i am just a kitten and not a sports lexicographer or anything, but if you do not make an “open” open to the unvaccinated, is it maybe not really “open” anymore?
because it kind of seems like it’s not.
but jeez, i sure do know how djoker feels…
People hating on Novak miss the point. If they give him an exemption, you shouldn't think "why does he not have to play by the rules that keep us safe?" You should think "Maybe the rules aren't for keeping us safe."
How comes vaxxed Australians aren't up in arms with employees of BioNTech and Pfizer? They too are exempt from taking gene altering therapy. Legally I may add.
Oh, I'm "outraged" over #Djokovics's #medical #exemption alright.
Just consider, (as I've long pointed out), that if someone takes the jab, (which I would definitely not recommend personally), and it ends up harming them, then they've only harmed themselves.
If they truly "believed" it would help them be healthy somehow and it ends up harming them then that's a sad tragedy that they got duped but in the end they've only harmed themselves.
It's not my responsibility to care about what consenting adults do to or with their own bodies.
If however someone complies with "papers please" mandates then they are in fact harming everyone because they are helping to usher in the very #tyrannical system that will enslave us all.
That I DO care about very much.
So how does this all apply to Djokovic's #Australian #Open situation?
Well if he goes there to play, even under an #exemption, then he's STILL #complying with the tyranny and as I just explained, that harms us all.
If he was REALLY some kind of #hero for pushing back against the tyranny then he'd tell Australia to piss off now that he's forced a concession out of them.
He'd tell them he will NEVER play there again as long as their tyrannical policies and actions are in place.
And let's not forget that if he does go there to play he could very well find out the hard way that the joke was on him all along.
Just imagine how he will feel if he ends up testing positive as he's "complying" with their segregation protocols and mandates and his ass ends up in an Australian concentration camp.
My hope is that instead he takes this once in a lifetime opportunity to now tell them to piss right off!
But I won't hold my breath because you'd be hard pressed to conjure up even a handful of fingers worth of wealthy athletes and celebrities that have understood the point I've just made here who then offered any relevant and public pushback.
If he actually does go there to play, although he "might" have managed to "save himself" from taking the jab, he will STILL be "complying" with their tyranny, and that is harmful to all of us.
That in its proper context is just #selfishness disguised as #virtue.
Djokovic needs to now back out and state that he is boycotting the Open because of Australia's unjust, discriminatory policies. Otherwise, who cares that Australia made an exception? Wealthy man gets break...big deal. Does nothing for the demonized unjabbed in that country.
Go for it, Djokovic! History will remember you, it you take this stand.
I suppose they hysterics will get worse before it gets better. Macron going full Hitler yesterday was also a good indication that the scaffolding is collapsing on these tyrants.
I don’t think the words “Australia” and “open” go together anymore.
Djokovic has held the line from day one. I am 100% a fan forever.
And if you take away personal freedoms, maybe you're not in a free country anymore
Maybe all athletes should present this dossier (https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/athlete-collapsesdeaths-following) documenting athlete collapses and deaths and secure medical exemptions accordingly.
Exemptions for all the important people! Internment camps for the rest! Seems fair.
The covid circus is starting to crumble on multiple fronts simultaneously. The collapse is going to be catastrophic for the fearmongers.
im disappointed in him for not just saying no, not playing in a totalitarian regime.
we need the powerful in our society to stand up, but it may push Aussies into action
If vaccines would improve athletic performance, like steroids, every one of them will have taken the shots voluntarily. Except that they may be the cause of heart related collapses in athletes worldwide.
I'm going to wager that numerous top tennis players are toting the paperwork but are not in compliance with the mandate. Good on Novak for keeping his cards on the table.
Love the watercolored meme! 😹
I bet people are up in arms because “why can’t I get a medical exemption?”
The Djoker has already had Covid… this incident illustrates the madness of vaccine mandates that ignore natural immunity:
“Top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic announced Tuesday that he and his wife have COVID-19 after he played in a series of exhibition matches he organized in Serbia…” (6/26/20)
I think the "fury" is not widespread in real Australians - this is fake MSM whipping up fear porn again.
And good for Djokovic being honest and standing up for basic body health rights!
Now the proverbial masks fall off and all that’s left is the double talk hypocrisy.
Trust the science…sure. This just shows how BS these rules are
The Women's Tennis Association took a stand against the Chinese over concerns of treatment of their fellow player in China. It is a shame that the U.S. (Men's) Tennis Association is gutless against Australian tyranny.
They can rename it: Semi Open
This is good news - a control group of both tennis pros and internet felines will be needed down the road. But be prepared for unreasonable offers to leave the control group, like cheeseburgers, catnip, or warm milk.
Australian Open, or Last One Standing?
Breaking News: Australia denied entry to Novak Djokovic for the Australian Open after a standoff over the star tennis player’s vaccine exemption.
I wish he would refuse to play though. Rather than get an exemption, out of principle. I guess easier for me to say than him to do.
I feel bad for all the players who also did not want to get the jab but had to. Djokovic should have gotten the players together and said they were going to boycott the Australian Open unless these mandates were changed. He could have helped the other players and not just himself. I'm furious over Djokovic's handling of this and, or course, that he gets an exemption. It's is sooo not fair!!!
Lol that beautiful, they had to give it to him. Besides being the best player in history he's intelligent, political and willing to say things. Huge embarrassment was looming either way :)
It is a FACT that exempted foreign infidels have arrived in Australia days ago. In fact, one such exempted traveler, a French backpacker, managed to catch convid in Queensland and infected people in Western Australia, no less!
Novax for Novak!
It wasn't an open last year when they forced so many tennis players into pokey little non-open-windowed 20m2 rooms for 2 weeks.
Dan Andrews (Victorian Premier) is an extremist little arsehole.
I'm in Sydney and I can tell you, Australians are losing their shit over this. If I were Novax I wouldn't want to walk out on that court. I don't foresee a warm welcome.
If I get some time, I'm going to photoshop a dead blue bird on the plate in front of gato malo.
Just reading the comments: folks, you realize he's been detained (or "is being held," whatever that means) at the airport?
GOAT - Thank you NOLE for standing up to this madness.
A decision was made to convid Novak of trespassing on Australian territory.
Not all Australians. There are still some anti Karens here. Not many, but some.
If you play tennis in an OPEN championship and win but the Title Holder is not playing you actually are only in SECOND place so why compete? "If Winning isn't Everything, Why Keep Score?" Any tennis player who competes in this charade is complicit in furthering the gains of the Global Elites and is only following the money when many have sacrificed livelyhoods for their beliefs
Leftist slave mentality.
Everyone should get an exemption, or at least as many as possible.
Well, what does a money hungry villain do when the manstar no comply? You can bet they won't let the spectators in without a vax no matter what their reason.
Someone called him, "NoVax Djokovic!" 😂😂
For Australia... is this the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning ?
In a way, it makes sense. The other players were forced to anti-dope, i.e. to have a performance-reducing substance injected into them. So... It's not fair that they should be forced to play against someone who wasn't subjected to the treatment.
First of all, thanks for the thoughtful essays. Second, you have me laughing at these posts. It is a tragic laugh, but a laugh nonetheless. I love the meme done as a painting, and I will try to print it off to hang up somewhere.
He has Covid bone spurs?
What else to be expected from the legacy of a prison state? The crud that has risen to the top and trashed the mundanes are the genetic progeny of criminals.
I am UTTERLY ASHAMED to be Australian right now. The world #1, the reigning Australian Open champion, is perfectly within his right to seek a medical exemption. He got the required documents, but the Federal border police asked the STATE of Victoria to "formally support" his visa application, and of course they refused. Wankers (more like Evil Criminal People...).
Honestly, SO many Australians are just a bunch of WHINGERS: "Oh, I had to line up for HOURS for a test, I couldn't buy toilet paper for a month, I had to self-isolate for 25 days, I had to go on JobKeeper, I had an adverse reaction to the injection but I had to take it to keep my job, why does Djokovic get to come into the country without a jab?"
A: Perhaps because he is SMARTER than most of the twits that are called Australians.
However, I think the reaction of the border police (who are making up rules as they go!!) are showing just how NASTY this country has become. Until we try to leave the country, or come back into it, we don't realise that we're being treated as badly as the refugees (well, no, that's not true. We're AWFUL to refugees here. In fact, there's NOTHING good about Australia anymore. Get rid of most of the people and then it might have something good going for it!!).
Humiliation and the clown show continues.