Reader’s Links for June 15, 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.

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  1. https://www.dailywire.com/news/north-korean-defector-after-attending-ivy-league-school-even-north-korea-was-not-this-nuts

    M a real pity that the ones who most need to read this wont be capable of even realizing that they should.
    Jun 15, 2021 DailyWire.com
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    NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 24: Activist Yeonmi Park attends The Tory Burch Foundation 2018 Embrace Ambition Summit at Alice Tully Hall on April 24, 2018 in New York City.
    Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tory Burch Foundation
    Famed North Korean defector Yeonmi Park offered a chilling account of her time at Columbia University, saying that not even North Korea went to the level of brainwashing that she witnessed.

    Speaking with Fox News, Park became increasingly dismayed with the cost of an education that amounted to little more than what she described as indoctrination.
    “I expected that I was paying this fortune, all this time and energy, to learn how to think. But they are forcing you to think the way they want you to think,” she said. “I realized, wow, this is insane. I thought America was different but I saw so many similarities to what I saw in North Korea that I started worrying.”

    Like in North Korea, Park said she witnessed example after example of anti-Western sentiment and guilt-tripping. During her orientation, for instance, a staff member scolded her for liking classic literature.

    “I said ‘I love those books.’ I thought it was a good thing,” Park said of her orientation. “Then she said, ‘Did you know those writers had a colonial mindset? They were racists and bigots and are subconsciously brainwashing you.’”

    When it came to gender pronouns and manipulation of the English language, Park was even more confused.
    “English is my third language. I learned it as an adult. I sometimes still say ‘he’ or ‘she’ by mistake and now they are going to ask me to call them ‘they’? How the heck do I incorporate that into my sentences?” she remembered asking herself. “It was chaos. It felt like the regression in civilization.”

    “Even North Korea is not this nuts,” she added. “North Korea was pretty crazy, but not this crazy.”

    Eventually, Park stopped arguing with her professors and “learned how to just shut up” so that she could graduate. She reserved her most pointed criticisms for the woke scolds who constantly lament about being oppressed.

    “Because I have seen oppression, I know what it looks like,” she said. “These kids keep saying how they’re oppressed, how much injustice they’ve experienced. They don’t know how hard it is to be free.”
    “I literally crossed through the middle of the Gobi Desert to be free. But what I did was nothing, so many people fought harder than me and didn’t make it,” she added.

    Not being able to think critically has real-world consequences on society, noted Park as she recalled her inability to see that leader Kim Jong Un was the fattest man in the country while the people were starving.
    “In North Korea I literally believed that my Dear Leader [Kim Jong-un] was starving,” she said. “He’s the fattest guy – how can anyone believe that? And then somebody showed me a photo and said ‘Look at him, he’s the fattest guy. Other people are all thin.’ And I was like, ‘Oh my God, why did I not notice that he was fat?’ Because I never learned how to think critically.”

    “That is what is happening in America,” she added. “People see things but they’ve just completely lost the ability to think critically.”
    Having seen the worst of humanity in North Korea only to witness brainwashing in the United States, Park admitted to feeling quite bitter and hopeless about it all.

    “You guys have lost common sense to degree that I as a North Korean cannot even comprehend,” she said. “Where are we going from here? There’s no rule of law, no morality, nothing is good or bad anymore, it’s complete chaos. I guess that’s what they want, to destroy every single thing and rebuild into a Communist paradise.”

  2. A communist paradise is being built right now in northern North America. Here is an excellent overview of the Dystopia situation:

    https://mises.org/library/oh-canada

    Ultimately the best thing that can happen at this stage is economic calamity. Stealing from the productive class must end and a reversion to real productivity, en masse, must begin. The squandering and plundering of real labour cannot continue. Woke-ism costs money. Cut it off.

  3. Sharyl Attkisson – What happened when Trump tried to stop U.S. funding for the Communist Chinese Wuhan Lab

    Listen to top scientists and editors from esteemed medical journals and you can’t help but conclude there is such a thing as a “scientific establishment.” And it’s been as corrupted by politics and misinformation as many in politics and the media.

    In my 2017 investigation into “Fake Science,” Dr. Marcia Angell, the first woman to serve as Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, explained why she says a large percentage of published studies are not to be believed.

    “I came to the New England Journal of Medicine in 1979,” says Angell. “Starting about then was when you saw the drug companies assert more and more control until finally they over the next couple of decades, they began to treat the researchers as hired hands. They would design the research themselves. You know you can do a lot of mischief in how you design a trial. Or ‘we’ll test this drug and we’ll tell you whether it can be published or not,’ and so if it’s a positive study, it’s published; if it’s a negative study, it’ll never see the light of day.”

    That sentiment is shared by Dr. Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of the British journal Lancet. In 2015, he wrote a scathing editorial saying, “Much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue; science has taken a turn towards darkness.”

    “The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. ” (Dr. Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, Lancet)

    These scientists are joined by many others who say that industry and special interests have co-opted the research process, academic institutions, federal agencies and public health groups to such a degree that it can be impossible to get unconflicted, accurate scientific information. At the very least, it’s difficult to know what can be trusted and what should not.

    This phenomenon was never more important than during the Covid-19 pandemic when so many voices are shouting “Follow the science!” and when perfectly valid opinions and scientific findings are being censored, silenced and controversialized by Big Tech and some in the media.

    All of this helps explain what happened last year when President Trump took what seemed to many to be the perfectly reasonable step of ordering a halt to U.S. taxpayer funding of the Communist Chinese research lab in Wuhan that could have been the source of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    In April 2020, the Chinese had refused to provide samples, allow an inspection of the Wuhan lab, or otherwise cooperate on steps necessary to help figure out the pandemic and its origins. When Trump got word that the U.S. was sending taxpayer money to the lab and its scientists, he ordered it stopped. Funds were blocked to the nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance that was responsible for dispensing some U.S. taxpayer money to the Wuhan lab.

    What happened when the funding stopped?

    The scientific establishment kicked into action.

    Scientists told the press— which dutifully reported it— that the funding cuts were political in nature. Uncalled for. Going to cost lives.

    The backlash was so strong that most people probably don’t know this, but not long after the funding was cancelled, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reinstated the grant to EcoHealth Alliance.

    At least there were some conditions this time. Under orders from Trump, the China bat coronavirus part of the grant was suspended pending the Wuhan Institute of Virology granting a request for an outside inspection.

    NIH also made the project contingent upon getting responses from the Chinese to outstanding inquiries regarding the lab’s practices and the Covid-19 outbreak. NIH also wanted EcoHealth Alliance to obtain a virus sample from the Wuhan lab.

    EcoHealth Alliance and its leader Peter Daszak criticized the commonsense conditions saying they made their crucial research “impossible.” The press covered the story in lockstep, in a one-sided on-narrative fashion. Here’s what NPR said: “The U.S. government has suddenly terminated funding for a years-long research project in China that many experts say is vital to preventing the next major coronavirus outbreak.”

    As for the theory that Covid-19 could have originated at the Wuhan lab, the same NPR story dismissively wrote: “As noted in an NPR story published last week, many scientists have discounted that theory as nearly impossible.”

    But as I’ve reported, many scientists did not discount the theory as “nearly impossible.” Numerous scientists directly involved in the genetic analysis, and in related projects, had already concluded the Chinese lab was the most likely culprit, and genetic analysis by U.S. government scientists had already revealed hallmarks of man’s intervention within the virus. You just didn’t hear about it much on the news or online because the discussion wasn’t allowed.

    Of course, the “experts” the media were citing were often the very conflicted scientists involved in controversial research with the Chinese to begin with. This was not disclosed in most of the news reports.

    Sixty Minutes went a step further and published what, in hindsight, is an embarrassingly obsequious report on EcoHealth Alliance’s Daszak. Instead of pointing to Daszak’s controversial research partnerships with China and “gain of function” work, the story portrayed him largely as savior of all things viral, a man unfairly undercut by an unscientific and political White House under Trump.

    And the Sixty Minutes story didn’t reveal that, behind the scenes, Daszak and Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health, were working to discredit the “lab theory,” usually without publicly disclosing their own roles in securing U.S. taxpayer funds for controversial research partnerships with the Communist Chinese scientists at the lab.

    Then on Aug. 27, 2020, it was announced that the National Institutes of Health had awarded an even larger grant of taxpayer money, $7.5 million, to EcoHealth Alliance.

    https://sharylattkisson.com/2021/06/what-happened-when-trump-tried-to-stop-u-s-funding-for-the-communist-chinese-wuhan-lab/
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    Watch my investigation into Covid-10 origins, separating fact from rumor.

    https://sharylattkisson.com/2021/06/video-exclusive-investigation-separating-rumor-from-fact-on-covid-19s-origin/

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    • That sentiment is shared by Dr. Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of the British journal Lancet. In 2015, he wrote a scathing editorial saying, “Much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue; science has taken a turn towards darkness.”

      That Horton remains in his position is an indictment of the entire establishment. Among the most dangerous antisemites in the world, he’s made blood libels kosher.

      See: The Lancet as a Political Platform for NGOs: Study of Articles on Palestinian and Israeli Health Care 2001 – 2014

      https://www.ngo-monitor.org/reports/the_lancet_as_a_political_platform_for_ngos_study_of_articles_on_palestinian_and_israeli_health_care_/#conclusion

    • Communist quackery:
      Lancet Abandons Science for Propaganda

      The Lancet is a highly respected biomedical journal that rightly carries a lot of clout in the scientific community. That’s what makes its recent turn toward sensationalism and clickbait so incredibly odd.

      We first noticed that something was strangely amiss in 2017 when the editor-in-chief of The Lancet praised Karl Marx in a bizarre editorial. The piece made multiple dubious claims, such as, “Medicine and Marxism have entangled, intimate, and respectable histories.” The 100 million (or so) graves of the victims of communism beg to differ.

      Then, in 2018, The Lancet went on an ideological bender against alcohol…

      A paper in The Lancet argued that certain food experts should be banned from food policy discussions. (Of course, the experts that should be banned are any that are associated with industry, because industry = bad.)

      And then, The Lancet slandered surgeons , using shady statistics to blame them for killing millions of people every year…

      Footnote: Timetable of Lancet Demise
      • Lancet May 2015 Regarding health and climate, the Lancet published in May 2015 an evidence-based report Gasparrini et al: Mortality risk attributable to high and low ambient temperature: a multicountry observational study…

      • Lancet June 2017 Lancet sets the facts aside in order to prostrate itself before the global warming altar…

      • Lancet January 2019 Lancet publishes Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems.…

      https://rclutz.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/lancet-abandons-science-for-propaganda/

    • The British Medical Journal, 2002:
      How political should a general medical journal be?

      The first anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon passed without a word from the BMJ. We decided to mark the anniversary not by a minute’s silence but by a whole issue’s, judging we could add nothing of value to the tower of words that had already been erected in the victims’ memory…

      By contrast, the Lancet devoted nine articles to the attacks in its issue of 22 September 2001, with another 13 marking the first anniversary. Some of these articles contained very little medicine. So has the Lancet overdone it, confusing its role with that of a political weekly, or have we underdone it, neglecting the huge implications of the attacks?

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1124893/

    • Lancet editor’s Chinese propaganda

      Ever since the coronavirus first began to spread in the UK, one of the government’s staunchest critics has been the editor-in-chief of the Lancet, Richard Horton. In late March, he suggested that Matt Hancock and Boris Johnson were playing ‘roulette with the public’ and said on Question Time that the government’s response to the virus was a ‘national scandal’.

      https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/lancet-editor-s-chinese-propaganda
      ………..
      Jun 9, 2020
      James Todaro, MD @JamesTodaroMD

      Leaked meeting between editors-in-chief of Lancet & NEJM show pressures from big pharma…described as “criminal.”

      Of course, shortly after the meeting, papers by both NEJM & Lancet with outcomes favorable to big pharma were retracted for fraudulent data.
      https://twitter.com/JamesTodaroMD/status/1270455757268496389

  4. Wuhan students begin new chapter with mass graduation

    More than 11,000 students in Wuhan attend a massive graduation ceremony

  5. Bodies arrive at morgue after Afghan polio vaccinators shot dead

    The bodies of polio workers are transferred to a morgue after a series of attacks that left four vaccinators dead in Eastern Afghanistan.

  6. BBC – LGBT Content aimed at children to be banned in Hungary

    Hungary’s parliament passed a bill that bans disseminating what it calls content promoting gender change or homosexuality in schools. The law would ban LGBT literature for under-18s, including educational material, and advertisements deemed to be promoting gay rights.

    A move which rights groups said resembled Russia’s 2013 “gay propaganda” law.

    + comments on the YT page

    • europravda – Key to preventing new COVID variants is vaccination, expert says

      Fewer than 1% of people in low-income countries have so far received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

    • global news – Trudeau visits Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing site in Puurs, Belgium

      […]This week alone, Canada is set to receive 2.4 million doses of the vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech, which has been consistently delivering large weekly shipments since mid-March.

    • MSNBC – NewYork-Presbyterian CEO Explains Decision To Mandate Covid-19 Vaccine

      Dr. Steven Corwin explains his decision to mandate the Covid-19 vaccine for all staff amid backlash against vaccination requirements at hospitals around the country. He says the move is all about safety and “it should not be a partisan issue.”

    • Fox Exclusive: Former CDC director believes COVID-19 came from Wuhan lab

      Former CDC Director Robert Redfield sits down for an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Dr. Marc Siegel to discuss his belief that COVID-19 ‘evolved’ from a Wuhan lab.

    • sky news australia – It’s been ‘Chinese disinformation from the very start’: Sharri Markson

      Sky News host Sharri Markson says the footage which reveals live bats were kept at the Wuhan Institute of Virology has demonstrated it’s been “Chinese disinformation from the very start”.

      It comes after the exclusive footage, aired exclusively by Ms Markson, disproved denials from the World Health Organisation investigators who claimed the suggestion was a “conspiracy”.

      “We were told that there were bats at the wet market,” she told Sky News host Chris Kenny.

      “Remember we had Scott Morrison calling for the closure of wet markets.”

    • sky news australia – Wuhan bat video shows much of pandemic origin information was ‘Chinese disinformation’

      Ms Markson told Fox News in the interview that Beijing’s disinformation was then “propagated” by many who were “compromised”.

      “It shows that much of what we’ve been told about the origin of the pandemic from the very beginning was Chinese disinformation which was then propagated by many people who had been working in conjunction with the Wuhan Institute of Virology who are compromised, who had extreme conflicts of interest,” she said.

      Ms Markson scorched the WHO team which visited Wuhan earlier this year to investigate the origin of the pandemic.

      “People like Peter Daszak insisted that it was a conspiracy theory – he used the term in a tweet from December 2020 – that it was a conspiracy theory to say that there were bats in the lab,” she said.

    • Belgium: EU, Canada leaders say ending pandemic main goal

      President of the European Council Charles Michel, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a press conference in Brussels on Tuesday.

    • Marjorie Taylor Greene: “I’m very proud to sponsor the Fire Fauci Act.”

      “Fire Fauci Act” that will bring Dr. Fauci’s salary to $0 and also will require Senate to confirm someone to fill his position.

  7. CRIME

    A 21 year old New Jersey student suffered severe heart inflammation after his second shot of the modern a vaccine. Justin Harrington, whose school required him to get the vaccine in order to attend classes in the fall, experienced fi-like symptoms followed by heart pain 8-12 hours after receiving the vaccine.

    Justin’s father, TimothyHarrington, said his son felt different after the second shot. Every time his heart beat it hurt and he felt pressure. Then he developed pain down both his arms. his father took him to the hospital and told doctors he had just had second shot. They checked his blood levels which showed high protein numbers. A scan and EKG showed he had myocarditis. he was hospitalized for 3 days while doctors got his condition under control.

    He still has chest pain even though he has been released. He has to wear a heart monitor and take 4 different kinds of medication for 6 months. he has to sleep propped up, he can’t exert himself and is missing out on one of the most important time of his life.

    The school’s mandate does NOT allow exceptions for students who have had COVID. The doctors recommended Justin’s 19 year old brother NOT get the second shot.

    the dean of the New Jersey Institute of Technology mandates all students must have both shots whether they have had COVID or not.

    Justin said he would “absolutely not” recommend anyone get the shot.
    Justin’s father said he knows of a girl who had to have a heart transplant after complications from the second does of Moderna.

    What the hell is wrong with people, kids do not need to get the dam vaccine. Down the road I hope some of the madmen hang for the crime of the century. The leaders of the G7, Schwab, WHO officials, Gates, Baric, Fauci…………….

  8. Germany: COVID-19 pandemic contributed to strengthening right-wing extremism – federal report

    Haldenwang noted, “extremists do not go into lockdown” adding, “right-wing extremists latched on to anti-lockdown protests within the spectrum of civil society. ”

    Haldenwang also spoke on the developments of the far-right wing faction of the AfD, known as the ‘the wing’ stating “even with the formal disbanding of ‘the wing’ on April 30, the activities of their members were and are still being observed.”

    Seehofer noted the rise in politically motivated violent attacks in 2020, most notably the racist motivated terror attack in Hanau.

  9. Attorney General Merrick Garland says domestic terrorists fighting for the “superiority of the white race” are the greatest threat to the United States.

    global news- US lays out plan to confront white supremacist violence following Capitol insurrection

    President Joe Biden’s administration on Tuesday, June 15 unveiled a plan to address the threat of violence posed by white supremacists and militias, five months after members of those groups joined in a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol.

    The White House released a 30-page plan for increased information sharing between federal and local officials and social media companies, as well as additional resources to identify and prosecute threats and new deterrents to prevent Americans from joining dangerous groups.

    U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in the “coming days and months” he would convene an inter-agency task force dedicated to combatting domestic terrorism. Garland said he has already “begun to reinvigorate” that task force.

    “In the FBI’s view, the top domestic violence extremist threat comes from racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists, specifically those who advocated for the superiority of the white race,” Garland said.

    The administration conducted a sweeping assessment earlier this year of domestic terrorism that labeled white supremacists and militia groups as top national security threats. The issue took on new urgency after a Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, who were trying to overturn Biden’s election victory.

    The new strategy stopped short of calling for new laws to fight domestic threats, and officials did not offer many details on specific new resources.

  10. Project Veritas – Fox 26 Reporter Ivory Hecker Releases Tape of Bosses; Sounds Alarm on ‘Corruption’ & ‘Censorship’

    Fox Corp Boss Told Her to “Cease & Desist” Posting on Hydroxychloroquine

  11. Arctic mission chief says global warming may have reached irreversible tipping point

    Markus Rex, the scientist who led the biggest-ever expedition to the Arctic warns that the tipping point for irreversible global warming may have already been triggered.

  12. Good Morning America – COVID-19 treatment myth about Ivermectin

    … the social media rumors about the drug’s use in India.

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