Every person living in the West has been raised on stories of injustice perpetrated by human against fellow human. We were told the purpose of this education was to train us to call out injustice whenever and wherever it occurs. In doing so we can help make the world fairer, and ensure that horrible things like the holocaust and apartheid never happen again.
It seems really unfair that the moment these things are done to us, we can’t call them what they are:
Sam Frost’s emotional anti-vaccination was met with an instant wave of backlash on Saturday – and for many, it was one word from Frost that proved the main sticking point.
In the now-deleted Instagram video, the former Bachelorette turned Home And Away star revealed that she has chosen not to get vaccinated against Covid, and pleaded for “compassion” and “empathy” for those who have made the same decision as her.
Frost was hesitant about speaking out because she has seen what happens to other high profile people who contradict the narrative. The media which has to date swept them to fame and riches turns on them in an instant and they risk losing everything.
— seeing the truth is my thing (@HayleyM25425199) October 9, 2021
“I was really hesitant about doing a video or even speaking up about this sort of thing, but I feel like it’s getting to a point now in the world where there’s a lot of segregation,” said the Sydney-based star.
She is right, of course. In Australia we now have to show our papers when a police officer demands them. If we are caught further than a set distance from our home, or if we merely do not have a “valid reason” for being outside our home, we can be fined and even arrested. Australian police have been very heavy handed in enforcing these seemingly innocuous directions.
These are exactly the sort of things we are told happened in the early to mid 1930’s in national socialist Germany, and we have all been educated about where that ended up. Given our government is building Covid Camps, we should be especially worried as this is exactly what we are told the they did.
Given our government is giving these camps deceptive titles such as “Wellcamp” and “Centre of National Resilience”, we should be concerned because this is what we have been educated to watch out for by reading 1984. The communist government in that novel baffled its citizens with contradictory slogans such as “War is Peace” and “Freedom is Slavery”.
Specifically with regard to segregation, within coming weeks in Victoria and New South Wales, rules will come into force which forbid people who refuse to take dangerous vaccines from working, entering shops or even going to picnics. This is exactly the sort of thing we were educated about what happened in South Africa under Apartheid and in the American South in the 1950’s. Rather than racial discrimination, our governments have enacted medical discrimination into law.
This understanding makes us suspicious of the response to Sam Frost’s well educated argument:
And it’s that word – segregation – was a step too far for many, given the term’s historical connotations (one definition from Webster’s dictionary: “the separation or isolation of a race, class, or ethnic group by enforced or voluntary residence in a restricted area, by barriers to social intercourse, by separate educational facilities, or by other discriminatory means”).
As I have just outlined, Frost’s use of the word “segregation” perfectly fits the Webster’s Dictionary definition.
“Sam Frost is a privileged white woman who has worked through the pandemic. Watching her tearfully speak about ‘segregation’ because she chooses not to get vaccinated and being called ‘brave’ by her followers is taking me to a level of ‘what the f**k’ I didn’t know was possible,” tweeted comedian and presenter Em Rusciano yesterday.
Others agreed, calling Frost out for her use of the term to describe the more limited freedoms unvaccinated people will enjoy until NSW reopens more fully on December 1:
Hot tip: Sam Frost if you want fewer people to judge you & more people to empathise with you — maybe, just maybe don’t use the word ‘segregation’ 30 sec into your video. This isn’t 1950s Alabama. You ain’t Rosa Parks.
That is all.
— Antoinette Lattouf (@antoinette_news) October 9, 2021
I have no idea who any of these people are. I don’t even know who Sam Frost is. Lattouf is correct in one regard though. This is not Alabama in the 1950’s. This is far worse. They are doing this worldwide and they don’t intend for it to ever end. This is segregation forever.
(Not that we particularly mind…)
The response to Frost’s critique of Covid Tyranny reveals the deliberate malice behind our own education. We were not taught about human injustice to make us sensitive to the plight of others and to ensure that we spoke out against it the moment our own government tried to do anything like it.
Its purpose was to instil in White people a sense of existential guilt, so now that the hammer has fallen on us, we are allowed no vocabulary with which to defend ourselves. As such we are completely defenceless against government tyranny.
Nobody is coming to save us. We have only ourselves and God.