Posted by Sam Fenny - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 1 March 2024

Why France’s New “Anti-Vax Law” is MUCH Worse Than You Think

Last week France passed a new law, “to strengthen the fight against sectarian abuses and improve the support of victims.” .

This was widely covered in the alt-media as a “law criminalizing anti-mRNA vaccine speech”, but that is not quite true and was thoroughly “fact-checked” by the usual suspects.

(In fact the original misconception was probably deliberately cultivated so it could be fact-checked, that’s the way these things usually work).

Either way, by accident or design, there was a lot of talk about what the law doesn’t say, and not nearly enough about what it does say.

The law itself makes no specific mention of any health care treatment. The truth is it has almost nothing to do with banning criticism of vaccines.

…It’s potentially more dangerous than that. It’s a vague law, and vague laws are always the worst laws.

The law is not about healthcare, that’s only covered by a couple of the articles, the actual focus of the law is “sectarian abuse” (read in French here).

However – as noted by Robert Kogon in the Daily Sceptic – a “sect” has no formal definition in French law.

Traditionally speaking, a “sect” is group linked by religious views or practices deemed heretical or extreme by the church, and the invocation of this religious language is troubling in and of itself (although this maybe a translation issue, it’s possible the word doesn’t have those connotations in the original French).

The more informal usage of the word sect in English tends to mean a group linked by strongly held philosophical or political ideas.

Therefore it could potentially mean almost anyone or almost anything.

It’s that vagueness which makes the law dangerous.

A Facebook group or email list could be a “sect”. A protest march. A political party. The readership of a website or newsletter. Hell, a family could be.

All it takes is one judge to rule that a “sect” can be defined as, for example, “any group of two or more people sharing political, religious or philosophical ideals and somehow acting in concert”, and the precedent is created.

Then it’s a free-for-all.

Article 1 sets out the “Implementation of the policy of prevention and fight against the sectarian excesses”, including the creation of an “inter-ministerial mission […] responsible for the implementation of the policy of prevention and fight against sectarian abuses”.

Both sentences positively tingling with dystopian horror vibes.

The responsibilies and powers of this mission follow a familiar playbook and are layed out as follows:

Surveillance: “observe and analyse the phenomenon of sectarian movements whose actions are an attack on human rights and fundamental freedoms, and, constitute a threat to the public order or are contrary to laws and regulations, as well as new forms these may take”
Propaganda: “promote […] the coordination of preventive and repressive action by the public authorities against these actions”
Monitioring financial activity: “develop an exchange between public services of information on administrative practices in the field of the fight against sectarian abuses, in particular with regard to the modalities of financing”
Propaganda, again: “inform the public about the risks and, where appropriate, the dangers to which sectarian abuses expose them”

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