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May 23, 2023·edited May 30, 2023

I am not now, nor have I ever been, a 9/11 Truther, but 9/11 proved to be hella convenient for those seeking to institute a police state. Before 9/11, something like the so-called "Patriot Act" would have been unfeasible. In the late 1990s, none other than Senator Joe Biden had proposed something much like what later became the "Patriot Act" and his proposal went over like a tarantula on a wedding cake. Starting 9/12, Americans could not surrender their civil liberties fast enough.

Similarly, I note that COVID proved hella convenient for enemies of free speech. "Free speech is costing lives! The science is settled!" Or something like that.

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It's really weird to put these articles out back-to-back? Anyway, here's my comment from the other article:

As I said when The Twitter Files first broke, the real story isn't really The Twitter Files -- it's the fact that there's also an ABC Files, a CBS Files, a New York Times Files, a UK Government Files, and now an Australian Ministry of Truth Files.

They want to control everything you're allowed to say, and it's NO SURPRISE that once an entity is allowed to determine what speech isn't "allowed" that dissent quickly gets shoved under that umbrella.

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During the so-called pandemic, my personal Facebook account was placed on 30-day bans no less than 8 times in a 12 month period for posting links to medical journal articles opposing COVID lockdowns, or sharing mainstream media posts that went against the medical mantra. The Facebook page of the organisation I founded in 1994, the Australian Vaccination Network (avn.org.au), was permanently suspended without explanation. My own Twitter page (@nocompulsoryvac) was suspended and, though it was reinstated after Elon Musk bought the company, to this day, I can’t follow more than 1-2 people a day and my followers appear to be capped. The censorship is real and in Australia, our constitution does not include a Bill or Statement of Rights. Freedom of speech is not guaranteed though several High Court decisions have supported the right to freedom of political speech. In the past, politicians and political candidates have been silenced, not even being allowed to purchase billboard advertising if the message opposed the government’s vaccination policies. These events pre-date COVID by many years. Australia is and has been for many years, a communist dictatorship masquerading as a democracy. Thank you for drawing the world’s attention to our situation here.

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The fact that these tyrants target jokes beautifully elucidates the profound, brittle fragility that these people know their entire 'logic' stands on.

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May 23, 2023·edited May 23, 2023

Another "1984" style government. Reminded me a little of the 1963 Milgram experiment. The sheep will do what they are told to do regardless of the harm inflicted. Reminiscent of Nazi Germany in the 1930's.

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Personally, I am very surprised that some “heinous act” hasn’t precipitated a TPTB call for ending FOIA requests. How long until they say that last little bit of daylight is too much and is rooted in white supremacy and causes global warming?

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One of the first things that popped into mind for me, after the C-19 lockdown was announced, this sure looks like a dry run for fascism.

What is one to make of various survey reports that some where around 75% of registered Democrats favor censorship?

Or that some large number of Democrats view Fauci, a srial liar with conflicts of interest as glaring as a serious outbreak of shingles on someone's face, as a hero, as part of the "opposition" to the Bad Orange Man?

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(e.g. a claim that PCR tests are “shoved up into your brain”)

When I had my first of over 2 years of weekly Covid tests I told the nurse, as she was spelunking in my sinuses, "Hey, if you don't mind, I have some traumatic childhood memories I'd like to lose. Can you scrape 'em out for me while you're up there?"

The nurse laughed.

The other nurse laughed.

Now I find out that if I would have tweeted that instead of saying it face to face I'd be somebody's idea of an enemy of the state?

Nah, these people aren't brain addled. Not in the least.

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And here I thought goose-stepping was passé.

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Great post. Thank you. Oh, and it is Senator Alex Antic, not Paul. He has been a genuine warrior throughout. His appearance on Bret Weinstein's Black Horse Podcast last year was brilliant. https://youtu.be/fNuv9egD45k

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May 23, 2023·edited May 23, 2023

I can't shake the feeling that all of this COVID repression was a dress rehearsal for something much worse.

What might that be? Watch Angela Lansbury's terrifying speech in "The Manchurian Candidate," the original and best film version of the novel.

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From the 1950s It 'sings' it all https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCTdfo6T-u8 From the Kingston Trio only remembered by those of us over 75!

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Something weird on the fascism front going on in the Antipodes. Recall how Jacinda Ardern unilaterally decided New Zealanders should not be able to read or even possess the Christchurch shooter's manifesto, a 21st century first for Anglo-Saxon nations.

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I live in Sydney, and it was the SHITS here with the Covid-19 debacle! Old folks and others were KNOCKED TO THE GROUND for NOT WEARING MASKS OUTSIDE! OUTSIDE! The Covid-19 virus was admittedly very fragile, especially to UV/B/C. Guess what there is a LOT OF OUTSIDE, even on a CLOUDY DAY?????

NOTE not ONE FUCKING NSW or VICTORIA cop has been brought to justice over this!!! NOR have ANY NSW or VIC state leaders been HELD TO ACCOUNT FOR THIS FUCK-MESS!

YES, I AM YELLING, AND I AM (STILL) PISSED-OFF OVER THIS malfeasant handling of the situation by Australian "governments"!

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Thank you sooo much -- invaluable !!

Can you imagine censorship horrors that are still ongoing and hidden at Facebook, YouTube, and elsewhere.

We are currently ruled by totally corrupt criminals who are also main global terrorists.

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It's very interesting that all these western intel agencies are on the same censorship and domestic information warfare page... coordinating... Yikes

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