I wrote this yesterday: “I broke the law today (Tuesday). Sat in an oft-frequented café – the owner doesn’t check. But I ordered my coffee in a takeaway cup so that I could scarper if I saw the fuzz.”
Today (Wednesday) I was kicked out, albeit with an apology. Only takeaway for me.
Don’t blame him (the owner), but doubt I will ever go back. Being kicked out is not the same as not being allowed in. It gives you a more acute sense of apartheid. I didn’t like it. I wonder what place Australia has become. Paid my taxes. Never robbed a bank or clobbered anyone. Yet, here I am. Excluded from the ordinary activities of life and those given the ‘privilege’ of being included, don’t seem to care a whit.
I saw Alan Jones fawningly interview Dominic Perrottet last night. I think it’s called a soft interview. You know, of the kind CNN would give to Joe Biden or Kamala Harris. Glossed over Covid passports. Certainly, Jones didn’t give any impression of being greatly troubled by them. So disappointing. But he’s vaccinated after all. He’s shared this part of his medical history with us; as have the other Sky News “conservatives.” Thankfully, they have kept other parts of their medical histories to themselves. To be fair, I’m not including Rowan Dean or James Morrow in my despair. I don’t quite know where they stand. I hope with principled conservatives. Surely there are still some principled conservatives left in the media?