1144 No Mandates ?

Mandating Mandates


These days it is de rigueur to complain about, and demonstrate against the CoViD Vaccination Mandates. People criticize the perceived loss of freedom. They don’t want to be forced to have to do anything against their will, least of all ‘put that poison’ into their bodies. They decry they are ‘living in a police state’.


There are a couple of problems with that stance. 


In the first place, on closer scrutiny we may have to acknowledge that, yes, we indeed live in a police state - always have and hopefully always will. Who do you call when you get mugged at the ATM? When your car is stolen or when a drunk-driver crashes into you? When your house is burgled? When rowdy louts bash up your son at night, or your daughter gets raped? 


But what about the CoViD vaccination mandate? For certain groups of professionals there are mandates to get vaccinated against CoViD, to protect the community against further spread of the virus and to ensure a high standard of public health is maintained. 

To protest against these mandates is inconsistent and irrational.


Are those protesting against the vaccination mandate not aware of the other dozens of mandates in public life - many of them restricting their ‘freedom’ to a much larger degree?

Like the mandate to have a driver license if they wish to drive a car. The speed limit mandate. The Harbour Bidge toll mandate. The stop at red traffic lights mandate. The keep left mandate. The mandate to park for a limited time in restricted areas and to pay for it. Drink driving? There’s a mandate about that; heard of it? 


And not least the mandate to inoculate your child against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough as well as measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox before they are allowed into kindy or school; and to get vaccinated against cholera, tuberculosis and typhoid etc if you wish to travel to certain countries.


You don’t want to have ‘that poison put into your body’? Tell me about it: I am a diabetic, I have injected ‘poison’ into me twice a day for twenty five years. If I hadn’t done so I would have died last century. Tell a cancer sufferer about it. When you have a car crash, all sorts of stuff is injected into you to keep you alive - do you ask the paramedic, “excuse me, what’s in that stuff you’re administering?”


Anyway, are medicines - are vaccines - poison? Of course they are; one has to be very, very careful with all medications, they are potentially very dangerous; I’d die if I injected too much insulin. But applied correctly, are they good for us? Well, yes.


Over the past hundred years our life expectancy doubled. Why? Because of a healthier life style with better nutrition, clean water and improved hygiene, as well as successful medical interventions - above all vaccinations. Vaccines have been called the most successful medical intervention in human history. More than a dozen and a half vaccines have been invented since the Second World War, which have eradicated or mitigated many diseases.

So, do medicines - including vaccines - save lives? Of course they do. In fact just this century more than a hundred million lives were saved by vaccinations. Furthermore, vaccines are recognised to be extremely safe, including the various CoViD vaccines. Of course some people will experience side effects, but they're minute in comparison to the good the vaccines do.


What about all those mandates impinging on our ‘freedom’? Were one to argue that we are not free, from a certain point of view that indeed would be correct. But are those the ‘freedoms’ worth fighting, even just demonstrating for? It’s a truism that if people followed their urge to do anything they want, chaos would ensue.


The point is that there is a profound misunderstanding of the term freedom in play here. To get an understanding of the concept, one is well advised to study people like Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Steve Biko, Martin Luther King, Sophie and Hans Scholl, Aung San Suu Kyi, to name a few. 


Perspective, please.



I have blogged a fair bit about CoViD:

1155 Inquiry into CoViD

Cross Party Inquiry on the Australian 
Government’s Response to COVID-19

1147 CoViD Fake News

Mis-information and Dis-information:
What's the difference?

1144 No Mandates ?

Say No To Vaccine Mandates ...
Really ?

1140 Vaccine or poison?

Are medicines, like the CoViD vaccines, poison?
Of course they are!

1127 CoViD deaths in the US 

CoViD is a leading cause of death in the US.
But guess who's dying the most?

1126 "I did my own research." 

Doing your own research may have
consequences beyond your expectations

1122 Jacqui Lambie says it like it is

The nation listened, when
Jacqui Lambie said it like it is

1121 No Vacc, Yes Covid

Alan Kohler says it like it is:
Not vaccinated? 
You'll get immunity by contracting CoViD.
If you survive.

1120 CoViD Vacc Wrongs

CoViD Vacc Conspiracy Wrongs 

1114 The last Anti-vaccer's Dream 

a satire by Paul McDermott

1113 Joe Rogan 

Joe Rogan has lost his mind

1110 The Who, How and Why of COVID-19 

A Quadrant essay referencing Craig Kelly and
adapting his 'science' re. alternative meds

1109 Why not vaccinate? 

This is the conundrum of our times:
Why would one want to not get vaccinated?

1107 CoViD Facts and their Sources

Three people to listen to about CoViD
and vaccinations


Finally: The authorities may wise up 

1104 What is it like to get CoViD?

What does it actually feel like when you have Covid? 

1098 We're all gonna die ...

Here we have it: A conspiracy theorist proves to us that we're all gonna die, unless we believe his nutty nonsense and don't get vaccinated!@#$%^&*(

1091 CoViD Anti- and Non-Vaccing

Taking the Red Pill on CoViD vaccine Redux 

1088 Taking the 'Red Pill' on CoViD vaccines

To be taking the 'Red Pill' on CoViD vaccine 
alternatives means to face reality and facts 

1082 Vaccination? Yes? No? Maybe?

Should we get vaccinated against Covid? 

1053 5G and CoViD conspiracies

Does 5G cause the Corona Virus Disease?
If you inform yourself on social media ... yes.

1031 The 5G / Covid-19 Conspiracy

This is serious:
5G will give you COVID-19
It must be true, it's all over Facebook

1030 The Trumpvirus

The Trumpvirus ...
incompetence, ignorance and negligence in action

1022 Trump: It's gonna be just fine

Trumps has it under control
and it's gonna be just fine

1021 The existential question regarding COVID 19

There are many questions about COVID 19   
but one is truly existential 

1020 More Corona Virus

Here's the in-depth info on Covid 19 you need
brought to us by Kurzgesagt

1019 Coronavirus anyone?

What can every individual do regarding the Coronavirus? Flatten the curve.