Armstrong Economics Blog/Australia & Oceania
Re-Posted Sep 18, 2020 by Martin Armstrong
COMMENT: What is wrong with Andrews? Does he have a Hitler/Napoleon Complex? The police are thugs. They are becoming criminals and Andrews says nobody will get hurt if they stop protesting. I am embarrassed to be Australian.
REPLY: Andrews is just unbelievable. There will always be diseases that are part of nature. Viruses are born and their role in nature is to thin the herd. These coronaviruses are typically the common cold and target the elderly. Many die from this category of viruses because they attack the breathing capacity. Anyone with an elderly parent knows the danger of losing them is always in the flu season. As stated below, to be the equivalent to the Spanish Flu which killed about 60 million people, today that would need to be over 200 million. We have seen this coronavirus kill about 900,000. This by no means justified destroying the world economy.
The lockdowns were supposed to be needed because the hospital would be overwhelmed. That NEVER happened. There is just no justification for this and Andrews is either taking bribes, or he is an idiot and has no way to retain power unless he then abolishes elections. The audacity of him saying stop protesting and nobody will get hurt after the police kicked a man in the head putting him in a coma are the words of someone who clearly does not respect human rights nor the principles of a free society. He must long for unlimited dictatorial powers. Obviously, Australia is not a place for foreign investment when the federal government will not stop this madman.
There is great concern that Victoria police themselves had indicated it was the force’s “preference” that private guards be used as the “first line of security”. The use of private guards may also explain why they are so ruthless. If they are not from Victoria, they have no connection to the community and do not have to go home to a local wife and kids. This is not an issue that is given much investigation. Meanwhile, the Victoria police have issued nearly 20,000 fines for Covid-19 violations so far during a pandemic.
Now Andrews calls anyone who disagrees with him a “conspiracy theorist” and wants to imprison them. He has completely lost all sense of what a free society is all about. What’s next? He will seek extradition internationally for anyone who criticizes him? Perhaps he will imprison Sky News for reporting the truth.
Australia should send in federal troops to remove this madman. He has rendered Australia a place UNFIT for international investment. Even those you store their silver and gold at the Perth Mint are getting nervous and rightly so.