Fact-Checking the Fact Checkers

Boris Reitschuster is a popular German vlogger and journalist. The following article from his website discusses the tendentious efforts by a well-known and supposedly independent fact-checking organization.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for the translation:

Correctiv shoots themselves in the leg during fact check

Truth-guards co-financed by the taxpayer embarrass themselves

These days, if you report critically, you will rapidly have the fact-checker on your back. In recent years the self-appointed truth keepers have sprung up like mushrooms around the world, often with opaque financing models.

The best-known “fact-checkers” in Germany are the “fact fox” of the Bavarian broadcasting company, the “fact finder” of the Tagesschau, the agitation portal Volksverpetzer, and the self-proclaimed research network Correctiv.

Correctiv refutes the quote on the basis of a wrong source

This is about Correctiv. There, on November 17, a fact check was published on an allegedly false quote from DIVI [Deutsche Interdisziplinäre Vereinigung für Intensiv- und Notfallmedizin] President Gernot Marx.

The quote reads: “We are currently registering a strong increase like last year. The big difference, however, is that we have 4,000 fewer intensive care beds available today than in 2020.” (Gernot Marx, President DIVI)

The content of the quote is therefore the significant reduction in beds in hospitals. Correctiv writes: “However, essential context is left out and the myth is fueled that intensive care beds were dismantled in Germany during the pandemic.”

So the dismantling of beds is just a myth? Regardless of the quote in question, this fact can be understood by everyone on the DIVI website.

A rather clumsy attempt to twist the facts.

Regarding the quote, Correctiv claims: “Context is missing: Gernot Marx’s complete statement does not indicate that beds have been dismantled.”

Corrective claims to have researched the quote. The alleged source mentioned is from an interview by the MDR on October 26, 2021, which was quoted in the Ärzteblatt on October 26, 2021.

Professor Marx, how do you assess the current situation in the intensive care units with regard to covid-19 patients?

Gernot Marx: Here at the Aachen University Clinic, the situation is still balanced, but the strain is increasing significantly across Germany. On Wednesday we had 2,136 intensive care patients with Covid-19; 52% of these had to be ventilated. Currently, 60-80 new patients are added nationwide every day In September the situation was stable for a long time with 1,400 Covid-19 patients; now we are registering a strong increase, as in the previous year. The big difference, however, is that we now have 4,000 fewer intensive care beds than in the previous year.

Source: Aachener Zeitung, 4. November 2021

However, the quote is correct and complete, as it was reproduced above, printed in the Aachener Zeitung of November 4, 2021. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the attentive reader who pointed out the incident.

Sloppy research?

The impression that Correctiv gives that the quote is “taken out of context” or misleading is absurd.

The “research network” obviously has difficulties exercising its own core competence — the correct research. What could be more natural than to contact the person involved directly to have the authenticity confirmed? With Correctiv you try to research online instead, but don’t do it thoroughly and end up with the wrong source.

Errors in research happen, no question about it. Especially if there is no editorial team behind the author to check everything again meticulously.

Continue reading

Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/28/2021

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa called for the lifting of travel restrictions imposed as a result of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden was photographed shopping in a store in Nantucket, Massachusetts without a mask, where the store required masks.

In other news, a Canadian professor who falsely claimed to be an Indian has been fired from her job.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.

Thanks to Caroline Glick, Dean, Reader from Chicago, 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.

Continue reading

Setback for the Great Reset

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

Death threats: WEF cancels public meetings in Davos

At the next World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland) in January 2022, the public sessions will be canceled due to death threats. These may have come from the scene of Conspiracy Believers, Conspiracy Ideologues, Conspiracy Theorists and Querdenker [lateral thinkers] who not only deny the coronavirus, but also fantasize about a New World Order. Are these death threats actually coming from all of these conspiracy fanatics, or is it just an allegation to defame an entire movement and the unvaccinated?

Conspiracy theories? So some have been uncovered in recent times in reality and through facts, time and again, because the virus has sprung from a laboratory (bred?) in Wuhan.

“The New World Order” —former US President George Herbert Walker Bush spoke about it in 1991, and saw this as a great idea.

The web pages of the WEF hold a multitude of visions of horror that are sold as progressiveness. And too often they come true, if one only thinks of Event 201, the joint simulation game run by the WEF and the Gates Foundation, in which “the pandemic” was war-gamed before it broke out. One such vision is the transhuman human being — “The Internet of the Body” will change our lives, explains the WEF. Body data are supposed to be collected via “implanted, swallowed or worn” devices. For this, data protection should be “overcome”.

Mirror Online:

There will be no public meetings at the next World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January. The decision was made because there have recently been repeated death threats from conspiracy ideologues against employees of the World Economic Forum, report several Swiss media.

“Death threats are the order of the day; it became uncomfortable,” says WEF Director Alois Zwinggi. “We couldn’t imagine that we would end up in the crosshairs of conspiracy theorists.” There are several dozens of such cases every day.

In “lateral thinker” circles and among other conspiracy believers, a story about the World Economic Forum has been widespread since the beginning of the pandemic. Accordingly, the coronavirus is either not real at all or has only been bred so that supposedly secret societies and elites can strive for an authoritarian world government — the “New World Order”. The name of the alleged new world order is closely linked to the World Economic Forum: The forum announced the “Great Reset” initiative to encourage the community of states to cooperate more closely and to improve climate protection after the pandemic.

Herstory Repeats Itself as Farce

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Il Giornale:

In Europe, it is forbidden to say “Christmas” and even to call oneself Maria

November 28, 2021

The internal document of the European Commission: No to the use of “Miss” or “Mr.”, just religious references and Christian names

by Francesco Giubilei

If they had told us, and we had not read it in black and white in an official communication from the European Commission, we wouldn’t have believed it because the contents of the new guidelines for “inclusive communication” are incredible. In a document for internal circulation, of which Il Giornale has come in exclusive possession, entitled “Union of Equality, European Commission Guidelines for Inclusive Communication,” the criteria being adopted by members of the Commission in external and internal communication are laid out. As written in the foreword, the Commissioner for Equality, Helena Dalli: “We must always offer an inclusive communication, ensuring thus that everyone is appreciated and recognized in all of our material, independent of gender, race, or ethnic origin, religion, or creed, disability, age, or sexual orientation.”

To accomplish this, the European Commission lays out a series of rules that don’t just cancel conventions and words frequently used, but also contradict common sense. It is forbidden to use common words such as “workers” or “policemen”, or use the masculine pronoun as a predefined pronoun. It is forbidden to organize discussions with only one gender represented (only men or only women), and furthermore, it is forbidden to use “Miss or Mrs.” except to make it explicit to whom the communication is being addressed. But that’s not all: You cannot open a conference addressing the public with the usual expression, “Ladies and Gentlemen,” but must use the formally neutral “Dear Colleagues”.

The document focuses on specific areas such as “gender”, “LGBTIQ”, “racial and ethnic” themes, or “cultures, lifestyles, and beliefs” with a table indicating what can and can’t be done, based on the intent to regulate everything, creating a new language that doesn’t allow for spontaneity: “Make sure not to always mention the same gender first in word order, or to address men and women differently (for example, a man by family name and a woman by first name).” And further, “When choosing images to accompany your communication, make sure that women and children are not represented in a domestic setting or in passive roles while the men are active and adventurous.”

A desire to cancel the male and female genders reaches paradoxical levels when the Commission writes that it is necessary to avoid expressions such as “Fire is the greatest invention of man,” but it is correct to say, “Fire is the greatest invention of humanity.” It is obvious that behind the redefinition of language lies the desire to change European society, our customs and traditions, as seen in the chapter dedicated to “culture, lifestyle, or beliefs.” The European Commission wants to emphasize “avoiding assuming that everyone is Christian” since “not everyone celebrates the Christmas holidays […] it is necessary to be sensitive to the fact that people have different religious traditions.” There is, however, an enormous difference between respect for all religions and being ashamed of or canceling the Christian roots that are at the base of Europe and of our identity.

In the name of inclusivity, the European Commission goes so far as to cancel Christmas, suggesting that the phrase, “the Christmas period can be stressful” not be used; rather it should be said “The vacation period can be stressful.” A desire to eliminate Christianity that goes further with the recommendation to use generic names instead of “Christian names”, so instead of “Maria and Joseph are an international couple,” you need to say, “Malika and Giulio are an international couple.” The contempt verges on the ridiculous when it requires us to counter the negative connotation of words such as colonialism: It is forbidden to say “the colonization of Mars” or “human settlement of Mars”; it is better to use “send humans to Mars.” When tragedy gives way to farce.

Fines, Forced Vax — But Maybe No Piano Wire

German officials are discussing various options concerning citizens who resist being injected with the experimental mRNA treatment. So far, they have limited their options to fines and forced “vaccinations”.

So far.

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

Constitutional lawyer on compulsory vaccination: Imprisonment and forced vaccination possible for those unwilling to vaccinate

The Göttingen constitutional lawyer Alexander Thiele believes that a compulsory vaccination is conceivable in order to implement a possible general Corona vaccination obligation. “The possibilities start with a fine, but imprisonment or forced vaccination are also possible,” Thiele told the newspapers of the Funke media group. It is not the aim of a general vaccination requirement that rich people can buy themselves out of compulsion. “The state is not as defenseless as it sounds.”

The decision concerning the consequences of refusing the vaccination is a political one, said the lawyer. This debate must take place in Parliament. “Because the course of the fourth wave does not depend on a compulsory vaccination, we also have the necessary time to think about it and to debate it.”

The constitutional lawyer Christian Pestalozza, for example, considers fines and, in the case of repeated violations, high penalty payments to be possible; as a last step, foreclosure must also be considered. “That means that someone is brought before the vaccination doctor by the police.” In a democracy, however, it shouldn’t get to that point.

Source: Editorial Network Germany

Politik Stube:

Constitutional lawyers who are loyal to the regime and who ignore the principles of proportionality, necessity and appropriateness in the interests of politics, as well as the questionable effectiveness of the “vaccination” plague.

The main thing is that the number of strokes has increased, more threats and psychological terror every day, but pressure, as is well known, also creates counter-pressure.

Afterword from the translator:

These politicians and their puppet-masters seem to think, like all tyrants before them, that they are immune to all because of their power, but they always forget the one simple truth that all tyrants had to learn the hard way: when you make a people desperate enough, there’s no telling what horrors they’re capable of.

Also, their power is the cage within which they eventually will be butchered.

Bury my Heart at Howard Springs

Update: A reader in Australia sends the following clarification about Howard Springs:

Howard Springs is not a ‘quarantine camp’ but rather an evacuation camp in keeping with a long held strategy to remove certain elements of society to safety in the event of war, civil unrest or in this case, disease. These plans have been in place in one shape or form since the close of WW2.

Over the last two years a large concentration health camp has been established in Howard Springs, Australia. It was constructed as a facility to quarantine Australians who returned from overseas during the early days of the COVID-19 lockdowns, and has been expanded since for the internment of unvaccinated citizens and those who test positive for the Wuhan Coronavirus, plus their families and contacts.

Most recently the Australian army (ADF) has been tasked with rounding up people who have been identified as risks and transporting them to Howard Springs.

A longtime reader who uses the handle “the lone rider” sends this brief summary of what is happening at the Howard Springs camp, and its larger ramifications:

I thought people should know of the potential connections with Howard Springs. This goes beyond Covid to the whole central planning/climate agenda and is very worrisome.

Recent news that 38 people were taken by soldiers to the Howard Springs camp in Australia is alarming.

What is more alarming is the puffy prose surrounding the ‘sustainability’ and ‘stylish’ and ‘innovative’ nature of this ‘village’. The group that runs the Howard Springs camp for the Australian government, AECOM, has business interests from Dubai to California ports. Their website touts “delivering a better world through program management” and “Delivering sustainable legacies, our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategy.” This company is on board with Agenda 2030 for sure, and the buzzwords of that top-down central planning agenda are front and center on its website. They specifically support and are involved in the COP26 climate summit Biden just attended recently.

It should be worrisome that the President of the United States is attending a summit supported by a corporation which manages concentration camps.

This should not only be worrisome, it also makes one wonder: are these camps are merely detention centers to threaten people with for purposes of control during the Covid situation, or worse, are they a model which the government — in Australia or elsewhere — intends to foist on society at large and everyone outside the camp walls, leaning on the excuse of climate change? The explicit touting of COP26 and the ‘sustainability’ agenda on the website of the corporation who runs the camp makes this link even more clear and alarming.

Michael Gunner is the premier of Northern Territory, the Australian state where the Howard Springs camp is located. Mr. Gunner has made a name for himself as the most dictatorial and fascist of Australia’s premiers, and that’s quite an accomplishment in a country where so many pocket Hitlers are currently terrorizing their captive citizens.

In the following video Mr. Gunner makes it clear that anyone who is pro-freedom must be considered anti-vax.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this clip:

On multiple occasions Michael Gunner has spoken about the co-operation of members of the aboriginal community in Northern Territory, who are the ostensible beneficiaries of his forcible relocation policies.

In the following video (hat tip Conservative Tree House), a spokesman for a group of aborigines begs to differ with Mr. Gunner. He maintains that the ADF is not just relocating people against their will, but is also coercing them into being vaccinated. Furthermore, he asserts that foreign soldiers and police officers are included in the squads that roust people out of their homes and take them to the camp:

I don’t need to remind you that what is currently underway in the totalitarian dystopia that Australia has become is a dry run for what will eventually happen in the country formerly known as the United States of America. One important fact to take note of is that Australians are by and large unarmed, but the same is not true of American citizens.

This is a distinction which may eventually make a difference when Spicy Time arrives in earnest.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/27/2021

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to protest vax mandates in Dublin, Ireland and in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, and Perth in Australia. Meanwhile, Catholic bishops in Germany told the faithful that it is their moral duty to be “vaccinated”.

In other news, according to Frontex, the number of illegal migrants entering the EU is up 70% over the same period last year.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.

Thanks to Dean, LP, MM, Reader from Chicago, 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.

Continue reading

The Migration Beat Goes On

As the Omicron variant rages through the media panic porn, the flood of “refugees” into Europe continues unimpeded.

Below are three translated articles about various aspects of the migration crisis in Europe. The first one concerns the arrival in the Canary Islands of hundreds of culture-enrichers, almost all of them from sub-Saharan Africa. The EU has just shut off flights from Africa to stop the spread of the dreaded Omicron variant, but you can bet those puir wee bairns who are landing in the Canaries will be able to make their way to the continent of Europe without any problem.

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

Illegal Immigration Canaries: The Daily Madness

With Europe genuinely promoting illegal migration, the external borders are experiencing a huge onslaught. But the mainstream media only cover events on the border between Belarus and Poland. There, where violent migrants tear down the provisional border barriers and throw stones at the police in order to gain illegally into the land of milk and honey. There are no reports of the arrivals in the Canary Islands.

The shuttle services have been back in operation around the clock here since Friday night. After almost 600 migrants were picked up on 14 boats off Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura at the weekend, the Armada was joined by a further 428 Africans on nine boats on Monday. And tonight the shenanigans with 7 boats continued.

Of these have been picked up, there were 75 men, 12 women and children off Gran Canaria, 86 men, 13 women and six children off Fuerteventura, 93 men, seven women, 13 minors and a baby off Lanzarote and 56 men, four women and seven minors off El Hierro. All migrants were handed over to the responsible police.

Source: Kanarenmarkt.de

The second article concerns the impact on Europe, particularly the Netherlands, of the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from the right-wing Dutch broadcaster Ongehoord Nederland:

Migrant crisis in Eastern Europe exposes gut feeling of the Left

by Jan Omvlee
November 26, 2021

The Dutch Refugee Foundation is giving aid to hundreds of migrants who have illegally crossed the Polish border from Belarus. The need is great, they say.

In the space of a few weeks, an estimated 7,000 residents of various countries in the Middle East have flown into the Belarusian capital of Minsk. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is using them in his fight against the economic sanctions placed against him by the European Union following human rights violations. Upon arrival, the travelers get help from the security forces to illegally cross the barbed-wire border with Poland and the Baltic states.

To condemn migration or not?

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen calls the migrant flow a “hybrid attack”, which has as its aim the destabilization of the EU. She also expresses her support for the EU member states that border Belarus and refuse to allow the migrant flow.

The idea that the migrant flow should be condemned as an attack against the EU, however, cannot count on much enthusiasm from the Tweede Kamer [Dutch Parliament, House of Representatives]. In mid-November, a letter sent by the foreign commissions of 17 European parliaments to Von der Leyen and NATO Secretary Stoltenberg was not supported by the House because D66 [party] and the leftist parties did not want to be too strict in regards to asylum law. Member Kati Piri (PVDA) explained this vote against the letter by pointing out that the letter proposed adapting the “existing legal order” to situations in which illegal migration is used as a weapon. “If we make an exception for the Belarusian border area with Poland and Lithuania, we throw the entire refugee treaty in the trash,” said Piri. In other words: The right for people to request asylum in EU member states cannot be compromised, even when used as political pressure by hostile neighbor states.

Tineke Ceelen

For the Dutch Refugee Foundation, the widening of activity to Poland offers new opportunities for fundraising, especially now that the crisis is in the media spotlight. Tineke Ceelen, since 2003 the director of the Refugee Foundation, wandered along the Polish eastern border and tweeted about the bad weather conditions and the dangers the refugees face in the forested border area. Belarus is not the cause of the misery, he finds, rather the victim, Poland. The country is callously closing its eyes to the human suffering on its own border. Poland is sending automatic text messages to all cell phones in the border zone, in which refugees are warned in English to go back to Belarus. Ceelen also thinks that the Polish military and police are being very intimidating, including by the use of tear gas.

Continue reading

Austria Banishes the Unclean

Freddie Sayers is a British journalist and the Executive Editor of UnHerd. The following video featuring him was recorded in Austria after the mandatory lockdown for the unvaxed was announced, but before the government decided to mandate the COVID “vaccine” for everyone.

In his on-the-street interviews, Mr. Sayers discovers that middle-class and upper-middle-class Viennese citizens are keen to tighten the screws on citizens who refuse the jab. Blue-collar workers, however, are less enthusiastic. In a consensus society like Austria’s, overt resistance against the zeitgeist is difficult, but working-class citizens seem to be moving in that direction.

In one interview you’ll notice that a member of the governing class decries the political exploitation by the “far right” of the lockdown measure. This is a frequent refrain from the Left: conservatives are not allowed to “politicize” a contentious issue to gain partisan advantage. The Left, however, can politicize anything it wants. In fact, it does nothing else: everything is politicized, and with a leftist slant. One presumes that the gentleman being interviewed is unable to perceive such politicization, since that is the water the ruling class swims in.

Hat tip: Bastet.

A Roundup of Corona News From Germany

Below are three recent COVID-related articles from German media outlets, all translated by Hellequin GB.

The first article is from PolitikStube, and concerns the proposed implementation of compulsory “vaccination”:

Constitutional lawyer on compulsory vaccination: Imprisonment and forced vaccination possible for those unwilling to vaccinate

The Göttingen constitutional lawyer Alexander Thiele believes that a compulsory vaccination is conceivable in order to implement a possible general Corona vaccination obligation. “The possibilities start with a fine, but imprisonment or forced vaccination are also possible,” Thiele told the newspapers of the Funke media group. It is not the aim of a general vaccination requirement that rich people can buy themselves out of compulsion. “The state is not as defenseless as it sounds.”

The decision concerning the consequences of refusing the vaccination is a political one, said the lawyer. This debate must take place in Parliament. “Because the course of the fourth wave does not depend on a compulsory vaccination, we also have the necessary time to think about it and to debate it.”

The constitutional lawyer Christian Pestalozza, for example, considers fines and, in the case of repeated violations, high penalty payments to be possible; as a last step, foreclosure must also be considered. “That means that someone is brought before the vaccination doctor by the police.” In a democracy, however, it shouldn’t get to that point.

Source: Editorial Network Germany

Politik Stube:

Constitutional lawyers who are loyal to the regime and who ignore the principles of proportionality, necessity and appropriateness in the interests of politics, as well as the questionable effectiveness of the “vaccination” plague.

The main thing is that the number of strokes has increased, more threats and psychological terror every day, but pressure, as is well known, also creates counter-pressure.

Afterword from the translator:

These politicians and their puppet-masters seem to think, like all tyrants before them, that they are immune to all because of their power, but they always forget the one simple truth that all tyrants had to learn the hard way: when you make a people desperate enough, there’s no telling what horrors they’re capable of.

Also, their power is the cage in which they eventually will be butchered.

The second article, from the RTL television network, concerns the erosion of police effectiveness in Saxony as a result of COVID-19:

Continue reading

Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/26/2021

According to the latest polls, almost 70% of Germans support forcing unvaccinated people to get the jab. Meanwhile, Italy has tightened its restrictions, banning unvaccinated people from cinemas, restaurants, and other public venues.

In other news, around 200 migrants attempted to storm the border with Poland from Belarus, but were repelled by Polish border guards.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.

Thanks to Dean, DV, Fjordman, Reader from Chicago, 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.

Continue reading

“We’ll Wait Until Germany Takes Us In”

The migrants who have fetched up on the Belarusian side of the border with Poland are finding conditions there far less salubrious than those that obtain in the Club Med facilities set up on the Italian island of Lampedusa. The Belarusian and Polish guards don’t treat their guests with the same tender solicitousness that the migrants experience at the hands of the Guardia di Finanza. And, more importantly, now that winter is coming on, the weather is far harsher in the Belarusian forests than it is in the balmy southern Mediterranean.

As a result, the culture-enrichers are complaining about their lot to reporters for the Western press.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Der Tagesspiegel:

Refugees report torture after returning from Belarus

For days, thousands of migrants have been staying at the Belarusian-Polish border in the cold. People from Iraq talk about beatings, torture and starvation.

Migrants stranded on Poland’s external EU border and returning to Iraq from Belarus report severe abuse. The people were beaten and tortured by Polish and Belarusian police officers, several victims from the Kurdish autonomous regions in Iraq told the German press agency on Saturday.

A 38-year-old from Dohuk said he was ill-treated and later forcibly deported from Belarus. In addition, he and other migrants had neither water nor food. The Iraqi wants to try again to get there, despite his disappointment with the countries of Europe. “We were treated inhumanely,” said a 71-year-old Yezidi woman who, according to her own statements, no longer feels safe in Iraq and therefore wants to visit relatives in Germany. The terrorist militia Islamic State (IS) abducted several of their children. A 41-year-old man from Erbil also said he was tortured by officers from Belarus and Poland. He also says: “The Belarusian authorities have betrayed us.”

For days, thousands of people have been staying at the Belarusian-Polish border in the cold to get into the EU. They wanted to stay until the EU let them in, numerous Iraqis and Syrians told a reporter for the German press agency in the emergency accommodation in a warehouse in Brusgi. The border point there is closed with concrete barriers and barbed wire. In front of the emergency shelter, helpers continued to provide people with food and medical help on Saturday. The hygiene conditions are bad. The civil defense also strengthened fire protection.

The people were able to get everything they needed, said the general secretary of the Belarusian Red Cross, Dmitri Shevtsov to the dpa [German Press Agency] in front of the converted logistics center. According to estimates, around 2,000 people stayed there who refuse to return home and want to go to Germany, Belgium and other EU countries. They are guarded by armed uniformed men and cannot leave the premises.

“We wait until Germany accepts us”

As the ARD reports online, there are toilets, tankers with fresh water and, more recently, trucks on the site in front of the large warehouse, as mobile kiosks and snack bars. In the hall, people lie close together. “You sleep two minutes and for three are you awake,” said the 13-year-old Bahash to the broadcaster. Nevertheless, it is far better here than in the woods, where she and her family had stayed for days — in the hope that they might still make it across the border into the EU. Also because the Belarusian border guards behave very differently towards the refugees here. “They give us food, they give us sleeping bags — everything! They give us blankets. They help us somehow.” Like almost everyone here, Bahash and her family want to go to Germany. They had had asylum there for a number of years, but no permanent residence status. It is her second and final attempt. The offer to fly back to Iraq via Minsk is not an option for them. “We will never go back. We’ll wait until Germany takes us in,” says Bahash.

Belarusian investigators also continued questioning migrants who were injured by the Polish side last Tuesday when using water cannons and tear gas. Children had also been hit. The people were questioned with the help of interpreters. The investigation committee in Belarus speaks of 100 victims.

Continue reading

Time to Panic About the Regularly Scheduled Corona Variant

Early last summer I predicted that a new Corona “variant” would appear around Thanksgiving, prompting a new surge of restrictions, lockdowns, etc., and inevitably another “vaccine”.

The reason for the timing was twofold, at least in the USA. First of all, the new restrictions needed to be postponed until after the gubernatorial and municipal elections, because widespread discontent created by the new anti-COVID measures would disadvantage incumbents in Democrat-held cities.

The second — and more important — reason is that there was a lull in Corona infections over the summer, bit a surge was to be expected in the late fall, just as there was with the seasonal flu before the flu disappeared, as people move indoors for the winter months. Under those circumstances, the increasing number of cases, accompanied by the alarming graphs with rising red lines, can be employed to present gullible viewers with evidence that the dreaded Corona is raging through the population again. Contagion hysteria can be whipped up to accompany the rollout of the new mutation, so that when the new “vaccine” becomes available, people will beg to be jabbed with it.

Well, the new variant has arrived, right on schedule. It allegedly originated in South Africa. Travel restrictions have been imposed in major countries. Fear porn is being ginned up in the media. And Pfizer says that it will have a vaccine ready in about a hundred days, which — surprise! — will coincide with the arrival of spring, when the number of cases can be expected to drop with the end of flu Corona season, and the vax will get the credit.

So everybody gets vaxed, the rules are relaxed, and then this time next year the next variant magically appears, so that the same scam can be repeated indefinitely until the time is ripe for the Great Reset to be unveiled.

At the time the article below was written, the only label for new variant was the cumbersome “Mutant B.1.1.529”. Today, however, the boffins officially christened it “Omicron”, which will roll off the tongue nicely during the coming propaganda push. Omicron is resistant to all existing vaccines, so I presume that obedient citizens will have their “fully vaccinated” status revoked and be placed under onerous restrictions until the new needles are ready for everybody’s arms.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from :
German-language news portal Report24. Note: this was written before travel restrictions began:

The alleged danger of the South African mutant — travel routes open as always

Civil defense has known a clear protocol for dangerous epidemics for decades: close travel routes. In the case of the alleged Corona pandemic, this happened neither in the spring of 2020, nor is it happening now, when a terribly dangerous mutation from South Africa is allegedly threatening the world. As mainstream media roared the red alert, planes from South Africa landed all over the world . The media pandemic is apparently going on happily. And the numbers from South Africa are — to put it politely — “strange”.

A comment by Willi Huber

Personal acquaintances of the author report from South Africa that the virus is virtually non-existent there. Only about 5% of the population has been vaccinated. The self-perception does not quite match the perception of others. According to official data, 23.8 percent of the approximately 60 million South Africans are said to have been vaccinated. In total, around 90,000 deaths from or with Covid-19 have been recorded. To what extent the data can be trusted is unclear, because the country is likely to far surpass even Austria in terms of corruption.

Lauterbach flashes red, Soros media see the “world in fear”

In South Africa, from November 22 to 23, 18,586 new “cases” were suddenly reported in the international systems. Such a rapid increase is unlikely to be right, especially because the numbers were put into perspective on the following days. Quite coincidentally, these shock numbers came at the same time as international reports about a new virus mutant with the provisional name “Mutant B.1.1.529”. Corona crybaby Karl Lauterbach “warns”, the Handelsblatt (member of the George Soros media synchronization club “Project Syndicate”) sees “The World in Fear”. Interestingly, it is always the same players who first scream “fire” and generate drama.

However, despite all the fear and panic, what once again does not happen is the unwinding of the normal civil defense protocols. Closing all travel routes to the affected areas. If it were indeed a dangerous virus, law enforcement agencies would have to take action now. Because that is a deliberate threat to the public. The Handelsblatt explains in a relaxed manner:

Lufthansa is maintaining the flight connections to South Africa for the time being. “We are implementing the requirements and will continue to fly, also to bring people home and transport freight,” said a company spokesman. Lufthansa is closely monitoring the situation and complying with all legal requirements and rules.

Fifteen minutes ago , the news came that the German government wants to at least restrict travel routes. However, only from “Sunday night”. Until then, you can “spread” diligently.

The Federal Ministry of Health announced that the country will be considered a virus variant area from Saturday night. “As a result, airlines are only allowed to carry German citizens to Germany.” In addition, all those who have entered would have to be in quarantine for 14 days — even if they are fully vaccinated.

And although Lauterbach and the system media already know exactly how dangerous the new mutation is, the World Health Organization (WHO) is only now starting its investigations and has not yet published a specific statement on the danger.

Continue reading

Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/25/2021

The European Union is considering setting a nine-month expiration on vaccine passports, since the effectiveness of COVID “vaccines” tends to wane in that amount of time. Meanwhile, Spain is considering requiring bars and restaurants to close early, due a surge in cases of the Wuhan Coronavirus.

In other news, hundreds of migrants were “rescued” by the Italian coast guard off the island of Lampedusa.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.

Thanks to Dean, 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.

Continue reading