So proud to be part of this MASSIVE freedom rally:
Big crowds, colourful characters, spirited chanting, plenty of placards, energetic marches, large rallies, defying the system and standing up against corrupt authorities. That was once a big part of my life. It seems it may be once again – well over a half century later. Let me explain.
Yesterday I joined in what was called the largest protest march in Melbourne, if not in all of Australia. Various numbers have been suggested for Saturday’s march for freedom: 100,000, 200,000, 300,000, even 400,000. Of course the derelict lamestream media did little to cover it, and said idiotic things like 10,000 showed up. Yeah right, I was there. It was the biggest event I have ever been at in Australia.
I have been to the MCG with 75,000 footy fans, and that does not compare to what I experienced yesterday. And other cities around the nation also had very large and peaceful marches for freedom and an end to tyranny. I am happy to say that at the very least 200,000 were at the Melbourne rally, and easily a half million folks around the nation.
It was a glorious day indeed in Melbourne. Ideal weather conditions, a peaceful and passionate march from Parliament House to Flagstaff Gardens, and then rousing speeches to a HUGE crowd of supporters. All sorts of people were there: young and old, black and white, families and singles, long-hair and straight, conservative and liberal, etc.
All were united to stand for freedom and resist despotic governments and power-drunk politicians and leaders. Chants and songs, beach balls bouncing around, spontaneous outbursts and singing and even prayers, people hugging each other, being nice to each other, and even wafts of marijuana smoke were there – hey, I still recognise that smell from over 50 years ago! And no, I did not have any yesterday!
It was all very much Woodstock-like. It really did take me back – it was deja vu. It did remind me of my old hippy days: marching for freedom, resisting tyranny, large rallies with speeches and songs, people of all sorts being there with a common purpose. Of course back then I was not a Christian, but I did have a sense of justice, and a passion to find and proclaim truth while standing against injustice.
Back then we were against Big Brother Statism, against unaccountable and irresponsible governance, and against a political system that was unresponsive to the needs of the people, and was hellbent on simply consolidating more power and control.
And that was what yesterday’s marches were all about as well. It seems I have almost come full circle. I still reject Statist overreach and out-of-control governments. As I told those with me yesterday, it felt like the old days – from very long ago. Then it was a long-haired teenager marching against a corrupt system, and now an old guy marching against a corrupt system.
As spontaneous shouts and songs about freedom erupted all over the place, I was reminded of Richie Havens singing “Freedom” at Woodstock on August 15, 1969. I told my friends that Havens made it up on the spot – an impromptu performance. Old folks might remember it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf1B9ktRCkg
So it all took me back – way back. But now I have a much better foundation for participating in marches like this. Indeed, instead of just loud and angry protests, we also had so many Christians there praying and worshipping God. Everywhere I looked I saw signs and placards featuring Bible verses and scriptural truths. We did not just come to protest – we came to pray.
People power and God power is the necessary combination to pull down strongholds and defeat evil, as I wrote about recently: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2021/11/13/pulling-down-strongholds-and-evil-rulers/
So it was an amazing day with amazing people with amazing passion and desire to take back our liberties that were stolen away from us by Andrews. Yet “ugly thugs” was all that Despot Dan could say about these hundreds of thousands of peaceful and joyous protesters. What a disgusting and vile man he is.
I have long been praying for this guy – either that he is wondrously saved, or that he is moved out of the way. It seems he had a heart of stone and is about as much in league with diabolical forces as one can get. I also am praying for his Labor colleagues that still just might have a shred of humanity left – a bit of conscience left.
Maybe when they see these mass marches they might realise that the gig is up. They might begin to understand that Andrews is a corrupt megalomaniac and buffoon, and it is no longer worthwhile to slavishly support him. It is time for Labor politicians with some civility, rationality and humanity to turn on this tyrant and give him the boot. Please pray to that end.
This was one of the most encouraging and hope-filled days I have had in the past 20 months. It looks like the tide is turning. There is a real shift. And a shift in the heavenlies results in shifts here in the political, social and cultural realms.
Zillions of pics and videos of the Melbourne march are now out there. Here is a powerful short video with an aerial view of the MASSIVE crowds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECNSVblfRPY
Here is a good compilation of the day’s activities: https://www.bitchute.com/video/WIzy09x566dT/
One more very short one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwZ4E_FCZTs
And a terrific two-minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHxGlBM9V-8
And this is the great veteran John Murphy speaking to the crowd at Melbourne: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wabqypcccmas7pl/John%20Murphy%20video.mov
It was not just Melbournians coming in their tens of thousands: there were numerous busloads full of people who came in from rural Victoria. So this was a state-wide protest. The whole state has had enough of dictatorial lockdowns and assaults on our freedoms.
That is good news indeed. People are fed up with the health mandates, the forced injections, the discrimination and two-tiered system. They will not sit in silence and they will not be bullied by the autocrats and political power-trippers. They want their freedom. A half century ago we also marched for freedom. A yearning for freedom has long been a part of the human heart.
As G. K. Chesterton said in The Everlasting Man: “If there is one fact we really can prove, from the history that we really do know, it is that despotism can be a development, often a late development and very often indeed the end of societies that have been highly democratic. A despotism may almost be defined as a tired democracy. As fatigue falls on a community, the citizens are less inclined for that eternal vigilance which has truly been called the price of liberty; and they prefer to arm only one single sentinel to watch the city while they sleep.”
We all must stand up and be counted here. Who will join me at next week’s rally?