Extremist pandemic policies caused immeasurable harm, simply delayed the inevitable
Thank you for revealing this mongrel as he really is. As I was out of the state at the time, I was not permitted to come home and attend my son's funeral. That is one of many reasons I truly despise this man.
The concerning part is as noted- McGowan has left the state in a perfect Pavlov's dog activation for the next scenario, which is exactly what I think Dan, Jacinta and he were expected to produce in Oceania region. Well trained majority populations in the largest (WA) and also densely populated (Vic), that allows the crack in the door to a new (technomarxism is the new black) style of governance. They only needed to get the door open, the new order crew will widen the opening 😐😑🤦♀️.
Re (4)- it only achieved delaying and expanding the death count. Why? Because the shots that the highly vaccinated individuals took contain Wuhan spike, not Delta or Omnicrons new configuration. Has the the excess deaths dropped, slowed or changed trajectory? Not yet. We are going to see befuddlement and distraction as people scramble to seperate the data from next wave and ADEs from the shots. Compromised immunity will mean increased susceptibility, combining with reactions, delayed effects from shots (cancers, autoimmune, CVDs), make it very hard (especially with incomplete, sabotaged tracking systems) to seperate the chicken or egg. Depressing, for sure but we can no longer afford to coddle or sugar coat the coming consequences. People need and have earnt the right to know. Only when everyone acknowledges the problem can we start to deal with it as adults. Hiding under the bed is no longer even an option.☹😑
Great job Rebekah, thank you 🙏💛
It’s mind blowing how they make claims that can neither be proven or disproven and they treat them as undeniable facts🤡🌎
It is not too difficult to make authoritarianism appear palatable, if not preferable, in the short term. The masses are easily fooled by the perception of enhanced 'safety' whilst retaining relative normality (Internet access, pay cheques, and sugary treats for most).
As time passes the adverse consequences extend to too many, and the pervasive comfort dissipates.
The appointed authoritarian exits (Ardern, Johnson, McGowan, Morrison etc), and the masses are (mostly) subconsciously relieved at the return to the old days.
But, it is not the old days at all, they have been manipulated into new social contracts by the tyrants, and by their own apathy.
Now, they must shut down their business, distance themselves from loved ones, and take an injection whenever the State deems it 'necessary'. Or else.
That's their new normal, and whether they care to admit it, or not, they agreed to abide by it.
Thanks Rebekah, excellent piece. The data doesn't lie. It must never be forgotten that he forced the "covid vaccine trial" on us and thus the worst "public health policy catastrophe" in history.
When I think of McClown, I remember that press conference he gave in late 2021 when he said the hospitals were full but not with covid, and he genuinely had no idea hospitals were filled with people injured by the vaccines he mandated.
McGowan’s day of reckoning will come whether in this life or the next.
McGowan claims that he is exhausted. I bet he is not so tired that he will knock back the inevitable offers of well remunerated positions courtesy of his wealthy friends.
I suspect that the other 2 outstanding state premier rodents in QLD and VIC will soon jump ship for some pathetic excuse. As for the WA rat, good riddance.
Great round-up Rebekah. Tis uncanny he cited 'exhaustion' like Arden. Good riddance to both I say, though employment and education exclusions still exist, and will continue to do so, as long as other members of the blind-belief-in-vaccines-cult (despite having absolutely no understanding of their constitution or mechanisms of action) remain in positions of power.
Please indulge me. I wrote the following to McGowan’s sham public covid review and it rings so true against your excellent piece regarding McGowan’s tenure.
“[…] These statements uttered publicly over many months were conduct unbecoming an elected representative and clearly aimed at stigmatizing and dehumanizing a minority in the state who had simply read the fine print on the jab EUA’s, seen through the hysteria and propaganda, and therefore understood both the relative risks of Covid-19 itself, and the lack of efficacy of the jabs on offer. It became increasingly obvious that McGowan had an unhealthy obsession with the unvaccinated and couldn’t accept that his various discordant Covid-19 jab policies, regularly shifting jab targets, and his arbitrary delaying of the state’s reopening in February 2022 to belatedly push booster doses on the public were deeply unpopular even with many who had taken their first two jabs under coercion. He seemed to be basking in the paternalistic ‘State Daddy’ moniker bestowed upon him by a Perth advertising guru in December 2021 and was not about to have this newly acquired role as beloved protector of the people challenged; WA families would remain separated at his pleasure indefinitely, and the unjabbed would be sent to their rooms without dinner until they complied.
My sincere wish is that this review tackles this aspect honestly. Regardless of his perceived popularity, McGowan’s character was sorely lacking throughout the period leading up to and after the state reopened. His indifference to the many thousands in WA who had been kept apart arbitrarily from loved ones due to the state’s hard border closures, and his willingness to stigmatise a group of people for the crime of simply being informed were abuses of power. This must never happen again.
[…] Many who were informed, considered, and reasoned in their understanding of the pandemic were vilified and castigated by prominent talking heads in the media as dangerous, selfish, and irresponsible for daring to challenge the official narrative. Government experts on the other hand were likened to unimpeachable representatives of “Science”, notwithstanding their many contradictions and prevarications, nor their dismissal of any and all contrarian research and evidence that emerged after 2020 from medical and health experts not aligned with government and pharmaceutical interests.
Real science is not and has never been about authority, consensus, or the majority; it is about the testing of data and hypotheses against real-world circumstances and evaluating the results dispassionately, irrespective of political expediency, public sentiment, or corporate interests. Real science does not ignore dissenting evidence. Unfortunately, we were not dealing with anything resembling real science for the majority of the pandemic.
Those of us incredulous at the disproportionate, illogical, and authoritarian Covid-19 response are thus obliged to use this forum to argue for transparency and a return to individual dignity and privacy and the right to make an informed choice in future should this ever happen again, free of government coercion, intimidation, propaganda, and deception.“
Brilliant journalism Rebekah, pity their aren't more like you working in the mainstream news. I think you nailed it perfectly.
Sad fact is journalists, especially if they actually can see there is something wrong going on in the world, are silent, too scared to risk their career rather than speak out... Their silence betrays the whole reason they chose to become journalists in the first place, to present balance, both sides of a story, to uncover truths, to warn of harm, to hold decision makers to account.
Unfortunately most have chosen to become propagandists, pushing the narrative they are told to push, without balance. Ever notice how the common journalistic line "but opponents say..." has been replaced by name calling, "anti vaxxer", "far right" "fringe" "so called freedom protesters" etc. etc.?
Thank you for your true journalism Rebekah.
"Tx @ExcessDeathsAU for the heads up." (I got u).
If I may opine...no one of his arrogance would just 'step down.' He was pushed. The question is: by whom?
No one is being punished for the covid situation. Nope - it's not covid. None of them are 'scared of facing justice.' There is no mechanism for 'covid justice.' He doesn't give a flying f*ck about what the people think.
The answer can be found in what WA has, and who Australia serves: resources (particularly lithium) and China and the US.
McGowan infuriated the Americans with his idiotic parading around China as the 'King of WA.' He doesn't understand Chinese flattery which is an inversion. They (the Chinese) knew he was political toast when they made that comment. Ultimately, Australia serves the US via the Five Eyes.
Minimum current US materiale in Australia:
5 RAAF bases hosting US planes
1 NASA station
5 training centres
12 seismic stations and JORN defence
1 air warfare destroyer (off Perth)
Now. Why isn't this happening to Stairman Dan you ask? Because he doesn't have a massive lithium deposit OR a government-backed mint (the only one in the world). I believe Albanese got The Visit. Look at the media releases from Albo. "McGowan left as his own man on his own terms." No he didn't. They always invert and lie. I wrote this a few days before McGowan was pushed. The writing was on the wall: https://vicparkpetition.substack.com/p/micro-donations-to-excessdeathsau
When the US says 'jump' Australia says 'how high.' My 2p.
It has, and still does bother me that the word "cases" is so ambiguous and does not reflect the individual's age, of pre existing serious health issues, or the use of the deadly medical practices put in place such as remdezivur and the misuse of ventilators.
Read about the history of fascism in the UK and Western Europe. Not Hitler's fascism but the softer imperial fascism of Lloyd George, Churchill, Mosely, Mussolini and you'll see the Australia you live in today; police state, corporatist policies, draconian laws and covert operations against citizen dissent, all with a veneer of democracy.
Good riddance to McGowan. What a legacy though. And how patronising is he?