THE moral blindness of even the supposedly conservative-friendly media has been on sad display for 24 hours in – or about – Queensland and its latest political scandal. Rendered more silly than usual by the Trudeau yips, Annastacia Palaszczuk officially opened her bizarre concentration camp in Toowoomba yesterday, hoping yet another War Leader press conference would re-endear her to a public fed up with a feigned emergency and medically worthless, capricious diktats. Accustomed to getting an easy run by the Brisbane media’s chookie-chasers, the Premier found herself being – eek! – asked a few difficult questions. Specifically, how much did the entirely obsolete “Wellcamp” cost to build, how much will it cost to run and how much did it cost to lease the land from the old money Wagner family? The government would only confirm a whopping $48.8 million was spent on capital costs for the site alone.
Safely assume, however, that Wellcamp is the biggest white elephant since Jumbo went into shock after being mortally wounded by an Ontario freight train in 1885. To bring on this much panic, the true bill must be heavenly. But put aside the criminality of a government refusing to tell taxpayers’ how it wasted their money – more or less, why parliaments exist – and even disregard Palaszczuk’s adolescent pledge that she’ll show us hers only if Scott Morrison shows us his.
Focus instead – as Sky News observers should – on Wellcamp’s inmates: the unvaccinated. Not the infected, mind you, but international travellers who have not received two (or is it three?) doses of a ‘vaccine’ whose recipients are no more likely to pass on the utterly endemic and largely harmless Omicron virus than the ‘fully vaccinated.’ One of Rita Panahi’s guests last night laughed that “only” 60 people have been accommodated at the 1000-bed facility. This demonstrated its lavishly idiotic uselessness, she argued. And she was right. But 60 is not a small number of people imprisoned by sociopaths pursuant to an epidemiological lie because they’re expendable persona non grata. That should not be a footnote to a scandal. That is the scandal.