Well done. One of the few logical things I’ve read since this started.What kind of country do you think we live in? One where the government of the day can just "decide" what you can and cannot do without any legal framework? Slippery slope my friend, slippery slope. History is littered with examples of tyrants who came to power just as you describe... at first it was one freedom that was taken away for whatever reason, and then it was another, and then another.... until they had none. But perhaps I am mistaken? I don't recall seeing the law that says as a resident of Melbourne CBD I cannot go shopping elsewhere? Country people come into my CBD all the time to buy stuff.... I don't say "hey get out I am going to call the police! This is my shop!" I certainly don't call them bast*&#s. It is purely logical, if a shop doesn't have something you need, to go look somewhere else. Are you suggesting that people in the city should go without if shops run out? I certainly don't resent people coming into Melbourne for life-saving medical services that you cannot get in the country. I don't say to the recpetionist at the hospital "hey! that person is from the country - they don't live in the CBD like I do - this is my city!!". The door swings both ways my friend....
Remember the “bushfire disaster”? We in the city were made out to be the worst people in the world. How dare you have your NYE fireworks! We’re suffering in the country so you must suffer as well! I remember reading an online post by a rural person who said “I hope Sydney floods!”. I don’t see these people lining up to help the city now!
This entire debacle has really shown how poor we are as a people.