A social media campaign called #SOSfromAustralia has been launched appealing to people around the world to help save Australia’s ailing democracy.
The campaign video on YouTube is presented by Monica Smit, of a group called Reignite Democracy Australia, is calling on people to protest at their nearest Australian embassy or consulate on 4 December 2021 at 12pm.
Reignite Democracy Australia is a non-political organisation based in Melbourne, whose mission is to ’empower and unite Australians in actively maintaining our individual and collective liberty.’
The campaign is a reaction to the massive increase in government and State powers and police brutality during the COVID pandemic, which has, the group claims, seen the destruction of basic human rights in Australia.
A transcript of the video is below:
Let me paint you a picture.
Australia, once known as one of the safest and freest countries in the world. A land of spirit and ceremony. A land of opportunity, where the hopeful came for a new start, so their children could be free and prosperous. Where the battler had a chance, and poor men made good. A land where you were free to explore your surroundings. A land with room to spread one’s wings. A land of brotherhood, celebration, and connection. A land where you came to visit, and didn’t want to leave.
A land of privacy rights, medical rights, freedom of speech, freedom of movement, freedom to protest, freedom to worship, thanks to their [ANZAC & Australian soldiers] sacrifice.
But something happened. And the Australia we once knew is no more.
It is no longer the land of the young and free. It is now a land of division, blackmail, coercion, discrimination, and medical apartheid.
A land where movement, speech, religion and opinion are no longer free. Protesting is illegal. Police must enforce corrupt policies to keep their jobs. Police shoot protesters in the back while they are running away. Doctors and nurses cannot speak, they will lose their licences. People have lost their jobs because they don’t want the injection. Children are missing school and attempting suicide at a high rate.
We need to show our papers to go shopping. We can’t travel across state borders unless we apply for permission to. Members of Parliament are censored and defamed. Pregnant women are arrested for a social media post. Activists who fight for democracy are imprisoned.
Our human rights are gone. OUR HUMAN RIGHTS ARE GONE!
Australia can no longer fight for itself. We have been silenced, assaulted, blackmailed and pscychologically damaged. We tried to fight this battle alone. The government has instilled so much fear that we have lost our vigour to fight. We are a broken nation. And although we will never give up, we need your help to continue our fight.
We need help from our international friends. We are seeking your support, to apply political and economic pressure on our leaders to change the destructive path we are on.
That is why we are organising a worldwide protest, with Australia excluded, in support of our plight for freedom.
This is an official SOS from my beautiful country. We plead with you to hear our cries for help.
Protest at your nearest Australian Embassy or Consulate on 4 December 2021, 12pm.