WHEN his crisis-ensnared charges start believing they just might escape The Valley after all, Pulp Fiction troubleshooter Winston Wolf checks their budding optimism: “Well, let’s not start sucking each other’s dicks quite yet.” I began thinking the same thing in September – if not exactly in those terms – as big-noting Premiers began talking about “rewards,” “relaxed restrictions” and “freedom days” for vaccinated publics grown weary of their scientifically phony ‘measures.’ The trajectory of the pandemic overseas had made it obvious to me that a different, post-vaccination crunch would materialise here in 2022. The ‘return to normal’ sold to Australians – especially by News Corp for the benefit of Messrs Morrison and Perrottet – is a sham. The new crisis will also be a last chance to stop the rot. It is now indisputable that masks, lockdowns, curfews, mandates and passports do not work. They are performative talismans cynically designed to ward off electoral consequences by socialising culpability. It is also now admitted officially that the vaccines are failing and will go on failing. This is a very good thing for democracy and civilisation.
One of the strangest phenomena of the pandemic in the West has been the way governments have played Hitler Chicken with their opponents across legislative aisles. The more extreme the diktats, the more trapped into backing them – and subsequent iterations of tyranny – oppositions became. Neither side can blink for fear of being excoriated for nannacide. Actually, grands have become démodé. Did you notice? When vaccination rates began cresting at what the NSW Premier called the “magic” percentage – when, in other words, a majority believed themselves out of the woods – grannies were wheeled into their flats and forgotten. Brimming with a bravado that will be short-lived, politicians and the media ditched solicitude and released the hounds.
Their quarry – the unvaccinated – enraged and scandalised Innoculated Immortals because they – the former alone – were spreading the virus. After that claim died the slow death of a Fauci beagle, the unvaxxed were instead chided for delaying freedom. But as governments realised the vaccines were wearing off faster than one of Annastacia Palaszczuk’s marriages, the VC Days they promoted were scaled back almost as soon as the first print-run of Mission Accomplished posters was ready. Until the inevitable booster mandates start drawing many of the hitherto compliant away from the mob and hospitalisations start rising again, the un-syringed will be a handy minority to blame for one vicissitude or another on the road to winter.
Both of the covid decedents added to the NSW tally on Tuesday were vaccinated. Of the 11 cases in the Northern Territory making news, the two additions in reports yesterday were a fully vaccinated 43-year-old Katherine man and his female companion. The vaxx status of the others was unknown. Ignoring this inconvenient reality, Chief Minister Gunner defaulted to rote-learned gibberish: “As the CHO said yesterday and as I have said before, you only have two choices – catch COVID vaxxed or catch COVID unvaxxed. Please, please, get the vax.” The Katherine man got it… before becoming infected, infecting others and winding up in quarantine.
Bizarrely, NT Police Commissioner Jamie Chalker preemptively linked the outbreak to protesters. “I can’t be bothered dealing with your rubbish,” he spat at Katherine’s invisible dissidents. There will be more sullen lashing-out and cognitive dissonance next year when Australian officials – like their counterparts in covid-authoritarian, majority-jabbed places like Iceland, Belgium, Gibraltar, the Netherlands, Austria, New Zealand and several blue states in the US – are compelled to choose between habituated myth or Floridian reason.
great summation… thanks C.L.
And today we find out Pfizer hid the death toll from their trial – in addition to hiding adverse reactions and thousands of ‘possible’ covid cases not tested.
We know they are lying.
They know they are lying.
They know that we know they are lying… etc etc
As good as “distraction squirrel”, C.L.
Cienna Knowles is 19 years old, and up until recently was in great shape and excellent health … she was never in danger from COVID so which bureaucrat dingus will go visit her in hospital now that she is riddled with blood clots after the Pfizer jab? Forced to take it by the government mandates … while the TGA gets busy cooking up cover stories, must have been some weird coincidence that those blood clots come out of nowhere … does anyone believe it? I don’t. I doubt many others do. No one with half a brain would believe that.
Let’s hear one of our Chiefly Chiefs say “please please please forgive me,” to Cienna. That would be a nice gesture of humility and personal responsibility.
Currency lad you have such brilliant phrasing and as always enjoy your summations which are delivered with such aplomb. Thank you .
How news.com reports it:
Teen equestrian star Cienna Knowles hospitalised with blood clots after Pfizer vaccine.
Beautiful girl and obviously as healthy as one of her horses.
An absolute disgrace.
Thank you, Tinta.
Except when on the surface the “individual case” appears to support their agenda.
When Governmednts say their Hospitals are being overwhelmed they’re preparing people for the near future.
It’s only a matter of time before the deluge.
Of course, telling Casualty you got it from a Covid Vax is a certain way to be sent home with a box of Paracetamol, so people with any brains won’t be blaming The Vax.
Some quality analysis of the recent problem of sportsmen falling down clutching at their chests.