People Power and Freedom

The Canberra rally for freedom is a massive game-changer:

There is one thing that will always be with us: those who want to tyrannically rule over others. But there is also this: those who will resist such tyranny. The desire for freedom from tyranny, oppression and injustice runs deep in so many people. So as the tyrants rule, the masses either submit like sheep, or they start to rise up against the oppression.

We are seeing this happening all over the Western world. People are sick of the lies, the spin, the propaganda, and the narrative. They are rising up and taking a stand. They want their freedoms back. They want their basic human rights back. They want their liberties back. They are angry and they aren’t going to take it anymore.

Right now one of the biggest rallies in Australian history is taking place in Canberra. Inspired by the freedom convoy in Canada, it is a stirring sight to see hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens telling Big Government and Big Media they have had enough.

Indeed, what has been happening in Canada has been one of the amazing events of this century so far. Just as late last century people power around the world resulted in the Berlin Wall coming down and the end of godless communism, so here we are seeing a people power revolution in action.

In Canada there has been so much inspiring action taking place. There have been no riots and looting and cities burning down as when Black Lives Matter and other militant leftist causes took place. People throughout Canada have supported the truckers. They have made them meals and sheltered them. They have contributed millions of dollars to the cause.

When tyrannical governments sought to wipe out the protest, people power again sprang into action. When truckers were denied the right to get petrol, ordinary Canadians in the thousands brought them jerry cans full of petrol. But we must pray for these brave truckers and their supporters.

Trudeau has been a full-tilt Stalin here, making life hellish for the freedom fighters. And this just in from Ontario: “Ontario Premier Doug Ford declared a state of emergency over the ‘siege’ in Ottawa and trucker blockades at border crossings saying those who refuse to leave will face ‘severe’ consequences including $100,000 fines and even jail time.” www.thestar.com/politics/provincial/2022/02/11/ford-declares-state-of-emergency-in-ontario-over-truck-blockades.html

These tyrants are acting just like tyrants always act; with brute force, violence and oppression. Crack down on freedom and democracy in order to stay in power and control. This is a real war folks.

Canberra Convoy

As to what is happening in the nation’s capital right now, it continues to grow and expand. While the lamestream media seems to be ignoring it, the alternative media is showing us an absolutely massive rally with people from all over the nation still pouring in.

I know many people personally who have made the long trip there. I wish I could be there myself. And most of the folks I know who are there are committed, on-fire Christians. They know that this is ultimately a spiritual battle. They know that freedom matters. And they know that freedom is all of a piece – when freedoms are taken away in one area, they will be taken away in other areas.

One very keen Christian who has been behind much of this is the fantastic Graham Hood. The former Qantas pilot first made huge waves last year when he posted a very moving and powerful video about what was happening in this country with all the mandates, lockdowns, statist coercion and health fascism. It went viral overnight and was seen by hundreds of thousands of people. I first discussed it here: billmuehlenberg.com/2021/09/08/the-covid-untouchables/

Graham has sent out this prayer request about what is now happening:

I need massive prayer. Satan is not even hiding himself here. I am being protected by good people but threats have been made against my life and I have been ordered to stop praying at the rallies. Hundreds of people have come to be baptised and we have no facility to do it nor the time. I must go home after the rally for medical reasons and I fought. I will return. I am almost totally crushed by all this. I can’t believe what Jesus went through if this is any judge. Please gather as many as you can to cover me. It’s that serious. Whatever happens, pray that God be glorified.

He is one of so many brave Christians fighting for our freedoms. When I attended the massive freedom marches in Melbourne late last year – rallies that drew several hundred thousand marchers each – everywhere I looked there were Christians. They were singing, dancing, praying and evangelising.

But some folks still don’t get it. Why these marches for freedom? One social media post making the rounds tries to explain:

For all the people who don’t understand what the freedom protests around the world are about
Convoy to the Capital… Why?
Well here’s why…
It’s for the family members banned from visiting loved ones in nursing homes.
It’s for the people who couldn’t attend funerals and bury their loved ones.
It’s for censorship on all social media platforms.
It’s for all the people too afraid to speak up in fear of being called conspiracy theorists.
It’s for the people who willingly got the J because they were told it would end the lockdowns.
It’s for the people who willingly got the J so they could open their business again, only to be told they can’t.
It’s for all the people who can no longer buy homes because of housing unaffordability and unavailability.
It’s for the people who didn’t want to get J but were coerced to.
It’s for the people who don’t want to give up their freedom of choice.
It’s for the people who only want answers to the many questions that haven’t been answered.
It’s for the people told to be too afraid to hug their family and visit their friends.
It’s for the kids to go back to being kids and to stop having to live their lives revolving around politicians’ whims.
It’s for all the religious people who were told their faith “doesn’t count”.
It’s for all the families that lost a loved one to suicide.
It’s for all the people who took their own lives due to this entrapment.
It’s for the mental health advocates that love and care but who aren’t being supported and heard.
It’s for our people too, especially our teenagers, who can’t access the mental health services and counselling that they so much need.
It’s for all the thousands of nurses, doctors, police, emergency services of all kinds, teachers, early childhood workers & many other trade workers who have lost their job due to not wanting to have the J for their own personal beliefs.
It’s for the people who want their lives back.
For the restaurants to serve food to everyone.
For the bars to play music.
For the students to learn.
For the kids to be free.
For the people made homeless.
For people who want to work but are forced not to.
This is for those people.
This is for trying to silence honest and hardworking citizens.
This is for all the people told they can’t go to church.
This is for trying to steal local water assets via Three Waters Reform.
This is for trying to restrict our freedom of speech, our fundamental democratic right.
This is for trying to remove our religious freedoms through shaming & bullying.
This is for spending billions on advertising campaigns instead of using it to actually care for our sick & elderly.
What a shame!
This is for the abuse taking place in our long term care facilities that have been swept under the rug for too long.
This is for the sufferers of adverse side effects being ignored & shamed.
This is for the lives that we lost to the J.
We will never forget you nor will we stop fighting for the justice we deserve.
This is for trying to demonise good people.
This is for trying to create a two-tier society.
Never in my life have I ever seen the healthy punished and the sick untreated…
Why have we made the cure worse than the problem itself?
This is for the 300,000 surgeries canceled because of the “health emergency”.
This is for the people that died waiting for their surgery.
This is for the people who died alone in the hospital without being able to hold the hands of their loved ones.
This is for everyone, even those that don’t think they need it, it’s for them and their children too.
This is for the shattered relationships of families and friends, divided by the hysterical fear-mongering conducted by their government and media.
This is for the exhausted nurses.
This is for the doctors that are threatened.
This is for all the front line workers… delivery trucks, grocery store clerks & emergency service workers who are constantly working overtime.
This too is for our children, who we teach to stand strong, bold & firm.
May they be able to stand tall once again and declare too that they have a dream.
But finally this is for everyone of us, may we all be one people again.
“Courage is infectious & so is Unity.”

I close with how an alternative media site is describing the action. Their headline alone is terrific: “The Day Australia Changed Forever. 12 February, 2022. Protesters Ring Australia’s National Capital”. The piece begins:

They’ve come with their dogs. They’ve come with their kids. They’ve come with their hearts. There are an estimated 200,000 protesters on one Canberra campsite alone. Today is the Ground Zero of days; when the nation stood up and said no to the authoritarian derangement which has overtaken the country.

 

In one telling incident, last night the police declared the Epic camp site on the outskirts of Canberra to be full and blocked the entrance. A crowd instantly gathered, chanting “Let them in, let them in”. An opera singer boomed out from the chaos: “Australian sons let us rejoice, for we are young and free.” And within the hour, the police were forced into an ignominious retreat, and once again the cars, trucks and caravans, estimated at some 350 an hour, continued to pour in through the night.

 

The atmosphere is absolutely electric; some say “spirit drenched”. “You will be telling your grandchildren you were here. They cannot take our freedom.” Many people say exactly the same thing: “I was drawn to be here.” “This is a big victorious day, a great day,” declared one protester. afipn.com.au/the-day-australia-changed-forever-12-february-2022-protestors-ring-australias-national-capital/

I and millions of other ordinary Australians are absolutely thrilled to see this taking place. I have real hope now for this nation – hope that I did not have for a very long time. People are waking up and they are standing up for freedom. Wonderful!

It is time to take our country back!

[1830 words]

31 Replies to “People Power and Freedom”

  1. Thanks Bill. Maybe Scomo will see the light and stand up for our freedoms. Maybe just this is his one chance to turn things around and save his government.

  2. Bill
    Great stuff, Thank you.
    Just one point. The fall of the Berlin Wall did not see the end of Communism. It has simply re-emerged in new clothes, as anti-family, environmental, industrial, education and others where we now see the deep hand of anti-God socialism in the form of atheistic humanism imposing its deep hand across the globe. The communists of the 1950s and 60s are still there, just wearing different clothes and pretending they are concerned about world events when what they seek to do is control world events. We are warned that we are facing danger as the world did in the 1930s. And the answer can only lie in standing for our Judaeo-Christian values and praying that God will act in His time and way that will glorify Him and let those who oppose Him see His power, glory and majesty.

  3. Yes quite right David. When the Soviet bloc collapsed, Marxism did not disappear, it simply found a new home: in most Western universities, media outlets, and so on.

  4. I can’t be there in person, but I’m absolutely there in spirit. Thank you to every single person who is in Canberra standing up for our nation.

  5. Perhaps a million freedom marchers in Canberra today, but the lying lamestream media talks of thousands – IF it covered the story. And all that the “conservative” Sky News can do is talk about some anti-vaxxers – those clowns are just as pathetic as the rest of fake news media.

  6. Yes Michael, since the fascist censors at the lamestream media will not cover it, citizen journalists with drones were recording this ground-breaking day with hundreds of thousands of folks marching for freedom.

  7. Unfortunately people think they can repeatedly vote in pagan atheists and we somehow will not lose our God-given rights. Just look at China, soviet Russia, Cambodia, Nth Korea etc.

    Here we have a woman from a domestic violence charity being recorded by Scottish police as a hate insident because she maintains the necessity of recognising biological sex.

    https://www.christian.org.uk/news/police-scotland-visited-domestic-abuse-charity-boss-to-check-thinking-behind-womens-safety-tweets/

    The thought police coming to a charity hear you in the not-too-distant future if we don’t wake up very soon.

  8. Sincere thanks to all who got to Canberra. We need to get some Christians into the fed Government.
    United Australia party has Christians standing in Bradfield and north Sydney, May God bless them,
    Phil

  9. Dear Bill,
    Your article and some of the videos from commentators are truly heartwarming and fills me with hope. Maybe soon these dark times we have lived through will be behind us. It is the power of the human spirit which is at work here. Our good and merciful Father God did not mean us to live in fear. He created us free to choose to live by His commandments. God Bless all those at the freedom rallies around the world. They have my heartfelt prayers and thanks. I wish I could be with them.

  10. This is brilliant news…may God keep moving and using those who have stood for freedom, prayed for freedom of expression and cried out to Him in prayer, and approached MP’s in Canberra and suffered to show they mean what they say…May God help restore some of the broken families, the ones without jobs, the ones who suffered close of businesses, protect the truckies and products moving in and out of the states, and reward and protect the health workers who have taken on so much of the hard work of tending to the sick. May God continue to awaken our population to the danger at our doorstep and in our midst from false ideologies and those who want to take power and the right to express an opinion or speak out for reason and expose what is evil.

  11. Thanks Bill, for those important quotes.
    Note that according to Sky News and elsewhere in the MSM “the official estimates of the crowd was about 10,000”. What absolute claptrap!! This sort of mendacious reporting is part of the reason people were out there yesterday: at least a million strong, and in the nation’s capital! They are not prepared to endure the media’s lies any longer. All they are doing is cherry-picking a couple of negative incidents (if indeed they are that), and one or two placards they dislike, and exploiting them to advance a pre-conceived narrative. They have long given up reporting.

    I note that ScoMo in a response tried to tell us, “Don’t look at me. It’s the premiers who brought in the mandates.” What he omits to say is that he has stood by and let them do it—with his blessing and endorsement. However, in saying what he did he looked like one who is deeply rattled by the scale of the demonstration.

    Then we have Albo, sneering at ‘the fringe minority’, and telling them, “Just go home”. I remember when there was a convoy of trucks back in 2013 (I think), and when it arrived in Canberra Albo dismissed it as a Liberal Party orchestrated stunt, and contemptuously described it in Parliament as “a convoy of no consequence”. Is he saying the same this time around? From what he has said already (“Just go home”) he has only inflamed the protesters even more, and dug his political grave even deeper. That sort of elitist snobbery is in part what has brought the protesters on to the streets of the national capital.

  12. I’ll go right now! Is it still happening? I’m too old to go to war again but this is just as important. This fight is for the future of my grandchildren.

  13. Bill,
    I am intrigued by how much things don’t change. The saying that roughly goes:” As much as things change, things stay the same” rings true with any discourse on the freedom of speech. Modern democracies definitively do not have freedom of speech.

    Why one would ask? Well in a place where one person can “identify” as another gender and be praised for their courage but another person can be vilified for stating their is only one God, it would be disingenuous to then state that freedom of speech actually exists. It is not the issues behind the two aforementioned positions held that are of concern but the freedom to express them that is the issue.

    The mark of an intelligent debate is often found in the ability to distinguish between these two elements. An issue cannot be seriously debated if any opposing or differing view is immediately and dismissively labelled as racist, phobic or any other dismissive and/or vitriolic adjectives.

    So I found it interesting when I came across a representation of Sokrates in a video game that actually made me stop the game and think about what was said.

    Anyways, as my family often reminds me, after that long winded introduction, I thought I would pass on these gems that still ring true:

    First some actual quotes from Socrates:
    People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid. Socrates
    “Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” ? Socrates
    “The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.” ? Socrates
    People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid. – Socrates
    “Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” ? Socrates
    This quote made me laugh. “The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.” ? Socrates.

    A scene from a video game – Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. I found the scene interesting because it was as though the writer wanted the player to be provoked into their own thoughts about free speech. Please note that these are not represented as actual quotes from Socrates but written as though they were said by him.
    In the scene there are three possible responses to a question posed:
    1.
    Aristophanes turned to Kassandra.
    • Aristophanes: Do you agree with Sokrates that Hermippos should say what he wants?
    • Kassandra: They’re only words. Hermippos should be able to say what he wants.
    • Sokrates: No matter what he says? What if he devoted his life to slandering you – not just in Athens, but throughout the land?
    • Kassandra: Saying what he wants doesn’t mean he would escape my spear.
    • Sokrates: Then everything we say has a consequence, even if we are allowed to say it. An intriguing thought, wouldn’t you agree?
    2.
    Aristophanes turned to Kassandra.
    • Aristophanes: Do you agree with Sokrates that Hermippos should say what he wants?
    • Kassandra: This may be the first time I’ve seen Sokrates listen more than he speaks.
    • Aristophanes: Remember it well – you may not see it ever again.
    • Sokrates: I prefer to think before I speak. And now, having thought, I shall. Tell me – just as I am allowed to say what I wish, should not all be allowed to do the same?
    • Aristophanes: Of course not! And there’s much you’ve said that I’d say you shouldn’t have, Sokrates!
    • Sokrates: What if what I say offends one, but is loved by another? Should I say nothing in fear of what people may think?
    • Aristophanes: That would be nice, yes.
    3.
    Aristophanes turned to Kassandra.
    • Aristophanes: Do you agree with Sokrates that Hermippos should say what he wants?
    • Kassandra: Most people should keep their words to themselves, including Hermippos.
    • Sokrates: What if you believe Hermippos should not be given the right to speak, but others do? Who then decides what speech is allowed? It is a dangerous path to tread.
    • Aristophanes: And one I clearly must. How you can stand up for Hermippos when he attacks Perikles is beyond me.
    • Sokrates: I stand up for no one, only truth and freedom of speech.
    So if speech has boundaries is it truly free?

  14. Bill, thanks for writing this up. My husband went (first protest ever) and he said it was encouraging to see all the crosses being carried around as well as a statue of Our Lady. There are many brothers in Christ in this fight against evil tyrrany.

    Some things not covered by the media :
    No toilets, they were purposely all locked. People who tried to organize for portaloos were stopped by the government.
    No water available.
    What appeared to be Sonic weapons deployed against the peaceful protestors.

    God bless you Bill!

  15. The scandal must surely be the way there is one law for the people and one for the leaders.
    People seem to take lightly the fact that whilst the nations endures the most draconian restrictions on their very lives, Boris Johnson and the rest of his cronies, like Matt Hancock, Neil Ferguson & Co.Ltd. flaunt their contempt for the people by openly breaking the rules and partying.

    Boris bears a striking resemblance to Napolean the pig
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAEXcoGUwAEt4y2.jpg

    This is straight out of George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” where the pigs ordered that no animal was to live in houses or sleep in beds and yet this is exactly what the pigs did.

    Even the mainstream media are prepared to give Johnson a pass, saying that we need move onto more important issues like running the country or dealing with Putin.

    But has it never been thus with Pharisees, hypocrites and tyrants?

  16. My loved ones went to Canberra from Darwin along with many others. One car with 2 drivers made the road trip in 42 hours. Unfortunately I was not “free” to go due to the current NT mandates.

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