In my political studies, we looked at how supression of a population inevitably leads to civil disobedience, rioting etc. We are on the brink of this now in some parts of Melbourne, and harsh police action will add fuel to the flames in the hearts of those who feel that their position is helpless.
And now we have Andrew Crisp sidestepping questions at the Hotel Inquiry, which infers to the general public that no minister was responsible. Daniels Andrews had earlier admitted overall responsibility as the Premier, which effectively stifled debate about the inefficiency of his Ministers. Calling out and sacking the responsible Minister will release a pressure valve for those who have had enough, but the euphoria will not last long.
So where does Victoria go from here, with elections 2 years away, and no effective political alternative anyway?
Some people will get jobs as the Victorian Government goes into an insane debt level to create employment. The Premier will gloat about this. He will eventually walk away from politics, in his own mind thinking what a great leader he was.
Hundreds of thousands will do it very hard for a long, long time. Mortgage stress, homelessness, depression, suicide, family violence will be almost out of control.
Do you think I am exaggerating? Just look at where the world is heading now and try and think of a way forward.