Both of those videos purport to show people being violently assaulted by police for the sin of not wearing a mask outdoors. The fact that masks are ineffective outside (just as they are everywhere else) doesn’t matter. The state says you have to wear one, and if you don’t, physical abuse will follow. There appear to be no lines whatsoever, when it comes to the force being used by the police in Australia.
On that note, this next video may be the worst one I’ve seen.
What we are seeing in the above videos would draw outrage from the US government, if this were a country in the Middle East or Asia. But because it’s Australia, a supposed Western democracy, these tyrannical acts are being ignored.
By the way, how is all this violent enforcement of mask mandates going?
In yet another example of the incredible efficacy of masks, cases in Victoria are up 16,150% since they required masks anytime outside the home in July, with compliance enforced by aggressive policing.
So sure, masks are useless, but at least they’re also indefinite pic.twitter.com/lKx0PbBORb
— IM (@ianmSC) September 25, 2021
And I realize the standard response from those who support what Australia is doing is to point to their low COVID deaths. But I don’t buy that at all. One, their closed borders and climate likely have far more to do with a lack of COVID deaths than beating people up for not masking outdoors. Further, as their sudden surge in cases shows, they’ve only been delaying the inevitable. That’s not a success. Rather, it’s just failure arriving late to the party.
Lastly, even if one does believe these disgusting police tactics are slowing the spread, what is the line? What’s the limiting principle? How much tyranny is acceptable in the name of “saving lives,” and where does it end?
Australia is no longer a free country, and those in other nations better hold the line — or this dystopian nightmare will come to their shores as well.
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