NYT’s Krugman Would KILL the Unvaxxeds

NY Times:What to Do With Our Pandemic Anger

By Paul Krugman

The Nobel Prize Winning” Fake Economist Paul Krugman is one of the most senior propagandists at the Manhattan Mendacity Machine and a ubiquitous TV gadfly. The odious little demon’s subtle condescending scorn and veiled hatred for White people — the American rural class in particular — have been well exposed in previous articles by “Moi”.  But in this vile attack against the non-vaccinated, the sneaky sniveling specimen of Satanic scum leaves absolutely nothing to subtlety.

Krugman’s kikey kookiness is really “off the charts” this time. He is openly inciting the type of Trotskyite hatred which — if he had his way — would lead to internment and even mass murder of the modern incarnation of the “kulaks” (Russian private farmers). Let’s analyze what this “Pulitzer Prize” nominee has to say about us “selfish” non-normies.

1. Fake Economist Krugman is a compulsive liar who has many deluded fanboys. // 2. Nobel Prizes for the hard sciences tend to be valid, but in the realms of foreign affairs and economics, the million dollar award is an indicator of high level criminality. // 3. In comparison to the hateful Bolshevik revolutionary Leon Trotsky, Vladimir Lenin and Joe Stalin (who later had his exiled rival Trotsky killed with a pick axe through his skull in Mexico) were moderates. Krugman is a Trotsykite world revolutionary with a pathological hatred for White country folk.

Krugman: New York City remains America’s gateway to the world — a status that brings many good things, but also makes it a place where new variants of the corona-virus can spread fast.
Analysis: The reason why New York was the “epicenter” of Stupid-19 and its never-ending spawn of Greek-lettered “variants” has got nothing to do with being a “gateway to the world.” It’s because New York is the Jewish media capital of the world. What happens in New York gets magnified and amplified — just like the 9/11 false flag did.

Krugman: The good news is that the city appears to have weathered the rapidly receding Omicron wave relatively well.
Analysis: So, what’s all the fuss about then?

Krugman: It is a very different story from what happened during the initial wave in 2020, when New York was uniquely vulnerable because of its high population density and reliance on public transportation
Analysis: Provincial New York libtards & normies have an exaggerated view of themselves and their “uniqueness.” In reality, “The Big Apple” doesn’t even register on the list of the world’s most densely populated urban areas. How is it that cities like Manila, Cairo, Bangalore et al had nowhere near the number of “Covid deaths” per capita as New York Shitty? Answer: The numbers were rigged for the media capital of the western world.

Krugman: This time, the city was able to cope much better, in part because a great majority of its residents are vaccinated, and they generally follow rules about wearing masks, showing proof of vaccination before dining indoors, and so on.
Analysis: New Yorkers survived Omicron because they were obedient little commies.

Krugman: In other words, New Yorkers have been behaving fairly responsibly by U.S. standards. Unfortunately, U.S. standards are pretty bad.
Analysis: Now comes the Satanic hatred.

Krugman: America has done a very poor job of dealing with Covid.
Analysis: Americans were locked-down, socially-distanced, masked-up and, for the most part, vaccinated. And it’s still not enough for this nasty swine.

Krugman: We’ve had more deaths, as a percentage of the population, than any other large, wealthy nation.
Analysis: Not exactly. What we’ve had was more fraudulent PCR “test” results and more rigged statistics than any other large, wealthy nation.

Krugman: Why? Because so many Americans haven’t behaved responsibly. And I know I’m not alone in feeling angry about this irresponsibility.
Analysis: Putrid Paulie is “angry.” Be afraid! The bellowing Bolshevik is essentially calling we-the-disobedient MURDERERS.

1 & 2: The 9/11 False Flag and the Stupid-19 hoax were both “epicentered” in New York City for maximum media impact. // 3. The Times has been inciting hatred against the disobedient, particularly those in Republican states of the South and the Heartland.

Krugman: There are surely many Americans feeling a simmering rage against the minority that has placed the rest of us at risk and degraded the quality of our nation’s life.
Analysis: A “simmering rage” against we-the-disobedient, eh? Feeling’s mutual, you malevolent Marxist motherfucker.

Krugman: Available surveys suggest that  a majority of vaccinated Americans were frustrated or angry with the unvaccinated.
Analysis: The only reason that the bewildered boobs of the overlapping tyrannical Kingdoms of Normiedom and Libtardia are “angry” at we-the-disobedient is because scum like Kikeman have incited them to hatred with 24/7 fear porn and disinformation.

Krugman: I wouldn’t be surprised if those numbers grew so that Americans fed up with their compatriots who won’t do the right thing are now a silent majority.
Analysis: The Satanic spirit of Trotsky and the Cheka of Russia’s early Bolshevik days animates Kikeman’s keyboard.

Krugman: Oh, and don’t tell me that how you behave during a pandemic is just an individual choice.
Analysis: If it’s not an “individual choice” — then it must be a collective mandate, which can only be enforced by hired thugs. Kill the kulaks!

Krugman: I don’t claim any special expertise in the science…..
Analysis: “Yeah but” alert — Here comes the “but” in 3… 2…. 1…

Krugman:  but there seems to be clear evidence ….
Analysis: The terms “seems to be” and “clear evidence” actually contradict each other. Just sayin’. Continue, asshole.

Krugman: ….that wearing masks in certain settings has helped limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Rebuttal: Wrong again, Crockman. A viral molecule is to the fibers of a mask as a mosquito is to a chain link fence. It still gets through the “protection” — into your lying mouth and up your hooked nose, to say nothing of your beady little eyeballs, wax-filled ear canals, and snake-skin pores etc.

Krugman: I know that some people in red America …
Analysis: There it is! The diminutive little rat bastard can’t resist. “America” —- those damned unwashed uncultured kulak rednecks of red-state “flyover country.” This is quintessentially  cosmopolitan snobbery.

Krugman: Those who refuse to take basic Covid precautions are, at best, being selfish — at worst, they’re engaged in deliberate aggression .
Analysis: Wow! Even by Krugman’s standards, this is shocking language. We-the-disobedient are now “aggressors.”

Krugman: The fact that some of the people around us are deliberately putting others at risk takes its own psychological toll.
Analysis: According to this logic, we-the-disobedient could be sued for inflicting emotional distress on normies…. or perhaps even imprisoned.

Krugman: Tell me that it doesn’t bother you when the person sitting across the aisle or standing behind you in the checkout line ostentatiously goes maskless or keeps his or her mask pulled down.
Analysis: It doesn’t bother me at all. What bothers me are the sanctimonious dumb-as-dirt normies who remain under your hypnotic spell.

Krugman: Many Americans are angry at the bad behavior that has helped keep this pandemic going.
Analysis: Many Americans are also “angry” over having had their businesses destroyed and their lives disrupted — all for a HOAX perpetrated by the usual suspects. Satan help you, Crookman, if we-the-disobedient ones ever get the upper hand on you guys.

Krugman: This quiet rage of the responsible should be a political force to be reckoned with.
Analysis: Dream on, Kikeman. The Communists of America will be wiped out this November. Let’s “hope and pray” that it will be a permanent purge this time.
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Insane criminals like Krugman really ought to be strung up from a lamppost. Sound harsh? He’d do it to us in a Jew York minute if he could. It’s him or us.

1 & 2. Bolshevik anti-kulak propaganda led to mass arrests of the “selfish” farmers who resisted the “collective interest.” // 3. Trotsky & Krugman — more than just commies. Unlike Stalin (who was merely a political tyrant) these types have always had an ethnically-based murderous Talmudic hatred for the rural class.

Dear America: Enough Is Enough

By Emanuel Pastreich

We cannot even begin to formulate a response to the COVID-19 fraud until citizens snap out of the deadly slumber of narcissism and decadence, of passivity and consumption, that permeates every aspect of our lives.

We call out to all citizens of the world to stand up and to fight together against this COVID-19 slavery and genocide.

If you think, however, that this campaign will be won without immense personal sacrifice, without daunting risks, and without total moral commitment, I suggest that you watch CNN news, or some other source of alternative reality that suggests logic wherein chaos reigns, selfishness holds sway, and a community torn apart by extreme isolation is the norm.

COVID-19, it is not any disease. It is a disease of the heart, in both the physical and the spiritual sense. Moreover, is it a virus that infects the mind and lacerates the soul.

It is also a disease of civilization, fed by moral corruption that festers out of sight, deep down among our values and principles, at the foundations of who we are.

It would be impossible for such a blatant fraud to undo so many if we were not afflicted by a blindness of the mind.

And so we find ourselves, at this late date, like King Oedipus, who demanded that the truth be told to him, a truth that his advisors wanted to shield him from.

When King Oedipus forced himself to see the truth, in spite of his long denial, and the denial of those around him who wished to avoid anything unpleasant, he learned that he himself had been the cause of the horrible plagues sweeping his nation.

He had killed his own father without knowing who he was. He had married his own mother without knowing who she was. And he had engaged in the most horrid actions in complete ignorance.

Is that not us? Did we lot allow pharmaceutical corporations to gradually increase the vaccines that are given children over the last 30 years without stopping to think about what was happening? Did we not ignore the exponential increase in the assets of the super-rich over that 15 years, and decide not to dwell on what the ultimate implications would be of such a class society?

Did we not see how global finance slowly took control of our government and reduced it to a shell, to a toy for the amusement of banks and multinational corporations?

Like Oedipus, we knew something was terribly wrong with the United States, but we did not want to face the truth. And now, that we forced to see the horrid consequences of our actions everywhere we look, we cannot avoid the torment of Oedipus.

What was King Oedipus’ torment? His torment was that everything that he looked at, including his beloved wife and daughters, everything reminded him of his evil actions. Ultimately he was driven to put out his eyes in despair, and through that act, through that acquired blindness, he learned to see, to perceive things as they are, not as he wished them to be, for the first time.

Enough is enough. There is no time left for polite words, no time left for compromises with the rich and powerful, no time left for twisted, half-truths that spare us from acknowledging how our own failure to serve as citizens allowed this horrific monster to spawn in the dank waters of indifference.

Enough is enough!

Professors!

There you were, in your comfortable offices, reading articles in established reputable journals, articles that presented impossible fairytales about a COVID-19 pandemic. You knew from the start that this narrative made no sense, that it flew in the face of everything you learned in graduate school. Yet you went along with it; you told your friends and your family that this fraud was real. Worst of all, you taught your students that these lies were truths.

It was a horrific blasphemy, an insult to the intellectual training you have received—none of that training was free, not of it belongs to you.

It was paid for with the tax dollars of working people. It was supported by the sacrifices of scholars and librarians over the last three thousand years.

You used your education, your social status and your skills as a writer to present falsehoods as facts, propaganda as truth, and political manipulation as policy.

You allowed classes to be cancelled, universities, schools, to be shut down, and a pathetic online exchange to take the place of teaching. You knew it was not justified, you know it was not what has ever been done to schools, even in wars, and yet you went along with it.

And many of you took payments, seen and unseen, to write editorials for newspapers, to publish articles for so-called “peer review journals,” and, on occasion, to appear on television for bogus interviews. The purpose of this operation was to convince the public that experts agreed with false stories that the media fed them.Declaration of The Establishment of a Provisional Government for the United States of America

You used the trappings of authority with which you have been invested to glorify and legitimate a travesty, to put angel’s wings on a demon and to open the doors of Hell wide open so that universities, research institutions and academic journals could be reduced to brothels, and all scientific and academic debate be poisoned by a gangrene of the mind.

You knew that every word that you read in the newspapers was wrong. Yet you read it anyway, you repeated anyway, and you gave it a legitimacy through your fancy words, or your cowardly silence, that it would not have had otherwise.

You were afraid, but not afraid that the Gestapo would take you away in the middle of the night. No. You were just worried that you might not get that promotion, that grant, that perhaps you might not be able to publish that book, or that you might not have the money for your kids’ private school tuition.

For two years, you, a teacher, someone who has an understanding of the world that working people will never have, you supported this crime.

But now, enough is enough.

Stop your criminal actions! Stop your immoral behavior. Adhere to the highest principles and cease and desist immediately!

Government officials and politicians! 

You convinced yourself that it was fine to follow the policies fed to you by banks and corporations, and the billionaires who hid behind them. You told yourself that it was not your problem, that it was just the inevitable circumstances, that you had no choice but to violate the Constitution, the law and your conscience.

You convinced yourself that the criminal concentration of power and the deception of the population by the government was just political realism, not something to worry yourself about.

And you watched in silence as the techniques for inducing mass psychosis through the use of fear-promoting false reports, masks to train for compliance, and social distancing to break down bonds between community members and family members, were implemented.

You know the true nature of this campaign, but your looked the other way, you tried to drown your feelings of guilt in fine food, vacations with the family and the acquisition of property and assets.

You knew that you were no longer working for the government, for the people, any more, but rather working for an international criminal syndicate, a shadow government that makes policy in secret.

Yet, you kept signing those secret contracts with investment banks, with pharmaceutical corporations, and with private intelligence firms. You did so without batting an eye. You thought you were being so sophisticated and understand of political reality.

You permitted the making of health policy, and financial policy, through classified directives put out by private intelligence firms working for the super-rich—and you assumed that no one would ever know how you had betrayed the people.

But now, enough is enough.

Stop your criminal actions! Stop your immoral behavior. Adhere to the highest principles and cease and desist from these actions immediately!

Officers in the Military and intelligence!  

Your job is to protect the nation and to risk your lives defending our nation against all enemies, foreign and domestic. You have obtained tremendous benefits that are only appropriate if you adhere to that code and if you are ready to risk your lives for the nation, if you willing to make sacrifices for the greater good.

But you have intentionally ignored your vows and stuck your snouts deep into the national security trough to suck up all the money flowing down. You have betrayed your honor and forfeited your status. You are not entitled to anything but the just deserts of your fine work.

So many of you have grown so familiar with corruption that it was second nature to rubber stamp the Covid-19 operation.

It did not even occur to you that this was a Pearl Harbor, a historic sneak attack that demanded commitment and sacrifice now, not later.

No, COVID-19 was not another opportunity to make money on the side, to buy a house in the countryside, to make ugly deals with twisted people for benefits off the books.

The result of your indolence and your perfidy? The United States, and the world, suffered the greatest attack in history, one that has already killed hundreds of thousands, millions, and will kill many millions more. You turned your glance the other way when a global totalitarian regime, whose name cannot be spoken, was launched to replace the Constitution and the United States.

You played stupid. You, the brave soldier, were a coward, an accomplice, a collaborator.

You acted as if the missiles and tanks of North Korea and Iran were the threat when real the threat was international banks and corporations, and the super-rich who live right here, at home.

You followed the orders of generals who did not follow the Constitution, did not adhere to the rule of law, and did not strive to protect our citizens. They, and you, were happy to sell the people out to privatized intelligence and military firms, firms paid in full to tear the United States apart for profit using the ghastly weapon COVID-19.

But now, enough is enough.

Stop your criminal actions! Stop your immoral behavior. Adhere to the highest principles and cease and desist from these actions immediately!

Judges and Lawyers!

You knew the law and you knew how the Federal government and local government are supposed to function. You watched as the entire judicial system on which citizens depend to defend them against international corporations and their parasite operatives was torn apart after January, 2020.

You saw how the court system was defanged and neutered, how the Congress was made into a circus whose clowns had no say in policy and who most certainly cared nothing about the people they represented.

And yet, you who have the special training, the expertise, and the intimate knowledge that working people can never obtain, you chose, against the Constitution, against the interests of the nation, and against your own conscience, to aid and abet the billionaires and to betray the common men and women of the United States.

It is not philosophers or artists, poets or dreamers who decide the value of things these days. Nor is it lawyers or judges,  bureaucrats or professors. That critical job belongs to investment bankers and their parasite friends these days.

But you, the representatives of the law that citizens depend on, you allowed these secret forces to hide themselves behind you. You enabled them to carry out this COVID-19 reign of terror and you blocked the efforts of citizens to defend themselves.

When secret law was passed that made it impossible to even process legal responses to these illegal acts, you willingly helped out. When large swathes of the government were taken over by a shadow regime, you looked the other way.

But now, enough is enough.

Stop your criminal actions! Stop your immoral behavior. Adhere to the highest principles and cease and desist from these actions immediately!

Doctors!

Your responsibility is the greatest. You took the Hippocratic oath to work for the health of your patients and you are paid lavishly for that service in our society.

Yet you readily went along with the, unscientific and unhealthy COVID-19 regulations, and you used your status in the eyes of the public to promote a hoax, a fraud, a hoax that you knew was deadly and that you knew benefitted the rich and powerful.

You stood with rich against your own patients, encouraging them to have dangerous PCR tests, to engage in unscientific social distancing and to receive deadly mRNA vaccines.

You have violated the most basic ethical principles of medicine; you have turned your back on the Nuremberg Code of 1947 and turned medicine into a war on citizens, turned science into mind-numbing propaganda.

We cannot call you a doctor any more. You are a monstrosity and you became that way, not because the rich threatened your life, but just hinted a reduction in the benefits if you did not comply.

But now, enough is enough.

Stop your criminal actions! Stop your immoral behavior. Adhere to the highest principles and cease and desist from these actions immediately!

Parents!

Yes, I am so sorry, but we must talk about what you did too.

But you knew full well that these orders for masks were stupid, that this vaccine roll-out made no sense, and that the social distancing rules at school were nonsensical and deeply damaging for the kids.

You saw those occasional postings on Facebook, on Twitter, and elsewhere that suggested another, more horrific, interpretation than what was constantly repeated on television. You could sense truth in what those conspiracy theories, but you, out cowardice, out of selfishness, and for you own petty convenience, decided to look the other way.

You did permanent damage to your own children. You hid the truth from them, and you reinforced at home the lies that they were exposed to at school.

You thought that your duty as a parent was to keep the kids happy, comfortable and to enjoy your time with them.

But that was never your job. Your job was to do your best to protect your children, to stop them from exposure to deadly vaccines, and to pull them out of school, if necessary, and tell them the bitter truth about what has happened to our society.

You found it easier to lie to them than to protect them, easier to repeat the fictions from the news than to speak the truth, and easier to be the image of a parent than to take the actions necessary to be one.

But now, enough is enough.

Stop your criminal actions! Stop your immoral behavior. Adhere to the highest principles and cease and desist from these actions immediately!

The Last Days Of The Covidian Cult (Aren’t Going To Be Pretty)

This isn’t going to be pretty, folks. The downfall of a death cult rarely is. There is going to be wailing and gnashing of teeth, incoherent fanatical jabbering, mass deleting of embarrassing tweets.

the last days of the covidian cult

There’s going to be a veritable tsunami of desperate rationalizing, strenuous denying, shameless blame-shifting, and other forms of ass-covering, as suddenly former Covidian Cult members make a last-minute break for the jungle before the fully-vaxxed-and-boosted “Safe and Effective Kool-Aid” servers get to them.

Yes, that’s right, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, the official Covid narrative is finally falling apart, or is being hastily disassembled, or historically revised, right before our eyes.

The “experts” and “authorities” are finally acknowledging that the “Covid deaths” and “hospitalization” statistics are artificially inflated and totally unreliable (which they have been from the very beginning), and they are admitting that their miracle “vaccines” don’t work (unless you change the definition of the word “vaccine”), and that they have killed a few peopleor maybe more than a few people, and that lock-downs were probably “a serious mistake.”

I am not going to bother with further citations. You can surf the Internet as well as I can.

The point is, the “Apocalyptic Pandemic” PSYOP has reached its expiration date. After almost two years of mass hysteria over a virus that causes mild-to-moderate common-cold or flu-like symptoms (or absolutely no symptoms whatsoever) in about 95% of the infected and the overall infection fatality rate of which is approximately 0.1% to 0.5%, people’s nerves are shot.

We are all exhausted. Even the Covidian cultists are exhausted. And they are starting to abandon the cult en masse.

It was always mostly just a matter of time. As Klaus Schwab said:

“the pandemic represent[ed] a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world.”

schwab wef window of opportunity pandemic quote

It isn’t over, but that window is closing, and our world has not been “reimagined” and “reset,” not irrevocably, not just yet. Clearly, GloboCap underestimated the potential resistance to the Great Reset, and the time it would take to crush that resistance.

And now the clock is running down, and the resistance isn’t crushed … on the contrary, it is growing. And there is nothing GloboCap can do to stop it, other than go openly totalitarian, which it can’t, as that would be suicidal. As I noted in a recent column:

“New Normal totalitarianism — and any global-capitalist form of totalitarianism — cannot display itself as totalitarianism, or even authoritarianism. It cannot acknowledge its political nature. In order to exist, it must not exist. Above all, it must erase its violence (the violence that all politics ultimately comes down to) and appear to us as an essentially beneficent response to a legitimate ‘global health crisis’ …”

The simulated “global health crisis” is, for all intents and purposes, over. Which means that GloboCap has screwed the pooch.

The thing is, if you intend to keep the masses whipped up into a mindless frenzy of anus-puckering paranoia over an “apocalyptic global pandemic,” at some point, you have to produce an actual apocalyptic global pandemic.

Faked statistics and propaganda will carry you for a while, but eventually people are going to need to experience something at least resembling an actual devastating worldwide plague, in reality, not just on their phones and TVs.

Also, GloboCap seriously overplayed their hand with the miracle “vaccines.” Covidian cultists really believed that the “vaccines” would protect them from infection. Epidemiology experts like Rachel Maddow assured them that they would:

“Now we know that the vaccines work well enough that the virus stops with every vaccinated person,” Maddow said on her show the evening of March 29, 2021. “A vaccinated person gets exposed to the virus, the virus does not infect them, the virus cannot then use that person to go anywhere else,” she added with a shrug. “It cannot use a vaccinated person as a host to go get more people.”

And now they are all sick with… well, a cold, basically, or are “asymptomatically infected,” or whatever. And they are looking at a future in which they will have to submit to “vaccinations” and “boosters” every three or four months to keep their “compliance certificates” current, in order to be allowed to hold a job, attend a school, or eat at a restaurant, which, OK, hardcore cultists are fine with, but there are millions of people who have been complying, not because they are delusional fanatics who would wrap their children’s heads in cellophane if Anthony Fauci ordered them to, but purely out of “solidarity,” or convenience, or herd instinct, or… you know, cowardice.

Many of these people (i.e., the non-fanatics) are starting to suspect that maybe what we “tin-foil-hat-wearing, Covid-denying, anti-vax, conspiracy-theorist extremists” have been telling them for the past 22 months might not be as crazy as they originally thought.

They are back-pedaling, rationalizing, revising history, and just making up all kinds of self-serving bullshit, like how we are now in “a post-vaccine world,” or how “the Science has changed,” or how “Omicron is different,” in order to avoid being forced to admit that they’re the victims of a GloboCap PSYOP and the worldwide mass hysteria it has generated.

Which… fine, let them tell themselves whatever they need to for the sake of their vanity, or their reputations as investigative journalists, celebrity leftists, or Twitter revolutionaries.

If you think these “recovering” Covidian Cult members are ever going to publicly acknowledge all the damage they have done to society, and to people and their families, since March 2020, much less apologize for all the abuse they heaped onto those of us who have been reporting the facts … well, they’re not.

They are going to spin, equivocate, rationalize, and lie through their teeth, whatever it takes to convince themselves and their audience that, when the shit hit the fan, they didn’t click heels and go full “Good German.”

Give these people hell if you need to. I feel just as angry and betrayed as you do. But let’s not lose sight of the ultimate stakes here. Yes, the official narrative is finally crumbling, and the Covidian Cult is starting to implode, but that does not mean that this fight is over.

GloboCap and their puppets in government are not going to cancel the whole “New Normal” program, pretend the last two years never happened, and gracefully retreat to their lavish bunkers in New Zealand and their mega-yachts.

Totalitarian movements and death cults do not typically go down gracefully. They usually go down in a gratuitous orgy of wanton, nihilistic violence as the cult or movement desperately attempts to maintain its hold over its wavering members and defend itself from encroaching reality. And that is where we are at the moment…or where we are going to be very shortly.

Cities, states, and countries around the world are pushing ahead with implementing the New Normal biosecurity society, despite the fact that there is no longer any plausible justification for it. Austria is going ahead with forced “vaccination.” Germany is preparing to do the same. France is rolling out a national segregation system to punish “the Unvaccinated.” Greece is fining “unvaccinated” pensioners. Australia is operating “quarantine camps.”

Scotland. Italy. Spain. The Netherlands. New York City. San Francisco. Toronto. The list goes on, and on, and on.

I don’t know what is going to happen. I’m not an oracle. I’m just a satirist. But we are getting dangerously close to the point where GloboCap will need to go full-blown fascist if they want to finish what they started.
If that happens, things are going to get very ugly.

I know, things are already ugly, but I’m talking a whole different kind of ugly. Think Jonestown, or Hitler’s final days in the bunker, or the last few months of the Manson Family.

That is what happens to totalitarian movements and death cults once the spell is broken and their official narratives fall apart. When they go down, they try to take the whole world with them.

I don’t know about you, but I’m hoping we can avoid that. From what I have heard and read, it isn’t much fun.

Dangerous Precedents and Hypothetical Threats: “Vaccine Exemption” and The Deportation of Tennis Player Novak Djokovic

Australia’s treatment of Novak Djokovic, the tennis world number one, has been revelatory.  Unintentionally, this has exposed the seedier, arbitrary and inconsistent nature of Australia’s border policies.  The approval by the Australian Federal Court of the Immigration Minister Alex Hawke’s decision to re-cancel the prominent Serb’s visa left the country a heaving precedent that will be invoked, in future, with relish.

Djokovic had originally entered the country under the assumption that he had been granted a legitimate vaccine exemption.  As the former Australian Tennis Open director Paul McNamee explained to the ABC, “every player and support member fills in a form, visa 408, and everyone does that, you are guided through it by Tennis Australia, every step of the way, and then you get approval, that is the process.”

On December 30, 2021, Djokovic received a letter from the Chief Medical Officer of Tennis Australia explaining that he had been granted a “Medical exemption from COVID vaccination” on the grounds that he had recently recovered from COVID-19. The exemption certificate had been furnished by an Independent Medical Review panel commissioned by Tennis Australia and approved by the Victorian state government’s independent Medical Exemptions Review Panel.

To cap things off, the Department of Home Affairs informed Djokovic that his Australia Travel Declaration has also been given the nod.  His “responses [i]ndicated that [he met] the requirements for a quarantine-free travel into Australia where permitted by the jurisdiction of your travel.”

The story turned out rather differently.  Such documentation proved insufficient for Djokovic on entering Australia on January 5.  A delegated officer of the Australian Border Force hastily cancelled his visa, giving Djokovic insufficient notice to prepare his explanation on the morning of January 6.  It was this procedural blunder that led to the Serb’s victory in the Federal Circuit Court, where Judge Anthony Kelly stated the following with some pungency: “Here, a professor and a physician have produced and provided to (Djokovic) a medical exemption.  Further to that, that medical exemption and the basis on which it was given was separately given by a further independent expert specialist panel established by the Victorian state government […] The point I am agitated about is, what more could this man have done?”

The Commonwealth, for its part, rejected claims that any deferral of vaccination should not have been read as an excuse not to get vaccinated.  The Tennis Australia exemption letter did not constitute sufficient information for the purpose of entering the country unvaccinated.

Exercising ministerial discretion

The Commonwealth’s defeat in the Federal Circuit Court did not end matters.  Hawke was left to exercise his vast executive discretion in a none-too Solomonic way.  The federal Labor opposition leader, Anthony Albanesewondered whether the government was conducting a focus group in order to receive “the answer before it responds to the issue”.

As Hawke dithered, Djokovic was ritually torched in media and social media circles for incorrectly filling out the travel declaration.  Much of the kindling had been provided by the tennis player himself.  He had, it transpired, been in Spain; his agent had made a “human error” in stating that he had not travelled abroad in the 14 days prior to arriving in Australia on January 5.Top Tennis Player Forced to Stop Competing Due to COVID-19 Shot Side Effects – Other Top Tennis Stars Say “No” to Shots

He had also breached Serbian pandemic restrictions by avoiding isolating for 14 days after receiving a positive PCR result on December 16.  Instead, on December 17, he breezily attended a tennis event in Belgrade where he presided over the giving of awards to children and, on the following day, conducted an interview with French journalist Franck Ramella of L’Equipe.  “The instructions were clear,” Ramella subsequently wrote on realising that the tennis star had done the interview after testing positive for COVID-19.  There were to be “no questions about vaccination.”

This was all a bit much even for the otherwise supportive Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić, who told the BBC that, “If you’re positive you have to be in isolation.”  She did, however, leave it to Djokovic to explain the matter. “I do not know when he actually got the results, when he saw the results, so there is some grey area… the only answer to this can be provided by Novak.”

This growing resume of seeming shiftiness did not augur well for Djokovic’s already anaemically thin chances.  The Minister had been furnished with fuel and duly ignited it.  The cancellation came, timed with brutal effect, on January 14.  It had been made“on health and good order grounds, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so.”  The Australian Open, for which Djokovic had started training for on court, was to commence on January 17.

The threat inflation factor

Within hours, the legal team began proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia in a speedy effort to overturn Hawke’s cancellation.  The government submission was telling, consciously magnifying the Djokovic threat.  He had “indicated publicly that he was opposed to becoming vaccinated against COVID-19”.  He had “acted inconsistently with certain COVID-19 restrictions in the past.”

The second ground drew more attention to the first point, with the Minister insisting that Djokovic was stirring an anti-vaccination insurrection: “[T]here are some media reports that some groups opposed to vaccination have supported Mr Djokovic’s presence in Australia, by reference to his unvaccinated status.”  The ground was barely credible, given that his reservations about vaccination were already known before entering Australia.  As is often the case Down Under, the Australian public is treated as a potentially wayward child who might be tempted by anti-institutional contrarianism.

The third ground followed on from the first: that encouraging such resistance against COVID-19 vaccinations and restrictions “would present a problem for the health of individuals and the operation of Australia’s hospital system”.  What a revolutionary monster the Serbian player was being made out to be.

Djokovic’s submission

The defence outlined, plausibly, that Hawke had engaged in a crude bit of threat inflation.  It was one thing to deport an individual who, posing an individual health risk, had entered Australia lacking a medical exemption and inconsistently with the guidelines of ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation).  It was quite another to do so to a person “who poses negligible individual health risk, enter with an exemption, and consistently with ATAGI guidelines, etc.”

Such reasoning, it followed, was “perverse, illogical, or irrational” and distinctly “out of keeping with the proper exercise of a power the purpose of which is to reduce risk to health”.  This also ignored that the cancellation “creates a much larger health risk (or good order risk).”

The Minister had also not addressed “in express terms” what those dangerous consequences to health and good order Djokovic posed might be.  This was a “counterfactual” that the Minister did not consider.  The “anti-vaccination sentiment” approach was also at odds with the original delegate of the Minister for Home Affairs.

In attempting to hole Hawke’s argument, emphasis was placed on the Minister’s one-sided approach in considering the consequences of Djokovic’s presence, rather than absence. It might very well be that the visa cancellation, the Serb’s detention and deportation, rather than the player’s presence in Australia, could cause unrest.  “Mr Djokovic’s point is that that material [suggesting that anti-vaccination groups were upset at the cancellation and his detention] is not referred to or considered in the Minister’s reasons.”

Valiantly, the defence also argued that Hawke’s discretion to cancel the visa could not be undertaken “on an evidence-free figment of his imagination.”  The point on whether there was evidence supporting the contention that Djokovic’s presence “may foster sentiment against vaccination” was not addressed.  The media reports cited by the Minister to supposedly show anti-vaccination support by groups in Australia failed to even mention Djokovic.

The mess became even more elaborate with the defence salvo that the Minister did not himself know what Djokovic’s actualviews on vaccination were.  This was despite claiming that his anti-vaccination stance was a “well-known” one.  “This,” the submission bluntly states, “is illogical.”  Djokovic’s statement for the record should, the argument went, lead one to an inference that his public views had been “taken out of context” and that he did “not accept the depiction by the ‘international media’ of his views on vaccination”.

All it would have taken was a request by Hawke that Djokovic furnish him with material on the issue.  As the player had previously pointed out in other media reports, he was “no expert” on vaccinations and was keeping an “open mind” on the issue; he simply wanted to have “an option to choose” what was “best” for his body.

Dark consequences, sinister precedents

On Sunday, January 16, the decision of the full court of the Federal Court was handed down.  (Full reasons are yet to be published.)  In finding for the Commonwealth, Chief Justice James Allsop affirmed the traditional reservation shown by Australian judges to challenging exercises of executive power. The grounds made by Djokovic “focus on whether the decision was, for different reasons, irrational or legally unreasonable.  It is not part or function of the court to decide upon the merit or wisdom of the decision.”

The Djokovic precedent presents the authorities with a large tarring brush, one to be used against other notable figures of certain opinions seen to pose a risk to Australia’s public interest.  Hypotheticals will suffice, given that the Minister need only be satisfied that the person might be a risk to health, safety and good order.

Such latitude also grants authorities a heavy hand to target future dissent and protest. The Australian government will be able “to justify,” barrister and president of Liberty Victoria Mike Stanton warns, “the suppression of legitimate political expression because others might engage in unrest.”

With a stunning lack of imagination, the Djokovic precedent promises that the executive will not be accountable for the disorder and disruption arising from deporting individuals who might command a following.  Oppression promises to be twinned with unpardonable stupidity.