Reader’s Links for December 19, 2020

Each day at just after midnight Eastern, a post like this one is created for contributors and readers of this site to upload news links and video links on the issues that concern this site. Most notably, Islam and its effects on Classical Civilization, and various forms of leftism from Soviet era communism, to postmodernism and all the flavours of galloping statism and totalitarianism such as Nazism and Fascism which are increasingly snuffing out the classical liberalism which created our near, miraculous civilization the West has been building since the time of Socrates.

This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

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91 Replies to “Reader’s Links for December 19, 2020”

  1. Glenn Beck: This document proposes TERRIFYING steps to target the ‘religious right’

    The Secular Democrats of America — a group founded and backed by many congressional Democrats — recently released a terrifying 28-page document proposing to the Joe Biden team several steps that directly target the rights of conservative, religious Americans.

    https://www.theblaze.com/glenn-radio/secular-democrats-of-america-proposal?utm_source=theblaze-dailyAM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-Newsletter__AM%202020-12-19&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Daily%20AM
    The Document

    https://seculardems.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/SecularDemocratsofAmerica_Blueprint_BidenHarrisTransition_11-30-20_FINAL.pdf

    Secular Democrats of America

    https://seculardems.org/

    • This is Jacobin jazz.
      Another narrow interest group to “intersect” the demonrats into squabbling gangs. Whatever damage they do to each other is a net plus for the USA.

  2. China: The Conquest of Hollywood
    Judith Bergman
    12-15 minutes

    In October, for the first time, China overtook North America as the world’s largest film market. Pictured: Wang Jianlin (second from left), chairman of China’s Wanda Group, attends the opening ceremony of the Wanda Qingdao Movie Metropolis, billed as “China’s answer to Hollywood,” in Qingdao on April 28, 2018. (Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP via Getty Images)

    In October, for the first time, China overtook North America as the world’s largest film market. “Movie ticket sales in China for 2020 climbed to $1.988 billion on Sunday, surpassing North America’s total of $1.937 billion, according to data from Artisan Gateway. The gap is expected to widen considerably by year’s end,” wrote The Hollywood Reporter on October 18. “Analysts have long predicted that the world’s most populous country would one day top the global charts. But the results still represent a historic sea change”.

    “The day has finally arrived when China is the world’s No.1 film market, surpassing the box office total of North America for 2020,” said the authorized government portal site to China, published under the auspices of China’s State Council Information Office, also known as the CCP’s Foreign Propaganda Office, China.org.cn, in a self-congratulatory article, “China officially the world’s biggest film market.” The article, published on October 20, went on to mention the Chinese blockbuster, The Eight Hundred, a WWII movie about a group of Chinese soldiers under siege by the Japanese army, which was the highest grossing film in the world in 2020, as well as a handful of other Chinese-made films scheduled for release in the final quarter of 2020.

    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/16842/china-films-hollywood-censorship

  3. France: Migrants stage protest, demand residency permit
    https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20201219-france-migrants-stage-protest-demand-residency-permit/

    “Thousands of migrants in France on Friday staged demonstrations demanding permission to stay, Anadolu Agency reports.

    Coinciding the International Day of Migrants on Dec. 18, activists had gathered in Richelieu-Drouot Square in the capital Paris and marched to the perimeter of the city’s municipal building.

    Police, who placed intensive security measures, did not allow the crowd to approach the municipality.

    Carrying anti-government banners, demonstrators, demanded that they be granted a residency permit and housing opportunities.

    Other French cities like Marseille, Lyon, Lille, Strasbourg, Rennes, Nantes, and Bordeaux also witnessed similar demonstrations and various programs related to migrants.

    Organisers reacted to President Emmanuel Macron’s failure to take any steps towards migrants.

    Migrants had previously also held demonstrations in many cities, thrice in Paris, demanding basic rights and facilities.”

  4. Imam Busted over Spreading Propaganda against Security Forces
    https://www.khaama.com/imam-busted-over-spreading-propaganda-against-security-forces-8796544/

    “Amrullah Saleh, the first vice president, said that in a mosque in the fourth district, the imam was spreading propaganda against the security forces in imitation of ISIS and the Taliban.

    Saleh added, that the man was being instructed from far distances, and was being summoned today under a security pact to end his misdeeds and misleads.

    Saleh said the insults and humiliation of the security and defense forces were intolerable and that they needed all our political, cultural, religious, and social support.

    According to Saleh, wrong conspiracies against the country’s security forces is a crime under the law and will be investigated.

    According to the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs, most of the mosques in the country are outside the ministry’s administration, so people do not know how much propaganda is being spread in these mosques against the government and security forces…”

  5. Turkey ‘neutralizes’ 5 YPG/PKK terrorists in N.Syria
    https://www.aa.com.tr/en/turkey/turkey-neutralizes-5-ypg-pkk-terrorists-in-nsyria/2082165

    “Turkish security forces neutralized at least five more YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

    The terrorists were attempting to attack to disrupt peace in the Operation Peace Spring region and were neutralized by fire support vehicles, the ministry said on Twitter, also sharing footage of the action.

    All measures will continue to be taken to maintain peace in the region, the ministry added.

    Turkish authorities use the word “neutralized” to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

    Since 2016, Turkey has launched a trio of successful anti-terror operations in northern Syria to prevent the formation of a terror corridor and to enable the peaceful settlement of residents: Euphrates Shield (2016), Olive Branch (2018), and Peace Spring (2019).

    Terrorist groups, particularly the YPG/PKK, try to infiltrate and mount attacks in these areas to disturb the peace and stability restored by Turkey.

    In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and the EU – has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.”

  6. Spain is transferring illegal immigrants from the Canary Islands to mainland Europe
    https://rmx.news/article/article/spain-is-transferring-illegal-immigrants-from-the-canary-islands-to-mainland-europe

    “Since mid-November, the government of Pedro Sánchez has been silently transferring hundreds of young illegal immigrants to bring some relief to the Canary Islands, which has witnessed a 900 percent increase in arrivals this year, which has seen arrivals increase to 21,452 arrivals between Jan. 1 to Dec. 15 this year compared to only 2,168 all of last year.

    On Nov. 20, Spanish Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska was on an official visit to Morocco to discuss the issue of rising numbers of illegal crossings from Africa to the Spanish archipelago, many of whom depart from coasts controlled by Rabat in Morocco and Western Sahara. In spite of reception facilities being overcrowded in the Canary Islands, Grande-Marlaska insisted Spain would not transfer migrants to mainland Spain, as this would risk converting those islands in the Atlantic Ocean into a new entry point to mainland Europe.

    According to the Spanish authorities, most illegal immigrants arriving on small boats to the Canary Islands do not qualify for asylum and should be deported back to their country of origin.

    On the same day that Grande-Marlaska was holding discussions with his Moroccan counterpart, a plane transporting dozens of such migrants landed in Malaga. According to messages exchanged between top police officials on that day and shortly after, such a transfer of illegal immigrants from the Canary Islands was nothing exceptional. Since mid-November, there have been regular landings of groups of migrants, mostly young and healthy men, according to witnesses. Between Dec. 4 and Dec. 8 alone, as many as eight planes transporting some 500 illegal immigrants landed at the airports of Valencia and Alicante. Others have landed in cities such as Madrid and Granada as well.

    Local authorities are usually kept unaware of the incoming flights of migrants. Furthermore, as confirmed by witnesses and images published on social media and by traditional media outlets, in many cases, no authorities were present to receive the migrants or even control whether they had been tested for Covid-19. All migrants were allowed to leave the airport by their own means, and their whereabouts remain unknown.

    Asked about the flights, the Spanish interior minister first denied they were taking place and then stated they were regular commercial flights, explaining that the migrants had bought tickets on their own initiative. When they were given a temporary permit at the end of a 72-hour retention period from the time of their arrival at the Canary Islands, those illegal immigrants can go wherever they wish, government officials explained.

    Only on Dec. 11 did the government of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez finally begin to acknowledge that it had been organizing some transfers, but just for the most vulnerable migrants. However, this version is refuted by the testimonies from police and airport officers, as well as flight crew members.

    It appears that Sanchez’ far-left, pro-immigration government is taking up the same policies as the far-left, pro-immigration government of Alexis Tsipras in Greece in 2015, when that country made the immigration crisis far worse by organizing the systematic transfer of illegal immigrants from its islands to its mainland and then facilitating their travel farther north.

    Sánchez has his own history of encouraging and facilitating illegal immigrants’ passage through Spain to France.

    Migrants who have been transferred to mainland Spain are allowed to go freely wherever they want at a time when Spaniards are not permitted to travel between provinces and regions because of limitations linked to the pandemic. The Spanish government is thus trying to do away with a problem it contributed to with its pro-migrant policies from 2018, when Sánchez formed his first government.

    However, the Spanish policy of ferrying migrants to the European mainland is likely to serve as another powerful incentive for many Africans to embark on the dangerous route to the Canary Islands — if there is a chance they can get to Europe, they will risk their lives.

    Just as the leftist government of Giuseppe Conte in Rome allowed a Tunisian terrorist to travel unchallenged through its territory and kill innocent people in the southern French city of Nice last November, Madrid appears to shirking its responsibility towards its fellow EU countries. At this time, it remains unclear how many Islamic radicals there are among the young men who are being transferred to mainland Europe.

    So why is the European Commission not reacting? In March, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson asked Greece to revoke its decision not to accept any asylum request on its territory when it was trying to fend off a massive assault of illegal immigrants on its borders with Turkey. Now, she refuses to condemn the Spanish policy of transferring illegal immigrants to the continent and allowing them to go unchecked in the Schengen Area.

    Instead, the European Commission is keeping its pressure on Hungary, with the European Court of Justice ruling this week that Hungary, not Spain, broke EU law by unlawfully detaining migrants in its transit zones. The European Commission had brought the case to the ECJ even after such transit zones for asylum applicants were deemed lawful by the European Court of Human Rights last year.

    Should Budapest fail to control its part of the external Schengen border and act like Madrid, it would undoubtedly face fewer problems with Brussels.”

  7. Trump: Supporters Should Join ‘Wild’ Protest in DC on Jan. 6
    By Zachary Stieber
    December 19, 2020 Updated: December 19, 2020
    biggersmaller Print

    President Donald Trump on Saturday called on supporters to join in a planned protest in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021.

    Trump alleged in a tweet that it was “statistically impossible” for him to have lost the 2020 election, referring to a report that his trade adviser Peter Navarro released this week.

    He then added: “Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!”

    In another missive, the president said Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden didn’t win the election.

    “He lost all 6 Swing States, by a lot. They then dumped hundreds of thousands of votes in each one, and got caught. Now Republican politicians have to fight so that their great victory is not stolen. Don’t be weak fools!” he wrote.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-supporters-should-join-wild-protest-in-dc-on-jan-6_3625391.html?utm_source=newsnoe&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2020-12-19-5

  8. Dominion Whistleblower Accuses CEO of Lying During Michigan Hearing
    By Zachary Stieber
    December 19, 2020 Updated: December 19, 2020
    biggersmaller Print

    A Dominion Voting Systems whistleblower who says she witnessed irregularities at the TCF Center in Detroit on Election Day is accusing Dominion’s CEO of lying during the recent Michigan Senate hearing.

    CEO John Poulos answered questions about Dominion’s machines and software for several hours.

    Melissa Carone was a contractor who worked for the company during the election. She told NTD, part of the Epoch Media Group, that Poulos misled legislators or outright lied.

    Poulos told the Michigan Senate Oversight Committee on Dec. 15 there were three workers, two employees and a contractor, at the TCF Center. Carone alleged there were actually five there.

    Poulos told legislators that the vote tabulator units sit atop a ballot box that is sealed during ballot counting. Carone said that may be the case elsewhere, but at the TCF Center the ballot boxes were not attached to the machines.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/dominion-whistleblower-accuses-ceo-of-lying-during-michigan-hearing_3625218.html?utm_source=newsnoe&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2020-12-19-4

  9. ***we’ve been had, real bad***

    Paul Mozur 18h, 16 tweets, 6 min read

    The world’s best system of disinformation sits not in Moscow, but Beijing. A new leak shows how Beijing pulled on specialized software, censors, trolls, snitches, and police to exert precise control over the early narrative of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Videos that showed hospitals overrun, corpses in the streets, angry residents in lockdown were purged. Media was ordered not to call the virus fatal. Terms like lockdown were downplayed. The heroism of party officials was emphasized.

    While controls were aimed primarily at a Chinese audience, officials were aware sought to use the censorship to impact opinions abroad. One directive instructed officials to “actively influence international opinion.”

    As Beijing sought to acquire masks and personal protective equipment from around the world, officials downplayed information about their growing stocks of such gear, out of fear it could disrupt further efforts to get equipment from countries soon to be hit by the virus.…

    As democracies struggle with the reality distortions of social media, Beijing has weaponized the internet’s power to inflate filter bubbles that help it rule. It’s a key part of its governance system, and something officials want to export. It may well change the global internet.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1340238064795303938.html

  10. Bill Gertz: Leaked Database Suggests Widespread CCP Infiltration; China Silences Hong Kong Activists
    American Thought Leaders – The Epoch Times – Premiered 4 hours ago

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