Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/29/2021

The Biden Administration is proposing new regulations that would require all federal employees to submit to a COVID-19 “vaccination”, with the exception of USPS workers. In possibly unrelated news, the American Postal Workers Union has issued a statement opposing official vaccine mandates.

In other news, a group of illegal immigrants on the Hungarian-Serbian border attacked Hungarian soldiers, injuring four of them.

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Green Dawn

A new German government headed by the Greens is becoming more and more likely in the near future. The following essay discusses the ramifications of that prospect for ordinary Germans.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Politically Incorrect:

Socially acceptable “climate neutrality” is impossible

by Wolfgang Hübner

Since the catastrophic flood, “Climate Policy” has become more popular again. After the Baerbock disaster, the Green Party will put all the levers in the media — to which it is so extremely inclined — in motion until the federal election in September to hammer the electorate: Man-made climate change in the world must under all circumstances and at all costs be slowed, at least in Germany. Incidentally, it is precisely the most anti-national political force in this country that tries to score points in terms of climate and energy with a completely unrealistic, narrow-minded nationalist course. Because little Germany, which does not want to control its national borders, can of course not set any limits on the weather or the climate.

But it is easy for the Green Party to spread such nonsense. The other established parties have long since submitted to varying degrees to the irrational Climate Religion. And the Federal Constitutional Court, firmly in the hands of these parties, has, as is well known, sanctified everything. Nobody knows how the gigantic amounts of energy that are required now, and even more so in the future, will be produced in Germany after nuclear and coal-fired power plants have been phased out. But if you look at the problems from a religious point of view, you don’t necessarily have to worry. After all, there are countries that continue to rely on nuclear power, coal or gas and like to earn money selling energy supplies to the promised land of wind power fanatics.

All of this has to be paid for by the many millions of energy consumers in the most densely populated Germany that has ever existed. But that’s not all: Since the insane goal of a so-called “climate neutrality” between Flensburg and Constance is being striven for, measures are to be implemented in all areas of economy, traffic and everyday life that will be absolutely certain — namely expensive! All political parties and actors know this only too well. But that is precisely why they are extremely reluctant to talk about it. One more reason to do it. Because the desired “climate neutrality” will not be expensive for its political and economic profiteers, but for taxpayers and energy consumers; that is, the overwhelming majority of Germans.

Since the willingness to embark on political adventures such as “climate neutrality” often stutters or even falters, at least with one’s own money, the climate-active parties are very keen not to cause any unrest among the electorate. Even the Green Party wants to make the expected burdens “socially acceptable”. And their established competitors blow into the same horn with different lung strength. But all of this is nothing more than deliberate political deception. Because even with only a superficial consideration of the problem, it becomes clear: For the majority of Germans, “climate neutrality” will be associated with significant losses in income and without consumption. Because the German state cannot possibly even cushion the burdens in a “socially acceptable” manner, let alone compensate for them.

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The Long Arm of Big Pharma

The following video is an excerpt from a discussion on a French TV talk show. The topic is alternative treatments for COVID-19, such as hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin. One of the participants explains that major medical journals such as The Lancet suppress the reporting of certain information because of the financial clout exerted by Pfizer and other major pharmaceutical corporations.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for subtitling and uploading this video. I don’t know who the translator is; Vlad obtained a video with a translated subtitle file already included:

Video transcript:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/28/2021

Bars in San Francisco are now requiring patrons to show proof of vaccination before they will be allowed to drink indoors. In contrast, a bar in Huntington Beach, California is refusing service to anyone who cannot prove they are UNvaccinated.

In other news, Google is suing Germany over its hate speech law.

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Thanks to Social Marketing, You Will Be Assimilated

They really, really, want us to get vaccinated.

Whom do I mean when I use the word “they”? Well, for starters, there’s the government. All Western governments, in fact, even that of Hungary. “They” also includes the major media, Big Tech, the MSM, the universities and secondary schools, and all major philanthropic organizations. All of them are pushing relentlessly for all citizens to submit to the injection of an experimental medical treatment that uses messenger RNA, and whose long-term side effects are completely unknown.

For as far back as I can remember, I have never experienced such a relentless full-court press by all social and political institutions in pursuit of a single goal. Perhaps the war effort from 1939-1945 was like this, but I wasn’t alive then, so I don’t know.

Before I started researching the propaganda push behind the vax, I had never heard of the term “social marketing”. It is an important concept in this dystopian age, so we would all be well-advised to learn more about it. The California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center — which is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is a joint project of the California Department of Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Branch, the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, and the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine — gives the following definitionof social marketing:

Social marketing is the use of commercial marketing principles and techniques to improve the welfare of people and the physical, social and economic environment in which they live. It is a carefully planned, long-term approach to changing human behavior.

So one group of people — presumably quite small — uses subtle manipulative techniques developed by behavioral psychologists to change the behavior of another group of people — presumably much larger — and make them conform to a standard of behavior which the first group has devised and considers optimal.

My instinctive reaction to such a practice is: What arrogance! What hubris!

We ordinary plebs think we know what’s good for us, but they know better. And they see nothing wrong with conning us into thinking the way they want us to think.

I bring all this up because of a paper that was published by The National Center for Biotechnology Information, which is part of the National Library of Medicine, which is a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH, as you may recall, is where Dr. Anthony Fauci rules over a little fiefdom known as NIAID, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

The paper is entitled “Key Guidelines in Developing a Pre-Emptive COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake Promotion Strategy” [pdf]. It was published in August of last year, but I didn’t find it until a few weeks ago.

It is beyond my level of analytical competence to peel back all the layers of manipulative strategy found in this paper, so I’ll just highlight a few significant points. I recommend reading the whole thing carefully, if you have the time and the stomach to work your way through all the sociological jargon.

First, a word on some of the terminology used. A person who receives an injection with the experimental mRNA treatment is said to engage in “vaccine uptake”. Those who decline to take the vaccine are said to experience “vaccine hesitancy”.

In the epistemological framework of the paper there is no acceptable rationale for not being “vaccinated”. Those who have not been vaxed are either vaccine hesitant — in which case they will eventually do their duty and get the jab — or they are malicious actors who have been convinced by evil anti-vax propaganda to resist the injection, and thereby put themselves and their loved ones at risk of contracting a dangerous and potentially lethal disease.

In the mindset of the authors of this paper — and all the official pro-vax propaganda — it is not conceivable that one could investigate the available facts, think carefully, and make a reasoned decision not to get the jab.

Citizens are expected to give their informed consent to the procedure, yet it is impossible to give informed consent. The long-term side effects of the mRNA treatment are unknown, and will remain unknown for at least five more years. Therefore no one can be fully informed about the treatment. Giving informed consent is simply not possible.

But none of that matters to those who are pushing the jab. My reasoning is considered fallacious and maliciously motivated, and my arguments would be removed from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other Big Tech platforms if I were to make them there.

There is only one possible outcome from the point of view of the vax pushers. You may be “hesitant”, but you cannot make a decision not to get the jab, and they will prod you and punish you until you do.

The first thing to notice about the NIH paper is that it’s not primarily an American document, despite its being published by an agency of the United States government. The spelling of certain words — for example, “sceptics” — serves as a clue. And it makes complete sense when you see the names and credentials of the four authors:

  • Jeff French of Strategic Social Marketing Ltd and the University of Brighton
  • Sameer Deshpande of Social Marketing @ Griffith, Griffith University in Australia
  • William Evans of George Washington University
  • Rafael Obregon of UNICEF in Paraguay

Mr. French is the lead author, so one may presume that it was his spell-checker that approved the spellings that no native American speaker would use.

Two of the authors list social marketing in their credentials, so we may deduce that the NIH has subcontracted with expert social marketers to produce strategies and guidelines to induce vaccine hesitant Americans to get the needle into their arm as quickly as possible.

The abstract outlines the techniques that will be recommended (emphasis added):

This paper makes the case for immediate planning for a COVID-19 vaccination uptake strategy in advance of vaccine availability for two reasons: first, the need to build a consensus about the order in which groups of the population will get access to the vaccine; second, to reduce any fear and concerns that exist in relation to vaccination and to create demand for vaccines. A key part of this strategy is to counter the anti-vaccination movement that is already promoting hesitancy and resistance. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a tsunami of misinformation and conspiracy theories that have the potential to reduce vaccine uptake. To make matters worse, sections of populations in many countries display low trust in governments and official information about the pandemic and how the officials are tackling it. This paper aims to set out in short form critical guidelines that governments and regional bodies should take to enhance the impact of a COVID-19 vaccination strategy. We base our recommendations on a review of existing best practice guidance. This paper aims to assist those responsible for promoting COVID-19 vaccine uptake to digest the mass of guidance that exists and formulate an effective locally relevant strategy. A summary of key guidelines is presented based on best practice guidance.

The paper’s introduction defines vaccine hesitancy:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/27/2021

A gunman opened fire at a backyard party in Fort Worth, Texas, wounding at least one person. When he was chased down by partygoers, he fired at them, killing one person and wounding others. His pursuers then stoned him to death with paving stones that were piled nearby. Police are investigating. No charges have yet been filed.

In other news, more than fifty migrants were rescued off the Canary Islands by the Spanish coast guard and brought to safety on Gran Canaria.

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Hungary vs. the EU — Who Will Win?

I wouldn’t have Péter Szijjártó’s job for ANYTHING.

Mr. Szijjártó is a member of the National Assembly of Hungary, and holds the office of foreign minister in the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. It is in the latter capacity that he is obliged to serve as the whipping boy of the European Union. Hungary under Viktor Orbán and Fidesz is the designated enemy of the progressive right-minded globalist apparatchiks of Brussels, and the Hungarian foreign minister’s job is to cower before them, cap in hand, in the European Parliament, in front of the European Commission, or in the television studios of various state media outlets in Western Europe.

That last function is what is recorded in the video below. Péter Szijjártó has been summoned by the BBC to appear before a relentlessly abrasive inquisitor and answer for his government’s sins against progressive orthodoxy. In particular, he is grilled about his country’s recently revised law that prohibits propagandizing for sexual perversion in Hungarian schools.

Mr. Szijjártó maintains his unruffled good humor and calm demeanor throughout this segment. I don’t know how he manages not to tell the guy: “You can take this interview and shove it up your [nether orifice].” And then rip off his mike and stomp out of the studio.

You’re a better man than I am, Gunga Din.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/26/2021

Police raided illegal lockdown-violating drinking parties at various locations in Spain, issuing fines of up to €5,000. Meanwhile, police in India busted illegal lockdown-violating parties in midnight raids at two nightclubs.

In other news, earlier tonight during a brawl in Philadelphia, four women, one of them pregnant, were stabbed, and a fifth was hit in the head with a baseball bat. All five were hospitalized. Police are investigating to determine the cause of the brawl.

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The Apostasy of Hatun Tash

Last Saturday a young woman named Hatun Tash was attacked with a knife and slashed in the face by an as yet unidentified assailant at Speakers’ Corner in London. Ms. Tash is a former Muslim and convert to Christianity who regularly preaches the gospel to Muslims in Hyde Park. She was wearing a Charlie Hebdo t-shirt at the time of the attack.

As of this writing, her attacker has not been named, so there is as yet no Mohammed Coefficient for the incident, nor can we be certain that the assailant was a Muslim.

However, the knifeman was clearly attempting to cut her in the neck, and one may assume that he intended to slit her throat in the same manner as a beast is slaughtered at the festival of Eid Al-Adha. That act would have been followed by full beheading, if he were allowed to complete the task, because such is the punishment for kufr, or unbelief.

See this Breitbart article for a general account of what happened at Speakers’ Corner.

In the following video, David Wood of Acts 17 Apologetics shows several clips with footage of the attack on Ms. Tash, and then explains its scriptural justification as found in the Koran, the Hadith, and the Sira:

Hatun Tash actually committed at least two “crimes” that carry the death penalty under Islamic law: apostasy and insulting the prophet.

The book ’Umdat al-salik wa ’uddat al-nasik, or The reliance of the traveller and tools of the worshipper is commonly referred to as Reliance of the Traveller when cited in English. This is an authoritative source on Sunni Islamic law, because it is certified as such by Al-Azhar University in Cairo. There is no higher authority on Sunni Islamic doctrine than Al-Azhar; it is the closest equivalent to the Vatican that can be found in Islam.

From Book O, “Justice”, we learn that:

Leaving Islam is the ugliest form of unbelief and the worst. [o8.0]

Whoever voluntarily leaves Islam is killed.

[…]

When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed. [o8.1]

The second capital count against Hatun Tash was defamation against Islam, also know as Islamic slander, or ghiba. It is considered an act of apostasy.

Consulting Book O, “Justice”, in Reliance of the Traveller, we learn that the following acts constitute leaving Islam (§o8.7):

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/25/2021

Muslims in the French city of Nantes slaughtered sheep on the street for the festival of Eid Al-Adha. Meanwhile, French Muslims threatened Brigitte Bardot for criticizing the Islamic practice of ritual slaughter.

In other news, on August 6 Italy will implement a required “Green Pass” to show proof of vaccination for all citizens over the age of 12 who want to dine indoors in restaurants.

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Homo-Hate in Non-Homogeneous Rotterdam

The article below is an appropriate follow-up to yesterday’s report on homo-hate in Amsterdam. A report from Rotterdam has reached similar conclusions about the culture-enriching aspect of homo-hate in that city, and also identified Moroccans as the group which expresses most of the Jew-hatred in Rotterdam.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Barendrechts Dagblad. Note: Leefbaar Nederland (Livable Netherlands) in Rotterdam was the party that the late Pym Fortuyn belonged to:

“Homo- and Jew-hatred often come from non-Western quarters”

July 23, 2021

Rotterdam and region, IJsselmonde News

Concerning anti-Semitism and discrimination against the LHBTIQ+ community, attackers often have a non-Western background. That is what the victims say in several investigations, writes the Leefbaar Party counselor Tanya Hoogwerf, who takes these reports seriously and still wants an accelerated investigation supported by Rotterdam.

Her first attempt was voted down on July 8 of this month. “The community council thus continues to look away from reality. To stop anti-Semitism and homophobia, a harder approach is required, and there must be a serious investigation into the opinions and backgrounds of the perpetrators of anti-Semitism and homo-discrimination,” Hoogwerf emphasizes.

“The research shows that many Jewish residents of Rotterdam don’t dare to wear a kippah and that they have little trust in the community approach to anti-Semitism.

“The investigations with conclusions about the perpetrators of homo-hate and Jew-hate are piling up,” reports Hoogwerf in the name of the Leefbaar faction of Rotterdam. “Recently the report ‘Action Investigation Anti-Discrimination LHBTIQ+’ appeared in Amsterdam, in which the investigators reported that they encountered similar characteristics in regards to the perpetrators. The report states,

‘Through the respondents of the investigation, the perpetrators often were described as Amsterdammers with a non-Dutch background.’”

Will you stop looking away?

In addition, this year the report “Openly Jewish, but not always” appeared in Rotterdam. This investigation among Jewish Rotterdammers shows that the majority have the idea that the anti-Semitism that they and others experience comes mainly from Muslims. “Some respondents specifically name young Moroccan men as the group that most often expresses anti-Semitism in public.”

“The European Union has also conducted investigations into the backgrounds of the perpetrators of anti-Semitism. In 2018, a large European investigation into anti-Semitism reported: Almost one-third (30%) reported that the perpetrator was someone with an (apparent) Islamist-extremist belief. In 20% of the incidents, the perpetrator, according to the victim, was someone with a leftist political view. In 13% of the incidents, someone with a rightist political view, and in 5% of the incidents, someone with an extremist Christian view.”

The letter to the Rotterdam city leadership ends with the question from Counselor Hoogwerf: “Do you have a plan to stop looking away and engaging in the politics of symbolism, and will you finally get to work with a hard approach to homo-discrimination and anti-Semitism? And specifically concentrate on those who cause this terror?”

Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/24/2021

Firemen have ended their search for bodies at the site of the condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida. After combing through the entire mass of rubble, searchers say that one person remains missing.

In other news, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Sydney, Melbourne, Paris, London, Rome, and other cities across the Western world to protest the continuing Corona lockdowns.

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Homo-Hate in Non-Homogeneous Amsterdam

For many years it has been well-known that the bulk of hateful speech and behavior towards homosexuals in Western Europe comes from culture-enrichers. When homosexual couples get beat up on the street, the perpetrators are almost always immigrants, typically Muslim ones. Yet this is something the migrant-lovers of the left-wing parties have always denied. Their story has been that intolerant right-wingers are responsible for all the homo-hate.

All that has now changed, at least in Amsterdam. A new official report has forced the lefties to acknowledge that most violence against gays is committed by culture-enrichers. Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from De Dagelijkse Standaard:

Green-Left alderman Groot Wassink orders an investigation into homo-hate: “The Amsterdam homo-hater is often an immigrant”

by Bart Reijmerink
July 20, 2021

Victims of homo-discrimination in Amsterdam state that the perpetrators often have a non-Dutch background. Those are the findings contained in the report, “Action Investigation Anti-Discrimination LHBTIQ+”, which was created by the Green-Left alderman Groot Wassink. Of all people, a Green-Left member now has to reluctantly recognize that homo-hate in Amsterdam often comes from a “non-Dutch background” zone.

The party that always would rather sweep the defective and problematic integration of certain population groups under the rug now has to recognize that most homo-hate in Amsterdam comes from immigrants. A striking fact: The publication date of this report is February 1, according to De Telegraaf, but the report is only now being made public. Perhaps the Green-Left had to process the result of the investigation.

The Amsterdam JA21 party member Annabel Nanninga could only sneer at Green-Left and other parties who have ignored this problem for years: “From this report, it emerges crystal-clear what Green-Left and the other council parties have stubbornly looked away from for decades: Homo-hate commonly comes from Moroccan boys.”

Amsterdam has finally become a victim of its own political correctness; an overwhelming majority of the Amsterdam city council for years was completely left and ruled the city for decades. Meanwhile, the violence against the LGBTI community only grew, and for years you could not state the facts without being made out to be a racist. But with the findings of this report, even the Green-Left has to recognize that the violence in large part comes from certain groups.

The translator notes that there is also a similar report out of Rotterdam.