Do not give up your rights
Amazing speech by Dr. Julie Ponesse, a Canadian professor of ethics who was placed on leave and banned from accessing her campus due to the quackzine mandate in the autumn of 2021, although she has taught at Ontario’s Huron University College for 20 years.
She presented this talk at the The Faith and Democracy Series on October 28, 2021.
Please note: as speaking about democracy and the importance of our civil liberties are – shockingly enough – considered violating youtube’s guidelines, the confused traitors from youtube have just REMOVED Dr Julie Ponesse’ speech (May 2023).
So here it is on Bitchute:
I have selected some parts that especially stood out to me, which in my opinion highlight the essence of the crisis that we are in.
“The war we find ourselves in today is one of infiltration instead of invasion, intimidation instead of free choice, of psychological forces so insidious we come to believe the ideas are our own and that we are doing our part by giving up our rights.
This is a war about the role of government, it is about our freedom to think and ask questions and about whether individual autonomy can be downgraded to a conditional privilege or whether it remains a right.
It is a war about whether you are about to remain a citizen or become a subject.
It is about who owns you, you or the state.
It is about where we draw the line.”
“This isn’t about liberals and conservatives, pro-and anti-vaxxers, experts and lay people. Everyone should care about truth, everyone should care about the scientific and democratic processes, everyone should care about each another.
There is, I would argue, little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our freedom to debate, to criticize, to demand evidence for what our government asks of us does not survive with it.”
“I have no doubt that COVID-19 is the greatest threat to humanity we have ever faced; not because of a virus; that is just one chapter of a much longer, more complex story; but because of our response to it. And that response is, I believe, earning its place in every medical ethics textbook that will be published in the next century.”
“In our world, politeness, ‘getting by,’ ‘flying under the radar’ seem to be the goals. Gone are the 60s revolutionaries, gone are the patriots of early America. We are the victims – and the soldiers – of a pandemic of compliance.
But compliance is not a virtue; it isn’t neutral, and it certainly isn’t harmless.
When Hannah Arendt covered the trial of Adolf Eichmann for the New Yorker in 1961, she expected to find a complex, arrogant, diabolical, perhaps psychotic man.
What she found was quite the opposite. She was struck by his “very ordinariness.” He was “terribly and terrifyingly normal,” she wrote, a man who was “just following orders,” as he said over and over again.
What she found was what she called the “banality of evil,” the thoughtless tendency of ordinary people to obey orders in order to conform without thinking for themselves.
“The dismissive, well-rehearsed messaging of our public health officials has created a highly efficient machine that does not publish its evidence or engage in debate, but only issues orders that we obligingly follow. With the help of the media, its mistakes are hidden, its policies unquestioned, its dissenters silenced.”
“How do we break this silence? How do we regain our sanity and rebuild our democracy? Perhaps it’s time to get a little bit noisy.
Studies have proven that once an idea is adopted by just 10% of the population, this is the tipping point when ideas, opinions, & beliefs will be rapidly adopted by the rest. A vocal, a **NOISY** 10% is all it takes.
Democracy, “rule of the people,” doesn’t just allow for freedom of expression and inquiry; it requires it.”
Dr. Julie Ponesse. A lesson in courage and integrity:
From Sept 8, 2021