1st September 2020
The actions of our Premier would indicate it has. Some of the disturbing reactions and pronouncements in relation to the COVID Pandemic support this theory.
The Premier has repeatedly asserted that any plan to take us out of or reduce the restrictions currently in place cannot be considered until the number of infections is drastically reduced, nothing else can be done until the health problem is solved. That number is elusive and less tangible than vague. ut that appears to be his unswerving focus.
The mantra for this philosophy is repeated, ad nauseam, in his daily, long rambling media conferences which of themselves have become ritualistic in content and delivery. Being delivered seven days a week is forming part of his fixation.
The Premier’s apparent fixations also include his view that the need for a plan, is something he is too busy to consider until the COVID health crisis is under control.
It is apparent that the Premier cannot,’ walk and chew gum’ at the same time.
Our Premier is showing all the signs of Target Fixation.
Target fixation is an attentional phenomenon observed in humans in which an individual becomes so focused on an observed object (be it a target or hazard) that they inadvertently increase their risk of colliding with the object.
Usually associated with War, there are often examples in play on a far more regular basis than generally presumed.
Coincidently that phenomena may explain some of the indiscretions by Police Executives in the Layer X matters, who seem to have been obsessed with objectives blinded to the risk to them or the organization.
Unless some action is taken, our Premier will lead us into a financial and emotional collision. Ignoring the fiscal plight of Victoria and Victorians and the growing community unrest that is already showing signs of bubbling over into serious social disorder devaluing any good work he has done.
Very similar to the Police executives, who even after being warned their behaviour would end up in a Royal Commission, failed to modify their behaviour or fixations and the consequence of the Collison is now public record, and potentially some could end up in jail.
We should not have to wait until the only option to avoid the other impacts of the virus is social disorder, as this disease would thrive on that, and we would have a COVID wave three in a flash. That would feed the Premier’s fixation, justifying his bizarre behaviour
Surely there are members of the Government that are astute enough to recognize the seemingly unfortunate fixation of the Premier and have the intestinal fortitude to take action as unpleasant as that may be.
The risk of more serious harm to the Premier will be when the ‘collision ‘, occurs, and that may cause irreparable damage to him, and nobody would wish that on him. He needs help now.