It’s time for America to impose crippling economic sanctions. Not on Russia. On Austria.
For human rights violations.
Australia, France, Canada and Italy as well.
Regime change must not be ruled out in any of those places, either.
Their governments have simply become too authoritarian.
That’s my new thing. I’m going to start talking about tyrannical Western governments the way the US Foreign Policy Establishment talks about middle eastern governments it wants to overthrow.
Austria’s parliament on Thursday approved making Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for adults from next month, becoming the first European country to do so despite a wave of protests opposing the measure.
Compulsory vaccinations against Covid remain rare worldwide, though Ecuador, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Indonesia and Micronesia have introduced such schemes.
Tens of thousands have demonstrated against mandatory vaccination in regular weekend rallies since the measure was announced in November in a bid to drive up the country’s vaccination rate.
Don’t you mean drive up Pfizer’s profit margins? Or whatever evil pharma company vaccine Austria uses.
And about all these protests: seems like a big deal over there in Europe. Why hasn’t the US media mentioned anything about it?
But all parties, except the far-right, supported the measure, with the new legislation passing with 137 votes in favour and 33 votes against it. “It is adopted with the (necessary) majority,” Doris Bures, second president of the National Council, said.
The craziest part is that Austria is going full-blown fascist as England ends all of its Covid restrictions.
It is so obvious right now that all governmental efforts to “stop the virus” are futile and pointless. We have some nations admitting that right now, but we have other nations doubling and tripling down on failure and tyranny. Eventually the “UK model” will win out–I’m confident of that. But in the meantime, people in other countries are going to have to prepare to deal with A LOT of moronic bullshit.
To date 72 percent of Austrian residents have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus — in line with the European Union-wide average of just more than 70 percent but several percentage points below regional neighbours such as Italy and France.
But apparently a 72% vaccination isn’t enough, because the virus is still spreading.
Or maybe the vaccines don’t work.
Under the new law, after an initial “introductory phase” those holding out against the jab can face fines of up to 3,600 euros ($4,084) from mid-March.
What happens if you refuse to pay? I’m sure no one is going to pay this.
The government initially wanted to cover everyone aged 14 and older, but now the measure only applies to adults, except pregnant women and those with a medical exemption.
You’re about to see people paying off doctors for medical exemptions.
The overwhelming majority of MPs from all parties voted in favour of the law, with the leaders of the opposition Social Democrats (SPOe) and the liberal NEOS lending their backing to the centre right-green coalition.
The only significant opposition came from the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe), which has courted anti-vaccination voters.
FPOe leader Herbert Kickl railed against the law in Thursday’s charged parliamentary debate, claiming it “paves the way to totalitarianism in Austria”.
He vowed that he himself would continue to refuse vaccination in defiance of the new law.
Based. What a legend.
“Vaccination is an opportunity for our society to achieve lasting and continuous freedom, because the virus cannot restrict us any further,” centre-right Chancellor Karl Nehammer told reporters earlier ahead of the parliament debate.
Are you fucking kidding me?
Vaccination is an opportunity to achieve lasting and continuous freedom?
Only because you made it illegal to be unvaccinated, you literal fascist.
“The virus cannot restrict us any further.”
Uh, since when?
Is this moron under the impression that the vaccines actually stop the transmission of Covid-19? I certainly hope not.
Green Health Minister Wolfgang Mueckstein appealed during the debate on “all citizens to question myths around vaccination”, insisting that “all the evidence indicates that the vaccines available in Austria are safe”.
It’s not about whether the vaccine is “safe” or not.
It’s a matter of freedom.
Why do people NEED to get a vaccine that doesn’t work for a virus that won’t kill them?
I don’t give a fuck if the vaccine is so safe and awesome it adds 12 inches to the length of my dick (for a grand total of 24 inches).
It is a matter of freedom.
It’s time for the US to slap crippling economic sanctions on Austria. We cannot tolerate these outrageous human rights abuses. All options must be on the table in the effort to stand up to this tyrannical regime.
We need to start arming moderate rebels in Austria, and we cannot rule out the possibility of regime change.
See how messed up it sounds when I write that about a Western European country?
Our media should stop saying this type of thing about other countries.