RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – When you have an MP saying “don’t trust your government” then something has drastically gone wrong.
“I will not be vaccinated with anything that has not been properly vetted and tested and has shown no sound scientific evidence that the benefits outweigh the disease itself and possible long-term side effects, which to this day we don’t know anything about,” said Christine Anderson of Germany’s rightwing AfD party on Thursday from the floor of parliament in Brussels, Belgium.
“I will not be reduced to a mere guinea pig by being vaccinated with an experimental drug,” she said.
“And I will most assuredly not get vaccinated because my government tells me to and promises in return I will be granted freedom.
“Let’s be clear about one thing,” Anderson said. “No one grants me freedom. For I am a free person.”
She was joined by five other MEPs in protest of the implementation of a Covid digital pass. Beginning next week, any parliament member or staffer entering the building in Brussels must present a valid pass proving they either are fully vaccinated, recently recovered, or can show a negative PCR result within the previous 48 hours.
A few days earlier, other MEPs have already expressed their criticism and concern about the totalitarian tendencies in Europe.
Anderson dared the German government and the European Commission to throw her in jail.
“Lock me up and throw away the key, for all I care,” the lawmaker said. “But you will never coerce me into being vaccinated if I, the free citizen that I am, choose not to be vaccinated.”
She warned that it’s not the goal of a government’s policy that “renders a system oppressive, it is always the methods by which the goal is pursued.” “Whenever a government claims to have the people’s interests at heart, you need to think again,” Anderson said.
“In the entire history of mankind, there has never been a political elite sincerely concerned about the wellbeing of regular people,” she said. “What makes any of us think that it is different now?”
She said it should be clear in this modern age that you should never “take anything any government you tell at face value.” People should always question any claim or agenda, asking who benefits?
Another MEP who spoke, Cristian Terhes of Romania, told reporters the parliament is stripping people’s “right to decide as they want to do with their bodies.”