World Notices The Culture of Death Dan (via Gab)

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  1. egg_

    “Pre existing mental conditions”.

  2. Colonel Crispin Berka

    You can’t say Dan isn’t giving you a choice.
    If you don’t like being locked down in Hotel Viktoria, you can’t leave but you can check out.

  3. NoFixedAddress

    Don’t worry, other Australian States are implementing the same “humanitarian” laws.

  4. iain russell

    I’ll go with Col Crispy Burqa!

  5. OldOzzie

    Coronavirus: Victoria has the hallmarks of a police state

    The Australian Editorial

    It’s a gruesome scenario most of us know only from films. Just a few people in Australia who have lived under the Nazis, the Stasi or China’s national security laws know the reality. The knock on the door, the fear and shock as police arrest someone in the home for a supposed crime against the state — often expressing a view contrary to the diktats of the ruling elite. This time last year, the idea that any Australian police force would arrest and handcuff a pregnant woman at home in her pyjamas, in front of her children, in a provincial city, for a Facebook post, would have defied credulity. The pandemic, however, has brought an incremental erosion of civil liberties, especially in Victoria. The heat has been turned up gradually, to the point Victorians are living a dystopian nightmare. House arrest for 23 hours a day, working (if they still have job) at home while they homeschool children; an 8pm curfew; isolation if they live alone; no visiting friends or family. Many people, understandably, are too fraught to add another worry — the encroaching police state — to their burdens. Others, alarmed that their state has crossed a dangerous line, are outraged. Professionals at the coalface, such as the medical practitioners who have signed a letter noting the dangers to citizens’ physical and mental health posed by restrictions, are increasingly concerned for the sick and vulnerable.

    Apart from the Aussie accent, the only moment in the exchange with police at the Ballarat home of Zoe Buhler, 28, that felt remotely Australian was her partner, James Timmins, 21, appealing to police: “This is a bit unfair, come on, mate. What about she just doesn’t do the event?” The couple are worried about the health of their unborn child. Ms Buhler offered to take down the offending post, which promoted a “Freedom Day Ballarat” planned for Saturday, but to no avail. The police also said they were obliged to seize any mobile phone or computer: “Any device in this house we’re taking.” In a supposedly liberal democracy, the slide into authoritarianism is intolerable. Such a crude show of force suggests authorities are tone deaf to the public mood, or indifferent to it. The lack of an apology from Victoria Police or the government is telling. The Institute of Public Affairs, supporting Ms Buhler, says Victoria is a “police state”. Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius did little to disavow the public of that notion. He defended the arrest but, with astounding understatement, admitted the “optics” were “never going to look good”.

    Like the Black Lives Matter protests in June, the anti-lockdown rallies planned for Saturday are dangerous, irresponsible and unconscionable. The high-handedness of Premier Daniel Andrews and the police has fuelled the anger. But those who want to protest should show the maturity and discernment to stay home. Turning out could endanger lives and health. It also may prolong stage-four restrictions.

    Mr Andrews has promised to tell Victorians on Sunday about his proposed road maps out of the restrictions for Melbourne and outside the city. The second wave of COVID-19 has cost 572 lives in Victoria and extracted a heavy economic and social price. After a crisis that arose mainly from his government’s egregious failures over hotel quarantining, and slow testing and tracing outcomes earlier on, Mr Andrews needs to ease the pressure as soon as possible. The public deserves better than the oppressive, prescriptive blueprint leaked to the Herald Sun. It suggested Melbourne’s stage-four lockdown and curfew would be extended for a fortnight. Dates for retail, hospitality and entertainment venues to reopen as soon as possible are essential. Mr Andrews’s power grab to extend the state of emergency for another year, which led to a compromise of six months thanks to “libertarians” such as Greens, Reason Party and Animal Justice MPs, set alarm bells ringing. Now the video of an expectant mum in handcuffs has ricocheted around the world, adding to the impression of a power-crazed regime. As the COVID crisis passes, the state needs to step back but copy the success of NSW in tracing, testing and isolation to keep the virus in check while Victorians get on with life. That is when the state of disaster abates.

  6. Suburban Boy

    It turns out there is a legal way of getting out of Victoria’s lockdown.

  7. Googoomuck

    It was foolish to think the number of suicides would be low in the first year. Logically, there would have been a growing group of people who were waiting for the legisation. I would expect the initial number to be high but die(!) down after the first year. It is probable the numbers will begin a gradual rise as more people accept the idea and the legislative restrictions are watered down or ignored. That’s been the experience in the Netherlands.

  8. H B Bear

    An attractive option if the choice is living in Victoriastan. No wonder Chairman Dan is so popular.

  9. cuckoo

    It’s like that chlling scene early in Escape from New York where prisoners, just before they’re shipped off to the hellish Manhattan prison island, are offered euthanasia as a humane alternative. When I first saw it it sent a shiver down my spine. Now after all these years of living in Victoria, I think “Yeah…whatever…”

  10. cuckoo

    Funny how all the things the left accused Jeff Kennett of being, as Premier, Daniel Andrews is actually doing. To applause.

  11. Seza

    I have just heard of a work colleague who has used the process. In his case it seems like a viable alternative to just getting worse and worse.

  12. Chris M

    Next step is a recycling scheme for all the bodies.

    Fertilizer! Glue! Appease Gaia with your offering.

  13. Chris M

    In his case it seems like a viable alternative to just getting worse and worse.

    By golly you have a point there. Do it today Dan, things are getting worse by the day – it’s for the good of everyone! Satan beckons you.

  14. PB

    “By golly you have a point there. Do it today Dan

    Get in early, beat the rush. Plenty of us willing to help manage the “assisted” side of things.

  15. Gab

    I have heard of three young families who are contemplating leaving Victoria, one leaving soon. They’ve had enough.

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