Who’s better?

I didn’t say he was the new Winston Churchill. I  said Scott Morrison is the best political leader in the world right now. Let’s compare him with that brace of Treble-J clowns: Jacinda, Joe and Justin. Scott Morrison is so far ahead of that crew of far-left grifters, I cannot believe there was any issue with what I wrote. I also prefer him to Boris Johnson.

So let me say it again. Scott Morrison is the best political leader in the world right now. I am grateful for these small mercies in this time of political insanity. Everything is poll-driven, but even so, at the back of my mind I actually think the PM is trying to do what needs to be done – taking on the Chinese over Taiwan, limiting the damage from the climate-change scam as much as possible, and trying to open the economy in spite of the massive fear-driven Covid mania we have from our media and at virtually every other turn as well.

There are sophisticates I deal with occasionally who think having a socialist government run the country for a while will end up working in the right direction since everyone will learn their lesson. These things are too hard on my nerves.

Does no one even notice what is happening in the United States? In Canada? In New Zealand? In the UK? So now we have this, which I fear is all too true: Scott Morrison says he’s the underdog in looming federal election

Politics is famously the art of the possible. With well over half the country dreading climate change and more than half wanting tougher action on Covid (Daniel Andrews, heaven help us, may even be the gold standard!) we may yet find out how bad things can get. 

 

Two weeks to flatten the curve

Frightful First World War : Horrible Histories - Terry Deary

Came across a copy of the above “Horrible History” on the Frightful First World War. And indeed it was horrible and even now there is no settled theory on how it ever happened, although there is a near consensus that it never ought to have. But there on the back was this.

The Frightful First World War tells you all the horrors and hardships of the war that was meant to last four months … but ground on for four grim years.

We are now in the midst of the “Frightful Covid Pandemic” that will one day be part of history, but not until we can get our political leaders to stop the War on Covid and let us get back to peacetime. 

The really sad thing is how nothing seems to change, but in particular the idiocies among our political “leaders” who lead us into these mass insanities. Beginning with “two weeks to flatten the curve” how much longer is this going to go on?

Scott Morrison is the best political leader in the world right now

All political leaders must deal with the world as they find it. They can shift some things, and change some views here and there. But over all, they have to take the world as they find it. Climate change is, in my view, an absolute hoax and I can say that whenever I like and to whom I please. But if I were the leader of a political party hoping to find a majority within the Parliament, I might, just perhaps, keep these views to myself.

Scott Morrison has not confided in me what he actually believes about climate change. But let me tell you, his approach to dealing with the politics of the moment could not, in my view, be better than it is. Here is the speech from The Herald-Sun he gave the other day, ‘Can-Do’ Capitalism is Our Way, which is a cut-down version of what he actually presented: Address – Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Let me pick out a few bits that appear in both versions so that you can see what I mean. He begins with boilerplate but then moves into policy. It is the policy I sincerely admire along with the boilerplate.

Taking action on climate change is extremely important for the health of our planet….

Australia has already reduced our emissions by more than 20 per cent. Now, I’m not sure a lot of Australians know that. Our emissions are going down, not up. They’re down by more than 20 per cent. You may say to yourself, or others listening in, ‘Oh yeah, other countries, they’re doing so much better than that’. Not true, as Angus Taylor and I had the opportunity to share directly with them, whether it was in Rome at the G20 or at COP26, because a 20 per cent fall is broadly in line with what’s being achieved across the EU. But, it’s better than the United States, it’s better than Japan, it’s better than our Kiwi cousins across the ditch in New Zealand, in Canada and South Korea….

Just as the animal spirits of enterprise have worked together with scientists and technologists to change the world in the past – and we’ve seen that here in this very city – through advances in medical science and digital technology, I am more than convinced they also hold the answer to solving the challenge of a decarbonised economy….

In many respects, Glasgow has marked the passing of the baton … to private enterprise and the millions of dispersed decisions, choices and flashes of inspiration that make up consumer-led technological progress….

We believe climate change will ultimately be solved by ‘can do’ capitalism; not ‘don’t do’ Governments seeking to control people’s lives and tell them what to do, with interventionist regulation and taxes that just force up your cost of living and force businesses to close….

I think Australians, after almost two years of governments telling them what to do through this pandemic, they’ve had just about enough of that approach….

What you can take from that is we’ll reset, back to letting our economy do the work and let those who drive it be able to do that work as quickly as we possibly can.

You cannot imagine any other political leader of the moment – not Joe Biden, not Boris Johnson, not Justin Trudeau, not Jacinda Adearn – putting in a good word for capitalism and the market economy at any time, never mind while discussing climate change. Uniquely brave, and what’s more, uniquely accurate in what must be done since something must apparently be done to appease the climate-change gods.

No political leader is ever perfect, and I realise how unfashionable it is to say something positive about our PM, but still, he really is unique.

Remembrance Day where there’s a lot to remember

Watching the efforts of various state governments in dealing with Covid has, on this day especially, brought this to mind: The conscription issue in Australia. The Covid question at the moment centres on the question of what rights we individually have to refuse the experimental and often dangerous vaxxines that are now being made almost mandatory across the country. Yet this is what happened when on a previous occasion Australian governments wished to send its citizens into harm’s way.

Unlike the other countries engaged in World War I, conscription was not introduced in Australia.  All the Australians who fought in World War I were volunteers.

Prime Minister Billy Hughes made two attempts to introduce conscription: two conscription referenda were held in 1916 and 1917. Both lost to the ‘no’ vote. Feelings on the issue ran high and bitterly divided the community. While many politicians favoured conscription, it was strongly opposed by many in the community.

Also came across this which seems closely related. The story is about Victoria although the American website where this is discussed writes as if it is Australia as a whole that is involved: [Victoria’s] Tyrannical Department of Health Raids Anti-Lockdown Doctor’s Clinic and Seizes Patient’s Confidential Files. How is this possible?

Seven authorized officials from Australia’s Department of Health raided Dr. Mark Hobart’s surgery clinic in Sunshine North on Wednesday afternoon and seized confidential patient files, an appointment book, and other documents after he refused to hand them over to the government….

“Seven authorized officers from the Department of Health and seized my confidential patient’s file and my appointment book and other various documents. They say they’re going to give me an itemized list of what they’ve taken and it was quite an intimidating experience.”…

The Health Department put up a notice on his clinic saying, “The Victorian Government has banned patients from entering this surgery because Dr. Hobart refused to surrender your private and confidential patient files.”

I suspect the story is garbled in a number of ways but the gist of it is sadly all too true. Haven’t seen any of this mentioned in the local press. Videos at the link.

PLUS THIS: Ethical Moorings, Where Art Thou? A very good article which discusses the morality of imposing a vaxxine-imperative.

When you’re threatened with the loss of your livelihood, indeed your entire career, you have been forced. When you’re denied a kidney transplant otherwise, you have been forced. When it’s the price you must pay to carry boxes of belongings into a retirement home for the benefit of an aging relative, you have been forced.

Any politician who thinks it’s OK to force people to submit to any kind of medical procedure is a tyrant. Such people deserve to be ejected from office asap. They are dangerous, because tomorrow they’ll be forcing us to do something else.

Any public health official or medically trained individual who thinks it’s OK to compel people to submit to any medical procedure has left first do no harm so far behind, their judgment concerning every other medical matter is forever suspect.

Of course, read it all at the link.

How can it be legal to force someone to take a medication that might end up doing them far more harm than good?

I am prefacing the post I have already put up with the above question which was in my mind when I came across this: Apology from PM, compensation among demands in lockdown legal challenge.

Court documents released to The Age show the applicants claim various public health orders were unconstitutional, beyond the legal power granted to federal and state governments, and that the circumstances in which some Australians were vaccinated under mandate policies constituted assault.

The particulars also say the recording of a person’s vaccination status in Victoria is in breach of the Fair Work Act 2009 and call for the Prime Minister to issue an apology for alleged deceptive conduct.

I will let the law take its course, but for me the issue is the immorality and ethical abuse that is at the core of our governments’ virtually demanding that each and every one of us take these vaxxines even though the evidence that there are potential dangers involved is absolutely clear.

That there is no recourse for free citizens to resist these efforts by our governments is a disgrace. If these vaxxines become for all intents and purposes mandatory, then we are living in a totalitarian state. What can the government not then demand? What are the limits of what a government can do with a majority in the Parliament? How is this a punishable offence in a free society?

After refusing to adhere to the terms, Ms Smit spent 22 days in prison before Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Hollingworth varied her bail terms, removing several original conditions sought by police.

She stands accused of inciting people via social media by encouraging them to attend anti-lockdown protests in Melbourne in August, including ones where police were injured.

It’s all very well for others to say they have a fear that the unvaxxinated might transmit the disease to themselves. But others have the fear that getting vaxxinated might end up in itself doing themselves a great deal of physical harm. If this is not a human rights issue, then what is?

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There must be other things going on besides the turning over of our world through the hysterical reaction to Covid, but I cannot think what that is. So keeping to the issue of the moment, let me begin with this: Hospitals in America, Australia And Sweden Are Swamped With People ‘Sicker Than Ever’ — And They Don’t Have Covid. It’s already becoming an old story, and once you have taken the vax there’s nothing left to do but wait. Still, why are our governments, media personalities, medical profession, never mind these pharmaceutical companies all pushing in this one direction with only a few of us out here keeping an eye on things like this:

“ERs are now swamped with seriously ill patients — but many don’t even have COVID,” Michigan Radio reported last week.

Inside the emergency department at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Mich., staff members are struggling to care for patients who are showing up much sicker than they’ve ever seen.

Tiffani Dusang, the emergency room’s nursing director, practically vibrates with pent-up anxiety, looking at all the patients lying on a long line of stretchers pushed up against the beige walls of the hospital’s hallways. “It’s hard to watch,” she says in her warm Texan twang.

But there’s nothing she can do. The ER’s 72 rooms are already filled.

[…] Even in parts of the country where COVID-19 isn’t overwhelming the health system, patients are showing up to the ER sicker than they were before the pandemic, their diseases more advanced and in need of more complicated care.

Months of treatment delays have exacerbated chronic conditions and worsened symptoms. Doctors and nurses say the severity of illness ranges widely and includes abdominal pain, respiratory problems, blood clots, heart conditions and suicide attempts, among others.

Australia is now reporting the same.

Plus: New VAERS analysis reveals hundreds of serious adverse events that the CDC and FDA never told us about.

The CDC and FDA have said the vaccines are “safe and effective.” They haven’t found any serious issues with the COVID vaccines. Zero. Zip. Nada. It was the DoD that found myocarditis.

The evidence in plain sight shows that they are either lying or incompetent. Or both. But of course, the medical community is never going to call them on this.

More at the link if you are game to look. Specially found this of interest: Covid ‘Vaccines’ Now Have Real-World Effectiveness of MINUS 73%.

The latest data from the U.K. Health Security Agency, which recently replaced Public Health England, shows that Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccines” have an average effectiveness rate of -73 percent in people over the age of 18.

This means that the jabs are actually making injected people lose their immunity to the Chinese Virus, not gain more of it. This fact runs contrary to false narrative being spread by the government and the mainstream media that Wuhan Flu injections are “safe and effective.”

As you may recall, Pfizer openly lied about its Chinese Flu injections, falsely claiming that they provide 95 percent effectiveness against the Fauci Flu. The company did this by blatantly manipulating its clinical trial data to produce artificial results.

Etc etc. Again more at the link. Plus: Dr. Reiner Fuellmich: scientific evidence that covid is crime against humanity.

On this page you can download dozens of scientific studies and investigative reports that confirm Dr Reiner Fuellmich’s claim that the pandemic is a crime against humanity. Share this scientific evidence with your own family practitioner, school teachers, medical staff, law enforcement, local authorities, etc.  Stop World Control has also created several in-depth reports that prove how the pandemic has been planned for decades.

Hard to believe, I know. Crackpot stuff, even if it’s true. Of course, if it is true, by the time you know, it won’t make any difference at all. Last one: Vaccine Makers Now Studying Why Vaccine Is Causing Heart Problems. Might have investigated sooner, like before they began injecting actual people with the vax, but there you go.

Our political leaders should not be able to make decisions on vaxxination

Who are any of the political leaders in Australia to tell any of us that we must get vaxxinated? These are political cyphers who for the moment lead governments, but are otherwise of no distinction. But now, of all things, the problems with the vax have crossed into the mainstream press, The Wall Street Journal no less: Covid-19 Vaccines and Myocarditis Link Probed by Researchers

As U.S. health authorities expand use of the leading Covid-19 vaccines, researchers investigating heart-related risks linked to the shots are exploring several emerging theories, including one centered on the spike protein made in response to vaccination.

Further discussed at Instapundit where there is a long and detailed comments thread. This one particularly interested me, but how could I ever find out if it’s true?

The vax raises your A1C levels [the measure of sugar in one’s blood]. Enough it would push me from the pre-diabetic range to full blown diabetes. You know, you’d almost have to conclude the dreaded covid vaccine side effects weren’t studied before the decision was made to give everyone the jab before the dreaded covid didn’t kill us.

Just like this.

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There really needs to be a diabetic exemption from the vax aside from everyone under 17 years of age.

And then there is this quite fascinating story: California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s whereabouts remain unknown. He was supposed to go to COP26, took his booster shot and hasn’t been seen in public for something like the last ten days. 

So again, who are these politicians to tell us whether we should get vaxxed? You might therefore look at this from The Australian Spectator: Just the facts: coronavirus in Australia by the numbers – updated. Very long but worth every second, but will take you to the final paras.

Covid-19 is not a death sentence. In Australia it has a case fatality rate of just over 1%, meaning that the vast majority of those who test positive will not die. Covid-19 is a virus that poses risks specifically to the elderly and those with existing comorbidities, and extremely negligible risk to those below 60. The vast majority of those who have died with Covid-19 in Australia are over 80 years old and have pre-existing illnesses. 

Sensible precautions should be directed towards minimising the risks to those in the at-risk categories. If others outside of those at risk categories also wish to engage in the same precautions then they should be free to do so. Otherwise, Australians should be free to go about their lives without the significant burden of extreme wide-ranging restrictions. All Australians should be free to make an informed decision about how to manage the risks to their health and safety arising from Covid-19. We should especially be free to decide whether or not to receive a Covid-19 vaccination without coercion or the threat of being stripped of our jobs and ability to earn a livelihood for ourselves and our families. 

Exactly so.

Supply chain issues

We are surrounded by Keynesian economists which means we are surrounded by economists who do not have the first clue about how an economy works. Keynesian – that is, modern – theory is entirely a demand-side idiocy with any notion of how an economy knits together utterly left out. Which is why I found this so inane: Joe Biden Appears to Sneer at Americans’ Intelligence: Questions Collective Ability to ‘Understand’ Supply Chain Issues

Biden promised to try and “explain to the American people” what supply chain issues America faces, telling the attending press representatives who “write for a living” he is yet to witness a reporter “explain supply chain very well.”

“This is a confusing time,” Biden stated.

Economists once upon a time did focus on the structure of supply, as Austrian economist still do. Now, not one in a thousand ever goes into the role of the supply-side in understanding the way economies work.

Meanwhile, back in Victoria, let me return to that story run in the middle of the weekend: Andrews government accused of blurring budget figures. Let me put up a second tranche from the article:

“Crucially, four-year forecasts in the budget are not sufficient to show when the government expects net debt to peak or stabilise,” the report found.

“This has increased in importance given the layering of the long-term economic and debt impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic with larger transport infrastructure projects.

“Recent Victorian budgets have not presented a transparent and cohesive fiscal framework.

“Components are spread throughout the budget papers, and are vague, making objective assessment of performance difficult.”

The report is set to spark major concerns over the openness of the Andrews government and its financial management with budget forecasts expecting net debt to climb to a record high $156bn by 2024-25, or 20.3 per cent of the state’s economy, significantly higher than the government’s 12 per cent target. The report’s release follows concerns by a number of MPs about the government’s budget process and is set to lead to calls for an overhaul of the way the government reports its financial position. One political source told the Sunday Herald Sun the budget figures were simply not transparent.

“The spin is in overdrive,” one source said. “The budget papers aren’t doing the best to tell Victorians what’s going on.

It’s not as if the financial disasters overtaking Victoria are invisible. They are just ignored, and with Keynesians the only brand of economists anywhere to be seen, we will continue forward as we are until we hit the wall. But at some stage they are going to have to come for your money since they are no longer able to get if from the Chinese Belt and Road bankruptcy provisions.

Same thing everywhere in the US with its $1.2 trillion “infrastructure” bill. Biden laughing at economic ignorance is just one of the many ironies of the moment, as endless workers are being shunted from their jobs because they are unwilling to take the vax. 

Andrews and the hopeless state of Victoria

That Victoria has been in a financial sinkhole has been obvious to me for quite a long time. Andrews even tried to sign up to the Chinese Road and Belt program to stave off the ruin that was certain to follow his profligate ways. But now all this has come to the attention of others: Andrews govt accused of blurring budget figures found in a late night release on a Saturday night in the Herald Sun [update: now the front page story in the Sunday paper]. Perhaps the news will last until the beginning of next week. It is certainly a dismal story.

The state government has been accused of hiding the state’ true financial plight from Victorians.

In a bombshell report, parliament’s independent budget watchdog says the Andrews government has missed and blurred key figures as the state races towards record debt levels.

The report by the Parliamentary Budget Office has accused the government of:

SCRAPPING or modifying most of its own fiscal targets;

BURYING key details to make it harder for Victorians to properly monitor its financial performance;

FAILING to be transparent about the government’s debt position;

DEFINING fewer targets, and less clearly, than before than pandemic; and

IGNORING recommendations made by the parliament’s budget watchdog.

“Blurred figures” is trying to put it nicely. It is a catastrophe that will even outdistance the horrors of Cain-Kirner years which was the previous occasion when Labor was left alone to run the Victorian economy for a succession of years.

And while we are on the topic of Daniel Andrews, there was also this today: Massive Protest Today in Melbourne Australia Against Proposed COVID Laws and Opposition to Mandates.

Sky News has more details HERE.

The State of Victoria, Melbourne area, led by Premier Daniel Andrews has been the epicenter of some of the most brutal police action against protestors.  However, due to the scale of the crowds, it appears the police are no longer going to attempt to beat them into submission again or use rubber bullets.

It appears the international spotlight, provided by alternative media breaking through the control of the government media, has led to shame upon the political establishment.  The police no longer seem willing to participate in the government efforts to stop voices of opposition.

Andrews will leave the State a smoking wreck. He knows only how to tell others what to do. He has no ability to listen to anyone else trying to reason him into acting with prudence and foresight. 

Andrews govt accused of blurring budget figures

Senator Gerard Rennick discusses adverse effects of Covid vaxxination

It is good to see that at least someone is taking these issues on here in Australia: Must Watch: Australian Senator Slams ‘Vaccine’ Side Effects – Inhumane to Force Second Shot. Saw this nowhere else:

During an appearance on Sky News, Australian Senator Gerard Rennick spoke out for the people who have suffered adverse events from Covid shots. Despite the Sky news host trying to silence the Senator, he slammed his government for mandating the experiment mRNA shots, which has caused adverse effects in many people. Furthermore, he called it downright inhumane to force someone to take a second shot if they suffered an adverse event from the first….

It’s bad enough that people aren’t allowed to choose whether to take a vaccine. Still, it’s even worse than they’re forced to get a second vaccine after experiencing a severe side effect. Furthermore, the government doesn’t even offer financial support when they cannot work, exclaimed the Senator. He vowed to continue to fight to ensure people receive immediate income support for those who cannot return to work….

Following the Senator’s October 26, 2021, interview on Sky News, he posted a letter on Facebook that he sent to Austalia’s left-wing Prime Minister, Scott Morrison denouncing his Covid policies. Rennick explained that he would not vote with the government until he enacted several policies, including stopping all vaccines for children, overturning workplace vaccine mandates, and ending coronavirus domestic travel restrictions.

Interesting that the PM is described as “left-wing”. 

There is also this which is very much related: Pfizer Tells Kids — Vaccine will give you ‘superpowers’….

Is this not obviously evil?

The Vaxxine Wars are just about to begin

Adults are left to make decisions for themselves. Forcing children to take these experimental vaxxines when they are at virtually zero risk of harm from Covid is beyond insane.

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I am all in for a market economy, but when competition is virtually ended – see HCQ and Ivermectin – and where open discussion of all aspects of the treatment of Covid is forbidden – again see HCQ and Ivermectin – means we are dealing with governments made up of complete idiots who show no apparent regard for the health and welfare of the communities that put them into office.

And this is just the start: Mass Protests Against Vaccine Mandates Sweep Across The Globe.

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“People have to be able to exercise free power of choice. Without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion,” one protester in New York said, appearing to be referring to rule one of the Nuremberg Code. “In other words, everything that is happening now violates the most basic principles of law and ethics.”