Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/5/2020

German police conducted a series of raids against neo-Nazis in the states of Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and Saxony-Anhalt. The targeted right-wing extremists were reportedly planning to attack a mosque with Molotov cocktails.

In other news, a Moroccan-born immigrant in Italy was sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing a man in Turin because he (the victim) was “white” and “happy”.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, Insubria, JD, Reader from Chicago, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» “A Storm Waiting to Happen”: The Average American’s Power Bill is About to Rise as Much as 30%
» An “Ominous Disconnect” — What Powell & Lagarde Should Have Told the G-7
» Auto Sales Plunge
» BIS innovation Hub: The Gradual March to Central Bank Digital Currency Continues to Advance
 
USA
» “Tell My Family I Love Them” — Not Making Headlines Today: Last Words of Murdered Police Officer Anthony Dia to Police Dispatch
» 7-Year-Old Among 13 Killed in Weekend Shootings in Chicago
» After 600 Deaths in 6 Democrat Cities in 6 Weeks — There Was Even More Carnage This Holiday Weekend
» America’s Revolutionary Founders Would be Anti-Government Extremists Today
» Antifa Mob Takes Down Christopher Columbus Statue in Baltimore— No Police in Sight
» Beautiful! Catholics Hold Rally, Sing “God Bless America” At St. Louis Statue on July 4th After Radical Leftists Vow to Remove Statue, Rename City (Video)
» BLM Protester Dies After She Stood on Interstate in Seattle at 1:30 Am and Was Struck by Black Driver
» Californians Revolt After Democrats Cancel 4th of July Festivities, Light Up the Sky With Thousands of ‘Illegal’ Fireworks (Videos)
» California Faculty Demands ‘Free Tuition for All Black, Native, And Indigenous Students’
» Democrat Senator Tammy Duckworth Says She is Open to Taking Down Statues of George Washington (Video)
» Disgusting: Black Man Stops Car Then Sucker Punches 12-Year-Old Boy Street Dancer in Missouri Giving Him Concussion (Video)
» Fake News Makes Up Pretend Quote From Republican South Dakota Governor to Make Her Look Racist
» Farrakhan: Fauci, Gates Foundation ‘Want to Depopulate the Earth’
» Former Obama White House Physician: “I Think He’s Got Some Cognitive Issues” (Audio)
» Frederick Douglass Statue Vandalized on Anniversary of His Famous Fourth of July Rochester Speech
» Ghislaine Maxwell “Knows Everything” And “Will be Naming Names”, Former Epstein Associate Says
» Ghislaine Maxwell Being Held at ‘Well-Run’ Jail — Local Lawyers
» Governor Abbott Confronted With Evidence COVID-19 is a Giant Hoax
» Great News! Number of Coronavirus Deaths Down to Lowest Levels Since Beginning of Pandemic — Media Silent — Update: Sunday’s Results Even Lower
» Judge Orders ‘Destruction’ of Epstein Evidence
» Michigan Passes Controversial Bill to Microchip Humans Voluntarily “To Protect Their Privacy”
» MSM Forced to Admit President Trump Right: Hydroxychloroquine Fights COVID, Saves Lives
» Nike Spokesman Colin Kaepernick’s Independence Day Message: “We Reject Your Celebration of White Supremacy” (Video)
» Pastor Slams Amazon for Blocking New Book
» Police: 8-Year-Old Girl Shot and Killed by Armed Protesters Blocking Street Near Atlanta Wendy’s Where Rayshard Brooks Was Killed
» Police Responding to 2nd Deadly Shooting in 24 Hours at Burned Wendy’s
» President Trump to Hold Campaign Rally in New Hampshire Next Weekend
» Rand Paul is Right About Experts
» Report: Epstein’s Cohort Ghislaine Maxwell is Ready to Name Names in Pedo Scandal (Video)
» Sick: MSNBC Host Labels 4th of July “Independence for White Men” — Compares Trump Voters to “Colonizing Slave Owners”
» StayHomeTexas — When Spouting Coronavirus Idiocy Helps the Bottom Line
» Ted Cruz Introducing Legislation to Hold City Officials Accountable for Damages and Injuries From Rioting
» The Dis-United States of America
» Trump Gives History Lesson, Slams ‘Left-Wing Cultural Revolution’ In Mount Rushmore Address
» Tweets Resurface of Kaepernick Wishing Followers Happy 4th of July in 2012, 2011
» Watch: Young Americans Totally Ignorant of What July 4th Represents
» Woman Claims Ghislaine Maxwell ‘Raped’ Her ‘20-30 Times’
 
Canada
» Toronto Blue Jays an “Essential Service” — But Local Businesses and Playgrounds Are Not
 
Europe and the EU
» Boris Repeats UK Will Not be Ruled by EU Courts and Laws, ‘Australia-Style’ Relationship an Option
» France and Turkey Remain on a Collision Course
» German Police Raid Neo-Nazis Allegedly Plotting Mosque Arson Attack
» Italy: 84% of Bookshops in Trouble After COVID
» ‘Master Bedroom’ Dropped by British Estate Agents for ‘Racist Undertones’
» Red Guards in Britain: China Ambassador Calls on Chinese Students in UK to ‘Serve the Motherland’
» Scottish Justice Secretary Complains of ‘Racist’ Backlash After Saying Whites Have Too Many Top Jobs
» UK: Boris Johnson Makes Clear He Would NOT ‘Take the Knee’ With Black Lives Matter Protesters Because People Should Not be ‘Bullied’ Into the Action
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Meet the Israeli Intelligence-Linked Firm Using AI to Profile Americans and Guide US Lockdown Policy
 
Middle East
» Are Three Mysterious Explosions in Iran Linked? — Analysis
» It is “Unacceptable” To Turn Hagia Sophia Into a Mosque, Says Russian Orthodox Church
» More Than 300 Scholars Across the World Appeal to Turkey Not to Convert the Hagia Sophia Into a Mosque
» Turkey Deporting Protestant Christians
 
South Asia
» Indonesia: Islamists Give Widodo Fiery Taste of Things to Come
 
Far East
» China Voices ‘Displeasure’ At League Demo
» China’s Huge Three Gorges Dam is Now Displaced — Fears Dam May Burst Due to Pressure From Recent Flooding With 400 Million at Risk
» How Hong Kong Citizens Get Around Speech Restrictions in Wake of New “Security” Law
» New Bubonic Plague Cases Send Mongolian Region Along Russian Border on Lockdown
 
Immigration
» Italy Migrant Crisis: 180 Migrants Allowed Off Rescue Ship
» Migrant Who Killed Italian for Being ‘White’ And ‘Happy’ Gets 30 Years in Prison
» Swedish PM Rejects Any Limits on Asylum Seeker Migration
 
Culture Wars
» “We Do Not Tolerate Racism” Says University That Just Promoted “Kneecap White Men” Professor
» A Man That Saw the Catastrophic Events of 2020 in Advance is Now Warning About What Will Happen in November…
» Chill Out: Study Finds Easily-Triggered People Make Terrible Employees
» Is America Heading for Civil War?
» M&Nbsp;O&Nbsp;D&Nbsp;E&Nbsp;R&Nbsp;N&Nbsp;I&Nbsp;T&Nbsp;Y
» The Cult Dynamics of Wokeness
 
General
» Armed Black NFAC Protesters March at Stone Mountain in Georgia on 4th of July — Bait White Militias for Armed Conflict
 

“A Storm Waiting to Happen”: The Average American’s Power Bill is About to Rise as Much as 30%

Today in “The Fed can’t find inflation anywhere” news, it looks as though the average American’s 2020 is going to go from bad to worse. Bloomberg is reporting that with rising temperatures during what is expected to be a blistering summer, most consumers are about to face “sharp increases” in electric bills that could “drive some to the brink of financial ruin”.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

An “Ominous Disconnect” — What Powell & Lagarde Should Have Told the G-7

Here is a joint statement from Lagarde and Powell at a secret G7 meeting with all Leaders and Finance Chiefs of the seven nations attending as well as the IMF and BIS:

“The financial system has been on the verge of collapse since September 2019 when we started Repos and QE. And since then it has only got worse. The coronavirus hit us at a time when the banking system was almost down and out.

“We had enough problems saving the banks. But now we must save big corporations, small companies, individuals, local municipalities and states, the Federal State and this on top of rescuing a financial system which is deteriorating by the day. The whole system is leaking like a sieve and we are struggling to keep it all afloat.

“Fortunately we have printing presses and that helps to keep it all going but only just. Our big fear is that the market will realise that all the money we are printing is worthless. And it is of course but we can’t tell anyone. But if the world wakes up to this one day soon, the financial system could implode in a matter of days. And we would be totally helpless to stop it………”

Exponentially Worse Than 2008 — A Black Hole

And this dear readers is where the world stands today. On the verge of an implosion of the whole financial system. Just a small crack could push the whole system into a black hole.

All that is needed is a severe second wave of CV-19 or a bank collapse, triggering an implosion of debt markets and the whole system.

Yes, we know the world was in a similar situation in 2008 but with over $100 trillion more in debt and who knows how many additional $100s of trillions of derivatives plus a world economy disintegrating — it is now exponentially worse from a risk point of view.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Auto Sales Plunge

Q2 sales with GM, Toyota, & Fiat suffering 30% drops.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

BIS innovation Hub: The Gradual March to Central Bank Digital Currency Continues to Advance

Over the next two years, the Bank of England will be opening a centre, along with the Bank of Canada, the European Central Bank and four Nordic central banks (Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland). A ‘strategic partnership’ will also be formed with the Federal Reserve System.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

“Tell My Family I Love Them” — Not Making Headlines Today: Last Words of Murdered Police Officer Anthony Dia to Police Dispatch

Toledo Police Officer Anthony Dia was murdered on Independence Day morning while responding to a call in a Home Depot parking lot.

Officer Dia was shot in the chest just after midnight on July 4th. Dia was dispatched to the area to make sure the man was OK.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

7-Year-Old Among 13 Killed in Weekend Shootings in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — At least 13 people, including a 7-year-old girl at a family party and a teenage boy, were killed in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, police said. At least 59 others were shot and wounded.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

After 600 Deaths in 6 Democrat Cities in 6 Weeks — There Was Even More Carnage This Holiday Weekend

Six Democrat-led cities accounted for 600 deaths over a 6 week period. Unfortunately there were more deaths this week and BLM doesn’t care.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

America’s Revolutionary Founders Would be Anti-Government Extremists Today

Had the Declaration of Independence been written today, it would have rendered its signers extremists or terrorists, resulting in them being placed on a government watch list, targeted for surveillance of their activities and correspondence, and potentially arrested, held indefinitely, stripped of their rights and labeled enemy combatants.

This is no longer the stuff of speculation and warning.

In fact, Attorney General William Barr recently announced plans to target, track and surveil “anti-government extremists” and preemptively nip in the bud any “threats” to public safety and the rule of law.

It doesn’t matter that the stated purpose of Barr’s anti-government extremist task force is to investigate dissidents on the far right (the “boogaloo” movement) and far left (Antifa, a loosely organized anti-fascist group) who have been accused of instigating violence and disrupting peaceful protests.

Boogaloo and Antifa have given the government the perfect excuse for declaring war (with all that entails: surveillance, threat assessments, pre-crime, etc.) against so-called anti-government extremists.

Without a doubt, America’s revolutionary founders would have been at the top of Barr’s list.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Antifa Mob Takes Down Christopher Columbus Statue in Baltimore— No Police in Sight

An Antifa mob toppled a statue of Christopher Columbus in the Little Italy neighborhood of Baltimore Saturday night. No police were seen in sight according to video of the mob attack by several hundred anti-American guerrillas. The mob dragged the toppled statue over to the Inner Harbor and tossed it in the water.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Beautiful! Catholics Hold Rally, Sing “God Bless America” At St. Louis Statue on July 4th After Radical Leftists Vow to Remove Statue, Rename City (Video)

Catholics are turning out in growing numbers at the statue of Saint Louis in Forest Park in St. Louis City.

A few members on the radical left in the area want the statue of the great French saint removed from Forest Park and the city renamed.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

BLM Protester Dies After She Stood on Interstate in Seattle at 1:30 Am and Was Struck by Black Driver

Two women activists were hit by a car in downtown Seattle early in the morning on July 4th.

The women activists were standing on the interstate at 1:30 AM.

The protesters were wearing black on the dark highway at 1:30 AM.

The car suffered front grill and windshield damage.

The driver was in custody but was not impaired when he hit the women on the highway.

The driver was later identified and doxxed by Antifa.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Californians Revolt After Democrats Cancel 4th of July Festivities, Light Up the Sky With Thousands of ‘Illegal’ Fireworks (Videos)

Democrat tyrant Gavin Newsom and other officials shut down 4th of July festivities in California due to a ‘surge in Coronavirus cases.’

Newsom closed down beaches, bars, restaurants and museums, but his winery, Plumpjack Winery in Napa Valley is still open for business.

Californians revolted and celebrated anyway by lighting up the sky with thousands of illegal fireworks.

Aerial footage over Los Angeles was a sight to see.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

California Faculty Demands ‘Free Tuition for All Black, Native, And Indigenous Students’

The California Faculty Association released a statement in light of George Floyd’s death and recent protests. The group also created a list of demands for California State University that it says will provide “redress for systemic anti-Black racism in the CSU.”

The CFA demanded CSU “provide free tuition for all Black, Native, and Indigenous students.” Trends show that enrollment of these students has been decreasing within the CSU system. To increase admission of these “marginalized students,” the CFA proposes that the universities make efforts “to overturn Proposition 209, the ban on affirmative action.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Democrat Senator Tammy Duckworth Says She is Open to Taking Down Statues of George Washington (Video)

The Democrat party hates America.

The Democrat party supports the Maoist revolution tearing down statues and erasing US history.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Disgusting: Black Man Stops Car Then Sucker Punches 12-Year-Old Boy Street Dancer in Missouri Giving Him Concussion (Video)

This heinous act took place on Friday night.

Two boys were street dancing in Cape Girardeau with their instructor Michael ‘Crank’ Curry.

That’s when a car pulled over, a man jumped out and he sucker punched the 12-year-old child.

Then he jumped back in his car and sped off.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Fake News Makes Up Pretend Quote From Republican South Dakota Governor to Make Her Look Racist

Fake News on Steroids.

The far left media is making up completely fraudulent quotes now to smear the Republicans.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Farrakhan: Fauci, Gates Foundation ‘Want to Depopulate the Earth’

Dr. Anthony Fauci and Bill and Melinda Gates are seeking to “depopulate the Earth” by pushing potential vaccines to end the global coronavirus pandemic, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said Saturday in a video that went viral online.

“They’re making money now, plotting to give seven billion, five-hundred million people a vaccination,” Farrakhan, 87, said in a July 4 speech. “Dr. Fauci, Bill Gates and Melinda — you want to depopulate the Earth. What the hell gives you that right? Who are you to sit down with your billions and talk about who can live, and who should die?”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Former Obama White House Physician: “I Think He’s Got Some Cognitive Issues” (Audio)

Former Obama White House physician Ronny Jackson joined Kyle Olson last week to discuss the former Vice President Joe Biden.

Jackson said he believes Joe has “cognitive issues.” That’s an understatement.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Frederick Douglass Statue Vandalized on Anniversary of His Famous Fourth of July Rochester Speech

On the same weekend in which famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass 168 years ago delivered one of his most historically resonant speeches, a statue of Douglass was toppled from its base and left near the Genesee River gorge.

Located in Maplewood Park, the statue “had been placed over the fence to the gorge and was leaning against the fence” on the river side, according to a statement from Rochester police. The statue was left about 50 feet from its pedestal.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Ghislaine Maxwell “Knows Everything” And “Will be Naming Names”, Former Epstein Associate Says

by Tyler Durden

Assuming that Ghislaine Maxwell doesn’t wind up with the means to kill herself in her jail cell, and assuming those who are supposed to be watching her 24 hours a day won’t be taking any well-timed coffee breaks, Maxwell will be “naming names” and “fully cooperating” with the FBI according to a former associate of Jeffrey Epstein, according The Daily Mail.

Epstein’s former employer Steven Hoffenberg said that Maxwell “knows everything” and will “totally co-operate”.

In addition, Prince Andrew, who has been nudged further and further toward the center of the Epstein/Maxwell controversy, is “among those very worried” about what she might reveal, the report says. “She’s going to cooperate and be very important. Andrew is definitely, definitely concerned,” Hoffenberg said.

Maxwell’s arrest has put increased pressure on Prince Andrew to testify about his relationship with Epstein. Maxwell is facing 35 years behind bars as a maximum sentence and may be looking to cut a deal, the report suggests.

In terms of Maxwell’s current whereabouts, we noted yesterday that she could wind up being housed at MCC in New York — the same jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Ghislaine Maxwell Being Held at ‘Well-Run’ Jail — Local Lawyers

Maxwell is likely in her own holding cell where she can be observed at all times, said Ted Lothstein, another New Hampshire criminal defense lawyer.

Ghislaine Maxwell, the alleged accomplice of Jeffrey Epstein, is being detained at a New Hampshire jail where she is likely separated from other inmates and under constant surveillance, local lawyers said.

A source familiar with Maxwell’s case said she is being held at the Merrimack County Jail, a medium-security facility 20 miles from the luxurious home where she was arrested Thursday.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Governor Abbott Confronted With Evidence COVID-19 is a Giant Hoax

Watch & share this link!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Great News! Number of Coronavirus Deaths Down to Lowest Levels Since Beginning of Pandemic — Media Silent — Update: Sunday’s Results Even Lower

More great news ignored by the media.

The number of coronavirus related deaths in the US on the 4th of July reached the lowest numbers since the beginning of the China coronavirus pandemic back in March.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Judge Orders ‘Destruction’ of Epstein Evidence

US District Court Judge Loretta Preska, who was appointed by George Herbert Walker Bush, and whom his son had considered promoting to the Supreme Court, ruled in a case on July 1st, ordering the attorneys for one of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims, Virginia (Roberts) Guiffre, to “destroy” a list of men who had taken advantage of Epstein’s “girls.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Michigan Passes Controversial Bill to Microchip Humans Voluntarily “To Protect Their Privacy”

The Michigan House of Representatives has passed a controversial bill to microchip humans voluntarily in the state under the guise of protecting their privacy. The Microchip Protection Act would allow Michigan employers to use microchipping of their workers with their consent. However, research has shown that RFID transponders causes cancer.

[Comment: “Microchipped to protect your privacy”. Sounds like something out of Orwell’s 1984.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

MSM Forced to Admit President Trump Right: Hydroxychloroquine Fights COVID, Saves Lives

CNN and other fake news media outlets accused POTUS of promoting ‘possibly harmful’ COVID treatment.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Nike Spokesman Colin Kaepernick’s Independence Day Message: “We Reject Your Celebration of White Supremacy” (Video)

Nike Spokesman Colin Kaepernick crapped all over America again this Independence Day.

On the Fourth of July in 2019, millionaire African-American Nike brand ambassador and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick posted a pre-Civil War quote by Frederick Douglass, accompanied by a graphic video, that attacks the United States as the worst nation in the history of the world.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Pastor Slams Amazon for Blocking New Book

Book describes the global lockdown over virus hysteria.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Police: 8-Year-Old Girl Shot and Killed by Armed Protesters Blocking Street Near Atlanta Wendy’s Where Rayshard Brooks Was Killed

In the days since Rayshard Brooks was killed while attacking and fleeing police at an Atlanta Wendy’s on June 12, armed protest mobs have taken to controlling access to the area, blocking streets enabled by a weak response by police and city leaders. Saturday night, an 8-year-old girl was killed when the car she was riding in near the Wendy’s was blocked by an armed protest mob that opened fire on the car, according to police.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Police Responding to 2nd Deadly Shooting in 24 Hours at Burned Wendy’s

ATLANTA — Police are responding to the second deadly shooting near the burned out Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks died in just 24 hours.

Last night, an 8-year-old was killed after an armed group of men shot into the car she was riding in as the driver tried to turn around.

On Sunday night around 7:30 p.m., officers responded to 1192 Pryor Street, next door to the Wendy’s, and found two people who appeared to have been shot.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

President Trump to Hold Campaign Rally in New Hampshire Next Weekend

The Trump campaign announced Sunday that President Trump will hold a campaign rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire next weekend.

The rally is set to be held outdoors at an airport hangar, similar to this rally by then-candidate Trump in Lakeland, Florida in 2016.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Rand Paul is Right About Experts

The Internet is having a bit of fun with Rand Paul’s claim during a Tuesday Senate committee hearing that “We shouldn’t presume that a group of experts somehow knows what’s best” (here’s Tommy Beer with more). After all, they’re the experts. Shouldn’t we get out of the way and do as the experts tell us?

No. Rand Paul is right.

Friedrich Hayek was famously skeptical of experts because they have a tendency to stretch beyond their expertise and make claims, recommendations, or policies that are beyond the narrow confines of their expertise. They also tend to collapse social problems into frameworks and models that seem easy to manipulate but that leave out a lot of important on-the-ground knowledge that, Hayek argued, is of a kind that is inaccessible to an outside observer. In short, it is easy to mistake a model for the actual underlying reality. It is just as easy to identify important considerations and act as if they are the only

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Report: Epstein’s Cohort Ghislaine Maxwell is Ready to Name Names in Pedo Scandal (Video)

In May a new book claimed that Bill Clinton had an affair with Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged madam.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Sick: MSNBC Host Labels 4th of July “Independence for White Men” — Compares Trump Voters to “Colonizing Slave Owners”

This is the modern day left — America hating, whitey hating bigots.

On Sunday morning Tiffany Cross filled in for Joy Reid on MSNBC.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

StayHomeTexas — When Spouting Coronavirus Idiocy Helps the Bottom Line

Here we are months into the coronavirus scare when it has become obvious that coronavirus for most people poses little to no threat. Yet, we see businesses and other entities repeatedly trumpeting the danger of coronavirus as if each and every person should view the disease as the Grim Reaper hovering over one’s shoulder.

Of course, these entities will also trumpet their responses to coronavirus, including in many instances requiring people to wear masks that have no clear net benefit in protecting against coronavirus transmission but do have clear negative health consequences.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Ted Cruz Introducing Legislation to Hold City Officials Accountable for Damages and Injuries From Rioting

One of the most frustrating aspects of the rioting and looting we have witnessed in recent weeks is that Democrat governors and mayors have allowed it to happen.

These leaders put the interests of the mob ahead of law abiding citizens and business owners.

Ted Cruz has a plan to deal with this, going forward.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

The Dis-United States of America

What is happening now in the Land of the Free makes the whole world wonder. It fits the definition of a cultural revolution — modelled on its Chinese or Bolshevik predecessors — or a colour revolution known from the streets of Belgrade, Tunis, Cairo, Tbilisi, Kiev and many other places. If the latter is the correct interpretation then the question arises whether this time the process was initiated — as usual — by the CIA or whether it is the boomerang hitting back the thrower. Be that as it may — power struggle apart — the events reveal a few important things.

[1]   Americans are not a uniform, coherent nation and never will be: it is always blacks against whites, though the discrimination laws are a thing of the past, how much more slavery. Assimilation or integration — so much propagated in Europe in view of the influx of the people from the Third World — does not work in the least. The two races share the same terrain, language and religion and still remain far part.
[2]   Monument desecration and removal is a fight against memory. Memoriae damnatio or the Orwellian black hole is a well-known historical phenomenon. Invaders of Egypt necessarily obliterated the images of pharaohs; Arab conquerors smashed images of ancient heroes or Christian saints; Christians would destroy pagan idols; Byzantine iconoclasts raised their hands against paintings depicting Jesus Christ and saints; protestants would do the same a couple of centuries later in northern and western Europe; French revolutionaries would even stoop down to extracting corpses of the long-dead French kings — Capetians, Valois, Bourbons — and desecrating them; Bolsheviks in Russia would do the same with the remnants of the tsarist past; even worse: factions of Bolsheviks would delete from very recent memory yesterday’s comrades.
[3]   The BLM movement is racist to the core. It is aimed against whites and whites alone. It is strong because it is supported by the democratic party and its adherents and a number of foundations. That it is anti-white is evident. White actors have been discouraged from impersonating or even voicing characters of colour, which, however, is not the case when it comes to black actors who are increasingly frequently cast in typically white roles. It is only and exclusively whites who are accused of being racist.
[4]   Humiliation of the white population and especially of the police. The pictures of white people kneeling to blacks and of the policemen — armed to their teeth — to the rioters have been spread worldwide. It is an act of humiliation pure touted of course as an act of interracial reconciliation and mutual respect.
 

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Gives History Lesson, Slams ‘Left-Wing Cultural Revolution’ In Mount Rushmore Address

President Trump kicked off Independence Day weekend on Friday by delivering a fiery address in front of Mount Rushmore — a site undoubtedly chosen as left-wing protesters shift focus from removing confederate statues to destroying monuments of US presidents.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Tweets Resurface of Kaepernick Wishing Followers Happy 4th of July in 2012, 2011

After activist Colin Kaepernick posted an inflammatory tweet on Saturday condemning the Fourth of July as a “celebration of white supremacy,” other tweets from the ex-NFL quarterback resurfaced from 2012 and 2011 in which he wished his followers a happy Independence Day.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Watch: Young Americans Totally Ignorant of What July 4th Represents

In a video produced by Campus Reform, young Americans displayed a complete lack of knowledge about the 4th July holiday, instead bleating about how the country is racist.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Woman Claims Ghislaine Maxwell ‘Raped’ Her ‘20-30 Times’

An anonymous woman has accused Ghislaine Maxwell of raping her 20 to 30 times when she was a young girl and says the British socialite is ‘just as evil’ as Jeffrey Epstein, whose baby she claims she was forced to abort.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Toronto Blue Jays an “Essential Service” — But Local Businesses and Playgrounds Are Not

As I said on Friday’s show, it’s pretty obvious that a game of baseball isn’t an “essential service” — because Ontario, and Toronto in particular, have banned parks and playgrounds and children’s sports.

So how do you say that baseball is essential when it’s played by millionaires in a league owned by billionaires, then it’s banned for the little people?

Now, I get it. It’s big business.

So just say so.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Boris Repeats UK Will Not be Ruled by EU Courts and Laws, ‘Australia-Style’ Relationship an Option

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that he will not allow Britain to be ruled by EU courts and laws after Brussels negotiator Michel Barnier implied that the British do not “respect” the bloc’s position.

The latest round of talks between the United Kingdom and EU ended a day early in Brussels on Thursday, with Britain’s lead negotiator David Frost saying that “significant differences” remained between the two parties.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

France and Turkey Remain on a Collision Course

by by Thomas O. Falk

NATO members France and Turkey have been engaging in a rhetorical Cold War over these previous months, primarily over their respective involvements in Libya. However, a recent incident has intensified the situation. Now, NATO will try to mediate, while Turkey demands an apology from Paris.

What Happened?

On Wednesday, July 1, France informed NATO that it would temporarily withdraw from the Sea Guardian maritime surveillance mission, due to Turkish provocation in the Mediterranean. According to the French, a Turkish warship repeatedly directed its fire-control radar at a French frigate, which France considered “extremely aggressive.”

Accordingly, France addressed the issue at the recent NATO Defense Ministers’ meeting. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg then announced that the NATO military authorities were now investigating the June 10 incident, also because the French frigate was underway as part of the “Sea Guardian” maritime surveillance operation at the time of the incident.

[…]

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German Police Raid Neo-Nazis Allegedly Plotting Mosque Arson Attack

Police in the German regions of Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and Saxony-Anhalt have conducted several raids against a neo-Nazi group that was allegedly plotting an arson attack against a mosque.

Police identified at least seven members of the “Free Forces Prignitz” aged between 32 and 40 who are believed to have been involved with a plot to set a mosque on fire in the town of Wittenberge. According to Torsten Herbst, spokesman for the police headquarters in Brandenburg, the men planned to use Molotov cocktails.

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Italy: 84% of Bookshops in Trouble After COVID

3,670 shops at risk

(ANSAmed) — ROMA, 30 GIU — Some 84% of Italy’s bookshops are struggling to meet their daily demands due to the COVID crisis, retail group Confcommercio said Tuesday.

What’s more, over 90% have reported a worsening in their economic condition after the virus hit.

They are now struggling to pay staff, bills, rent, taxes and contributions, Confcommercio said.

Some 3,670 book stores are at risk of closure.

The data were contained in the retail group’s first Osservatorio Ali report.

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‘Master Bedroom’ Dropped by British Estate Agents for ‘Racist Undertones’

Estate agents across England will be banned from using the term ‘Master Bedroom’ over its supposedly racist connotations as the Black Lives Matter purges continue to sweep through the country.

Prospective homebuyers will be given tours of “primary” or “principle” rooms instead of the traditional “master bedroom”, as estate agents fear that the demographic of their clientele is increasingly shifting to politically correct and easily offended Millennials.

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Red Guards in Britain: China Ambassador Calls on Chinese Students in UK to ‘Serve the Motherland’

Harkening back to the rhetoric of Mao Zedong during the Cultural Revolution, China’s ambassador in London has called on Chinese university students studying in the United Kingdom to “serve your motherland”, amid growing concern about the influence of Beijing on Western campuses.

In recently unearthed comments made to the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, Ambassador Liu Xiaoming said: “I hope you will carry on the glorious tradition of patriotism. I hope you will always live your personal dreams in the greater cause of striving for the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation.”

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Scottish Justice Secretary Complains of ‘Racist’ Backlash After Saying Whites Have Too Many Top Jobs

Scottish Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has complained of receiving “over 6,000 racist social media posts” after he delivered a speech denouncing Scotland for having too many white people in key positions.

The justice minister for Scotland’s left-separatist devolved executive — roughly equivalent to a U.S. state government — told local media that “the abuse I get online is an hourly occurrence” and demanded Twitter do more to censor and ban what he described as “hateful accounts”.

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UK: Boris Johnson Makes Clear He Would NOT ‘Take the Knee’ With Black Lives Matter Protesters Because People Should Not be ‘Bullied’ Into the Action

“I don’t believe in gestures.”

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Meet the Israeli Intelligence-Linked Firm Using AI to Profile Americans and Guide US Lockdown Policy

A company tied to Israel’s military signal intelligence unit, Unit 8200, has recently partnered with the state of Rhode Island to use an artificial intelligence-based system developed in tandem with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to profile Americans potentially infected and/or “at risk” of being infected with coronavirus, then informing government authorities of their “risk profile.” Once flagged, state health officials can target those individuals as well as their communities for mandatory testing, treatment and/or more restrictive lockdown measures.

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Are Three Mysterious Explosions in Iran Linked? — Analysis

Three mysterious incidents, linked by explosions — at least two of them at secretive nuclear and weapons facilities — have rocked Iran in the past week.

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It is “Unacceptable” To Turn Hagia Sophia Into a Mosque, Says Russian Orthodox Church

Converting Hagia Sophia from a museum to a mosque would be “unacceptable”, a senior official in the Russian Orthodox Church said on Saturday.

“We can’t go back to the Middle Ages now,” Metropolitan Hilarion, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, said on state television, the Interfax news agency reported.

“We live in a multipolar world, we live in a multi-confessional world and we need to respect the feelings of believers.”

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More Than 300 Scholars Across the World Appeal to Turkey Not to Convert the Hagia Sophia Into a Mosque

More than 300 scholars across the world have expressed their concern regarding Turkey’s intention to change the UN world heritage status of Hagia Sophia from a museum and convert it into a mosque.

In an open letter, the scholars of Byzantine and Ottoman art and culture said they were not writing to protest an action that has not yet been taken, but “to clarify the concern that we share, on the basis of the information currently available to us.”

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Turkey Deporting Protestant Christians

An alarming practice targeting Protestant Christians in Turkey has been brought to the attention of the public by the country’s Protestant community and its organizations.

“We would like to inform you,” said a statement by the Association of Protestant Churches, “of a deportation practice targeting foreign national Protestants in our country especially in recent years, which we do not make much sense of and whose rationale we don’t understand.”

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Indonesia: Islamists Give Widodo Fiery Taste of Things to Come

Indonesian leader drawn into heated secular versus Islamic state debate while grappling with twin health and economic crises

by John McBeth

JAKARTA — Islamic hardliners have earned the ire of former president Megawati Sukarnoputri by burning the flag of her ruling Indonesian Democratic Party for Struggle (PDI-P) in protest over pending legislation establishing legal guidelines for the country’s pluralist Pancasila state ideology.

Megawati, a nationalist to the core whose life’s mission has been to keep alive the legacy of her charismatic father, founding president Sukarno, has directed party officials to take legal action against the so-called Anti-Communist National Alliance for the June 25 flag-burning incident.

Analysts say the lawsuit could make it an enduring issue and force President Joko Widodo, also a PDI-P member, into another unwanted confrontation with the Islamist movement at a time when he is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and trying to revive the nation’s moribund economy.

It also may signal the opening shots of the 2024 presidential election campaign, which again looks likely to pit Indonesia’s Muslim conservatives against a nationalist coalition of PDI-P and the Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) of Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto.

Prabowo aligned himself with the Islamists in his failed presidential election bid last year, but Widodo’s decision to bring him into the Cabinet brought about reconciliation and gave the retired general a new lease on political life, which he is so far embracing with gusto…

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China Voices ‘Displeasure’ At League Demo

Beijing mustn’t compare China to Italy rebuts League

(ANSA) — ROME, JUL 3 — The Chinese embassy in Rome on Friday voiced Beijing’s “strong displeasure” at the rightwing opposition League’s demonstration against Hong Kong’s new national security law outside the embassy on Thursday.

League leader Matteo Salvini and others unfurled a banner outside the embassy calling for “Freedom for Hong Kong”.

An embassy spokesman said Friday China rejected the League’s “gratuitous” charges against the People’s Republic for its Hong Kong policy.

The League replied Friday that “the Chinese embassy must not try to compare China to Italy” and stigmatised an alleged lack of response from the Italian government to the alleged crackdown in the former British colony.

Honk Kong police on Friday charged the first suspect under the tighter new law, a 23-year-old man arrested in July 1 protests.

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China’s Huge Three Gorges Dam is Now Displaced — Fears Dam May Burst Due to Pressure From Recent Flooding With 400 Million at Risk

Reports are coming out of China that its massive Three Gorges Dam is at risk of blowing, putting 400 million people at risk.

Five days ago the Chinese reportedly released water at the Three Gorges Dam to alleviate pressure on the dam related to recent floods:…

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How Hong Kong Citizens Get Around Speech Restrictions in Wake of New “Security” Law

Hong Kong residents are showing that attempts to police people’s speech is futile as people can easily come up with new phrases and new ways to get around restrictions.

Residents of Hong Kong are coming up with creative ways of protesting the new security law. Beijing passed the new security law that will remove some of the freedoms Hongkongers enjoyed, such as free speech.

The law is already being implemented in Hong Kong, meaning residents can no longer display political slogans protesting China’s authoritarian regime. Just one day after the law came into effect, a man was arrested for brandishing a flag that simply read “Hong Kong Independence.”

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New Bubonic Plague Cases Send Mongolian Region Along Russian Border on Lockdown

Russia still has the third highest number of COVID-19 infections in the world, behind the US and Brazil, but it’s not the only deadly outbreak it has to worry about.

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Italy Migrant Crisis: 180 Migrants Allowed Off Rescue Ship

Italy has given permission for 180 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean to disembark from a charity-run ship.

The decision comes after a stand-off that lasted more than a week.

The Ocean Viking, operated by rescue group SOS Méditerranée, declared a state of emergency on Friday, citing fears for the safety of both migrants and crew.

The migrants are set to be transferred to a government vessel in Sicily on Monday and will quarantine for 14 days.

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Migrant Who Killed Italian for Being ‘White’ And ‘Happy’ Gets 30 Years in Prison

Moroccan-born Said Mechaout has been sentenced to a maximum 30 years behind bars over a year after he murdered Italian man Stefano Leo in Turin because he was “white” and “happy”.

The murder took place on February 23rd on the banks of the river Po in Turin but it wasn’t until around a month later that 27-year-old Mechaout, a naturalised Italian citizen born in Morocco, confessed to the killing.

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Swedish PM Rejects Any Limits on Asylum Seeker Migration

Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven has rejected the idea of placing any limit on asylum applications, stating that such a proposal would be in contrary to supporting the right of asylum itself.

The proposal to introduce an upper limit target for asylum applications was put forward by the centre-right Moderate Party.

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“We Do Not Tolerate Racism” Says University That Just Promoted “Kneecap White Men” Professor

Some kind of contradiction here.

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A Man That Saw the Catastrophic Events of 2020 in Advance is Now Warning About What Will Happen in November…

We live at a time when there is so much hatred in this country, and it is only going to get worse.

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Chill Out: Study Finds Easily-Triggered People Make Terrible Employees

With half the country seemingly triggered over the slightest injustice, microaggression or misgendering, a new study concludes that people with a high “proclivity to be offended” (PTBO) make terrible employees.

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Is America Heading for Civil War?

In my view it is clear that the political left has gone so far off the rails into its own cultism that there is no coming back. There can be no reconciliation between the two sides, so we must separate, or we must fight. I advocate for separation first for a number of reasons: [Comment: I disagree — separation while on the same land mass would be tacticly bad. Any region controlled by leftists would provide a beachhead for communist and UN troops. For the same reason any “truce” would just be a communist “hudna”. Eventually any conservatives regions would soon be overrun by greater force numbers.]

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How radical is your movement when it’s supported by virtually every major cultural institution, organ of state and transnational corporation in the west?

If the situation was hopeless, their propaganda would be unnecessary.

And boy is the propaganda louder than ever.

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The Cult Dynamics of Wokeness

Another clear sign that one is dealing with a cult indoctrination rather than something healthier is making the mark live up to contradictory demands. You must understand racism and admit that you cannot understand racism. You must admit to your complicity in racism and pledge to do better knowing that it is impossible to do better. You must be an ally but accept that you will always do your allyship wrong. Impossible demands would scare off a potential cult initiate at the beginning, but once a sufficient level of commitment to the cause has taken place, the effect is the opposite. Rather than making the mark reject the cult, these impossible and paradoxical demands dramatically deepen commitment to the cult. They do this by re-invoking and massively inflaming the feeling of vulnerability at the core, making the mark burn with a desire to “do better” to resolve the emotional dissonance and white-hot feeling of inadequacy (as judged against the cult’s impossible standards). Outsiders see through this emotionally abusive tactic immediately. Cult initiates see it as a kind of ritual hazing and demand to prove the faith, very much like an abused child or spouse always trying to do better to live up to the unmet demands of their abuser.

The concept of “white fragility” in the antiracist Woke cult is exactly this sort of emotional shakedown. White fragility separates white people and their “adjacencies” into exactly two types: racists (who admit it) and racists (who are too emotionally fragile to admit it). It is obvious which side the cult doctrine favors. In fact, the cult doctrine in this case is that every white (and white adjacent) person is a racist by default, and there are only those with the moral and emotional fortitude to face that (which is good, according to doctrine) and those who lack the necessary moral fiber. Every reaction to a person accused of racism or white fragility itself is proof of this moral failure and a need to “do better” unless it is a full-on assent to the cult doctrine, including a promise to consume more of it, change yourself accordingly, do the work it demands, and to “do better” anyway. White fragility as a concept is explicitly a cult indoctrination technique into the “antiracist” cult.

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Armed Black NFAC Protesters March at Stone Mountain in Georgia on 4th of July — Bait White Militias for Armed Conflict

Hundreds of black armed NFAC protesters marched on Stone Mountain Georgia on the 4th of July.

The Stone Mountain memorial opened on the 4th of July weekend following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The protesters reportedly challenged white militia members.

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10 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/5/2020

  1. Have doubts that Ghislaine Maxwell will spill much against Prince Andrew, he will be safe as far as Maxwell is concerned. Unlikely their relationship was sexual.

  2. PJ Watson is on fire! Loving his vidoes. What a force multiplier of truth.
    Truth is scary for those who choose to live in a glass dollhouse of delusion.
    Truth is the only thing worthwhile in this world.

    • Paul Joseph Watson is an amazingly intelligent man who dedicated to exposing the Truth. I love his videos. His research is impeccable.

  3. Nazis, Nazis, Nazis, Oh MY!
    We need some vainglorious basterds to stop the diabolical Nazi menace.
    They lurk around every rainbow gun free zone sign!

    • Send an email to gatesofvienna (at) chromatism (dot) net. Include the URL for the article, the title, and 1-3 excerpted paragraphs.

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