The video clip below is hard to watch. It is the Prime Minister of Australia giving a press statement regarding the ‘mass vaccination’ of 24,000 Australian children.
Scott Morrison is talking about children in Year 12 — usually aged 16 and 17.
You will hear him say they are planning to “get through” 24,000 kids “this week.”
You will hear him say that mums and dads are NOT permitted to be present.
You will hear him say the children will be ushered to their jabs by members of the Youth Command and Police.
And he goes on to liken this mass injection of children as an opportunity — an opportunity to be grasped with both hands. He even tries to draw a parallel with Olympic athletes (presumably because this mass event is happening at the Olympic Park), inferring that Olympic athletes would also tell parents to grab this opportunity, like their child might win a gold medal for compliance.
Many people’s first reaction to this clip is to presume it is a hoax. It feels too deeply weird for a leader of a Western democracy to be separating children from parents to inject them at a mass event in a public stadium.
When the clip is proven to be real, hyped up by news headlines and articles confirming its validity, the next reaction is usually one of deep distrust. Some feel nauseous; others want to know what on earth has happened to Australia.
And the answer is that it was easier to completely isolate from the rest of the world. Australians are not allowed to leave the country, return to it, go out of their homes for longer than an hour, socialize or shop.
Even if you truly believe the vaccine is the solution to all the world’s problems, the sound of a leader talking in these emotionally-loaded terms is surely enough to set your spidey-senses tingling.
Can you tell me the last time a medical procedure was described to you as an opportunity to be grabbed with both hands?
As the mother of two teenage girls I cannot think of a time when my daughters have been offered a medical procedure out of my sight — in fact, quite the opposite is true. Female assistants or observers are now very much a part of upholding medical standards in hospitals and clinics to provide reassurance for all. If anyone suggested doing anything to my child out of my sight, my hackles would be up faster than a Rottweiler’s at a cat shelter.
On the matter of consent, I would never underestimate the intelligence or self-confidence of young people who know their own mind and are in possession of greater access to information than at any time in history.
My concern is the manner in which the plethora of information is distilled — usually through teachers on state pay roll, who are among those pushing the jab. Approved-thought dictates ‘vaccinations’ are good, and any questioning of this line is the stuff of ‘far-right conspiracy theorists’ and ‘idiots who don’t understand’ or must be deported to be silenced (see my recent headlines for details!).
I have also observed at first hand the impact of peer pressure on perfectly articulate and educated young people. Even the thought of standing out rather than fitting in, the very notion that you wouldn’t do what everyone else is doing, is unthinkable. My own daughter went through endless PCR testing in school so as not to cause any ripples with her peer group. Social isolation and ostracization in the age of social media are more acute than at any time in history, too.
There are other, quieter matters that give me deep unease. I do not like it when political leaders cozily address parents as ‘mums and dads’, somehow trying to be our friends, as if we were a little bit simple and needed to be spoken to like idiots. Scott Morrison is a politician. If I were Australian I would be a voter to him, not a mum. We don’t do coffee together and I don’t ask him for parenting advice.
Nor do I trust the terms ‘Youth Command’ and ‘Young Police’, which are supposed to make you think they are on the same level as your kids. All I hear is the sound of 1926: jackboots and Hitler-Jugend, Bund deutscher Arbeiterjugend (Hitler Youth, League of German Worker Youth). (You could argue I am projecting at this point.)
But other verbiage troubles me too. He says the government is aiming to ‘get through’ 24,000 students. Usually we ‘get through’ things we don’t like. We try to get through pain, or heartache. When I am helping with sheep dipping we try and ‘get through’ 200 at a time as we know it’s going to be back-breaking stuff and the sheep will be morons, as they always are. Who on earth would try and ‘get through’ young people?
Morrison says parents have ‘got to’ grab this ‘opportunity’ with both hands. No, they don’t, not for the moment at least. Then I hear the state premier say this will be a ‘roadmap’ for students wanting to study their HSC (higher school certificate — equivalent to USA study age 16-18), and I wonder how long it will be before kids have GOT TO have this state injectable before they are allowed to continue to study.
Even with all these troubling issues at hand, you may be sitting there thinking: So what? So what for America? We’ve got our own problems to deal with.
But I think the answer is a question.
I ask you, what is it that separates America from Australia, other than 14,000 kilometers of largely unfriendly seas? What stops this happening in America? In Democrat-run states it is CLEARLY not the politicians. They see Australia as a learning moment. Biden has even mooted inter-state vaccine passports following the Australian example.
I’d argue the thing that separates Americans from Australians is Americans themselves, armed with their Constitution and their Second Amendment.
The thing that separates Australians from Americans is you. The only outstanding question is: What are you prepared to do to defend your child?