bimboman wrote: ↑Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:57 pm
Lot's of people ignored Australia's human rights abuses all in the name of public health and pints, can that go on? What kind of country locks out its own citizens indefinitely and shows barely contained racism towards India and Indians like we saw in Perth during the week? Where are the basic values?
A bloody good question.
Combine it with mandatory medical procedure etc and the future isn’t looking that free.
Australia and Australians to me seem to have that mentality from The Beach, protect their patch at all costs. When you combine that with the underbelly of racism, you get the India situation. As this goes on the moves become more crazy, I notice that Melbourne now wants to build a quarantine facility in the sticks, right beside a quarantine facility for animals. This follows on from other States suggesting using open air mining camps for their detention facilities, human beings are now bio threats and not people.
What’s sad is that through a mixture of frustration and their own self preservation modes, much of the West praised Australia. But when we have tried to replicate them, the horror of it makes people recoil. We had that here when the MHQ facilities filled up and people couldn’t travel in for a few days, the Government had to roll back on elements of it as leaving citizens stranded is beyond the pale of decency.
What’s interesting about Australians is that they don’t seem to bat an eyelid at it. Geoffrey Robertson said that no “respectable” nation on earth would lock their citizens out for months and months as Australia did. I saw one clip this week or some racist in Perth blaming an Indian who had quarantined for having the gall to go and get married. Now they are banning even Australians from coming home from there, collateral damage it seems. Most Aussies will just nod and agree with it.