The right to free speech is under attack in Australia as government attempts to prevent a vaccine-skeptical organization from speaking, and allows personal attacks on those who speak out.
by Heidi Stevenson
Freedom of speech is being squashed in Australia. If what you have to say runs counter to what mainstream medicine and its lackey, the government, want promulgated, then dissenting views are being suppressed.
The Australian Vaccination Network (AVN), an organization that promotes actually thinking about the issue of vaccines, was recently ordered by the Australian government to change its name. They claim that it’s “misleading”.
New South Wales, Australia has been systematically stealing the people’s right to choose how they’re treated medically, or to choose not to be treated. They have claimed that sources “within the community” have complained that the name of the organization is misleading. When pressed for specifics, they trotted out the Australian Medical Association (AMA), which is little more than a front group for the medical industry, quite literally a organization whose purpose is to lobby for the economic benefit of the Australian medical industrial complex.
Needless to say, the AMA is against freedom of choice in vaccination, and they’ve gained control of the government to enforce its will on the people. And that means that the AVN must go.
Apparently, the AVN is effective in demonstrating the dangers of vaccinations, not to mention exposing the misleading propaganda of the medical industry and its lackey, the government. The demand that AVN change its name—without any explanation as to what’s wrong with it—is an obvious attack on freedom of speech.
Anyone who values the right to be open about their beliefs, even when they’re unpopular, needs to pay attention. This is not only an attack on those who demand freedom of choice in vaccination, but also on their right to state their views.
Unfortunately, the attack on AVN is worse than just the government. Also piling on have been the skeptics, self-styled arbiters of truth, who apparently believe that their take on the truth is so righteous that they’ve the right to do anything they can to drive those with differing views underground.
One skeptic in particular, who shall go unnamed here, has sent Meryl Dorey, AVN’s founder, incredibly foul pornography to her home. It has been accompanied by threats, such as the following:
meryl be warned we’re coming for you. and you will be sorry you filthy baby killer. sharpening the knives now.
That’s a clear and obvious threat. But that’s not all. Meryl has received similar threats by phone. One whispers “Die in a fire,” over and over. The other says, “Die you bitch, just fucking die.” (You can listen to the clips by clicking on the quotes.)
Facebook has also been the site of such attacks. The following screen print of such a post states, “If the demise of the AVN brings with it the demise of Meryl Dorey herself, she only has herself to blame for that.”
Whether you agree with his view, this is clearly another attack.
Yet, in spite of the fact that there is are recordings of the voice, which makes it reasonably easy to assure identification of the caller, and also proof of who posted the Facebook attack, the police have decided to do nothing!
And now, a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack has been launched against the AVN website. This can be done for two reasons. One is as an act of protest against a corporation or government agency that is acting against the needs of the people—often when such agencies are deliberately attempting to destroy the people’s right of free speech. The other reason is an attempt by some groups to squelch others’ right to free speech. This is what has happened to AVN’s site.
As Meryl has pointed out, these self-styled skeptics are anything but truly skeptical. They accept whatever Big Pharma, along their medical medical and governmental lackeys, have to say. They say that vaccines have saved lives—despite clear evidence documenting it’s not true—so they believe it. They say that vaccines are safe—in the face of the autism epidemic, the likes of which the world has never seen—and they’re fine with it.
It’s relatively easy to attack those who contradict the official party line of vaccines. Those people are in the minority, so most people will assume that the government and their banner-carriers, the skeptics are acting for the benefit of the people. But the reality is that this is an attack on the free speech rights of us all.
If the right of free speech can be taken from anyone for any reason beyond incitement of violence, then it can be taken from anyone for any reason. By allowing the attacks on AVN to continue, the Australian government is sanctioning them. Making a ridiculous demand to change their name (which would also mean giving up their domain name), based solely on the will of the most powerful private agency in the nation with a different view, clarifies that the government is acting for the benefit of that agency’s financial interests, not for the benefit of the people.
It’s obvious that free speech is under attack, and the attack is first aimed at those who are least likely able to stop it. If you care for your rights, the time to speak out is now, while there’s a chance. Once the rights of people who question vaccines are gone, how long do you suppose it will take before you lose your right to say something contrary to whatever an industry-controlled government desires? You can be sure that time will come if you don’t stand in solidarity with those whose views may not be the same as yours.
Please take a look at the website of the Australian Vaccination Network. It isn’t necessary to agree with them. However, you cannot possibly call yourself informed about whether vaccines are either safe or effective unless you’re willing to investigate the information provided by those whose views are different.
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