The year of 2021 has not been overly kind to Australia — with New South Wales and Victoria enduring several months of COVID-19 lockdowns, as states around the country struggle to contain the highly-infectious Delta variant.
Of course, the Australian government's strict restrictions and their continued efforts to save lives (outrageous!) have not gone unnoticed in the USA — with several media outlets labelling the rules here as "excessive", "disturbing" and "tyrannical".
As a result, the hashtag of #AustraliaHasFallen has been trending on Twitter — with ~concerned~ Americans calling for the end of such horrific treatment of Australian residents.
Naturally, Australians have already come out en masse to discuss what we've really fallen for as a country — here are some of the best responses: