The Hills Are Alive

at

Vienna, Austria in January

This morning/afternoon.

The Austrian government said that it won’t start enforcing a vaccine mandate for most adults in mid-March as it had planned.

Police were to start checking people’s vaccination status with the unjabbed facing fines starting at €600.

Irish/Austrian Human rights lawyer David Langwallner writes:

‘I feared the Austrians or their officialdom had gone mad. That the land of Mozart and Wittgenstein, the epicentre of modern civilisation, had reverted to atavistic, authoritarian tendencies.

‘The decision was against the tide and was bonkers and unenforceable. No national emergency has been declared, thus the Austrian Constitutional Court would have to assess this in terms of a derogation non-applied for in Article 4 and Article 8 of the European Court of Human Rights convention.

‘Many citizens, particularly in southern or western Austria, wish to be non-vaccinated. Since there is or was an emergency, the liberty right was particularly obvious and those who refused to pay fines could have made a challenge. The Austrian Constitutional Court would have intervened and there is nothing like a Hapsburgian judge.

‘The problem is not whether you choose or not to be vaccinated, boosted, double vaccinated or not. The problem is one of a slippery slope to persecute those who exercise a choice and to impose control.

‘If the science were clear,  that endleess futuristic drugs would, for example, control Omicron, then public health considerations, in terms of legal doctrines such as proportionality would be apt, but there is no clear evidence of same.

‘Civility has won.’

Austria suspends vaccine mandate before enforcement starts (ABC)

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17 thoughts on “The Hills Are Alive

  1. SOQ

    While I don’t wish bad health or indeed bad luck on anyone, I have to wonder what would have happened if those vaccines had actually performed as promised. The reason why these people have reverted is not because of some new found sense of decency, but because their position and stance has become untenable. Vaccines don’t work so neither can passports- end of.

    When one looks at the behaviour- even now- of governments and authorities in places like Canada and Australia, it is quite obvious that CoVid-19 was the excuse rather than the reason. And, while there may (or maybe not) be underlying reasons like ‘the great reset’ etc, on a surface there is clearly a certain group of people who get their rocks off on controlling and discriminating against others.

    They were always there and unfortunately, they will always be there and no, it is not a left / right thing because they pop up from both sides. The surprise has been the liberals whom appear to have completely flipped their label into a zealous mindless adherence to rules and regulations- I don’t know why that is, but it is bloody scary- and the complete opposite of where they should be.

    1. David langwAllner

      I could not agree with thus more there is a convergence of left and right wing totalitarianism real liberalism would not tolerate this

    2. f_lawless

      Speaking of the so called “Great Reset”, I think this article published today on the Winteroak website is one to really focus the mind on the ways in which the war in Ukraine is being leveraged from in order to further progress the already stated agenda of the Davos elite set. As Covid and Covid vaccines have faded somewhat – for now at least – war is the new catalyst.

      https://winteroak.org.uk/2022/03/09/the-great-reset-phase-2-war/

      1. David langwAllner

        I could not agree more with more to come

        Perhaps Mr putin who has miscalculated perhaps and created a potential Vietnam was initially right in an opportunistic way of furthering the legacy of Catherine the great

        The fatal musunderstanding of the West is that putting is a dostoevskean Force of evil

        1. David langwAllner

          I could not agree more with more to come

          Perhaps Mr putin who has miscalculated perhaps and created a potential Vietnam was initially right in an opportunistic way of furthering the legacy of Catherine the great

          The fatal musunderstanding of the West is that putting is a dostoevskean Force of evil

  2. anolderman

    Perhaps the title useful idiots applies. I remember the hippies & to my mind useless idiots. It seems cyclical in the human species. Something captured in the fourth turning thinking. The madness of crowds & man. I always remember the Arab man having lost his son as a suicide bomber telling the crowd how he saw the virgins. I believe he was seeing something in his mind that for him was very real but to rest of us grief was making him mad. Tolerance is not the appropriate word rather we have be come so comfortable that we dont care anymore. This dropping of the guard lets all sorts of bad things fester & gain traction. Will the pendulum swing back, it usually does however moderation tends to go out the window. Buckle up one & all.

  3. Verbatim

    Phew!
    Nonetheless, that was a nasty and astounding tactic used by the Austrian government against people who had chosen not to get vaccinated. Get vaccinated or get fined and fined again and thrown in prison if you can’t afford the fines. How can this behavior be allowed to go unchallenged and unpunished?

      1. Verbatim

        I don’t see any challenge, yet, against government/ministers who planned and announced this rule back in December 2021. This is what should now be challenged in a court of law, and dealt with by punishment e.g. heads shaven, job loss etc. How I’d enjoy being a Hapsburgian judge.

  4. SailorGerry

    EU still marching forward with their green pass evil agenda, as the world is distracted in Ukraine.

    First article explains how the truth incapable WHO, as they reinvent the meaning of words to suit an agenda, should not be able to dictate Plandemic policy to Ireland in the future.

    Second article allows you to voice an opinion at an EU level, apparently, still time to say your piece and at least be a voice against the machine.

    Or get used to that Orwellian jackboot stomping on your face, forever, knowing that you never opposed it, not even in a petition.

    https://tritorch.com/memoryhole/

    https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/13375-Extension-of-EU-Digital-COVID-Certificate-Regulation_en

  5. David langwAllner

    And the two Mary’s like the sisters in joyce or King Lear speakers tomorrow On turbid

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