Patrickov wrote:It's not about the numbers, it's about right or wrong. Actively protesting lockdowns and vaccinations is wrong, even though I don't agree with the policy and believe (in the case of Hong Kong) such policies are actually facades for oppressive governments to commit oppression.
My base line is that, genuine or not, governments have to be responsible to everyone, so they have little alternative if at all.
I have the freedom not to encourage others to vaccine (which is what I am upholding, despite repeated criticism from Godstud and Drlee), but governments don't.
My point about numbers is that it doesn’t seem most Australians are inclined to protest the lockdowns even if they find it extremely disruptive and stressful, many seem to find it to be a necessary evil.
That politically the issue of lockdowns in Australia seems to not to have teeth in form of the masses but Murdoch’s media campaign against the like of Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews.
Dan Andrews has never been more popular because I don’t think
Australians aren’t so individualistic as say Americans in having their lives disrupted if they see a point to it all. Andrews is also a labour government who has been throwing out a lot of benefits to support people and almost seems recharged to attempt some significant policy along labour lines.
Yes you don’t have to encourage people to get vaccines but it seems a strange type of freedom that isn’t much concern as government’s don’t have control to force you to promote them.
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