Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/15/2022

A gunman walked into a church luncheon in the Laguna Woods area of Orange County, California, and opened fire on participants, killing one person and wounding five others. Courageous congregants stopped the shooter from inflicting further casualties by jumping him and hogtying him with extension cords until police arrived. It is not known whether the shooter targeted his victims because they are Asians, but there are some reports that he himself is Chinese.

In other news, health authorities in Italy are planning to cull the wild boar population after several cases of swine fever were reported in Rome.

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Ukraine: The Pfizer and Moderna Open-Air Testing Laboratory

The following article contains a lot of Russian material which may or may not be fully factual. Readers are advised to activate their inner skeptic when reading this essay.

That said, much of what the article talks about has already been published, at least partially, by non-Russian sources. And the United States government, in the person of Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, acknowledged the existence of US-sponsored “biological research” facilities in Ukraine. She did not use the more loaded term “bioweapons laboratories”, but attempting to parse the difference would require casuistry. Given the nature of the pathogens that were mentioned as objects of “research”, biological weapons must have been at least part of the mix.

We may learn more about all this if the Russians ever hold their promised public hearings on the topic, and also if those alleged NATO military officers are eventually rousted out of their tunnels under the Azovstal plant in Mariupol and taken into Russian custody.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Anti-Spiegel. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:

Test area for Pfizer & Co.

New documents released on US bioweapons program in Ukraine

The Russian Ministry of Defense has released new documents about the US bioweapons program in Ukraine, in which Pfizer and Moderna were also involved.

Let me remind you that the Russian statements about the US bioweapons program are not Russian propaganda, but that I and my informant, with whom I did research for the book Inside Corona, already have much of the information now published by Russia, known from publicly-available sources. However, the Pentagon recently took most of it offline to cover their tracks, as I have pointed out here.

The publications of the Russian Ministry of Defense did not surprise me, because, firstly, there had already been publications by investigative journalists, and secondly, after researching Inside Corona, of which I was already aware, because in Ukraine, for example, the same Peter Daszak researched coronaviruses from bats, who also researched them in Wuhan, China.

None of this is bad Russian propaganda; you can find that out on the website of his NGO EcoHealth Alliance, details to be found here.

The chronology of Russian publications

At the beginning of March, the Russian Ministry of Defense published documents proving that Ukraine rushed to destroy dangerous pathogens after the start of the Russian military operation. In the West, meanwhile, it was denied that these pathogens even existed in Ukraine. Also in early March, the Russian Ministry of Defense published details about the pathogens that were being researched, and also announced which American organizations were researching them.

What was still “Russian propaganda” at the beginning of March was confirmed under oath by US Deputy Secretary of State Nuland a few days later at a hearing in the US Congress, but the Western Media did not consider this newsworthy. The Western media also did not find the fact that meanwhile the WHO called on Kiev just a few days later, mid-March 2022, to destroy “highly dangerous pathogens” that Kiev allegedly did not have, according to the Western media and politicians, to be interesting enough to report on it. That’s why hardly anyone in the West knows about it, while Russian media have reported on it in detail.

At the end of March, the Russian Ministry of Defense published further details and documents on the US biological weapons program in Ukraine, which revealed, among other things, that a New York company called Rosemont Seneca was involved in the financing.

Regular readers of Anti-Spiegel are familiar with the company because it played an important role in Ukraine in a different context. Incidentally, the company belongs to Hunter Biden, the son of the US President.

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We Have Ways of Making You Drive Electric Cars

It seems that German citizens are less than enthusiastic about buying electric cars, so the government is increasing and extending financial incentives to stimulate them to do their duty.

If these new measures prove ineffective, I would expect more coercive strategies. Such as outlawing private ownership of internal combustion vehicles, for example — that would do the trick.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from the German public broadcasting service:

Ministry of Transport

Wissing has the billion-euro expansion of electric car premiums checked

According to a report, Federal Transport Minister [Volker] Wissing [FDP] wants to extend the purchase premiums for electric cars.

The Handelsblatt reports, citing a government report, that the FDP politician wants to keep the subsidies for purely battery electric vehicles or fuel cell cars until 2027. According to the coalition agreement, the premiums should actually expire in 2025. According to the report, Wissing is also committed to an expansion: under the plans, anyone who buys a car with a maximum purchase price of €40,000 should receive a subsidy of €10,800 instead of the previous €6,000. For more expensive vehicles, the ministry is planning a bonus of €8,400 instead of the previously promised €5,000.

This message was broadcast on Deutschlandfunk on May 9th, 2022.

Afterword from the translator:

Well, well, well…This looks to me that the sale or purchase of e-cars does not seem to be taking off as hoped and the e-car is developing more into a slow seller? This shouldn’t come as a surprise, given the rising electricity prices, the short range, the problems in cold weather, the long charging times, the scarcity of public charging stations and the risk of fire.

A friend of mine from my old hometown, who works for the Stadtwerke Bliestal (electricity supply), and who’s a member of the volunteer firefighters, told me a few years back that they do not want to go to accident sites — even fender benders — when there’s an electric car involved in the accident, because of the strong possibility of a sudden explosion of the battery. He also told me at the same time that in town there are two public charging-stations and only three private charging-stations allowed in homes, because if there were a fourth private one, and all were being used at the same time, the whole electrical grid of Blieskastel and the surrounding villages would collapse. Needless to say he’s very ANTI e-car.

The Islamization of German Schools is Progressing Inexorably

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Ansage:

The Islamization of German Schools is Progressing Inexorably

Islamization in Germany’s education system has currently reached a level of progress that was not assumed, even in the boldest projections of 2015/2016, when the long-term social effects of a predominantly Arab-Maghreb Muslim mass immigration under the pressure of the wave of refugees were anxiously discussed. Not just where over 90 percent of non-German students at so-called “hotspot schools” dominate everyday school life, but also wherever Muslim students are — still — in the minority, a fatal attitude of submission and docility has become entrenched among school authorities and government officials, which, in cowardly and anticipatory obedience, places avoiding conflict at all costs above even a weary remnant of cultural self-assertion.

Previous excitement in this direction has tended to be anecdotal, such as the dispute over burkinis in school swimming lessons, the display of crucifixes in classrooms, the ban on pork in canteens, or time off for Muslim prayers. In the meantime, the obtrusive expectations with which the local Ummah is replete — often with the abusive use of trigger terms such as “cosmopolitanism”, “tolerance”, “diversity”, and of course “non-discrimination” and “anti-racism” — call significantly further for the enforcement of special and particular rights. It no longer demands that locals and “organic Germans” (more correctly: the Christian-Western “traditional Europeans” among the population) allow the German and foreign Muslims in the country all their freedom — this claim has long been exceeded! — but that they adapt themselves to Muslim habits and cultural expectations.

Cultural appeasement

Two recent events at schools in Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia show how far the cultural appeasement pursued for this purpose — which is pure Islamization — has already progressed in this country.

Referring to a rule anchored in the house rules of a secondary school in Ebersberg as early as 2007, its headmaster this week imposed a ban on wearing” objectionable” clothes, which means short skirts and cropped T-shirts for girls. Teachers with a migration background had complained about this overly open fashion — and their cultural feelings had to be taken into account. According to the headmaster, his school stands for a “cosmopolitan society” (meaning the Islamic world) — but the principle asserts that “the right of the individual ends where others feel disturbed” — an interpretation of the constitutional principle of proportionality, with which one could have justified the disenfranchisement of Jews 88 years ago.

Perfidiously, said headmaster did not even shy away from pointing out the consequences of the “long-distance lessons because of Corona”, which left “traces”: There is just a difference between online and face-to-face classes; the school closures have made us aware of this. “School is different from the beach,” the headmaster stated — who also seriously instructed his class teachers to talk about and “discuss” this nonsensical topic with the students. Some even did it with a PowerPoint presentation, he rejoiced to say. Incidentally, the parents were not informed of this step.

Perversion of self-determination

Such a questioning of clothing fashions and censure of all too-“sinful” permissiveness, especially of female clothing, is fatally reminiscent of the mustiness and prudery of the ‘50s — only that it is the effect of a reactionary worldview that identifies itself as “religion”, but in truth raises an increasingly social claim to totality. The fact that wearing a headscarf or even a burqa is judged to be a legitimate expression of female self-determination while short summer skirts are branded as unseemly shows the perversion of this development, which not only turns 50 years of feminism and emancipation on its head, but also leads religious freedom to an absurdity.

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The Knockout Game Comes to Antwerp

The following TV news clip from Belgium reports on a sudden attack on an American photographer by a culture-enricher in Antwerp. The incident, which was caught on video, reminds me of the “knockout game”, which was a fad here in the USA a few years ago. An African-American thug would randomly select a passerby, usually a white person, and clock him without warning from behind. It was customary to record a video of the incident and upload it to WorldStar Hip Hop or some similar site. The incident in Antwerp seems much the same, except that the perp is a North African.

The news report features an interview with Sam van Rooy of Vlaams Belang. As a matter of interest, ten years ago I shared a podium with Sam van Rooy at ICLA’s second Brussels conference.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/14/2022

An 18-year-old white man named Payton Gendron entered a supermarket in Buffalo, New York and opened fire on customers and staff, killing ten people and wounding three others. Ten of the victims were black, and authorities have identified the motive for the shooting as racial hatred. The alleged shooter, who has been arrested, is said to have posted a white supremacist manifesto online.

In other news, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will address the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos later this month.

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Thanks to Dean, DV, JW, LP, MM, Reader from Chicago, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Another Palestinian Demo Thwarted in Berlin

Last month I reported on the banning of a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Berlin, due to the track record of violence prompted by similar demonstrations. Berlin courts have made a similar decision concerning a demonstration planned for this month.

At the risk of being accused of anti-Semitism, I must point out that the same logic used in this decision — that violence typically results from such demonstrations — guarantees that Rasmus Paludan would never be permitted to burn a Koran in Berlin.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from the Berliner Morgenpost:

Courts uphold bans on pro-Palestinian demonstrations

by Philipp Siebert
May 13, 2022

The Berlin Administrative Court and Higher Administrative Court upheld bans on pro-Palestinian demonstrations over the weekend.

Berlin. The announced pro-Palestinian demonstrations for the weekend remain banned. The Berlin Administrative Court, in an emergency session, upheld the police ban and rejected the corresponding applications from the event’s organizers. “The experiences with similar gatherings last year and April and May 2022 give rise to fears that violence will break out among event participants,” the Administrative Court explained. “The police’s prognosis of danger is accepted.”

In the past, bottles and rocks were thrown at police, and pyrotechnics were used, the Court further stated in its explanation. It is also to be expected that participants would make legally punishable statements such as public incitement to crime and hate speech.

The highly anti-Israel atmosphere, verging on anti-Semitism, to the point of denying the right of Israel to exist, identified at previous gatherings, carries a readiness to use violence, and thus, has an intimidating effect. In view of these direct dangers, the bans are also “reasonable”. The applicants have filed an appeal against this decision with the Higher Administrative Court of Berlin-Brandenburg. In the evening, this court rejected the appeal and upheld the ban. The decision is not appealable [final].

The Gender Agenda

If a blind man identifies as someone with 20-20 vision, must we give him a driver’s license?

With its new “traffic light” governing coalition that includes the Greens, Germany is now at the forefront of the culture wars. The following report concerns the trans agenda as championed by the country’s new Queer Commissioner.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Junge Freiheit. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:

Doctors do not recognize gender: outrage over Queer Commissioner

BERLIN. The Federal Government’s Queer Commissioner, Sven Lehmann (Greens), has complained about “anti-trans garbage” on social media. This goes “in on the right and out on the left,” he wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

The anti-trans garbage I get here every day goes in on my right and out on the left.

Unfortunately, it shows the hate trans people are exposed to in everyday life.

And that’s exactly why I do trans politics! Because: #TransRightsAreHumanRights [link]

The background is apparently a graphic circulating on the short message service that shows a quote from the politician from a guest post for Die Zeit. In it he wrote at the end of April: “Which gender someone feels like is not a decision made by judges, doctors and psychologists.”

What does Lehmann care that men and women need different medical treatment? He can’t tell them apart. And neither can the doctor. [link]

In it, the 42-year-old [Lehmann] calls for the abolition of the transsexual law. This obliges those affected to undergo psychological tests in advance of a desired gender change in ID documents. According to Lehmann, however, gender identity cannot be assessed from the outside.

14-year-olds should also be able to change their gender

In their coalition agreement, the SPD, Greens and FDP had agreed to replace the transsexual law with a “self-determination law”. [I make a bet that this law will not be applicable to people who refuse the Mengele-juice.] The plan is to make it possible to “generally make changes to the gender entry in marital status by self-disclosure.” In the future, this should be possible from the age of 14.

One of the most prominent opponents of this idea is the founder of Emma [feminist magazine], Alice Schwarzer. “It’s not about the extremely small group of real transsexuals,” criticizes the feminist. “It’s about tens of thousands of young girls who suddenly want to change their gender.” She warns of a real “trans fashion”.

Afterword from the translator:

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Does Poland Have Designs on Western Ukraine?

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Anti-Spiegel:

Poland’s president speaks openly about annexation of western Ukraine

It’s not reported in the West, but Poland’s president spoke openly in a speech about Poland’s ambitions to annex parts of western Ukraine.

I have already reported that in Russia it was reported that there are ambitions in Poland to occupy parts of western Ukraine that Poland considers to be its historical possessions. Poland wants to send “peacekeeping forces” to Ukraine for this purpose, but the US has clearly said that in the event of a clash with the Russian military, Poland need not hope for NATO protection, because it would not be a Russian attack on Poland if Poland invaded Ukraine.

This and many other interesting details were reported by Russian TV on Sunday in its weekly news review and I have translated the Russian report on the subject. Based on the pictures shown, I recommend that you also look at the report, because together with my translation it is understandable even without knowledge of Russian. You probably need a VPN to view the report, though.

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Who drives Ukraine to war the most

Poland has even stopped hiding plans to capture several regions of western Ukraine. There it is presented as “reunification” with historical Polish possessions. Polish President Andrzej Duda confirmed this on Friday: “There will no longer be a border between our countries, Poland and Ukraine. That we live together on this land, building our common happiness and a common strength that enables us to ward off any danger or threat that may arise.”

One more detail: In May, the large-scale military exercise Defender Europe 2022 will take place in Poland. 18,000 soldiers and several thousand pieces of weapons technology will be involved in the maneuvers. The Polish Ministry of Defense has warned citizens that military equipment will be on the move in the country during the month. It was requested that they not photograph the movement of the equipment and not post any photos on the web.

Does President Zelensky understand what the Poles are planning? Probably yes. But he can’t do anything. He will do what his Western Lords and Masters tell him to do. If the West tells him to give it to the Poles, he will. Ukrainians are becoming a national minority.

A report from Ukraine

The Ukrainian territorial defense was sent to the front; the decision was made by the Verkhovna Rada. Demonstrations of relatives immediately formed in front of the military recruiting offices. This is the Transcarpathian town of Hust, where most of the residents are of Hungarian descent, but for some reason they are the first to be drafted into the Ukrainian army. And after these spontaneous protests, Hungary found itself among the enemies of Ukraine. It is also against the anti-Russian sanctions. The Prime Minister of Hungary is listed on the Mirotvorets website. (Russian translator’s note: Mirotvorets is a website run by Ukrainian nationalists where they post the personal information of people they consider to be opponents of Ukraine, and many of the people listed there were murdered. The site is supported by the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, by the way .)

“Hungary is openly committed to its cooperation with the Russian Federation. Besides, it thought it could take part of our territory from us,” said Alexei Danilov, secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. The Hungarian Foreign Ministry replies that this is a lie.

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A New NATO For a New Cold War

Sweden is poised to become the 31st member state of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It will be the third Muslim country in NATO (after Turkey and Albania).

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Nya Dagbladet:

Reports: Sweden will apply to NATO on Monday

The new Cold War

by Jan Sundstedt
5/12/2020

Despite assurances of extensive discussions about Swedish membership in NATO, it is becoming increasingly clear that a decision has already been made that Sweden will join the US-dominated alliance. According to information, the government will send in an official application on Monday.

Sweden’s government will hold a meeting on Monday, where the formal decision on entry into NATO will be made. According to sources to the Bonnier* newspaper Expressen, the decision has already been made, and immediately after this meeting, an official application will be sent in.

It is considered especially important that Sweden and Finland apply together, and the Finnish political leadership declared Thursday that “without delay” they will apply to join NATO.

Officially, several meetings and debates will first be held where the question will be discussed, among others, by the Social Democrats’ members in Parliament, and the security political analysis group, which will prepare a report at a press conference. On Sunday, the Social Democrats’ party leadership will make a formal decision on membership.

In practice, however, it is already clear if one can believe the sources, and on Monday Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson will call for an additional governmental meeting where the decision will be hammered through, and immediately after this, an application will be submitted to NATO.

The Social Democrats’ official line is that NATO membership is still “an open question”. As Nya Dagbladet reported earlier, the main reason for this is to give the image of a living internal democracy within the party. Members say at the same time that party leadership has for some time decided on entry into NATO — even though a large part of its members are opposed.

“All who were physically present at the meeting yesterday were positively inclined towards NATO. This was more of an information meeting on the Social Democrats’ about-face on this important question. On paper, it’s good to say you are having a dialogue, but you must also actually have it,” says the Social Democrat Kent Vilhelmsson, who participated in the virtual meeting where the question was reportedly firmly established and discussed.

“None of the 1,800 participants was allowed to speak during the barely one-hour meeting, which the party leadership tightly controlled,” he further stated on Facebook.

The only political parties expected to remain opposed to Swedish NATO membership are the Environmental Party and the Left Party.

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Allahu Akhbar! Rasmus Paludan in Västerås

Yesterday Rasmus Paludan paid a visit to Västerås in central Sweden and burned a Koran in full view of a large crowd of culture-enrichers. It’s good to see that the police were doing their job properly, forming two cordons to hold back a mob of “youths” shouting “Allahu Akhbar” as their holy book went up in flames.

Mr. Paludan has really lit a fire under the multicultural boiling pot that is 21st-century Sweden:

Hat tip: Elena, in the comments.

For previous posts about Rasmus Paludan and the burning of Korans, see the Rasmus Paludan Archives.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/13/2022

An Iraqi culture-enricher went on a stabbing rampage on a train, wounding five people in the western German city of Aachen, just across the border from Belgium. The would-be mujahid was subdued by a policeman who happened to be a passenger on the train, with the help of other passengers. The authorities have tentatively identified the attack as having “a possible Islamic extremist motive.”

In other news, inflation in Sweden is at its highest level in more than thirty years, and is still rising.

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Thanks to Caroline Glick, Dean, DV, Reader from Chicago, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

Notice to tipsters: Please don’t submit extensive excerpts from articles that have been posted behind a subscription firewall, or are otherwise under copyright protection.

Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. I check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

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The Abolition of the Soul

In his poem “Prayer Before Birth”, the late Louis MacNeice wrote the following:

I am not yet born, console me.
I fear that the human race may with tall walls wall me,
with strong drugs dope me, with wise lies lure me,
on black racks rack me, in blood-baths roll me.

[…]

I am not yet born; O fill me
With strength against those who would freeze my
humanity, would dragoon me into a lethal automaton,
would make me a cog in a machine, a thing with
one face, a thing, and against all those
who would dissipate my entirety, would
blow me like thistledown hither and
thither or hither and thither
like water held in the
hands would spill me.

This poem was written during the 1930s, when the prototypical despots Hitler and Stalin were, in their separate but equal ways, realizing the Totalitarian Dream. However, in their wildest imaginings they could never have conceived of the powers that the would-be globalist despots of the 21st century, exemplified by the World Economic Forum, plan to wield in their creation of the Brave New World. Secure in their omniscience, confident of their benignity, certain of their superior understanding, and absolutely convinced of their inerrancy, they intend to remake the world into their image of technologically-driven transhuman perfection.

None of this is hidden. It is all clearly and explicitly laid out in text and videos by those who would implement the New World Order, if only we care to pay attention. If, that is, we are willing to let our good night’s sleep be disturbed by an understanding of what lies ahead.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for his mammoth effort in translating this essay from Multipolar Magazin:

The abolition of the soul

In their publications, the World Economic Forum and its chairman Klaus Schwab state with astonishing frankness that they intend to intervene in human nature and in humans’ relationships with others using all the technical means at their disposal. People, animals and plants are to be completely redesigned. Human nature is at stake.

“The real goal of totalitarian ideology is not the transformation of the external conditions of human existence and not the revolutionary reorganization of the social order, but the transformation of human nature itself, which, as it is, constantly opposes the totalitarian process. … What is at stake in total domination is really the essence of man.” — Hannah Arendt, 1951

As one of the most influential institutions in the Western World[1], the WEF has been putting its plans into practice with overwhelming speed since 2020, working title: The Great Reset, gateway: the Pandemic.[2] It has often been pointed out that the World Economic Forum pursues totalitarian goals with its transhumanism. Despite this, a majority still seems to have faith that the global business elites are, by and large, acting for the good of humanity. This is a mistake — regardless of whether these elites themselves are convinced that they are doing good or not.

A fashionable term such as “transhumanism” may leave you fairly unmoved if you don’t shy away from considering what it means. Misleadingly, he suggests that the project it describes has anything to do with ‘humane’, humanity or humanism; it hasn’t. It would be more accurate to speak of anti-humanism — for the transhumanist, concern amounts to abolishing all living things altogether. In its presumptuousness, this project is certainly doomed to failure. But it could cause living garbage, misery and great suffering.

Therefore, the following should make it clear that the plans of the WEF are deeply totalitarian, and why. Klaus Schwab’s book The Fourth Industrial Revolution serves as the main source of information, because this WEF publication describes its plans particularly bluntly, and, although it was published in 2016, still agrees with the statements made by the extremely influential Davos Forum.[3] Hannah Arendt’s famous work “Elements and Origins of Total Domination” serves as the background and standard for this assessment.[4]

The totalitarian claim to power: rule people from within

In her analysis of the totalitarian systems of her time, Stalinism and National Socialism, Hannah Arendt discovered a striving for control that goes far beyond the power ambitions of dictators, despots and tyrants of all kinds:

“The real goal of totalitarian ideology is not the transformation of the external conditions of human existence and not the revolutionary reorganization of the social order, but the transformation of human nature itself, which, as it is, constantly opposes the totalitarian process. … What is at stake in total domination is really the essence of man.”[5]

What unites the totalitarian elites is “…the conviction of man’s omnipotence. They first gave the moral nihilism of ‘anything goes’ its real basis through the much more radical nihilism of ‘everything is possible’… The hubris of really believing that everything can be done, that everything given is only temporary, is enough for them. The obstacle is that it can be overcome by superior organization.”[6]

Substituting ‘superior engineering’ for ‘superior organization’ pretty much describes the beliefs of the World Economic Forum.

The transformation of human nature

Already in the first sentence of his book, Klaus Schwab says that the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which in his description “…entails nothing less than the transformation of mankind.”[7] The technologies driving this revolution will be “…fundamentally changing our human identity.”[8] They will change “…what it means to be human.”[9] The Fourth Industrial Revolution “…changes who we are.”

These ideas are indeed revolutionary: If they were realized, humans — and other living beings as well — would finally become objects of industrial production. Nature would no longer be something given that as such has a right to exist and a dignity.

Biological organisms that do not occur in nature

According to Schwab, synthetic biology and neurotechnology make the profound changes in human nature possible. Synthetic biology “… will allow us to tailor organisms by writing DNA.”[10] This, in turn, “… enables the creation of genetically modified plants or animals, as well as the modification of cells of adult organisms, including humans .”[11] All living organisms and all organisms not yet born are now objects of design: “We are confronted with new questions about what it means to be human when it comes to changing the genetic codes of future generations.[12]

Advances in medicine made possible by this are often mentioned, but the whole genome is clearly at stake: “…it’s much easier now to precisely manipulate the human genome in viable embryos… we will in the future probably see designer babies…”[13] Wikipedia clarifies once again that synthetic biology is about “…creating biological systems that do not occur in nature.” And note: “These systems are subject to evolution.”[14] The WEF not only welcomes these prospects, it also considers science capable of implementing them at any time:

“Imagine a world where we can create the bodies we want. In this world we can also design and redesign the plants and animals that live with us. We can change organisms and shape them the way we want them to be. … And this is not the world of tomorrow. You don’t need any imagination. This is the world of today.”[15]

The whole human being becomes the object of technical design — and so are his relationships to other people and things.

Neurotechnology: Mind Control, Emotion Control, Relationship Control

Neurotechnology “…includes any process or device in which electronics interface with the nervous system to monitor or regulate neural activity.”[16] The ways to do this are so varied, according to the World Economic Forum that they “transform the human body into a new technology platform.”[17]

The WEF has no objection to that — we are entering “…the era of the ‘internet of bodies’: We collect our physical data through a range of devices that can be implanted, swallowed or worn. The result is a vast amount of health-related data that improves the well-being of people all over the world…”[18] But not only that: “At the same time, the data from the ‘Internet of Bodies’ can be used to predict and to make inferences that may affect an individual’s or group’s access to resources such as health care, insurance and employment.”[19]

Many citizens have already experienced that “influencing” can also mean “blocking”: Until recently, for example, we had no access to public facilities such as libraries, theaters or swimming pools without a vaccination certificate. During the trucker protests in Canada, Prime Minister and “Young Global Leader” of the WEF Justin Trudeau[20] had the accounts of the 50,000 truckers and their supporters blocked without further ado. In view of such arbitrary encroachments on the simplest rights of unwelcome citizens, it is not surprising that many see it more as a threat: “If we do not like your behavior, we will block your access to vital resources.” But you don’t have to see everything so negatively, because:

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Turning Off the Tap

It looks like sanctions against Russia are beginning to bite, but in this case they’re biting back against Poland and Germany.

The German economics minister is confident that Germany will be able to make up the gas deficit from other sources of supply, but here is the key clause: “albeit at higher prices”.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from RTDE.website (which seems to be RT’s workaround after it was banned in Germany):

Gazprom stops transit of natural gas through Poland

Russia responded to the European sanctions on Thursday with countermeasures. The effects of the counter-sanctions on the European energy market are gradually becoming apparent: now, with the gas transit through Poland, one delivery route is no longer available.

The Russian gas supplier Gazprom announced on Thursday that it would stop supplying gas to and through Poland. The reason is Russian counter-sanctions, which also affect the owner of the Polish section of the Yamal-Europe pipeline.

Russian sanctions imposed on a number of foreign energy companies prohibit Gazprom from using the pipeline, owned by EuRoPol GAZ (a joint venture between Gazprom and Poland’s PGNiG, which owns the Polish section of the Yamal-Europe pipeline) to supply Russian gas through Poland, said today the spokesman for the holding company, Sergei Kupriyanov.

“A ban on transactions and payments in favour of sanctioned persons was imposed. For Gazprom, this means, in particular, a ban on using the gas pipeline owned by EuRoPol GAZ to transport Russian gas through Poland,” as Kupriyanov justified the decision.

As he further explained, the Polish side has repeatedly violated the rights of Gazprom as a shareholder of EuRoPol GAZ, and at the end of April put the Russian company on a sanctions list, which means that it is no longer able to exercise rights to shares and other securities of the joint venture exercise, nor to receive dividends.

It also became known on Thursday that Gazprom will no longer supply gas to its former subsidiary Gazprom Germania due to counter-sanctions imposed by Russia. In the past, at least part of Germany’s gas imports from Russia were handled via Gazprom Germania.

Federal Economics Minister Robert Habeck announced today that he was not concerned about the security of gas supplies in Germany. The affected gas volume could reach Europe and Germany via other contracts and new bookings, albeit at higher prices.

Previously, Ukraine had halted the part of the gas transit using a compressor station in the Lugansk region. According to estimates, around a third of the transport capacities of the Ukrainian gas pipelines were lost as a result.

Kupriyanov’s message on Gazprom’s official Telegram channel.

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