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David Bell
David Bell
David Bell, Senior Scholar at Brownstone Institute, is a public health physician and biotech consultant in global health. He is a former medical officer and scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO), Programme Head for malaria and febrile diseases at the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) in Geneva, Switzerland, and Director of Global Health Technologies at Intellectual Ventures Global Good Fund in Bellevue, WA, USA.

The painless extinction of formerly free Australia

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The Demise of Frogs

If you place a frog in cool water and slowly raise the temperature, it’s said that you can boil it without it noticing and fighting to free itself. I never tested this, as I liked frogs too much. During my childhood in southeast Australia, I could walk out into the backyard, lift a piece of wood, and pick up 2 to 3 frogs every time. Virtually every piece of wood.

The cacophony of frogs at night after rain sometimes kept us awake. We used to go down to the showgrounds and fill our gumboots with tadpoles we scooped from the horse troughs. But by the time I left home at 17 years of age, the frogs were gone. We did not notice that happening either, until it was over.

Australia is a world leader in the extinction of amphibians. This was just a small corner of that problem, set deep in Dan Andrews country. Australia is also a world leader in the extinction of human rights and Western concepts of democracy. That came about the same way. It came to the boil so slowly that, still, hardly anyone has noticed.

If you are an average Australian, you have no cultural memory of being colonized, being invaded, fighting for independence, of civil war or of fighting to overthrow a dictatorial regime. Things are different if you are an indigenous Australian, but that is quite another story. For the majority, government is a benign and motherly operation that was set up by the British crown to oversee the taking, ‘settling,’ and administration of land, so you could bring up your kids and play footy.

As a democracy based on people who believed in giving those of similar appearance a fair go, we saw ourselves as basically freedom-loving, willing to fight for a cause elsewhere, but never considering we might actually have to fight for a cause back home.

Turning up the Heat

Three years ago, a variant of a coronavirus that targeted the elderly was reported near a lab in China that worked on modifying bat coronaviruses to make them more infectious to people. A ship carrying a lot of old people, the Diamond Princess, then became a microcosm of virus transmission while at sea, but hardly anyone died. So, we (i.e., the whole world) knew that this was not a virus that would harm the vast majority of people, especially working-age adults and children. Bad for some, but mostly a bad cold.

Then a few things happened that people everywhere seem to prefer to excuse or forget but shouldn’t. They happened in much the same way, often with precisely the same messaging, in a lot of countries, which is interesting in itself. But Australia was a particular case because the population proved so malleable. This is just a part of what Australian governments did, but don’t want to face:

  • People were put under house arrest, in some places for months on end, allowing them to leave for an hour or two every day for a short walk if they did not meet others.
  • People were forced to cover their faces, despite extensive evidence showing masks won’t make any significant difference.
  • Businesses that families had built for generations were forced to close and go bankrupt.
  • State borders, formerly a sign on the side of the road, were closed and patrolled by the police and military, preventing ordinary Australians from going to their parents’ funerals or taking kids to hospital.
  • Schools were closed despite early studies showing they were not where significant transmission happened.
  • Camps were built and used for mass incarceration of perfectly healthy people, pulled from their families.
  • People were required to register their ID to enter shops and purchase fuel, so that the government could later track them.
  • Then, police covered in black body armor, hanging off armored cars, were sent through the streets of Melbourne to intimidate and abuse the public. When this was insufficient to instill full compliance, they beat people up in the street, even old people. Then they fired rubber bullets at people who thought they should be able to meet with their mates, right outside the Shrine of Remembrance (a place once sacred to Australian culture).
  • They even arrested people, at home and in front of their kids, for organizing meetings on Facebook.
  • And the national borders were closed to keep people like me from visiting family and friends in my own homeland (despite my passport asking other countries, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen of Australia, to give me safe passage).

Australia was under a brutal dictatorial regime (factually), and most people loved it. Their media pretended the government was protecting them from chaos, that the rest of the world was dying, and only far-right extremists supported human rights in a ‘pandemic’ that killed at an average age of 80. By shooting at people and beating up old ladies, the government was keeping them safe. Just as governments were supposed to.

After treating their public like criminals, the governments made a confidential deal with a large pharmaceutical company, pre-ordering hundreds of millions of doses of an experimental genetic medicine that had been shown in animal trials to spread through the body, increasing fetal malformations and pregnancy failures. Calling it a vaccine rather than a genetic medicine, they avoided trials that would look for increases in cancer or genetic malformations (as of course are required for genetic medicines). They avoided testing it on pregnant women but told them to take it anyway.

Stadiums were even filled with kids to mass vaccinate them, despite their vanishingly small risk of dying, and no evidence that vaccinating them would protect others. People were then told they would not be allowed to work or study unless they were injected with this new drug.

Building on Success

Now Australia, like much of the world, has an unusually high adult mortality that does not seem to be related to Covid. But the media, who have been very supportive of the people who made a lot of money from all this (some did), continue to play the role that official media in dictatorial regimes usually do. So most Australians don’t even know.

Eventually, stories of gross oppression and mass harm tend to rise to the surface, and fascism can only survive if discussion of reality is suppressed. So, the Australian government is now introducing legislation that will prevent the average person from openly discussing stuff the government does not like.

Saying something against the coal mining sector, for instance, might land a half million dollar fine for ‘harming a section of the economy.’ So might criticizing a vaccination program, pointing out that the government has misled the public about its safety and effectiveness. The government is excluding itself from such sanctions – it will be able to make stuff up with impunity. Australians are accepting this as a ‘fair go.’

Extinction is permanent

But Australians have been fully boiled now, and it appears they will really do pretty much whatever they are told. It is so much easier to go along than to take a stand. And if your neighbors and the media are pretending everything is just like it always was, then it is simplest to just agree.

This is, of course, not just Australia. It is most countries that have become fat and complacent in the West over the past 75 years, believing they were beyond the reach of fascists and petty dictators and were too advanced to comply with such tyrants. In truth, feudalism is the norm and the last 75 years were an aberration, built on the backs of greater people who fought to throw off the shackles of peasantry.

We are about to find out whether the frogs really boil to oblivion, or whether they recognize the water is scalding and make the effort to leap to freedom – even risking a fall and injury in the process. After all, standing against tyrants was never actually supposed to be safe. The water is quite hot. It is not the experiment as I imagined it to be, but we are soon to find the answer.

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  1. Excellent article. 100% agree on all points.

    On the menu for 2024:

    1) Censorship
    2) More economic woes
    3) More forever wars
    4) Another blatantly rigged US election
    5) a WHO pandemic treaty
    6) Digital ID and CBDC (to enforce point 5)
    7) MRNA in everything (whether we like it or not)

    Evil people run the world. Our society is fat, lazy and cowardly just as you say. Dark days are coming.

  2. Great opinion article. Thank you. Also to add to the basket of awareness the last half of another frog tale of three frogs and a bucket of milk
    🐸 🐸 🐸 …The frog on top continued to shout down, “You’ll never make it. Give up and die peacefully”. Unfortunately one of the two struggling frogs could not continue and disappeared below the surface never to be seen again. The one remaining continued despite the discouragement of the frog on top of the bucket. After a short while his feet had a soft yellow substance to stand on. He had made butter out of the cream on top of the milk. No sooner had he enough for a foothold he then positioned himself and jumped clean out of the bucket! When rejoined by the frog on top he thanked him profusely for all the encouragement he had shouted down to him. He would never have made it without his help. The frog who survived was deaf!

  3. People can stop this within a week ,don’t pay your bills don’t go to work and don’t go to the supermarkets one week that’s all it would take ,

  4. “After all, standing against tyrants was never actually supposed to be safe”.
    For the tyrants.
    Tyrants hardly ever die of old age.
    And the frog story is a myth.We frogs will eat them like the parasitic insects THEY are.

  5. Australia is not the free country I remember 20 or sop years ago, when I lived there. These days I would not put foot in the place. We need to ensure the tyranny does not spread here to NZ.


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