Thoughts on economics and liberty

Category: Current Affairs

My critique of Christopher Snowdon’s deplorable article in The Quillette

The article.

My critique:

This is a piece clearly from someone who has worked from home and enjoyed the lockdowns. This was a big test of science and philosophy and we have failed on both counts.

a) The science was very clear: there shall be no lockdowns for flu-like viruses. The last they were tried was for Ebola in 2014 and an evaluation showed that they did not help (targeted quarantines did help). Substantial literature existed in the past to refute the idea of indiscriminate lockdowns, also because these infringe human rights. Snowdon obviously cares not for basic freedoms.

b) The argument of lockdown opponents is not against social distancing per se. Voluntary social distancing and hand hygiene are a part of good practice, as followed by Sweden. They too had lockdowns but these were not coercive. That coercion is the real problem, not social distancing.

c) Australia should never be cited as an example: it is nothing short of the most inhumane totalitarian society in the world today, not a role model for anyone in the civilised world or for anyone who considers himself human. Those of us who have lived through living hell in Melbourne and locked up in Australia like chicken in a coop (borders closed for a year), with wide-scale police brutalities on the young who underwent the most extreme mental torture ever, know that this is the worst form of civilisation in human history. That a few (extremely elderly) lives might have been saved from a natural cause is no excuse to cause such extreme harms. And hundreds of people have also died FROM lockdowns – See my complaint to the International Criminal Court for details. We do not authorise a government to take the life of person X while trying to save the life of person Y.

d) Are we going to do this for all other pandemics in the future? Is this our new “science” – divested entirely from consideration of humanity and liberty? I’m afraid I will never support such “science”. There are thousands of smarter ways to deal with pandemics than the way we have dealt with them in the West, copying Jinping’s totalitarian program.

I see from this article that the IEA might have now effectively become a promoter of police brutalities and totalitarianism. This is extremely unfortunate given the good impression I once held of this institution.

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Further appeal by Indian students separated from spouses by Australia’s criminal lockdowns

RECEIVED TODAY (COPY OF LETTER SENT TO MPs)

Hello Respected Ministers/MP,

It has been almost a year now and we are appealing to grant permission to allow us back. We are living apart for such a long time that we have lost faith in Australia doing anything substantial for us. We read frequent reports about students being considered for pilot plans but nothing comes to reality. Many who could shift their base have done so but we are neither being talked about nor being considered at all. As if we do not exist, we have sacrificed so much to invest in Australia and build our careers and future and now after waiting for so long the least we are expecting is to allow us to return back to Australia with our partners who are managing somehow alone in Australia since a year almost.
we do not fall in the skill category neither we fall in the student category does that mean we are not humans or we should not be considered? We paid for visas, we paid for insurance, most of us already have a Australian education and have paid tax for years. We are ready to follow each and every health advice. The citizens can afford to break the rules but we temporary holders always have the chance to be deported. There is not a single case where we have heard a temporary visa holder has broken any covid protocol inside hotel quarantine who are long term visas. Our future lies on our visa; we cannot play with it. But it’s high time Australian authorities understand that we need to be provided with direct exemption the way NZ has allowed for temporary visa holders.
In NZ any temp visa holder whose partner is inside NZ is allowed (work/study) but we are waiting for such a decision from Australia since 1 year almost now.
Just granting us exemption won’t solve the next issue of scarce flights that’s on us but at least we want the first hurdle to be removed for us to take the next step and somehow routes.
There are multiple options available for Australia and if Australia wants they can route us through countries where there is a 14 day quarantine compulsory and we can directly transit through that route without actually spending any time outside the hotel.
we are appalled by the way we are being treated. This is basic human rights to allow us to be with our partners (legally married not even defacto). Our visas are going to get wasted as there is no chance of visa extensions to partners.
With each passing day the stress levels, anxiety levels and panic attacks are increasing but there is not a single positive news coming for us through the media from Australian government.
We are law abiding residents who do not even plan to stay for years without exiting but ensure to contribute to Australian economy in every possible way and thereby also helping the community in covid time.
Please consider removing one hurdle of exemption so at least we can proceed 1 step further in our standstill life which has become hard to live without our partners.
The number for dependents is not huge and it can be accomodated anywhere right from Christmas island to any student accommodation if regular hotels are not an option.
Please allow us to REUNITE WITH OUR PARTNERS.
Kind regards,
Temporary residents separated from our partners
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Twitter account frozen for posting the truth about covid. These guys are beyond belief.

ADDENDUM

And their system doesn’t work. The ask for a code but won’t send it, and won’t respond to emails. Then, all of a sudden, I find I’ve apparently appealed the matter, which I’ve not.

 

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Here’s what I’ve received today morning (13 January 2021). Big Tech guys insist on blocking the truth.

SMS verification is not working, so I’ll be out of action on Twitter for an unknown period. My LinkedIn account has been banned and I refuse to post on Facebook. Parler is down and Gab hardly works. So I’ll post on Telegram.

 

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Notes on lockdown killings by governments in the UK, USA and other nations

This is a placeholder post. I’ve bookmarked a number of tweets on Twitter. Will add them as time permits.

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Except for Sweden, total mortality data CAN’T be used to estimate the magnitude of the pandemic

 

 

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