2021, Prepare for the worst

In a recent post on Vincenzo Russo’s Facebook page a warning was given about what to expect for this coming year. This was in light of the main stream reports of a new Covid-19 variant strain which was discovered in Britain in December of 2020. This raised alarm bells as this was following the same pattern as December 2019 when the Corona Virus was detected in Wuhan, China and we all know what happened a couple of months down the track.

Just while writing this post the Western Australian government has announced a harsh lockdown on the city of Perth and in other areas. This affects well over a million people and the decision is solely based on one quarantine security personnel testing positive for a “virus variant” The justification for the lockdown was to keep the citizens of the state safe. It can be concluded from this that the functions of governments are purely at the mercy of “out of touch” politicians who sit in their ivory towers and play God with their rest of the population.

Sanjeev Sabhlok, an ex-Victorian government treasury official claims in his recently released book ‘The Great Hysteria And The Broken State’ that governments have abandon long held principles and practices of proper governance. In Victoria, Australia, as an example, the state government dismisses a great deal of the advise given to them by their own departments and a lot of the advise is based on modelling provided by well qualified personnel. The point that can be from this trend is that politicians and political parties have become intoxicated with power and their own misguided sense of self-importance that they have completed lost touch with the electorate and so are willing to put at risk the lives and livelihoods of millions of individuals based on ‘secretive and misleading’ information.

Given that most countries are once again going into ‘Lockdown’ it now seems more than likely that such decisions are going to be repeated during the course of 2021 and beyond. Hence, the advice is to ‘Prepare for the worst and hope for the best’.

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