ARE WE REALLY ALL IN THIS TOGETHER ?
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I feel I need to make comment about what is happening with the Melbourne situation which sounds pretty dire and yet seems to be happening in something of a parallel Universe which isn’t touching us in the rest of Australia .The reason the numbers are so high in Victoria of poeple testing positive with Covid is obvious This is happening becuase the health authorities are going door to door and doing spot testing and they have already tested over 1600000 poeple in Victoria
I have to ask if they tested that many poeple in every state in Australia would we see similar numbers of people testing covid positive in every state ?and is this why Scott Morrison is noticeably absent in making much of an address to the nation and addressing what clearly sounds like a National Crises calling for a real show of leadership from the Nations leader ?
Instead Scott Morrison seems to be leaving the Victorian premier groaning under the weight of carrying overnous responsibilities of the apparently dire circumstances down there all by himself Why isnt Scott Morrison stepping up to the plate and speaking out on behalf of Victorians ?
What is happening to our national identity if we can smuggly rest behind our own closed state borders and carry on with an us /them mentality which seems to be propogated by our politicians which in and of itself fragments the national spirit and is bloody unaustralian ?
I’m kind of over the bullshit .Either its happening in Melbourne at the level of crises the Victorian premier insist that it is and the spot testing going on there also needs to be applied to all other states in Australia or the prime minister is perhaps privy to other information suggesting that we really dont need to be taking Victorias situation seriously at all becuase SCOMO has his head down focusing on pulling the economy back form the brink and the last thing he wants is to have to announce another national lockdown if spot testing in other states reveals large numbers testing Covid positive.That would put all SCO MOS best laid plans to economic recovery to rest wouldnt it ….damn inconvenient for the Prime Ministers plans for national economic recovery Victoria !!
Forgive me for my cynicism but how can a leader worth his salt back peddle and say and do very little when an entire state of fellow Aussies seem to be in serious trouble ?
I feel like I am living in a wierd parallel Universe where one minute the prime minister is ordering us all into lockdown becuase 3 people over 75 in Australia have apparently died of Covid 19 and yet currently numbers as high as 13 Covid deaths are apparently happening in one day in Victoria and yet Scott Morrison seems quite complacent about the same ?
What happened to “we are all in this together” except that is if you happen to live in Victoria ?
And how do we know that the poeple dying in Victoria are actually dying of COVID ? The latest three people to have died in Victoria were two poeple in their 70s and 1 person in their 80s who had probably had comprised health circumstances and were pretty ready to sheaf the mortal coil anyway. How can it ever be proven that it was Covid which killed them off ?
It also bears keeping in mind that todate only 116 poeple have died apparently of Covid 19 in Australia I have to ask how many poeple died of heart attack,suicide ,influenza or in the same cancer 5 month time frame this year ?
I also really worry where all these used masks with their plastic components are going to end up Are they going to be adding strain to our already over polluted oceans and causing havoc with ocean birds and wildlife with all their ties and strings flapping around in the water ?
When is enough enough ?.Stop the insanity I say .The panic, the overblown media coverage ,the testing ,the overwhelming medical costs to the tax payer , the constant droning on about this thing is all out of proportion to the minimal actual number of deaths that are occuring in Australia .Let me repeat that figure again only 116 COVID related deaths in the last 5 months
I’m over hearing about the absolute meanspirited antics of the authorities and the media to those three women who travelled from Victoria through NSW to Qld but werent quite truthful with border authorities re their movements ?Now they are being held up as an example of what happens if you try to be too free spirited in your travel movements and are being the made the subject of an absolute witchhunt …. They are being accused apparently of possibly infecting 100s of poeple ..What a croc !!! Give us all a break now
I am also pretty fed up with hearing about Polis presenting warm benign caring faces one minute and then acting with ruthless calculated callousness when it comes to economics .For years job seekers have lived on the poverty line many without dignity constantly facing the stresses of not having enough to meet even very basic living expenses and going hungry or not being able to pay the rent and then miraculously the PM benificently announces the job seeker allowance is going to be doubled . What incredible news that must have been to unemployed Australians living on the poverty line that for the first time in months or years for some they might actually be able to go see a movie or buy something nice to wear that didn’t come from Vinies or go out and have a nice meal or treat themselves to a massage or a pedi and actually still have money at the end of the week to pay the rent ? What an incredible uplift to the human spirit this unexpected window of abundance must have meant to the dignity and self esteem of these poeple ?
Now the PM has announced with pragmatic ruthlessness that lacks any real heart or understanding of what it feels like to try and get by on unemployment benefits that he is cutting the dole back by something like 300 a fortnight ?Once he does this doesnt he realize that people who were managing on the 1100 a fortnight and might for the first time in their unemployed experience have found somewhere decent to live may have to give up their homes and move out of properties they can no longer afford adding to the burden of homelessness in Australia . Scott Morrison knows himself the jobs as they were are simply not out there so in one fell swoop not only is he adding to the burden of national homelessness he is also creating conditions for an even bigger mighty swelling underclass of people living below the poverty line in Australia .
I’m over hearing about it Dont be an Indian giver SCO MO Leave free childcare in place as an incentive for poeple who want to work and not have to pay out half their salaries in childcare.That will help the economy and please leave the job seeker allowance as it is while things as they are and you know for a fact that the jobs simply arent there as they were .Leaving the job seeker allowance as generous as it currently is allows job seekers dignity and space of time to find their feet and maybe gives them the resources and time to consider ways of being more self sufficient and sustainable , maybe building a small business maybe offering their time in a voluntary capacity to worthy community and charitable organizations. maybe finding ways to take part in sharing their resources with others through community collectives as other ways are found to move forwards socially and economically Poeple shouldnt have to be forced in to a feral way of life through poverty in our very abundant country while society is undergoing the shifts that it is
In finding a way forwards SCOMO would do best to make sure everybody has enough and is living in a place of abundance and let the new paradigms for a way forwards socially economically and spiritually unfold as they will out of a place of abundance and hope and creativity and freedom form the stresses that the old economic paradigm posed for too any people .
I’m over peoples gullibility and refusal to look to the possibilties that maybe indeed there is something else going on behind the Covid ?
WAKEY WAKEY RISE AND SHINE …………….
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