Robocops Open Fire on Covid Lockdown Protesters in Victoria
By Jim O’Toole
Senior Victoria police have expressed concerns about a wide range of threats from various activist groups, including animal rights and climate change activists, as well as individuals subscribing to a Christian belief system known as premillennialism. In response to these perceived threats, Chief Commissioner Shane Patton has launched a scathing attack on fundamental Christians, labelling them as “emerging” threats. This comes after a controversial shooting incident involving police officers, a farmer, and three Christian family members in Tara, western Queensland. The alarming trend of equating ordinary people with Christian beliefs to terrorists has now spread to Victoria, where they are being labeled as an emerging threat.
One might ask, a threat to what exactly? It seems that the police are concerned that ordinary citizens may hold a higher regard for their religious beliefs than for the authorities. This could potentially undermine Premier Dan’s authoritarian rule in the communist state of Victoria, which drew international condemnation when its paramilitary police used rubber bullets on Covid protesters in 2021. These protesters, who were opposing the world’s longest Covid lockdowns and the erosion of their fundamental human rights, suffered serious injuries and disfigurement as a result of these extreme tactics.
The consequences of these oppressive measures are starting to become evident, as Australia has recorded over 32,000 excess deaths in 2022-23, many of which occurred in Victoria. The forced administration of the mRNA gene-altering Covid vaccine has caused severe immunological damage to the endothelial and parenchymal cells, leading to organ damage such as myocarditis, heart disease, kidney disease, and brain damage. Thousands of Victorians have already succumbed to these vaccine-related injuries, with the government’s questionable handling of the pandemic resulting in the deaths of 801 elderly residents of aged care homes.
Given these distressing circumstances, the Covid protesters had legitimate reasons to voice their concerns. They do not deserve to be labeled as terrorists, and it is important to note that Victoria Police has not specifically identified Covid protesters as part of their counterterrorism efforts. However, the police have acknowledged that they are monitoring a wide range of threats from different groups and individuals across the political spectrum. Police Commissioner Patton emphasized that while groups like Al Qaeda and Islamic State are still considered significant threats, there has been a rise in domestic violent extremism, particularly among nationalist and racist extremist groups.
Deputy Commissioner Ross Guenther further highlighted the complexity of defining terrorism in the current landscape, which encompasses ideologies, mental health issues, drug addiction, and criminality. It is alarming to consider that expressing grievances towards the government’s handling of the pandemic and questioning the control of the medical establishment can potentially label individuals as terrorists. The growing discontent among families and victims of adverse vaccine reactions is being analyzed by Victoria Police, amplifying the animosity towards the medical establishment and its influence over political parties.
Although there have been no recent terrorist events, the police are acutely aware of the underlying threats and mitigating factors that contribute to the overall security landscape. However, it is troubling to think that attending church or holding certain religious beliefs may now result in individuals being monitored as potential threats, alongside Islamic terrorists. Currently, Victoria Police is monitoring 400 persons of interest within the state, further blurring the lines between genuine threats and ordinary citizens exercising their rights.
In conclusion, the intensifying surveillance and labeling of individuals with specific beliefs as terrorists raise significant concerns about the erosion of civil liberties and the stifling of dissent. It is crucial to strike a balance between maintaining public safety and preserving the rights and freedoms that underpin our democratic society. The actions of the police and the government must be subject to scrutiny and accountability to ensure that they do not infringe upon these core principles.