by Simon Black
Ursula Bach was 18 years previous… and 6 months pregnant… when she heard the information.
It was August 13, 1961. And East Germany’s authorities began constructing a wall to separate East Berlin from West.
Furthermore, tens of hundreds of East German troops had been deployed in a single day to suppress protests and erect makeshift barricades to forestall folks from leaving.
Ursula Bach had crossed the border again in Could, rightaroundthe time that East Germany’s chief quipped, “No one has the intention of constructing a wall…”
After which it occurred. Her world modified in a single day.
Ursula’s fiance Fried (the daddy of their baby) was nonetheless in East Berlin. And he or she knew that she would by no means see him once more.
Their son Andreas was 28 years previous earlier than the wall got here down; he grew up by no means figuring out his father, despite the fact that Fried technically solely lived a couple of blocks away. However he would possibly as effectively have been on Mars.
There are numerous different tales like this from the times of the Berlin Wall– households torn aside and separated for many years.
Clearly what’s occurring as we speak is nowhere close to as heinous because the Berlin Wall. However it’s troublesome to disregard the whispers of historical past.
Australia is a singular instance, with among the most extreme Covid protocols on the planet.
Your complete state of New South Wales (inhabitants: 7.4 million) was locked down a couple of weeks in the past as a result of 4 folks died of Covid.
Within the neighboring state of Victoria, Emperor Dan Andrews introduced yet one more lockdown on August 21. It was initially supposed to finish on September 2, however the Emperor has predictably prolonged the lockdown for a number of extra weeks.
Some Australians are beginning to understand the reality– even when sure restrictions are eased, they’re by no means fairly ‘out’ of lockdown; they’re merely ‘in between’ lockdowns.
Probably the most notable instance, nonetheless, could be the border between the states of Queensland and New South Wales.
The city of Coolangatta is on the Queensland facet of the border, whereas the city of Tweed Heads is on the New South Wales facet.
The 2 cities, together with different close by suburbs, are basically a steady amalgamation of the Gold Coast metropolitan space. For years you possibly can have pushed from one city to the opposite, and technically crossed over the state border, with out ever realizing it.
It’s like how Kansas Metropolis straddles each Kansas and Missouri; the truth is components of downtown Kansas Metropolis are in each states.
However then alongside got here Australia’s Covid hysteria… and immediately a border was erected.
Alongside Dixon Road (aka ‘the state line’) in Coolangatta, the federal government has erected a brief ‘wall’.
It’s not precisely a Berlin Wall, with mine fields, strengthened concrete, and machine gun nests; really the ‘Nice Wall of Coolangatta’ (because it’s identified) consists largely of vivid orange development limitations.
However it’s a wall, nonetheless, designed to maintain all of these filthy, diseased Australians from crossing the border. God forbid they’re in a position to stroll over to Moxy’s Rooftop Bar on Dixon Road.
This previous Sunday was Father’s Day in Australia. This may usually be a time when youngsters take their dads out for brunch, and specific their love and appreciation.
However similar to Berlin within the Nineteen Sixties, there are native households in Australia that are actually separated by the Nice Wall of Coolangatta.
Many Australians reached their breaking factors on Sunday, defying lockdown orders in order that they might meet with relations who lived throughout the state line.
They met on the Wall… fathers on one facet, their youngsters on the opposite.
Truthfully it’s heartbreaking to see youngsters passing items throughout the wall to their dads and making an attempt to steal a hug. But that is the depth to which Western civilization has declined in 2021.
Highlighting the decline was Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who broke quarantine within the capital metropolis in order that he might fly residence to Sydney and see his personal youngsters for Father’s Day.
Common Australians weren’t allowed to do that.
However it’s all good, as a result of the Prime Minister obtained particular permission from federal well being authorities. He’s an “important employee”, so the principles don’t apply to him.
That’s one other fascinating historic parallel to East Germany, by the way in which. As common folks suffered, the get together bosses and political elite loved lavish life… as a result of the principles by no means utilized to them.
It’s necessary to notice that Australia’s Covid statistics are just like the remainder of the world’s; mortality charges are a lot larger amongst people who find themselves older or unhealthy.
In actual fact, as we speak’s knowledge from Australia’s Division of Well being present that 91% of Covid deaths had been over the age of 70.
And the Covid mortality fee for folks below 50, i.e. these of their prime studying or working years, is simply 0.04%. Particularly there have been 16 Covid deaths out of 47,897 confirmed circumstances amongst Australians below the age of fifty.
Tens of hundreds of thousands of individuals have misplaced their freedom on account of these 16 deaths.
By comparability, within the state of Victoria alone, there have been over 700 suicides simply final yr, and almost 900 in New South Wales.
As a last level, I’ll point out that Ursula Bach’s finace Fried had the chance to journey along with her to West Berlin again in 1961. However he selected to not.
Fried was a staunch Communist. He believed the East German propaganda. He was a fanatic, and he selected to remain.
However like all Communist fanatics, Fried ultimately realized that the totalitarian dream was actually a nightmare. He had his awakening. But by then it was too late.
Equally, there are folks everywhere in the world who’re Covid fanatics. They imagine within the totalitarian dream. They love lockdowns and mandates.
They are saying issues like “Your liberty impacts my well being.” (Direct quote from US Senator Mitt Romney)
Finally they too will come round. Finally they’ll understand that issues have gone method too far. Virtually everybody will.
However similar to Ursula Bach’s fiance, by then it will likely be too late… as a result of as soon as freedom is surrendered, it’s nearly inconceivable to reclaim.