Reader’s Links for March 17, 2021

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.

This is the new Samizdat. We must use it while we can.

About Eeyore

Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

117 Replies to “Reader’s Links for March 17, 2021”

  1. Biden Needs to Handle the Turkey Dossier with Utmost Care
    Burak Bekdil
    8-10 minutes

    Three U.S. presidential administrations encouraged Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an recklessly to harm Western interests and further destroy whatever pieces of democracy were left in his own country by allowing him to maintain his transactional relationship with the U.S. rather than weakening his regime. Pictured: Erdo?an speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama on November 15, 2015 in Antalya, Turkey. (Photo by Kayhan Ozer/AFP via Getty Images)

    U.S. President Joe Biden’s two predecessors, Donald Trump and Barack Obama, made the same mistake, though for different reasons. They both mishandled Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an and his increasingly Islamization of Turkey’s secular lifestyle, education system, politics and institutions. Obama apparently hoped that Turkey’s post-modern Islamists could be an example to less-democratic Islamic regimes in the Middle East. Trump, on the other hand, seemed not to care if his pro-Erdo?an overtures emboldened Turkey’s Islamist strongman and simultaneously weakened the NATO ally’s ties with the West and Western institutions.

    In a 2010 interview with the Italian daily, Corriere della Sera, Obama referred to Turkey as a “great Muslim democracy.”

  2. Rep. John Katko: People on the Terror Watch List Caught Coming Across the Border in Last Few Days
    By Melanie Arter | March 15, 2021 | 4:43pm EDT
    7-8 minutes

    US Representative John Katko (R-NY) addresses the press during the congressional border delegation visit to El Paso, Texas on March 15, 2021. (Photo by JUSTIN HAMEL/AFP via Getty Images)

    US Representative John Katko (R-NY) addresses the press during the congressional border delegation visit to El Paso, Texas on March 15, 2021. (Photo by JUSTIN HAMEL/AFP via Getty Images)

    ( – A delegation of Republican lawmakers toured an immigration detention facility in El Paso, Texas, on Monday, and they found that people who were on the terrorist watch list were being housed at the facility.

    “People they’ve caught in the last few days over there in sector three or monument three have been on the terror watch list. Individuals that they have on the watch list for terrorism are now starting to exploit the southern border,” said Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.), who serves on the Homeland Security Committee.

  3. Biden Nominee Who Called For Decriminalizing All Drugs Owns Millions In Company Accused Of ‘Fueling Mexican Cartels’ Heroin Production’: Reports
    Ryan Saavedra
    5-6 minutes

    Associate attorney general nominee Vanita Gupta, who has called for the decriminalization of all drugs in the past, reportedly owns tens of millions of dollars of stock in a company that has been accused of “fueling” Mexican drug cartels’ heroin production.

    “According to an August 2020 Bloomberg report, American company Avantor sold acetic anhydride to cartels that used it to make high-grade ‘china white’ heroin and methamphetamine,” Fox Business reported. “Biden’s pick for associate attorney general, Vanita Gupta, owns between $11 million and $55 million in the company’s stock, according to her financial disclosure form as reported by ABC News.”

    Following Bloomberg News’ report, Avantor stopped all sales of the product in Mexico. “Due to the potential for misuse of acetic anhydride outside of the regulated supply chain, the company has recently chosen to stop all sales of the product in Mexico,” Avantor said. “We have properly discarded all inventory of acetic anhydride in Mexico.”

  4. channel 4 – Muslim groups boycott Prevent review over Shawcross role

    Hundreds of Muslim groups are boycotting the review of the government’s anti-radicalisation ‘Prevent’ scheme, over concerns about its chairman William Shawcross, who’s been criticised over previous remarks he made about Islam.

  5. Jen Psaki: Donald Trump Calling It “Wuhan Virus” Led to Rise in Crimes Against Asian-Americans

    White House press secretary Jen Psaki accused former President Donald Trump of fueling a rise in crimes against Asian-Americans by referring to the coronavirus as the “Wuhan virus.”

  6. WaPo -Associated Press – Caretaker PM Rutte seen as winning most seats in Dutch vote

    […]Rutte, 54, has now won four elections in a row. He has been in power for more than a decade at the head of three different coalitions and could become the country’s longest-serving prime minister if he manages to form a new government.

    […]Rutte’s People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy, or VVD, would win 35 seats, up from 33 in the last election, of the 150 seats in the lower house of parliament.

    […]The centrist D66 party, which was part of Rutte’s last coalition, won 26 seats — seven more than at the last election — to become the country’s second largest party.

    […]The Freedom Party of anti-immigration, anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders was forecast to drop two seats to 18, compared to the 2017 election result.

    […]A record 37 parties took part in the election and the exit poll suggested 17 could win enough of the vote to take at least one seat in parliament.

    Dutch PM Rutte hails ‘overwhelming vote of confidence’

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s party won the most seats in elections dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, putting him on course to lead his fourth coalition.

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