There is a video circulating calling for help for first nations people in the Northern Territory where there is a lot of confusion about Covid-19. Aboriginal people are hesitant of vaccination. This because many first nations people have underlying medical conditions which increase the level of risk by Covid-19 and by some treatments for the disease.
Let’s take the claims in the video by David Cole (on social media not through any recognised aboriginal organisation) one by one:
1. David says he is part of ‘the original sovereign tribal Federation‘ in Northern Territory – a descendant of the Luritja people from the central desert.
This was the first mob in Central Australia to obtain land rights from the Whitlam government in 1974.
2. That foreign military (Kopassus) is forcing people in Katherine to be vaccinated. David says ‘We have the Northern Territory Government force-vaccinating our people pressuring them, using military, using foreign military, foreign police officers, and local, local military and local police officers to pressure our people into taking this this bioweapon.’
This is clearly untrue. Kopassus is not under the command of the Northern Territory government or any other Australian government. They are a force unto themselves who participated in the genocide in east Timor and currently involved in the colonial exploitation of the people of West Papua. A Vaccine is not a bioweapon, it helps save lives.
3. That people are dying from forced vaccination and that this is genocide. He states: ‘Our people are dying. Right now in town. We have two large apartment blocks.’ –
There is no mandatory vaccination scheme in the NT and even if there were, the injection of a foreign protein into your body is likely to trigger a response from your immune system but this response is usually mild unless it triggers an allergic response. If that is the case, this is usually countered by injection of epinephrine (adrenalin) which is an effective counter because it gets the respiratory and cardiac systems going after an acute allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). This is why the presence of a doctor is required when people are given the Covid-19 vaccines in Australia. There have been no reports of fatalities from the 51 cases in Katherine.
4. Lurpna (David) claims that ‘the Northern Territory Government and Michael Gunna, who was pushing this mandate with the police with the military. This is genocide against the oldest living culture on the planet’ –
Katherine is in lockdown, while Binjari and Rockhole are under tighter restrictions. There is no mandate for vaccination in Australia. Lockdown is standard procedure experienced by people in Melbourne for the past 18 months. For example people in Brunswick in Melbourne were in lockdown for 4 weeks in July ’21. People were unable to leave the state, to do so would require heavy penalty and enforced quarantine in a hotel at your own expense.
6. ‘Getting kicked out of housing blocks in Darwin’ … David says ‘Everybody has been told in those blocks. If you do not get the vaccine, you must leave now. So they’re stopping out people from the communities coming into town. They are now kicking our people out of housing commission houses because they won’t get the vaccination and making them homeless in the city.’
Sadly it does not take Covid-19 for aboriginal people to be kicked out of public housing. The aboriginal grannies group in Brisbane have been to the Dept of Housing with aboriginal tenants on countless occasions when they have been kicked out. Mostly it is because of racism … I think refusal to get a vaccine would be pretty low down on the list for eviction of aboriginal families.
Aboriginal people are hesitant of vaccination. This because many first nations people have underlying medical conditions.
7. David calls for international intervention. He says ‘Candace Owens (a conservative talk show host in the US), she called it out, she called on the US. Why isn’t the US military intervening here, when they went into Iraq and Afghanistan over lies?‘
You would think that political people who saw through the lie by the United States government about WMDs in Iraq … that they would see through the lies behind the great Covid conspiracy. Maybe people did believe the US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, when he stood up and lied through his teeth? He was an authority figure after all.
And what about the pandemics that are killing first nations people: diabetes, rheumatic fever, heart disease, kidney disease and list goes on. There is a long history devastating effects of pandemics like smallpox in aboriginal Australia, partly this was because of the isolation of living on an island continent. Why should first nations people have their lives cut short? The people in the video have legitimate grievances for their country was stolen from them. But to join with organisations like QAnon and to support false claims about Covid conspiracy by former President Trump is no act of sovereignty.
In Australia, ‘since the beginning of the vaccine rollout to 21 November 2021, about 38.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered. The TGA has found 9 reports of death that were linked to immunisation from 682 reports received and reviewed. The overwhelming majority of deaths reported occurred in people aged 65 years and older. The deaths linked to immunisation occurred after the first dose of Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) – 8 were TTS cases and one was a case of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP).’ – Department of Health TGA @ https://www.tga.gov.au/periodic/covid-19-vaccine-weekly-safety-report-25-11-2021
Clearly the benefits of vaccination far outweigh the risks.
25 Nov 2021
Full Transcript of monologue by David Cole (Lurpna)
David Cole (Lurpna)
My name is Lurpna Jumba Jimba (indistinct). Some of us know me as David (Cole). I’m a descendant of the Luritja (?) from the central desert. I will say descend from the Scottish and Irish tribes of Europe. We are a part of the original sovereign tribal Federation. We are part of the community. We are part of the people. And we stand in here united to make our make it an international call for assistance. We need international attention focused on what’s happening here in our communities. We have the Northern Territory Government force-vaccinating our people pressuring them, using military, using foreign military, foreign police officers, and local, local military and local police officers to pressure our people into taking this this bioweapon. They are not informing the people, they are lining them up, they are pressuring them. They are telling them they can’t eat in the shops, they can’t leave the community, they can’t go shopping elsewhere. Those Those who are being forced those who are fleeing to get food or fleeing from this forced vaccination are actually being fined $5,000 for leaving the community.
So this is martial law. This is a war crime. This is a crime against humanity. And everything that has been implemented against humanity has been trialed and practiced on the tribal people of this continent. We are the guinea pigs. We are the dry run for everything. What they are doing our community right now. Do not think because you live in major cities that you avoid of it. This is a dry run for the rest of the country and the rest of the world. They are trialing it on us. They tried the basic card, okay, universal income, non cash card, everything gets tried on us, the New World Order agenda, everything has been trialed in practiced on the sovereign tribal people of this continent. What they are doing now is they are forcing this genocidal weapon onto us through coercion, through force, through pressure, through the relief of getting a feed or food or getting money. They are pressuring us in every way. And now they are going in with the military. They are locking down entire communities. They are not letting people in or out. They are they are protecting their crime by shutting everybody out. And they are pressuring and forcing our people to take this bioweapon. Our people are scared. Our people are frightened. Our people are in terrorized out there. Okay, this is torture. Do not be mistaken.
This is torture. And we are calling out for the international community to bring this to the attention of the world. Candace Owens, she called it out, she called on the US. Why isn’t the US military intervening here, when they went into Iraq and Afghanistan over lies? Well, we’re not lying to you. We’re the people on the ground. We are the people watching our people die from this bioweapon. This is truth. This is reality. Do not ignore this cry, do not ignore this call-out, please. We’re asking the international community to please raise the awareness around the world and bring support.
We need to pressure this government and the Northern Territory Government and Michael Gunna, who was pushing this mandate with the police with the military. This is genocide against the oldest living culture on the planet. This is wiping out the oldest living culture on the planet, who you’re part of our culture is your culture. Our law is your law. We hold all 7 DNAs. And as when we are gone, the reminder of who we all are to humanity in this planet is gone. So we need us to stand up, show some courage, show someone to come forward and help us stop this genocide against our people. Because our people are suffering, our children are suffering. And like my sister said, when the elders are gone, when the parents are gone, one of the children are going to have? nothing, they’re going to be removed off the land.
This is this is a land grab. This has got nothing to do with health. This is a land grab. And they are using this bioweapon to wipe us out to get rid of the bloodline to take over the land. They’ve stuffed down south, they want the resources, they want the water, this is a land grab, they’re coming for everything. They’re going to kill us. And they’re going to wipe out 15 million Australian people to get us in the process. So wake up Australia, Wake Up World, come to our aid, stand up expose the criminal genocide that we have been subjected to now. And in this now. Or you going to lose the oldest living culture on the planet. And if we all sit by idly and we don’t do anything about this, we’re all complicit. So come forward, please. How people are dying. Right now in down. We have two large apartment blocks.
Okay, they are Housing Commission blocks. Everybody has been told in those blocks. If you do not get the vaccine, you must leave now. So they’re stopping out people from the communities coming into town. They are now kicking our people out of housing commission houses because they won’t get the vaccination and making them homeless in the city. When they have nowhere to go. And they start to act up. They’re going to imprison them. Okay, so they’re using this to get us out of the scene to wipe us out and to take us out. This is not a joke.
This is a serious call out to the world. And we are asking you as a sovereign, original sovereign Tribal people of this land, the ordinary executives and the heads of state, we are asking the world that please come and help us. Please pay attention to what’s happening and expose this tyranny and this genocide before we die and lose it all. Ma
25 Nov 2021
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