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Magnolia Smithers, a young mother of two from Lismore, says she is very proud to be the voice and face of the Anti-Vaccination movement Anti-Vaxxers Organise (AVO).
“Vaccinations are just another government ploy to keep archaic pharmaceutical companies rich and keep us just sick enough to live with their help, but everyone already knows that,”
“There are plenty of other government agendas that we are fighting against as well,” says the passionate mother of two, who goes on to tell The Advocate that her children are being threatened by much more than an age-old societal pressure to have needles jabbed in their arms.
Magnolia says despite the fact that both her and her husband are unable to work, due to the outsourcing of jobs in her local area, she has managed to raise two healthy children without a consistent income and without vaccinations.
“The hide our Government must have to suggest that we should spend our welfare benefits on vaccinations,”
“I am going to love both my kids unconditionally, but it would be such a shame for them to both suffer from state-sanctioned autism. I want them to be able to live a happy independent life, like me,”
However Magnolia and her husband, Banjo, have taken things a step further.
“First it was fluoride in the water, then it was the mandatory vaccinations… But everyone seems to forget about the Life Savers,”
Magnolia believes that the idea of “patrolled” beaches are a perfect example of an intrusive government asserting unnecessary control over the people.
“It should be a communities choice whether or not their children are patrolled by trained professionals. I demand my rights as a citizen to have the choice,”
“Patrolled beaches are the next on the list for Anti-Vaxxers Organise. Sure, it’s got nothing to do with vaccinations… but it has a lot to do with freedom.
“Those red and yellow flags are nothing but symbols of oppression.”
However, Magnolia and Banjo’s neighbours have spoken out against the peculiar movement. Including local surfer, Bob Rourke.
“That loudmouth brat has no fucking clue. They have saved over fifty kids from drowning this year alone,”
“What the fuck is she talking about?! It’s a volunteer organisation. There is absolutely no input from the government,”
“Her and her lazy fucking husband need to get jobs and shut the fuck up.”