I will stop drawing parallels to the Nazi regime when the Australian government stops creating them.

Comparisons between Australia’s status as a prison island and last century’s National Socialist regime are being made because our politicians are working their way through Hitler’s blueprints. Social control, propaganda, censorship, police intimidation, the banning of protests, surveillance, community snitching, a ‘papers please’ society – these are all warning signs of something terrible on the horizon.

It is well past time that politicians stopped and asked themselves, ‘Are we the baddies?’

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The ambivalence of frogs steadily boiling to death in water isn’t just the world creating a metaphor at the expense of the French. It represents the loss of perspective.

After nearly two years of lockdowns and medical militia patrolling the streets, Australians have forgotten what it’s like to walk outside without being surveilled by a government app.

We have become neurotics, counting how many family members we have with us, worrying about the kilometres we can walk in our one hour of exercise, dashing through the shops in case we are accused of ‘browsing’ for things that the state doesn’t think we need, and keeping masks over our faces to repress the urge to talk to each other. Our businesses are shut, we subsist on a few hundred dollars a week in government hand-outs, and those who vent their frustration online find themselves silenced.

When the door-knocking by police and the army started in Western Sydney, it’s no wonder people asked in jest if the police were looking for Anne Frank.

Even the Communist regime of China has lofted its eyebrow in our direction, unable to believe that politicians enslaved a democracy overnight. Xi Jinping is probably wondering to himself if the true secret to dictatorship is woke-ism.

The rhetoric from most Liberal and National leaders is nauseating. Far from being the defenders of small government and individual choice, they have seized on Vaccine Passports and Lockdowns as the secret to holding off the Labor Party for another election cycle.

After presiding over the worst infringement on civil liberty and largest economic collapse since the Great Depression, these politicians want us to reward them with another four years.

They have plenty of supporters in the ‘conservative’ base.

It has long been acknowledged that fear turns people into lunatics, and Covid has certainly fact-checked that phenomenon. Instead of decking themselves out in a hazmat suit and barricading their homes for the duration of the pandemic, these people demand that everyone else give up their lives and the future prosperity of their children.

I have long suspected that the real reason people support lockdowns and mask mandates is because they don’t want to be that one freak standing on their own in the supermarket dressed like a crime scene investigator.

Fear only has power within groups. It becomes impossible to maintain on your own due to natural social pressure. Covid-mania demands that you ‘look’ afraid, even if you don’t feel it.

Which brings us back to the Nazis. Fear was their tool of choice during the ideological conquest of Germany.

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Dictatorships never start with gas chambers. They work their way up to crimes against humanity by convincing the population to dismantle all the laws that protect citizens from mob rule. The only way to get humans to vote against their own interest is to frighten them – to make them fear the shadows and see the government as their trusted protector. In doing so, people forget that those rules were designed to protect them from the government.

Australia has exactly the same problem. It was only through the endless instillation of fear that the government has been able to take our rights. Untold millions have been spent by the federal and state governments in fear-mongering propaganda re-enforced by paternal, socialist-style catchphrases.

‘We’re all in this together’ is a lie designed to temper community anger while crimes are committed against them by the state.

Removing rights invariably results in economic and social strife. In Australia’s case, lockdowns have created an economic disaster that the Treasurer can’t fit on a spreadsheet. Frydenberg has no idea what the damage to Australia looks like, all the Liberals know is that it’s going to trigger an unstoppable tide of anger in the near future.

The solution is obvious, if not depraved.

As desperate Australians began to spill out onto the street, demanding their rights back and the laws of the land be restored – political leaders have pointed the finger and painted them as the cause of the problem.

The government deliberately turned innocent Australians into a scapegoat for government policy. Not satisfied with quite literally painting a target on them, the government has started passing mandates designed to segregate those who refuse to be frightened into obedience. Australians who resist will not be allowed to work, keep their homes, go to school, feed their families, travel, or protest their abuse.

It is, without question, the most outrageous act committed by a modern Western government on its own people.

Whether the Liberal Party have employed Nazi tactics on purpose, or as a foolish act of self preservation, remains to be seen.

As the days drag on, plenty of commentators have explained their crimes – yet the Liberal Party shows no sign of rescinding its unreasonable policies. If anything, they have doubled down, congratulating themselves in daily press conferences while scorning members of the public who are desperate to salvage the scraps that remain of their lives.

Australians are prisoners of the State. They are victimised, segregated, punished, financially ruined, and abused.

In eighteen months we’ve gone from ‘two weeks to flatten the curve’ to ‘mandated government medical trials’.

Imagine what the next eighteen months has in store.

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Alexandra Marshall (@ellymelly on social media) is The Good Sauce's Editor-At-Large, as well as the host of "Curtain Call", a Good Sauce show exploring the leading personalities in the culture war. She writes on liberty, philosophy and geopolitics. You can find her on Twitter or read her articles over at her blog.

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