Mutti Cracks the Whip

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this op-ed from PolitikStube:

Merkel goes crazy: Chancellor threatens federal states with disempowerment!

Alice Weidel: Anyone who hoped for something like insight after the Chancellor’s public apology for her amateurish attempt to turn Maundy Thursday into a lockdown holiday has been taught better. Angela Merkel showed a degree of arrogance and narrow-minded stubbornness in her television appearance yesterday, which is remarkable even by her own standards. What did she apologize for if she intends to repeat her mistakes anyway?

Although reality proves otherwise, Merkel claims that neither she, her government, nor the EU did anything wrong. Furthermore, she wants to withhold basic rights from citizens. In order to regain these basic rights as an act of grace, the Germans should get vaccinated. But that is what she delayed for weeks or even months through her own fault. That also means: more company bankruptcies, more educational deficits and a deeper plunge into the crisis.

But all of that is not enough for the Chancellor. According to her will, the minister-presidents [of the German states] should actually tighten the lockdown, the benefits of which they cannot scientifically justify even after a year. “I’ll watch this for now. But not much longer,” she threatened on TV. How long will the citizens watch the goings-on of this regent, who would be better off in the age of absolutism than in our democracy? Democracy needs freedom like the air you breathe. However, we don’t need Merkel.

Sacrificing Liberty for Fear

Once again our Israeli correspondent MC does battle with the Narrative of the Great Pandemic of 2020.

Sacrificing Liberty for Fear

by MC

Bolshevik Communism was supposed to take over the world. The Third Reich was also to be a worldwide movement. So what is ‘Globalism’ but a reincarnation of both at the expense of our liberty?

Men rise to power, and then the ‘power’ takes over. They see themselves as gods, having a vision of world betterment, creating ‘new men’ to follow their doctrines and their beliefs, or to die in their dissidence.

There has been much talk of the mRNA vaccines being a mass elimination event. Although they are probably not, it has demonstrated how easy it is now to use fear to get people to voluntarily submit to be injected with strange experimental substances, to willingly sacrifice their hard won freedom of choice for an insubstantial but highly propagandized fear.

First a word on Spanish Flu. SF is the benchmark for ‘pandemics’, but like the plagues and black deaths before it, we know very little about it except that the described symptoms match those of Reye’s Syndrome (not influenza).

The existence of the first viruses was confirmed in the 1930s with the advent of the electron microscope, but there has been a tendency to equate all undefined illness with ‘viruses’ ever since. One can read about this in the Japanese ‘enteroviroform’ (SMON) issue of the 1960’s. Here is a 1974 paper where scientists are still looking for a ‘virus’ causing SMON.

It is assumed that the Spanish Flu came back with the soldiers from the WW1 trenches, but there is an alternative explanation as well (note: aspirin is acetyl salicylic acid):

The high case-fatality rate — especially among young adults — during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic is incompletely understood. Although late deaths showed bacterial pneumonia, early deaths exhibited extremely “wet,” sometimes hemorrhagic lungs. The hypothesis presented herein is that aspirin contributed to the incidence and severity of viral pathology, bacterial infection, and death, because physicians of the day were unaware that the regimens (8.0-31.2 g per day) produce levels associated with hyperventilation and pulmonary edema in 33% and 3% of recipients, respectively. Recently, pulmonary edema was found at autopsy in 46% of 26 salicylate-intoxicated adults. Experimentally, salicylates increase lung fluid and protein levels and impair mucociliary clearance. In 1918, the US Surgeon General, the US Navy, and the Journal of the American Medical Association recommended use of aspirin just before the October death spike. If these recommendations were followed, and if pulmonary edema occurred in 3% of persons, a significant proportion of the deaths may be attributable to aspirin.

Given that our obsession with viral pandemics is centred upon the assumption that Spanish Flu and its extraordinary death rate amongst young people was actually a viral pandemic rather than an iatrogenic accident, it is incumbent upon us to understand what is known of the event, and understand as well the many unanswered questions that still exist a hundred or so years later. I suggest reading the whole article as it throws some light on modern pandemic planning, and the assumed narrative of the ‘killer virus’ that is behind the great 2020 plandemic.

Covid-19 may well be new, and may well be the result of careless handling of bio-warfare pathogens, but its effects were minimal except amongst those compromised by age and chronic disease. It was no worse than the ‘Asian flu’ of 1957 that I can just about remember (extra school holidays).

What is new about Corona was the fanning of the flames of fear by highly paid and connected public servants and the ultra-rich, probably for their own benefit but basted with a liberal virtue-signal of supposed philanthropy. Is Fauci a hero or a cheat?

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A Mosque Too Far

Back in January there was a big fanfare over the “anti-extremism charter” that French President Emmanuel Macron was asking all Muslim associations in France to sign. The charter was devised at Mr. Macron’s request by the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM), which acts as the umbrella organization for all Muslims in France.

However, not all Islamic groups were willing to sign the infidel pact (see this article for more on the controversy). One of the dissenting organizations was Millî Görüs, the “Islamist” Turkish federation.

The expansion of the Eyyub Sultan Mosque in Strasbourg has caused controversy because it is managed by Millî Görüs, and was recently offered a €2.5 million grant by the Green mayor of Strasbourg to help with the construction.

Below is a segment from a French talk show about the Strasbourg mosque. Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Thanks also to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Le Figaro:

Strasbourg mosque: EELV is lodging a complaint of defamation against Darmanin and Schiappa

A standoff pits ministers against the Green mayor of Strasbourg after the vote on Monday by the municipal council on the “principle of a subsidy” of €2.5 million earmarked for the construction site of the Eyyub Sultan Mosque.

March 27, 2021

Photo caption: The Grand Mosque of Strasbourg under construction

Europe Ecology Greens [Europe Écologie Les Verts, EELV] announced Saturday its intention to bring a complaint for defamation against ministers Marlene Schiappa [Citizenship] and Gérald Darmanin [Interior], who oppose the Green Party mayor of Strasbourg concerning a possible subsidy for the construction of a mosque.

“In accord with the executive bureau and Jeanne Barseghian, the mayor of Strasbourg, EELV will lodge a complaint for defamation against Marlene Schiappa and Gérald Darmanin,” declared Julien Bayou, national secretary of EELV, in a statement to the federal council, of which Agence France Presse has obtained a copy. “We have taken the decision yesterday (Friday) evening and the complaint will be lodged during the course of next week,” stated the head of the Greens.

“Gérald Darmanin, the ‘minister of school lunches’, has accused the majority EELV, led by Jeanne Barseghian, of financing foreign interference on French soil. Its delegated minister, for his part, stated that EELV made a pact with ‘radical Islam’. The issue: The adoption on Monday of a subsidy for the construction of a mosque,” declared the national secretary.

According to Jean Bayou, “We have a government and its minister of Interior and Religions who lie. He never alerted the mayor of the danger that the association carrying out the project represents. For us, it is clear: If this association is dangerous, let him close it. That the ministers use and abuse the means of public power to smear their political adversaries for purely electoral reasons and/or to create a diversion and try to divert attention from their failures and their shortcomings, we cannot accept that,” noted Julien Bayou. “That the ministers, rather than do their duties, prefer to play ‘community manager’ or hired gun for Macron is unacceptable!” he added.

A standoff pits Gérald Darmanin against the Green mayor of Strasbourg, after the vote Monday by the municipal council on “the principle of a subsidy” of 2.5 million euros for the construction of the Eyyub Sultan Mosque, being carried out by a Turkish association, the Islamic Confederation Millî Görüs (CIMG). “We feel that this collective (the Town Hall of Strasbourg) should not have financed foreign interference on our soil,” the minister of the interior said Wednesday.

Video transcript:

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A Potpourri of Vax News

Below are three articles about the “vaccines” against the Wuhan Coronavirus, two about adverse effects and one about the testing of such vaccines on children. All three articles were translated by Hellequin GB.

First, a story from Bavaria about the effects of the AstraZeneca medical procedure:

Bavaria: 55-year-old nurse dies after AstraZeneca vaccination

A 55-year-old nurse from the Allgäu has suffered a brain thrombosis after being vaccinated with AstraZeneca and died. As the Augsburger Allgemeine reports, the 55-year-old nurse who worked in the Immenstadt clinic received the first vaccination against Corona on March 3. As a result, after seven to eight days “symptoms have appeared.”

The woman came to the emergency room at the Immenstadt clinic with a headache. From March 19 she was treated as an inpatient at the hospital and transferred to Kempten one day later. There the 55-year-old apparently died of a brain thrombosis on Saturday. According to internal findings, it is considered “very likely” that her death is related to the vaccination.

Next, two deaths in Norway, also from the AstraZeneca treatment:

After AstraZeneca vaccination: Two more deaths in Norway

The Norwegian Medicines Agency Legemiddelverket announced on Sunday that two more deaths had been reported after a Corona vaccination with AstraZeneca. The communication also states that a connection with the administration of the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company’s vaccine cannot be ruled out.

A total of five patients with blood clots, bleeding and low platelet counts were admitted to the Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo. Two of the people have now died. One additional person died last week. All patients had been vaccinated beforehand with AstraZeneca.

According to a report in the Norwegian daily Dagbladet, the patients include both men and women, and all of them are younger than 55 years.

The press release from the Norwegian Medicines Agency states that the side effects with blood clots, bleeding and low platelet counts have not yet been observed after administration of other Corona vaccines used in Norway. Source: RT German

Finally, from Epoch Times, a report on the testing of the Pfizer medical treatment on children, some as young as infants:

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A Potpourri of Cultural Enrichment

The cultural enrichment news didn’t abate just because I went on vacation for two days. Below are translations of six recent German-language migration-related news articles.

First, from PolitikStube, a culture-enriching rape in Munich, translated by Hellequin GB:

Munich Luitpoldpark: Arab-looking man raped 57-year-old

On Sunday, March 14, 2021, around 7:40pm, a 57-year-old from Munich was walking in Luitpoldpark. In her testimony she said that she was jostled, grabbed and dragged to the ground by an unknown perpetrator. Although she tried to defend herself against the stranger’s actions, he pulled her pants and underpants down and performed sexual acts on her. The 57-year-old drew attention to herself with calls for help and so the unknown perpetrator abandoned further plans when a passerby approached. The unknown perpetrator was able to flee in an unknown direction. Search measures for the unknown perpetrator were negative. The 57-year-old was slightly injured on her hands and knees.

The unknown perpetrator can be described as follows: Male, 170cm-175cm [5’9”] tall, 20-30 years of age, Arab appearance, black-brown eyes, slim, black, strong, straight hair, parted on the sides, sideburns, big nose; dressed in a dark or black jacket, silver-colored zippers, dark or black jeans Has anyone witnessed anything in the Luitpoldpark during the specified period that could be related to this incident? People who can provide relevant information are asked to contact the Munich Police Headquarters, Kommissariat 15, Tel. 089 / 2910-0, or any other police station.

From unzensuriert.at, the celebration of the Persian New Year in Austria, followed by riots. Many thanks to Gary Fouse for the translation:

Insanity is becoming normal. Migrants celebrated with a campfire in the middle of Stephansplatz, directly in front of the Cathedral, and danced for hours without [Interior Minister Karl] Nehammer’s “Corona hunters” intervening.

“Persian New Year”: Migrants light bonfire undisturbed in the middle of Stephansplatz.

On Sunday, hundreds of migrants celebrated the Persian spring festival on the Stephansplatz of Vienna. At the end of the event, there were riots.

Immigrants provoke with a celebration in front of St. Stephen’s Cathedral

In the night between March 20 and 21, for more than 3,000 years in several Oriental lands, the day and night “Nouruz” marking the beginning of spring has been celebrated. In Austria, up until now, there has been no public Persian New Year’s celebration. That changed, however, last Sunday. The migrants are becoming more and more self-confident and drove from the urban districts into the center of the city, so that the rest of the local population could participate in their activities.

Police do not intervene in spite of Corona violations and campfire

On the same evening, numerous videos were spread on different social media platforms, in which loud shouts, music, and scenes of violence could be viewed. The migrants danced in close embrace and often without masks, and lit a fire in the middle of Stephansplatz. The police at no time intervened. Where were the strict distance-monitors and mask enforcers, where there were thousands of reports for exactly the same offense?

Omnipresent was the flag with the emblem of the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and a portrait of its founder, Abdullah Öczalan, sentenced to life in prison. Once more, Vienna is a venue for foreign differences.

Turks against Kurds: Celebration escalates into fighting

No wonder that after a while passersby, presumably of Turkish origin, began to disturb the reported “demonstration”. According to witnesses, homophobic statements were made, as the “tweet” of an activist who was present shows below. The Revolution eats its own children.

Rise up 4 Rojava Wien tweet:

Toward the end of the Newroz celebration, there were attacks against LGBTQ comrades. They were carrying a rainbow flag and were thus subjected to homophobic insults and were physically attacked.

We stand against heterosexist attacks and express our solidarity to those affected.

Nehammer’s police, however, were satisfied with how the evening went.

Police statement:

“The demonstration was basically peaceful. At the end of the gathering, there was just a short disruption. This. however, could be rapidly pacified without further incident by the intervention of police. After the end of the demonstration, a man attacked a police officer in the course of his duties and was provisionally arrested on suspicion of attempted resisting of the police.”

This article from PolitikStube concerning the notorious Sea-Watch 3 was translated by Hellequin GB:

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A Potpourri of Coronamadness

By taking a leave of absence from Schloss Bodissey for two days, I allowed a massive backup of translations to accumulate in my inbox. To expedite posting them, I’ll collect related items on each topic into several large posts.

The six articles below, all translated by Hellequin GB, concern various aspects of the ongoing Wuhan Coronavirus crisis.

First, in this op-ed from PolitikStube, Alice Weidel of the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany) takes issue with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s edict banning commerce and social activities over the Easter holiday:

Alice Weidel: Merkel takes an entire country hostage!

Anyone who believed that the federal government had long since exhausted its repertoire of arbitrary measures will now be taught better: From April 1 to April 5, i.e. before Easter and over the holidays, a complete lockdown will be decreed.

Traveling to see relatives?

Prohibited.

Enjoy the sun in the beer garden?

Forbidden.

But the arbitrariness and nonsense of the measures can be seen above all in the fact that the food retail sector has to be closed on April 1st, i.e. before Good Friday. Above all this proves the heedlessness of the resolutions. Because the reduction to opening on only three days during Easter week means a significantly higher rush in retail. Customers will either be crowded in the shops or find long queues. The risk of infection is not reduced, but artificially increased.

Unfortunately, these and other resolutions are not an April Fool’s joke, but the bitter seriousness of the Chancellor. Although yesterday the Higher Administrative Court in North Rhine-Westphalia overturned the restrictions, especially for the retail trade, another breach of the law will be committed. The measure is now finally full; the complete restriction of freedom is no longer reasonable for the citizens. Yes to the protection of risk groups, no to ongoing hostage detention by the Corona cabinet!

Mrs. Merkel was forced by intense opposition to withdraw her edict about Easter. From PolitikStube:

Criticism even in the left mainstream: Merkel rescinds Corona resolutions on Easter break

After massive criticism, Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) decided to stop the federal-state decision on the so-called Easter break. Merkel announced this on Wednesday in a hastily convened switch with the prime ministers of the federal states, as the German press agency learned from several participants.

After massive criticism of the Easter resolutions of the Federal States Roundtable at the beginning of the week, Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) again briefly consulted with the Prime Ministers of the States.

The German Press Agency learned on Wednesday in Berlin that there will be a call between the Chancellor and the heads of government at 11.00 a.m. It is expected to be about dealing with the ongoing criticism. Above all, displeasure was sparked by the fact that after the hours of Corona consultations on Tuesday night, the implementation of central resolutions was still open.

The government survey with the Chancellor planned in the Bundestag for 1 p.m. will therefore reportedly take place as planned. From sources in the federal states it was said that the new deliberations might involve the template planned by the Federal Ministry of the Interior to implement the resolutions of the Minister-Presidents’ meeting with the Chancellor from early Tuesday morning. According to DPA [German Press Agency] information, the model ordinance is to be sent to the federal states in the afternoon after a vote within the federal government.

An editorial from PolitikStube:

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Inverting and Subverting the Woke Paradigm

Most readers will remember the “It’s OK to be White” poster campaign that has popped up from time to time around the country over the last few years. It was (and is) a brilliant move by subversive guerillas in the information war. They troll the Social Justice Warriors with an innocuous slogan that causes consternation and outrage, provokes billions of bytes’ worth of angry posts on social media, and ties up law enforcement resources as police are ordered to investigate the posters as “hate crimes”.

And those racial theatrics produce a clarifying moment for the culture at large. All the outrage and vitriol and legal actions demonstrate in a most emphatic manner that it is not OK to be white. That my whiteness — an inherent characteristic that I am unable to change — makes me a doubleplus ungood creature who cannot redeem himself, no matter how much he apologizes and debases himself and grovels at the feet of the Brown Ascendancy.

Any white person who hasn’t already drunk the Critical Race Theory kool-aid must surely have noticed by now that there is nothing he can do to appease the Woke brigades. Extermination is the only solution to the problem of “whiteness”.

The technique employed in the “It’s OK to be White” posters might be termed an inversion. It takes a common trope from the dominant culture and turns it around to create an unexpected message. And the genius of this particular idea is that it makes the message as inoffensive as possible. It’s not “White is Beautiful” or anything of that nature, which would have been an exact inversion. Instead it is mild and reasonable, which means that the inevitable hysterical response highlights the deranged animosity motivating the shrill harpies who dominate public discourse.

I was thinking about all this while I was travelling last week, and it occurred to me that we need more inversions of the Woke paradigm. Mild, harmless images and words guaranteed to make the SJWs apoplectic. The billboard at the top of this post is an example of what I mean — a kind, friendly, attractive black person who has white people as friends. What could be more racist and hateful than that?

If we were to put up a real billboard with the message, we obviously couldn’t use that particular photo of Tyler Perry, who is apparently a famous and very rich actor. I seriously doubt he would allow himself to be featured in any “white supremacist” propaganda. But surely there must be some non-Woke black people who would get the point and enjoy the joke. Walter Williams comes to mind, but he is, alas, no longer with us.

Just think what the reaction would be if billboards like that began popping up here and there in American cities. Mind you, it might be difficult to actually get any of them up. Even if a billboard company were inattentive enough to allow the message to appear, the local franchise of Woke Central would immediately call down the wrath of the police, the mayor, the city council, state legislators, and possibly the U.S. Congress against the WAYCIST who bought and paid for the space.

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Covid and the Great Reset — Together Creating Fear… and Resistance

The UK, like most of the Western world, is still under lockdown. Our English correspondent Seneca III sends his observations on the current COVID dystopia in his homeland.

Covid and the Great Reset — Together Creating Fear… and Resistance

by Seneca III

A global anti-lockdown and anti-mask resistance movement is evolving. On Saturday 20/3/2021 in the UK, Australia, Holland, Belgium, France, Austria, Germany, Japan, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Canada, Serbia, Croatia, Ukraine and many other locations[1] people were marching and peacefully demonstrating that they have had enough of the misguided, inept and draconian government responses to the SARS-CoV-2 viral epidemic.

Unfortunately, on Sunday the 21st another protest in no way connected with the marchers took place in Bristol, UK, (and again on Monday). They bore no resemblance to those on Saturday. It was the usual Rent-a-Mob event and when the police attempted to close it down riot, property destruction and the torching of police vehicles was the mob’s Pavlovian response. On Sunday twenty police officers were injured in the process, some seriously… it reminded me more of Portland, Oregon, than the pleasant English mercantile city I had known before its transition into a Marxist-Socialist satrapy and subsequent destabilising enrichment.

Video recordings of the worldwide events on Saturday, including in London, show no signs of aggression or vandalism and the police who accompanied them were simply controlling traffic and escorting the marchers safely. My greatest fear is that more events such as that in Bristol will be misinterpreted and conflated with those genuine, peaceful marchers, thus diluting the support of otherwise sympathetic non-participants and encouraging governments to continue their oppression.

It must be widely understood that the Bristol rabble were a different animal. Some of them appeared to be yet more criminal thugs from the BLM and XR stable. No doubt the anarchists of ANTIFA were out in force as well in pursuit of their objective, which is to create a state of chaos which they can then exploit at their leisure. It also appears that this scabrous crew were reinforced by contingents drawn from the underbelly of our society, a collection of cretinous lowlifes addicted to the adrenaline rush of free-range gratuitous violence, arson and momentary fame in some social media sinkhole.

Indeed, many of these moral and intellectual dwarfs should rightly be categorized as ‘Enemies of the State’ and closed down completely by the Powers That Be, not as a species with protected characteristics to be kneeled before and indulged in whatever mayhem they choose to inflict upon us.

By comparison, those who marched on Saturday constituted the genuine, law-abiding core of the resistance. They were perfectly normal people who are tired of the hysterical antics of their respective governments and just want to get on with their lives. They are seeking respite from the debilitating psychological byproducts of enforced lockdowns and the progressive physical and mental carnage affecting all age groups, particularly this current generation of young people who are still in the process of maturing and who could suffer long-term damage from prolonged low-level hypoxic oxygen deprivation caused by masking.

The desire of these people to live their lives free from the draconian edicts of their inept and often corrupted ruling classes, who appear attracted by the thought of some lucrative position in a ‘New World Order’, is purely intuitive in many cases, because the participants either don’t know of or fail to fully comprehend the horrors awaiting them in the Great Reset/New World Order project now being quietly implemented around them with the fortuitous assistance of an escaped bio-warfare agent.

Meanwhile, as the pressure mounts the British government seems not to understand that the power of an oppressed people can be a terrible thing when a significant percentage of the polis unites, breaks out of the trap with a single purpose and seeks relief from the excessive legislative and executive actions levelled by privileged power groups and their beneficiaries who are intent upon destroying the fundamental health, freedoms and futures of the citizenry. Those who marched on Saturday understand that their children are the ones who will have to pay the bills for this debacle and probably will have to fight for their ethnic survival as well if things are not corrected soon. That is a terrible burden to lay on future generations.

Political power addicts always tend to become over-endowed with false images of their own exceptionalism and privilege, and these misconceptions must be reined in from time to time by force if necessary. The reality is that hidden behind their faux public personas, their earnest entreaties whereby they demand of us and impose upon us things that we are told we must accept for our own good are a means to their ends, not ours.

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The Coming Climate Lockdowns

A reduction in hydrocarbon emissions has been one of the side effects of the COVID lockdowns. This fact has not gone unnoticed by “climate change” activists, who would like the pandemic lockdowns to morph into climate lockdowns — permanently.

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

Air instead of quality of life: The Admonishers Club DUH is happy about the lockdown standstill

What began with viruses and aerosols is eagerly taken up by environmental activists and climate-protection enthusiasts who are keen on regulation, in order to make everything that is natural and livable in the future too lousy, to give us a guilty conscience and make us understand the sheer existence of humans as a malfunction: The Admonishers Club “German Environmental Aid Association” (DUH) would like to continue the lockdown forever — because after its end air pollution will increase again.

Jürgen Resch, managing director of the dubious lobbying organization with a clearly anti-auto industry and therefore anti-key economy agenda, complained on Saturday in the Rheinische Post that nitrogen dioxide pollution especially in the cities will rise again after the lockdown: “ We fear that pollution with nitrogen dioxide, the diesel exhaust poison, will increase significantly again when people are once again more mobile at the end of the lockdown, but try to avoid buses and trains and get into the car instead.” That is why the cities now have to “set the framework conditions right” and, within a few weeks, significantly expand and improve the cycling infrastructure so that people “at the beginning of spring use the bicycle instead of the car.”

These are definitely the problems that are currently bothering Germany and its municipalities. Unused, crumbling inner cities, hundreds of thousands of imminent bankruptcies, business closings, millions of people who already no longer know how to make ends meet in the future — but so-called “environmental officials” take possible air pollution, in a country that already has strictest exhaust and pollutant emission standards in the world, as a pretext to abuse people with new rules of conduct and nuisance.

More cycle paths and driving bans in dead city centers

And just as the pandemic-obsessed argue vis-à-vis Corona, who reduce our entire existence and the responsibility of politics exclusively to a selective protection of life from certain viruses (and hide all collateral damage caused by it), for Resch every end justifies the means even in lockdown: what always helps “air quality” has to be good. Looking at a pollutant report presented on Friday by the North Rhine-Westphalian Environment Minister Ursula Heinen-Esser (CDU), Resch cheered the “quality increase”: “However, the effect of the Corona pandemic was much stronger than assumed by the state government.” At the same time, Resch sees the improved air quality as a success of his DUH lawsuits, which gave Germans a series of driving bans: “It is gratifying to see that our complaints about clean air are finally having an effect.”

Somebody like the DUH functionary would probably prefer eternal standstill in the cities, a return to the emission values of the Roman Empire. Clean air, but no more life? In some skulls, ideological obstinacy has already gone that far. Another case of “Operation successful, patient dead”… this once again parallels the lockdown. (DM)

Mask Report From the Hinterland

I had to travel a long way through the Virginia countryside to get to the city where I went to visit with friends and relatives. The area between here and there is not as rural as my home patch, but it’s still in the heart of Good Ol’ Boy Land.

I stopped for gas in a little hamlet about two-thirds of the way to my destination. When I went inside the country store to visit the restroom, I immediately noticed that I needn’t have been anxious about masks — at least half the people in the place weren’t wearing them. Dr. Fauci must be losing his mojo, at least in the hinterland.

The medium-sized city where I spent two nights was another matter. It didn’t seem to have passed a city ordinance mandating masks, the way Charlottesville has. Nevertheless, every business had posted a sign on the door saying that they were following the ukase of Governor Coonman, and would not admit any maskless customers.

As a result I stayed out of most of the businesses. A lot of people on the sidewalks (including me) weren’t wearing their muzzles, so it’s not as bad as Charlottesville, where everybody dons the corona hijab, indoors or out. And where you can get screamed at for not wearing one in some areas.

From time to time I think maybe the mask mania is finally starting to wane. But that’s probably just wishful thinking on my part. COVID is here to stay.

The Great Replacement is Right on Schedule

Hellequin GB has translated three articles from PolitikStube about the migrant influx into Europe. The first two concern the activities of one of the “migrant-rescue” vessels, Ocean Viking.

The first article describes the unusual circumstance of a people-trafficker who asked to be returned to Libya:

Ocean Viking collects 10 people — a “rescued (smuggler)” wants to return to Libya

The Ocean Viking is cruising again in the search and pick-up zone off the Libyan coast, and found what it was looking for yesterday. According to SOS Méditerranée GER on Twitter, ten people (including two women, three children and a newborn baby) were pulled from a boat 36 nautical miles off the Libyan coast; the action was allegedly coordinated by the local Libyan coast guard, which had requested the support.

A normal “rescue mission”, apart from the cooperation with the Libyan coast guard; what is new, however, is that a “rescued person” wants to be brought back to Libya, so it says in the message from SOS Méditerranée GER on Twitter:

“During the rescue operation, one of the castaways on board the boat expressed the wish to return to Libya. Our crew provided a life jacket for safety and the person was taken on board the patrol boat by the Libyan coast guard.”

“Shipwrecked”, a gallant paraphrase for the smuggler or human trafficker. You just have to come up with stories after the NGO “Save the Children” have already been charged with working with smugglers and German “sea rescuers” with smuggling in Italy.

And the fiberglass boat was probably not directly in “distress”, either; the boat did not take in any water and was in perfect buoyancy.

Alas! High winds came in, so the Ocean Viking was only able to “rescue” 116 migrants and bring them to Italy:

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The Camp of the Sane and The Camp of the Saints — A Book Review

Long-time readers will remember Max Denken, who contributed a number of essays here several years ago. Mr. Denken retired from the scene to write books about our civilizational crisis. Fjordman has kindly reviewed the first one for Gates of Vienna readers.

The Camp of the Sane and The Camp of the Saints — A Book Review

by Fjordman

It is not every day that you come across a book dedicated to the continued survival of an entire civilization. Yet the author Max Denken has written just such a text. He has previously written under the pen name Takuan Seiyo for dissident online publications such as Gates of Vienna, The Brussels Journal, The New English Review, Quarterly Review, Takimag and others. His well-written and carefully researched book about the future of European civilization is called The Camp of the Sane and The Camp of the Saints: Poland and the erosion of Western sanity, 2015—2020.

The title is a reference to The Camp of the Saints (“Le Camp des Saints”), a novel from 1973 by the French author Jean Raspail. It predicted a Third World mass invasion of Europe, causing the downfall of Western civilization. This process was compressed in time so that what might take fifty years in real life took fifty days in the book. In addition, the bulk of illegal immigrants in the novel came from India. Today, while immigration to Europe comes from every corner of the planet, much of it comes from the Islamic world and Africa.

Apart from that, the novel was remarkably prescient in describing the dysfunctional mindset of the modern Western world. We have become so wedded to unsustainable humanitarian ideals that we are mentally incapable of defending our national existence. When faced with millions of people coming from the global South, we simply raise a white flag and say that they are welcome to colonize our countries. At least, that is what our leaders and mass media do. The EU and Pope Francis react to illegal mass migration in the Mediterranean in almost exactly the manner described in Raspail’s book decades earlier. Europe risks committing suicide because of abstract humanitarian ideals and a Globalist ideology of open borders.

Jean Raspail died in June 2020, shortly before he would have turned 95. He lived to see his native France and other Western countries being partly overrun by migrants. Max Denken completed The Camp of the Sane in the summer of 2020, just as the author of The Camp of the Saints died. Western cities were then engulfed in Black Lives Matter protests, attacks on statues and European monuments and sometimes violent riots. Western mass media presented U.S. President Trump as an extremely evil man, as they had been doing continuously for five years. Some Western media said more positive things about the Communist dictator Fidel Castro when he died in November 2016 than they said about Donald Trump when he won free elections that some month.

Max Denken has Polish ancestry, has lived in California for many years and worked in other parts of the world. He considers the entire Western world to be deeply sick and heading for some form of collapse. This applies to North America as well as Western Europe. Against this crumbling Camp of the Saints, Denken pits what he terms The Camp of the Sane. Roughly speaking, this encompasses much of the eastern half of Europe, or at least the eastern quarter. Ironically, these are countries that were squeezed and bloodied between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during the Second World War and endured generations of repressive Communist rule during the Cold War. Perhaps their recent historical experiences have provided these nations with a stronger resistance against ideological indoctrination.

Western Europe still has some brave political leaders such as Geert Wilders, Marine Le Pen and Matteo Salvini, but they may have emerged too late to save their countries from collapse. The Western world and what remains of its civilization are in freefall. Denken does not rule out the possibility that something sensible can be created in North America out of the disunited Multicultural mess that is present-day USA and Canada. However, he believes that the best future prospects for European civilization lie in Central and Eastern Europe.

The countries of Central and Eastern Europe no doubt believed that they had joined a sensible project for European cooperation and joint prosperity when they joined the EU. Some of them have come to realize that the increasingly repressive EU now resembles a cultural suicide pact. Money from the EU may seem tempting to nations that were left impoverished after decades of Communist rule. Yet these are silver coins laced with ideological poison. For 1400 years, the forces of Islam have been the collective enemy of the peoples of Europe. Now, the EU wants to force formerly independent European countries to take in Muslim immigrants.

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Jesus, Mohammed — Same Thing

The dhimmitude of Swedish Christians — who are in any case not very numerous — seems to be getting worse. Now they can hasten their conversion to Islam by accepting Mohammed as their very own Christian prophet, according to a leading theologian.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Fria Tider:

Swedish Church leader: Christians can have Mohammed as prophet

March 20, 2021

[Photo caption below: Jakob Wirén is a theologian in the Swedish Church and is on the archbishop’s staff.]

DIVERSITY. Can Islam’s foremost prophet, Mohammed, also be a prophet for Christians? Yes, believes Jakob Wirén, who is one of the Swedish Church’s foremost theologians.

That is in a newly-published book entitled, “To make a place for the other?”, in which Wirén devotes a chapter to Mohammed and the role he can have for Christian people. Wirén is a theologian and is on the archbishop’s staff in the Swedish Church.

Wirén claims that Christians may well also consider Mohammed as a prophet for Christians, if not only because he was a “defender of monotheism.”

“As for the concept of prophet, it is quite open. There are prophets and prophesies even after Jesus’ resurrection, not the least of which in the New Testament,” he tells the Christian newspaper, Dagen.

Wirén believes that Christians can think of Mohammed as a Christian prophet out of “respect” for Muslims. In a follow-up debate article, he regrets that so many Christians reject Mohammed and that “the public conversation on Islam is often poisoned by extremism and hate.”

However, claiming that Mohammed can be considered as a Christian prophet meets with opposition from, among others, Dagen’s lead writer, Frederik Wenell. “The idea that Mohammed can also be a prophet in Christian tradition goes both against Christian and against Muslim tradition,” he writes among other things.

I’ll Take You Home Again, Vaccine

As reported here previously, the AstraZeneca “vaccine” (yes, I know it’s an experimental gene therapy) has earned a bad rep in Europe. However, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have now certified the AstraZeneca jab as safe, so Italy has done a 180 and is going great guns to vaccinate people with it. Presumably the rest of the EU will follow suit.

The three articles below (all translated by Hellequin GB) indicate that not all patients got the memo, unfortunately.

First, from PolitikStube:

Bavaria: 37-year-old dies after AstraZeneca vaccination

A 37-year-old from the Straubing area died last Friday. The woman had already been vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine.

As the Passauer Neue Press e (PNP) reports, it has not yet been medically clarified whether there is a connection between the vaccination and the death of the 37-year-old. The woman’s sister is convinced of a connection and is now demanding clarification.

The sister of the 37-year-old told the Straubinger Tagblatt (Wednesday edition, article behind paywall): “I think the vaccination was the trigger.” The woman had had no previous illnesses and subsequently complained of fever, headache and chills after the vaccination. It is currently not known how much time passed between the woman’s vaccination and her death.

Source: Merkur.de

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