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.

Do you Love to Hate?

Our Israeli correspondent MC sends this essay on the dire excesses of contemporary public policy, including the “vaccine” situation in Israel, which suffers from one of the worst cases of the Coronamadness.

Do you Love to Hate?

by MC

Any private view that deviates from the approved ‘liberal’ meme is now labelled as hate. I hate Islam, for example; I do, I do.

They send these missiles over and they explode near me and my family, but although the firing of missiles at civilians is a war crime, it is an acceptable war crime because Islam is a religion of peace and lurve. Isn’t it?

I have to say it is because to point to the world-domination aspects of Islam is ‘Islamophobia’ and Islamophobia is a ‘hate’ crime.

In 1941, in operation Barbarossa, the Nazi armies swept across the Russian Steppes, raping, looting and burning as they went. Liberals (modern day Nazis) would have those peasants whose livelihood had just gone up in flames smile and accept their fate for the greater good. A freezing winter of starvation and death is not an excuse for ‘hate crimes’; to be a hate crime, the action must fall into a violation with very narrowly defined victim and perpetrator groups.

To criticize Islam is a hate crime, full stop. To criticize Judaism is less black and white. To criticize and demean Israel, the only Jewish State, is to be encouraged.

If you come to Israel you will find that the majority of people are of Mediterranean appearance, with very dark Ethiopians, and very light Russians, but to liberals Israel, and all Jews, are white supremacists, no matter what their skin colour. Since most Jews in the USA are Ashkenazi Jews of European extraction, then Jews in Israel must therefore be ‘white’ and ‘supremacist’ (living in the ‘holy land’ as ‘occupiers’ claiming to be the ‘chosen race’, regardless of their origins).

Everybody knows that God in his wheelchair, just before he died, anointed all liberals to carry on his works of lurve, compassion and coercion. After all, it is ‘right’ and ‘just’ to make people conform for the benefit of all of us. Forcible conversion is a major part of the socialist creed.

For a Liberal, there are two ways of doing things; the Liberal way and the wrong way. To do things the wrong way violates Liberal principle and is thus implied criticism; a hate crime because ‘liberalism’ is one of the defined victim/perpetrator groups.

We no longer debate issues; we just manoeuvre our opponents into the treacherous quicksand of mudslinging. Any dialogue can be reduced to a monologue by just a few well-placed liberal epithets invoking ‘racist’, Nazi, Fascist, hate and conspiracy theory.

Recently we have seen quite a few so called ‘conspiracy theories’ prove to be accurate. When somebody puts two and two together and gets four, when they were supposed to get five, if we then yell “CONSPIRACY THEORY” for all we are worth we can make it all go away.

The so-called conspiracy theory was once the domain of the loony left, but has morphed over the last few decades into a weapon to suppress logical speculations. Here is some logical speculation:

  • China released the COVID-19 virus at the Armed Forces Games in Wuhan in October 2019.
  • Releasing a dangerous bioweapon of mass destruction is justification for war.
  • In December 2019 General Milley was worried that President Trump might declare war on China, so he took steps to acquire the power of the Commander-in-Chief for himself.
  • Milley tells his counterpart in China that he will give them a heads-up if the POTUS decides that China has committed an act of war.

If we put these points together we can logically draw the following conclusions:

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Lion or Gazelle?

The aristocrats of the ecology movement are the predators, while ordinary people like you and me are the prey. In order to Save the Planet, we will be culled the same way a pride of lions culls a herd of gazelles.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from the German site Recentr.com:

The elite 1001 club behind the eco-agenda

Prince Bernhard [of the Netherlands] created “The 1001: A Nature Trust” together with Prince Philip to finance the activities of the WWF [World Wildlife Foundation]. On board was Anton Rupert, an African tobacco billionaire of Dutch descent who was involved in the secret society “Afrikaner Broederbond”, which controlled South Africa and which had implemented apartheid.[16]

For a long time, public information about 1001 was almost completely unavailable, and all that was learned was that handpicked members had to pay a membership fee of $10,000.

Similar to the Bilderberg Group, the principle of confidentiality applies, and you can at least learn from a leaked internal report that the 1001 Club holds regular meetings in Windsor Castle, at the residence of the Spanish royal family, and in distant places like Nepal.

According to leaked membership lists, the 1001 Club includes people such as:

Maurice Strong: Member of the Privy Council in Canada (British Commonwealth), Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada.

In the early 1970s he was Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment before becoming the first Director General of the United Nations Environment Program in 1972.

He is considered the inspiration for former US Vice President Al Gore, who released the eco-propaganda film An Inconvenient Truth.

Sir Max Aitken: Politician and Chairman of Beaverbrook Newspapers Ltd. His father was Max Aitken, First Lord Beaverbrook, member of the Privy Council, owner of the extremely influential Daily Express newspaper and sometime Minister of Information. His friend Winston Churchill made Max the Senior Minister for Aircraft Production during World War II.

Sir Eric Drake: Chairman of British Petroleum (BP)

Baron Conrad Black: He owns major newspapers and companies and has been involved in many scandals. At times he was on the Privy Council of Canada. His friend, US President Donald Trump, pardoned him in 2019.

King Juan Carlos of Spain: Juan Carlos, who came from the house of the Bourbons, is a member of the powerful eco-organization the Club of Rome.

He is the eldest son of Juan de Borbón y Battenberg, whose mother was Victoria Eugénie von Battenberg, from the Welfen lines Hessen-Darmstadt as well as Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (the same lines as Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth).

Henry Ford II: From the highly controversial family of automakers. The Ford group goes back to the scientific network of the Royal Society or the Guelph nobility (see chapter in this book about the auto industry). His grandfather Henry Ford was one of the leading anti-Semites, supported the NSDAP and provided both the Nazis and the Soviets with technology that was essential to the war effort.

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The COVID Favelas of the New World Order

The shape of things to come is now becoming visible, as exemplified by the public apartheid imposed upon the unvaxed in the Hungarian city of Kaposvár.

Many thanks to László for translating this brief article from the online magazine Magyarjelen.hu:

Protective measures against the virus with barriers in Kaposvár (photos)

In Kaposvár, barriers were used to separate the vaccinated from the unvaccinated at an event in the main square. The result was of course that many of the vaccinated people preferred to stay outside with the unvaccinated, so the organisers could not avoid mixing. The pictures speak for themselves.

See the original article for more photos.

As I write this, President Joe Biden is poised to address the American public about his “six-pronged plan” to fight the Coronadoom through vax mandates and other measures. He is expected to announce a “vaccine” mandate for all federal workers and contractors. That’s a tougher policy than the one he announced in July, which was a vax or test-and-mask requirement for federal workers.

Back then he had harsh words for the vaccine-resistant:

Biden, seemingly fed up with persistent vaccine resistance among many Americans, delivered a sharp rebuke to those who have yet to get shots, saying “they get sick and fill up our hospitals,” taking beds away from others who need them.

“If in fact you are unvaccinated, you present a problem to yourself, to your family and those with whom you work,” he said bluntly.”

At the same time, he expressed sympathy for people who have received their shots and are “frustrated with the consequences of the minority that fail to get vaccinated.”

The “vaccine” serves to divide people into two distinct groups: those who obey authority, and those who do not.

The groups are self-selected.

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The Narrative is Crumbling

The video below is an excellent compilation of various Corona- and vax-related clips. I’ve already watched most of the videos excerpted here, but it’s chilling to see them all together like this. Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

The video was produced by the sponsors of today’s Nationwide Rally for Freedom in Adelaide. I didn’t learn about the event until late last night, right about the time it was getting underway, so I couldn’t publicize it ahead of time.

It’s the wee hours of Sunday morning now in Adelaide. I haven’t heard any news yet about how it went. Our Aussie readers are invited to check in here when they wake up and leave reports and links to the day’s events in the comments.

Acquiescing to Fascism

A YouTube commenter who goes by the name “ExposedTyranny” made this remark earlier today:

Fascists do not impose fascism; there’s not enough of them. Fascism is imposed by the population acquiescing to fascism, and if that stops, it’s over.

The comment was prompted by the following video of a statement by Dan Andrews, the Premier of the Australian state of Victoria, in which he announced a new rule that forbids pub patrons from removing their masks to drink their beer — when they’re outdoors:

Mr. Andrews also announced that most ordinary outdoor activities are now also forbidden (see this Sky News report for details). And, as I understand it, all this in being done into response to a negligible incidence of cases of the Wuhan Coronavirus. I don’t know how many iterations of the PCR test they use in Australia, but their number of “cases” is minuscule.

When discussed in these terms, the issue is Mr. Andrews’ judgment, or that of the health officials who advise him. That is, if the number of cases were greater, or his diktats less draconian, it might be possible to accept his rules as reasonable.

That’s not the real issue, however. The real issue is that the elected premier of an Australian state has arrogated unto himself the authority to make these decisions. And he is only able to do so because the vast majority of the population has acquiesced to his dictatorship.

Victoria has a population of roughly 6.4 million people. What would happen to Mr. Andrews’ Corona regime if, say, 20% of those people — more than a million of them — simply refused to comply? What if they went about their business normally, engaging in their routine activities, without masking or distancing or any of the other absurd fetishes of the Coronamadness?

And what if a mere 5% of the population — half a million people — were to march angrily to Parliament House in Melbourne and bellow their dissatisfaction outside the windows of their elected representatives? Or what if the same crowd were to gather outside the entrance to the premier’s private residence and shake their fists at him while rattling the wrought-iron gate?

Under those circumstances Mr. Andrews might well decide that the threat of the Chinese virus had receded, and suspend all his totalitarian rules.

But that’s not going to happen. Two years ago I would have thought it impossible that such a doughty breed could ever submit meekly to dictatorship, but that’s what seems to be happening in Australia.

Here in rural Central Virginia there was considerable passive disobedience to the ukases of Governor Ralph “Coonman” Northam during his declared state of emergency. A lot of people — probably not a majority, but a lot — simply ignored the rules and carried on as usual. For whatever reason, they weren’t afraid of the dreaded WuFlu, and they did not accept that the governor had the authority to manage the fine details of their private lives.

I don’t know what would have happened if the State Police and the sheriffs’ departments had actually tried to enforce Coonman’s edicts and arrest disobedient citizens. Maybe the vast majority would have acquiesced meekly, and we would have been in the same boat as the Australians. It will be interesting to see what happens this fall when Lockdown Two arrives.

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A Behind-the-Scenes Glimpse of the NWO

Our Hungarian correspondent László examines two recent Hungarian news items with respect to their relevance to the rapidly emerging New World Order.

A Behind-the-Scenes Glimpse of the NWO

by László

First data point:

S&P affirms Hungary’s rating at ‘BBB/A-2’, maintains stable outlook

Considering the effective vaccination rollout and ongoing fiscal stimulus, we expect [Hungary’s] real GDP to grow by 6.1% in 2021 and 5.3% in 2022,” the ratings agency said in a statement.

My take on it:

Good dog gets reward for taking the jab and not barking!

This piece of news reveals some correlations in the background. The quick ‘reopening’ of Hungary after a fast and ‘effective’ mass injection campaign (half of the population got injected within a short period) has assured some competitive economic and political advantage for the country over the slower nations. The New Order of graciously giving back former positions and rights as ‘privileges’, that have been taken away by force, deception and extortion, works on the level of countries, groups and individuals.

This is the global financial and political machinery of blackmailing into mass jabbing and obedience in general. The countries, like every other entity, can “freely choose” between starvation and destabilization on the one hand, and submitting to the NWO’s “vaxx programme” on the other. The national governments have become puppets, because there has been a stealthy Corona-coup d’état in the nation states while we were sleeping. (Although most of them had been puppets well before Plandemic.) The World Government is already in place and is ruling over the nations. No wonder the NWO and the World Government have already been openly declared in Australia and in the Pacific region. (When I pointed this out in a comment a year ago, the comment disappeared in less than a minute from an allegedly conservative Hungarian news site that claims to fight for freedom of speech.) Such declarations are yet to come elsewhere too, I guess, as the New Normal consolidates. What we perceive as “national governments” are only a Potemkin Village of the old world that TPTB maintain to avoid the shock and awakening.

Probably this piece of news can be regarded as an example of what the Corbett Report meant by “the smokescreen of the vaxx programme” that diverts attention from the economic and political takeover that is taking place.

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Second data point:

Head of Hungarian Central Bank Heralds Global Crash — Gets the Intel from a top Globalist

The President of Hungarian National Bank, György Matolcsi, is mostly just reiterating the ideas he read at Project Syndicate, a site that has published 112 articles authored by George Soros. (Therefore I am not going to translate Mr. Matolcsi’s article.)

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“At the Precipice” — The Dire State We Are In

The following quotes were collected by Michael Copeland in 2013, but the collection has not previously been published.

“At the Precipice” — The Dire State We Are In

Compiled by Michael Copeland

  • “Europe… is at the precipice of obliteration.”
    — Jan Suzanne Krasner, American Thinker, 6 Apr 2013
  • In 1980, the Islamic Council of Europe laid out their strategy for the future — and the fundamental rule was never dilute your presence. That is to say, do not integrate. Rather, concentrate Muslim presence in a particular area until you are a majority in that area…
    Brussels Journal, 13 Jul 2006
  • The unthinkable barbarity of honor-killings along with rape, incest, slavery, pedophilia, and polygamy, are becoming commonplace in western democracies among Muslim populations.
    — Robert Neville, Logan’s Warning, 20 Dec 2010,
  • …I think of all the low-information voters we have; how immoral we have become; the massive welfare state; the contempt so many have for whites; and how fast we have deteriorated in the past 30 years!
    — Bluffcreek, comment on Michael Finch, FrontPage, 2 Feb 2013
  • We are divided as a people, flooded with illegal immigrants, crime is rampant, the welfare system is in full bloom, government spending is out of control…
    — bluffcreek1967, comment, FrontPage, “The End of the Republic?”, 18 Mar 2013
  • When the masses wake up and see the plot and how their leftist governments have betrayed them and how their treasonous liberal media have lied to them they will rise and Muslims will find no peace in Europe and in America.
    — Ali Sina, 19 Jan 2013
  • We should put a stop to this mass immigration of people coming from outside Europe, mainly Islamic countries, of people who cannot and will not adapt to our way of living in Western Europe.
    — Philip Claeys, Belgian MEP, www.rt.com, 28 Feb 2013
  • A new report from Oslo Norway’s Police Department on the number and nature of rapes it is experiencing is nothing short of stunning. Of the rape cases with identified perpetrators 100% are Muslim immigrants! By contrast Norway has recently welcomed 61,000 Catholic Polish workers — not a single one of whom is a rapist.
    www.sodahead.com, 7 June 2011
  • Last year 6,509 rapes were reported to the police in Sweden — the corresponding figure in Denmark was 392.
    — Ingrid Carlqvist, Jihad Watch, 6 Feb 2012
  • CJ   “Talking about England… well, they’ve already submitted”
    Mark   “They’re gone.”
    CJ   “Forget about it. They already have submitted. It’s all over. You can halt all the immigration you want to those countries [England and France] but it won’t matter, because they have a sufficient percentage of their population now, already, and with the next generations coming behind them they got all the numbers they need. They don’t have to import any more.”
     

    — Tom Trento radio, 6 Feb 2013, www.LogansWarning.com at 1:44:12

  • England is lost.
    — BS77, FrontPage, “Muslim who raped 13 Year Old UK Girl”, 27 Jan 2013
  • First, I can say without hesitation that I hope never to return to Britain. I actually don’t see any point. Jews are targeted by massive anti-Semitism of both the social and physical varieties. Why would anyone Jewish want to live there?… there is no future for Jews in England.
    www.CarolineGlick.com, 21 Jan 2013
  • Asian boys coming up to me and saying “I’m gonna rape ya. And if you don’t go with me I’m gonna punch ya in the face with a knuckle-duster, and if ya don’t give me a blow-job.”… It’s happening to lots of girls… Every day… Yes … I feel intimidated by ’em, and… scared.
    — White English schoolgirl, 14, www.liveleak.com, 26 Jan 2011
  • Typically, the victims are white and non-Muslim, as is sadly known to the inhabitants of Blackburn, Burnley, Bradford, Blackpool, Keighley, Rochdale, Rotherham and Derby and other locations.
    www.durotrigan.blogspot.co.uk 5 May 2012
  • …the European project… was a conspiracy of the European elites against their own peoples: it is the literal truth.
    —Janet Daley, Telegraph, 27 Jan 2013
  • British kids are punished if they refuse to go on the school trip to the mosque.
    — emmi 29 Jan 2013, Logan’s Warning, 10 July 2011
  • “In Islam doesn’t it say you have to respect the law of the land you are living in?”
    “No, it doesn’t.”

    — Stacey Dooley and Muslim demonstrator on Channel 4 documentary on Luton
  • “The people of France will live under the Islamic movement, even if you don’t like it. We will collect the jizya poll tax.”
    — Muslim with loudspeaker, London, Jihad Watch 20 Jan 2013
  • Now there is no trace of any kind of community — that word so cherished by the Left. Instead [Acton] has been transformed into a giant transit camp and is home to no one.
    — Jane Kelly, Telegraph, 29 Jan 2013, Jihad Watch, 3 Feb

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It Has Nothing of Value

What are all these people referring to?

It Has Nothing of Value

Compiled by Michael Copeland

Originally published 11 July 2017 at LibertyGB

It has nothing of value to bring.
— Pat Condell, YouTube commentator

It makes life barren and empty. It encourages a savage pride and cruelty. It makes men tyrants or slaves, women puppets…
— James Freeman Clarke (1810-1888) [top picture], American theologian

…a state of permanent hostility…
— Karl Marx

…it is the principal cause of decadence so visible in [their] world today…
— Alexis de Tocqueville

…morally rancid ideology… that brings nothing good whatsoever.
— Fahrenheit211 (website)

…it has violated all ten of the Ten Commandments.
— Nonie Darwish

[It] will never become a part of liberal secularism.
— Mazin Abdul Adhim, imam in Canada

…totally incompatible with Western democracy.
— Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Canada

It is an Arab war pitting an ideology of slavery, violence and submission against an ideology of freedom, humanity, civility and respect for life.
— Dov Berrol (commenter, Jihad Watch)

[It]… never brings wealth anywhere it comes.
— ‘Mike’ (commenter, Jihad Watch)

…building a future where the living envy the dead.
— ‘the thought offender’ (commenter, Gates of Vienna)

For previous essays by Michael Copeland, see the Michael Copeland Archives.

Panic in the World

I might as well out myself: I’m a COVID-19 skeptic, a.k.a. a Coronaskeptic.

I have to be careful when I talk about the ChiCom flu with my friends and acquaintances. The vast majority of them, both liberals and conservatives, have succumbed to the general hysteria that has been propagated by the television and greatly amplified by social media. Conservatives are slightly less likely than liberals to have joined the mad rush of panic, but most of them have been infected by it to at least some degree.

I don’t think Corona 2019-nCoV, a.k.a. COVID-19, a.k.a. the Chinese Crud, is “the most deadly epidemic in human history”, or whatever hyperbolic designation that is currently being peddled by the media. Rather, it is a pandemic of mass hysteria.

That doesn’t mean that I think that the Wuhan Coronavirus doesn’t exist, or that it isn’t killing people. I’ve simply come to the conclusion that it is no more dangerous than the seasonal flu, and possibly less so.

If I posted the above on social media, it would immediately be taken down, and my account with Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/YouTube would most likely be closed. The major social sites have joined hands with the legacy media and governmental agencies to suppress any opinions that contradict the coronavirus narrative.

I’ve waited this long to post about it because I’ve been patiently collecting data on the disease since long before the hysteria began. The first thing I can tell you is that ALL the models that predicted the trajectory of the pandemic are useless. None of them seems to have remotely reflected the reality of the spread of the disease. As a result I won’t be referring to any of them; there’s no point.

Before I outline my general conclusions about what’s happening, I’ll go over some of the data points here.

The single most valuable resource I’ve encountered thus far is a Swiss site called Swiss Propaganda Research. Yes, they are avowed Coronaskeptics, but they have compiled their data carefully and thoroughly, and they source everything they assert. My favorite quote from them is this one:

Danish researcher Peter Gøtzsche, founder of the renowned Cochrane Medical Collaboration, writes that Corona is “an epidemic of mass panic” and “logic was one of the first victims.”

I recommend their page as a useful source for links to detailed, sober scientific data on the spread and virulence of COVID-19. It is updated frequently.

Peter Robinson’s interview with Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a professor of medicine at Stanford University, is lucid and informative (hat tip Power Line):

Scott Jensen is a physician and — horrors! — Republican state senator in Minnesota. In the following video he reveals to an astonished interviewer that the state government had given doctors instructions on how to tweak death certificates to overstate the incidence of COVID-19 as the cause of death (thanks to Vlad for uploading this video):

For some interesting analysis of the WuFlu data, see Vlad’s two interviews with former CIA station chief Brad Johnson.

Video #1:

Video #2:

We are far enough into the pandemic now to have ample data on its lethality. At this point it seems to roughly comparable with the seasonal flu — maybe slightly worse, maybe not quite as bad.

The data from Germany have proved particularly useful. According to this article from Reason:

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“It’s Their Interpretation of Islam”

“It’s Their Interpretation of Islam”

by Michael Copeland

“Ah, but it’s their interpretation of Islam”, we are assured by smooth-talking muslim speakers. Journalists have picked this up, and dutifully write about “an extremist interpretation” that lies behind the latest atrocity. This assurance about interpretation is surprisingly successful. It is designed to make us doubt what Islam’s source texts mean, including — and this is the crafty part — those whose meaning is clear and obvious. We can easily be taken in by this appealing and fair-sounding assertion. It puts us off the scent. That is the idea.

First, it is necessary to clarify what is meant by an “interpretation”. If an instruction says “give away one tenth of your income to charity”, that does not require an interpretation. The meaning is quite clear, and the instruction can be exactly followed. An “interpretation” is different. Say a politician repeatedly evades an interviewer’s question with some bland generalisation. Eventually the interviewer says, “I’ll take that as a ‘No’”. That is an interpretation. It is quite a different matter from the straightforward following of what a text says.

Bearing in mind that the Koran — all of it — forms part of Islam’s law, how does the “interpretation” allegation stand up to the test?

Let us see. We can take commands and instructions from the Koran and Hadith and compare them with what muslim leaders and speakers say.

Hatred

Koran 60:4 praises the “excellent pattern” shown by Ibrahim when he said (to the Jews):

“Between us and you enmity and hatred forever….”.

How do the spokesmen treat that?

  • Osama bin Laden: “Enmity and hate shall forever reign between us.”
  • Osama bin Laden: “Battle, animosity, and hatred — from the Muslim to the infidel — is the foundation of our religion.”
  • islamqa.com: “Muslims in the West must have … enmity and hatred of the kaffirs.”
  • Alminbar.com: “You should hate them, disown them and their religion.”
  • Abu Usama, Birmingham: “No one loves the kuffaar. We hate kuffaar.”
  • Anjem Choudary: “As a muslim I must have hatred for everything non-Islam.”
  • Yousuf Makharzah, muslim cleric: “Animosity towards the Jews is an obligatory religious duty, and one of the signs of the believers.”

Killing

The Koran commands:

  • “Kill the non-muslims wherever you find them” 9:5
  • “Kill them wherever you overtake them, and expel them from wherever they have expelled you….” 2:191

What do the clerics say?

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If Only

This week’s edition of Dymphna’s Greatest Hits discusses the train of events that led up to the Great War in the summer of 1914. It was originally posted in June of 2005.

If Only

by Dymphna
June 19, 2005

Right Wing Nuthouse recently posted a moving look back at D-Day and the character of the American soldier which allowed us to pull victory out of a brutal and chaotic situation. From the perspective of sixty years, he looks back on that assault as the defining moment for the twentieth century, listing the many disasters which might have followed on the defeat of those soldiers hitting the beach.

In a house filled with amateur historians, the post sparked dinner table conversations that lasted for several days. Finally, the consensus came down to one incident, one date, that changed the course of the 20th century and set into play the events which were to dog the rest of our days, even down to the present.

That moment, of course, is June 28, 1914. The incident is the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to Austro-Hungarian throne, by Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo.

Princip was a member of an anarchist group, the Black Hand. He was one of three assassins (that lovely Arabic word), sent to Sarajevo when it was known the Archduke was to be there, invited to inspect Army maneuvers. All three of these anarchists had tuberculosis and figured they wouldn’t live long. They wanted their short lives to be useful and to that end set out for their date with destiny.

However, the prime minister of Serbia was told about the plot ahead of time and ordered the men arrested. His orders were ignored, and the men arrived in Sarajevo. If only the arrest orders had been carried out.

The first attempt on Franz Ferdinand’s life was a grenade under the Archduke’s car as they drove from the train station to City Hall for the usual reception. However, the driver of the car saw this and managed to speed ahead, avoiding damage. Unfortunately, two people in the car following were seriously injured. Thus, after the reception the Archduke insisted on going to the hospital to see them.

It was decided that the Archduke should be escorted to the hospital on a route that bypassed the city. Unfortunately, no one told his driver. It was only as they were turning into Franz Josef Street that the Army general accompanying them noticed the mistake and had the driver back up. Guess who was at a café on the corner? Gavrilo Princip. Firing from only five feet away, how could he miss? He shot the Archduke in the jugular vein and the Archduke’s beloved wife, Sophie, in the abdomen. As he was struck, Franz Ferdinand begged Sophie to live. “Think of the children,” he implored.

The couple died at the governor’s residence. If only someone had told Franz Urban, the driver of the car, about the change in plans.

The cascade of events following their deaths was like a carefully placed set of dominoes. The players in this deadly game were as follows:

1.   Princip was a Bosnian Serb. It was presumed that the machinations of Serbia were behind the assassination. Thus the demands and ultimata by Austria-Hungary were on Serbia. They sent an “expert” to collect evidence.
2.   Serbia was bound to Russia by alliance and by ethnic ties.
3.   Germany was bound by its alliance with Austria-Hungary.
 

Can you see the clouds gathering here? Can you see the dominoes beginning to tremble?

4.   Austria-Hungary demanded apologies and cessation of anti-Austrian propaganda. They wanted cooperation from Serbia in their investigations. Meanwhile, Serbia stalled. This intestinal fortitude was encouraged by word from St. Petersburg that Russia would back them.
5.   Now come Britain and France. Bound by a mutual alliance with Russia, the Triple Entente, they were obliged to come to Russia’s aid.
6.   So began the mobilization: Britain readied the fleet, France mobilized.
7.   Austria declared war on July 28th. Two days later, Russia mobilized, part of which was deployment on the German border.
8.   The Germans made an ultimatum to Russia: cease and desist.
 

On July 29th, Germany proposed British neutrality. In return, the Germans would not annex Belgium or French territory. If only the British had agreed.

9.   On August 1st, 1914 — less than six weeks after the Archduke’s death — Germany declared war on Russia.
 

And so the dominoes fell. From the invasion of Belgium to the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, the losses were massive:

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The Forbidden City

Chances are, anyone who is having the problem described below is unable to read this post.

I’ll explain what happened: Late Monday night I started to get reports on skype and by email that people were getting a “403” error when they tried to access Gates of Vienna. The actual text of the message varied, depending on the browser and operating system, but it would look something like this:

You don’t have permission to access this resource.

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Since I am a technical dunce when it comes to website mechanics, I consulted with Vlad Tepes and Henrik Clausen about what was happening. They looked into it, and it seemed that a crucial setting on the site was disabled for some reason, and needed to be enabled. Henrik enabled it, and over the next 36 hours people reported back to me that they were once again able to access Gates of Vienna. So everything was fixed.

But only for about 36 hours. I started getting messages today from the same people, and also additional ones, that the same error message was popping up when they tried to visit this site. It’s only happening in Europe and Israel, as far as I know. I’m getting no emails from the USA, Canada, or Australia about the “403 Forbidden” message. Countries affected include the UK, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Hungary, Romania, and Israel. And probably others that I’m forgetting. But not on this side of the Atlantic.

I consulted at length with the hosting service, and the setting that Henrik enabled was still enabled. They can’t recreate the problem, since they’re in the USA. So there’s nothing more they can do unless I can give them specific instructions about what needs to be changed.

Something is fishy here. One time could be just a random glitch, but twice? And all within less than 48 hours.

My paranoid intuition says that when whatever it was the major ISPs in Europe tried to do two days ago failed — that is, when Henrik enabled the setting. So they decided to try something else to accomplish the same purpose. I don’t believe this is a coincidental, accidental malfunction — I think it is deliberate.

But then, I’m paranoid.

So… If you have friends, relatives, or acquaintances that report this problem, please explain what I have posted here. And most of the significant content I post is also posted at Vlad’s place, so they can go over there to stay somewhat up-to-date.

I don’t think this is an issue in the USA because not many people are very interested in what’s going on in Europe. I don’t report on Adam Schiff, Jerrold Nadler, Nancy Pelosi, Bill Barr, or any other facet of the impeachment circus. I leave that to the specialists, and that’s where all the American traffic tends to go.

But this blog has a wide readership in Europe. Or rather, had — I think my European traffic is probably significantly reduced by now.

The End Times Are Upon Us And New Times Are Approaching

Here’s the latest from our English correspondent Seneca III.

The End Times Are Upon Us And New Times Are Approaching

by Seneca III

Throughout the West and much of the rest of the world, politics and international relations as we have known them are finished. We are tired peoples; both morally and ethically tired, exhausted and angered by the hurricane of political, religious, economic and hegemonistic machinations that have been grinding us down into chaos and thus brought this disastrous situation upon us.

All of the things, all of the working relationships between people and their organs of governance, all of the endeavours and the successes that together we have achieved over the last seventy-four years in order to give us relatively stable cultures and countries, have been stripped from us, the rational and wholesome majority. They have been blown away into the gutter of history like broken toys, thence to be washed away by a river of deviant effluent. This, however, is about to change. We know now how, why and who has brought this holocaust upon our heads, and there will be no forgiveness.

Those perpetrators will face a Tai Fēng (Typhoon— a Big Wind, often known as a ‘Supreme Wind’) of our making. Such a wind is now hard by our door, driven not by judges and politicians, not by priests and prophets, not by alien predators and parasites, not by academicians and debauched sexual predators, not by virulent non-reproducing feminists, not by bankers and avaricious international businessmen, but by we the people, the common man and such real women as are left.

We will be that wind, and we will prevail. And our river that comes with the wind will be a cleansing one. Thereafter, rising like a Phoenix, will come freedom and sovereignty together, new and ethical ways of managing and maintaining human affairs.

Until the next time, of course.

For links to previous essays by Seneca III, see the Seneca III Archives.