Today Lifesite has an article on the Covid response Down Under, in Australia's most liberal state, Victoria:
'We have a curfew from 8 pm to 5 am, rigorously enforced including by the use of police helicopters and search lights. Is the virus a vampire that just comes out at night? ...This is all about inducing mass fear, and humiliating the populace by demanding external compliance.'
It's about coercion.
Are the police defying these rules? Refusing to oppress, bully, and humiliate their fellow citizens? Um, no. Apparently "fellow citizens" is not how they view the other inhabitants of the areas in which they live and work. I guess you get the government you vote for--good and hard, when it's liberals.
Check this out. The original article has a video of the Victoria police commissioner lecturing--hectoring?--the subject population that they must submit. There's also a video of police forcibly subduing a young girl for failing to wear a mask on what looks like a pretty deserted street. Note, too, that what's at issue appears from a reading of the article to be "guidelines" promulgated by "the chief health officer". In other words, the subject populace doesn't get a say in this.
One has to believe that there will be a significant backlash at the polls. One believes it will happen here, too.
Here's an excerpt: