Seems a similar experience to those who just got released from prison, or escaped an authoritarian regime. Where you question normal human interaction as threating the "public good", as being against the interests of the state. I found the article quite sad.
What has happened to the old Aussie ethos of Mateship and standing together through adversity, the All for one and One for All ideology that grew from when we told Mother (???) England " No more ships loaded down with Convicts."
It seems to me that it has morphed/mutated into " All for me and bugger all for everyone else" these days.
FFS, our ANZAC Diggers and our predecessors would be turning in their graves right here and now, would they not?