To be jabbed or to be a pariah?

A local real estate agent cold-called me today, as they do, to offer me a free valuation of my flat. Did she know of a place I could escape to if I were to sell, I asked? Some island haven perhaps, free of despotic Covid diktats. Anyway, I asked her to call back next year if she came up with anything.  ‘Twas in jest of course.

At the same time, I don’t know how much more of this I can take. And, mind you, I’m not locked out of employment, living in cramped accommodation, with two or three kids to home school. Or a small business person whose debts are piling while his or her doors have been barred shut to customers. Those situations of suffering are too nightmarish for me to contemplate.

My main problem is the mental anguish brought on by the sociopathic idiocy that has laid waste to civil society for eighteen months and which shows no sign of ceasing, if the pathetic roadmaps tell the tale. And, as an unvaccinated person, politicians and woke corporations (meaning nearly all corporations) are about to make my life even more miserable.

I don’t know whether I can hold out. No travel, no pubs, no cafes, no movies, no gym, harried and hounded. So tired, feel like giving in to the body snatchers. How to keep awake? Survival tips welcome.

34 responses to “To be jabbed or to be a pariah?”

  1. Roger Avatar

    I believe gefälschte Papiere may be available if you know the right people, Peter.

  2. Arky Avatar

    Survival tips welcome.

    Take up heavy drinking, gambling and whoring.

  3. calli Avatar

    Learn to cut your own hair.

    I’m beginning to warm to my new career as a pariah stylista. 😀

  4. HD Avatar

    Perhaps try not to let the weltanshauungskrieg (psychological warfare) and propaganda get to you too much. That saying about the dogs, barking and biting. Morrison et al are know that they are flogging a dead horse, though haven’t quite realised that a growing proportion of the populace are realising.

    Anybody know what “eighty page Federal Court document” that Morrison got the other day, which this Groote Eylandt/ Gove (somewhere round there) resident is referring to: 03:43-03:57?

  5. Megan Avatar

    Get hold of a copy of Vaclav Havel’s book “The Power of the Powerless”.

    Won’t change our dystopian reality but reassuring in the ways we can resist and go on.

  6. Megan Avatar

    Also, I’m pretty sure if we hold on we can outlast them. They are cowards who have no idea of the combined strengths of their opposition. Anyone with a functioning neuron can see the potential consequences of pitifully reactionary decision making.

    Sadly, not one adult in charge has a functioning neuron. We are far from beaten

  7. Rabz Avatar

    Pete – you cannot comply your way out of tyranny.

    Do not submit.

    I most certainly do not intend to do so.

  8. OldOzzie Avatar

    meanwhile – the coercion continues

    Billionaire Solomon Lew wants temperature and vaccine checks at shopping centre entrances

    Solomon Lew has warned that consumers will stop visiting the nation’s leading shopping malls unless there is certainty around vaccinations and temperature checks, as the billionaire retailer admitted he wouldn’t feel safe sitting in a shopping centre food court without health checks at the door.

    The businessman, whose Premier Investments owns a portfolio of retail chains such as Portmans, Just Jeans, Dotti, Peter Alexander and Smiggle, warned shopping malls that they needed to listen to the businesses that paid their bills – the retail tenants.

    Mr Lew said shopping centre owners had an “absolute responsibility” to ensure the safety of shoppers and store staff, and this would require health checks at the doors and a requirement that anyone entering be vaccinated.

    “First of all we need to protect our customers and you need to make it as safe a place to shop, families are coming, mum, dad, the kids, grandparents coming into a big seasonal shopping time,” Mr Lew said.

    “The mall owners have to take more responsibility, they are the ones that are letting people into centres so at the entry point there should be a check, they have to be safe.

    “Our strong preference is with the government mandate, is that with all persons entering the (shopping) mall be vaccinated and checked for temperature as well and that should take place at the point of access.

    As I said to my wife, who is double vaccinated – I won’t be going anywhere – I will save a fortune on not eating at restaurants or going, and as Dictator Dan is only letting Double Vaccinated Victorians come home, obviously no flying on Qantas to Melbourne to see Grandkids

    What a Crappy Country Australia has become

    To Quote American VP Kamala Harris “My Body, My Choice”

  9. Miss Anthropist Avatar
    Miss Anthropist

    Do some hard yards on your tan.
    You know those really good bottles of scotch and wine you were keeping to share with friends? They really were delicious.
    Drink those duty free bottles of gin and vodka.
    Wait for all the civil liberties mob to leap in to action.

  10. Perfidious Albino Avatar
    Perfidious Albino

    Solly really is a greedy POS.

  11. shatterzzz Avatar

    Haven’t seen too much publicity but BEST & LESS issued a presser yesterday, once GLADYS re-opens NSW retail stores …… they will REFUSE ENTRY & SERVICE to the UNCLEAN .. I only shop(ped) there when grandees stuff was on clearance/special so it won’t affect me much but lotza folk might be surprised .. BASTARDS ….!

  12. Mak Siccar Avatar
    Mak Siccar

    Peter. You have my utmost empathy. Locally, I am under enormous pressure from wife and a couple of dear friends ( he a Physician and she an ED nurse ). There is also pressure from interstate son with our only grandies. My sanity is severely tried on a daily basis but I get some relief from a daily walk through the suburbs that, fortunately, contain many old houses that have style. I’ve also deflected – somewhat – criticism of being unclean by saying that I am waiting for Novavax, although I secretly hope that this will never be needed. Other respite is gained from going to selected shops (exciting ones like Colesworth and Uncle Dans). Future restrictions, such as not being able to go to the pub for lunch with my mates, will be very trying but the biggest killer for me will be if I can’t travel interstate to see the grandies. This may force me to succumb but hopefully only to Novavax. Stay strong.

  13. Slim Cognito Avatar
    Slim Cognito

    Console yourself with the fact that this is a government program which means they are highly likely to stuff up the implementation.

    Rely on compliance falling away as time goes on. I have noticed less insistence on checking in by shop staff who were previously militant about it initially. Some have never seen it as being in their pay grade to confront customers.

    Personally I take great delight in “fake” checking in. As long as you wave your phone about, no one seems to care whether you have or not.

    Keep your head up. This is largely about mindset.

  14. Bar Beach Swimmer Avatar
    Bar Beach Swimmer

    Walk, enjoy the outdoors – take some advice from Neil Oliver – mh put up the link on the Open Thread – who said that he will no longer go to places who won’t have him. (To that I would say, the NSW laws on anti-discrimination are very clear on discriminating against a person on the grounds of infectious disease).

    I’ve also completed the Australian Immunisation Register Ceasing correspondence and release of information, which should stop any uploading of my vaccine status. If you’re in NSW, get rid of the Services NSW app and if you have to, login manually to different sites.

    Good luck.

  15. OldOzzie Avatar


    I’ve also deflected – somewhat – criticism of being unclean by saying that I am waiting for Novavax, although I secretly hope that this will never be needed.

    I am the same, non stop pressure from family, but as I say, have been taking antivirals for over year now, quercetin, zinc, Vit D, Vit C , melatonin, colchicine etc – oximeter just now 98 – correlates with O2 levels every 3 weeks in Hospital for cancer immunotherapy (round 27 coming up) – with bloods day before so keep an eye on things

    This site buoys me up –

    Novavax is the way I will go if I have to – but will be fascinated to see if Israel’s experience is replicated here in NSW when we reach 70% double vacced

  16. Miss Anthropist Avatar
    Miss Anthropist

    Be a pariah.
    Done it myself for years.
    I have social distanced for years by relying on my personality.
    Have a young wife and some younger bit on the side.
    Ride your motorbike like you stole it.
    Piss off when it’s your turn to shout.
    Wear a jacket and tie to barbecues.
    Tell the Government to shove their lunatic vaccines up their arse.
    Don’t wear a mask.
    Show people how to twist a shield a shield to break the carriers arm.
    Life. Be up it.

  17. John Bayley Avatar
    John Bayley

    As Etienne de la Boetie already noted in his 16th century essay ‘The Politics of Obedience’, any tyranny can only survive with the consent of the oppressed.

    DO NOT SUBMIT. Engage in passive resistance. They will fail.

    On a personal note, I am currently in the EU. There are still, according to the media, thousands of ‘cases’ here every day. Yet the people are over it. Nobody cares any longer. People are noticing that the ‘vaccines’ don’t actually work. A number of friends who are ‘vaccinated’ have told me they will under no circumstances submit to a third dose.

    And a third, fourth and fifth dose there will be; unless we say ‘ENOUGH’.

    Look at Israel: The majority has now been subjected to a ‘booster’ – yet they have more deaths and people in ICU than this time last year, when nobody was vaxxed.
    Look at the UK: The same story is playing out there. Check out the latest NHS figures; it is now beyond any doubt that ADE/OAS are here, among the vaxxed.

    If we don’t resist, they will kill us. Simple as that.

    Yet places like Denmark and Sweden are scrapping all remaining restrictions, including, in the case of DK, their vaxx ‘passport’.

    There are other positive developments, in Spain & Portugal. People are rebelling in more and more places.


  18. duncanm Avatar

    To be jabbed or to be a pariah

    I’m planning on being both.

    Why demur to the dangerous idea of medical apartheid?
    Whoever asks for my vaccination status will be told where to go.

    That’s the only way to stop it – have the majority of the population stand up with/as pariahs.

  19. FlyingPigs Avatar

    A set of gefälschte Papiere and a phone call to a friendly Indonesian ‘People Smuggler’ will fix the ennui.

    Once you’ve proven the overwater “underground” you can kick back selling ‘fares’ to escapees.

  20. duncanm Avatar

    Miss Anthropistsays:
    September 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm
    Life. Be up it.


  21. John Bayley Avatar
    John Bayley

    And as far as ‘Novavax’ is concerned: Please don’t.

    There is a reason there’s never ever been a successful CV vaccine. Note that the ‘traditional’ approach failed repeatedly, before these latest mRNA frankenvaxxes came about.

    From what I have seen, the Novavax is also ultimately stimulating a release of spike protein. The mechanism is not quite as intrusive as the mRNA/viral vector concoctions, but the spike itself is cytogenic. Why submit to this for a virus which, according to the most recent data, has an infection fatality rate of 0.14% – smack bang with seasonal flu?

    Our bodily integrity is ours alone; not the government’s.

  22. Botswana O'Hooligan Avatar
    Botswana O’Hooligan

    Well Mr. Smith, gather as many names and addresses of those who harass us on a daily basis as you can and forward them to the Readers Digest asking for one of everything to be delivered. The Readers Digest will then bombard them with their offerings forever and a day. Fill in all the junk mail offerings with their names and addresses as well so not only will you get square with the bastards, it will fill the time in for you nicely.

  23. Judge Dredd Avatar
    Judge Dredd

    Peter, this is because you love this world too much. Your will eventually collapses as you do not fully embrace the spiritual life.
    Hold the damn line!

    …and know that we are doing it too

  24. PeterW Avatar

    Fuck them!
    Fuck them all!

    My primary reason for not taking the jab is that I am not giving in to bullies and manipulators. I am not going to compromise with the fear-mongers and terrorists who have made such a mess of of this that their only way out is to jab us all and declare that they have “won”, no matter how many of us they have killed in the process.

    I have a good friend who saves lives on a regular basis in one of the emergency services. He is so good at his job that he is one of those chosen to mentor newbies. It is his dream job and he has been using it to pay for his family’s dream home, as well as his kid’s schooling.

    He has been stalked, harassed and bullied by management to force him to submit. He is now planning “life after job”. This is how important he – as a medical professional – considers the principles of self-determination and proper testing of medicines, to be.

    I have been following the protests in Melbourne. Dan Andrews is lying. The mainstream media is lying. The aggression and violence is almost all by the Police. They have been behaving like thugs, assaulting people who are causing no harm and offering no threat. They have been caught on film throwing a 74yo lady to the ground, and pepper-spraying her as she lies there with a broken hip. They have been caught on film spear-tackling a man from behind and smashing his head into a concrete footpath…. a man who was holding a calm conversation with multiple other Police officers.

    This is not my Australia. This is some third-world, tin-pot Dictatorship.

    Fuck. Them. All….

  25. PeterW Avatar

    Don’t be discouraged.
    No matter how much they try to spin it, you are far from alone. Nor are you in bad company.

    Most of those who have accepted the jab are either fearful, submissive, or talk about the convenience. Most of those who have rejected it, argue either from a position of principle, or a far broader knowledge of actual science and facts.

    You are not alone. Those who treat us as pariahs are not worth our respect. Reshape your social and support network.. Judge your friendships appropriately. Those who demand that you abandon your principles and self-respect are not real friends because they do not have your interests at heart.

    Write them off.

  26. Lee Avatar

    I have been following the protests in Melbourne. Dan Andrews is lying.

    How do you know when Andrews is lying?
    When his lips move!

  27. John Bayley Avatar
    John Bayley

    For those of you waiting for the Novavax:

    Here is a description of the technology behind it.

    Yes, it is Wikipedia. But even that tends to be reasonably OK for articles such as this one.

    If you still think it is all that different to the mRNA stuff, or that it is worth injecting into your body in order to fight a virus with an infection fatality rate of 0.14% – and much lower for those under 65 & not obese – that is entirely up to you.

    But do not expect that, if you do submit, it will end there and you will be allowed to get your life back to how it was before this farce.

    Because it won’t.

  28. 132andBush Avatar

    Solomon Lew has warned that consumers will stop visiting the nation’s leading shopping malls unless there is certainty around vaccinations and temperature checks, as the billionaire retailer admitted he wouldn’t feel safe sitting in a shopping centre food court without health checks at the door.

    The bloke is a brain dead moron.

    Anyone who is vaxxed and thinks like this is a brain dead moron.

  29. vlad redux Avatar
    vlad redux

    Remember that every attempt in human history to divide people as a society into the ins and the outs has failed. Slavery ended. Apartheid ended. This attempt will fail eventually, causing much misery in the meantime, but it will fail.

    Also remember the essential decency that remains in many Australians; and that there will be many small businesses eager for your custom regardless of whatever rules are attempted to be made.

    And forget the movies and order in DVDs via eBay. Better selection.

  30. flyingduk Avatar

    How to survive..

    1) Understand this is war, and your prime concern should be to survive, not to keep your job or your friends or your social life

    2) If truly cornered, remember Solzhenitsyn… sell your life dearly for the benefit of your children

    “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

  31. flyingduk Avatar

    Oh, and PS – welcome self back to the new cat 🙂

  32. rickw Avatar

    Survival tips welcome.

    Come up for air.

    Spend some time ignoring it.

    Each weekend for many months now I have been ignoring it. Drive to my farmhouse in the country, see my Mum, Dad and Sister, do the usual things that I need to get done and enjoy.

    I’m there right now, just drove up!

  33. Winston Smith Avatar

    Old Ozzie:

    Solomon Lew has warned that consumers will stop visiting the nation’s leading shopping malls unless there is certainty around vaccinations and temperature checks, as the billionaire retailer admitted he wouldn’t feel safe sitting in a shopping centre food court without health checks at the door.

    Fascism pure and simple.
    See how quickly they conform to the rules?

  34. mem Avatar

    Lee says:
    September 23, 2021 at 6:33 pm
    I have been following the protests in Melbourne. Dan Andrews is lying.

    How do you know when Andrews is lying?
    When his lips move!

    And how do you know he is telling multiple lies?
    He is holding a bible!

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