Reader’s Links for June 6, 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.

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  1. Recently the Bureau of International Settlements (BIS) announced that on June 28 non-allocated gold would no longer be permitted to be held by bullion banks. Unallocated (paper) precious metals is the mechanism by which gold and silver prices are suppressed, and by which fiat currencies are given false value.

    The question is why did the BIS make this world-changing announcement? Speculation is that Russia made what is the nuclear threat (in money terms) of introducing a gold-backed Ruble.

    This change will accelerate the demise of fiat currencies and inflation. Look, also, for increasing frequency of cyberattacks blamed on Russia, crippling infrastructures. This “cyberpandemic” may be the next step in promoting Agenda 21/30 to reality.

  2. Distractions, pandemonium (sounds like a good name for a new entry on the periodic table) and other modes of control seem to be the chosen forms of cover for what may all be about the coming new monetary system. The plandemic will be, in the end, understood to have been a stepping stone to a new world monetary order along with its requisite new world reserve currency.

  3. Sky News host Rowan Dean says police in Victoria have crossed a “dangerous and scary line” by deciding in advance who is likely to commit a crime in the future.

    Mr Dean said the “thuggery” of police, particularly in Victoria, during lockdowns was “chilling” and “shocked the free world”.

    “Rather than China becoming more like us, are we becoming more like them?” he asked.

    “It’s not only the excessive use of physical force, it is the excessive use of authoritarian power.

    “The police, rather than protecting the citizens, have become an extension of the government of Victoria, protecting the bureaucrats and the politicians, in this case the Labor Party, from facing much-needed criticism and legitimate lawful protest.

    “The Andrews government has used its political force to suppress legitimate debate and the freedom of the press.”

    Mr Dean pointed to the way police handled Avi Yemini, a journalist for Rebel News.

    He said Mr Yemini had the “right” and “professional duty” to cover Saturday’s demonstrations but received a visit from police the night before.

    “Put aside the grotesque actions of a police commissioner having the power to decide which journalists may or may not attend an event, a totalitarian give away if ever there was one, but you know we have crossed a very dangerous and scary line when the police start deciding in advance who is likely to commit a crime in the future,” he said.

    “It’s not quite as dramatic as the tank man with his plastic carrier bag standing up to the procession of communist tanks, but the principle, actually, is identical.

    “The individual expressing his defiance of a brutal and oppressive state that has only one answer to dissent, and that is to crush it.”

  4. Video: “First U.S. Doctor Certifies ‘Vaccine’ Injury, Confirms Serious Diagnosis After Jab” the Stew Peters Show – June 4, 2021

    Brittany Galvin joins ‘The Stew Peters Show’ LIVE from her Florida hospital bed, where she is undergoing treatment for a serious diagnosis that, according to her neurologist, was caused by the Moderna injection.

    You can find “The Stew Peters Show” on Rumble.

  5. 2 videos about the Victorian (Australian) Police by the “Real Rukshan” in chronological order (1 day apart I think):

    “….I guess Victoria Police really didn’t like my last report that captured the excessive use of police resources against members of the Victorian community at Flagstaff Gardens. They are back at my family home tonight looking to intimidate me again, with another letter from Luke Cornelius. I’m really sick and tired of this tactic that is being employed against me by the Assistant Commissioner of Police. It’s offensive and disrespectful to target independent media. The police officer with the letter was even acting smart saying they may have served these letters to mainstream media as well. Victoria Police are out of control, and the government is backing them all the way.”

    One day (or so) later, Victorians are over a week into their 4th Lockdown:

    Highlights from the Victorian Small Business Owners Protest.

    The Real Rushkan writes:

    “There was an overwhelming police presence at the intersection of Flinders Street in Melbourne today, as a group of business owners gathered to voice their concerns about the situation for small businesses in Victoria. However before they could speak, the police started picking off attendees one by one, leading to some ugly scenes. Here are some of the moments I documented during my time covering the event, there is also a full livestream available on my Facebook feed –…”

    • “Arizona Mother Died One Day after the Shot / “Bill Gates” in the studio” Sanity 4 Sweden – June 6, 2021

    • Old news but exactly what the west deserves as it refuses to extract the minerals from the ores itself as it is too “dirty” and that is why China has such dominance there. It was obvious over a decade ago that this would become crucial but you can thank the green lobby and now the climate lunatics for painting the west into this corner.

      In Oz China purchased the mining right to one of the best and most predictive rare mineral mines in the world and almost no one noticed it or commented.
      Shame upon the west!
      maybe when they begin to seize Oz assets in China Oz can do the same to Chinese assets in Oz.

      • In the US the mines and refineries were shut down by left wing groups suing over environmental issues. The companies were going bankrupt fighting the law suits.


        OSINT on Iranian Ship Makran, Sailing To Venezuela

        Flag Iran An Iranian Navy forward base ship, Makran, is believed to be transporting arms to Venezuela. I was able to break the arms aspect on USNI News. This piece complements that write-up by providing a few additional OSINT elements for reference.

        The sinking of the Iranian Navy’s second largest warship, Kharg, may create an unintended smoke screen across the Makran affair. However defense watchers will remain focused on the larger ship. Most visible, and possibly consequential, of the arms are 7 missile boats.

        Update: There have been rumors that, following the loss of Kharg, the I.R.I.N.S. Makran has been recalled to Iran. It will now complete a training mission to Russia.

        Update 2: On June 4 a photo of Makran, before its trip to Venezuela, was shared on an Iranian Telegram channel. It clearly shows the Peykaap-III (Zolfaghar) missile boat. also visible are some of the anti-aircraft cannon added to the vessel.

      • Loss of Iranian Navy Ship Mutes Tehran’s Global Ambitions, 3rd Warship Lost Since 2018
        By: H I Sutton
        June 3, 2021 6:22 PM

        IRIS Kharg before and after the June 1 Fire. Maxar Image used with permission

        New satellite images released Thursday show the sunken hull of what earlier this week was one of Iran’s largest warship, IRIS Kharg an Ol-class replenishment oiler, caught fire on the evening of June 1.

        The crew battled the fire with only 33 injured and no deaths but could not save the ship. In the end only the sea could extinguish the flames. Kharg burned for hours before slowly listing to starboard and sinking stern-first, within sight of the Iranian port of Jask, according to imagery provided to USNI News by Maxar.

        The loss of Kharg, Iran’s only replenishment ship, created new challenges for the under-resourced Iranian Navy. The fleet oiler was an essential unit in Iranian ambitions to operate beyond the Middle East. For example, when Iranian warships sailed to the Mediterranean in 2011 Kharg was a key part of the group. In 2014, when Iran said that it was sending warships to the Atlantic, Kharg was present. While the Iranian surface group did not make good on Tehran’s promise to operate in the Gulf of Mexico, Kharg did give the Iranian Navy potential for much longer voyages.

  6. GOP Congresswoman’s Home Vandalized With Antifa Symbols by Katie Pavlich
    Katie Pavlich
    2 minutes

    Freshman Republican Congresswoman Nancy Mace is reporting that her South Carolina home, where she lives with her children, has been vandalized with a number of Antifa symbols.

    “We should all be able to feel safe in our own homes, regardless of our political beliefs. I sincerely appreciate law enforcement doing all they can to find the criminal trespassers. This is the 2nd time I’ve been targeted for vandalism in the last few months,” Mace tweeted Monday morning. “There is a significant difference between nonviolent protests and criminal acts of intimidation and vandalism. I’m concerned too for my neighbors who’ve been impacted by this appalling criminal behavior. I also want to take a moment to thank those same neighbors; so many have reached out to offer their assistance and support. I cannot thank the Charleston community enough.”

  7. Why North Korea is facing a major food shortage that could lead to the death of millions
    People are selling off basic household items just to buy something to eat, prompting fears of a repeat of the deadly 1990s famine
    By Julian Ryall Tokyo 3 June 2021 • 12:20pm
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits Farm No. 1116 in 2019. Food is now increasingly scarce in the isolated country
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits Farm No. 1116 in 2019. Food is now increasingly scarce in the isolated country Credit: KCNA/Reuters
    North Korea is facing a shortfall of more than 1.2 million tonnes of grains to feed a population that is already suffering from malnutrition, according to a new report, raising the spectre of another possible famine in the isolated nation.
    “North Korea has been identified as experiencing a food crisis, with many households experiencing undernourishment or minimal levels of nutrition,” said the South Korea state-run Korea Development Institute think tank on Thursday.
    “People’s basic household assets are being sold off to procure food. This is not sustainable and action needs to be taken immediately.”

  8. Big Tech Scrubs Religious Radio Show From YouTube
    This isn’t the first time YouTube has infringed on free speech

    Caitlin Bassett
    June 3, 2021


    YouTube removed an entire radio show from its platform this week, hosted by popular Christian author and social commentator Eric Metaxas, citing violations of their community standards.

    Metaxas – author of biographies on the lives of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Martin Luther, and William Wilberforce, among many other books – announced the news to his social media pages on Tuesday.

    “It’s happened,” he wrote on his Facebook page. “Despite our going FAR out of our way to comply with their arbitrary ‘community standards’, YouTube decided to remove every single video we’ve ever done on the Eric Metaxas Show off their platform.”

  9. Unrest Erupts in Minneapolis Amid Protests Over Police-Involved Shooting
    By Tom Ozimek
    June 5, 2021 Updated: June 5, 2021
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    Minneapolis saw an outbreak of unrest on Friday night, after a vigil and protests over the shooting death of a man by members of a U.S. Marshals task force devolved into chaotic scenes of looting, arson, and vandalism.

    The second night of protests followed Thursday’s fatal shooting of 32-year-old Winston Boogie Smith Jr., who was wanted on a weapons violation and fired a gun before two deputies shot him.

    Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force were trying to arrest Smith on a warrant for allegedly being a felon in possession of a gun, according to authorities. The Marshals Service said in a statement Thursday that Smith, who was in a parked vehicle, didn’t comply with law enforcement and “produced a handgun resulting in task force members firing upon the subject.”

    Family and friends of Smith Jr. spoke at a vigil on Friday at the location of the fatal shooting, with video from the scene showing an unidentified man calling for “justice” and for the crowd to “say his name.”

  10. Elon Musk slammed at Bitcoin 2021 conference following tweet, price drop
    Audrey Conklin
    4-5 minutes

    An aura of animosity toward Elon Musk loomed over the Bitcoin 2021 conference on Friday after the Tesla founder and CEO tweeted a broken heart emoji about Bitcoin on Thursday that some investors linked to the cryptocurrency’s Thursday price drop.

    Max Keiser, host of the “Keiser Report,” began his fireside chat by repeating, “F-ck Elon!” several times.

    A number of conference attendees posted on social media about their disappointment in the Tesla CEO, who recently announced Tesla would stop accepting Bitcoin for vehicle purchases due to environmental concerns that were credited with sending the markets lower in May.

  11. Biden and the Ayatollah’s Game Plan
    Amir Taheri
    7-9 minutes

    No sooner had President Biden’s appeasement squad been deployed than Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the cleric heading Iran’s regime, ended almost four years of relative self-restraint by trying to revive the embers of several conflicts into blazing flames. Pictured: Iran’s “Supreme Guide,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (Image source: Commons)

    Last February, when the new Biden administration launched its promised bid for a revival of the Obama “nuclear deal” with the Islamic Republic, apologists described it as an attempt at preventing another Middle Eastern war. This echoed the old mantra that in dealing with the Khomeinist regime, the choice is between appeasement and full-scale war.

    Adepts of that mantra have failed to understand that in dealing with the mullahs it is appeasement that encourages war.

    Thus, no sooner had President Biden’s appeasement squad been deployed than Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the cleric heading the Khomeinist regime, ended almost four years of relative self-restraint by trying to revive the embers of several conflicts into blazing flames.

  12. europravada -HUNGARY – Crowds in Budapest rally against Chinese university campus plan

    The Fudan University campus is being built with a €1.3 billion loan from China despite local opposition.

    • Deutsche Pravda – Anger grows in Hungary over China’s university plans in Budapest

      A new partnership between Beijing and Budapest has angered Hungarian taxpayers who will have to carry the nearly one billion euro financial burden.

      China is building a European campus of its Shanghai-based Fudan University. Not only are Hungarians to pick up the tab, but no local contractors will get to work on the project. Most Hungarians oppose the plan, and anger is growing against Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Thousands have taken to the streets of the capital to protest their government’s cooperation with an authoritarian regime.

      Initially the plan was to build affordable dorms, especially for people from Hungary’s rural areas.
      The ground has been broken for various projects – including a new athletic stadium. But the government is also allowing China to build the very first European campus of the Shanghai based Fudan University on the site.

      According to government documents obtained by the Hungarian investigative media outlet “Direkt36,” the Chinese campus will be financed by a 1.3 billion Euro loan, paid for by Hungarian taxpayers.

      The journalist behind the report sees other worrying implications for the project. Szabolcs Panyi says Hungary’s intensifying ties with China create a friendly environment for Chinese intelligence.
      During various visits with his Chinese counterparts over the past decade, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been openly pursuing an “Eastern Opening strategy” in the hopes of attracting Chinese investment

      At the beginning of the COVID pandemic Orban personally inspected tons of protective equipment that had arrived at the Budapest airport from China. Hungary is also the only country in the EU to inoculate its citizens with the Chinese COVID vaccine. And it recently vetoed an EU joint statement expressing concern over China’s tightening control over Hong Kong.

      So, who really benefits from this relationship?

      The campus will be built using Chinese labor and building material shipped in from China.
      And not everyone in Hungary is a fan of the Eastern Opening strategy: Budapest’s mayor Gergely Karacsony is a key opponent of Orban. He has been showing his opposition to what he calls “Chinese influence buying” in his own special way: Four streets near the planned Chinese construction site have recently been renamed. Students at the new campus may have to take “Free Hong Kong Road” or “Dalai Lama Road” to get to class.

  13. Twitter Access Suspended by Nigerian Telecoms After Tech Giant Removes President’s Post
    By Samuel Allegri
    June 5, 2021 Updated: June 5, 2021
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    Per the Nigerian government’s orders, the country’s telecommunications operators are going to shut down whatever access is left to Twitter by Saturday, coming after the tech giant deleted a post by President Muhammadu Buhari.

    “Our members received formal instruction from the Nigerian Communications Commission, the industry regulator, to suspend access to Twitter,” Gbenga Awonuga, executive secretary of the Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ATLON) told NewsMax. “We are only following the directive of the government, as we are licensees of the government.”

  14. (The leftist groups that are behind this are supporting all of the law suites to prevent archeologists from studying American Indian skeletons from hundreds of years ago.)

    Remains of Confederate general and wife dug up from their burial site, moved – Liberty Unyielding
    Howard Portnoy
    3-4 minutes

    Remains of Confederate general and wife dug up from their burial site, moved

    Reenactment of Pickett’s Charge (Image: Wikipedia)

    One of the most stirring moments in Ken Burns’s excellent documentary on the Civil War was his treatment of the 1913 reunion at Gettysburg. A reenactment of Pickett’s Charge, the bloodiest battle of the war, was staged in which the boys who had clashed in mortal combat 50 years earlier, now old men, rushed at one another as best they could. But this time when the former Confederate troops met the former Union troops on the battlefield, they came not with fixed bayonets but with open arms to embrace their “opponents.”

    The grainy black-and-white footage of the meeting, which left a lump in this viewer’s throat, revealed more about the Civil War and its aftermath than any monument or history book. The war had been fought not by soldiers but by flesh-and-blood men (children in many cases) who had come to understand more about life and death than most of us will ever fathom.

  15. ‘Don’t speak ill of Trump or you’ll lose,’ Democrat’s leaked email confirms their fear of Trump
    3-4 minutes

    Staff members at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee are concerned that continuing to talk about former President Donald Trump and his impeachment will backfire on Democratic candidates in the 2022 midterm elections, according to an internal email.

    The DCCC, which is in charge of protecting and expanding the Democrats’ House majority, issued a press release on Friday morning criticising Rep. Michelle Steel (R-Calif.) and her “top 10 failings” in Congress. Her decision not to impeach Trump for his part in inciting the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 was one of them.

    However, the DCCC included an email conversation between workers discussing document edits at the bottom of the news release by accident. “Do we think highlighting her vote not to impeach trump is helpful?” one staffer wrote. “In midterm with him out of WH, not sure how much we want to keep highlighting him and give the Trump base a reason to turnout,” the mail said. Staffers eventually chose to keep the impeachment phrase in the press release.

  16. “IT’S WORSE THAN WE THOUGHT! Fauci and Top US Doctors Caught! They CONSPIRED to Disqualify Hydroxychloroquine as COVID Treatment — MILLIONS DEAD AS A RESULT”
    by Jim Hoft – June 6, 2021

    Article & Podcast Link

    • People in Authority Lie
      Speech of Robert F. Kennedy in Berlin, August, 28th 2020
      Sabine G. – October 11, 2020

      Robert F. Kennedy in Berlin: Conference with Heiko Schöning (MD), Markus Haintz (Lawyer), 28.08.2020
      Intro is in German, Robert F. Kennedy speeks in English.

  17. USA Today fights subpoena aimed at readers of Florida FBI shooting story
    Josh Gerstein
    4-5 minutes

    Sections of a USA Today newspapers rest together. | Steven Senne/AP Photo

    Newspaper publisher Gannett is fighting an effort by the FBI to try to determine who read a specific USA Today story about a deadly shooting in February near Fort Lauderdale, Fla., that left two FBI agents dead and three wounded.

    The subpoena, served on Gannett in April, seeks information about who accessed the news article online during a 35-minute window starting just after 8 p.m. on the day of the shootings. The demand — signed by a senior FBI agent in Maryland — does not appear to ask for the names of those who read the story, if the news outlet has such information. Instead, the subpoena seeks internet addresses and mobile phone information that could lead to the identities of the readers.

    • FBI identifies 2 agents killed in Florida while serving warrant in crimes against children case
      5-6 minutes

      Two FBI agents were killed and three were wounded in a shooting early Tuesday while agents were serving a warrant in a child exploitation case in Florida, according to the FBI. The suspect died of an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound, a person familiar with the matter said.

      Authorities are investigating whether the suspect had cameras rigged at the apartment to provide an outside view of people who might be approaching at the time of the incident, said the source, who is not authorized to comment publicly.

      At 6:04 a.m., FBI and officers from multiple agencies were serving a warrant at the Water Terrace apartment complex in Sunrise, Florida, when the suspect inside started shooting, according to Otishia Browning-Smith, a spokeswoman for the Sunrise Police Department. The suspect, who was not identified, barricaded himself inside the residence.

  18. CBC – Multilateral action needed to reach end of COVID-19 pandemic, epidemiologist says

    Dr. Richard Hatchett, CEO of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, told CBC chief political correspondent Rosemary Barton that the longer COVID-19 continues to spread rampantly in many parts of the world, the higher the risk is that a variant will emerge that could completely evade current vaccines.

    • Richard J. Hatchett, MD,

      is Chief Executive Officer of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), a partnership of public, private, philanthropic and civil organizations that will finance and co-ordinate the development of vaccines against high priority public health threats and vaccine platform technologies to respond rapidly to emerging infectious diseases with pandemic or epidemic potential.

      Prior to joining CEPI, Dr. Hatchett most recently served as acting Director of the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), after serving for five years as BARDA’s Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Director. At BARDA, Dr. Hatchett oversaw programs to develop medical countermeasures against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats, pandemic influenza, and emerging infectious diseases and led or helped lead the development of vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics for a number of emerging viruses, including the H3N2v and H7N9 influenza viruses, MERS, Ebola, and Zika.

      Previously, Dr. Hatchett served on the White House Homeland Security Council under President George W. Bush and was a member of the White House National Security Staff under President Barack Obama. He is a recipient of the HHS Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service and a five-time recipient of the NIH Director’s Merit Award.

      A graduate of Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt University Medical School, he completed a residency in internal medicine at the New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center and a fellowship in medical oncology at Duke University Medical Center.
      CEPI – New vaccines for a safer world

      The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) is a global partnership launched in 2017 to develop vaccines to stop future epidemics.

      CEPI’s $3.5 billion plan of action

      COVID-19 has brought the world to its knees.

      Now is the moment to unite and break the cycle of panic and neglect that has characterised our response to epidemic and pandemic disease.

      CEPI has a $3.5 billion plan of action to substantially reduce global epidemic and pandemic risk.


      We want to create a world in which epidemics are no longer a threat to humanity.

      CEPI wants to galvanise the development of new vaccines against diseases we know could cause the next devastating epidemic.

      Epidemic diseases affect us all. They do not respect borders.

      CEPI (pronounced ‘seppy’) aims to accelerate the development of vaccines against emerging infectious diseases and enable access to these vaccines for people during outbreaks.


      CEPI on wikipedia

      Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations

      […]CEPI is focused on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) “blueprint priority diseases”,

      […]CEPI was conceived in 2015 and formally launched in 2017 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. It was co-founded and co-funded with US$460 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,

      […] CEPI was identified by several media outlets as a “key player in the race to develop a vaccine” for coronavirus disease 2019

      […]Co-founder and funder, Bill Gates said: “The market is not going to solve this problem because epidemics do not come along very often — and when they do you are not allowed to charge some huge premium price for the tools involved”.

      CEPI’s creation was also supported and co-funded by the pharmaceutical industry including GlaxoSmithKline (GSK),

      A LOT MORE :

    • GOLDMAN SACHS – Dr. Richard J. Hatchett, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)

      25 min video :


      MARCH 2020 – Channel 4 – Coronavirus expert: ‘War is an appropriate analogy’

      Dr Richard Hatchett explains the long-term dangers of the Covid-19 coronavirus – saying it’s the scariest outbreak he’s dealt with in his 20-year career.

      “….. coronavirus is the most frightening disease I’ve ever encountered in my career….”

  19. Face to Face With Dr. Fauci – The Truth Is…”It’s Almost Over”

    This week I traveled to Washington DC to interview Dr. Anthony Fauci, physician, scientist, immunologist and Director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infection Diseases (NIAID), as well as chief medical advisor for the President of the United States.

    We discussed all-things COVID-19. I was lucky enough to speak to Dr. Fauci last year via Zoom at the beginning of the pandemic.

    This time around, I was so thrilled to sit face to face with the man, maskless, thanks to the fact that we are both fully vaccinated.

    We dove in deep on a bunch of subjects such as the effect of COVID and vaccines on children, herd immunity, natural immunity, some of his previous statements, and the future of masks.

    Do you part to end the pandemic and get back to normal life but getting your Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson vaccine ASAP!

    • Remember when he supposedly got his shot and the next day he rubbed his arm and said it was just a little sore, but the liar rubbed the wrong arm.
      Lock him up.

  20. June 4 2021 EU looked at ‘importing 70 million Africans’ by 2035, says German MEP Gunnar Beck, denouncing ‘disastrous’ new migration pact
    A leading figure in Alternative for Germany, tipped for victory in a German election this week, Gunnar Beck is attacking the EU’s ‘deeply dangerous’ migration pact before it’s enacted under cover of a feelgood summer.
    As Germany’s ‘super election year’ focuses on the state of Saxony-Anhalt this Sunday, the disruptors in the nation’s biggest opposition party, Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), are poised for a shock win as its anti-immigration message resonates in the heartlands of former East Germany.

    Sitting top of the most recent INSA opinion poll with 26% and having just announced its two lead candidates for September’s federal elections – both supporters of a hard line on immigration – AfD is not about to soften its message.
    Senior AfD figure and Euro MP Gunnar Beck said a strong election result would prove a useful weapon in his party’s battle against the European Union’s controversial proposed Pact on Migration and Asylum that looks to enlist its members in a centrally-run redistribution of asylum seekers across the bloc.

    “I have myself been working on the EU migration pact for some time and for me the enactment of such a pact would be disastrous,” Beck told “Because the EU not too long ago was talking about importing up to 70 million Africans into Europe by 2035. In my humble opinion this is not what we need to modernise our economy.

    “And while the figure seems high, when the members of our migration pact campaign – including delegates from Denmark, Estonia, France and Belgium – met with the Commission just last year, that migration figure was brought up but no one at the Commission chose to deny it. “

    That suggestion of actively encouraging inward migration to the EU has been floating around Brussels for a while, as governments across the bloc look at ways to address the phenomenon known as the ‘greying of Europe’ where ageing populations aged 65 or older and low birthrates pose ‘considerable social, economic and political challenges in countries such as Germany and Italy’ according to the Pew Research Center, a Washington-based think tank.
    Some politicians, such as former European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker believe an influx of younger workers from Africa is the solution.

    Meanwhile, the migration pact currently appears stuck in parliamentary committees, the received wisdom is that it’s being deliberately stalled until the outcome of the German federal elections is known in September.

    Beck suggests an alternative reason for the unusual delay.

    “It’s not gone through all the committees in the European Parliament and the negotiations of the Council [of Europe] haven’t started but I think the EU would like to push the legislation through from July onwards,” he said.

    “Now that all the countries are phasing out the lockdown and people are generally feeling better about themselves and able to leave their homes again. So the possibility is that they’ll try to use the general feelgood atmosphere – summer combined with corona relaxations – to push ahead with this deeply dangerous legislative package,” Beck said.

    And maybe Beck’s right. Because the European Parliament’s final plenary session is early July and then it doesn’t sit again until mid-September. If the pact proposals are put to MEPs in July and inevitably passed, there is plenty of time for it to lose its sting over the extended summer break. It will be just like it was there all the time.

    That should play well for AfD in the federal elections, which are slated for September 22, but Beck is not so sure.

    “It’s possible that migration will become an important issue in the federal election,” he said. “And the EU migration pact to those of us in the EU delegation is an important campaign but whether that can be turned into an election campaign is a different story.”

    Nevertheless, a win on Sunday for AfD would indicate that despite a huge surge in Green Party popularity nationwide, Germans are interested in more than climate change, particularly in states such as Saxony-Anhalt, home to one of Germany’s three main coal mines. A recent poll there found that climate change was considered important by just 6% of respondents, whereas a national survey found 75% of folk were concerned for the planet.
    Observers liken the voters of Saxony-Anhalt – which has a population of 2.2million – to those ‘left-behinds’ who Donald Trump wooed, and the so-called ‘Red Wall’ voters in the UK who felt their traditional party no longer represented them. Beck agrees.

    “The election this week will probably be the first time that we become the strongest single party and that will be a huge success,” he said. “There’s widespread dissatisfaction in east Germany about the state of politics in this country and that dissatisfaction can translate very frictionlessly into increasing support for the AfD because our party is not stigmatised there. In west Germany it’s distinctly more difficult there. The campaign to stigmatise us has been more successful and some of the other parties profit from that dissatisfaction. But not us.”

    Those efforts to discredit a party, which would most likely sit alongside the Conservative right in the UK, take a huge electoral toll. Despite coalitions being commonplace in Germany, no one dares buddy-up with AfD.

    So, despite topping last week’s poll in Saxony-Anhalt, even if AfD wins the greatest vote share on Sunday, it will be relegated to the opposition benches, thanks to a cosy three-party so-called ‘Kenya’ coalition agreement between the Greens, Social Democrats and Christian Democrats, nicknamed as such because their respective party colours of green, red and black echo the African nation’s flag.
    But an AfD victory will have some impact. It would prove no small embarrassment to the ruling establishment, particularly the CDU, who will be facing September’s elections without Angela Merkel and face their own internal battles as some members urge a tilt towards the right under the leadership of charisma-free Armin Laschet.

    At least for the time being, however, AfD will take the win and, while it will irk the party to be denied the seat of power, at least its supporters can be sure that they are making a difference.

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