You may not have heard of Monica Smit, but you need to. Anyone resisting the tyrannical CCP virus lockdowns, mask and vaccine mandates, and vaccine passports needs to. On October 1, 2021, on the John-Henry Westen Show, in an interview recorded at LifeSiteNews called, We’re in psychological warfare’: Jailed anti-lockdown activist exposes Australian COVID tyranny, Westen speaks with the intrepid Australian activist.

Smit has been gaining popularity and influence with Aussies fed up with the federal and some state government’s increasing oppression—some of it violent. Of course, with this gain in popularity and influence comes a gain in notoriety and attention from the authorities. Police arrested Smit in Melbourne, in the state of Victoria.


Smit’s story is important for Americans, Brits, Canadians, etc., who see unprecedented totalitarianism unfurl in their formerly free countries. Right now, the Australian government seems the most authoritarian Western nation on earth.

For example, recently, officials in the Australian island state of Tasmania ordered an indoor and outdoor mask mandate despite having “zero Covid-19 cases.” No hospitalizations, no deaths, no cases. This is mask hysteria. But the federal and many state governments in Australia (and the U.K., U.S., and Canada) are lapping up the power grab.

Smit doesn’t hold back when commenting on that nation’s newly minted dictators. She told Westen, “Our premier is a point-blank tyrant. He’s a dictator; he’s a narcissist, etc. People like that; they don’t negotiate with people who are trying to fight back against them. They just double down. And, of course, they [Premier Daniel Andrews and his subordinates] are using public health as a reason, an excuse to do that.”

Smit admits the fight has gotten her down occasionally, even before her imprisonment, but she musters the resolve to keep going. “There was one protest where they started using the rubber bullets and the teargas bullets. And the next day, I was really disgruntled, okay… I feel like these protesters are my family, my people…. And I thought, oh my goodness, someone’s going to die if this keeps happening. Whether it’s a police officer or a protester.”

Smit said she organized a liaison with the police. She told the official that the opposition was getting larger and needed an opportunity to express their feelings publicly. Smit generously suggested perhaps protesters could have “one day a month where we can walk the streets and practice our human right of protesting.”

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Smit said the police representative told her, “But we’re in lockdown.” Smit replied the movement was getting bigger and needed an outlet. Again, the official said, “No, we’re in lockdown.”

“So, there’s no negotiations?” Smit asked.

The official answered, “No.”

Smit asked, “So, you’re telling me that because of Covid, our human rights can be suspended, full stop?”

“That’s correct,” the official finished.

Smit asked rhetorically, where do you go from there? There’s no way to negotiate. “They absolutely… believe that our human rights are… they can just stop them. Since then, that was before I went to prison. It’s just gotten worse and worse.”

The government finally arrested Smit. She said she was shocked and not shocked at the same time. She’d been seeing the signs of dwindling rights, but it struck her when the police took her into custody. She said she doesn’t cry often, but she allowed herself a few tears while being transported to jail.

Once incarcerated, they held her in solitary confinement (partially because she refused the Covid test, which she believes has a history of being inaccurate. The government jailed her in a “three and a half meter by three and a half meter cell for 22 days.”

She said she was fortunate to have sympathetic guards, some of whom she described as “on her side,” who gave her “extra things.” She explained that what she had done (not violating but) opposing the government’s CCP virus orders, at worst, was punishable by a fine, a civil offense. Yet, the government imprisoned her as if she were a criminal.


The state government wanted her to sign conditions of release that would have her rescinding her free speech rights. She refused. Fortunately, her lawyer was able to get her case before the Supreme Court, which ordered her released on normal release conditions, i.e., don’t break laws, etc.

Smit said that because of her anti-mandate stand after another activist was similarly arrested, authorities released that person with normal conditions without her having to spend the better part of a month in jail. So, Smit feels her resistance was worth it. Plus, she said, she’d been working 12-15 hours a day, so she tried to treat her incarceration like she was “on holiday.”

The activist insists on remaining positive, often citing her faith in God. She has organized several resistance groups in Australia that can augment each other to support the cause. She also offers to help any Americans who want to replicate what she is doing. She has organized over 100 groups all over her country.

She says forming groups help members build on each other’s strengths. She called her cause a “global battle for freedom and good.” She said, “We all have more strength than we think we do. I haven’t always been like this. I had to work really hard on this. Do what you can according to your circumstances. You’re stronger than you think you are.”

Smit concluded, “I want people to feel what I felt in prison. Which was totally at peace because I knew that I had done the right thing, and I knew it was for God, and I knew that it was through Him that I was able to do it.”


This remarkable woman is continuing her battle to free her beautiful and formerly free country from the ideological bandits trying to steal it from the people. Like we Yanks, it seems Aussies are getting a bit of a slow start fighting back because of the deference exploiting a “health emergency” evokes in a good people.

But, like Americans, Australians may be slow to anger, but once angry, the tyrants in both countries better prepare themselves for the growing onslaught of righteous anger being unleashed in defense of liberty.

This piece was written by Steve Pomper on October 3, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.

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