Novak’s principled stance has only served to highlight the fact that millions of Australians have allowed themselves to be abused for the past two years. And no one wants to admit that.
It is far easier to demonise a Serbian millionaire who took a stand than it is to agree that we have been bullied into submission by politicians and health bureaucrats.
How else to explain the unhinged reaction to the world Number One tennis player being allowed to defend his Australian Open title? And how else to understand the glee with which his subsequent visa rejection was greeted? …
No one seriously believes Novak is a health risk. And no one seriously believes that kicking him out of the country is protecting Australians.
Novak rightly insisted on medical privacy and not submitting to the bureaucrats:
Novak’s crime was to have insisted that a person’s medical information should be private — something we all believed as recently as 2018.
He then successfully argued his case before an independent panel of six doctors as well as the Victorian Health Department. As a result, he was cleared to ply his trade as a free man, with a clean bill of health.
You see the problem here, don’t you? Novak kept his medical history private while we all agreed to flash our medical history to a stranger in exchange for the right to enter Kmart.
Novak fought for and won the right to earn a living on his own terms while we all consented to making a series of unending injections a condition of being able to earn a livelihood.
We have to hate him… If Novak is not the devil, then we are all fools — fools for acquiescing to increasingly nonsensical demands and fools for agreeing to endlessly shifting Covid goal posts. …
On and on it went. Vitriol heaped upon disdain, piled upon contempt. …
Pro-vaccine PM weighs in:
‘Rules are rules,’ Prime Minister Scott Morrison insisted, when announcing to the baying Twitter mob that Novak’s visa had been cancelled. …
‘Our strong border policies have been critical to Australia having one of the lowest death rates in the world from Covid, we are continuing to be vigilant,’ he said.
Vigilant in what? Protecting a Covid-ravaged populace from a healthy man with natural immunity?
His real crime:
Novak’s real crime was to have stood up for himself and, in so doing, exposed our cowardice. …
Think of Novak as a mirror in whom we saw an unflattering reflection of ourselves. Our first response was to smash the mirror. Then we cheered that the mirror was to be marched onto a plane and sent back to where it had come from.
Federal Circuit Court Judge Anthony Kelly .. has declared he is somewhat “agitated” by Novak Djokovic’s situation regarding his medical exemption.
“A professor and an eminently qualified physician have produced a medical exemption (for Djokovic),” he said.
“Further, that medical exemption and basis on which it has been given was separately given by an independent … panel established by the Victorian state government.
“That document was in the hands of the delegate (Home Affairs).
“What more could this man have done?”.
Judge Kelly said the transcript of Djokovic’s early morning interview with the Border Force officer showed that Djokovic was trying to provide officers with what they needed.
This affair leaves the Australian bureaucracy looking incompetent and vindictive.
The left-leaning SMH, representing the Karens and those bullied into taking the vax and furious at Novak because he doesn’t have to, sees it differently: Government may move to cancel Djokovic’s visa again after cancellation overturned
The Immigration Minister has warned he may exercise further powers to cancel Novak Djokovic’s visa again, just after a judge overturned the initial cancellation.
Wow. Wouldn’t that be spectacularly stupid? Vindictive, and further eroding the rule of law. Banana Republic, here we come. Also, if he did that, by law Novak wouldn’t be allowed into Australia for three years.
hat-tip Stephen Neil