It’s Time to Fight

I’m not going to mince my words.

What is happening right now in the Victorian Parliament is incredibly dangerous and has more than a passing resemblance to Germany in the mid-late 1930s.

Don’t get mad at me, instead take a moment to consider:

Elected members of Parliament are barred from representing the people who elected them. (in other words, our Elections no longer decide who gets into parliament, whoever has a majority in parliament gets to exclude anyone else just because)

An ‘Enabling Act’ is before the lower house right now, concentrating extraordinary executive power onto Daniel Andrews, without oversight or accountability to the parliament or anyone else.

Included in this legislation is the capacity to imprison classes of people based on loosely defined characteristics which can pretty much mean anything that Daniel Andrews (or any future premier) wants it to.

Entire classes of the Victorian Population are banned from many aspects of public life for ‘health reasons’.

Now you might argue, ‘but there’s a pandemic, this isn’t anything like Germany in the 1930s.’

Ok, sure. But what was the justification back then for the segregation? Why were the Juden excluded and kept separate?

Believe it or not the narrative early on was they were ‘disease spreaders’.

In the 1930s they weren’t talking about final solutions… they were just spreading division and hate, laying the foundations so that when they DID go to that level, the people would accept it.

In fact it’s likely H!tler hadn’t even decided to actually implement his ‘Final Solution’ until 1941 or even afterwards. Before that he was trying to force the Juden to leave or at least to be impoverished and excluded from society.

But here’s the clincher for me: What was done to you in the 1930s if you DID do business with one of these ‘disease spreaders’?

The police would issue you with a fine.

You couldn’t employ them, buy from them, or allow them to buy from you, at penalty of a fine or court appearances for repeat offenders.

Does any of this sound familiar?

Dysfunctional parliament, concentration of executive power, marginalising and excluding of entire classes of people…

Yes you can argue that it’s not the same because people can get jabbed and suddenly not be in the targeted class… but that doesn’t change the fact that there IS a targeted class, and Daniel Andrews is making it clear they will be targeted for at least all of next year, and by then all bets are off.

And yes you can argue everything’s fine because there’s an election in November next year… but he’s already excluded people we elected at the LAST election from representing us… what stops him from disrespecting the results of the NEXT election?

What stops him from banning the unjabbed from polling booths ‘for public health’?

Nothing. NOTHING stops him.

And whether or not he chooses to actually DO those things doesn’t change the fact that we’ve entered very dangerous territory where he or any future premier COULD do those things, and there’s nothing and no one that could stop them.

I’m not saying Daniel Andrews is H!tler, I don’t think that’s fair. I think he’s more of a Stalin.

And even if you LOVE DA, what happens when the Liberal Party get all these powers? What if a Peter Dutton type figure were to rise through the ranks of the Vic Libs and seize power?

Would you be happy that you concentrated all this power into the hands of one man if HE were the man wielding that power?

You can think I’m COMPLETELY wrong about Daniel Andrews, but it’s hard to argue that this concentration of power isn’t exceptionally dangerous and pretty much guarantees that at some point in the future our state is going to be faced with a tyrant at the top… if it isn’t already.

At the very least, think about it.

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  1. "The real damage is done by those millions who want to 'survive.' The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves—or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honour, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It’s the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under control. If you don’t make any noise, the bogeyman won’t find you. But it’s all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn."

    Sophie Scholl

  2. The face of evil has revealed itself..may the face of millions of bright shining human spirits squash this evil forever. We shall prevail but we are at war. Time to glove up, buckle in, pray like you've never prayed, unite, love one another and do at least one thing a day in this battle for our future..💙🙏🦋

  3. re. Topher's comment "maybe consider not even voting for the majors at all maybe just leave them off the ballot"

    I think this advice needs to be clarified. My understanding is that for lower house voting, every box needs to be numbered. If any box is left blank then the vote will be invalid.

    For upper house 'above the line' voting there is the option to only put numbers up to 6, but even then it would be better to exactly specify who you want to come last rather than leave blanks. Anyway I am in SA, maybe it is different in Victoria?

  4. Good advice to remember going forward. While the battle of the protests continues on, it's important to push the Below-The-Line issue like it's never been pushed before. Push it like your life, your family and the future of the country depends on it, because this time around, it does more than it ever has.

  5. We are going to win. God is with us, the army of heavenly angels are with us now. It is a battle against evil and we will stand for everything that God has called us for. Vote this Government out. We have the power to do that. Take a stand, our children are depending on us now more than ever

  6. 4:16 Topher, I suspect you are talking about voting in the senate but just to be clear, in FEDERAL elections you MUST number EVERY candidate in order of your preference on the LOWER house ballot. Even if you don't like the major parties, you still MUST number them on the lower house ballot. On the senate ballot (white paper) it's a bit different. You can either number AT LEAST 6 'parties' or 'groups' above the line OR number AT LEAST 12 indivdual candidates below the line in order of your preference. This is all according to the AEC. In Victoria (and perhaps other) state elections, it's the same for the LOWER house ballot in that you MUST number every candidate for your ballot to be considered 'formal' and subsequently counted. For the senate ballot it can be different between states. In Victoria I think you must number ONE 'group' above the line OR number AT LEAST 5 below the line BUT it might have changed. I'm happy to be corrected. I just encourage everyone to keep what I've written in mind but to make sure they READ the ballot instructions prior to filling it in as they can change between elections and not be fully communicated to the electorate as well as one might expect by the AEC or state election body.

  7. I have been preferential voting, forever. Don't let them bring in paperless voting, either! If we vote for our preferred local members of government, we can access and pressure them to represent. They have to perform or they're not re-elected. The pressure moves upward. Take back your power, people.

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