As COVID-19 restrictions in Australia begin to ease, Candace Owens has weighed in, with a six-minute monologue asking how Australia is any better than the Taliban, and asking when the United States government will invade Australia to free the people from the ‘tyranny’ of pandemic precautions. However, when the declaration got the predictable attention, Owens released a new video, complaining that she’d been misrepresented.
As reported last week, in the original monologue Owens demands to know when the U.S. will invade Australia and free people from the lockdown and restrictions. She lists off the restrictions that she thinks are excessive, including rules about how many people can attend a gathering, and how citizens are restricted from traveling between states, and declares it a state of tyranny.
Now she’s released an angry video, scolding “the media” for focusing on her invasion suggestion, and for the fact that many social media users picked up on the headline but didn’t listen to her entire speech. She feels that this is an attack on her credibility, and misrepresents her to social skimmers.
Candace Owens says she was victimized yesterday by a twitter/media conspiracy because we are so “fearful of an awakening” that her “very powerful monologue” would’ve created, that we sabotaged her credibility by only reporting the part about invading Australia. pic.twitter.com/GhOQCOAqke
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) October 23, 2021
She declares the full six minutes to be “so hard-hitting that actual educated people…say this is a very powerful monologue” and claims that it’s being deliberately suppressed to control her reach.
You can see it via the Daily Wire below:
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) October 22, 2021
“Of course, I ask [when the U.S. will invade Australia] in jest, because we all know the real answer,” Owens follows up, declaring, “What’s happening under the guise of this virus” to be “a replay of the early ambitions of Josef Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Fidel Castro, and Hugo Chavez.”
While “invade Australia” was a real headline-grabber, Owens’ claims that these restrictions are the equivalent of Taliban rule (which included assaults on young girls who attempted to attend school), her declaration that the need to “slow the spread” is “fictitious,” and that only Republican governors are preventing the same “totalitarianism” from taking hold in the U.S. are also pretty egregious.
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