Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/26/2020

The official death toll in China from the Wuhan Coronavirus has risen to 80, with 3,000 officially confirmed cases. A third case of the disease has appeared in the USA, in Phoenix, Arizona. Three possible instances are being investigated here in Virginia. Health officials are concerned by indications that the coronavirus may be spread via the mucus membranes of the eyes.

In other news, Matteo Salvini’s party the Lega was narrowly beaten by the Parti Democratica in regional elections in Emilia-Romagna.

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

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Tommy Robinson Busts the Fake News on Danish TV

Last week I posted Tommy Robinson’s speech in Copenhagen after he received the Free Press Society award, and also the hostile interview with him on Danish TV. A couple of days later that you saw a fisking by the vlogger Lars Andersen of dishonest presentations about Tommy by Danish state TV in the program called “Deadline”.

After Tommy was interviewed on Deadline, the organizer of the Free Press Society event, Aia Fog, was also interviewed on the same program. She was ambushed by the interviewer, who showed her one of Tommy’s videos from Britain without presenting the full context about what she was seeing — even though he was well aware of it.

Tommy confronted the presenter after the interview with Ms. Fog. He took along a hidden camera and microphone, and was thus able to expose some of the machinations that produce fake news for Danish TV.

Tania Groth translated the brief Danish portions, and Vlad Tepes did the subtitling:

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Germany Cracks Down on Disabled Grannies

Grandmas have been targeted again in Germany, this time at a demonstration in the Marienplatz in Munich.

Actually, I’m not certain this woman is a grandma, but she is described as being elderly and disabled. She dared to confront the antifas and take one of their signs, so she was hauled away by police. Multiple police — perhaps an entire squad — were required to quell this dangerous criminal.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Fly Away Home

I don’t know about the rest of the country — or even the rest of Virginia — but the part of the Piedmont I live in has been suffering from a plague of ladybugs for at least the past 25 years.

The first time they came to my attention was in the fall of 1994, which was also the worst year of infestation. The little bastards would get in through the tiniest gaps around windows and doors, and then buzz around the house, forming large clumps in the corners where two walls meet the ceiling. I remember at one point seeing a mass of ladybugs as big as a ping-pong ball in one corner. They all eventually found their way up here to the Eyrie, the highest point in the house. They also seem to prefer to enter through the south window here, which is bright and warm during the day. They make their way through tiny cracks around (or in) the frame, then buzz all around the window, and spread to the rest of the room. When there are a lot of them, I have to cover my coffee cup when I’m not sipping from it, because they have a habit of dropping into it and drowning. If I then sip from the cup without looking first, I get an unpleasant surprise — they taste NASTY.

Back in 1994 I resorted to keeping the vacuum cleaner up here in order to deal with the ladybugs. I scrounged around and found all the lengths of pipe extensions we had for it, as well as a four-foot flexible hose. The straight, rigid section I put together was about eight feet long, allowing me to reach almost the entire room while standing in the middle of the floor. Some days I would vacuum up several hundred of them in several passes through the room. I learned to appreciate the satisfying thwip each bug made when it was sucked into the narrow aperture in the outermost attachment at the end of the pipe.

When I was done with a vacuuming session, I put a piece of duct tape over the end of the pipe to keep the prisoners from escaping. I found out early in the game that if I didn’t do that, eventually some of the little demons would make their way out of the pipe and back into the house.

1995 was also bad, but not as bad as 1994. Since then there have been some really bad years, and some where there were almost no ladybugs. But there have been no years in which the annoying creatures were entirely absent.

The period of their annual infestation seems to have gradually moved to later in the season. They used to be here from September until about December, with almost none after New Year’s. Now the peak is generally from January to March. They’re pretty bad this year, which is why I’m writing about them. I sucked up a lot of them yesterday, but many more have come in today.

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These aren’t the normal ladybugs that we were used to before 1994. They’re not bright red, like the ladybugs of my childhood — in fact, they may have displaced the original population, for all I know. They’re kind of dull brown, and not at all attractive.

They’re also aggressive, and will occasionally bite if they land on your skin. They seem to prefer fair Nordic types, and tend to bite them more often. But I’ve been bitten by them a few times — a sudden sharp stinging feeling, followed by itching.

I’ve been told that these new updated ladybugs were introduced into the local ecology by the state department of agriculture, to control the bark beetles. Timber companies have invested in large tracts of pine forests in this area, and the bark beetles are a serious problem for them. I assume they lobbied in Richmond for the ladybug solution.

After I heard about the ladybug project, I realized that I had seen one of the first drops of the bugs back in 1989. The future Baron and I were out for a ride in Nelson County, and we stopped when we saw a helicopter operation in a field next to the road. We watched the helicopter take off, and then a cloud of something was released from its cargo bay into the air above us. Five years later, when the bugs hit and someone told me about their origins, I put two and two together and deduced that the fB and I had seen the first wave of the buggers being released into the local environment.

Now they are permanent residents here, and a permanent nuisance. I don’t suppose that our being plagued with the damned things carries much weight when balanced against the need to harvest enough pine trees to print the Congressional Record and The Washington Post. So we have no choice but to endure them.

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A final note: Typing the word “ladybug” reminded me that what we colonials call “ladybugs” are known as “ladybirds” in England. Or at least they were in the 1960s, when I lived there.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/25/2020

The Wuhan Coronavirus has now spread to Canada, with a man diagnosed with the disease being treated in a Toronto hospital. Also, the disease has appeared in Australia, with at least three cases reported. China has officially recognized 2,000 instances of the coronavirus, and 56 deaths from it.

In other news, a boat bound for Britain carrying 28 migrants was intercepted in the English channel.

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Mila the Lesbian Runs Afoul of the Religion of Peace

A teenage lesbian in France named Mila got herself into a heap o’ trouble when she said unkind things about Islam. The unfortunate young lady is now in hiding and being guarded by police. She is also being investigated by police for a possible hate crime, and I’d bet a fifth of Mount Gay that if she had been a straight white male, she’d already be languishing in durance vile. It will be interesting to see how long her minority credentials protect her.

The tipster who sent in the link included this explanation of what happened:

Today in France. A virtual mob is calling to lynch young Mila (16 years old) because she dared to blaspheme Islam.

Long story short (details in the attached report from the mainstream newspaper Marianne): last Saturday this young singer from Lyon was having a live chat with her followers through her Instagram account. A guy starts hitting on her; she’s not interested (she’s gay) and clearly lets him know. She starts to receive insults, being called all sorts of names (“French whore”, “Dirty dyke” etc.), and, as many of these are clearly issued with a religious tone (e.g. “Allah will have you burn in Hell”), she starts to lose patience and explains that she hates religion, that “the Quran only contains hate, Islam is s***, that’s what I think…” [See the video for the rest.]

Not only does the hate wave from Muslims on social networks now prevent her from going back to high school, where there is fear for her safety, she has been doxxed, and she gets close to no support at the moment even from LGBTQ groups (some of them saying, “She should be ashamed of showing so little openness of mind”), nor from feminists (the group “ni putes ni soumises”, started in reaction to ill-treatment of women by “youths” of Muslim origin, wrote a hilarious statement saying that they “support the right to blasphemy but condemn any insulting of a system of belief”).

An amazing (and terrifying) number of people seem to be of the opinion that “Yeah, well, it’s bad, but she brought it on herself” — having apparently totally internalized the sharia rule that those who blaspheme against Islam deserve death.

Below is the video by Mila that cause so much contention. Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Anders Danielsson: Dissidents Are Terrorists

Anders Danielsson is the former Director-General of the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) as well as the former head of SÅPO, the Swedish security agency.

The following article is a useful follow-up to last week’s article about the Swedish government’s plans to use the military against its own populace when the Boogaloo (Swedish: bögalö) kicks off in Sweden. In light of last night’s post about Renaud Camus, it’s also a reminder that the systematic repression of dissent is widespread in Western Europe.

Many thanks to our Swedish correspondent LN for translating this article from Samhällsnytt:

Anders Danielsson: Regime-critical views can be likened to terrorism

January 22, 2020

It was at the National Conference of People and Defense in Sälen — the annual gathering of the security establishment in Sweden — that the former Director General of Säpo and the Swedish Migration Agency stated that there are “similarities” between terrorism and a form of democratic opinion which he called “psychological warfare”.

Anders Danielsson was Director General of the Swedish Migration Agency during the time of the 2015 migrant crisis as well as the head of a number of agencies before that, including Säpo. He is now a state investigator for the Psychological Defense Authority, which will be set up on Prime Minister Stefan Löfven’s order.

The official purpose of the new authority is to counter and combat so-called psychological warfare by foreign powers. However, Samhällsnytt has previously published internal e-mails from MSB [Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap, Civil Contingencies Agency] which reveal that staff at the authority sees opportunities to also fight internal actors with the help of a “psychological defense”. MSB Head of Unit Mikael Tofvesson wrote in an email that:

“My view is that regardless of an external threat, the development of a strong psychological defense also brings with it many internal gains for our democracy and freedom of speech. It feels like we’re heading in the right direction.”

During the last day of the conference in Sälen, Anders Danielsson gave a speech on the issue. He began by explaining the purpose of psychological warfare — and said it could be likened to terrorism, because its purpose is, among other things, to “cause decision-makers to make different decisions”:

“We have thought about it so clearly, and there are similarities to terrorism and terrorism legislation — where one targets a state… And the purpose is to cause a split in society, to cause the decision-makers make different decisions, to instill fear, to destabilize. There are similarities between a terrorist act and psychological warfare. And it can be the same methods — spreading rumors. We are used to it, what we read in the newspaper, fake news, etc.”

Further on in the speech, Danielsson believes that both the police, the security police along with other authorities and the media must work together to “do something” for in attempts to have an impact.

During question time, Danielsson receives a question from the moderator about what to do with “influencers located in the country”. To that question, Danielsson answers that the psychological defense authority should also operate in peacetime and that such “impact operations” are in a gray zone. He calls for vigilance against all actors who express opinions that are not approved by the establishment:

“We must not be so naïve as to think that it always comes from Russia Today, or Sputnik, or easily identifiable opponents, but it can also be that we, society, media are exploited as good idiots.

Danielsson also pushes for even more extensive censorship of the media in the future to block the opportunities for free formation of opinions:

“If I were a media manager, I would be pretty happy if someone were to knock on the door and tell me: You, you are now being exposed to something that is quite serious. Not just your newspaper, your company, but society, democracy or whatever it may be. These value words I use that are very important to us. So I would be grateful if there were anyone, but it is based on our trust in each other.”

Danielsson calls for more “openness” and “honesty” between the media apparatus and the state, which will “trust each other”. At the same time, he worried about how to maintain the democratic backdrop of an “open society” as repression increases.

Furthermore, the panel continued to discuss the future psychological defense. The panel included Olof Petersson, professor emeritus of political science, head of the operational department at MSB, the federal chair of MUF Benjamin Dousa, the former Landsort writer Patrik Oksanen and SVT’s [state TV] CEO Hanna Stjärne — who looked uncomfortable in this company.

Earlier, Samhällsnytt revealed that Patrik Oksanen himself carried out impact operations together with several left-wing extremists and people from the security establishment to link up the right and the threat from Russia.

During the panel discussion, the moderator again raised the question of what to do with people expressing their views in “media without responsible publishers, online podcasts, threads, social influencers and so on.”

“How do we get it? This is perhaps where the danger lies much more than in the Hudiksvall newspaper, or in Svenska Dagbladet, or in Sweden’s Television?” she asked the panel.

Then Olof Petersson explained that there are opportunities to legally act against these elements even within existing legislation:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/24/2020

The woman in Chicago who has been diagnosed with the Wuhan Coronavirus is being treated in an area hospital. Meanwhile, 15 more people have died of the disease in China, bringing the death toll to 41 out of almost 1,300 known cases. Several instances of infection have been confirmed in France, and British authorities are expecting the coronavirus to arrive in the UK sooner or later. However, the six suspected cases in Quebec tested negative, leaving Canada coronavirus-free so far.

In other news, in an interview President Trump warned state legislators that he will not allow the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans to be undermined while he is president.

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A Spectre is Haunting Europe

I posted last Monday about the conviction of the French writer Renaud Camus, who was sentenced to two months in prison (suspended) for writing about immigration as the Great Replacement of European peoples.

The following article from the Swedish dissident site Samhällsnytt discusses Mr. Camus’ conviction. Many thanks to LN for the translation:

French intellectual sentenced to prison — for talking about immigration as a population replacement

January 22, 2020

The French writer and political thinker Renaud Camus has been sentenced to two months in prison. This is because he described mass immigration to Europe in terms such as invasion, colonization and population replacement.

Renaud Camus is best known for his book Le Grand Remplacement from 2011 in which he develops his thoughts on an ongoing exchange of people directed by a political elite.

In a court in the French city of Auch, the author was sentenced to prison and €1,800 (about SEK 19,000 [$2,000]) in fines. He says this himself in a post on Twitter…

Renaud Camus also has to pay €1,800 to two “anti-racist” organizations that are the target in the case — SOS Racism and LICRA (International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism).

The crime he is accused of is “a general call for hatred or violence because of origin, ethnicity, nationality, race or religion”.

The speech for which the author has now been sentenced was given in 2017 and can be read in its entirety — translated from French to English.

The video version of Mr. Camus’ speech is here. Below is the English text:

A spectre haunts Europe and the world. It is Replacism

Renaud Camus, President of the CNRE [National Council of European Resistance]

January 15, 2018

Immigration has become invasion, invasion a migratory submersion. France and Europe are a hundred times more colonised, and more seriously so, than they ever colonised themselves. The only irreversible colonisation is a demographic one, the one which takes place via population transfer.

Some people now say there is no colonisation, that the word is not proper, because there is no military conquest. Those people are wrong. The army of conquest are the delinquents large and small, all of those people who make life impossible for Europeans by harming them in every possible way, from the so-called incivilities to terrorism, which is in fact nothing but an extension of the rest. All the perpetrators of terrorist attacks launched their career in the violation of common law. Moreover, there are no terrorists. There is an Occupier who, from time to time, executes a few hostages, as occupiers have always done. I call occupiers all those who declare themselves to be such, or behave as such.

The change in people, ethnic substitution, the Great Replacement, is by far the most important event in the history of our country since it has existed, because, with another people, the history, if it continues, will no longer be the history of France. France has always marvellously assimilated individuals who wanted to be assimilated. It cannot — it simply cannot — assimilate peoples, much less peoples who are hostile, demanding, even hateful and conquering. It requires a peerless form of vanity and complete ignorance of what a people is to think that with a changed population, another people, France would still be France. In the present situation, all words are liars but the most mendacious of all is “French”. There are no “French” jihadists, for example. If they are jihadists then they are not French.

To believe that there are only French people in France is a complete illusion. There are invaders and invaded, colonisers and colonised, occupiers and the occupied.

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Durka Durka Mohammed Jihad!

The following video shows a devotee of the Religion of Peace expressing his ire at a kafir who evidently said something derogatory about Mohammed Pbuh. I don’t know anything further, except that the fellow is probably in Germany, since he is speaking in German.

The most entertaining part is when the offended believer beats his chest with his fists like a gorilla. Miss Piggy calls this act the “Full Durka Retard”.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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The Railroading of Tommy Robinson

The following video is a report on Tommy Robinson by Lars Andersen, a Danish vlogger and former police officer. Mr. Andersen discusses Tommy’s speech at the Free Press Society and his interview on Danish TV, both of which were published here earlier this week.

The subtitled video of the Deadline interview with Peter Münster referred to by Mr. Andersen was posted here last September.

This video is an excellent fisking of the Danish MSM. Many thanks to Tania Groth for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/23/2020

Five people in Quebec are being monitored in hospitals for possible infection with the Wuhan Coronavirus. Also, four people in Scotland are being tested to see if they have contracted the disease. Meanwhile, Chinese authorities reported that eight more people have died of the coronavirus.

In other news, the French intelligence services have reportedly fired 16 agents since 2014 on suspicion of their being “radicalized”.

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Thanks to Fjordman, Insubria, JD, Reader from Chicago, SS, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Dore Gold Speaks About Jew-Hatred in Europe

Dore Gold is an Israeli diplomat, a former ambassador who is currently the President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.

The following video was recorded during the same event in Italy at which Matteo Salvini spoke. In it Mr. Dore discusses Jew-hatred in Europe, and also the threat to Israel posed by Iran. He is speaking in English, but the Italian voice-over in the video all but obliterates the audio of his remarks.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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A Jordanian Mujahid in Germany

German intelligence has warned the USA that a Jordanian is plotting a terror attack against American bases in Germany. And let’s not forget that Jordan is one of our “friends” in the Middle East…

Many thanks to MissPiggy for translating this report, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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