On Oct 30 2021 in Brussels, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) held a groundbreaking press conference at which they warned that COVID-19 vaccine mandates endanger human rights and democracy. The MEPs discussed why submitting to experimental vaccinations in return for human rights and freedoms amounts to the introduction of tyranny. They highlighted the conflicts of interest and lack of transparency driving vaccination policy, and cautioned that the digital “green” (vaccine) pass represents a first step towards a social credit system in Europe.
German MEP Christine Anderson:
Christine Anderson said, “we were promised that the vaccination would restore our freedom. None of that was true. It does not render you immune. You can still contract the virus, and you can still be infectious.
“The only thing this vaccine did for sure was to spill billions and billions of dollars in the pockets of pharmaceutical companies.
“Always ask ‘cui bono?’ who benefits? Whenever a political elite pushes an agenda this hard, and resorts to extortion and manipulation to get their way, you can almost always be sure – your benefit is definitely not what they had at heart.”
Anderson noted that, to this day, the long term side effects of the vaccines are unknown. “I will not be reduced to a mere guinea pig,” she added.
Italian MEP Francesca Donato:
Francesca Donato noted that the issue at hand was not about being in favour of or against the COVID vaccines. “The issue is whether we are to leave European Citizens without the safeguard of their fundamental rights. We are here standing to call for the respect of European fundamental values, of freedom, non-discrimination and for human dignity.”
Requiring a certificate to exercise fundamental rights, she warned, represents a shift from posessing those rights as human beings to requiring an “authority’s permission to live our lives in liberty.”
“There is no more time for fear and hesitance,” she said. “Today is high time to be courageous and united. That is what we are.”
Croatian MEP Ivan Sincic:
Ivan Sincic referenced rights enshrined under international treaties and conventions, which cannot be overridden by governments. He cited rulings by constitutional courts in Europe upholding those rights, and underlining the illegitimacy of government mandates that violate them.
“The Digital Green Certificate is not about our health”, he said. “It is about politics. It is about rights. All around Europe, policies have been installed that have stolen people’s normal life. Governments are basically blackmailing citizens more and more.
“I call upon all the free peoples of Europe to resist the Digital Green Certificate wherever they can,” he urged. “Fight for your rights”.
Romanian MEP Christian Terhes:
Christian Terhes said, “every European citizen – ask your own government: were you properly informed? Because we [in the European Parliament] demanded full access to the contracts signed between these companies that produce the vaccines and the European Union.”
Terhes held up an almost entirely redacted document – a vaccine manufacturers’ contract released for ‘scrutiny’.
“So you are imposing a medical product on the European citizens without them knowing what’s in this contract?” he asked.
“You tell me if this is okay. European citizens cannot come to work. They cannot enter a store. They cannot go with their kids to schools. They cannot freely move from one country to another. Unless they are vaccinated with one of these products. Even us as MEPs, elected by the people for the people, we haven’t been able to see these contracts.”
“The difference between tyranny and democracy is very simple. When the government knows everything about you, that’s tyranny. When you know everything about your government, that’s democracy.”
Speaking at a press conference in Strasbourg on 20 October 2021, members of the European Parliament said that the fundamental rights of all EU citizens are now under threat due to mandatory vaccination and abusive use of the Digital COVID Certificate. They said:
“What we have seen in this crisis is that civil rights and liberties have been transformed from fundamental rights to privileges that governments grant or revoke as they see fit.”