The Australian celebrates the Great Reset and thanks our Dear Leaders
NOW a columnpaper with a smattering of news, the Daily Rupert became a Pyjama Raj stronghold of lockdown pom-pom waving during the ‘pandemic.’ Like Gladys Berejiklian, its editors are trying to pretend that institutionalising a police state is a “road map” to freedom:
As part of the government’s road map, fully vaccinated residents will be permitted to access pubs, clubs and restaurants, as well as retail shopping and ticketed public events. The government also will permit access to hairdressers and beauticians. Gatherings in homes and public spaces will be permitted with up to five visitors allowed in a home where all adults are vaccinated (not including children 12 and younger). Up to 20 people will be allowed to gather in outdoor settings. Businesses will be required to produce a Covid-19 safety plan adhering to reduced capacity, mandatory mask-wearing, compulsory QR check-in and proof of vaccination.
Thursday’s announcement represents a faster timetable than health advisers had wanted. But Ms Berejiklian has been able to see the bigger picture and has done what good leaders do, which is accept responsibility and its attendant risk. The NSW government began laying the groundwork for reopening when it changed the focus away from the daily rollcall of case numbers towards hospital admissions and vaccination rates. The long lead time is designed to encourage as many people as possible to get vaccinated so they can participate fully in the greater freedoms that are planned. There are certain to be teething problems as citizens get used to the idea of a vaccine passport and other intrusions that would have been unthinkable before the pandemic struck. But if the evidence from Britain is any guide, once freedoms have been restored the public quickly will move on and get on with life.
All in all, with a pathway to post-Covid life becoming clearer, this is a great moment for our country and an example of good leadership at both a state and federal level. It is also a great celebration of the human spirit where individuals have faith in their leaders at times of crisis. Experience shows that all communities will do what their leaders make them feel comfortable doing.
In comments following this North Korean tour de force, reader Sharon speaks for the principled:
The rebranding of Gladys and Scott is not going to happen in my household.
1. We have a functioning memory
2. We did not vote for the Communist Party of Australia
3. We do not want to live in a divided society that discriminates against people because of their vaccine status
Note that News Corps accepts that the state controls – ergo: more or less owns – your home.