Interesting things are afoot down under. The Oz.Gov is revealing itself to be even more incompetent than the US Fed.Gov. Adam Piggott writes of the doings over the weekend:
Melbourne now holds the dubious distinction of being the most locked down city in the world. A condition that rests entirely with its rabid Marxist leader, known locally as Dictator Dan or Chairman Dan. But finally one group has stood up to the takeover. Construction industry workers, colloquially known as tradies in Australia, have today finally shown the backbone that has been missing down under for so long.
At 1159pm this Wednesday evening, all construction workers in Victoria need to be jabbed or they will be banned from traveling for their work. The largest of the construction unions in Victoria is the CFMEU. It is also the most powerful and militant union in the entire country. Today on the streets of Melbourne outside its large office, its members gathered to demand that the union boss, John Setka, stand up to the Victorian government on their behalf.
The Union management are, as you'd expect, as corrupt and incompetent as Dictator Dan, and blew them off. When that happened, the tradies stormed their union HQ and trashed the place. Well done, Mates!
Well, that was the cue for the Gov to dial the "Incompetent" meter up to 11. They shut down all building construction for 14 days, "for public health" of course. Now riddle me this, Big Gov Man: you have tens of thousands of really pissed off construction workers that you've just basically told to go sit quietly in the corner for a couple weeks. What happens next?
What happens next is, well, what anyone with two brain cells to rub together would have seen coming from a mile away. So yeah, the Oz.Gov was taken completely by surprise:
Other chants that were reported included "Every day!" Enjoy your lockdown, Dan.
One last thing: these are big, strong construction workers, not 70 year old grandmothers or 12 year old kids. I expect that any of the Melbourne PoPo that try the same thing on them can expect a righteous beat down.
I look forward to an interesting fortnight down under.