers overnight.

    Did the same NSW police issue $1000 penalty notices to the thousands of people who attended the BLM demonstration over a month ago in Sydney’s CBD?

    Don’t be silly Cassie….$100o penalty notices are only issued when the culprits aren’t 10,000 left-wing “protesters”.

  4. cuckoo

    Just to clarify: if they say they’ve found no cases as a result of the protest street-theatre, they are either lying, or, if they’re telling the truth, they’ve just demonstrated, as only such an experiment could have, that the lockdown is pointless.

  5. Megan

    So, 10,000 people, most definitely NOT physically distancing for a day of protesting = NO community transmission. So why, exactly, given that they claim is this such an insidious threat, are we being locked in our houses?

    For anyone who might have wondered how the Holocaust was ‘allowed’ to happen, simply look around at the snitches, spies and dobbers surrounding us and wonder no more.

  6. miltonf

    So, 10,000 people, most definitely NOT physically distancing for a day of protesting = NO community transmission. So why, exactly, given that they claim is this such an insidious threat, are we being locked in our houses?

    Because they say so.

  7. Professor Fred Lenin

    So the conclusion is that the Chinese Biowar Virus will not infect narxist protesters and people pretending to be aboriginal,? Isnt this a case of blatant racism ans anti socialism?
    Will the untidy naysbjins declare a day for this ?“pro fauxberiginal narxist day”?
    I suggest February 30th every year

  8. candy

    If it was some sort of “right wing” protest they would be blamed for every illness and death in Australia by now and targeted through social media and shamed.

    Because BLM/left, it’s ignored completely. A mass gathering of the protestors from disadvantaged environments with some at least living in the huge Housing Commission complex in cramped conditions and a lot of physical contact.

    It’s the fault of government and National Cabinet that this happened, not the protestors themselves.

  9. Roger

    It’s the fault of government and National Cabinet that this happened, not the protestors themselves.

    Victoria is a sovereign state.

    Its police force decided they wouldn’t fine the protesters and the government acquiesced due to political considerations.

    We’re not all Victorians yet.

  10. Kneel

    “Its police force decided they wouldn’twere directed by the government not to fine the protesters and the government acquiesced due to political considerations.”

    FIFY.

  11. MACK

    “ABC’s “Fact Check” team denied that BLM protests increased coronavirus cases.”
    Like everyone else at the ABC, they write the story first and then look for people and information to fit it.

  12. Colonel Crispin Berka

    This won’t hurt a bit, protestors. https://i.imgur.com/3tLegR6.jpg

  13. Bruce of Newcastle

    Given Vicplod’s notorious liking for revenue, I am surprised they didn’t fine the 20,000 BLM protestors $1,652 each. That would’ve been a cool $33,040,000 for Dan Xi Man’s flower fund.

    Ok, I’m not surprised. Only bogan party animals get fined in Australia.

  14. Roger

    FIFY.

    Maybe so, but either way the point stands.

    Candy, like many Australians, doesn’t grasp that Australia is a federation where states retain sovereignty; the PM has no power to give orders to state premiers.

  15. Damon

    If mass gatherings in public are so safe, a) why can’t we go to the football, or b) go to church (same thing)?
    Answer: doesn’t fit the ABC narrative.

  16. JC

    Where’s Doctor Norman Swan in all this? I wonder what he thought about the BLM zombies spreading diseases.

  17. nb

    ‘Open wide, come inside, it’s Playschool.’
    Good morning children. [Big smile] Have your parents been naughty? Have they been outside recently, leaving you alllllllll alooooooone? Let’s learn some numbers: 000. Type these into your phone and tell the nice person about it. Then they will come and punish your parent for being bad. Let’s sing a song:
    zero, zero, zero
    ‘Let’s play Nero,
    Burn, burn, burn
    Now its your turn.’

  18. Lee

    The Australian Bolshevik Collective AKA Stasi can get f..ked.

  19. Speedbox

    Megan
    #3518057, posted on July 19, 2020 at 11:51 am

    So, 10,000 people, most definitely NOT physically distancing for a day of protesting = NO community transmission. So why, exactly, given that they claim is this such an insidious threat, are we being locked in our houses?

    A few days after the protest, Andrews was asked by an intrepid reported ‘why’ the protest had been allowed to go ahead and/or ‘why’ hadn’t the protesters been locked up or fined.

    His snarling dismissive response was that the Police made an operational decision and in any case, you can’t lock up 10,000 people. That was it. Move on to the next question. It was clear that he didn’t appreciate the enquiry. It is reprehensible that the MSM, in all States, did not pillorise the respective Governments at the time. Meanwhile, a lone fishermen on a jetty or a man eating his lunch in a deserted park are fined. There are dozens of these examples and we all have our ‘favorite’ examples of absurd overreach.

    By the way, I’ve thought of a new bumper sticker/number plate slogan for Victoria given today’s announcement.

    Victoria: The maskist State.

    Geddit?!

  20. Mak Siccar

    Very droll, Speedbox.

  21. Megan

    That made me laugh, Speedbox!

  22. The whining, it is delicious.

    There is so much “MuuuUUUuuum, Guinevere’s mum got her a quad bike, why can’t I have a quad bike?” energy about this thread.

  23. Monty how many Nonna’s did the BLM protestors kill?

  24. John A

    Speedbox #3518172, posted on July 19, 2020, at 1:32 pm


    A few days after the protest, Andrews was asked by an intrepid reported ‘why’ the protest had been allowed to go ahead and/or ‘why’ hadn’t the protesters been locked up or fined.

    His snarling dismissive response was that the Police made an operational decision and in any case, you can’t lock up 10,000 people. That was it. Move on to the next question.

    Yeah, but now he orders the whole city plus Mitchell shire to lock up behind a mask! And we are expected to comply on penalty of a $200 fine (no GST, thankfully).

  25. Bronson

    Monty still locked in his basement communing with the lizard people.

  26. Beachcomber

    I made this comment on the OT but it is relevant to this topic.

    I’m starting to like this guy.

    Optus Stadium pitch invader charged for breaching quarantine zone faces up to $50,000 fine


    He might be a dopey Victorian and a Collingwood supporter, but on the Ministry of Truth news tonight he did not apologise or beg forgiveness for his crime against the Covid-1984 State.

    The McGowan regime “Minister of Health” is demanding that this footy fan be financially ruined and incarcerated in a State prison. This is the same “Minister of Health” whose wife participated in the recent BLM public mass agitations. He intended participating himself but public scrutiny stopped him. One set of rules for the fascist left governing elites, and another set of rules for the lumpen-prole football yobbos.

    If the “pitch invader’ sets up a Go Fund Me page, I will contribute to help him pay the oppressive Statist fine.

  27. John A

    Beachcomber #3518264, posted on July 19, 2020, at 3:26 pm

    Optus Stadium pitch invader charged for breaching quarantine zone faces up to $50,000 fine

    If the “pitch invader’ sets up a Go Fund Me page, I will contribute to helping him pay the oppressive Statist fine.

    I would prefer a fund to help him fight the charge and resist the fine first.

    Before he went down the steps was he part of the crowd, observing the 1.5m rule, along with everybody else?
    Because when he was out on the field he was actually observing the 1.5m rule (better than when he was in the stand) – until he was taken down by the security detail. Will the security detail also be charged or are they somehow exempt because it’s their “workplace”?

  28. Megan:

    For anyone who might have wondered how the Holocaust was ‘allowed’ to happen, simply look around at the snitches, spies and dobbers surrounding us and wonder no more.

    We’re about to get our feet held to the fire, and hopefully many Europeans will be able to stand back and ask “How brave are you lot when the guns, prisons, and resources of the state come knocking on the door?”
    I’d like to think we will do well, but have very strong doubts.

  29. Mustapha Bunn

    Well it is Richmond,what do you expect? Most inhabitants of that place would have been high up the ranks in East Germany FFS !

  30. Mustapha Bunn

    P.S. Our Great and Glorious Leader has now decreed that face masks will be compulsory when any inhabitant of Stasiland dares to leave their dwelling.

  31. Candy:

    It’s the fault of government and National Cabinet that this happened, not the protestors themselves.

    These protesters had the same information available to them the rest of Australia had. They chose to ignore aspects of it.
    People have agency.
    Decisions have consequences.

  32. jupes

    The McGowan regime “Minister of Health” is demanding that this footy fan be financially ruined and incarcerated in a State prison. This is the same “Minister of Health” whose wife participated in the recent BLM public mass agitations. He intended participating himself but public scrutiny stopped him. One set of rules for the fascist left governing elites, and another set of rules for the lumpen-prole football yobbos.

    The blatant lying and hypocrisy regarding the BLM protest is disgraceful, none more so than the Health Minister and his wife. It beggars belief that anyone still believes a word they say. However, here they are, still banging on about people doing the wrong thing.

    McGowan and his government thinks the people of WA are stupid. Judging by his popularity and the letters to the editor in The West Australian, they are probably right.

  33. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #3518207, posted on July 19, 2020 at 2:23 pm
    The whining, it is delicious.

    Most especially delicious is your perpetual whining about your optimistic expectation of a further 30-40 years of life.

    Only if you improve your diet and exercise more!

  34. Crazyoldranga

    Walking and breathing out normally, wear a mask.
    Run and exhale rapidly, all is well.

    Have I missed something here?

  35. Squirrel

    You can only call the police if you don’t defund them – a minor detail overlooked by the effwit media organisation which would, if it sniffed enough “community” support, be seriously pushing the defunding line for our police forces.

  36. duncanm

    Ok, I’m not surprised. Only bogan party animals get fined in Australia.

    awesome that. A few people are having a party, and the police go in and start a brawl.

  37. Just like the last night of the Star Hotel.

    Utterly idiotic policing.

  38. nb

    Herd immunity:
    No Correlation Is Causation

  39. Mark M

    Funny how Dan can find enough personnel to lock over a million people down, but couldn’t find enough to lock down 10,000 BLM protesters – with plenty of warning.

  40. Colonel Crispin Berka

    Well it is Richmond,what do you expect? Most inhabitants of that place would have been high up the ranks in East Germany FFS !

    I have very limited personal experience in regard to this Melbourne suburb, but FWIW 100% of the people I have known who lived there would indeed seek to rank highly in the Stasi if they had half a chance.
    Zay vould seek out zee class enemies, zee patriarchy, zee Conservatives, zee white supremacists, and zee klimate deniers, and if in fact none can be found zen some vill be invented to meet zee 5-year quota, Frau Kommandant.

  41. Rockdoctor

    Yup and if Scomo wanted to he could probably pull a shifty with S51(ix) Quarantine powers of the constitution to take over the rockshow in Victoria. However like all the leadership or lack of to date he won’t and we’ll suffer.

  42. Tel

    Most especially delicious is your perpetual whining about your optimistic expectation of a further 30-40 years of life.

    Only if you improve your diet and exercise more!

    You appear to have missed the critical issue … you OWE him another 30-40 years of life, regardless of what this might cost you. He doesn’t have to ask, this is entitlement.

  43. Mark M

    In QLD today, we have bizarre spectacle of protesters holding seven minutes of silence in Kangaroo point, simultaneously watching on the news peoqle getting hauled out of nightclubs with thousand dollar fines for no distance.

    Go figure.

  44. Another Ian

    Speedbox

    “Victoria: The maskist State.”

    You’re following in the spelling tradition of the “King of Obsolete” (KOO) who spells “thanks” as “thansk”

  45. Ian Macmillan

    Who is Michael O’Brien?

  46. Cassie of Sydney

    “Ian Macmillan
    #3518608, posted on July 19, 2020 at 8:13 pm
    Who is Michael O’Brien?”

    I watched him on Sharri tonight (on Sky)…..I thought he did okay. The Liberals have a tonne of ammunition to use against Dan Xi Man and they should go for it. O’Brien is probably still too chicken however he is a lot better than Matthew Guy.

  47. Mark M

    Here are some photos of the 7 minutes of silence protest in Brisbane.

    Refugee Solidarity Meanjin spokeswoman Dane de Leon is not wearing a mask …

    “People involved in the protest were almost universally wearing masks of some kind, following a request by organisers.
    At one stage organisers asked those present to spread out, after police reportedly told them they could issue fines for not maintaining social distancing.
    The Queensland Police Service lost a last-minute challenge against the protest on Friday, with the Brisbane Magistrates Court granting a permit for it to be held.”

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/queensland/refugee-protesters-vow-to-block-story-bridge-if-changes-aren-t-made-20200719-p55dfz.html

    meanwhile …

    Partygoers seen flouting social distancing rules in Queensland

    “”It’s really disappointing to see members of our community lining up in huge queues and not seeing the problem,” Deputy Commissioner Steve Golleschewski said yesterday.
    Three infringements notices have been issued to nightclubs in the last fortnight.”
    https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-queensland-concerns-social-distancing-nightclubs-the-valley/10b64ce2-d592-43c4-8e25-a77f77b8efc1#close

  48. Herodotus

    Pollies like O’Brien are not going to make much of a dent in any Labor government without more honest reporting by the MSM as a whole – Sky and News can’t tip the balance alone. The longer remedy is several terms of damage until the public just want a change regardless of the inevitable soft treatment of left media comrades.

  49. Mother Lode

    What makes it so much worse is that it is all being done with such indifference.

    Politicians (already grotesque, emotionally stunted and half-witted morons whose entire existence is propped between bookends of self-conceit and insecurity) have implemented these lockdowns and other measures seemingly blind to the way they are picking apart the very fabric of society. They seem to think nothing of telling people they can’t hug each other, can’t visit friends, go to the park, meet up for coffee, or sing and dance at a wedding.

    They expect people to blithely accept mandates to wear a mask in public, to be wary of each other and keeping a wide berth while viewing them as possible sources of death, and staying hunkered down in their homes afraid of the very air outside.

    Oh they have a vague awareness that these announcements should be accompanied by a certain grave facial expressions, but there is nothing in them that even hints that they are also regrettable, but the least worst choice.

    Putrescent hippopotamus bowels, all of them.

  50. Alex

    cuckoo
    #3518056, posted on July 19, 2020 at 11:49 am
    Just to clarify: if they say they’ve found no cases as a result of the protest street-theatre, they are either lying, or, if they’re telling the truth, they’ve just demonstrated, as only such an experiment could have, that the lockdown is pointless.

    This is so logical but reason has flown the coop these days. Still its a good argument for the occasions you talk with a Q supporter, hopefully with you not wearing a mask or one with more holes than material.

  51. Cassie of Sydney

    “Herodotus
    #3518807, posted on July 20, 2020 at 7:26 am
    Pollies like O’Brien are not going to make much of a dent in any Labor government without more honest reporting by the MSM as a whole – Sky and News can’t tip the balance alone. The longer remedy is several terms of damage until the public just want a change regardless of the inevitable soft treatment of left media comrades.”

    Yep…and so in QLD an LNP government wins in a landslide under Campbell Newman who tries to remedy the dire situation and who is then quickly booted out after one term OR in Victoria you have a situation where the Liberals accidentally won under the most slothful and Labor lite leader in Liberal history…a man named Ted Baillieu who then proceeds to do nothing for a couple of years because it was all too hard, hands over the reins to Napthine and so the Libs were also booted out after one term in government.

    In Victoria, in QLD, in SA, the Liberal party is fast becoming the permanent party of opposition. If the Liberals do manage to win, they are then quickly voted out after three or four years.

  52. Up The Workers!

    Just remember…there are only 4 circumstances under which decent taxpaying Christian voters and Conservatives are allowed to breach totalitarian Leftard House Arrest in Chi-Com Dodgy Danistan:

    1). If you are a member of the C.F.M.M.E.U. and need to gather by the dozen or the hundred in a bullying protest outside an employers’ premises; or

    2). If you are a member of the A.L.P.’s favourite head-lopping, wife-bashing, female genital mutilating religion and despite advice to the contrary, wish to gather by the dozen or the hundred at religious services or at funerals or wedding receptions; or

    3). If you are a soap-phobic, fly-blown feral attending an ‘Excrement Regurgitated’ protest to Superglue yourself to the road pavement and need to gather by the tens of thousands to prevent decent people from earning an income; and

    4). If you are a racist Leftard B.L.M. supporter to whom the lives of decent Australians and elderly Australians do not matter, and you need to demonstrate your ingrained Leftard racism by marching with tens of thousands of like-minded gutter-mouthed graffitiing, vandal racists.

    If you belong to one of these categories, Dodgy (“I Like Chinese”) Dan, the China-Man with his ultra-expensive, ultra Top-Secret “Bat Soup and Toad Initiative” (the ONLY initiative he has ever shown in his whole Chi-Com life) and his monocular, Leftard Police Farce will once again turn a blind eye, deaf ear and dumb tongue and corruptly let you gather in thousands in utter Socialist rapture – regardless of how many law-abiding citizens you subsequently manage to infect and kill.

    They are demonstrably only interested in punishing and extortionately-fining soft targets – not disease-spreading Socialist ones.

    PS – Dodgy Dan the China-Man needs more than a mask on his head – a bucket, a straight jacket and prison bars would be a good start.

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