The Origins of the Wuhan Coronavirus

The French virologist Luc Montagnier led the team at the Pasteur Institute that discovered HIV in 1983. In 2008 Professor Montagnier was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in recognition of his work. The following video about the origin of SARS-CoV-2 includes remarks by Prof. Montagnier, who assigns ultimate responsibility to the Pasteur Institute. The professor also emphasizes that it is not COVID-19 that is dangerous, but the “vaccine” against it.

(Luc Montagnier has been featured here several times since the Coronamadness began. See posts here, here, and here.)

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

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The Pandemic Panopticon

The savants who manage global affairs never let a crisis go to waste. Our political and social betters have seized the opportunity provided by the Wuhan Coronavirus to expand their control, management, and surveillance of ordinary citizens, who are required to obey the new rules that were imposed in response to the “pandemic”.

The following article reports on a meeting in Davos where the issue of pandemics was discussed. The emphasis was on globalism — the global nature of the crisis, the necessity for trans-national co-ordination, shared information, and above all a binding international pandemic treaty.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this essay from the German portal Multipolar Magazin:

International Pandemic Treaty: A Global Automatism is Installed

A new contract should prescribe an internationally binding procedure in the event of health emergencies. At the same time, false information about pandemics and vaccinations should be combated. What is it about, and what is planned?

In her speech at the Davos Dialog of the World Economic Forum in January, Chancellor Angela Merkel stated:

“If we look at what the pandemic has done to us, my conclusion is that it can be seen as a confirmation of everything that has always made up the spirit of Davos in recent years. […] But I believe that the pandemic has also made it clear to us that a time for action is coming, in which we will act as concertedly as possible, as jointly as possible and as far as possible according to the same and jointly discussed principles, in which something is done in order to overcome as far as possible the weak points that we have all experienced.”

The extent to which the pandemic confirms the “spirit of Davos” remained cryptic. What the concerted action mentioned should look like can be seen in a prominent guest article published in the FAZ [Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung] at the end of March. Under the heading “A great treaty to combat pandemics”, more than 20 heads of government are calling for globally binding measures to combat pandemics — including Merkel and the heads of state of Great Britain, France, Spain, Norway, the Netherlands, Greece, Ukraine, South Korea, Chile, South Africa and Indonesia; also the President of the European Council and the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Contract without prior processing of the measures

The initiative is being put forward before a transparent political and legal review of the previous pandemic measures can take place, for example:

  • to influence the population through fear in order to justify encroachments on fundamental rights,
  • on the basis of the declared epidemic emergency and on the role of the PCR tests as alleged evidence of infections,
  • on the question of treatment recommendations (early intubation, no medication) as well as the misappropriation of successful treatment concepts that could have reduced the death rate among sick people if they had been widely communicated and implemented,
  • related to the question of the justification of the emergency approval for the mRNA and DNA preparations (vaccines),
  • through country comparisons, to answer the fundamental question as to whether the so-called “non-pharmaceutical interventions”, in particular the lockdowns, are a suitable means of combating infection,
  • on the health, existential and economic consequences of the lockdowns and thus on the proportionality of the encroachments on fundamental rights.

Lack of “Global Political Leadership”?

The independent panel “Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response” set up by the WHO General Assembly in May 2020 does not do justice to these concerns in its report. The questions listed above are not even asked; that which should actually be examined is presupposed.

The preparation for a pandemic was inconsistent and underfunded, and the early warning system worked too slowly. There was a lack of “global political leadership”. Right now the priority is to end the illnesses and deaths caused by Covid-19. Every affected country should systematically take non-pharmaceutical measures. Demands include that rich countries should finance one billion vaccine doses by September 1 and two billion vaccine doses for poorer countries by mid-2022.

The authors of the aforementioned guest article in the FAZ share with Bill Gates and a plethora of pandemic scenarios the assumption that pandemics should be seen as a growing global threat to the future for which one must prepare. At the beginning of the text, a comparison is made with the situation after the Second World War, which the Chancellor had already made in the spring of 2020 to justify the first lockdown:

“The Covid-19 pandemic posed the greatest challenge to the global community since the late 1940s. Back then, after the devastation of two world wars, leaders came together to lay the foundation for the multilateral system. […] The states should act more together, the temptations of isolationism and nationalism should be averted and challenges addressed that could only be overcome together in a spirit of solidarity and cooperation — peace, prosperity, health and security.”

The UN Charter is alluded to as the basis of international law. Analogous to the UN, “a more robust international health architecture” is to be built on the basis of an international treaty on pandemic prevention and control based on the so-called “International Health Regulations” of the WHO.

A joint approach is intended to achieve “closely coordinated pandemics to be better predicted, avoided, recognized and assessed, as well as to effectively combat them.” The necessary instruments are in particular warning systems, the “shared use of data”, tests for diagnosis and immunization through vaccines. There is also talk of fair access to safe and inexpensive drugs, but this goal is no longer pursued, in contrast to the emphasis on vaccine development, as immunization through vaccination is “a global public good.”

In the context of preparing for the next pandemic, the proposed contract aims to “recognize a ‘One Health’ approach […] that links the health of people, animals and the entire planet.” Instead of going it alone at national level, a stronger obligation through “more mutual accountability and shared responsibility, transparency and cooperation in the international system in accordance with its rules and norms” must be introduced. Pandemic preparedness requires “global leadership for a global health system that can cope with the demands of this millennium.” In addition to the heads of state, “all stakeholders, including civil society and the private sector” should be included in global leadership.

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Denmark Wants to Process Asylum Seekers in Africa

Denmark must be doing something right, because both the United Nations and the European Union oppose its plan to move its asylum application facilities to the African continent.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from the German-language service of RT:

Denmark: Asylum procedures are to be moved to the African continent

Denmark wants to transfer its asylum obligations to a third country. Tunisia, Ethiopia, Egypt and Rwanda are eligible. Reception centers for the Danish government are to be set up in one of the countries in order to decide on asylum procedures. The United Nations and the EU are against it.

According to the United Nations and the European Union, Denmark’s project undermines international cooperation. Amnesty International, the International Red Cross and the international NGO “Save the Children” also strongly criticize Denmark’s plan to decide on refugees’ asylum applications to Denmark on the African continent.

The Danish government argues that this will foil the criminal networks of smugglers, and asylum seekers will be spared the life-threatening journey to Europe by sea.

In April the Danish Minister for Immigration and Integration, Mattias Tesfaye, traveled to Rwanda. However, no concrete negotiations resulted from this, and no consensus could be found on the establishment of an asylum center:

“We have agreed to continue to discuss refugee and asylum policy, but also development issues, investments, green change, tourism and many other things.”

Denmark has a rigid asylum policy. For several years it has not been possible to apply for asylum in the country through Danish consulates or embassies. About the planned asylum centers, Martin Lemberg-Pedersen, a lecturer at the Center for Advanced Migration Studies at the University of Copenhagen, said:

“This would be one of the biggest changes in Danish asylum and refugee policy since 1951. That is why the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has very clearly distanced himself from this idea and criticized it, which the EU has also done.”

The director of the Danish Institute for the Protection of Human Rights, Louise Holck, criticizes that one cannot simply export the “protection of human rights”. The bill is far too imprecise. A “legally secure asylum procedure” could no more be ensured than the non-prosecution of refugees.

Culture-Enriching Jew-Hatred in Germany — It’s the AfD’s Fault!

Beatrix von Storch is the deputy leader of the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany) and a member of the Bundestag. She gave the following speech in the Bundestag in the wake of the orgies of Jew-hatred on the part of culture-enrichers during a recent pro-Palestinian demonstration in Gelsenkirchen in the midst of Hamas rocket attacks on Israel.

Many thanks to Oz-Rita for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling.

Below is the introduction to the video written by Beatrix von Storch, also translated by Oz-Rita:

May 20, 2021

When Merkel, [President of the Bundestag Wolfgang] Schäuble and company have to admit that Jews cannot move freely in our country, this is more than ‘just’ the capitulation of the German constitutional state to imported Islamic anti-Semitism. Under Merkel, the fight against Jew-hatred has become an empty phrase, just the usual blather of consternation instead of decisive measures to protect Jewish citizens and institutions. There is no need to talk about the insufferable CSU man [MEP Manfred] Weber in Brussels, who blames the AfD for the riots, given his obviously massive intellectual deficits.

Imported Islamic Jew-hatred and its organisations must be fought with the utmost force or banned in Germany, and the foreign financing of mosques in our country, especially by the anti-Semite Erdogan, must be stopped immediately.

The terrorist organisation Hamas in the Gaza Strip and its rocket attacks on Israel must no longer be supported through German and EU funding of the so-called UN relief agency UNRWA. Germany funded UNRWA to the tune of €173 million in 2020 and the EU funded the terrorist supporters to the tune of €157 million.

The BDS movement is the connecting link between left-wing and Muslim anti-Semitism. This common front is directed against Israel, Germany and the West. It reaches from Iran to the Greens, from Hezbollah to Black Lives Matter, from Hamas to Fridays for Future.

As the AfD parliamentary group, we call on the federal government to finally act decisively, to protect Jewish citizens in Germany and Israel from their Muslim enemies and to close the decades-old dictionary of platitudes. The time of hollow phrases is over.

The article below discusses MEP Manfred Weber’s blaming of the AfD for the upsurge in Islamic Jew-hatred in Germany.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this piece from PolitikStube:

Disgusting agitation: Manfred Weber (CSU) gives the AfD joint responsibility for anti-Semitic protests

Those responsible for migration policy have opened the gates for the massive influx of Muslims and also for Islamists and Jew-haters, and thus additionally promoted anti-Semitism in Germany.

In order to distract from their own failure and guilt for the situation, Manfred Weber (CSU) says the AfD, of all people, the only party that has repeatedly warned against these conditions and the immigration of radical Muslims for years, shares responsibility for the anti-Semitic protests in the wake of the escalating Middle East conflict.

Manfred Weber is certain that the AfD is jointly responsible for the hordes of Muslim Jew-haters who roaringly spread their anti-Jewish chants in German cities.

Can one speak of character assassination against better judgment when a CSU politician tramples or twists the truth in such a way?

Berliner Morgenpost:

Manfred Weber (CSU) assigned joint responsibility to parties like the AfD for the anti-Semitic protests in the wake of the escalating Middle East conflict. “Radicals like the AfD in Germany or Le Pen in France have fueled border shifts in anti-Semitism,” said the chairman of the EPP group.

“You have to be named as the founder of such excesses.”

Anti-Semitism shows itself on the streets in Europe and on the net in a terrifying way, complained Weber.

“Politicians must take a clear position against anti-Semitism in every form; the rule of law must act consistently.”

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Sderot: Day Five

Our Israeli correspondent MC sends this update with the latest on the situation in Sderot.

Sderot: Day 5

by MC

It is Shabbat and quiet. There are still a few projectiles flying around, but the tempo has decreased dramatically. News station that operate on Shabbat are reporting street incidents between Arab rioters and Israeli vigilante groups.

Arabs in Israel are split between Christian (Maronite) and Muslim, with the Muslims in the majority, but some of those Muslims are Druse, who tend to be more pro-Israel. The street fighting is worrying, but on the whole Israeli Arabs are better off in Israel than in any of the surrounding states and they know it. The have full and complete Israeli citizenship, enhanced by a form of positive discrimination in higher education (there are many in the universities who believe in equality of outcome).

Islam tends to endow its victims with a paucity of ‘spirit’. The curiosity is that Jews and Christians who have been despised minorities in Arab lands continue to display this paucity of spirit. The generations of Jews who fled North Africa in the early fifties brought with them the Dhimmi attitude, which is only now dissipating in the third generation.

One of the major unheralded achievements of Israel has been the absorption of millions of desperate immigrants, first those fleeing from Czarist Russia, followed by refugees from Nazi Germany, then from the Muslim world after the war of Independence (1948), and finally from the USSR. Recently we have seen those who are fleeing the growing wokist anti-Semitism in Europe and the USA.

That latest batch includes me and my family, of course. Those who survived the Germans were the ones who got out early. There is a constant undertow of anti-Semitism from the Left in the UK, and as the so-called ‘Conservative’ party moves slowly to the political left, increasing Muslim anti-Semitism goes unchecked.

But all these immigrants to Israel had/have things in common: their Jewish identity, and a desire to become part of Israel. There are no ‘economic’ migrants to Israel. Nobody comes to exploit and asset-strip; they come here for safety. Perhaps the biggest problems have been with Russians pretending to be Jews and the Yemenites who, through no fault of their own, were exploited by the socialist government of Ben Gurion.

Much of the Arab/Israeli problem is the result of the British preference for Arab/Muslim over Jew, and thus huge Muslim immigration in the late ’20s, ’30s and ’40s (Biden beware). In 1922 Britain wanted a colony, but instead they got a Mandate (thanks to the USA) to build a Jewish homeland. Britain allowed unrestricted Muslim entry, but strictly controlled Jewish resettlement. Of the ‘refugees’ who fled during the War of Independence, a huge majority had only recently been brought in by the British for war work. They have lived ever since courtesy of UNRWA and the taxpayers of the USA and Europe.

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Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Religion of ‘Peace’

Our Israeli correspondent MC sends a first-hand report from Sderot on the latest barrage of Palestinian missiles from Gaza.

Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and the religion of ‘Peace’

by MC

Israeli civilians get bombed out of their homes by the Muslim Brotherhood, but the UN calls upon Israel to show ‘restraint’.

And Israel knows that taking effective measures against Muslim Brotherhood war crimes will bring even more approbation on Israel. Such is the life of Jews and a Jewish State, for Jews are ‘special’ in a uniquely negative way. Hamas blatantly fires missiles at civilians, and the ICC ignores it and threatens to investigate Israel for defending itself. This is the left-wing way, the Biden way.

Last night the rain (sic) of terror for us here in Sderot began around 6pm as the first missiles started to come in. Further down the Gaza envelope it started even earlier, with incendiary balloons creating about a dozen large conflagrations.

Gaza is not ‘occupied’: Israeli Jews were forcibly removed from Gaza about sixteen years ago, having resided there continuously for millennia. For the first time since King David, Gaza was now Judenrein.

But it is not enough for the cruel Muslim psyche, they want it all — from the river to the sea, ‘Palestine’ will be Jew-free. The intention was to literally bring Auschwitz to Palestine and incinerate every last Jewish man, woman and child, but the Nazis lost (and live on in Hamas). But this Holocaust Mark II is still the intention of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, its local operative, and is also the intention of CAIR, the Muslim Brotherhood pressure group in the USA.

The arrival of a volley of rockets is announced by loudspeakers “Sever Adom” (condition red) and almost simultaneously comes the roar of the Iron Dome. If it is a successful intercept, then there are two loud bangs and a shock wave if it is within a few hundred yards, maybe followed up by the whizzing pinging of fragments. Sderot is small, less than a square mile in area, so the missiles are nearly always close — see the photo taken by me yesterday evening from our porch.

The updated Iron Dome intercepts give smoke rings…

If the intercept fails (rarely) then there is a different sequence: the incoming missile is knocked off course (it is gliding by this time) but not destroyed; it explodes as it hits the ground with a different quality of bang.

It is 9 o’clock the next morning as I write. The bangs are still going on — there is a war going on out there. Sderot itself is very quiet, no traffic. The trains have been stopped and some roads are closed — almost everyone stays under cover; we all know the drill.

Many of the children have grown up with this. They, too, learn the drill from Gan (kindergarten) upwards.

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The Horror in Mozambique Continues

I’ve posted several times previously (most recently here) about the violent jihad in northern Mozambique. The article below reports on the continuing carnage in Cabo Delgado.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from the Portuguese daily Publico:

More than 9,000 people have fled from Palma due to attacks

Almost half of the dislocated who fled from the Mozambican locality in the last week are children. UN official describes “absolute horror”.

[Photo caption: Arrival at Pemba of hundreds of dislocated from Palma]

April 2, 2021

More than 9,000 people have fled from the town of Palma, in the northern part of Mozambique, since the attack by jihadist groups on March 24, revealed the cabinet of the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

“At least 9,158 people — 45% of whom are children — arrived in the districts of Nangade, Mueda, Montepuez, and Pemba, according to the latest update from the World Organization for Migration,” states OCHA, in a statement released this Friday.

Prior to the attack at Palma the terrorist attacks upon the populations in the north of Mozambique had already forced almost 670,000 people to flee, including among them 160,000 women and adolescents, 19,000 of whom are pregnant.

Of the people who fled from Palma, 67% managed to stay with families of reception who received the displaced people in their homes.

OCHA stresses that “the situation remains volatile and thousands of people are on the move searching for safety and assistance,” after the terrorist movement Daesh (ISIS) claimed control last Monday over Palma, next to the border with Tanzania.

In Pemba, the capital of the province of Cabo Delgado, a reception center was set up in the port and a triage center in the sports pavilion. Humanitarian workers are distributing food to the displaced people, setting up sanitary facilities, and referring people who need more urgent medical care.

On Tuesday, the spokesperson for OCHA, Jens Laerke, told the news agency Lusa that the situation in Palma is “an absolute horror inflicted against civilians by an armed, non-state group”. “They did horrible things and continue to do them,” said the official, stressing that the attacks will continue to make thousands of people flee.

OCHA says that there are thousands of people still walking through the bush in order to reach safe places, and that there are still an unknown number of displaced people at Quitunda, 15 kilometers south of Palma.

Sanction the Axis of Mercenary and Terrorist Evil

Here’s the latest from David Boyajian on the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Artsakh.


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev — Credit: Asbarez.com

Sanction the Axis of Mercenary and Terrorist Evil: Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Georgia

by David Boyajian

Azerbaijan deployed thousands of mercenaries in last year’s 44-day war that it and Turkey waged against Artsakh/Nagorno-Karabagh and Armenia.

Azerbaijan thereby flagrantly violated the UN’s International Convention against the Recruitment, Use, Financing and Training of Mercenaries (UNMERC) which it signed in 1997.

Forty-six countries have signed UNMERC, including Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, and Poland.

These mercenaries are not clean-cut military men. They’re terrorists, thugs, jihadis, and fanatics.

The Evidence

They include former ISIS commander Sayf Balud, and members of the Hamza Division, Sultan Murad Brigade, Al-Amshat Militia, Free Syrian Army (FSA/SNA), and other factions.

Many were brought into Azerbaijan before the war began on September 27, 2020. Unknown numbers remain there despite the November 9 armistice.

Armenian forces captured two mercenaries who came from Syria’s Hama and Idlib provinces.

The independent UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has confirmed Azerbaijan’s employing mercenaries. In October, it numbered them at over 2,050 with 145 dead.

Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights has named the chief mercenary commanders, such as Fehim Isa of the Sultan Murad Brigade, and their organizations.

Video and audio recordings have identified many of the mercenaries.

Azeri soldiers have forced some of them into battle at gunpoint and lied about the combat conditions. “Haji… don’t come,” warned one mercenary. “We have been deceived… this is a meat grinder.”

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The Reset to End All Resets

To paraphrase Hermann Göring*: When I hear the word “sustainable”, I reach for my Luger.

The term “Great Reset” is causing such a buzz in the deplorable fever swamps of the intertubes that even the august New York Times has been compelled to mention it. Just in order to dismiss it as a “conspiracy theory”, mind you; but still, they had to pay attention to it.

Yet how can it be a conspiracy theory when it is featured on the website of the World Economic Forum?

The originator of the phrase is Dr. Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the WEF, which is a sort of country club for absurdly wealthy globalists. Dr. Schwab’s treatise on the topic —posted last June on the WEF website — is entitled “Now is the time for a ‘great reset’”. Its subtitle riffs on Rahm Emanuel: “In every crisis, there is an opportunity”.

Two current crises provide the subtext for the opportunity to impose the Great Reset. One is the Wuhan Coronavirus, and I’ll get to the other one in a minute.

First: Dr. Schwab lays out the rationale for taking advantage of the unprecedented opportunity provided by COVID-19, saying that “the world must act jointly and swiftly to revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions. Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed. In short, we need a ‘Great Reset’ of capitalism.”

There are many reasons to pursue a Great Reset, but the most urgent is COVID-19. Having already led to hundreds of thousands of deaths, the pandemic represents one of the worst public-health crises in recent history. And, with casualties still mounting in many parts of the world, it is far from over.

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Left unaddressed, these crises, together with COVID-19, will deepen and leave the world even less sustainable [this is where my Luger left its holster —BB], less equal, and more fragile. Incremental measures and ad hoc fixes will not suffice to prevent this scenario. We must build entirely new foundations for our economic and social systems.

Dr. Schwab intends a thorough overhaul that will fix the global system once and for all. He tells us that “populations have overwhelmingly shown a willingness to make sacrifices for the sake of health-care”, out of which arises the golden opportunity that will allow the bumpkins and hayseeds to be gulled into global governance — for their own good, of course.

The Great Reset agenda would have three main components. The first would steer the market toward fairer outcomes.

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The second component of a Great Reset agenda would ensure that investments advance shared goals, such as equality and sustainability.

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The third and final priority of a Great Reset agenda is to harness the innovations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to support the public good, especially by addressing health and social challenges.

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Eric Zemmour: Pope Francis and the De-Christianizing of Europe

In the following excerpt from a French TV talk show, the popular commentator Eric Zemmour discusses Pope Francis with his fellow panelists. The main topic is His Holiness’ recent encyclical “Fratelli Tutti”, in which he called for open borders, the suppression of nationalism, and granting more power to the United Nations. Most notably, he said that every country belongs to foreigners as well as the natives.

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

Breitbart reports about “Fratelli Tutti”:

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Signs and Portents Everywhere… But of What? (Interlude IB)

Here’s another interlude post in Seneca III’s latest treatise. See the archives link at the bottom of this post for previous installments in this series.

Signs and Portents Everywhere…But of What?

by Seneca III

Interlude IB

Preamble

Mass alien immigration from the Third World into the First and the social and cultural decomposition that followed is now a fait accompli. This same aggressive war on our way of life is also being fought on another front by other means and by members of the same cabal. They plan to control the ways and means that determine the state of human health on a global scale — aided and abetted by the UN and the WHO, naturally — and through that monopoly to eventually control the world itself. They are the wealthy, politically well-connected and anointed disciples of Mammon who are shaping an autocratic global future controlled exclusively by them and for their benefit alone, not for ours.

If by the time you have finished reading this article and, most important of all, watching the video, you are not frightened by thoughts of what the future holds then so be it. If, however, you can see and understand how the globalist plan is unfolding and it is not what you wish for the future of your children and grandchildren then it is time for some serious preparation and then action.

But before preparation, first must come a full understanding of who the enemy is, his methodology and how he operates as an international distributed network with tentacles stretching into every corner of our lives, and finances and thus what his ultimate destination is.

“The social atmosphere is that of a besieged city. And at the same time the consciousness of being at war, and therefore in danger, makes the handing-over of all power to a small caste seem the natural, unavoidable condition of survival.”

— George Orwell, 1984

A short review of the revelatory video

…by Amazing Polly.

The video is 38 fascinating minutes in length. Below are seven snapshots of some of the graphics found therein. In the video there are many more accompanied by full explanations of the lineages and interconnections between the principal players.

This ‘Pledging Event’ lasted two and half hours. Always follow the money — as the video does.

The web of conspiracy starts to develop.

More players arrive…

…and more…

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Signs and Portents Everywhere… But of What? (Part IIB)

This is the latest installment in Seneca III’s latest treatise. See the archives link at the bottom of this post for previous installments in this series.

Signs and Portents Everywhere… But of What?

by Seneca III

Part IIB — A loosely connected miscellany of the darkly disturbing plus a journey into the past

2019 — Another welcome addition, one Claudia Naomi Webbe MP, takes up residence in the Labour Party Parliamentary Zoo.

Claudia arrived from Leicester East — another wonderfully enriched constituency after replacing the toy boy bum’n’coke aficionado and industrial washing machine salesman, a.k.a. Keith Vaz MP (resigned)[1].

Yet it would appear that electing a race-baiting Castro and Lenin supporter (see the pictures on her wall) comes quite naturally to that well-diversified electorate, but — much to Claudia’s credit — she has not been known to sell industrial washing machines or inhale exotic substances.

“Webbe was born and brought up in Leicester and has family members living in the constituency. She studied social science at De Montfort University, Leicester, then later an MSc in Race and Ethnic Relations at Birkbeck, University of London.

Having participated in its development in the mid-1990s, Webbe was the chair of Operation Trident, a community-led initiative to tackle gun-related homicides disproportionately affecting black communities. Webbe was a policy director and adviser to the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone. She was responsible for culture, cultural strategy, sports and tourism, and she was a member of his election campaign team in 2000 and 2004.

Webbe wrote about Livingstone when in 2006 he was found guilty by the Standards Board for England’s Adjudication Panel of bringing his office into disrepute and suspended from office for four weeks. Webbe said that “I have worked with Ken in numerous anti-racist organisations and campaigns including the Anti-Racist Alliance, the National Assembly against Racism and while I was director of Westminster Race Equality Council, he took up cases that I referred onto him for support. His history of work in the anti-racist movement is unquestionable.” [From Wikipedia]

De Montfort University is located in Leicester, England. It was established in accordance with the Further and Higher Education Act in 1992 as a degree-awarding body. De Montfort University has approximately 27,000 full- and part-time students, 3,240 staff and an annual turnover in the region of £168 million. The university is organised into four faculties: Art, Design, and Humanities (ADH); Business and Law (BAL); Health and Life Sciences (H&LS); and Computing, Engineering and Media (CEM). It is a Sustainable Development Hub, focusing on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, an initiative by the United Nations launched in 2018.

In 2019, the first Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings, a global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, ranked De Montfort University 50th in the world. The university has special arrangements with more than 80 universities and colleges in over 25 countries, including Nanjing University, ranked 120th in the world by the Times Higher Education and situated in Jiangsu, eastern China. The two universities have launched various initiatives, including a scholarship programme for De Montfort students and doctoral study coupled with English language tuition for students from Nanjing.” [From Wikipedia]

That figures, and just 50th? Highly appropriate methinks. It and Leicester deserve each other, and if there were such a ranking, it would probably rate in the top 5% of those turning out career Baristas… or Labour politicians.

2020 — Another heartwarming example of our enrichment — The Curious Case of Nadia Whittome

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Signs and Portents Everywhere… But of What? (Part IIA)

This is the third installment of Seneca III’s latest treatise. Previously: Part 1, Interlude.

Signs and Portents Everywhere… But of What?

Part IIA — Signs hiding in plain sight, continued…

1968 to present — Education: The beginnings of the destruction of the tried and true traditional education system began, as far as I can make out, in 1968 with what was presented as a revised syllabus. This syllabus came with radically new formats for GCE (General Certificate of Education) Ordinary level examinations. [Junior High School in the US.]

I only came across examples of this change many years later when I stumbled across copies of the Maths papers I had sat in 1957 at the age of 16. Essentially, the Maths syllabus that I had been solidly grounded and then examined in was somewhat narrower but far, far deeper than its replacement(s) from 1968 onwards.

Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry together with the History of Mathematics were taught in a disciplined way and consequently students ended up with a comprehensive understanding of the subject; the modern system of rote learning within a far broader and much shallower syllabus may impart certain facts but no deep, intuitive understanding of this essential foundational component of human knowledge and achievement.

I also gathered from friends that the History Syllabus and examination had changed likewise, generally devolving to a non-rigorous curriculum whereby instead of learning and connecting facts, genealogies and dates students are now required to parrot revisionist interpretations derived from a distorted modern perspective rather than that of the time and place in which they happened.

This is not education; it is indoctrination. Thus it is no surprise that higher education today is polluted with dons and tutors who squander young minds and churn out butterfly hordes of snowflakes with ‘Studies’ degrees who, being wholly untrained in critical thinking and with no awareness of reality, cower in their safe spaces fully ‘woke’ and terrified of being thrust out into the harsh realities of the world beyond their artificial academic womb.

No doubt all of this well serves the objectives of globalism — millions of useless drones to labour away at non-creative work, pacified with bread and circuses and uncomprehending of their psychological imprisonment, but of no other use whatsoever. You will find one such here…

The original report in the UK was at ‘Order Order’, but they no longer seem to be able to ‘find the article’ for some strange reason (lawyers, perhaps?), which is a pity, because some of the comments were, shall we say, rather pithy, when it came to the inane witterings of a lost generation.

But Order-Order did cite the original offering from this somewhat less than charming misandrist here, so do indulge yourselves in the meanderings of an inadequate intellect, incredible though that semi-literate drivel may seem to the sound of mind. And, in case that for some strange reason the HuffPost original should also go missing, there is a copy and paste of it for your delectation in ANNEX C below.

Overall one may well wonder how this parlous situation came about. In essence, it did so after privatization of the University system, when profiteering replaced rigorous academic disciplines with spurious degree subjects such as Football Management, Tourism etc. designed for those youngsters of limited academic ability, and then ‘Gender’ and many other weird ‘Studies’ which were designed to attract the weak, porous intellects of single-issue fanatics, anti-white racists and the near brain dead:

Our university system was fully privatized only a few years ago. It happened in several steps as the Government withdrew the base funding that most of the population thinks it still has.

People noticed the marketisation, of course — the introduction of tuition fees, the student loans company and a newly competitive “market” for students from home and abroad. Inevitably, this “market” then needed a regulator. Value for money was to be decided by excellence frameworks ranked gold, silver and (fearfully) bronze. Marketing budgets soared.

However, many people failed to notice what had really happened. Our universities had become providers of education and research with the equivalent of zero hours contracts…

[From the Daily Telegraph — 24th April.]

2015 — Foreign Aid: The UK currently spends 0.7% of its Gross National Income on Overseas Development Assistance (ODA). The 0.7% target was first adopted by UN General Assembly resolution in 1970. In 2015 the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition government, formalized on the 20th May under the joint stewardship of ‘Call me Dave’ Cameron and the ‘Klingon’ Nicholas William Peter Clegg, made it a legally binding national commitment.

In 2019 Britain’s foreign aid budget soared £623 million to a record £15.2 billion/$19.2 billion, and such largesse in the time of Covid is now naught but economic suicide. Of the 2019 amount, £4.2 billion was squandered on feminist foreign aid to improve global gender equality and, the year before, Britain had spent millions on a Spice Girls clone in Ethiopia. No, you couldn’t make it up — but it is the epitome of misguided pathological altruism as directed by the UN and at the expense of struggling British taxpayers. This insanity must cease with immediate effect — what one government can enshrine in law a successor government can and must strike down.

2007 — The Great Climate Change Scam

Albert Arnold Gore Jr. is an ex-US Vice President who served under President ‘Damp Cigar’ William Jefferson Clinton and later was a failed Presidential candidate himself. He is an extremely wealthy, self-promoting environmentalist (aren’t they all?) whose work is climate-change activism, i.e. promoting the imposition of carbon taxes and consequently having vested interests in two carbon trading companies on the NY Stock exchange. This earned him (jointly with the IPCC) the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Yes, that’s correct, the International Panel on Climate Change, dodgy statistics, kleptocracy and empty third-world pockets in need of filling.

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