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Citizens are Uniting to Stem the Tide of Medical Tyranny — You Can Join Them

Over the last several weeks, hundreds of thousands of protestors worldwide have taken to the streets to protest vaccination mandates and medical segregation.

On Sept. 11, more than 120,000 people attended the ninth consecutive weekend of demonstrations in France to protest health passports.

Despite a virtual media blackout, Toronto, Milan, Athens, London, Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro, and other cities have seen similar protests amid increasing COVID-19 restrictions across the globe.

This is good news, as people of all nations are returning to their roots, tapping into their own ingenuity and fighting to return power to the people where it belongs.

In New York City, hopeful signs are popping up at business establishments throughout the five boroughs thanks in large part to a small, determined group of business owners.

The video below documents one man’s effort to galvanize his neighborhood by going door-to-door and asking small business owners to post a sign that welcomes all patrons regardless of vaccination status:

The inspiration behind the now-viral ‘sign spree’ started with Rocco’s Paticerria and Caffe in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. They were the first to post the sign, in early August, promising inclusion to all patrons, after New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the “Key to NYC,” a plan requiring diners to show proof of COVID vaccination.

Other business owners quickly recognized de Blasio’s “key” would unleash a host of civil rights and privacy issues, and began to post the same sign in protest.

A group of restaurant owners and small businesses have since teamed up to sue de Blasio over the city-wide order.

At a recent NYC protest, Rob DeLuca, DeLuca’s Italian Restaurant owner and co-founder of Independent Restaurant Owners Association Rescue, asserted, “It is not our responsibility to do the city’s dirty work. We are not the Gestapo. We are not the COVID police. We are here to make pasta a serve drinks.”

A number of city and state officials also joined in, calling for an immediate reversal of this “unfair directive.”

In a letter to de Blasio, Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, Sen. Andrew Lanza and others wrote:

“Coercing anyone into any form of treatment violates every principle of medical ethics and informed consent. No one – no New Yorker – should be forced out of society on such a basis.”

Vaccine mandates have been in the works since early in the pandemic, when many speculated mask mandates were being used to prime a tired and traumatized population to accept vaccine mandates and, eventually vaccine passports.

In March, then Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced New York had partnered with IBM to launch the Excelsior Pass, a digital health pass that would use IBM’s own blockchain technology and allow organizations and businesses to verify a person’s health credentials based on criteria determined by an organization, state or business.

Many who remember IBM’s historical role in the Third Reich, and still others who have read the Healthy People 2030 agenda, are concerned about a serious and growing threat to privacy and civil liberties in what is increasingly becoming a surveillance state.

We don’t have to look too far to see where these incremental totalitarian measures are leading us.

Just last week, President Biden mandated the COVID vaccine for all federal workers and announced that large companies (100+ employees) must mandate vaccines or weekly testing for employees.

The new rules, which impact roughly 100 million Americans, represent another broken promise from this administration. Less than 10 months ago, Biden told reporters, “No, I don’t think it should be mandatory. I wouldn’t demand it be mandatory.”

Yet here we are.

Other, similar, dystopian scenarios are unfolding across the globe.

In addition to being the testing ground for COVID quarantine camps, Australia has become home to some of the most oppressive lockdown measures in the world. Freedom of movement is virtually nonexistent. Citizens in Melbourne are subject to a curfew between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. and are not permitted to travel more than 3 miles from home.

Much of Australia strictly enforce outdoor mask mandates, and even a minuscule elevation in case numbers can trigger stay-at-home orders. Fines for violating these rules range from $1,300 to $15,000.

In August, there was a nationwide manhunt for a 27-year-old man deemed “public health enemy No. 1” after he allegedly broke quarantine after a positive PCR test.

In New South Wales, dogs that were slated to be rescued were shot and killed to prevent people from traveling to rescue them.

And now, South Australia is testing a government-developed home quarantine compliance app that uses facial recognition and geolocation. Returning interstate travelers would be sent messages at random times and would have 15 minutes to verify their location.

These draconian measures have done little to stop the spread and Australia’s daily COVID-19 cases have since reached record numbers.

Meanwhile in Israel, one of the world’s most vaccinated populations now struggles with some of the highest case rates per million in the world, with more than half of those cases — and a growing number of serious cases — reported in fully vaccinated people.

Israel initiated its booster program about five weeks ago and is already seeing breakthrough cases among that group, prompting the government to initiate discussions about a fourth shot.

Given the increasingly apparent failures of current mandates and restrictions, global experts and citizens alike are coming to the conclusion that vaccine passports for a vaccine that does not stop infection or disease transmission, are not the answer.

They are fighting back against Orwellian measures that serve only to curtail civil liberties. Healthcare workers, educators, students, emergency personnel, truck drivers, parents, and brave scientists are now banding together to take a strong stand.

This has become a modern-day civil rights movement against medical apartheid. The last 18 months have reminded us that freedom must be both claimed and cultivated, and people are coming together in a collective effort to preserve it.

With every contribution, every demonstration, every courageous whistleblower, every new study, and proposed solution, it has also grown into global labor of love. Change is happening and you can become a part of it.

If you would like to know more about how you can participate, please visit this page on CHD’s website for educational resources and tools to fight mandates.




Covid’s Willing Executioners

By Todd Hayen | Off Guardian

A few weeks ago, three friends on Facebook told me that they wished for my death.

One of them I didn’t really know. He freaked out when I calmly suggested there were viable treatment options for those with Covid. He responded: “Stay out of my life!! I hope you get Covid and die!”

The other two friends were people I knew in college 45 years ago, one was my freshman year roommate, and the other guy introduced me to my first wife. He suggested that I prove Darwin’s theory and perish from the virus, the other just basically said I deserved what was coming as a selfish unvaccinated science-denier.

Covid’s willing executioners.

I know Facebook is certainly not the ideal place for reasonable discourse. As a psychologist, however, I do find it an interesting sample of a certain extreme way of thinking and behaving.

I also believe my experience with “friends” wishing for my demise is not unusual amongst those on that side of the fence in this debate. At least not unusual in thought.

As we all know, Facebook is a place of no inhibition. However, that said, I do believe it is a grave concern that human beings can be manipulated into this dark manner of thinking and feeling.

The operative word here is “manipulate.”

I do have faith, that for the most part, human beings have evolved from a cave mentality when confronting “other” in the culture. In cave days our psychology was programmed for survival, and it didn’t take much coercion to view members from another tribe that wandered into territory that was not their own to be immediately met with suspicion and fear.

Today, many thousands of years later, I think it takes a bit of manipulation to view “other” as fatally dangerous—but not much coercion, so it seems.

In this regard, it appears we have lost any scintilla of common sense. How can a government (or more likely an even higher organization of authority) convince the masses so easily that the unvaccinated are the mortal enemy with not a whiff of science in the argument? This clearly is a case of the emperor’s new clothes, but it isn’t going to take only a small innocent child’s exaltation that the emperor is naked to make everyone see what is true.

Why is this?

I’m afraid it is human nature — at least a small part of human nature — that these days needs a little coercion to come out in full bloom. For me, as a psychologist, it is more proof that there is an organized agenda, a “psyop” if you will, driving this whole debacle. When humans are put into this sort of psychological environment, their reaction is very predictable.

A friend of mine, Dr. Mark McDonald, who is a prominent psychiatrist and has a very prestigious practice in California, told me this in a recent conversation:

“Pandemic of the unvaccinated” has emerged as an expression of propaganda meant to provoke anger toward those who exercise medical choice in deferring or refusing the experimental vaccine. It is meant to isolate, shame, and humiliate anyone who will not agree to surrender medical autonomy to the state. It intentionally divides Americans against one another while simultaneously distracting attention from the medical reality of poor vaccine efficacy and vaccine harm. The expression is devoid of scientific meaning but full of coercive psychological power. It must be challenged.

Again, we see this idea of “coercive psychological power” come up in Dr. McDonald’s comment. Propaganda and the manipulation of the masses have been key tenets in totalitarian regimes. Pitting a person against a person is of utmost importance to having control over the masses. Even in Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984, the opposition to the state was created by the state to keep the masses distracted, or so it is implied.

I am reminded of the Stanford Prison Experiment as well as Milgram’s obedience studies at Yale. Milgram set up an experiment where a subject, someone who did not know the parameters of the experiment, was in control of administering an electric shock to the “learner” if he/she failed to answer certain questions correctly.

The “learner” was also “in” on the experiment and in fact received no shocks. The authority figure egging on the subject was also, of course, “in” on the experiment and played the role of authority that the subject had to succumb to. “Just following orders” is the phrase that immediately comes to mind.

The current phenomenon regarding the persecution of the unvaccinated has some correlation with this experiment in that people, when pressured by the “mainstream authority or narrative,” tend to have little or no connection with a natural empathy toward the group identified as “other” (the unvaccinated).

The subjects in Milgram’s experiment consistently detached from the learner’s pain and tended to dissociate from them as fellow humans. They ceased to see them as in the same tribe as themselves; they were quickly reclassified as “other.”

The difference in the results of this experiment and the current situation is that “other” (the “learner”) posed no threat to the subject in Milgram’s experiment. He or she was just disobedient to authority, i.e., was not doing correctly what authority demanded him/her to do.

Now, in our present situation, the vaccinated are convinced by the authority that the unvaccinated are in fact a threat (as well as not being obedient to the parental agenda). Authority is doing this through any means available to them, and it makes no difference if these means have even the slightest scientific truth to them (they say of course it is all scientific, but with further scrutiny, it certainly is not).

We saw this early on with the mask compliance. Those wearing masks were identified as one particular tribe: the “good” tribe who possessed community values. Those not wearing masks, or complaining about them, were the other tribe: the bad tribe, who were selfish, stupid, and science deniers. (to paraphrase Orwell’s sheep in Animal Farm: “Four legs good (mask), two legs bad (no masks)”).

Now, this effort of segregation and persecution has moved to the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. It is not the “right” science that will disintegrate this tribal conflict: it is a psycho-social issue, not a pragmatic objective one.

In a recent Charles Eisenstein article “Mob Morality and the Unvaxxed” he states:

My point is that those in the scientific and medical community who dissent from the demonization of the unvaxxed contend not only with opposing scientific views, but with ancient, powerful psycho-social forces. They can debate the science all they want, but they are up against something much bigger.

Daniel Goldhagen’s book, Hitler’s Willing Executioners (from which this article’s title is derived) presents a thesis that the persecution of the Jews in Hitler’s Germany was not only an exercise of obedience to Hitler’s ideology but was the result of a long history of German antisemitism. This very well could be true, but in my opinion, this historic antisemitism was only the hook that made it easier for Hitler to hang his ideology.

Today’s willing executioners do not need a history of racial discrimination to hang their hatred of anti-vaxxers, but instead rely on a simple identification of “other” (unvaccinated) and a hatred for those who “don’t care about me, or those that I love.” The key common denominator it seems is the common concept of caring for others before caring for yourself, which, ironically, is clearly not the true psychological operator in this situation.

These people seem to care far more for themselves and their own safety (and their opinion) than they do for the rights and freedoms (and safety) of others — take the jab to save me, never mind you might die or get sick in the process.

So what we are actually experiencing is “normal” — normal from the perspective that human beings have the innate capability of being all sorts of ugly things, particularly when gathered in crowds: tribes.

If coerced and manipulated in a particular way, as has happened countless times in world history, they can become unconscious, irrational, nonempathic, monsters. I will close with a paragraph from another excellent article by author CJ Hopkins (which can be found in its entirety on Off-Guardian’s website) “The Approaching Storm”:

Thus, their plan is to make our lives as miserable as possible, to segregate us, stigmatize us, demonize us, bully, and harass us, and pressure us to conform at every turn.

They are not going to put us on the trains to the camps. GloboCap is not the Nazis. They need to maintain the simulation of democracy.

So, they need to transform us into an underclass of “anti-social conspiracy theorists,” “anti-vaxxer disinformationists,” “white-supremacist election-result deniers,” “potentially violent domestic extremists,” and whatever other epithets they come up with, so that we can be painted as dangerously unhinged freaks and cast out of society in a way that makes it appear that we have cast out ourselves.

Hunker down.

About the Author

Todd Hayen is a registered psychotherapist practicing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He holds a Ph.D. in-depth psychotherapy and an MA in Consciousness Studies. He specializes in Jungian, archetypal, psychology.




The People Are the Power. When We Unite, We Can Stop These Crimes Against Humanity! | Lurnpa

Source: Lurnpa Lurnpa

“I’m in this for the children. I’m in this for the people. I’m in this for humanity. And, I’m in this for Mother Earth. I stand with all who seek freedom. And, I will never ever give up on the children and future generations… I ask you to stand with all of humanity to end the senseless suffering across the planet that’s been perpetrated by corporations that are nothing but war mongers. All the conflict on the planet and all of these wars are bankers wars. Everything is by design. We have been socially engineered. We have a chance to unite as humanity and stand up. And, I’m calling on YOU ALL to stand with us because at the end of the day it’s the people power. The people are the power. And when we realize that and when we unite and stand together, we can stop these crimes against humanity. We can stop the genocide. And, most importantly, we can protect the children.” ~ Lurnpa

Since videos of Lurnpa speaking at the freedom rally (see HERE and HERE) have been circulating, we have seen an overwhelming unity form amongst the human community which we have dreamed of for many years. Seeing this unity being cultivated has brought relief and a new boost of energy to continue this fight that was beginning to take a toll on many of us who have been fighting for years and intergenerational – lifetimes.

Yes we are fighting, yes we are at war but we are not just soldiers or warriors, we are human. Lurnpa decided to put this short video together of explaining why he has embarked on this pilgrimage of creating a better world for the children through reasserting our freedom and Sovereignty as human beings.

Also from Lurnpa:

“The Indigenous of Australia are rising and standing with you to protect each and every one of you against this medical tyranny and this fraudulent govt. Under UN orders the queen decolonized Australia in 1973. The govt was meant to hold a referendum to let the people decide by referendum how to be governed they did not. they created a corporation and the fake Queen of Australia. they were also supposed to renegotiate a treaty with the Indigenous. They did not. This was a big mistake for them. It means that the only law that is valid here now is Indigenous lore. The tribal elders of all councils around Australia are coming together to stand down this govt. They will offer anyone who requests it a tribal card that you are under Indigenous lore. This has been tested and it works. They will not be able to touch you or force you to do anything. If they try there are legal repercussions on them personally. Soon we will be rallying against the govt and launching this. there need to be protests around the country in support of the indigenous who are protecting you and bringing our country out of this communist takeover. A call-out will be made. This is it, people. Stay strong. Be Ready.”




The Revolution That Will Change Everything | DAVID ICKE 2021

Source: Inspired

The same power that’s driven me on for 30 years tells me there are some big surprises coming. A revolution that will change everything. ~ David Icke




Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: ” We must Resist this Coup d’Etat ” – Here’s How and Why…

Source: childrenshealthdefense.eu

Robert F Kennedy, Jr. explains why we all need to come forward now and resist in Civil Disobedience. Now that the FDA has issued a very “squirrely” approval of the Covid-Vaccine from Pfizer, which leaves many questions open, because the science shows that the vaccine has no effect on overall mortality and puts young age groups in harms way, it has become clear: This is not about health. It is about control.
So all of us need to make ourselves heard and express dissent. Call on friends and neighbors to join us. “Why aren’t you with me?”, Mr Kennedy quotes Henry David Thoreau.

References:
Pfizer/BioNTech Phase III Study: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.07.28.21261159v1
Oxford University Clinical Research Group Study: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3897733
Johns-Hopkins-Research on Covid in Kids: https://www.wsj.com/articles/cdc-covid-19-coronavirus-vaccine-side-effects-hospitalization-kids-11626706868#=




The People Must Take Back Their Power | Chief Oren Lyons

Source: Inspired

“Corporations are the driving force of decision-making today. And corporations are not concerned with human rights. They’re not concerned with human life.”~ Chief Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper of the Wolf Clan

TRANSCRIPT:

Of the 100 dominant economic units in the world today, 49 are countries and 51 are corporations. Now, you digest that for a second. What does that mean?

It means that corporations are the driving force of decision-making today. And corporations are not concerned with human rights. They’re not concerned with human life. They’re not even concerned with the proper wage for the people that are working for them.

So what kind of decisions are going to be made on our behalf by this, economic power, these corporate states I call them. There’s going to be hell to pay as they say, for some of the things that are going on now. So I think that people have to be of become aware and become awake and not…

Power’s always in the people’s hands, and they need to come of one mind and they need to challenge the values that are being chumped at them today, because this has become a consumer society. It’s driven by economics. It’s not driven by common sense. It’s economics.

Everybody is born with common sense. That’s why they call it common sense. You just got to use it. That’s all. And then you got to just evaluate what somebody tells you. You know, to use your common sense. You say, “Well, that doesn’t work. No, I don’t think so.”

I mean, I remember when one of our Chiefs… We had a group of boys who had done something bad, and they were sitting in front of the Chief’s Council. And they were talking about who was the leader. And I remember the chief, an old Chief, said, “well, you know, it’s not good sense to follow somebody, just because why? You can’t give me an answer as to why you follow him. But if you’re going to do something like jumping off a cliff, would you follow him? Would you do that? Use your sense. Use your common sense.”

And then he said: “Everybody should be their own leader.” In other words, do your thinking for yourself?




Monica Smit Arrested for Advocating Freedom; Refuses to be Silenced; Spread Her Story Far And Wide; Australia Is Ruled By Crime Bosses

Video Source: Rebel News Clips

Leader of the anti-lockdown political party, Reignite Democracy Australia, was pulled over today while driving and then arrested.

Miss Smit began live streaming as police pulled her over.

“I’ve just been pulled over by the cops, it’s probably because I’m outside my 5km”, Monica says to her audience.

Melbourne is currently on a stay-at-home order, and you can only leave your home for the five permitted reasons, but you must not go further than 5km.

An officer is then heard telling Monica:

“We’re just from the Springvale police station. At the moment, we need to have a chat with you about a matter of incitement. So I need to place you under arrest”.

The video ends as police take possession of her phone.

Monica Smit, who was arrested and later charged with two counts of incitement and three counts of breaching the Chief Health Officer’s directions, remains behind bars after refusing to sign bail conditions.

The strict bail conditions included a curfew and an order to abide by all the CHO’s directives.

Reignite Democracy, the organization Miss Smit leads, put out the following statement:

Allow us to begin by saying that there has been enormous support for Monica from people not only in Australia but from all over the world…it’s been astounding! it’s a testament of everything that Monica stands for…. Being a voice for the people in preserving their god-given democratic rights. This is precisely why Monica has declined to sign the bail order. The solicitor stated that the bail conditions were some of the most onerous conditions he had ever seen and that some may have even been unconstitutional in their effect… The first consequence would be an immediate dismantling of Reignite Democracy Australia, which would then impact on every other similar website! Mani Shishineh of Legalbit Lawyers, an excellent and reliable solicitor, declared that “signing that bail order would have effectively put an end to democracy in Australia!.” Be assured that he’s working with an experienced barrister, Marcel White, that we feel privileged to also have on board! Both are ready and willing to take this all the way to the Supreme Court or even the High Court, as this will set an important precedent. Meanwhile, this means that Monica will be in custody for as long as 4-6 weeks! It’s important that you all know that Monica came to this decision of her own volition…for her, this was non-negotiable! Be assured that the RDA team are committed to keeping the website going, as it’s more important now than ever!

Monica has always focused on “solutions” and messages of hope! we leave you with this one. “fear is a reaction…courage is a decision!” Winston Churchill

Kind regards,

Lise and John

By | Rebel News




The Resistance Begins NOW: Global Non-Compliance Movement Launched Against Medical Tyranny

(Natural News) As RFK, Jr. recently stated in an interview (see below), the time has come for all people to take a stand against medical tyranny and say NO to the toxic vaccines, vaccine passports and medical mandates.

All around the world, informed, passionate citizens are rising up against medical tyranny, from the truckers in Australia to peaceful protesters in France, the UK and Canada. In the United States, the Tea Party Patriots have announced protests in 60 cities, with details at StopMedicalMandates.com.

The people of the world are increasingly realizing the plandemic was a malicious scam to mass murder innocent people while enslaving the people under tyrannical government rule. Covid internment camps are real and have been announced in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. The covid vaccine is so toxic that when a truck carrying Moderna vaccines overturned, the Dept. of Defense seized control over the area and brought in HAZMAT teams while closing the air space in order to contain the hazardous materials in the vaccines.

Yet we’re all told they’re safe enough to inject, of course. (But too dangerous to allow a spill on a public roadway.)

Fauci and the CDC are liars. The FDA is run by Big Pharma crooks. The vaccine manufacturers are mostly admitted felons who have long histories of carrying out crimes against innocent people. The vaccines are deliberately loaded with spike protein bioweapons as well as other mysterious ingredients that appear to be magnetic.

Those who take the vaccines are dying in record numbers, with now 623,000 adverse events reported to VAERS from the vaccines, and over 13,000 deaths. (The Swine Flu vaccine was pulled after just 25 deaths.)

The real death numbers in America are almost certainly above 500,000 right now, and globally, covid vaccines have no doubt already killed millions of people.

Hospitals have become murder factories that refuse to administer ivermectin. Instead, they murder people with ventilators and then claim they died “from covid.”…

People are waking up like never before, and they’ve seen people they know and love killed by the covid vaccine (or the traumatic lockdowns). We are now seeing the beginning of the peaceful uprising against medical tyranny, and a true sleeping giant has been awakened.

We call for informed, peaceful non-compliance and resistance against medical tyranny. Do not commit violence against those who are carrying out the medical violence. We must assert our human rights in a peaceful, powerful way to halt the mass murder and even medical terrorism being unleashed against humanity.

Get full details in today’s powerful Situation Update podcast:

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Also see this important message from RFK, Jr., “We all need to resist” vaccine tyranny:

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Fear NO More: The Spell Has Been Broken and We Cannot Be Stopped | David Icke

Source: Inspired

David Icke interviewed by Brian Rose on London Real says that we are now in a different game because the spell has been broken. And, we have nothing to fear because we are more powerful than the NWO cult.

TRANSCRIPT:

BRIAN ROSE:
People are listening, they’re tuning in, does this give you hope?

DAVID ICKE:
Oh, of course. And it’s not about me. It’s about the information. It’s about the realization of the reality that we’re experiencing behind the smoke screens, and the illusions that were given and told to believe in. So, you know, in the old, the old yellow brick road movie, Wizard of Oz. they seem to be dealing with an all-powerful force. And when they looked behind the curtain, it was an old bloke who had no power at all. And this cult expresses its power by persuading the target population that it has power. Its power is in our acquiescence to that illusion of power.

We now have the chance to break the spell, to break the mind spell and see behind the curtain. And what we’ll find is something that’s not powerful at all – once we stop acquiescing to it. And that’s where I, well it’s where I want things to go, but it’s also where I know things can go because in the last few weeks, worldwide, that spell has been broken.

And at the same time, this cult has broken cover. It’s walked into the room where we can see it. And you know what’s happened? The frickin’ door has clicked behind it. And we’re now in a different game. And I tell you this: I have tracked these people, this cult, for 30 years full-time. And I’ve seen what they do and I’ve seen how they act. And I’ve seen their staggering, shocking levels of psychopathy. And you know what? I don’t fear them one smear because I am more powerful than they are, and they freaking know it!  I ain’t come here to fail and I frickin’ won’t.

BRIAN ROSE:
Why are you more powerful then they are David? Why?

DAVID ICKE:
Because I have levels of consciousness and everybody watching this program has those same levels of consciousness. If they will only open their minds to it. It’s theirs, It’s there right? It’s their true self. Whereas this cult is so limited in its perception, in its ability to make things happen. You see, what they’ve done because they are so limited, I promise you, they are so limited.

The only way they can control humanity is to put humanity in a smaller box than they are in. That’s how they’ve done it. And when humanity steps out of the box and realizes its true identity, which is a state of infinite awareness, which these pillocks aren’t, then they’re in a box. We are expanded consciousness well beyond the box. And they become powerless to that. They have to put us in a smaller box than they’re in. That’s what they’ve done, and they could not do it without it.

Once we open our eyes, we open our minds, we open our hearts, the walls of the prison, the walls of the bubble, the walls of the box, whatever you want to talk about, just fade away. And we become the true power that we really are – all of us. Yes, you Ethel on the checkout, you as well. All of us.

And the way they have controlled us is by blocking out that expansion of true self and locked us away in a bubble where we perceive everything only through the five senses.




Nearly 70 People Arrested for Resisting Line 3 at Rally Outside Minnesota Governor’s Mansion

Indigenous leaders and their water-protector allies protest the Canadian oil-and-gas-transport company Enbridge, which is expanding the controversial Line 3 pipeline. (Photo: Indigenous Environmental Network/Twitter

By Julia Conley | Common Dreams

Environmental justice campaigners expressed solidarity over the weekend with nearly 70 people who were arrested Saturday by Minnesota law enforcement as they assembled outside Democratic Gov. Tim Walz’s home, demanding the Governor take action to stop the construction of the Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline.

Protesters were loaded into buses after police threatened dozens with pepper spray, rubber bullets, and a Long-Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) for peacefully protesting the pipeline, which violates the treaty rights of the Anishinaabe people as well as threatening water safety in northern Minnesota.

RootsAction urged supporters to donate to bail funds for the campaigners, many of whom have been arrested multiple times for standing up for Indigenous rights, public health, and the future of the planet.

On Saturday, more than 100 people marched to Walz’s mansion from the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, demanding the governor live up to campaign statements he made opposing the pipeline and intervene in the permitting process for Line 3.

Walz has expressed support for moving “away from fossil fuels,” but since taking office he has declined to stop construction, which is now on the verge of completion.

“If we’re gonna transport oil, we need to do it as safely as we possibly can with the most modern equipment,” said Walz on Friday as thousands of demonstrators camped out on the grounds of the state Capitol.

At the rally in front of the governor’s home on Saturday, Indigenous water protectors read a statement demanding action from Walz and President Joe Biden, who advocates say should suspend the permit allowing construction of the Line 3 pipeline under the Clean Water Act and “undertake a thorough review” of the federal permitting process and the project.

“Line 3 violates treaties by threatening water, manoomin, and our climate, leading to the loss of usufructuary and cultural rights,” said the organizers. “President Biden, as well, has failed to uphold treaties and the principle of free, prior, and informed consent by allowing the project to proceed without nation to nation consultation with sovereign tribes opposed to the project.”

Organizers including Taysha Martineau, one of the Anishinaabe women leading the resistance to the pipeline, chained themselves to the gates in front of Walz’s mansion before the arrests.

“I’m here locked to the fence demanding that Governor Tim Walz speaks to us,” Martineau said. “We’re calling on Governor Walz to pull the permits for Line 3 and demanding a federal Environmental Impact Statement for the project. Water protectors marched 256 miles from the headwaters of the Mississippi River to speak with this gentleman. He has not come to listen to their voices and so we came here. We’re here demanding that they hear us.”

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Humanity’s Most Important Decision: What Does It Mean To Be Human? | Gregg Braden

Source: Inspired

Gregg Braden asks the question: do we want to relinquish our humanity, without even knowing what it means to embrace that capacity?

TRANSCRIPT (Gregg Braden)

It’s a moral question. How much of this do we have the right to relinquish? How much do we choose to relinquish? But we can’t even make those decisions if we don’t know what it means to be human. So this conversation is an invitation just to be aware that it’s more than just being able to talk to your computer through your mind.

It’s happening right now. One generation. There’s a battle unfolding and many people don’t know the battle even exists. Yet they are part of the battle because they are willing to embrace this. And other cultures are doing it. Japan, you mentioned,  not singling them out, but they are on the forefront. You can marry an AI robot. Many couples are opting for artificially intelligent robotic children, rather the conceiving their own children, because they get to care for them when it’s convenient. And then when it’s not, because they’re very career-oriented, you don’t have to worry about that.

But at the same time, beautiful example, look at what’s happening. The birth rate is declining. Sterility in men, men are becoming more sterile. Women’s fertility rates are dropping. They don’t know if there is a correlation. They suspect there’s a correlation and this is one of the places where they’re really looking into this. But this is just one example of how can we possibly make these kinds of decisions until we know what it means to be human. And if we don’t know what it means, why would we give it away? Why would we relinquish this extraordinary capacity given no other form of life, without even knowing what it means to embrace that capacity?

I live in a rural community, northern New Mexico. I go to a little Co-op for my groceries. I was behind a man in line who had a lot of groceries. And he went to pay for his groceries and I watched this happen. He pushed up his sleeve and he rolled his sleeve over a scanner and checked out. And I asked the cashier, I said, what did I just see? And he says, yeah, it’s kind of weird, isn’t it? And I said, what happened? He said he has an infrared tattoo in his wrist that is linked to his credit card and his bank account. And he just charged these groceries to his bank account.

And I’m not saying it’s right wrong, good or bad, but I’m saying as we embrace and become so plugged into that technology, how does it change the way we think about ourselves and our humanness?
And the digital technology, you know, we are more connected than we’ve ever been and yet we feel more alone and more separate. Young people spend so much time communicating digitally, emotionally they’re not getting those connections.

And relationships now are developing digitally to the point where you can have a full-blown relationship, even an intimate sexual relationship online, and never, never be in the presence of another person. That’s all done digitally, through accouterments and gadgets that are controlled remotely, and things like that. And we lose the ability to have that intimacy. So is that really something that we want to give up as a species?




3 Things Sheeple Do That You Don’t Have To

By Dylan Charles | Waking Times

Editor’s Note: I penned this article almost 6 years ago to the day (8/27/2015). Just came across it as I was doing some research in our database and was floored by how prescient it was. Some o

Do you ever get that feeling like you’re surrounded by automatons, people who merely mimic life, without really living it?

Sheeple, as they may be called, are otherwise ordinary folks who’ve adapted particularly well to the workforce/consumer/obedience training agenda. They’ve been taught to be docile, foolish, and easily led. They’re particularly keen at following mainstream narratives and adapting to group-think and group behaviors. Almost criminally uninformed at times, they are predictable, obedient, gullible, and uninquisitive, always doing their part to sustain the cultural power dynamic by policing and enslaving themselves and staying focused on whatever tasks have been given them. The primary rewards for their acquiescence being comfort and the illusion of security.

Sheeple are everywhere, to be sure, but a tremendous counter-movement is rising in opposition to this engineered madness. The amount of people waking up is truly inspiring, and a big part of this transformation is a growing awareness of just how much of what we do and what we think is not actually born of original thought, but rather instructed by cultural programs scripted by industry, government and the psychopaths at the helm of spaceship earth. Waking up from this is a certainty, once awareness of it kicks in.

Here are 3 things that sheeple do that you don’t have to…

1. Self-Sabotage

Like a vampire who must be invited to gain entrance into the home of his victim, much of the matrix is an invitation to indulge in self-destruction. It’s voluntary in so many ways. Its traps are devised of appeals to the ego, to taste buds, to pleasure, and to our want of convenience and instant gratification… nothing we can’t live without. It sells things that taste sweet, at first, but ultimately prove impossible to quit and even more impossible to pay for.

Sheeple can’t say no, even when they know they are doing harm to themselves. They will consume whatever is presented to them, whatever is waved in their face the most frequently and the most fervently, consequences are damned. Sabotaging their own physical and mental health for the thrill of convenience and addiction to over-stimulation, sheeple will fall for just about anything. They’ll happily follow their taste buds all the way to the doctor’s office, and gleefully sign credit card receipts until they’re totally sunken in debt.

But you don’t have to do any of this. You don’t have to work jobs you hate, you don’t have to watch television every night in a drooling daze. You simply don’t have to treat your body and mind with as much contempt as the controllers do. Your life is precious and worth protecting in every way possible.

“People are sheep. TV is the shepherd.” – Jess C. Scott

2. Buy Into the Script, Wear the Mask, Play the Part

It’s difficult to know sometimes if art is imitating life or if life is imitating art, but this is the 2nd century of the self, and mass media has brought about some uncanny opportunities to make a big deal out of yourself and take yourself way too seriously. As many people do.

Who are those people who camp out at retail stores for Black-Friday deals, then beat and trample each other when the doors open? Who are these people who get so enraged by sports wins and losses that they burn their own communities to the ground? Who are these innumerable people in neckties committing their lives to fill the corporate mold? The list goes on and on.

Self-image is used against us to confuse us and misdirect us. We’re fed the illusion that we need to have things or be a part of things in order to feel complete, in order to feel secure, in order to be happy and worry-free. We’re taught from early on that there is safety and security in assimilation, comfort in sticking to your place in the group. Discomfort and consequence in rocking the boat.

Sheeple chase illusions and conform to scripts, choosing masks and fully devoting themselves to playing their part. Even if it means scuttling their humanity along the way.

None of this actually matters, of course, because we are all multi-dimensional beings, locked into a dense material body for some short period of time on this suffering but breathtakingly beautiful planet. When we reawaken to who we truly are, the masks disappear and there is no longer a need to conform in this way, or any way. We are free to be whatever we want and whatever we need to be in order to survive and thrive in the matrix.

“We are not supposed to all be the same, feel the same, think the same, and believe the same. The key to continued expansion of our Universe lies in diversity, not in conformity and coercion. Conventionality is the death of creation.” ― Anthon St. Maarten, Divine Living: The Essential Guide To Your True Destiny

3. Forfeit Sovereignty and Defer to Phony Authority

Helplessness and deference to authority are encouraged by our education system, our government, and our corporate overlords, and we are increasingly told to give up our personal power and dignity to the policymakers and phony authority figures who govern us. Sheeple relinquish their sovereignty without objection, happily deferring to authority if it means less responsibility for them. They support causes they don’t understand and they participate in riots they have no business being involved in. They know nothing of their legal or natural rights, and even less of the courage it takes to exercise them. Along for the ride, as useful as idiots, sheeple prefer the dynamic of being told what to do.

The disempowerment game is about creating dependency on government, on corporations, and on peers for acceptance and approval, while creating supporting actors for the players who are influencing our world. It’s also about warping people’s sense of responsibility so that the crimes of government and corporations can more easily go unpunished. Take the Milgram experiment of the 1960s, as an example, which demonstrated how people are naturally inclined to permit the torture of other human beings, so long as a so-called authority figure is in charge and is accepting responsibility. The sheeple is those who would watch others being assaulted, and instead of helping them, only record them with their smartphones.

A costume and a paycheck do not give one human being special rights over another, except in the matrix, where sheeple have been trained to submit to and obey anyone in a color-coordinated uniform with a badge and a walkie-talkie. Sheeple are happy to participate in these disempowerment games and defer their responsibility to others, but, all it takes is a simple, confident, ‘no,’ to change the dynamic in any relationship. We truly do not have to forfeit our personal sovereignty and defer to phony authority.

Conclusion

“It’s a sad and stupid thing to have to proclaim yourself a revolutionary just to be a decent man.” – David Harris

The human spirit is far more powerful and determined than any social engineering or brainwashing program. It is simply unconfinable to these spiritually debilitating prisons.

Merely being aware of this is enough to break the habit of mental slavery and reveal a more truthful perspective on life and the ways in which the dehumanized systems in our world are organized against us. It takes one to know one, and after waking up from contemporary consciousness, our world looks much different than it ever had before, and it’s easy to see sheeple for what they are. And it’s easier to be yourself and not just another member of the herd.

About the Author

Dylan Charles is a self-mastery coach, the editor of Waking Times, and host of the Battered Souls podcast. His personal journey is deeply inspired by shamanic plant medicines and the arts of Kung Fu, Qi Gong, and Yoga. After seven years of living in Costa Rica, he now lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where he practices Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and enjoys spending time with family. He has written hundreds of articles, reaching and inspiring millions of people around the world. Follow Dylan on telegram here, and sign up for his weekly newsletter here.

Dylan is available for interviews and podcasts. Contact him at WakingTimes@gmail.com.

This article (Mass Psychosis – How an Entire Population Becomes Mentally Ill) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Dylan Charles and WakingTimes.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.




David Icke On WHO They Are and WHAT They Really Want | 2021 (AI, SINGULARITY)

Video Source: Inspired

David Icke speaks about the true agenda of the globalist cabal, who they are, what they want, and why 2030 is an important year. He also tells us exactly how we can stop them.




“It’s Just…” – Why I Won’t Submit

By Addison Reeves | Waking Times

It’s just two weeks. It’s just staying three feet apart. It’s just staying six feet apart. It’s just not going outside. It’s just not giving handshakes. It’s just working from home. It is just non-essential businesses that are closed.

It just bars. It’s just restaurants. It’s just theaters. It’s just concerts. It’s just dancing. It’s just intramural sports. It’s just choir.

It’s just non-essential medical services that you have to give up. It is just non-essential items that you are not allowed to buy. It’s just not being able to exercise. It’s just gyms. It is just the closure of your business for a while. It is just not making money for a while. It is just not being able to pay your bills for a little while.

It’s just a minor inconvenience. It’s just not being allowed to carpool. It’s just not socializing for a while. It’s just a mask. It’s just not traveling for a while. It’s just not hugging people for a while. It’s just missionary sex that is risky.

It is just not seeing your family and friends for a while. It’s just not visiting your grandparents temporarily. It’s just your grandparents not having visitors for their safety. It’s just one birthday you have to sacrifice. It’s just one Thanksgiving alone. It’s just one Christmas without your family. It’s just two birthdays you had to sacrifice. It is just not celebrating any milestones for a year and a half.

It’s just temporary. It’s just a safety measure. It is just your ability to pay cash. It is just contact tracing. It is just a health screening. It is just a temperature check. It is just a scan of your face. It’s just a minor loss of privacy.

It is just one semester. It is just two semesters. It is just one year out of your child’s life. It is just one more semester. It is just high school graduation.

It’s just the birth of your grandchild that you missed. It is just not being able to be there for your relatives when they are ill or dying. It is just not having a funeral. It is just in person that you cannot grieve with your loved ones. It is just not getting to attend religious service. It is just not getting to practice some parts of your religion.

It is just misinformation that is being censored. It is just conservatives that are being censored. It is just some of the science that is being censored. It is just the people who have opposing opinions that are banned online. It is just the opposition that the White House is targeting for censorship. It is just bad opinions that are being censored.

It’s just the economy. It is just small business owners who are suffering financially. It is just poor people who are suffering financially. It is just people of color who are suffering financially. It is just financial suffering. It is just a few small businesses that had to close permanently. It is just a few big businesses that closed.

It is just not going farther than a few kilometers from your house. It is just a curfew. It is just a permission slip. It is just being alone for two weeks. It is just being socially isolated for one year.

It is just one vaccine. It is just one set of booster shots. It is just regular booster shots every six months. It is just another two weeks. It is just one more lock-down. It is just once a week—twice tops—that you will have to prove that you are fit to participate in society. It is just the unvaccinated that will be segregated from society. It is just a medical test.

Pretty simple, no?

Just fucking do it.

But when you add up all the “just,” it amounts to our entire lives.

For over a year and a half and counting, we have been robbed of the ability to live our lives fully, to make meaningful choices for ourselves, and to express our values the way we see fit.

It is “just” the inability to express our humanity and the total negation of our very selves. All of these measures have served as a prohibition of expressing outwardly one’s valid and complex internal reality. This kind of suppression of self does violence to one’s very soul.

All of these supposedly little and supposedly short-lived “just” have transformed us into totalitarian states from which there appears to be no endpoint.

In New York City, California, Australia, etc., the people have permitted the government such control over our daily lives that we have to ask it for permission to control our bodies, to move freely, to practice religion, to educate our children ourselves, to protest, etc.

Soon Biden, Trudeau, and other world leaders are going to clamp down on our ability to express ourselves and to associate with each other online so that we can no longer question, object to, or organize against government action. It is the destruction of democracy.

It astounds me that my Progressive friends — the same ones who claim to support “social justice” — are welcoming a fascist society in which government crushes any opposition and individuals cannot make choices about their own lives.

I will not comply because I do not want to live in a society that is being created by extraordinary submissiveness to the government. I do not want to be complicit in this era’s atrocities.

What is the point of living if one merely exists to obey the elite to one’s own detriment? Is it even living if one lacks the agency to direct one’s life? I’ve already submitted in contradiction of my values to a shameful extent. One might say, “Well, what’s one more compromise,” but it won’t be just one more compromise. It will be just the next cut in a slow death by a thousand cuts.

Submitting only validates tyrannical displays of power and ensures that there will be more such displays in the future.

And what does one get for compromising? Merely your continued membership in a society that will only have you if you immolate yourself and become nothing more than a reflection of the desires of the ruling class.

If you cannot be truly yourself in a society, is that society worth clinging to? I think not. As much as leaving the stability of my comfort zone terrifies me, staying in it means continuing to silence and shrink myself for a disingenuous feeling of acceptance. In that way, it is more of a discomfort zone.

Each time I expressed my fears about the future direction of society, my friends said “it won’t happen.” Each time it did happen, they shrugged their shoulders and reminded me that compliance was an option.

At this point, if the government were to cart me away to an internment camp (which is not a completely far-fetched notion and which has happened in the past) for being a dangerous dissident I am certain that my friends and family would watch it happen and say it was my fault for not complying.

They are no longer capable of recognizing the humanity of the opposition or of questioning the government.

I will not submit because I don’t want to live in a world in which my supposed allies would happily see me persecuted by the government.

I will not comply because the political climate has become so censorial, authoritarian, and generally toxic that my viewpoints will never be represented in the political process here. Without representation, my values and beliefs will be violated again and again by a polity that sees any deviation from itself as invalid. Thus, my compliance will provide zero assurance of any better treatment in the future.

I will not bend because I am not a conformist.

I will not give in because I do not want to reward government manipulation and coercion.

I will not surrender because I could die at any moment, and I do not want my final memories to be ones of craven submission to tyranny and the resultant misery and self-loathing.

I will not comply because it is not the government’s first intrusion on my body, mind, and spirit; and if we comply, it will definitely not be the last. All I will accomplish by my compliance is validating the government’s claim on my body and life.

I am not submitting because this is war, and I am not handing the enemy its victories.

I will not comply because the reward for compliance will still be being treated as a second class-citizen by society.

I won’t acquiesce because I am a conscientious objector.

I will not cede because the measures are unnecessary and the only practical effect will be to increase government power.

I don’t comply because I do not want to be a mere slave in the future version of the world they are creating, doing only what I am told to do and having to beg for access to the necessities of life that I am entitled to as a living being on this earth.

I will not yield because their religion is not my religion, and I refuse to worship a false idol.

I will not capitulate because I do not want to betray my ancestors and predecessors who fought for me to be free.

I will not surrender because freedom is more important than convenience and ease.

I will not comply because if I did I would be filled with rage against society, resentment towards my friends and family, and self-loathing that would eat me alive. I would become bitter and closed-hearted, and I don’t want that for myself.

All of this is why I won’t “just fucking do it.”.

About the Author

Addison Reeves is a lawyer, political scientist, philosopher, and civil rights and civil liberties advocate based in New York. Addison critiques modern culture from a radical, leftist perspective at ModernHeretic.com or you can follow him on Telegram or Twitter.




COVID Vaccine Mandates Strongly Opposed in Europe, US as Failures Increase

By Dr. Joseph Mercola | mercola.com

Since coronavirus pandemic lockdowns were implemented by many governments in 2020, people around the world have held largely peaceful protests against unprecedented social distancing restrictions that are devastating global economies and ruining people’s lives.1,2,3,4

Now, faced with being ordered to obey new laws that require them to be injected with COVID-19 vaccines in order to enter public spaces or hold a job, on July 24, 2021 — World Freedom Day — hundreds of thousands of people of all ages took to the streets in Australia, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Greece, and Germany to publicly challenge oppressive public health laws.5,6

The messages on the signs they held were diverse but they were united in pushing back against government overreach.

The brave determination of people, in democracies around the world who are publicly defending civil liberties — freedom of thought, speech, conscience, and assembly — and the human right to informed consent to medical risk-taking, demonstrates that the spirit of freedom lives in the hearts and minds of people everywhere. Both those who gather in the public squares of cities big and small and those who are watching are inspired by this commitment to defending liberty.

In the United States, no large demonstrations have been held yet, but polls reveal the nation is sharply divided about COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

A Politico/Harvard poll taken in late June 2021 found that Americans were evenly split on whether children should be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine to go to school and more than half of employed Americans are against COVID-19 vaccine requirements for holding a job, while almost 70 percent of Americans oppose being required to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination to enter a store or business.7

A recent CS Mott Children’s Hospital poll found that more than half of parents in the U.S. with children between the ages of three and 11 say it is unlikely they will give their children the COVID-19 vaccine.8

Australia: ‘The lockdown Is Killing Us, Not COVID’

With a population of 25 million people, Australians have been subjected to repeated strict lockdowns over the past 18 months and the government’s “stay at home” lockdown in early July 2021 was imposed on New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia, where more than half the country’s population lives. The 30-day rigid social distancing restrictions were enacted after 176 new daily infections were registered in the whole country.9

In response, thousands of Australians gathered in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane on July 24 to protest the lockdown.

Social distancing restrictions that have been imposed include compulsory masking in all indoor non-personal residence settings; most schools closed; restrictions on how far people can travel from their homes; no going to work except for designated “essential” employees (who must be tested every three days); exercising and gathering outside only in groups of two; shopping only for essential items; attendance at funerals limited to 10 people but weddings are banned, and other limits on person-to-person social interaction.

In what the U.K. newspaper Daily Mail described as “frenzied crowds” coming together on July 24, there were estimates that as many as 10,000 protesters marched from Victoria Park to Town Hall in the central business district.

Carrying signs calling for “freedom” and “the truth” and “I don’t consent” and “Wake up Australia!” and “We are your employers, we are not your slaves” and “unmasked, untested, unvaxxed, unafraid” and “I am not a biohazard” and “Our kids are not your guinea pigs” and “No false tests, no false cases, no lockdowns,” one protester said, “We don’t give a f*** mate, this lockdown is killing us.” Another agreed: “I’m against lockdowns, they’re killing my business.”

Dozens of protesters climbed onto the roofs of a train station and Woolworths store as the crowd gathered around Town Hall singing the Australian national anthem. One observer said on social media, “Protest stretches right down Broadway! Absolutely massive turnout.”

The Sydney protest was mostly peaceful but when mounted police told the demonstrators to disperse or they would be pepper-sprayed, some broke through a police barrier and threw plastic bottles and plants at officers. The New South Wales Police Minister confirmed 57 people were arrested and charged and a “strike force has been established to investigate who was in attendance.”10

On July 28, the Australian Prime Minister called in military personnel to help enforce social distancing restrictions in Sydney and extended the lockdown for another month after 239 new cases of COVID-19 were detected in the city of five million people within a 24-hour period. Residents will be forced to wear a mask outside their homes and must stay within 3 miles of their homes, only going out for “essential” activities like food shopping.11

On July 30, the Australian government used helicopters and the Army to help police enforce its ‘Zero Covid’ lockdown in Sydney and issue $500 fines for failure to mask.12 The BBC reported that Australian Defense Force soldiers will begin conducting unarmed patrols of the streets this week.13

According to media reports, sirens could be heard throughout the city and helicopters blared messages that ‘this is public health order — do not break rules — you will be found and fined.’

Roadblocks were set up in a military show of force in response to the public demonstrations earlier in the week, although soldiers are under police command. Starting this week, military personnel will accompany police going door to door to ensure that people who have tested positive for COVID-19 are isolating.14

Reuters reports that the Australian COVID-19 vaccination rate for adults stands at 18 percent and the Prime Minister has said 80 percent of adults must get vaccinated before the border, which has been sealed since the pandemic began, will be re-opened.15

Britain: ‘No Forced Testing, No Forced Vaccines’

In May 2021, a 12-mile procession of tens of thousands of people ended at Parliament Square in a protest against continuing lockdowns and vaccine passports as a condition of accessing public venues.16

On July 19, the British government lifted the COVID-19 lockdown that had been in place for over a year, eliminating masking requirements, work from home, and limits on numbers of people who can gather together, which allowed for the full opening of restaurants and other public venues without social distancing restrictions.17

Just five days after the lockdown restrictions were lifted, thousands of people made their way to Trafalgar Square on July 24 to signal their opposition to potential future lockdowns, as well as to protest against the showing of COVID-19 vaccine passports as a condition of entering public spaces.18

There were banners draped in front of the speaker podium saying, “the public demands live debate” and “Science is not science without discussion” and demonstrators held signs that said “No forced testing, no forced vaccines” and “We are the lions in a world of sheep” and “If you tolerate this, your children will be next.”19

Toward the end of the July 24 demonstration, the huge gathering in Trafalgar Square in unison sang, “You’ll Never Walk Alone:”

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high,
And don’t be afraid of the dark.
At the end of a storm is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark.

Walk on through the wind,
Walk on through the rain,
Though your dreams are tossed and blown.
Walk on, Walk on
With hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone,
You’ll never walk alone.

The United Kingdom, which has a population of 57 million, ranks in the top 20 most COVID-vaccinated nations, with an adult vaccination rate of over 57 percent.20

France: ‘My Body Is Mine’ and ‘It Is My Choice’

Paris, France, and the cities of Marseille, Montpelier, Nantes, and Toulouse saw tens of thousands of people take to the streets on World Freedom Day to protest against a proposed law that would require all health care workers to get COVID-19 vaccinations or lose their jobs.

People will be barred from entering restaurants or other public venues, effectively preventing them from participating in public life unless they have a health pass showing proof of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery from the disease, or a recent negative COVID-19 test.

A care assistant at a Strasbourg nursing home expressed her disgust with the proposed law, saying it is “the blackmail of caregivers who were at the fronts line during the first wave and who are now threatened with “no more pay” and even being fired.”21

A huge crowd of 160,000 people or more, many chanting “freedom, freedom” and carrying signs saying “stop the dictatorship” and “Big Pharma shackles freedom” and “no to the pass of shame” and “vaccines: fake freedom” and “don’t touch our children” were met by police deploying tear gas and a water cannon used against some of them.22

Reuters reported that scuffles broke out at the Champs-Elysees and the Gare Saint-Lazare railway station.23 The demonstrators met at the Bastille plaza and marched through eastern Paris and also gathered at Place Trocadero near the Eiffel Tower to protest the required carrying of a “health pass.”24

Just two days after witnessing several hundred thousand people voicing their opposition to the proposed new public health law, on July 26, the French Parliament voted to pass the law that will take effect this week.25,26

Five days later, on July 31, several hundred thousand French citizens of all ages again flooded into the streets of Paris with signs saying “We are not guinea pigs” and “It is our choice” and “My body is mine” and “Health terror — I will not submit” and “the 4th wave is us” in opposition to the new COVID-19 vaccine and vaccine passport.27

According to media reports, four marches dovetailed into the Place de la Bastille, with health care workers in white coats leading some of them, and were met by waiting squads of gendarmes and CRS riot police with water cannons. Demonstrators also gathered at the Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs-Elysees and at the Villiers metro station in northwest Paris.

Reportedly, about 150 other protest events also took place in cities around France, which has a population of about 67 million and an estimated COVID vaccination rate of about 47.5 percent28 or more.

Italy: ‘Enough Dictatorship: No Green Passes’

Thousands of people gathered in Rome, Genova, Milan, Naples, Turin, and scores of other cities in Italy on July 24 to voice their opposition to the government’s imposition of social distancing and COVID-19 vaccine requirements on citizens, including a requirement to carry the “Green Pass,” which is an extension of the European Union’s digital COVID certificate.29

The Green Pass will be required to enter cinemas, museums, indoor swimming pools, sports stadiums or eat indoors at restaurants, proving that a person has been vaccinated, has had a recent negative COVID-19 test, or has recovered from the coronavirus infection.30

Chanting and carrying signs that said “Freedom” and “No Green Pass” and “Down with the dictatorship” and “Better to die free than live like slaves” and “against vaccination obligations” and “government does terrorism” and “shame-shame, “31,32 reportedly about 80 cities in Italy saw demonstrations on World Freedom Day.

These included an estimated nine thousand people in Milan, who marched in procession to the Piazza Duomo, the Galleria Vittoria Emanuele, and to the Piazza Scala in front of the Town Hall. One banner said “Big Pharma out of the state. No to multinationals.”

About five thousand people gathered in Piazza Castello in Turin with signs that said “We want to have the freedom to choose – the freedom to go wherever we want without being tied to a sheet.”

In Rome, where there have been anti-lockdown demonstrations over the past year to protest the closure of cafes, bars, and restaurants,33 an estimated two thousand demonstrated and the police intervened to disperse the crowd with armored vehicles.34 Italy has a population of about 60 million people, with nearly 52 percent vaccinated for COVID-19.35

Greece: ‘Hands Off Our Children’

Thousands of people gathered in Omonia Square in the center of Athens on July 24 to express their opposition to the government’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. They carried signs saying “No mandatory vaccinations” and “No blackmail to dismiss” and “No separation of Greeks” and “hands-off our children.”

The leader of the anti-COVID vaccine movement in Greece, cardiologist Faidon Vovolis, MD addressed the huge crowd, which, according to Athens News, included “not only anti-vaccination activists, but also food and tourism entrepreneurs, clergy, citizens disaffected by the overall government leadership over the pandemic, and vaccinated citizens who view recent government measures as anti-democratic.”36

Greek police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse the demonstrators, who had rallied outside the Parliament building to protest COVID-19 vaccine requirements for workers, such as health care workers. Reuters said that about 45 percent of Greece’s 11 million population is already vaccinated.37

Germany: ‘For Peace, Freedom, Truth’

Berlin has been the site of several large demonstrations against lockdowns and COVID vaccine passports over the past year.38 On Aug. 1, 2021, tens of thousands of citizens marched in the streets of Berlin to protest lockdowns that have restricted dining indoors at restaurants or staying in a hotel and requirements to provide proof of COVID vaccination, defying a ban by German lower and upper administrative courts on public demonstrations.39

Berlin’s administrative court had refused to authorize 13 demonstrations, some of which had been organized by the Querdenker (Lateral thinker) anti-lockdown movement.40

Berlin’s police department deployed more than 2,000 officers armed with batons, pepper spray, and water cannon as the crowds made their way from Berlin’s Charlottenburg neighborhood, past the Tiergarten park, and on to the Brandenberg Gate.

Reportedly, police in heavily armed vans dragged protesters across roads and into the vans with marchers shouting for freedom and the lifting of mandatory masking and travel bans. Protesters continued to march in the evening through the city streets and 600 people were arrested.41 Germany has a population of 83 million and 52 percent have been fully vaccinated.42

Human Rights Watch: COVID-19 Triggers Wave of Free Speech Abuse

On Feb. 11, 2021, Human Rights Watch published a report called for an end to excessive restrictions on free speech and peaceful demonstrations where people are criticizing COVID-19 lockdowns, mandatory masking, and other social distancing regulations that restrict civil liberties. The human rights organization said:43

“At least 83 governments worldwide have used the Covid-19 pandemic to justify violating the exercise of free speech and peaceful assembly … Authorities have attacked, detained, prosecuted, and in some cases killed critics, broken up peaceful protests, closed media outlets, and enacted vague laws criminalizing speech that they claim threatens public health.

The victims include journalists, activists, healthcare workers, political opposition groups, and others who have criticized government responses to the coronavirus … Governments and other state authorities should immediately end excessive restrictions on free speech in the name of preventing the spread of Covid-19.”

Decentralized Government in the US Makes a National COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate More Difficult

Unlike centralized governments in Europe and many other parts of the world, the founders of the United States of America ensured in the U.S. Constitution that this country would operate with lawmaking power shared between national, state, and local governments.44

The fact that lawmaking power in the U.S. does not solely reside with the federal government, which is composed of the legislative (U.S. Congress), Executive (President/federal agencies), and Judicial (federal courts) branches, so far has protected the U.S. population from being subjected to the same kinds of uniform lockdown restrictions and now, the same kinds of COVID-19 vaccine mandates that are being implemented in European Union countries and other nations with centralized federal governments.

Since most public health laws in the U.S. fall under the legal jurisdiction of states, if a resident does not like the lockdown, masking, social distancing, or COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the state they are living in, they simply can move to a different state that does not have the same kind of oppressive public health laws.

This is one reason why, although there have been smaller anti-lockdown and anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrations in the U.S. over the past 15 months, some of them protesting COVID-19 vaccine requirements for health care workers,45 so far there have not been massive national demonstrations in the U.S. like those taking place in Europe and other parts of the world.

U.S. Government Pushes for an 85 Percent COVID-19 Vaccination Rate

As of July 28, about 60 percent of the U.S. population of 332 million people age 12 and older had received at least one dose of COVID vaccine, and reportedly 50 percent, or about 165 million Americans, are “fully” vaccinated.46 As the third-largest country in the world, the U.S. has a high COVID-19 vaccination rate compared to other countries, with only 25 countries recording a higher vaccination rate than the U.S.47

According to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, the country with the largest population in the world at 1.5 billion people — China — has a 16 percent COVID vaccination rate; the country with the second largest population in the world at 1.4 billion people — India — has a 7.4 percent COVID vaccination rate; and Russia, with a population of 146 million people, has a 17 COVID vaccination rate.48

However, U.S. government officials are pushing for an 85 percent COVID vaccination rate in the U.S.,49 even as a former FDA commissioner says that a combination of naturally acquired immunity and vaccine acquired immunity is likely rapidly achieving an 85 percent herd immunity rate with the Delta variant in the U.S. population.50

Half to Two-Thirds of Americans Oppose Punitive COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates as Companies Begin to Mandate

Even though polls show that one-half to two-thirds of Americans oppose COVID-19 vaccine mandates, depending upon the setting,51 on July 29, the President announced that all federal workers and contractors must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or mask and social distance at all times and get constantly tested.52

The federal government also is urging corporations, local and state government agencies, medical facilities, and other institutions to make vaccination a condition of employment.

Some companies, like Google, Facebook, Morgan Stanley, Ascension Health, The Washington Post, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lyft, and Uber, Walmart and Disney have already mandated employees to get COVID-19 shots to continue working for the companies.53,54 On July 30, Broadway theaters announced that all members of the audience will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and must keep a mask on at all times except when eating or drinking.55

Opposition Grows as CDC Admits Fully Vaccinated Persons Can Get and Efficiently Transmit COVID-19

After lifting national masking recommendations for COVID vaccinated persons in May 2021 with the assurance that the vaccine was effective in preventing symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection,56 on July 27, CDC officials abruptly reversed course and said that Americans, whether vaccinated or not, should wear a mask indoors outside their homes in certain places.57,58

They said they based that policy change on new information that the COVID-19 vaccines do not reliably prevent infection and transmission of the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 and that the viral load in vaccinated persons who get infected is as high as the viral load in unvaccinated persons who get infected.59,60

CDC officials said the new federal indoor masking policy especially applies to adults in “high risk” areas where there are more people being infected with the Delta variant. The masking directive also applies to all unvaccinated children over age two, as well as vaccinated children over age 12 attending school, and additionally includes all teachers, school staff, and visitors to schools whether vaccinated or not.61

Reuters reported on July 24 that vaccinated people made up 75 percent of recent COVID-19 cases identified in Singapore, but vaccinated cases were associated with mild symptoms:

“Of Singapore’s 1,096 locally transmitted infections in the last 28 days, 484 or about 44 percent were in fully vaccinated people, while 30 percent were partially vaccinated and just over 25 percent were unvaccinated.”62

The percentage ratio of infected vaccinated to infected unvaccinated persons in Singapore matches that of a recent SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in Massachusetts. On July 30, Associated Press reported that information in CDC documents revealed that 75 percent of the Provincetown outbreak occurred among fully vaccinated individuals.

About 80 percent of them experienced COVID-19 symptoms, with the most common being cough, headache, sore throat, muscle aches, and fever.63

U.S. States Push Back Against COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

Over the past year, Americans have been taking action at the state and local levels to block COVID-19 vaccine mandates. A number of states have passed laws that restrict COVID-19 vaccine mandates and “vaccine passports” that bar people from entering public spaces.

Among the states that have passed laws prohibiting COVID-19 vaccine passports or COVID-19 vaccine mandates in some way are Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Oklahoma, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.64,65,66

On July 29, the Governor of Texas signed an executive order prohibiting state government agencies from mandating COVID-19 vaccine being distributed under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and banning public or private entities that receive state funds from denying entry to those who are not vaccinated and, additionally, banning companies, state and local agencies — including school districts — from requiring mask-wearing.

He said that Texans, “have the individual right and responsibility to decide for themselves and their children whether they will wear masks, open their businesses, and engage in leisure activities.”67

Governors of several other states also have issued executive orders prohibiting COVID-19 vaccine mandates and some local and state governments have prohibited mask mandates.68,69 But some city and state governments, like New York City and California, have created legal requirements that force state employees to get vaccinated as a condition of keeping their jobs.70

On July 26, the nation’s largest healthcare worker union, United Healthcare Workers, demonstrated in New York City against employee COVID-19 vaccine mandates.71 So far, the COVID-19 vaccine mandate as a condition of employment is also opposed by the American Postal Workers Union,72 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, and United Auto Workers.73

It’s Up to You to Act Now

With military soldiers patrolling the streets in Sydney, Australia, and police with water cannons and tear gas facing tens of thousands of people protesting against vaccine passports and COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the streets of London, Paris, Rome, Athens, and many other cities in Europe, there should be no doubt where the enforcement of mandatory vaccination policies are headed in the U.S. if Americans fail to proactively take action now.

There is no question that we are dealing with a global assault on civil liberties and human rights when public discussion and debate about government policy is censored74,75 and peaceful dissent is considered a crime. Public health laws that respect civil liberties and the informed consent ethic can only be secured if the lawmakers we elect value civil liberties and defend informed consent rights. Become fully informed about who you are voting for and never miss an opportunity to vote.

I and the supporters of the non-profit charity the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) have worked since 1982 to prevent vaccine injuries and deaths through public education. We have publicly defended the ethical principle of informed consent to medical risk-taking and other human rights that include freedom of thought, speech, and conscience.

In 2010, we launched the NVIC Advocacy Portal, a free online communications and advocacy network to empower Americans to work in their own communities to secure informed consent protections in public health laws.

Now more than ever, it is time to get to know your local, county, and state elected representatives – from your school board members and county supervisors to your local sheriff and lawmakers – who represent you in your local and state governments. Establish a personal relationship with those who make laws that govern you and your family.

Have a conversation with them now about why you believe it is important to protect civil liberties and vaccine informed consent rights in public health laws. Provide them with well-referenced vaccine information from NVIC.org and register and join with thousands of others in your state working to protect the legal right to make a voluntary vaccination decision by becoming a user of the NVIC Advocacy Portal at NVICAdvocacy.org.

Actively participate in the democratic process that has defined who we are as the Constitutional Republic since the US Constitution was ratified in 1788. Be the one who never has to say you did not do today what you could have done to change tomorrow.

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