The arguments given by those supporting vaccine passports sound impressive, but do they really hold water? Last week I wrote 5 Reasons Why Vaccine Passports are an Ethical Disaster. It was met with plenty of praise and agreement—but more than a few rebuttals as well. Some who disagreed with me are in open support of compulsory… Read More The Case for Vaccine Passports is Feeble and Fading
Many Australians affirm mandatory vaccination without considering the implications. But no matter how you look at it, vaccine passports are an ethical disaster. A year ago, mandatory vaccines were almost unimaginable, the stuff of science fiction. Now vaccine passports are being presented to us as the best—if not the only—way out of Australia’s covid crisis. Recent… Read More 5 Reasons Why Vaccine Passports are an Ethical Disaster
Those of us who live in Western nations are incredibly blessed. “The rule of law” is a principle that has long protected us from tyranny. It is the conviction that kings and dictators no longer get to run our lives. Rather, we are governed by a Constitution — an irrevocable law that can only be amended by… Read More Have Our Leaders Let Power Get to Their Heads?
The organisation I work with, the Canberra Declaration, has launched a new petition calling on the Australian government and private companies to reject the use of vaccination certificates. I encourage all Australians to sign it. The petition is called Vaccine Passports: No Way, and it reads as follows: What makes Australia so wonderful is our… Read More Say No to Vaccine Passports
Beginning in early 2020, the corporate media was at pains to label as a ‘conspiracy theory’ the possibility that Covid-19 was leaked from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology. Media outlets assured us that the virus had arisen naturally in a population of bats before being passed on to a human host who inadvertently spread it… Read More Media Backflip: Wuhan Lab Leak No Longer a ‘Conspiracy Theory’
Pastor Artur Pawlowski from Calgary, Canada, has been arrested by a SWAT team on a busy highway for failing to close his church under Alberta’s strict Covid-19 health order. Enduring rough treatment during his arrest, Pastor Artur is now in jail, where he has been deprived of contact with his lawyers. According to Rebel News,… Read More There is Now an Underground Church in Canada
The words “conspiracy theory” are being thrown around a lot these days. Once upon a time this phrase was used sparingly to dismiss the quirky beliefs of a lunatic fringe. Now, conspiracy theories are talked about regularly in politics and the media. What is happening in the West that this label is suddenly being used… Read More So Are We All Conspiracy Theorists Now?
An unmistakable optimism has returned to countries like Australia as lockdown restrictions begin to ease. Even the news cycle has begun to focus on issues other than the coronavirus, to our collective relief. For several months there was blanket news coverage of the pandemic. Media outlets kept feeding our insatiable appetite to know more about… Read More Ten Things You May Not Know About COVID-19
This is a free country. It’s a phrase we’ve all used, even from schoolyard days—often to stand up to a bully trying to exert their control over us. “This is a free country” are words I repeated countless times as a child, long before I understood the concept of liberty. I guessed it had something… Read More Lockdown and Liberty: Is Australia Still a Free Country?
Today was going to be my wedding day. Angie and I had everything planned. A ceremony by the beach; our reception at the winery across the road from where I grew up; thirty guests joining us from overseas. But then corona came. I first read of the strange Wuhan virus back in January. By February,… Read More Last Year I Was Engaged—Now My Wedding’s Cancelled