Down Under Going Under

Leviathan excels at pitting people against one another. Our latest example comes from Australia, where tyrants have invented “COVID marshals.

As of the 21 August 2020 a COVID Marshal must supervise prescribed operations.

In other words, these nannies will nag Australians into complying with COVIDiocy every time they leave home for such “prescribed operations” as:

  • The onsite purchase and consumption of food or beverages (indoor and outdoor). This does not include take-away only operators.
  • Religious or faith-based ceremonies.
  • Supermarkets and hardware stores.
  • Distribution centres (including associated transport operations).
  • Gymnasiums and fitness centres.
  • Swimming pools used by the public.
  • Social and sporting clubs.
  • Any activity where a COVID Management Plan is required.
  • Any operation which may be defined by the state coordinator.

If you manage such an enterprise and you “reasonably [expect]” “fewer than 200 people … to participate,” the despots will graciously allow one of your employees to add hectoring your customers to his other duties. If you attract more than 200 folks, you must hire a full-time busybody. Talk about a jobs progam!

Either way, I can see everyone absolutely loathing these pests. Worse, as Vinnie Terranova sardonically noted in sending me the link, “But it can’t happen here.”


1:43 pm on August 22, 2020

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