What a great compliment! If you lived in the West pre-Covid.
The immigration minister Alex Hawke stated:
“In particular, his behaviour may encourage or influence others to emulate his prior conduct and fail to comply with appropriate health measures following a positive COVID-19 test, which itself could lead to the transmission of the disease and serious risk to their health and others.”
We know that he already had a visa with an exemption, so this isn’t why he was deported. It was simply political ire. Apparently, the majority of Australians agree with the ruling because they feel it isn’t fair that he would not be held to the same standard. And the corporate media would have us believe that the rest of the Western nations feel the exact same way.
This international “scandal” may appear to be a spat for the rich and privileged, but sometimes it takes events like this to highlight broader trends in society that need to be examined. This isn’t just about a high profile tennis player, it’s about a tremendous shift in the psyche of the Western world. In a brief two years, safety and solidarity have become far more important than freedom. The global capitalists and the governments have become revered as benevolent leaders that shouldn’t be questioned. Leaders that protect their “democracies” from those that might promote dissent are celebrated. Never mind that without dissent there is no democracy .
In another time Djokovic, a kid from a poor country,
who has seen war and tyranny firsthand, who rose from humble and unlikely beginnings to prominence and fame, who gives back to his country like a son from an age long forgotten… in another time, someone like this would have been celebrated and possibly even welcomed as a spokesman on behalf of the minority that is now being silenced. Democratic nations used to value the voice of the minority, but not anymore. At least, not if you believe that free nations don’t mandate experimental unproven vaccinations despite the opinion of the majority. No, it’s those people that should have no voice, and certainly no heroes.