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Describing the perversion of democracy
And so it begins. A few days after what may have been the largest protest in Melbourne history (estimates run from between 75000 to 100 000) against the Andrews government and their horrendous and insane “Pandemic Bill” we now find ourselves occupying Parliament. Exactly 10 years and one month to the day after the Occupy movement took over the world in 2011.
Many may not even remember the Occupy movement or Occupy Melbourne, which inspired the creation of this website one year after it’s inception. But the Occupy movement was a worldwide protest against bank bailouts ,corporate theft and political corruption – in other words a protest against fascism.
While the New York protest Occupy Wall Street originally gained some decent numbers for several weeks, the Occupy movement itself slowly faded after weeks or months or police evictions that wanted to prevent protesters from “camping”. Here in Melbourne we had a massive eviction from what used to be City Square and then we played cat and mouse with the police , the council and various groups of drug addicted homeless people (who were welcome in the movement but also had a somewhat disruptive influence at times).
The far left (represented by Socialist Alternative) tried to take over the movement initially, but were shouted down fairly quickly, leaving a motley crew of protesters from all persuasions and a small group of thinkers who were too far ahead of their time to be believed by the mainstream population who largely ignored them.
Despite those obstacles, Occupy Melbourne was one of the longest running “Occupy’s” in the world, running for 2 months and culminating in the famous tent monster parade where tents became clothes and could therefore not be moved on. Later the movement morphed into a Free Shop in 2012 and a Free Kitchen, which ran until 2014.
Then we were asked what we were protesting about and now , here today, the answer has finally occurred to tens of thousands of people : Something is wrong when ordinary people are not allowed to have control over their lives due to massive corporate and political interference.
Then it was the bank bailouts that governments supported with taxpayers money (mainly in the US and Europe) and the fallout from the GFC (Global Financial Crisis) which came about through corporate greed , now it is a pandemic of which many are not too sure that it actually is a pandemic, where the only winners appear to be huge corporations and the political class and democracy has gone out the window , possibly for good.
Not only does Occupymelbourne.net wish all the luck in the world to the brave souls who are now venturing on this very tricky path of occupying, we also wish that you have the numbers this time and that this time we the people can actually win, because this time it actually seems possible.
How does it feel to be on the right side of history ?
“There is a situation ow , where MSM pundits, sleazy corporate billionaires and other assorted dregs of society are telling us we need to upend the way we do business because of one specific riot that lasted two hours as opposed to all of the other riots we have seen that in some cases they have explicitly endorsed.
The capitol riot is a single event involving a few thousand people as opposed to the BLM and Antifa riots that were all over the country for a protracted period and probably involve several hundred thousand people.
And now finally the leftists have found protesters who were shot that they won’t stand in solidarity with. What is the unifying feature?: which kind of hats they were wearing. They said MAGA instead of BLM, so their lives don’t matter to the Democratic party.. And they are called terrorists instead of protesters” Styx666
This is how it’s done : A bunch of German protesters walking through a shopping mall without masks without being stopped because they have safety in numbers and keep moving.. However, they only have to wear masks indoors anyway and the curfew they are protesting about later in the video means that pubs have to close at 11pm. (Berlin is famous for pubs staying open all night!) Lucky bastards, I wonder what they would make of the Melbourne situation?
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That’s how long you’ve been voluntarily locked in your own homes.
And every time the government extends that end date you nod your head wisely and agree “it’s for our safety”.
You spent two decades calling out the corruption in the government and now you suddenly believe that they have a vested interest in keeping you all as safe as can be.
“Well it’s a pandemic” you say. Somehow that seems to mean that they’ve had a change of heart.
We went from “flatten the curve” to some sort of brutal elimination strategy and you agree that it needs to be done.
You ignore the scientific fact that a virus cannot be eliminated, it can only be managed.
You feed on the fear like it’s giving you life. You refuse to acknowledge the fact that unless you are over 80 and have a compromised immune system, it has a 99.9% survival rate.
You refuse to acknowledge the fact that in spite of EVERYTHING we are doing supposedly to protect the elderly, it is still the elderly who are dying.
You walk around with bacterial-infested face diapers over your mouth, without any proper fitting or training in how to wear them, and believe that it’s an effective safety measure. Ignoring the science that shows that they do not work. It’s the new tinfoil hat.
You discredit the thousands of medical experts, scientists and researchers standing up all over the globe to say that we’ve gotten this all wrong, and go back to believing in your government and their select group of “experts”.
You ignore the doctors in aged care facilities telling you that these people are not dying OF C0VID, but WITH C0VID.
You ignore the elderly people telling you that they feel like they have been abandoned and left to rot and have nothing to live for, and keep telling yourselves that you’re “keeping them safe”.
In fact, if they dare to go out in the streets and protest to be free, you label them “crazy old bats”. “Somebody come get their grandpa, he escaped the nursing home.”
You laugh when it’s pointed out that we are turning into a police state and a dictatorship, while you watch Daniel Andrews and Victoria Police openly abusing the extended powers they have been granted and nod your heads again – “good on you for keeping us safe from the DANGEROUS CRIMINALS”.
Never mind that actual convicted criminals are being released onto our streets and having their prison sentences reduced.
No, you must be kept safe from those dangerous people who just want to take their dog for a walk and breathe in fresh air.
The data is freely available and yet you don’t have a problem with the fact that you don’t talk about the daily recovery rates, you don’t talk about the daily negative test rates.
You don’t want to hear about the flawed models, the fraudulent data, the empty hospitals, the inflated numbers, the inefficacy of the tests, the mislabelling of deaths, the medical malpractice, the underlying health conditions, the co-morbidities, the case-fatality ratios, the gag orders, the financial incentives, the problematic treatment protocol, the hundreds of variables that have contributed to the numbers held up in this “pandemic”.
Not even if it’s an epidemiologist, a structural biologist, a professor of medicine, an Italian Parliamentarian, who’s talking about it. Are members of Yale, Oxford, Stanford and Carnegie-Melon, some of the world’s most renowned universities, simply producing “junk” science from “nut-job” scientists and researchers?
You want it to be “scientific” but don’t have an issue with the fact that in NO country has there been a valid control group to extrapolate the data for the relevant population as far as these lockdowns and restrictions and their efficacy goes.
In fact, you ignore the scientists telling you they don’t believe it has had any effect.
You ignore the surgeons with decades of experience and experts in peer reviewing scientific studies who point out the holes in the “new research” that has quickly been done to demonstrate the need
for masks. Even when experts tell you that it is not credible, you still repeat “ScIenCe”.
You say “trust the experts”, but “not THAT doctor, not THAT epidemiologist, not THAT expert. It has to be science. But not THAT science”. And frankly, this narrative is getting old.
You don’t know about the investigations that they’ve done into the deaths in Italy, in the US, and you don’t even want to.
You don’t want to know about the number of people who have died because they were refused medical care for their primary issue, while they were tested or treated for C0VID.
Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death worldwide, but there’s not even a possibility that any of these deaths have anything to do with that. Oh no, it’s ALL the C0VID virus.
You threaten those suggesting the fear is overplayed, with being hospitalised and put on a ventilator, ignoring the fact that ventilation is playing a huge role in people dying from COVID, and that they have no intention of going to a hospital if they get sick.
90% of ventilated patients die, but if you know how to treat your immune system you have a much better chance to fight off a virus.
You won’t even consider treatment protocols as a factor. You won’t even consider natural health and methods of boosting and strengthening your immune system.
You trust in immune suppression and call it “healthcare”.
You believe those who tout models that have turned out be imbecilic, but dismiss the testimonies of those who have nothing to gain by coming forward.
You refuse to follow the money. You refuse to look even a fraction deeper beyond the daily news and government press conferences on your television.
You refuse to do anything but repeat the mantras that you’ve been taught.
You don’t want to hear about the people breaking down because they’re being kept from their family members in their final hours. The people who can’t even say goodbye, are not allowed to bury them.
You call people losing their businesses, their livelihoods, everything they have worked their entire life for, even their friends to suicide, “childish” people throwing a “tantrum” that they can’t “go drink at the pub”.
You don’t even have the time to listen to what they’re actually trying to say because you’re too busy filling your head with media panic and ignoring the facts.
While people are literally taking their own lives as a result of the C0VID panic that has been instilled in them.
You just plan to sit at home, forever if need be, until a magic vaccine is found to shoot the virus you’ve been avoiding this whole time straight into your veins.
While the economy crashes down around you, while thousands lose everything, even their lives, labelled some sort of “sacrifice” for “the greater good”.
The greater good being sacrificing the lives and health of the many, for the sake of the few who are DYING ANYWAY in spite of every measure that has been taken.
While you repeat “It’s for our safety, it’s for our safety, it’s for our safety” like mindless individuals who have lost the ability to think for themselves.
You don’t want to hear about facts. You want to hear about fear.
And you say that WE’RE the conspiracy theorists” – Author Unknown
NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has issued a warning not to travel to Victoria because Victoria, you see, is rotting from the inside, infested with Corona-virus, up to 49 whole cases a day now, which is about 4 times as much as the daily caseload in NSW !
The question now is, how could this happen? How could Victoria drop the ball so badly, when it had the harshest lockdown restrictions in the nation , where even single family members could not visit each other for nearly three months, where people were fined for driving in the wrong suburb, golfing, fishing or sitting by themselves on a park bench?
It might be, because our government, run by delusional fools led by a communist style dictator Dan Andrews, really believed the virus could be kept to minimal numbers by enforcing said draconian lockdown, not realizing that they were simply kicking the can down the road and once things opened up, the virus would spread again.
Now even 49 cases a day is not very much when we compare with the numbers from the rest of the world, but they are sure to rise exponentially in the next weeks.
One reason for the “outbreak” were non-compliance with the rules by – wouldn’t you know it, Muslim families celebrating Eid. Of course it took a full 3 days for this little juicy bit of knowledge to emerge, until then they were simply “families” that flouted the rules. Families? How about a bunch of religious lunatics who are simply unable to exist without their rostered seasonal observances.
But speaking of lunatics, the ‘Black Lives Matter Most’ movement and their phony grievances – run by the far far-out left -who want to see everything burn, could not wait to go their ideologically driven ritual marches and that in a city where the Footy is still the number one religion but banned until further notice. Of course they had the blessing of the government to go ahead unfined , mainly because there were simply too many of them and it could have turned into an ugly bloodbath with police, or possibly the army.
Of course other states had those protests too and have not yet seen a rise in cases. To that I can only say : Just you wait, it will take another week to reach two infection cycles and I will bet my hat that cases in other states will rise too. Like Italy in Europe and New York in the States, Victoria is simply the first to succumb.
The truth is, respiratory viruses are designed to be transmitted and we are designed to get them. Lockdowns don’t work for several reasons and they destroy economies, but mainly , unless you practically threaten people with being welded into apartments, people will always find a way to circumvent the restrictions, maybe because they are young and not at risk, maybe because they don’t believe in the existence of the virus or maybe because they understand the risks and still don’t care. You will never ever get 100% compliance and because of that , there will be outbreaks once the lockdown is lifted. And the stricter the lockdown, the more people will rebel against the restrictions.
There is no doubt that the virus is real and deadly to a vast number of old/sick people, but it’s gonna do it’s thing, despite our best efforts. Even countries (or states) that have had few cases and brought their numbers down to zero will eventually have to open their borders to ward off economic ruin. And then what ??
Coronavirus cannot be controlled. We have to learn to live with it. It’s just a shame the economy had to be ruined for that lesson to be learnt.