Fascism Down Under

Fascism: an authoritarian system of government and social organization.

September 11, 2020: Where I live in the United States, some people are concerned that should President Trump be reelected, America could turn into a fascist state. With nearly four years of a Trump presidency behind us, and two Nobel Peace Prize nominations under his belt, I don’t see this happening. 

For perspective, let’s take a look at what has been going on in Australia amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to see what a tyrannical, fascist-regime might look like. It’s important to note that Australia has had less than 800 COVID deaths (at the time of writing) in a country of more than 25 million people. This puts Australia at 31 COVID deaths per million of their population (more than 100 countries around the world have a higher COVID mortality rate). Against this backdrop, please consider if the Australian government’s response to the pandemic is proportional to the risk presented by the disease itself.

In May of this year, a Sydney mother was arrested and ripped away from her four-year old son for wearing a sign protesting the COVID lockdown. At the time, Australia had fewer than 100 COVID deaths.

Mother ripped away from son during protest

More recently, a pregnant woman was arrested in her home by police officers for posting an event on social media in protest of the lockdown.

Pregnant woman arrested for encouraging lockdown protest

Last month, a young woman was choked by a police officer and arrested for walking down the street without a face mask on. It turned out the woman had a valid medical exemption permitting her to not have to wear a face mask.

Woman choked by police officer for not wearing mask

Last week, Australian citizens gathered to protest the lockdown measures but were quickly fined and arrested by police for not adhering to the state’s orders.

Australian citizens arrested for protesting lockdown

Meanwhile, the prime minister of Australia has stated that he would make the new coronavirus vaccine “as mandatory as you can possibly make it”. Australia has signed an agreement with UK-based drug company AstraZeneca to secure the potential COVID-19 vaccine, being developed by Oxford University. AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine (known as AZD1222) was recently put on hold after a woman developed transverse myelitis during phase 3 clinical trials.

Transverse myelitis is a serious neurological condition involving inflammation of the spinal cord that can cause muscle weakness, pain, and paralysis. According to a peer-reviewed paper titled Transverse myelitis and vaccines: a multi-analysis:

“The pathogenesis of transverse myelitis is mostly of an autoimmune nature, triggered by various environmental factors, including vaccination… We have disclosed 37 reported cases of transverse myelitis associated with different vaccines including those against hepatitis B virus, measles-mumps-rubella, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis and others, given to infants, children and adults.”

Mandatory vaccinations, state ordered lockdowns, and fines or jail time for anyone who speaks out against the State. Is this what fascism looks like in the 21st century?

16 thoughts on “Fascism Down Under”

    1. Marion Harrington

      We are not accustomed to being controlled and there are many of us fighting the lock down and talk of a mandatory vaccine. Freedom!

  1. Thank you for bringing attention to the dangerous political situation we are living under in Australia. In my opinion the actions of our Federal and State Governments are a mixture of the worst elements of both communism and fascism. The tyrannical Nanny State is another name I’d give it. I also observe many people living in Australia who welcome these policies, they seemingly need to be told what to do and how to think and behave. That is the most dangerous aspect of this creeping control over the population, though thankfully there are an increasing number of us who are rallying against this.

    1. I don’t know where you live but things are pretty normal in most of Australia. The Americans like to talk this up as part of their gun promotion.

      1. Roslyn!
        It is HORRIBLE in Melbourne Australia.
        Curfew
        Businesses closed
        Can only travel 5 kilometers
        Few shops open
        No schools
        No visitors
        Can’t leave home except for essential reasons.
        Bankruptcies
        Domestic violence
        Suicides
        Mental illnesses

      2. Apart from the fact that healthy people can’t leave the state, or the country, without being punished on return-$3000 per adult in WA charged for the privilege of eating crap food in a dark room with no exercise! The hotel quarantine thing is clearly an unlawful rort to prop up beleaguered hotel chains affected by border closures.

    2. They did a very good job promoting fear right at the beginning. People still think the government is protecting them from a virus

  2. New world order, this shit just pissed me off. Who the hell do they think they are? Everyone needs to stand and fight! Because, this is not the worst thing that will happen, mark my words.

    I would give up my life before I bow down to anybody but God himself for me, i will stand for what’s right.

  3. You need to make the distinction we are talking about ONE State out of six, Victoria, and there are also two self-governing Territories. So, we are talking about ONE OUT OF EIGHT, WHICH HARDLY EQUATES AS AUSTRALIA.

    In addition, be aware that as far as the US is concerned in terms of information, the gun industry, NRA, is talking up and exaggerating what has happened in Australia under the delusional proposal that people are only protected if they are armed to the teeth like Americans.

    In Australia we are smart enough to defend our freedoms without the need for guns. Most Australians are living pretty normally even if things have gone mad in Victoria.

    1. Victoria and NSW account for more than half of the total population of Australia. So yes, 2 out of 6 states, but 56% of the total population.

      I guy I know from Australia said this: “I’m from Melbourne. It feels like I’m in prison.”

  4. Rare events of transerve myelitis is not completely unexpected for the AstraZeneca vaccine due to the use of a non-replicating adenovirus backbone for packaging the covid antigen. TM + other autoimmune responses have been rarely noted for other adeno-based vaccines that have been shown to be HIGHLY effective (such as the ebola vaccine). Putting the trial on hold after an adverse event shows that the clinical trial system is WORKING. If this was a conspiracy to generate a faulty vaccine, then you would never have heard about the TM patient, and the trial would be continued.

    1. I meant to note: the reason for the rare TM events is due to some innate immunogenicity that people have to circulating adenoviruses… cmon man…

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