I read a press statement from Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria, “We have come too far to go back now”(21/09/2021) which included in it a paragraph comprised of only one sentence; “We have come too far to turn back now”.
My first reading of the statement was that Andrews is saying that regardless of what happens and what it costs we will maintain our direction. Then I read it as a call to arms, to go forward regardless of the consequences, hold with me brothers, forward into battle, it will be glorious. Then I thought maybe it was a Burke and Wills type statement, we are lost but better to die walking forward than go back!
As a Victorian resident who is pretty tuned into current affairs, I have to say I have absolutely no idea where Daniel Andrews is going and where this state is headed. So how can I judge whether it is better to go forwards or backwards. There are no goals, no objectives and no measurements.
A day after that statement, Andrews slapped unprecedented restrictions on media coverage of the CMFEU/ freedom protests in the city. These restrictions were quashed by the courts today, just 24 hours later. This shemozzle has now taken precedence in the social media but has been barely reported in the MSM.
Meantime possibly the most important political development in this state has occurred with the release late yesterday of documents sought 4 years ago under FOI by the opposition party, revealing Daniel Andrews’ covert involvement in CCP Belt and Road initiates on behalf of this state.
Hopefully those involved in social media will now take up this issue even if it is buried by the MSM.
What comes next? I don’t know, but we the people, according to Daniel Andrews have come too far to go back.