Listening to Victoria Police's Luke Cornelius sure is something. Here's him at the start of the Melbourne lockdown:
"Participating in this proposed protest would be a serious and blatant breach of the chief health officer's directions and it jeopardises the health of the entire community,"
"The tinfoil hat-wearing brigade are alive and well in our community.
"They're taking every opportunity to leverage the current situation to serve their own ridiculous notions about so-called sovereign citizens, about constitutional issues and about how 5G is going to kill your grandkids.
"It's bats*** crazy nonsense."
Is it the place of a public sector bureaucrat in the violence branch to be speaking of taxpayers who pay his wages as "boofheads", "tinfoil" and "batshit"?
Why does a copper feel himself called upon to philosophize publicly on epidemiology, constitutional law, and morality?
A bureaucrat is a technical specialist for his field serving the citizenry and answerable to their elected representatives and courts. According to my elementary school civics teacher all public servants, but doubly so those who are armed and deal in violence (military and police) are supposed to be absolutely professional and apolitical.
So why is a cop general permitted to launch into ideological sermons? Into demonization and character assassination of the part of the taxpaying citizenry?
If the police have such strong opinions on best epidemiological practices and constitutional law what does that mean? That if a different democratically elected party was in power, which gave them different instructions, they would withdraw obedience?
After all, if it is up to the police to have an opinion on what is best medical practice in an epidemic they can not in good conscience do otherwise.
As far as I was taught it is up to the police to do as they are ordered, and it is up to those people's representatives who gave them the orders to justify their actions, and to defend and propagandize the logic behind them, but certainly not for the cops.
Properly his comments would be limited to something like:
"We are ordered to do so by the government you picked, so that is what we are doing, as you are paying us to. The government assures us it is the right thing to do, and the courts have not told us it is against any law, so for us that is that. For more you'll have to talk to our bosses (that you picked)."
They can talk about technical aspects of their activities, the numbers involved and the technical challenges they are facing but (according to my admittedly brief post-Communist civics education) it is not up to the police to have or espouse political (or medical LOL) opinions of their own.
It doesn't stop them from violating your rights, but it at least it stops them from insulting your intelligence with their batshit, tinfoil, boofhead nonsense as they do it.
Not to mention that once police starts to resemble a political party, or the armed wing of one, with strong political views of its own, you're no longer living in a democracy.
Is this the apolitical, technocratic police force of a liberal democracy, or the ideological "People's Militia" armed wing of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union?
"No one has the human right to infect other people and to place the entire Victorian community at risk."
"We're not idiots, and the rest of Victorians are not idiots."
"Stop playing us and the wider community for fools."
"Just for one moment stop thinking about yourselves."
"Spare a thought for the loved ones of the nearly 500 Victorians who have died so far."
This is a political speech. Why is it being given by a cop?
The father of a man brutally stomped on by police in Melbourne has spoken out about the shocking ordeal.
“I couldn’t sleep last night, I was so upset,” he told Neil Mitchell from 3aw.
The victim is now in an induced coma while the hospital conducts brain scans for potential injuries.
The distraught father says his son suffers from bipolar, and police were called to the hospital when his son went outside to meet his friend.
Witnesses say the man was intentionally hit by a police car before being tackled and stomped on the ground.
This comes as police tactics are widely being condemned in Melbourne in response to anti-lockdown protests.
Earlier this month, a pregnant woman was arrested in front of her children, and an ex-soldier had his door kicked in for posting on Facebook.
I was tackled to the ground and arrested while doing a piece to camera last Saturday.
More to follow.
Source: Rebel News
The hypocrisy of western lockdown supporters advocating a "regime-change" in Belarus is off the scale. Those calling for the ouster of Lukashenko ought to be focusing on the draconian anti-democratic measures their own governments have enacted against the people in 2020.
What do you think about a policeman smashing a woman's car window and dragging her out of her car to be arrested after attending a meeting protesting the state's imposition of a draconian curfew and the curtailing of other civil liberties?
Pretty appalling, huh? But you probably haven't heard too much about it because it happened in "democratic" Australia, in Melbourne, under "Coronavirus lockdown", and not Belarus, whose President, Alexander Lukashenko is the latest non-globalist approved leader to receive the 'World's worst dictator' mantle.
Belarus didn't have a lockdown. It didn't impose "Covid curfews". It didn't make wearing face masks mandatory. In fact, Lukashenko actually claimed in June that his country had come under great pressure from international lenders, including the IMF to "do an Italy" and introduce "quarantine measures, isolation, a curfew" - pressure which he rejected.
How Orwellian therefore, in a year where much of Europe and the Anglosphere has seen entire populations ordered to stay at home, where families and loved ones have been kept apart by order of the State, and where people are told to 'mask up' whenever they go to out or face a hefty fine, that it's one of the few countries which DIDN'T impose a lockdown or similarly restrictive 'Covid' measures- which is being singled out for special treatment by those professing to espouse "freedom".
The shocking truth is that for much of 2020 citizens of Belarus, under the "dictator" and self-confessed authoritarian Lukashenko have had more freedom in their everyday lives than those of the UK, Italy, Spain, the US and many other places. Not that the opposition in Belarus seems to appreciate what they have missed. In a programme on the US network NBC, Franak Viacorka the journalist and social media promoter of the anti-Lukashenko protests appeared to make criticism of Belarus's non-authoritarian Coronavirus policies (You can watch that here). In fact, wearing a face-mask has become a symbol of the "democratic" opposition to Lukashenko. Who would have thought that covering up your face on the order of the globalist oligarchy, would be presented as a sign of your commitment to "freedom" in 2020! We truly live in very topsy-turvy times.
Pointing out these double standards does not mean condoning any violence used against protestors who are peacefully demonstrating in Belarus, or indeed their imprisonment, it just puts recent events there in their proper perspective.
What the events of this year shows us quite clearly (and this seems to be beyond the comprehension of many western "liberals"), is that you can have more personal liberty under a self-confessed authoritarian leader, but who is beholden to no one, and who puts the interests of his own people first, than under a supposedly "democratic" system.
A system in which all the parties basically follow the same big bucks globalist script on the things that really matter, and who attempt to implement the totalitarian agenda of undemocratic globalist institutions, like the "World Economic Forum", irrespective of public opinion.
That same globalist script requires fierce condemnation of the leader of Belarus, but not of those leaders of the state of Victoria, France, Spain or New Zealand, who have imposed far more restrictions on their people this year under the guise of fighting a virus. The hypocrisy has been truly breathtaking.
One Emmanuel Macron called a few days for the EU to "continue to mobilise" on the side of the anti-government street protests in Belarus. I wonder if he was in any way related to the Emmanuel Macron whose police forces dealt so brutally with the anti-globalist Yellow Vest street protestors in France and who only this week made masks mandatory in most workplaces?
Just a few days after ’centrists’ and ’liberals’ were virtue-signalling their fierce denunciations of Lukashenko and calling for him to step down, the Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacina Adern, who has locked down her country's most populous city, announced she would be delaying her country’s general election.
This was called "magnanimous and conciliatory". Lukashenko really missed a trick, didn't he? Had he shut down his country for six months for Covid and said the election would be delayed, what could the western lockdowners have said? Perhaps he would have been called "magnanimous and conciliatory" too. And got a nice big loan for his country as well.