Mater’s Musings #7: Take a knee…

Police taking a knee during the BLM Protest, amidst restrictions:

Police taking a knee during yesterday’s ‘Freedom’ protest:

What struck me strange whilst watching a replay of the Nine News live feed of the event was how many of the rolling comments reflected this thought (or something similar):

OMG, Morons! They are just giving Dan an excuse to extend the lockdowns.

[As if he needs one]

There was a real dearth of comments concerned about spreading the ACTUAL virus, just the government response to it. It was quite telling, and a little bit sad.

The sight of broken spirit is never pretty.

29 thoughts on “Mater’s Musings #7: Take a knee…”

  1. WTF – automatic weapons for a noise crowd?

    .. and what was the new ‘non lethal’ weapon they deployed for the first time yesterday?
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  2. There is a global agenda to smash small business and force everyone to rent everything from mega corporations. This virus is no longer a pandemic, it’s relatively mild. Yet the crackdown is harsher than ever.

    450 people in Australia have died after having the vaccine… co-incidence?


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  3. Thanks MT……excellent post. I’m going to have to give the MSM a miss for a few days…maybe a few weeks….maybe a few months. I don’t have the stomach for it, I don’t have the stomach for their rancid nauseating hypocrisy. As Zip wrote above…..it’s about a “global agenda to smash small business“. I’m now convinced that it’s never been about a virus (and yes, I do believe the virus is real), it was only ever about…..

    Smashing Donald Trump
    Smashing western economies
    Smashing small and medium sized business
    Smashing individual liberties
    Smashing free speech
    Smashing ordinary people

    In other words…the great reset….it’s all going to plan, how they’re laughing at us.


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  4. Actually I was surprised by the extent to which, for once, the newses gave airtime to normal-looking protesters, all women, to air their grievances in rational tones. Instead of doing what they usually do, which is bypass all the normal people to find the one guy with neck tattoos, missing teeth and a ‘scary’ t-shirt, ranting about conspiracies and ‘punching’ horses. (They punch horses, don’t they?)

    Hearing there are six cops in hospital from the Melbourne protest, I’m sorry to say I feel no skerrick of sympathy. Play fascist games, win fascist prizes.


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  5. There was a real dearth of comments concerned about spreading the ACTUAL virus, just the government response to it. It was quite telling, and a little bit sad.

    The sight of broken spirit is never pretty.

    Indeed. This is also Tom Elliott to a tee. His argument re ‘incentivizing’ vaccine take-up by making it difficult for the unvaccinated to otherwise live is entirely motivated by the targets, however temporary, set up by Secretary Andrews. None of it has anything to do with the virus per se, it is all about pleasing our Dear Leader.

    That is how supine he and others have become. They would rather lean on their fellow citizens then the actual cause of the current malady. It is both unforgivable cowardice and also a declaration of their own political fecklessness.


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  6. Every single person in Victoria and NSW if issued with a fine should take the option of taking it to court and effing-well overwhelm the whole system. As far as I am concerned every arm of government is corrupt including the judiciary which is in this right up to its horsehair wigs in the injustices meted out. They do not sufficiently penalise violent criminals, but when it comes to law-abiding citizens who use their human right to peacefully protest or even propose to peacefully protest that’s another story.


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  7. Tinta, it would be nice to see some public interest lawyers actually pony up some legal advice in this regard as Robert Barnes is over in the US. So far as I can see, there are no actual public interest lawyers in Australia.


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  8. dover0beachsays:
    August 22, 2021 at 11:35 am
    Tinta, it would be nice to see some public interest lawyers actually pony up some legal advice in this regard as Robert Barnes is over in the US. So far as I can see, there are no actual public interest lawyers in Australia.

    Well, we used to have all those characters who claimed to be ‘ooman rites lawyers, but they seem all to be under extreme lockdown at the moment, not even being allowed to connect to the www.


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  9. “ooman rites lawyers”

    are only interested in progressive causes….being progressives themselves. They would have cheered on yesterday’s police force.


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  10. every arm of government is corrupt including the judiciary

    Tinta is right. The ‘toot to boot’ lady lost her court case and if walking with a protest sign loses, it means we can’t really rely on the courts. They’re trying to raise funds to appeal, but it costs $$$. The process is the punishment.

    I’m not sure we have the numbers to make a difference.


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  11. “as Robert Barnes is over in the US”

    Correct….but I can’t think of similar here.

    Oh actually, recently the head of the WA Law Society advocated for Julian Burnside’s offensive tweets….basically saying that free speech can be offensive. Here’s what he said…

    “Western Australian Bar Association president Martin Cuerden SC wrote that while Mr Burnside’s tweet is a matter of public interest and debate, he was as entitled as any other Australian to express his views on the subject in strong terms “even if others, like yourself, find them offensive”

    Mr Cuerden is right of course….but once again I suspect that even with him it’s only about the political side because I fail to recall him and others of his ilk advocating for Bettina Arndt’s free speech last year…..but I digress. Perhaps Mr Cuerden could step up and be our Robert Barnes and offer advice as to free speech and peaceful protest? But here’s what I think will happen…..nothing.


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  12. Cassie of Sydneysays:
    August 22, 2021 at 11:51 am
    “ooman rites lawyers”

    are only interested in progressive causes….being progressives themselves. They would have cheered on yesterday’s police force.

    I was being sarcastic!


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  13. People seem to have missed the most important aspect of this whole issue:
    Where is the diversity in the riot grrrls squad?
    Sure, the photos such as those above only represent a small percentage of the police present, but could VikPol PR not have arranged the photo-ops better, so as to have a variety of ethnicities and sexual preferences to present Australia’s premiere dictatorship to the wider world?
    It’s a little embarrassing to see only tall, pale males as the ruthless oppressors.
    If true equality is the opportunity to shoot with a non-lethal round any Non-Approved Human (NAH) you don’t like the look of …


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  14. Rick – not a single VicPol (or any other force member), or CHO (or deputy) or Premier, Health Minister or any other member of government will ever see a single moment inside a cell. Moreover, any subsequent enquiry will be a whitewash and even if the result was damning, they can rely on the indemnity provisions that have existed for government since….forever. Only unlawful actions can be prosecuted – acting ‘in good faith’ and within the law is protected, as it should be. The problem is that this has been used against us. There are very few limits to what the government (and the laws made by government) can demand of citizens.

    No one will be held to account. No one. Ever.


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  15. No one will be held to account. No one. Ever.

    What? You think they’re going to win?

    It will be our courts and our prosecution. They will do jail time.

    (Agree that their courts and their prosecution won’t lift a finger)


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  16. No one will be held to account. No one. Ever.

    Exactly. Just remember last year’s Royal Commission. It couldn’t establish who ordered hotel quarantine, or who ordered the curfew, much less hold anyone to account for anything. Some fat cat resigned, as i recall, and he is no doubt bitterly repenting in one of his various homes.


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  17. “450 people in Australia have died after having the vaccine… co-incidence?”

    Of all causes, Zippy. Not all vaxx related, although some would be in doubt.
    Vaxxes go to people with many co-morbidities too, often at the point of death anyway.

    The vaxxes can provide protection to those who get that. That’s their purpose.
    All else is vanity. We should open up asap. See the Lib Dems have Dec 4.
    A few months ago on the Old Cat I said Dec 1, and was howled down as far too late.
    But I couldn’t see the vax ramping up well before then, and that was/is driving the date.


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  18. “No one will be held to account. No one. Ever.”

    Sadly, Speedbox, I have to agree this is the most likely outcome.
    Time will roll over most of it, as it did to the Generals in WW1.

    A few individual cases may stand out, but they won’t be the right ones.


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  19. I am thinking that Civil Disobedience will have reached peak proportions by end of September, btw. They may stagger through October with a lockdown but it will mainly be obeyed only in the breach.
    If they are still in lockdown in November, then they will be a laughing stock. Dan might not mind, of course, and that is Victoria’s tragedy.


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  20. But I couldn’t see the vax ramping up well before then, and that was/is driving the date.

    Which it shouldn’t be, half as dangerous as the 2017 flu. Remember all the lockdowns, masks and general shit over that one….


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