It comes from a recent Australian Sky News Public affairs
programme that was celebrating the “breath of fresh air” that is the arrival of
the new NSW Premier, Dominic Perrottet.
The discussion included the public yearning, as in this country, for a return to governments who acted in the best interests of the majority while being sensitive to the genuine grievances and needs of the minority.
It talked about the need to get back to a time when
individual responsibilities to one's fellow man, woman and children are regarded
as much more important than our current focus on our basic human rights - real
Referring to life during the pandemic, it highlighted the
farcical adherence to policies that divided the country’s population into those
who were expendable and those who are guaranteed protection, simply because
they are working for the government or its agencies.
I was heartened but not surprised to note that the response
from the general public to the change from “lockdown” to “opening up” in New
South Wales was universally positive.
I would wager that the public mood in this country would
welcome such a move by our government sooner rather than later. It is just
common sense that the need for change is now the only viable option.
How long should we tolerate this King Canute doctrine while
it is proving disastrous on every front.
It is clear from just about every rational observation of
nations who have recognised the need to adjust their lifestyles in order to
live with the virus that we should follow suit before we destroy what is left
of our ability to function as a sovereign state.
This government seems unable to recognise that the betrayal
of its citizens in order to promote its falsely disguised objectives while it
has total control, is rejected by those who crave a return to the “live and let
live” policies of the past.
And that number is growing. It will not be long before
respect for the law will become a casualty of a frustrated public who don’t
share the objectives of the divisive programmes that are being introduced
without a mandate.
This country’s populace is an overwhelming mix of people
from all ethnic backgrounds, who simply want to get on with a life that enables
access to equal opportunity in exchange for the recognition of our individual
responsibilities to those who are in need of our help and care.
The tried and proven formula for achieving a law abiding,
functioning democracy operating under those conditions is not new. But it is
radically different to what we are being served up at present.
Our Government is finally being faced with the “chickens
that are coming home to roost” and it is terrified at what it is seeing. Watch
Clive Bibby is a commentator, consultant, farmer and community leader, who lives in Tolaga Bay.