During the past two years, we have seen some very shocking moves against freedom, democracy and basic human rights – all in the name of keeping us safe during a time of crisis. One thing these government responses to Covid demonstrate beyond a shadow of a doubt is this: Western governments can very easily and very quickly descend into tyranny as they strip us of our most fundamental liberties. Any crisis – real or imagined – can serve as a pretext for more government power and control, and more politicians lording it over the masses.
This has reached unprecedented heights in Victoria. It has been so bad that one can rightly ask: ‘What’s next? Will elections be suspended in order to keep us safe?’ Don’t laugh – this has happened before. Simply recall what transpired in Germany in the 1930s. Parliamentary democracy was trashed as the Nazis used the pretext of a national emergency to push their despotism.
Things are becoming equally alarming here. Indeed, if you ever needed the perfect dictionary definition of what it means for someone to be ‘drunk on power,’ you would simply look at Dan Andrews. He and his dangerous power grabs are getting worse each passing week.