Corona virus pandemic.
Martyn Iles on corona virus and the power of the state
COVID-19 has given us an object lesson in what can happen when the state becomes the arbiter of truth, as in China.
For a communist government, there is no higher authority than the state.
When the Chernobyl nuclear disaster happened in 1986, the official position of the Soviet Union was that such a disaster was not possible in the Soviet Union. Therefore, it was not happening.
Don't waste a crisis.
Say no! to house arrest.
Nigel Farage, the British politician, speaks here about the overreach of the authorities in restricting citizens' movements during the current coronavirus crisis. He is quite happy to be responsible and take all precautions, and he is happy to support the government's steps to protect people, but he is concerned about the danger to civil liberties. The context is the UK, but the issues are similar to Australia. Well worth your time to watch.