The following is a paraphrase of a speech given on the floor of the European Parliament on 31 October 2021 by Christine Anderson. She is a German politician who is serving as an Alternative for Germany as a Member of the European Parliament.

Governments promised us that the vaccinations would be a game-changer? And it will restore our freedom. It turns out none of that was true. It does not render you immune. You can still contract the virus, and you can still be infectious. The only thing this vaccine did for sure was to spill billions and billions of dollars into the pockets of four pharmaceutical companies. Whenever a government claims to have the people’s interests at heart, you need to think again. In the entire history of mankind, there has never been a political elite sincerely concerned about the wellbeing of regular people. What makes any of us think that it is different? Whenever a political elite pushes an agenda by manipulation, you can almost always be sure your benefit is not what they had at heart. Governments shamelessly claim that their actions are for the people’s good, but it is not the goal that renders their actions oppressive – it is always the methods.

The government will not force me to be vaccinated by anything that has not been adequately vetted and tested and has shown no sound scientific evidence that the benefits outweigh the disease itself in possible long-term side effects. The government will not reduce me to a mere Guinea pig by getting vaccinated with an experimental drug. And I will most assuredly not get vaccinated because my government tells me to and promises I will be granted freedom in return. Let’s be clear about one thing, no one gives me freedom, for I am a free person. The compulsory use of the digital green certificate undermines everything that Europeans stand for. It violates constitutionally guaranteed fundamental rights, and it constitutes the first step towards the insufferable Chinese social credit system. I will never stand for this, and I will never put up with this.