Fox News Host Tucker Carlson has criticized the ongoing COVID-19 lockdowns in Australia, likening the draconian restrictions imposed by the “totalitarian” country to a “sci-fi” movie.
The right-wing attacker has launched a sermon against the radical measures seen in the police chase of a Covid patient in Sydney.
He also recruited bureaucrats in a strange incident in the outback of Australia where dogs shot his animals after the area received orders to stay at home.
Carlson also criticized the officers’ cruelty during the recent capital protests and reprimanded Prime Minister Daniel Andrews for telling the Victorians they were forbidden to watch the sunset.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson (pictured) criticized Australia’s response to Covid on his show, comparing the nation to ‘North Korea’
Carlson claimed Australia is living under “martial law” with the new strict lockdowns (Pictured, police officers patrol quiet Sydney on Tuesday)
“In Australia, the government has implemented total lockdowns across the country, and has imposed martial law to enforce those closures,” said host on his TV show Tucker Carlson Tonight.
What is the justification for that? Here are the numbers: From mid-July to last week, the average number of deaths in Australia – 25 million people – was around 1.5 Covid deaths per day.
This was enough to justify the end of Australia and totalitarianism. In one recent case, authorities culled rescue dogs – shot to death – to prevent Australian dog lovers from traveling for adoption.
“Leaving your house is not allowed, so they just killed the dogs. And the residents bear it. They were told they had to.
The entire state of Victoria is in lockdown (pictured) as officials race to contain a delta-variable outbreak before case numbers increase – which the US commentator has described as ‘wholesale’
Police and military officials have been enlisted to help enforce the restrictions as well as manage queues at vaccination centers (pictured at Sydney’s Homebush Centre)
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While much of Australia remains under lockdown including NSW, Victoria and the ACT, these stay-at-home orders are not as nationwide as Carlson claimed.
Nor does Australia live under martial law, which is the replacement of civilian rule with temporary military power in a time of crisis.
The freedom-loving American host went on to say that Australia’s evening news now looks like a “sci-fi movie,” referring to the police hunt for 27-year-old fugitive Anthony Karam in Sydney.
Was it a mass murderer? No, he dared to walk out of his apartment complex. In order to do so, the media showed surveillance footage of him entering his elevator and sneezing without covering his face,” Carlson said.
There was no one else in the elevator at the time. So, there is now a nationwide manhunt going on. An arrest warrant has just been issued. We don’t make this up.
But the arrest warrant was not issued for ‘sneezing’ with investigators looking for Karam after he tested positive for coronavirus on August 14 and refused to self-isolate at home.
Another news segment in the program showed the arrest of 60 churchgoers in Sydney after violating lockdown laws by attending mass.
Carlson read a police statement calling the breach of restrictions “selfish and arrogant.”
Australians accused of “tolerating tyranny” during the pandemic (Pictured, eerie calm in Sydney on Tuesday)
What else is selfish and arrogant in Australia? It’s not just about going to church, leaving your apartment, or trying to adopt a rescue dog. Watching the sunset is also selfish and arrogant, he said, referring to the Victorian Prime Minister’s recent comments.
Daniel Andrews had criticized Melbourne’s for breaching lockdown restrictions by ordering ready-made cocktails and watching the sunset.
I’m sure it was a beautiful sunset. “But that is not in the spirit or letter of these rules,” Andrews says in the video.
scolded for watching the sunset. Implementation of rescue dogs. A nationwide chase of a man sneezing alone in an elevator. Nobody in Australia laughs at this. ‘No one stands far enough to see the madness on display – they’ve gone too far,’ said Carlson.
“If it happened in Tehran, we would all stick our chins and say, ‘These mullahs, they’re not like us.’ But it’s not Iran, it’s not North Korea — it’s Australia. What we thought was a rules-based society.
The comment on the rescue dogs came after Borkshire Council in the regional state of New South Wales shot dogs at a rescue center last week to prevent volunteers from risking infection by traveling to pick them up.
Animal activists criticized the shootings, which led to the intervention of the council’s watchdog.
Anthony Karam, who has coronavirus, shown here, is being pursued by NSW Police after he allegedly reneged on a deal to turn himself in
He accused Australians of “tolerating tyranny” during the pandemic.
You can either rebel on the spot and say we can’t stand this. ‘I’m sorry we are free people and a free country…or you can sit and watch it accelerate and eventually you’ll end up like Australia,’ said Carlson, ‘and watch them shoot your dogs.’
There have been 984 Covid-related deaths in Australia since the start of the pandemic.
The United States has seen a staggering 646,667 deaths, more than any other country in the world.
He also targeted New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for a nationwide lockdown with few new cases.
“Take, for example, New Zealand, the famous and peaceful outpost of the rapidly shrinking English Ocean,” he said.
The Fox News host also targeted Jacinda Ardern (pictured) to completely shut down New Zealand after just one case – the outbreak has since swelled to nearly 150
One Covid case on the island – not a death from Covid, but a case of Covid – has shut down the entire country. New Zealanders were told they were no longer allowed to talk to their neighbours.
Don’t talk to your neighbors – stay in your bubble! This is New Zealand. But it is freer than Australia.
The outbreak in New Zealand, which began with a traveler returning from Sydney, has ballooned to nearly 150 cases.
Similar to Australia, the lockdown has been imposed in New Zealand due to concerns that most of the population is not immune, with only 24.6 per cent of the country’s population being double-attacked after delays in supply and management.