“Dakota tribal wisdom says that when you’re on a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. Of course, there are other strategies. You can change riders. You can get a committee to study the dead horse. You can benchmark how other companies ride dead horses. You can declare that it’s cheaper to feed a dead horse. You can harness several dead horses together. But after you’ve tried all these things, you’re still going to have to dismount.” – Gary Hamel
This quote summed up Dan Andrews press conference where he deflected on the ridiculous arrest of Zoe Lee, the pregnant mother who was handcuffed by Victoria Police in front of her kids. It was totally unbelievable.
Is it even conceivable that the Premier of Victoria hadn’t been shown the clip by any of his staffers? Wouldn’t anyone with a shred of decency watch the viral video and condemn the heavy-handed incident? Of course not. That is more telling. Andrews couldn’t care less. He has got his 6 months in the back pocket and can ride roughshod over Victorians as he pleases with zero formula to back his megalomania. By then Zoe Lee will be a distant memory.
How is it the police were able to march into Zoe Lee’s house, charge her with ‘incitement’, cuff her while in pyjamas and seize all of her computing devices as if she was under suspicion of storing kiddie porn on her hard drive? It could only come from the laws set by parliament. The police don’t get to arbitrarily make laws of their own and violate basic human rights. We are not exactly sure how Zoe Lee fits the profile of a radical seditionist.
This is perhaps one of the most sinister actions by a political body in Australian history. Time PM Scott Morrison absolutely torches Andrews for this cowardice and keep the pressure on the premier to walk back his nonsense lockdown less have his federal funding suspended. Extortion works both ways, but most Australians would gladly support the PM in this instance.