If it Looks Like Communism and Smells Like Communism, It Must Be Communism.

I should know; I grew up in it.

Sylvia Dziuba
2 min readAug 11


Photo by Egor Myznik on Unsplash

The Australian government is once again moving further to censor its citizens. The new Communications Legislation Amendment (Combatting Misinformation and Disinformation) Bill 2023 — which is open for consultation until 20th August — is nothing but another lever designed to kill free expression under the guise of trying to protect us.

The Bill will give Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) the power to be the sole arbiter of “truth” — the power to monitor and enforce policies on digital platforms.

The bill is saying, “We’ll keep you safe from harm”, but all it is is communism in white gloves.

How do I know that?

Firstly, it gives exemptions to the government, educational institutions and news outlets. Why is this wrong?

These institutions should be held to the highest account, yet they have been the largest sources of misinformation and disinformation throughout history, but none more so than in the last few years.

For example, they have spread disinformation and, even worse, have withheld scientific information regarding Covid-19. The biggest lie was that the vaccines were going to ‘stop the spread of the virus’ — which they didn’t.

Even more damage was done when these institutions misled the Australian public by telling them the vaccines were “safe”. My friend’s mum, a healthy 38-year-old woman whose heart stopped less than 48 hours after taking the jab, would beg to differ. So would the thousands of healthy young men who will have to take medication for the rest of their lives for Myocarditis and Pericarditis.

We should have been told. We should have been aware of the pros and cons of taking the vaccine. We should have had the right to make an informed decision. But what did we get? Misinformation, disinformation, lockdowns, mandates and coercions.

The only people providing scientific data at the time are the very people that ACMA, given the chance, would try to silence for good.

Why didn’t these institutions tell these young men that the Covid mortality rate for men in their age group is 0.1%? Regardless of health status. And for healthy subjects, it’s almost 0%.

We need people who are willing to defy the already restrictive social media platform rules to challenge these institutions. Their voices cannot be silenced.

We know that, already, anyone who opposes the mainstream narrative is cancelled and de-platformed. With these new rules, ACMA will have the right to put a final nail in that coffin.

Sylvia is an Australian writer and author of, “Go to Sleep Late: and Other Advice for Night Owls”.

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Sylvia Dziuba

Australian Author | Freelance Writer – I normally write for the property sector; but here, I share my writing journey with others.