How quickly the tide has turned against Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic. He is an immigration detention facility in the former penal colony now Covid penal colony known as Australia. Two years ago, he was a hero, who donated $25,000 to victims of Australia's fires. Today?
Novak Djokovic spent a day confined in an immigration detention hotel waiting for a court ruling and dealing with the prospect of deportation from Australia because of an issue with his visa application relating to COVID-19 vaccination regulations.
The 20-time major champion from Serbia will spend at least another night in immigration detention, probably even the weekend, with his chances of playing in this month's Australian Open in limbo.
With his visa canceled by Australian Border Force officials who rejected his evidence to support a medical exemption from the country's strict COVID-19 vaccination rules, Djokovic had to trade the practice courts for the law courts on Thursday.
This backstabbing, vicious treatment can and perhaps will happen to you too. Look at healthcare professionals - discarded like yesterday's bathwater. Your sound reason does not matter. Medical. Philosophical. Religious. Natural immunity. Worry about side effects. Common sense. Past history. Friends, colleagues and family (current and former, including my own daughters' father) can suddenly become rabid vaxxers, and see you as a dangerous, unPatriotic enemy, try to force you to make choices for yourself and your kids that you do not want to make. This is how wars begin. The righteous against the dangerous. Blinded by dogma and mass formation psychosis.