An American TV personality has gone on a tirade against Australia’s ‘totalitarian’ Covid restrictions and vaccine mandates, saying the policies were similar to ‘the early ambitions of Joseph Stalin’.
Conservative commentatoreven compared Australia to life under the , before making a tongue-in-cheek suggestion that the US ‘deploys troops’ Down Under to ‘free an oppressed people’.
The 32-year-old TV host, speaking on her late night Candace talk show, said her British husband George Farmer’s loved ones in Australia sent him a letter highlighting the ‘tyrannical’ Covidconditions they were forced to live under.
Owens explained the letter was from a family friend in, detailing the ‘steep decline’ in mental health from living in a state which has mainly been cut off from most of Australia since the pandemic began in early 2020.
Reeling off a long list of draconian Covid restrictions in Australia, including 5km travel limits, household gathering bans and nighttime curfews, she blasted state and federal governments for ‘imprisoning citizens against their will’ – likening them to policies in communist Soviet Russia and life in Afghanistan under Taliban Islamists.
Conservative US commentator Candace Owens (pictured) claimed Australia is a ‘tyrannical police state’ and asked when America would ‘invade’ to bring democracy
Sydneysiders endured a 106 day lockdown from June to October (pictured, police speaking to sunbakers on Bondi Beach to ensure they were from the local area)
At one point during Sydney’s lockdown, police helicopters hovered over beaches and used megaphones to tell crowds to leave, while police patrolled the streets and demanded to see people’s ID to ensure they hadn’t strayed too far from home.
After detailing international and state border closures and other lockdown rules such as mask wearing in public, Owens accuses Australia of stripping away ‘the most basic of individual freedoms’.
‘For the last 20 years the United States has spent trillions of dollars fighting a war in Afghanistan… which we were told was necessary because we were fighting a noble cause to spread democracy in a tyrannical land and to free and oppressed people,’ Ms Owens said.
‘So I’m going to ask those same lecturing politicians and media members a question now. When do we deploy troops to Australia?
‘When do we invade Australia and free an oppressed people who are suffering under a totalitarian regime? When do we spend trillions of dollars to spread democracy in Australia?’
The 32-year-old TV host, speaking on her late night Candace talk show, said her British husband George Farmer’s loved ones in Australia sent him a letter detailing the ‘tyrannical’ Covid lockdown conditions they were forced to live under (the couple are pictured with former US president Donald Trump in 2019)
Australians were left outraged in September after footage showed two officers deploying pepper spray at a woman during violent anti-lockdown protests in Melbourne (pictured) – which also drew strong criticism from abroad
More than 650,000 small plastic flags dot the lawn near the Washington Monument in the United States (pictured) in September with each flag, some with personal messages, representing a person who died from Covid. Australia has seen 1,448 deaths from the virus
AUSTRALIA VS THE US ON COVID
US: 728,000 or 2,188 per million
Aus: 1,448 or 56 per million
US: 45.1 million among 332.8 million
Aus: 130,000 among 25.7 million
During the 20-year war in Afghanistan, Australia was one of America’s major allies.
Launched in the wake of the September 11 2001 World Trade Centre attacks in New York, a wave of allied forces toppled the Taliban ruled Islamic Emirate.
The violent and oppressive regime was widely accused of human rights abuses, subjugating women, and providing a safe-haven for jihadi terrorists.
American troops withdrew from the country in August 2021 allowing the Taliban to regain power following a drawn out insurgency and complex problems within the newly established Afghani government.
More than 39,000 Australian soldiers supported the US in Afghanistan including army, RAAF and Navy personnel, with 41 Australians killed, and more than 260 wounded.
Many who returned suffered post-traumatic stress disorder and some later took their own lives.
Hundreds of Americans staged a mass protest to ‘Save Australia’ as Covid-19 vaccination mandates were enforced on teachers in New York earlier in October (pictured)
Sydney became a ghost town during its four-month-long lockdown (pictured) with police out in force to uphold tough Covid rules
Despite Australian diggers bravely fighting with US allies against the extremist regime, Owens asked: ‘Can anybody explain to me why the Australian government is any better or any nobler than the Taliban?
‘Both groups believe they have a right to oppress and a right to imprison people for their own good.
‘Currently Australia is a tyrannical police state, its citizens are quite literally being imprisoned against their will, so when do we deploy?’.
Australia has largely escaped the wave of death which has circulated the globe since the Covid-19 pandemic began in March 2020 – with just 1,448 fatal cases of Covid.
The death toll in America stands at 728,000, while the UK has seen 139,000 deaths and Russia 221,000.
The Texas freedom coalition shared this meme to its Facebook group comparing Australian lockdowns to prison (pictured) as critics to Covid restrictions down under pop up all over the world
Protests erupted in Melbourne in recent weeks as the city continues to endure the world’s longest lockdown (pictured, an arrest during a protest in the city on October 16)
Her rally cry against Covid lockdowns Down Under comes after protesters in New York staged a huge march to ‘save Australia’ from mandatory vaccinations.
Crowds filled the streets of the Big Apple early in October as they marched to the Australian consulate in Manhattan, carrying Australian flags and signs that read: ‘What is happening in Melbourne?’.
The protesters chanted ‘Save Australia’ as they marched through the streets and gave speeches emphasising their support for Australians who refuse to get the jab.
‘What’s going on in Australia is not just going to be Australia. And when it shows up on our doorsteps, we’re gonna punch it right in the f***ing teeth,’ one speaker told the rally, referencing the recent vaccine mandates for authorised workers in Victoria.
Fox News presenter Laura Ingraham ridiculed the drastic stay-at-home orders that have been enforced across the New South Wales capital
Candace Owens, a prominent Republican supporter of former US president Donald Trump, isn’t the first pundit to take a swipe at the controversial policies
Owens, a prominent Republican supporter of former US president Donald Trump, isn’t the first pundit to take a swipe at the controversial policies.
Fox News presenter Laura Ingraham earlier ridiculed the drastic stay-at-home orders that have been enforced across Sydney for now four months despite a ‘0.004 case to population ratio’.
‘It’s been seven weeks of lockdown in Sydney, Australia and they’re still keeping the vice grip on the population,’ the TV host said during a news segment in August.
The news anchor held back her laughter as she poked fun at the ‘whopping’ rise in cases and mocked the state government’s reaction to keeping the city locked down.
Owens explained her husband’s family friend sent a letter about life in Queensland – which has been cut off from most of the country for the majority of the last 18 months – who said the mental state of everyone around her was ‘in steep decline’
‘The population of New South Wales: 8.2 million,’ Ingraham said.
‘Meaning a case-to-population ratio of .004 per cent. They locked down for that.’
She then turned her attention to Canberra calling the city ‘insane’ after the Australian capital announced it would enforce a seven-day lockdown.
The decision came after the city recorded its first Covid-19 case in a year.
‘The capital city has a population of 400,000. They have just entered a snap lockdown over one case. A single case,’ Ms Ingraham said before breaking into laughter.
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