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Arrests, conspiracy theories at Australia anti-lockdown protest

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It’s somewhat of a relief to see that these right-wing conspiracy theory spewing morons aren’t exclusive to the US.

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Is it really a relief to know there are more?

There are plenty of loons on the left also spouting nonsense, here in France I hear the lockdown was a trial run before the new world order strikes. Or was it the lizardmen?

The only difference in 2020 is that tinfoil hat conspiracies went mainstream because the president of the United States now openly wears one.

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We will never know if it is a conspiracy or not.

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Yeah because nothing we have been told was a "conspiracy theory" ever turned out to actually be true later on.

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Is it really a relief to know there are more?

No, not at all. It’s a relief that it’s not something my country creates.

There are plenty of loons on the left also spouting nonsense, here in France I hear the lockdown was a trial run before the new world order strikes. Or was it the lizardmen?

Agreed.

The only difference in 2020 is that tinfoil hat conspiracies went mainstream because the president of the United States now openly wears one.

Exactly. And it opened up the floodgates of the right wingers.

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Well, I see the Aussies have their far-right, QAnon, contrial, 5G, crazies too - shame....

Thankfully they're all not carrying AR15s and threatening ordinary citizens and government workers, like the armed terrorists and anarchists rampaging on our streets...

Just goes to show that stupidity has no national borders..

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Every country has their fair share of nutters..

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Simple fact: moronism knows no national boundaries; there are gullible, credulous fools who will absorb any kind of loony fringe doctrine no matter where you live.

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Australian chief medical officer Brendan Murphy said there was "a lot of very silly misinformation out there", including that the virus was linked to 5G.

"I have unfortunately received a lot of communication from these conspiracy theorists myself. It is complete nonsense. 5G has got nothing at all to do with coronavirus," he said.

As Sam Elliot would say, you have to be a special kind of stupid to think that 5G networks cause COVID...

But then again, these are the same folks that think contrails (chemtrails) from aircraft spread biological agents and are used by the world government for "thought control"...

The other thing they have in common is they worship the Great Orange Idiot...

That's not only special, that's extraordinary stupid...

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Yeah because nothing we have been told was a "conspiracy theory" ever turned out to actually be true later on.

Nobody was arguing this.

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Protesting is one thing, pushing unhinged conspiracies is quite another.

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In Australia?

which is where these people are lawfully protesting about Australia deciding to not reopen the area where they live while reopening others areas. sounds reasonable to me to demand their government tell them why to their level of satisfaction.

The other thing they have in common is they worship the Great Orange Idiot...

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of course with liberals and their media the only judge of what is an "unhinged conspiracy theory", right?

That is the part that is in dispute and always will be.

pushing unhinged conspiracies is quite another.

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These people have every reason to feel angry and protest.

They and millions of their countrymen and women have lost their jobs, businesses and livelihoods due to the extreme government reaction to Covid. They can't visit ageing relatives or attend loved one's funerals, their kids can't go to school and they are confined to their homes and more.

Labelling them 'conspiracy theorists' is a red herring to distract from the real concerns they are voicing.

They are suffering fellow humans and deserve to be heard.

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of course with liberals and their media the only judge of what is an "unhinged conspiracy theory", right? 

That is the part that is in dispute and always will be.

Incorrect. Rational adults thinking on their own after doing actual research determining what is an unhinged conspiracy theory, not people who get their “news” and opinions spoon-fed to them by Fox “News,” Bereitbart, etc.

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of course with liberals and their media the only judge of what is an "unhinged conspiracy theory", right?

So, do you believe 5G networks causes COVID? Yes or no...

Protesting is one thing, pushing unhinged conspiracies is quite another.

Like the crazies who wasted 3 years trying to prove a tinfoil hat theory that Putin engineered Trump's election win.

You mean crazies like Repub Bill Barr?

“Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election,” the report said.

“Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process, denigrate Secretary [Hillary] Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump,” the report continued.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/21/senate-intelligence-committee-affirms-russian-inte/

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Media types who have retained their livelihoods criticizing and making fun of the frustrated masses for protesting the loss of their livelihoods. It's disheartening.

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Labelling them 'conspiracy theorists' is a red herring to distract from the real concerns they are voicing.

OK, do you agree with them that 5G networks cause COVID? Yes or no...

They are suffering fellow humans and deserve to be heard.

I imagine since they aren't wearing masks or distancing, they'll really be hurting a few days from now...maybe in ICU...

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All you right-wingers jumping on this to try and bolster your own paper-thin claims that this is some kind of popular worldwide movement against supposedly unpopular governments.

150 protestors. 150. Sure, Australia has its morons. But we don’t have anywhere near as many as the USA does. Not even per head of population.

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@Lincolnman

OK, do you agree......that 5G networks cause COVID? Yes or no...

No.

But I doubt very much that that was the main point of the protest. I suspect that that is either something the media made up or was a claim only one or two of the protesters said.

The main point should not be lost in media hype, that is that they and millions of their countrymen and women have lost their jobs, businesses and livelihoods due to the extreme government reaction to Covid. They can't visit ageing relatives or attend loved one's funerals, their kids can't go to school and they are confined to their homes and more. Do they have the right to protest their concerns about this? Yes or no?

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They are nutters.

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Government overreach and secrecy will lose in the end. Power to the people.

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I imagine since they aren't wearing masks or distancing, they'll really be hurting a few days from now...maybe in ICU...

I don't think so.

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It’s richly ironic how the most trenchant critics of one supposed lunacy have no qualms whatsoever about cleaving to their own cherished delusions.

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No.

Good - there's hope for you yet...

But I doubt very much that that was the main point of the protest. I suspect that that is either something the media made up or was a claim only one or two of the protesters said.

It's what they believe, just like QAnon - which by the way, do you believe JFK Jr is alive and blogging on the Deep State? Yes or no...

The main point should not be lost in media hype, that is that they and millions of their countrymen and women have lost their jobs, businesses and livelihoods due to the extreme government reaction to Covid. They can't visit ageing relatives or attend loved one's funerals, their kids can't go to school and they are confined to their homes and more. Do they have the right to protest their concerns about this? Yes or no?

Yes.

They also have the right to catch the virus and die. They don't have the right to spread it to other people or their own families.

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so how do you know this is how the protesters in Australia got their opinions? I didnt know Fox News and Breitbart are the "go to" there.

can you confirm that they have done no research? (remember some conspiracy theories are later proven true, through research. after people like you have ridiculed them.)

No you just immediately decide they are "right wing, conspiracy spewing morons". Based only upon the opinion they have not matching your own.

Rational adults thinking on their own after doing actual research determining what is an unhinged conspiracy theory, not people who get their “news” and opinions spoon-fed to them by Fox “News,” Bereitbart, etc.

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Well, certainly, interesting conspiracies exist, but when they are all jumbled up incoherently, and misspelled, they have less chance of being true, or interesting. We did avoid an asteroid strike yesterday, but Global Elite Thinktank eye of Osiris Templar Corona virus 666 implants did not cause it.

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Yeah because nothing we have been told was a "conspiracy theory" ever turned out to actually be true later on.

Keeping my eye on the Flynn case...

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The main point should not be lost in media hype, that is that they and millions of their countrymen and women have lost their jobs, businesses and livelihoods due to the extreme government reaction to Covid.

So of the millions of their countrymen and women, only 150 thought this "extreme government reaction" was extreme enough to actually turn out in the streets and protest about it? And of that 150, some were more concerned about Bill Gates and the 5G network?

I'll tell you one thing about protests in Australia, particularly in Melbourne. We can have some big ones - 10,000, 50,000, 100,000 or more. Even a few thousand turning out in the streets isn't particularly impressive. And this "cause" got 150.

Try again.

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