Newborns Must Be COVID-Tested!

This story from Quebec is quite disturbing, as is so much of the Coronanews of late. Governments throughout the West have arrogated unto themselves totalitarian powers, tossing aside constitutions and basic law. Fundamental human rights are abrogated at the whim of elected officials who have declared a nebulous state of emergency based on “science”.

In the following video the distraught mother of a newborn baby describes the way hospital authorities demanded that she allow her child — despite its being confined to a therapeutic machine similar to an incubator — to be tested for the Wuhan Coronavirus, and refused the mother’s plea that they test her instead. In the absence of such a test, both mother and infant were confined in a quarantine area alongside those who had tested positive for COVID-19.

Many thanks to Sassy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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The Psychology of the Muzzle Mandate

This post is dedicated to the Corona Hijab, a.k.a. the Mojo Mask.

First of all, take note of the poster for the “No More Masks” initiative, which will launch next week. I don’t know where it originated — not even on which side of the Atlantic — but it’s been making the rounds. It sounds like a good idea to me. I hope it gains momentum; we really need it.

The second mask-related item is this video by Paul Weston. He refers to it as a “muzzle”:

The third item is another video, an excerpt from a press conference held by Dr. Jacques Girard, who is the interim head of the regional public health authority in Quebec City. In this clip Dr. Girard explains matter-of-factly that people who refuse to “cooperate” with public health investigators concerning the coronavirus may be isolated in a prison against their will for fourteen days. It’s not clear whether these unfortunate detainees must have tested positive for COVID-19, or whether they simply must have come into contact with someone who tested positive for the virus.

Many thanks to Sassy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

The final video is from Germany. It features a woman, the mother of a schoolchild, who describes the manner in which teachers are coercively manipulating their students into wearing masks, even though there is no official government mask mandate. The teachers have, in effect, appointed themselves mask police.

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

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Killing Free Speech, Yet Again

Regular readers will remember Michael Hansen, the independent Danish-American filmmaker who produced the documentaries Killing Europe, Killing Canada, and Killing Free Speech, among others.

Amazon has now removed the first part of Killing Free Speech from its listings. Which is ironic, given that the film is a documentary about the threats to freedom of expression posed by Antifa and its allies in the media and the Democrat party.

A second part of the documentary, focused on the power of Big Tech, will be released shortly.

This is the second time that the documentary’s creator has been censored by Amazon. As Breitbart News reported last year, Hansen’s previous documentary, about mass migration and Islam in Europe, was also censored by the Big Tech platform.

Breitbart has a report on Amazon’s action against Killing Free Speech.

See also:

Difficulties at Vlad Tepes

Vlad Tepes is experiencing unprecedented technical difficulties, and advises readers to use this temporary alternate site:

Here’s what he said earlier today:

The domain registrar,, without warning, notice or explanation, has decided to remove access from the owner, the domain

The site for now is up and running at while we try and get our property back.

Please click over there to access the site and comment.

More to come in the near future.

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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Quebec Copes With the ChiCom Flu

For the last few weeks, as I drive around adjacent areas of the Virginia Piedmont, I’ve been keeping an eye out for state police checkpoints set up to monitor compliance with the ChiCom flu travel restrictions. I haven’t seen any so far, and I don’t really expect any this far out in the boonies. Maybe there will be some eventually in the larger cities, but the largest city I regularly venture into is Charlottesville.

All the checkpoints I’ve read about are between states. The Rhode Island blockade of New Yorkers has been getting the most press coverage, and there were also reports that Florida state police have been stopping New York cars at the Georgia state line. If those New York refugees are smart, they’ll stop off in Augusta or somewhere and rent a car so they can slip into Florida with a set of Georgia plates.

Meanwhile in Canada, the province of Quebec has the most stringent controls I’ve heard of to date. Not only are the authorities stopping all traffic crossing the bridges from Ontario, but they’ve also set up internal checkpoints to keep people from traveling from one region to another.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for recording and uploading this video:

Here’s a CBC report on the situation in Quebec:

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Islam Creeps Into Quebec Schools Behind the Veil

Many thanks to MissPiggy for translating this article from the Quebec daily Le Devoir:

Examples of proselytizing at the CSDM

Law on the secularity of the state: Veiled educators have become proselytizers. Two Montreal mothers say their daughters have been pressured to adopt Muslim practices.

Proponents of the State Secularism Act will now be able to fight back against their opponents accusing them of fighting an imaginary enemy: two Montreal mothers claim that veiled educators pressured their daughters to adopt Muslim practices. Proof, she says, that the hijab is not always neutral and sometimes leads to proselytizing.

As part of the legal challenge to Bill 21, the feminist group For Women’s Rights of Quebec (PDF Quebec) was allowed to intervene and present witnesses. PDF therefore presented the case of Ines Hadj Kacem and Ferroudja Si Hadj Mohand, two women who emigrated to Canada who say they want to raise their daughters in total gender equality. However, they believe that the Montreal public school has failed in this regard.

I left Tunisia so that my daughter could grow up in an environment respectful of her choices and decisions

— Hadj Kacem

In a sworn statement, Ms. Hadj Kacem recounted that her daughter who attended the daycare at her primary school in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve had been pressured by veiled educators to thank Allah at the end of the meals and to stop using the school caterer because the food served is not halal or contains pork. Ms. Hadj Kacem said she removed her daughter from the daycare after filing several complaints with management.

Freedom of choice

“I left Tunisia so that my daughter could grow up in an environment that respects her choices and decisions,” the affidavit says. “But while attending the public school in my neighbourhood my daughter is under pressure to behave like a “good Muslim”. […] I have the strong impression that wearing a religious symbol by people in positions of authority influences my daughter’s behaviour and makes her question her choices and those of her mother. ”

Ms. Hadj Kacem recounts that her daughter is also under pressure from other schoolchildren because she is not wearing the veil. All this, notes the Montreal mother, “is detrimental to what we come to Quebec to look for, namely the equality between women and men.”

For her part, Ferroudja Si Hadj Mohand recounts that an educator wearing the hijab allegedly stopped a friend of her 9-year-old daughter because she was removing and putting her Islamic veil back in the courtyard of the Montreal North school they attend. The educator reportedly told her that once she was put on, the veil should no longer be removed. Then, turning to Mrs. Hadj Mohand’s daughter, she allegedly asked her when she would start wearing it. The girl felt “embarrassed” and forced to say “Maybe in high school.”

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A Designer Pandemic?

In the following video, the former CIA station chief Brad Johnson discusses the Wuhan Coronavirus with Vlad. The main topic of discussion is whether the pandemic is a genetically engineered bioweapon, and if so, what it was specifically intended to target.

Pay particular attention to Vlad’s annotations during the last two minutes of the clip.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for conducting the interview and uploading this video:

We Sell No Wine…

…neither before, during, or after its time. Nor do we allow it on the premises when devout Muslims are dining there.

Such was the case not long ago at a certain restaurant in Montreal. Many thanks to Sassy for translating this article from La Presse:

Four Bottles of Wine

It was December 7th. Suzanne A. was delighted to introduce her family to this great little restaurant. She’d been there at least ten times. As a family, it was going to be their first time. For Danielle’s birthday party, her little sister, it was perfect.

For lunchtime, they were a party of eight including Suzanne’s siblings and their respective spouses.

Because the restaurant is a “Bring your own wine”, they also brought four bottles of wine.

It was also “Bring your own cake” that day: When Suzanne made the reservation two weeks earlier, the owner agreed that they would bring their own cake for Danielle’s party.

Suzanne is therefore among the first to arrive. It’s the owner’s wife who welcomes them. She recognizes the owner, who is vacuuming the floor.

The guests arrive one by one. “Please open the bottles”, someone says, at the table…

The owner’s wife, who wears the hijab, opens the bottles. But she warns the group: At half-past noon, I’m going to have to take the bottles and glasses away from you…

Consternation at Suzanne’s table: Take away the wine, but why?

The owner’s wife explains: “There is a very religious Muslim group that made a reservation; they do not want any wine in the restaurant…”

“She was nervous, she felt bad,” Suzanne recalls.

The group rebelled; there was no question of accepting such a diktat. They tried to parley (to no avail), to have the owner explain (“unavailable”, replied his wife) and to offer compromises (putting the bottles on the floor); nothing helped.

Jean-Pierre A.: “I saw their table, the table of the other group. It was in another section, far from ours. They wouldn’t have seen us, from where they were…”

Suzanne A.: “The discussion with the owner’s wife took place when the group hadn’t arrived, their table wasn’t occupied. I offered to go see them when they arrived to explain that they wouldn’t see the alcohol, from where they were. The woman said if they knew there was alcohol in the restaurant, they would not enter the premises…”

A waste of time.

So, they went to celebrate Danielle’s 71st birthday in an Italian restaurant nearby.

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The Canuck Stasi Interrogate Ezra Levant

Actually, the word “Stasi” does not provide an adequate analogy for these two amiable fellows from the Canadian federal election authority. “Stasi” connotes an air of overt menace, but these guys are low-key. Their menace is more subtle and subdued. They’re nice, the way all Canadians are expected to be. Which makes them even more menacing, when you realize what their mission is: they’re tasked by unnamed authorities with investigating Ezra Levant for writing a book during an election campaign.

His best-selling book was about the election, so releasing it during the campaign was an unremarkable business decision. And the two agents concede that books and publicity for books are exempt from the law that restricts political campaign activities. Nevertheless, they think that his book may somehow violate laws promulgated by the Supreme Canadian Soviet, so they want to know why he wrote it, when he wrote it, how he wrote it, and who helped him research it.

Mr. Levant plans to hire the best lawyers to fight the Nice Stasi, and will spare no expense in doing so. As a result he is appealing to his audience for help in funding his cause:

This video is only part 1. Part 2 should prove interesting.

Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.

Eric Zemmour on Quebec: “It’s how you destroy a people through immigration”

The popular French commentator Eric Zemmour compares the cultural enrichment of Quebec with that of France, and sees the current plight of Quebec as France’s future.

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

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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.