Now is the time …….
I have woken early today feeling compelled to write something in response to what’s going on with the mandates and the vaccines and what is happening in Australia politically .
So after getting up at 5ish easing into the day , finding a warm cardigan to cosy up in , stuffing my face with picklets and butter and washing them down with pear juice and now sipping on a hot cuppa ….I’m sitting at my laptop ready to go.
Image courtesy of Quora.com.
I also want to give a shout out to some truly amazing people who are standing up and speaking out and leading the charge here in Australia to bring about an end to the draconian and tyrannical measures promoting a two tiered society , where in many Australians who have not only lost some very basic soverign human rights but are losing their jobs their livelihoods and their business and their homes .
Graham Hood (centre) and Johnny Larter (far left )image courtesy of Washington Post
The freedom fighters and social justice warriors I am most inspired by including Graham Hood and Johnny Larter and Michael Gray Griffith from Cafe Locked out and NSW Liberal politician Tania Davies are somehow managing to do this in a most human and loving and inclusive way without losing their sense of humour
Michael Gray Griffith from Cafe Locked Out
Some people are emerging for me as true heroes who keep the sun in my sky ,who keep my faith primed and my spirits optimistic that as we gradually move beyond the chaos and seeming insanity which prevails politically and economically both here and globally we are moving towards a better kinder more loving and connected and inclusive and equitable society here in Australia .
Firstly the mandates .What is really troubling to me is that even though on the surface of things things look to be going back to normal with the tracking dropped ,the mask wearing in many place now dropped and the borders opening up for the vaxxed at least ,it’s a very different story for increasing numbers of Australians who have made discerning personal choices not to take the jab and there is the now currently the existence of a two tiered society based in medical apartheid with the unvaxxed still continuing to be being deprived of some basic human freedoms and civil rights.Many have lost their jobs and their livelihoods and their meaningful and necessary volunteer positions Businesses and charities have lost staff and are having to close . Families are being torn apart and are being denied the opportunity to enjoy all the privileges of being part of a normal functioning society.
Convoy to Canberra Protests in February 2022
I may whinge about being refused entry to my local art gallery and not being to go to the cinema and eat out in certain places and travel interstate and overseas but a friend Gina who was a disability support worker with 9 different clients lost her job late last year with the support services agency who employed her because she refused to get the jab and now she has lost her job with Woolworths as well as Woollies have just made vaccination mandatory for all its employees(Guess I will be boycotting Woollies til their policies change )
Keeping my ear to the ground as I do , I hear many poignant stories about the hardships the arbitrary and draconian curtailment of peoples liberties inflict .I heard last year I heard the poignant tale which made me sad about the school where kids could not attend their senior prom unless they had been vaccinated.
During the recent floods which really knocked NSW country towns in Northern NSW around when all hands were urgently needed on deck to help with the rescue missions and clean up ,some volunteers who turned up to help out with the clean up were turned away because they had not been double jabbed.
Our local agricultural show has been cancelled because anyone attending the event needs to be
double jabbed (and on it goes )
Show society president launches an appeal to save the Nambour show as the mandates bite (photo courtesy of Sunshine Valley Gazette)
Here in Queensland the Premier is pushing for more emergency powers . and there is another massive rally planned this week in Canberra on the 29th of March See promotional post on Graham Hoods face Book page
Upcoming Rally at Parliament House in Canberra
Also is the disturbing reality that must be faced in that even people who have been double jabbed can still catch Covid so as it turns out the vax actually is not a deterrent to people getting Covid There is burgeoning and overwhelming evidence that the vaccines which haven’t had a chance to be properly tested are not even safe. There have been 146 reports of negative health repercussions associated with the vaccines reported to the TGA (Therapaeutic Goods Association )in the last 20 days . Some well credentialled medicos are coming forwards and saying that the death rate amongst vaccinated men between 18 and 60 due to periocarditis and myocarditis has increased by 40 percent .Sports players are dropping like flies because apparently the ingredients of the vaccine are activated to cause disruptive effects in the bodies pulmonary functions by increased strenuous physical activity …
When medical staff doctors,nurses and paramedics are speaking up and speaking out about their reservations and what they are seeing in their line fo work they are being deregistered with APRA they are losing their jobs and having their licsences taken away .Interestingly the head of APRA is Scott Morrisons brother .
As a result of the floods and the increase in fuel prices and staff shortages food prices are going through the roof . I went to my local IGA the other day and did a double take when they wanted to charge me $9.00 for an iceberg lettuce which are usually priced around the $3.00 mark .No thankyou. I will be growing my own and I give grateful thanks to my local Suncoast Christian Care cheap food shop which enables me to buy and sometimes obtain free all manner of interesting food goodies often lots of interesting vegetarian food goodies which normally cost heaps
Iceberg lettuce at my local IGA going for $7.00 a pop (for shame )
However as dire as things are and I could go on ad infinitum about the sad sad state of affairs politically and economically here in Australia none the less some very wonderful thing are coming out of the chaos and happening here in Australia.Some amazing and beautiful people are standing up and speaking out and leading the charge for positive change in this country .Unremitting and relentless freedom warriors who keep my spirits up and the sun shining in my day and who I would like to mention and give a shout to
Tania Davies NSW Lineral MP is one brave lady standing by her guns amidst vocierous opposition in her own party
There is now a good handful of politicians working from the inside to challenge the existing status quo regarding the mandates and shake things up People like Tania Davies and Pauline Hanson and Craig Kelly to name a few .You may not agree with their political persuasions but each of these people is about something bigger in their personal ethics and their stance on ending the mandates and their allegiance to protecting peoples sovereign freedoms and putting an end to the draconian unkind unfair and unjust medical apartheid which are causing Australia to currently exist as a two tiered system
My absolute heroes of the hour are Johhny Larter and Graham Hood
Link for Graham Hoods Facebook page : facebook.com/grahamhoodformerpilot/
Graham Hoods face book page has up to the minute posts and videos that can keep you informed with right up to the minute with the social justice action movements and protests happening around the country Its my go to place for keeping up with whats happening as at present
I have just eschewed watching maintstream TV at present . If mainstream media is not blah blahing on about Covid and encouraging people to get their 4th booster it’s the war in the Ukraine and I believe there is a very garbled message coming out in the mainstream media about what’s really going on there and really my plate is just full without adding a war to it
Most days I tune into Graham Hood and Johnny Larters Club SCOMO video posts which as well as providing some comic relief and giving the NSW Minster for health Brad Hazzard a bit of a hard time their broadcasts are full of newsy insightful updates about what’s going on socially and politically here in Australia . They both remain crystal clear about what the issues are and are doggedly determined and committed to seeing the mandates ended and people being allowed to return to work and travel and take full responsibility for making choices and decisions about their children concerning vaccinations
Johnny Larter who has also held a position of Deputy Mayor in the Snowy valleys Council is a paramedic who has been deregistered by APRA and who lost his job when he refused to be coerced into getting the jab He is an absolute and uncompromising bulldog in his commitment to speaking out the truth as he perceives it to be about the mandates and the vaccines He is also very astute and well informed about up to the minute details of what is going on in politics .
Graham Hood and Craig Kelly
As for Graham Hood what an amazing and beautiful man .Smart , savvy ,articulate compassionate and humanitarian to a fault ,an uncompromising freedom warrior and a great speaker with a wicked sense of humour . Once a pilot with QANTAS for over 50 years Graham Hood or Hoody now steers the most incredible movement of people coming together to create positive heart centred social change in this country.
Apart from his nightly club SCOMO posts with Johnny Larter ,he drives and sometimes flies around the country attending most of the protest rallies often appearing as a motivational speaker . His message is one of love and unity and kindness while maintaining a concerted commitment to his political and social agenda especially of seeing the mandates dropped as of yesterday and people being allowed to return to work . He and his wife Michele ( he only ever has nice things to say about claiming he was punching well above his weight when he married her ) have started a number of social initiatives including Hoodys helpers and Hoodies Heroes where people who have been disadvantaged and disenfranchised can connect and offer or reach out for support Now some 10,000 strong during the Northern NSW Floods Hoody galvanized a whole army of boots on the ground practical workers travelling in from all over the country to help with the rescue efforts and clean ups .Many of those workers were people who had lost their jobs due to their decision not to take the jab and had some spare time on their hands and decided to pitch in and help out
There are Hoodys helpers groups across Qld and NSW and these facebook pages now called Selfless Help while a new website called Hoodys Heroes is being built have provided an amazing vehicle for people to network and the outpouring of love and support and goodwill towards poeple in crisies shown especially during the floods when people themselves are doing it tough has just been phenomenal and very inspirational .
Graham Hood and His wife are a Christian couple and Graham’s work is very much a faith based mission but as he says if you like and feel aligned to what I am about please don’t discriminate against me because of my religion .
Graham and Michele are also actively involved in efforts to shut down the child sex trafficking industry across the globe . He recently interviewed the most amazing wonderful lady called Sonia from RESCUE DESTINY (The post is on Graham Hoods Facebook Page ) who has made it her mission to raise 10 million dollars for RESCUE DESTINY who go in to rescue and pull children out of the sex trafficking industry .Their work involves actually rescuing the captive children ,rehousing and rehabilitating and re educating them and setting them on a path towards new lives .Graham Hood has interviewed her in one of his latest posts about her work and she is amazing to listen to . Apparently the child sex slave industry is a billion dollar business and the gritty details of what these little children go through often including multiple rapes a day is pretty well unbearable even to think about. Destiny Rescue Agents identify child-sex-trafficking victims and gather the evidence needed to build a legal case against their traffickers. Their teams then work alongside law enforcement to free victims and arrest offenders.
More info about Destiny rescue can be found on their website at www.destinyrescue.org.au
Sonia is holding a DESTINATION RESCUE BANQUET somewhere in Sydney later in March and I’d encourage readers in NSW to support it .
Even close to home I love that everyday people are standing up moving forwards with their heart centred missions in life and making a difference I reside in Yandina which is close to Nambour an old sugar producing and pineapple producing town .It went through a terrible slump there for a while with businesses closing down at an alarming rate but is slowly coming back to life again with lots of little holistic start ups and charitable ventures happening The Christian outreach centres with their cafes and Op shops are in a boom as are the disability service providers thick on the ground in Nambour The Neighbourhad Centre is thriving , as is the cheap food shop Suncoast Christian Care . Humanity and kindness resourcefulness and good works are alive and well in Nambour .I like that you can be a dag in Nambour and indeed it is almost expected . I have lived in many beautiful holiday and tourist towns where you felt like you need to get dressed up in the latest designer gear to keep up with the tourists even to go up and but a litre of milk .Definately not the scene in Nambour.
Recently opened crafters cafe and Op shop in Nambour Funds raised are channelled into Youth Work projects
I actually have had a bit of a love /hate relationship with Nambour I used to hate going there because the energy can be so blah and heavy at times but lately I have been able to rub the dust away from the surface veneer and apparency of things and underneath I do find a truly humanitarian and kind and beating heart in Nambour .
I cite my experience of waiting for a taxi in Nambour and chatting to this this dear old lady who half way through our conversation suddenly pulled out a wad of ‘ Scratchies ( instant lottery tickets ) and gave me several She was a pensioner who had come into an inheritance and every week spent considerable money on Scratchies giving them away to people she met to add a little fun and magic to their day .I might have won $3.00 which of course I spent on more scratchies which didnt pay out ( as it goes) but I was touched by the woman’s generosity and her unique spin on her ways in which she might reach out to contribute a little magic and fun to her community
Now is the time then for all good Aussies to answer the clarion call to take heart centred steps to rally your discernment and your nouse and your resources to align to and become the positive change you wish to see in your particular orbit of influence and in the world