Wenn das der Fuehrer wuesste

“If only the Führer knew” was what we might today call a meme that became a popular declaration of naive – if not, wilfully dumb – exasperation about the corruption and oppression that unfortunately attended the terrifying rise and catastrophic fall of Adolf Hitler.

Disgracefully – but not surprisingly – it is also the conclusion Daniel Andrews, his lawyers, Victoria Police and the Premier’s red shirt putchists want the hotel quarantine inquiry to come to about the deaths of several hundred people.

The broader truth about this tragedy is not that it was caused by “creeping assumption that became reality,” as counsel assisting the inquiry has claimed. It was caused by a near-sociopathic egomaniac who decided to invent a mindlessly overblown panic so as to be able to blame the public itself for death and protect his own job. That’s what Mr Andrews has been doing all along.

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44 Responses to Wenn das der Fuehrer wuesste

  1. Thaddeus

    With every fibre of my being I loathe Andrews, and his Victorian herd stupidity. He only shares the stage with a flailing signer dancing “in a teapot” as it distracts the viewers from his lying quim-eyes. I refuse to be psychoanalysed judged and imprisoned by any lazy dog catcher, park ranger or building inspector. You are on the way down and OUT.

  2. notafan

    Andrews wants to be known as the man who beat the virus.

    Mikakos belled the cat with her eradication ❤ tweet.

    But at the same time it had to be done in a manner in keeping with being the most progressive state in Australia.

    Hence no police or ADF to make special people in quarantine feel uncomfortable. That responsibility could also be turned into advantage in other ways, job creation for people ineligible for benefits, meeting the Victorian government indigenous contract targets, keeping a major union sweet. Win win win

    Forget about the problems within private security, an industry most people know has very serious issues.

    The irony is that once the virus cat was out of bag these same hated figures of authority, the police, were employed around the clock to keep public housing tenants locked inside their homes for two weeks. Four to every floor.

    Whatever it takes Comrade.

  3. duncanm

    The public should have informed Dan. What were they thinking?

  4. min

    A pathological liar or a compulsive liar take your pick . He cannot be left there to do more damage as he does not have the mental capacity to be able to get Victoria on the road to recovery .

  5. Rafiki

    So Morrison, via his senior public servant, sent 3 letters to Andrews’ adviser and each went unanswered. Was Morrison told about this? If so, as one would expect, what did Morrison do? If not, why not?

    I am starting to think that there is a tacit agreement that the politicians, and their senior advisers, and maybe this Victorian inquiry, are operating on the principle that it is better that the public not be told the truth lest morale be damaged. As in hot war time, when military reverses are hidden or lied about.

  6. Shy Ted

    Good job all them lawyers are working pro bono for a cause they believe in. And they’ll bring it to the speediest possible conclusion with the taxpayers in mind.

  7. Rafiki

    “Investigative journalism” pressure on Morrison might penetrate the fog of obsfuction. So might heavy pressure on Eccles, Andrews departmental head who can’t remember whether he told Andrews about the 3 letters. Barrage him with questions, write critical opinion pieces, etc. There may come a point where he will say ‘I can’t take this, here is what happened’. Of course, he might have been sweetened.

  8. John Bayley

    It was caused by a near-sociopathic egomaniac who decided to invent a mindlessly overblown panic so as to be able to blame the public itself for death and protect his own job.

    Yeah, well, at least he’s in good company.

    Apart from the old commie Lukashenko in Belarus, Sweden and a couple of states in the USA, we now know the entire developed world pretty much consists of would-be Adolphs (or Joe Stalins – take your pick) hell bent on various levels of oppression.

    Just like the climate con – if the facts don’t fit your narrative, double down on discrediting the ‘deniers’ – that is, those who believe their lying eyes rather than the party line.
    The public, after all, is behind you. Freedom is slavery & ignorance is bliss.

    While that’s water under the bridge now, what’s really scary is the precedent this has set.

    Anyone who thinks the Andrews of the world can be purged and then we’ll just be allowed to go back to how we lived ‘pre-ConVid’ needs to have a strong coffee and wake up, ‘cos it ain’t gonna happen.

  9. notafan

    Rafiki

    That claim has been blown out of the water.

    Andrews is on tape, thanking scomo for the offer on the 27th of March.

    Credlin broke the story iirc

  10. Tony Taylor

    notafan
    #3600668, posted on September 29, 2020 at 4:05 am
    Andrews wants to be known as the man who beat the virus.

    That’s why he didn’t want the Feds and ADF horning in on his turf.

  11. min

    Hard to believe that three department heads did not keep their ministers informed . Did all three collude and for what reason ? Perhaps they were planning a coup. What is more unbelievable is that there are no diary notes , emails between the three etc . By the way Pakula dropped off a lot of emails and documents one night to a reporter that exposed the problems that were recognised from day one of the hotel quarantine .

  12. the sting

    Remember when Andrews tried to put down Federal Minister Dutton by saying that he { Andrews] only dealt with the PM not someone who had lost the leadership vote [or words to that effect ] or other underlings. That little brag could bring him undone .

  13. Chris M

    It’s not Mao’s fault, he didn’t know there was all this suffering and death as the local party officials didn’t inform him. Chinese guy told me this, works for Dan too and he is well versed in Communist tactics with a similar compliant population.

  14. Rafiki

    Notafan
    Yes, Andrews did. He now says however that his subsequent denials should be understood as referring to “extensive knowledge”. This plausible, and needs to dealt with. My point is that one would expect that Morrison would have followed up and could give more detail. He should explain what he did or did not do.

  15. Old Lefty

    And he has now decided that he does believe in the seal of confession – only not for Catholo-fascists!

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-29/victorian-coronavirus-fines-for-gatherings-contact-tracing/12711640

  16. Andre

    Having worked with Chris Eccles in the past I can confirm he is very smart and has solid administrative skills so his recent forgetfulness is out of character. As working for the ALP in any jurisdiction requires political solidarity one can assume he and other public service heads are protecting the premier and some will lose their jobs in this endeavour if that is what it takes to keep him in his job. The Partly will find them something else to be well paid for to reward their sacrifices.

  17. Professor Fred Lenin

    The climate urgent holocaust crisis wasnt working according to plan ,then along comes the obliging Chinese Biological Warfare Attack , at last a reasonably credible crisis to impose global dictatorship .
    Seems to have worked a treat ,Andrews has a poll rating up there with Paedo Joe Biden ,according go the truthfull concerned media .
    The socialists Hitler Stalin Mao and Pol Pot would be envious at the speed of the transition.

  18. thefrollickingmole

    I am starting to think that there is a tacit agreement that the politicians, and their senior advisers, and maybe this Victorian inquiry, are operating on the principle that it is better that the public not be told the truth lest morale be damaged.

    This.

    Everyone is riding the tiger.
    They all brought into the “pandemic” and its associated restrictions, then after more facts came out about it decided the POLITICAL costs of admitting the initial response was overblown.
    Economy, jobs, extra deaths and suffering all count for jack shit compared to the various political parties “image” as competent operators.

    Wort. Political. Class. EVER.

  19. Pyrmonter

    The earlier form, for a similarly authoritarian regime, was ‘If only the Tsar, the Little Father, knew.’

  20. How much will the golden parachute for Eccles’s exit be worth ?

  21. H B Bear

    Shame to lose a $700k pa gig defending a thug like Andrews.

    No doubt he will be richly rewarded.

  22. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    on tape, thanking SloMao for the offer on the 27th of March.

    On video. I had the misfortune to see it last night on Sky (twice).

  23. Roger

    Having worked with Chris Eccles in the past I can confirm he is very smart and has solid administrative skills so his recent forgetfulness is out of character. As working for the ALP in any jurisdiction requires political solidarity one can assume he and other public service heads are protecting the premier…

    Their job is to serve the people of Victoria, not protect the Premier.

    I have nothing but contempt for such a lack of integrity

  24. notafan

    Rafiki ‘extensive knowledge ‘

    Really.

    I mean really.

    Adf and hotel quarantine and he needed someone else to join the dots.

    Just stop it. Embarrassing.

  25. Allen

    Is there no one in the Labor Party with the courage to say, “Enough, this has gone too far”.

  26. JohnL

    HOME COVID TEST:
    1. Poor a large glass of red wine, try to smell it.
    2. If you can smell the wine then during it and see if you can taste it.
    3. If you can taste and smell it confirms you don’t have COVID.

    Last night I did the test 19 times, and all were negative, thank God.

    Tonight I am going to do the test again because this morning I woke with a headache and feel like I am coming down with something.

    I am so nervous!

  27. Roger

    HOME COVID TEST

    Chuckle.

    Is there no one in the Labor Party with the courage to say, “Enough, this has gone too far”.

    An anonymous VIC ALP parliamentarian was yesterday quoted calling Andrews was a “Dictator with a capital D.I.C.K.” who had thrown Jenny Mikakos under a bus to save his own skin.

    Seems not everyone in the inner sanctum is standing with Dan.

  28. Crossie

    It was caused by a near-sociopathic egomaniac who decided to invent a mindlessly overblown panic so as to be able to blame the public itself for death and protect his own job. That’s what Mr Andrews has been doing all along.

    The Victorian people have failed him.

  29. Crossie

    the sting
    #3600781, posted on September 29, 2020 at 8:39 am
    Remember when Andrews tried to put down Federal Minister Dutton by saying that he { Andrews] only dealt with the PM not someone who had lost the leadership vote [or words to that effect ] or other underlings. That little brag could bring him undone .

    With that level of hubris could nemesis be far behind?

  30. Colonel Bunty Golightly

    Am I Paranoid? I believe,
    1. China deliberately released this virus
    2. All politicians are liars
    3. Most public servant are left wing and corrupt
    4 . Almost everyone lied to The inquiry in Victoria
    5. The MSM in Australia is mostly an ALP public relations Team
    What have I missed?

  31. Fair Shake

    This does not add up to me. I don’t see Dan Andrews going to such lengths to protect such poor and incompetent processes for pure politics. (But I have been wrong before). The only thing I see motivating such behaviour is 1. Avoiding penalties and potentially jail time from the forthcoming Worksafe enquiry (I’m sure this can be navigated with help from his mates) or 2. Corruption. My money is on this second one. The allocation of a contract bypassing procurement processes is a big red flag in my books. No robust reasoning has been presented. The farce of the defences presented last week look desperate. Every trick in the book is being played and it’s not for the benefit of the Victorian community. Anti corruption in investigations are due ..and not from Vikpol.

  32. Rob MW

    It was caused by a near-sociopathic egomaniac who decided to invent a mindlessly overblown panic so as to be able to blame the public itself for death and protect his own job. That’s what Mr Andrews has been doing all along.

    More than that CL. It was/is criminal cronyism at its worst (hotel quarantine), a criminal lack of targeting, a depleted & unprepared medical structure, criminal negligence in banning trial medications BUT WORST OF ALL a completely failed nursing home care structure, the most vulnerable of any community.

    When all mixed together and once the criminal cronyism had reared its ugly head and along with completely arrogantly underprepared and over the top health advice and an outrageous over zealous police force, therein lay the makings of a catastrophe waiting to happen for society’s completely ignored most at risk.

  33. Anonandon

    I pray that individuals are taken down under the draconian industrial manslaughter laws that they themselves introduced and were stupid enough not to give themselves immunity under. I can imagine the discussions had while the legislation was being drafted. “Evil capitalists killing defenseless workers etc.”

    Please Lord, let it happen.

  34. Professor Fred Lenin

    My name id Andrews when I was Premier of Victoria I was the Strong Leader who beat the Virus that mygovernment and I caused .
    He is like the guy who dropped the Ming vase Nan left you smashing it to pieces ,then generously bought a replacement using your money .

  35. MACK

    It’s been forensically analysed in the Herald Sun and even last night on 7.30. The earlier article in the Age by Melissa Fyfe also documents part of the story. Between 1.16 and 1.22 on the day in question, Eccles spoke in person to Danny, who said he didn’t want the ADF because that would look like he’d lost control. The police didn’t want to do it so they agreed on private security. And both have been playing free and easy with the truth ever since.

  36. Louis

    There needs to be an investigation into how much advice Andrews and VICpol received from CCP, and how much of the ‘support’ on social media and comments sections was actually Chinese bots.

    At best, how much was policy shaped by ‘public comment’ that was actually nothing more than Chinese bots on social media.

  37. Chris M

    So if you were the catch Covid the shot seems to be to emulate the state leaders – can’t remember where I’ve been, didn’t see him, wasn’t me… can’t remember nothin’ really. The principle is set now.

  38. the sting

    Under the Victorian Industrial Manslaughter laws , probably to be tested soon on some Ministers and Senior officials, could members of the ABC also be charged with aiding and abetting for their attempted coverups ?

  39. Squirrel

    Like (Richard) Nixon, he will eventually run out of people to fire.

  40. Nighthawk the Elder

    Surely there must be an updated Hitler parody on this by now. I can only find a couple that are a few months old.

    Anyone with the skills, it needs to cover off Dan confronting the three bureaucrats, possibly just before going off to give evidence. The scene just about writes itself, where the fuhrer is tearing the three hapless officers a new one. The ending scene is his lament on how he will spin this one, or, how bad he feels for about to through Jenny under the bus. It even has a “weeping” Jenny waiting outside because she knows what’s coming.

  41. Hay Stockard

    There is something rotten in the state of Victoria. They have to clean up their own mess. Federalism 101

  42. Nighthawk the Elder

    … how bad he feels for having to throw Jenny under the bus.

    Gees we need an edit function.

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