Young Conservative Network – Episode 1: Isabel Brown

So excited to share my new show, The Young Conservative Network!

Each episode, I’ll have a guest on to discuss the issues and challenges facing Young Conservatives in the world of today.

My first guest is Turning Point USA contributor, host of TPUSA’s Freedom Seeds, and author of Frontlines: Finding My Voice On An American College Campus (an Amazon Bestseller), Isabel Brown! We talk all things education, her book, and faith. You can follow her on Instagram/Facebook/Parler @theisabelbrown, and on Twitter @theisabelb.

It’s out now on YouTube and Rumble, and, for those who prefer to just listen, it’s in audio format on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, and Google Podcasts!

Hope you all enjoy watching as much as we enjoyed recording it!

The Government Does Not Care

What I’m seeing in the world right now, particularly in my own country, can be described in many ways: depressing, infuriating, devastating, shocking, terrifying, heartless, demonic, and so many more. With each passing week, almost each day, there are new restrictions, new lockdowns, new ways of expanding the tyrannical reign of power-obsessed individuals who have not lost anything. While everyone else is subjected to rules made up by politicians and bureaucrats circumventing their own laws, including the Constitution itself (which has practically become a meaningless document to them now), egged on of course by the media and their loyal subservient subjects who for some absurd reason still believe the government actually cares about them, the same elites are running rampant, breaking the rules they impose, and still making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in salaries.

If the government cared about you, why would they limit your exercise? If the government cared about you, why would they isolate you, locking you in your own homes for weeks and months on end, causing unknowable damage to your mental health, and preventing you from coming into contact with germs so that your immune system does not become weakened? If the government cared about you, why would they come out each and every day to fearmonger, and run advertisements that seek to scare you into submission? If the government cared about you, why would they do everything in their power to stop you from working, to shut down your businesses, to take your livelihoods from you, causing excessive amounts of stress, which is known to incapacitate the immune system? If the government cared, they wouldn’t be doing all they can to destroy your lives, to destroy your health, to destroy your own natural immune system.

Quite frankly, the government couldn’t care less about you. No matter what you do, they will still impose restrictions, they will still impose lockdowns, they will still refuse to relinquish power, they will still refuse to give you back your freedoms. We are now more than a year and a half into “two weeks to flatten the curve”. We are now more than a year and a half into “the deadliest virus on the planet”. And yet the vast majority of us are all still here, still under varying degrees of imprisonment.

Throughout this period, families have been kept apart. People have been unable to visit their loved ones, even when those loved ones are critically ill or dying. Kids have been kept from seeing their friends at school and forming important emotional bonds for the betterment of their own development. We have normalized covering our faces constantly with masks that don’t even keep out asbestos particles, let alone the virus particles, staying away from friends and family, and being overly cautious with what we touch and what we do, teaching our kids that this is how society is apparently supposed to function. A healthy society does not function in this manner. All we’re really doing is creating a generation of kids and young people who will have trouble forming relationships in their lives and will end up feeling overwhelming loneliness. We are creating a generation that will be plagued by mental illness.

This is already evident in that thousands upon thousands of calls are being made to mental health and suicide helplines. Just yesterday, there were more than 3500 calls in one day to Lifeline. That is the largest number they’ve seen in a single day in more than 58 years. Recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that 75% of young people said that the pandemic had negatively impacted their mental health (and two-thirds said their studies had suffered). In Victoria, the government has tried to hide a report showing increases in major mental health issues arising from the constant lockdowns and restrictions. It showed that the number of teenagers rushed to hospital after self-harming and having suicidal thoughts spiked by 51%, equating to 148 per week. It also showed a 26% increase in serious eating disorders, and a 34% increase in new eating disorders, increasing from a weekly average of 654 in 2020 to 878 this year. Average weekly emergency department presentations for children aged up to 17 has been running at 319, a 27% increase from 2020. But when asked about young people dying under restrictions, specifically eight young girls who had taken their own lives, Daniel Andrews has been dismissive, acting as if these kids are not taking their own lives because of his selfish actions. This is a mental health crisis, and it has been described as a “shadow pandemic. If anything, it is the real pandemic, and it is only occurring because of the lockdowns and heavy-handed restrictions imposed upon society.

What has been pervaded upon society is truly inhumane. And there are several groups of people who are responsible. These include: the government, unelected bureaucrats, the media, and all those who support the constant lockdowns and arbitrary restrictions. Every single one of these people is complicit in one of the most egregious abuses of power ever seen in history.

The government are making the rules up as they go. They’re changing them at a moment’s notice. They always make the claim that it’s “based on the health advice”. Well, unless they’re willing to actually put up the “health advice”, then I find it difficult to believe they are actually basing these decisions on such “advice”. Rather, many of these decisions have been imposed as a means of taking more power and control. They’ve even admitted so themselves at some points, stating that certain restrictions like the 9pm-5am curfews, which have no place in peacetime and do nothing to stop the virus (it’s not magically going to become nocturnal and only attack at night), have been imposed only to make the jobs of the police easier. That is all it is, and that is all it ever has been. Unelected bureaucrats also play a role in this, given they are practically the “health advice”. Whatever they deem fit, when most of them are unqualified to be making such decisions anyway, is made rule of law and enforced by police who ignore real crime while walking around and visiting people’s homes with the military to ensure compliance with these absurd unlawful measures.

Small businesses have suffered while corporations have grown, demonstrating that what the government is engaged in, other than destroying people’s lives and mental welfare, is a giant transfer of wealth from small business to big business. Your local small mom and pop store or the like are forced to close down, many going out of business, while big supermarket chains like Woolworths, Coles, Kmart, Big W, Target, and the like remain open, unscathed. Small business owners lose their share of the market, that share being handed over to big business with the help of the government.

The media’s complicity lies in their hunger for ratings, views, and clicks. The virus has provided them with a seemingly never-ending source of stories, so it’s unsurprising that they so desperately want it to continue. The press has also been engaging in constant fearmongering and have been hard-pressed to actually do their jobs and duty to the people of this nation and hold the government to account for their abrasive actions. Some in the media have been acting in appalling manners, bullying those who do not wish to have the vaccine and being quite abusive. Others have just sat on their hands and allowed the narrative to continue unfettered. There are the courageous few who have braved the inevitable backlash of speaking against the approved narrative, speaking out against the lockdowns and the restrictions, speaking out against vaccine passports and vaccine mandates, and I applaud them for doing so. They are true honest journalists, something that is hard to find in this day and age. Most in the media are more than happy to sit on their hands, repeat the cycle of fear-inducing news, call for harsher lockdowns and restrictions, and take their pay, which, like politicians, bureaucrats, and public servants, is unaffected by said restrictions and lockdowns.

And then there are those in the public who support the arbitrary measures imposed by our so-called “leaders”. Now many of these people are probably public servants whose wages are paid by the taxpayer, and so they are more than happy for the restrictions to continue considering it does not affect their income. Some, however, are not. Some are just so absorbed by what the government has promised them that they’ll believe anything they say and defend them without question. By now, people should have learnt that the government does not stick to their promises, that their word is meaningless. There have been so many instances where the government have said something would happen and it didn’t, and vice versa. For example, earlier this year, Scott Morrison said there would be no mandatory vaccines. Cut to today, and vaccines are now mandatory in several sectors of work, likely to be expanded to more. We were told there would be no vaccine passports, that they were a “conspiracy theory”. Now, they are a reality, and are being used as a tool to coerce people into getting the vaccine so that they may rejoin society. Scott Morrison has also announced that he is in favour of medical segregation, of which these vaccine passports play a major role. Gladys Berejiklian told us curfews don’t work; now we have curfews. NSW Health, among others, told us that there has not been one case of outdoor transmission since the start of the pandemic. Not long after, Gladys imposed mask mandates when leaving the premises of your home (even when you’re outside, walking the dog, alone).

Politicians don’t keep their promises. It’s about time people woke up to this reality. They’re not going to give you a reward for being a good subservient member of society. They’re not going to give you that pat on the back that you crave for dobbing in your neighbour. People who are doing that should just lock themselves in their homes and hide under their doona for the rest of their lives. If you are actively advocating for arbitrary measures, especially vaccine passports and mandates, then you really don’t deserve your freedom, because, quite frankly, you don’t value it, and you certainly do not care about the freedoms of your fellow citizens.

In fact, you are complicit in all the atrocities being purveyed upon what was once a free society by the government. You are supporting them in stopping people from seeing their dying relatives. You are supporting them in creating what is shaping up to be one of the worst mental health crises of our time. You are supporting them in destroying people’s lives, livelihoods, businesses, and education. You are supporting them in arresting and locking up people who just want their lives back (those people are not criminals). You are supporting this government tyranny, this rule without restraint. We have seen this occur in the past, and those who have been on the side of the ruling party have not been remembered fondly.

Let me make something very clear: the government is not your friend. They are not your carer. They are there to serve the people, and, right now, they are only serving themselves. They have become so corrupted by power, control, and greed. They have had the nerve to give themselves pay raises, paid for by us, while so many Australians suffer from the disastrous impact of their actions. Your compliance is not going to put an end to this. It will only prolong it.

And if you’re going to retort with something like: “if we all just do the right thing, we’ll get out of this sooner”, or “I know it’s hard and I want to see my family too, but that can’t happen until people do the right thing”, or even the tired old line “we’re all in this together”, you’re tragically incorrect. We have seen that complying only encourages those in power to continue down the avenue of complete control. Other people “not doing the “right” thing” are not who you should be blaming. The only people keeping you from living how you want to live and seeing your family are the government. So instead of directing your anger or disgust or even despair to other members of the general public, direct it toward those in power who are making these horrendous, inhumane decisions, and call them out on it. And are certainly not all in this together. Those in public office, in the media, and anyone else on the taxpayer dollar have not lost anywhere near as much as those in the general public. If we were really “all in this together”, they’d all take major pay cuts.

This does not end until we put an end to it. It’s a game of bluff. When those in power are called on it, they will inevitably panic and either make mistakes or backtrack rapidly. It is up to us to call their bluff and dam the waters of tyranny before they overflow.

The Battle For Society & Truth

The world is at what is likely to be the most critical moment of the 21st century. The choices we make in the coming weeks, months and years will set us on a course either to liberation or destruction. Quite frankly, there is no in-between. We all have a part to play in this, humanity’s most important choice, one that will define the world for generations to come.

Critical decisions such as these are not going to be easy. There are going to be plenty of challenges to overcome. And there will be adversaries who do all they can to misguide society, to lead them into the deep, dark abyss of societal destruction and despair. These adversaries are not necessarily members of the general public, but those who people would generally trust because of their positions within society. These are politicians, bureaucrats, health officials, doctors, nurses, scientists. These are people who have everything to gain from instilling fear in the public, from coercing them to get an experimental jab, from subverting society to their every will.

Of course, not all people in these positions of power and trust have a sinister agenda. There are some, in fact likely many, who are well and truly against the accepted narrative, yet if they attempt to speak out on the truth of the matter they are heavily censored. Some do not speak out due to intimidation, a tactic that works incredibly well when a person is dependent on their job to keep food on the table and a roof over their head. Those who do manage to speak out and get past the censorship find themselves being labelled “fake” or “conspiracy theorists” and even discredited by medical boards or others in their profession for going against the grain.

But that’s real science. Being the one who questions the narrative and demonstrates that the reality is much different to the web of lies being spun is true science, and it is heroic. People have been psychologically conditioned over the last decade or two to believe that consensus is science. This has been evident in the supposed “science” of climate change, a naturally occurring cycle which has been evident in the world since the Earth’s beginning. The accepted narrative in this case is that anthropogenic global warming is the reality, caused by carbon emissions from energy sources like coal and gas. Any scientist who attempts to discredit that is subject to attack from those within the profession and are cast aside as frauds, their papers tossed into the trash (A good example of this is Queensland scientist Dr Peter Ridd, who was dismissed by James Cook University after criticizing research conducted by his colleagues, particularly pertaining to climate change and the Great Barrier Reef. The Reef, which those that spruik the climate narrative claim has become discoloured and is dying due to climate change/global warming and bleaching is in reality undergoing cycles which cause it to be this way for a period of time before it regains its colourful nature, something Ridd has been vocal about. His papers on the matter were never accepted and published due to their content not aligning with the accepted narrative).

Protecting the narrative is one of the most important things for those who set and control it. If someone begins to poke holes in the narrative, slowly releasing the truth that is contained within, all that those who created it have built begins to crumble, the web of lies begins to unravel and those who have been corrupted to the core are exposed as such. Even questioning the narrative to a slight degree is unacceptable. But they have tactics for controlling it. They can change the narrative ever so slightly at a moment’s notice so as to tailor it to their liking, to fit their own agendas. They can shift the goalposts to ensure they gain more control. But doing something like this too fast is bound to gain unwanted attention and poses a significant risk to the survival of the narrative itself. That is why they do it slowly. They tweak it little by little. They chip away at society bit by bit, achieving small victories each time. Without people noticing, they condition the general public to believe whatever they tell them. There is a lot of strategic maneuvering and psychological tactics involved in this process. They might tell people that what they are doing is for the common good. They might bring out people to talk to them who seem trustworthy on the face, maybe because of the way they are presented, or their position in society.

Sound familiar? That is because this is exactly what has been occurring throughout the era of COVID-19. Those in positions of power have been slowly but surely chipping away at our freedoms, taking them from us one by one. They have been implementing restrictions and lockdowns that allow them to maintain control on society. Under the guise of public health, they have been giving themselves seemingly unlimited power. They have been bringing out so-called “experts” to tell us that all that is being imposed upon us is based on “health advice”, which we never actually get to see, no matter how many times we ask. They tell us it is all for our own health and safety, all for our own good, all for the common good. And that right there is the big lie. This is not for our own good, but for the good of those who rule over us. And they are slowly chipping away at society itself, hoping for its collapse, hoping that they will be able to change it into something that resembles a living hell, where they have all the power, all the control, and we are forced to live the way they want us to.

Division is running rife throughout society at the current time. Those in power are creating it and stoking the flames. They are pitting us against each other. It is already evident in that people are ringing the police to report people they see not complying with arbitrary restrictions. They might see someone at the shops not wearing a mask. Instead of being a decent person and minding their own business, there are plenty of people whose first instinct now is to call the cops. Police and authorities are coming down harder on those who commit COVID “crimes” than those who commit real crimes. There have been incidences of people being arrested and denied bail because they did not wear a mask (and just on masks – they’re useless. Most of the masks people are wearing to “protect” themselves from the virus are not going to do so. The virus particles are small enough to get through the pores of the mask, whether it be a medical or cloth mask. It is worth noting that surgical masks only work for surgeons because they wear them properly, and if they touch their mask it is no longer sterile and must be replaced with one that is. You are more likely to give yourself bacterial pneumonia from wearing a mask, something which occurred largely in the era of the Spanish Flu, where most people died as a result of secondary bacterial respiratory infections, or bacterial pneumonias, resulting from mask wearing. Many of these people would have likely survived if they had not contracted such illnesses). Just recently, there was a man in Perth sentenced to seven months in prison for allowing visitors to his place of residence when he was quarantining at home. Meanwhile, others who commit real and terrible crimes are given lighter sentences, and even permitted bail. The system is entirely backwards, and the world has been turned upside down.

Over the past few weeks of lockdown in New South Wales, there have been thousands of calls to CrimeStoppers from people dobbing in others for not following arbitrary rules that have absolutely no place in a nation that is supposedly “one and free”. This number is concerning, not only because it is so large, but because it signifies a greater problem within society. In George Orwell’s political dystopia of 1984, citizens report each other to the authorities of the ruling class, the Party, who swiftly swoop in and arrest and punish the reported individuals. This is all done in the name of the so-called “common good”. Similar occurrences have been seen in relatively recent history. In Nazi Germany, people reported to the authorities where the Jews were hiding, effectively sentencing their fellow citizens to imprisonment in concentration camps, and, for many, death. In the Soviet Union, there were also many occurrences of people reporting their others in the community to the authorities, who would arrest these individuals and send them to Gulags, a system of labour camps and accompanying detention and transit camps and prisons that the Soviets used for political prisoners and “criminals” (many of these so-called criminals had done no wrong and were knowingly wrongfully imprisoned, or imprisoned because of a petty accusation made by another member of society). Those that were in the gulags often faced harsh punishment. Oftentimes citizens were taken by the authorities for questioning, whereby they were interrogated and essentially tortured until they admitted to doing something they never did, often “incriminating” others in the process (more can be read about all of this in The Gulag Archipelago, a book written by Soviet survivor Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who spent time on both sides of the Soviet Union, eventually being exiled).

These examples are all relevant to the current times. Yes, it may seem harsh comparing what we are facing now to the Holocaust and the Soviet Union, however the notion of turning citizens against each other remains. From the beginning of COVID-19, those in power have been slowly wearing us down and turning us against one another. They do this under the guise of caring for us, but in reality it is just a self-serving strategy to obtain complete control of society. It is again important to understand that there are significant psychological aspects to what is occurring here. Take the lockdowns for example. The lockdowns are draconian and have been shown to be ineffectual in preventing the spread of the virus. In fact, locking people inside their homes with infected relatives just serves to increase case numbers, where each member of an infected household is likely to contract the virus. But the government imposes lockdowns regardless. Why? It has practically nothing to do with curbing the virus. Instead, it is to make the general public feel that the government is protecting them, keeping them safe, and taking the situation seriously. It is purely psychological. While you think you are being protected from the threat loose in the world, the real threat is the one that claims to be protecting you – the government. They pose a threat to your freedom, your civil liberties, your income, your livelihood, and your health (especially mental health). But with the constant fearmongering of the virus and reinforcement that they are doing this for your own good, aided by the media and police, they are wearing people down to the point of submission, where people see it is better to side with those in power in a misguided hope that they will regain their own freedoms. This is not going to happen, as is already evident in that those who are vaccinated are still subject to lockdowns and restrictions. Vaccinated or not, however, all people should have their freedoms, not just those who comply with what the government and bureaucrats want.

It goes without saying that the government cannot be trusted. But just to hit that point home, consider this: they now claim to be the arbiters of truth. Just recently, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said of her government:

“We will continue to be your single source of truth.”

And of other information:

“Remember that unless you hear it from us, it is not the truth.”

These statements should send a chill down the spine of anyone who with even a modicum of sanity. They are Orwellian, reminiscent of something the Party of 1984 would say. In Orwell’s dystopia, there are several Ministries that control all aspects of life in the nation. One of these is the Ministry of Truth, which controls information and can change it to resemble what furthers the interests of the Party (the government) at a moment’s notice. Nobody can even question this. Any and all other information is deemed false and dangerous. This is where we are headed when governments claim to be the sole authority on what the truth is. But know this: The government have a flimsy relationship with the truth. They often misinform to serve their own agendas. When a politician or bureaucrat or “expert” keeps saying you can trust them, keeps attempting to reinforce this point, chances are they only keep repeating that to you to condition you into thinking they would never lie to you. They will repeat a lie a thousand times or more to the point where it will seem like the truth. Repeating the same lie over and over does not make it true. But some will fall for it, and it will be at the expense not only of truth, but of society.

The way society is now cannot stand. We have an important decision to make. We can either continue down the path of least resistance, where we end up in a state of complete government control, our lives, and the way we live them subject entirely to the will of the ruling class. Any sense of “freedom” will be worthless; it will not be true. Our lives will practically no longer be our own. We will end up living in a society resembling that of Orwell’s 1984. And that is not a world in which anyone sane would want to live.

Or we can choose to push through the path of great resistance. This is the one where we fight, where we push back against the government narrative, where we demonstrate how the people who lead us are unable to be trusted, especially with our lives, our rights, and our civil liberties. Make no mistake, this path will not be easy. But the path of righteousness and truth seldom is. It is often easy to just give up and let things play out. It is easy to allow others to do the work for us, rather than doing it ourselves. But there are agendas at play here. Those who speak truth to power are often censored, only because what they say will bring down the narrative that those who seek great power and control pervade. They attempt to pit society against those who speak it. As George Orwell once said:

The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.

So stop putting blind faith in the government. Stop putting blind faith in “the science”. Be skeptical when they claim they are telling you the truth. Chances are they are telling you their version of the truth, which is often a contrived narrative of their own that suits their own agenda. And question everything these people in power tell you. If they tell you someone with COVID passed away, it is important to know whether that person died from the virus or with the virus. Also take into account their age and prior medical conditions – a lot of people with severe symptoms, in hospital, or who have died either have one or more co-morbidities or are elderly. But they will not tell you that inconvenient truth.

This is undoubtedly one of the most critical moments in history. Our choices from here on out, especially with regard to COVID, the way we act and live, our leaders, and the degree of control we allow them to have, will determine the fate of this nation. They want us divided, but divided we fall. Now is the time to stand united. Now is the time to stand in arms with one another, all of us together against the tyrannical rule of our leaders, to be truly one and free.

Truth and society itself are under attack. It is up to us to free ourselves and take back our country before those who rule it destroy it completely.