Umbrella of fears


ABALINX 1 September 2020 Peter Adamis 

Irrespective of what ones personal views are on the Corona virus, one thing is sure an undeniable truth. People die regardless of lockdowns, restrictions, curfews and media fed news articles.

The suicide rates have soared, climate change activists on the back foot, increased police powers, a restless youth, loss of small businesses, billions in debt, essential worker categorisation has become a dinner table joke, and politicians have lost their credibility. A copy of the article may be downloaded by clicking on: UMBRELLA OF FEARS

State Premiers lacking authority and respect, increased mental health issues, a rise in domestic violence and fear has become everyone’s companion. Yet Australians, despite their resilience, courage, tolerance and law abiding have become mere pawns in this game of hide and seek from the Corona virus.

Sam Newman a footballer of renown and a television celebrity for whatever reason has stood up to be counted against the draconian and wrongful imprisonment of Australian citizens. Mind you I am not a fan of Sam Newman, but I would rather have him in my defence pit battling those intent on making Australians in fear of living a normal life. 

Our State Premiers have lost the plot, medical experts have become local Gods and celebrities. Police, para medics, inspectors, media personalities, construction workers, security guards transport drivers and other like minded employments considered essential workers are moving freely moving from one place go another. 

The essential workers have families and relatives with whom they interact with and are exposed to this hidden and elusive enemy the Corona virus. I wonder who cares about them and are they subjected to the same restrictive measures as their neighbours.

Why are those in opposition at the parliamentary level failing to do their duty as Australians in finding alternative concepts and solutions rather than fighting amongst themselves? 

Why are those running do not have to wear masks while those walking are subject to being fined for not wearing them. Why don’t the Police capture and fine those runners when they pause and rest. Society is becoming fatter and fatter staying at home not allowed to visit their loved ones.

However citizens are allowed to shop, walk for a short period or visit the liquor store or obtain a haircut or visit a hair salon. But not allowed to visit their local church unless they get an exemption like those who visited their local mosque. Black Lives Matter protests in the streets but not ANZAC Day commemorations. What a slap in the face for those who fought and died for this nation. 

Funerals are subject to restrictions, restrictions on visiting elderly loved ones, universities are restructuring and reducing staff, introduction if electronic bracelets, use of drones, in interstate and state borders restrictions enforced and the allowance of foreign overseas students allowed into Australia. 

We as Australians have become the butt of many jokes overseas and on the world circuit. Victoria for example once deemed an economic powerhouse, a multi cultural society; an enlightened and progressive state has now fallen into the depths of decay and depression which adds to the suicide rate every day.

Every State Premier is free to do what they believe is in the best interests of their state and not that of Australia. This form of collective and inclusive freedom has bred un- Australian activities. 

I wonder what happened to the concept of Australia first. What did our forebears fight for in the past. Were their deaths in vain, did they pay the ultimate sacrifice so that the current generation can stomp on their graves in glee?  Let not the Premiers introduce a bill to extend their emergency powers as this will change Australia as we know it.

Let Scott Morrison lead the charge and put all State Premiers on notice that any State who has blocked their borders, enforced travel restrictions,  curfews and monitoring of its citizens be considered a national disaster region and come under the control of the Federal government.

War time conditions can therefore be introduced and declaring war on the Corona virus and not the Australian people. In let us return to an Australia where commonsense, logic and pragmatism is the order of the day. Not the chaos, fear and panic that we currently live in.

Australians will remain tolerant, persevere and remain stoic as long as the decisions being made on their behalf are not draconian, a burden and restrictive. If not then I see Australians rising en masse against such current oppressive measures.

We have the right to question the validity of right and wrong and what is in the best interests of Australians and Australia. After All are we not a free and democratic nation.

I wish one and all the best, don’t give up, do what is in your best interests to survive, fight the good fight against an alien and elusive Corona virus. Remember do not have fear as a companion as it will lead you astray.

Peter Adamis is a Journalist/Social Media Commentator and writer. He is a retired Australian military serviceman and an Industry organisational, Environmental & Occupational (OHS) & Training Consultant whose interests are within the parameters of domestic and international political spectrum. He is an avid blogger and contributes to domestic and international community news media outlets as well as to local and Ethnic News. He holds a Bachelor of Adult Learning & Development (Monash), Grad Dip Occupational Health & Safety, (Monash), and Dip. Training & Assessment, Dip Public Administration, and Dip Frontline Management. Website: