Tony Abbott’s comments should grate, as a callous dismissal of the sick to save money is completely beyond the pale, and entirely within Hitler’s wheelhouse.
Those who read the headlines may believe that the coronavirus is the catalyst for a crisis in our aged care facilities. This is not the case.
2020 has gifted us many grim events, but the selfish politicising of an international pandemic surely takes the cake.
Today, Scott Morrison proclaimed that “we are all Victorians”. On the other side of a closed border, visceral lockdowns and putrid politics, I feel that might be a bit of a stretch.
As racial violence splits America, I’m reminded of the riots of the sixties, the inflammatory language used and a grim pattern, doomed to repeat.