I’ve seen plenty of these in my travels in less than salubrious locations (the military tend not to send people to London, Paris or the Greek Islands).
It’s indeed unfortunate that the governments of these places didn’t have the electronic means to attach a QR Code to this sign and link it to every tourist’s private information. They could have provided the ‘proprietors’ the means to enforce this ‘libertarian’ edict.
I believe that a Bakery shouldn’t be forced to make something that they don’t usually produce, so naturally, I believe in the administrators right to check on, and enforce this stipulation, right?
Wrong! When I ask any business to provide me with something that they wouldn’t have provided me, had I been vaccinated, I’ll support their right to deny me service. Until then…
Yes, this is a distasteful post, but sometimes extremes are needed to prove a point. Believe me, I find this whole concept of discrimination, based on what should be private information, thoroughly distasteful. The Government should be excoriated for even hinting at its legitimacy, let alone providing the means by which it can be enacted and enforced.
If we are required to provide physical medical evidence which will divide us into one of two groups, the privileged and the peasants, we are only one step removed from wearing that classification on our shirts. The only reason it wasn’t required in South Africa was that skin colour was so obvious.
This takeaway shop, in Victoria, has it right. They’ll get my custom:
“Face Masks are now mandatory for all Victorians.
If you are not wearing a face mask we will assume you have a Lawful Excuse or Exception.
Out of respect for your privacy we will not be asking for details of your Lawful Excuse or Exception.”