Australians react to Candace Owens’ call for US to invade over Covid restrictions
Conservative US political commentator Candace Owens suggested that America should “invade” Australia to free the people from “tyrannical” Covid-19 restrictions and compared the situation to the regimes of Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler.
On Tuesday, The Daily Wire host made the odd comments on her show, noting that her husband has family members in the country, one of whom shared that people’s mental wellbeing was in “steep decline.”
Owens then recited a long list of the Covid-19 restrictions that have been present at specific points in the pandemic, including QR code check-ins “literally everywhere, including toilets,” home visitor limits, travel restrictions, curfews and much more.
Soon after, she posed a question to America, wondering why the country shouldn’t invade Australia like Afghanistan.
“When do we invade Australia and free an oppressed people who are suffering under a totalitarian regime?” Owens said.
Owens claimed Australia at this moment is “a tyrannical police state” that was stripping away “the most basic of individual freedoms.”
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“What is happening in Australia under the guise of this virus is federal overreach,” she continued. “Tyranny. Totalitarianism. The kind that gives birth to evil dictatorships and human atrocity.”
“She has no idea how American Australia already is. Australians consume American culture like its beer,” someone added while a second wrote, “Owens needs to be booted in Parliament.”
“Err... is anyone confused why there is this conservative American media focus on Australia right now? It doesn’t even feel like they’re talking about our country or any of our actual issues here,” wrote a third.
A fourth commenter who said they aren’t fond of lockdowns but understands the necessity said: “Why are these Americans so obsessed with Australia? I hate lockdown, too, but I understand why we do it. The US is a circus act, and I wouldn’t move there if you paid me. F*** living in that country.”
Australia recently became the centre of attention for anti-vaxxers in New York. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the Australian consulate to chant “Save Australia,” while some waved the Australian flag.
The country ultimately had 130,000 Covid-19 cases and only 1,448 deaths, while the US had 43.5m cases and 733,000 deaths.