This is genuinely funny (and half true) in places:
The irony is that NSW Liberal Premier Gladys was the ‘moderate’ one for a long time, and if there were a few cases she’d avoid going into full lockdown, as she seemed to genuinely want businesses to stay open and people to keep working, and would implement fairly mild, almost Swedish style, rules against large gatherings. Today though, in some parts of Sydney (the sociable, Islamoid ones where most ‘cases’ are) things are more draconian than anything seen in Melbourne this or last year.
Both Gladys and her Victorian counterpart seem to have gotten the memo about “pandemic of the unvaccinated”, though Andrews needs to work on his delivery:
Are they following a script 🤔 pic.twitter.com/LkaLPUy0rR
— Razorback1111 (@razorback11111) September 1, 2021
Dump of some police brutality and harassment scenes:
— Young Americans for Liberty (@YALiberty) September 1, 2021
Police state Australia: Sydney man roughly arrested for not wearing a mask outside pic.twitter.com/isUWYNI2EM
— Melbourne Prisoner 🇦🇺 (@melbprisoner) September 1, 2021
— ValGlass2.0 (@AussieVal10) August 18, 2021
#Australia has a literal Gestapo now, taking orders from faceless technocrats, rendering citizens to #Quarantine centres for no apparent reason. The farce of this is actually frightening… pic.twitter.com/irPgzKTBl7
— Patrick Henningsen (@21WIRE) August 17, 2021
— Watchman 🇺🇸 (@JohnD91394640) August 30, 2021
In comparison to Sydney, Melbourne, while in ‘hard lockdown’, is fairly relaxed (if you don’t get involved in protests) and there is somewhat wide ignoring of the rules going on vis a vis wearing masks (outdoors), QR code check ins, and visiting people and unless you go into the CBD you’re unlikely to see police anywhere. They just don’t have enough police to be watching everywhere and we’re still a way off from facial recognition and widespread individual movement tracking being used in an explicit legal way. We have that to look forward to.