Reader’s Links for July 25, 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

56 Replies to “Reader’s Links for July 25, 2021”

  1. Martin Armstrong interview.

    Using his computer model “Socrates” as an authoritative reference I think is a convenient and contrived finger-pointing technique, yet in the net I believe he is knowledgeable. I just shook my head when he said about a third of the way through that the Fed was the only clear head when it showed skepticism to climate change. C’mon Marty.

    However an economic pundit of his stature should be mentioning the likely prospect of capital controls. Capital controls will be implemented by authoritarian regimes once economic degradation becomes commonly understood, and begins to compel flight to better jurisdictions. But one cannot flee without one’s money.

    Perhaps buying the shittiest vacant, weed-filled lot now, for $15k in some U.S. border town, is enough of an address to get a Dystopian over the border when the time comes. The border guards won’t know there is no house on the destination lot. Once through you make your way to a red state. When the time comes. When the time comes. What is the longest sentence you can make in one syllable words? Maybe longer than the time we have. When the time comes.

    The supposed immunization of Chinese and East/Central Europeans to communism that Armstrong refers to is false. This is my same reverse-polarity idea less eloquently stated. Coming from Soviet communism does not guarantee a person will recognize the current western brand. Effective propaganda techniques have very successfully obscured the monster beneath the medicine. Klaus Schwab can say you will own nothing and be happy. I can say with even greater certainty you will be dead and will be happy. Who will you be to argue? Many iron curtain DP’s don’t see what is going on now. The human animal invests in trust of government because it has limited energy. The mental proportioning valve does not reroute this energy until normalcy bias has been destroyed. Alas, this moment is likely a penny short. Conversely, many a brain of non-Soviet immigrants sees what many of those from Romania or Hungary or Belarus do not. So the rhyme and reason of who “gets” it remains a mystery.

    If you don’t have an idea by now I hear Pfizer is coming out with a tasty mRNA chip dip.

    I am amazed at Israel. A friend of mine who just went there to settle his father’s estate says the new guy is even tougher than Bibi. Is he also a collectivist? Is it possible to be a collectivist and not be a coward at heart? I think not, because tough requires courage, courage requires conscience, and conscience is sold by the collectivist to the corner pawn shop for five bucks.

    • Now that we know for a fact that even the enemy admits the PCR tests mean nothing and cannot tell the flu from Covid, it makes this even more hideously unfair and totalitarian.

  2. Latest on monitoring Tucker Carlson: Enough to get everybody riled up – Liberty Unyielding
    J.E. Dyer
    11-14 minutes

    Latest on monitoring Tucker Carlson: Enough to get everybody riled up

    Fox News video, YouTube

    When last we checked in on Carlsongate, NSA had said Carlson wasn’t targeted for monitoring by NSA, whereas Carlson said he’d been told he was being monitored – by NSA – and a source conveyed particulars from his emails that could only have been obtained by someone viewing the email contents.

    NSA, responding to a query from Congress, has now done an internal review and reports that the agency has not, in fact, targeted Carlson for monitoring, nor did it sweep up his communications in incidental collection.

    Here’s what NSA says did happen:

  3. Chicago violence: 8 shot in Old Town near Clark, LaSalle in city’s 3rd mass shooting in 6-hour span, CPD says
    Jessica D’Onofrio, Jesse Kirsch
    4-5 minutes

    CHICAGO (WLS) — At least eight people were shot just before midnight Wednesday in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood in what was the third mass shooting for the city in a six-hour span.

    The U.S. Justice Department is hoping to deter violence like what happened Wednesday, and on Thursday the DOJ is set to formally launch its gun trafficking strike force initiative in Chicago.

    The Old Town drive-by shooting took place outside a BP gas station at Clark and LaSalle streets about 11:57 p.m. Wednesday. Chicago police were just wrapping up the scene about 4:30 a.m.

    At least eight people were hurt in the incident, according to CPD. One was an innocent bystander pumping gas.
    WATCH: CPD gives update on Wednesday mass shootings

    Police said over 30 people were traveling on a party bus right by the gas station when someone inside a gray Jeep Grand Cherokee started shooting at them. The car was apparently stolen about two weeks ago.

    Two other vehicles were also on the scene, police said.

    Police said it’s not clear if the victims were inside or outside of the bus when they were shot, but the vehicle had stopped so people could use the restroom and get snacks. The bus windows were shattered by bullets.

    • Nonsense.

      Golda Meir’s Israel didn’t sit “waiting for justice for 49 years”.
      May their blood be avenged, was not a hollow, passive, ritualistic phrase.

      Every terrorist implicated in the Munich Massacre was hunted down and killed. By Israelis.

      • That is how it has to be done. Clever signs don’t really seem to accomplish anything against terrorists and totalitarians.

  4. Canada’s members of parliament unanimously endorse Islamophobia emergency summit. Are hey going to have an emergency summit on the churches that have been torched?

    Omar Ahmed, CAIR’s founding chairman, stated in 1998. “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, it to become dominate”.

    Tariq Ramadan, another famous Muslim. “Tell the Infidels in public, we respect your laws and your constitutions, which we Muslims believe that these are as worthless as the paper they are written on”.

    Abu Ameenah Bills Philips, Jamaican born, now a Canadian Muslim convert says “Islamic Law to be implemented when Muslims are the majority.”

    Imams in Canada say Islam is NOT compatible with Western democracy

    In 2016 Justine Trudeau insisted on CBC radio “Islam is NOT incompatible with Western Secular Democracy “.

    Shari’ah law – Mosque and state are not separate.

    Canadians need to have an emergency summit on the incompetence of our politicians.

  5. Typhoon threatens to hit Tokyo just days into the Olympics
    Jackie Salo
    2-3 minutes

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    July 23, 2021 | 12:08pm | Updated July 23, 2021 | 12:11pm

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    Supporters gather to watch the fireworks light up the sky over the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo, on July 23, 2021.

    A typhoon is hurtling toward the Tokyo Olympics and could land on Monday. AFP via Getty Images

    A typhoon could wreak havoc on the Tokyo Olympics next week — only the latest worry facing the troubled competition.

    The potential storm may head dangerously close to Japan’s capital city Monday, just days into the Summer Games, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

  6. The Cuban People Deserve Freedom: Where Is the US Help?
    Guy Millière
    17-22 minutes

    On July 11, demonstrations erupted in the main cities of Cuba. Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets, knowing they risk being brutally arrested, sent to jail, possibly tortured and killed by the police. They reject the communist dictatorship that has oppressed them for 62 years. They shout “Libertad”: freedom. Pictured: Police arrest a demonstrator during a peaceful anti-communist protest in Havana, on July 11, 2021. (Photo by Adalberto Roque/AFP via Getty Images)

    Sunday July 11. Demonstrations erupt in the main cities of Cuba. Tens of thousands of people take to the streets. They know they risk being brutally arrested, sent to jail, possibly tortured and killed by the police. They reject the communist dictatorship that has oppressed them for 62 years. They shout “Libertad”: freedom. They hold up Cuban and American flags — once again, the symbol of people who yearn to breathe freely.

  7. Biden Needs a Long Spoon in Vienna
    Amir Taheri
    7-9 minutes

    The so-called “nuclear issue” has always been a diversion designed to focus attention on a phantom while the living monster, wielding blood-soaked dagger, goes around spreading mayhem and murder. Pictured: A ballistic missile on display during a military parade marking the annual National Army Day in Tehran, on April 18, 2019. (Photo by AFP via Getty Images)

    To talk or not to talk? For Joe Biden’s administration in Washington this is the question with regard to “frozen” negotiations with Iran over its so-called “nuclear ambitions”. Initially, Biden appeared keen to team-roll the process so that he could revive what his former boss Barack Obama still presents as his greatest foreign policy achievement, thus loosening the lasso that Donald Trump has tightened around the mullahs in Tehran.

  8. the gateway pundit – UPDATE FROM SYDNEY: There are 141 New COVID Hospitalizations – All of Them Were Vaccinated Except One

    In a video update by NSW-9 News the medical official announced that there were 141 people in hospitals with COVID and 43 are intentsive care including several young Australians.


    SYDNEY AUSTRALIA -New Cases Today141. All Fully VAXXXXXED Apart from 1 person

    141 in hospital

    43 are in intensive care !! 18 of them require ventilation

    — JUST LISTEN TO THE AGES !! this can’t be normal!

    all but one patient in has had the jab! I thought your at less risk of ending up on ICU?? hmmm what’s the point in the vaccine again!!

    • To me these cases should be categorized as a different disease. Covid-19 + mRNA seem to produce quite a different reaction in people.

    • VOA – France Passes Bill on Vaccine Rules, Health Pass

      PARIS – The French parliament early Monday approved a bill that will make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for health workers as well as require a health pass in a wide array of social venues as France battles with a fourth wave of coronavirus infections.

      Visitors heading to museums, cinemas or swimming pools in France are already denied entry if they cannot produce a pass showing that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have had a recent negative test. The pass has been required for large-scale festivals or to go clubbing.

      Beginning in August, the pass will further be needed to enter restaurants and bars and for long-distance train and plane journeys.

      The measures contained in the bill are to expire November 15. A final green light from the constitutional court, the nation’s top jurisdiction, will be needed before the law can take effect.

      From around 4,000 new cases a day at the start of July, daily infections in France have gradually increased, topping 22,000 last week, with hospitalizations also on the rise.

      Like many other countries across Europe, France is dealing with the highly contagious delta variant, first identified in India, which is threatening to prolong the pandemic and derail economic recovery.

      Authorities are stepping up efforts to facilitate mass vaccination and are ramping up outreach to those who have not made appointments.

      As of Sunday, 49.3% of France’s population of 67 million people had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine — or one done of a single-shot vaccine — still far from any threshold some experts say could help largely curb COVID-19 transmission, a mechanism called “herd immunity.”

      Experts of the country’s Institut Pasteur said earlier this year a total easing of restrictions in the country could be envisaged without epidemic resurgence if more than 90% of adults received a vaccine.


      French parliament adopts vaccine passports law despite protests

      France’s parliament voted to make vaccine passports a key part of daily life in the battle against Covid-19 on Sunday, after a compromise between lawmakers from the upper and lower houses.
      The breakthrough in talks came a day after France was again shaken by protests against the rules that saw over 160,000 rally and dozens arrested.

      The announcement was a move by Macron to make vaccinations the top weapon against Covid-19 as new variants emerge, essentially requiring people to become vaccinated if they want to continue daily routines.

      Vaccine passports have encountered fierce opposition from some, who believe they erode civil liberties.

      The Senate had approved the legislation but added numerous amendments that the government feared risked limiting its impact.

      The legislation still needs to be approved by France’s highest administrative authority, the Constitutional Council, before becoming law — an extra step requested by Prime Minister Jean Castex.

      Macron’s announcement had already made the health pass compulsory for cinemas, museums and any venue gathering more than 50 people.

      It would also make vaccinations obligatory for health workers and carers.

      Parliamentary sources said the compromise means the system will only continue after November 15 following a new vote.

      “Covid is temporary, but firings are final,” argued one Republican member of the Senate, Philippe Bas.

      Seventy-one people were arrested and 29 members of the security forces were injured, the ministry of the interior said.

      Macron scoffed at how slogans of freedom were being brandished at the protests.

      Macron said that under such logic, relatives could be infected by someone who is not vaccinated, or the person could themselves end up in hospital.

      By maximising vaccinations, the French government wants to minimise the impact of the fourth coronavirus wave.

      France recorded almost 23,000 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, twice as many as last week, as the Delta variant caused a surge.

  9. Iranian-backed militias in Syria are buying up real estate – report

    Pro-Iranian and Iranian-backed militias are recruiting locals, buying up land and homes and even seeking “demographic change” in areas of Syria near the Euphrates River and along the corridor from the city of Deir Ezzor to Albukamal and other areas, according to a report.

    This area has become festooned with bases and facilities linked to Iran and its militias, including the Imam Ali base near Albukamal and areas along the river and further inland toward the T-4 base, where Iran has assets.

    “Destruction engulfs entire Syrian cities,” Al-Ain media in the Gulf said in a report about how this will affect the Syrian countryside….

    Deir Ezzor was under siege by the global jihadist movement during part of the Syrian civil war. Since 2019, Iran has sought to play a larger role in this corridor. The strategic corridor connects the Syrian regime to Iraq and also connects Hezbollah to pro-Iran militias in the country.

    Missiles and weapons flow through this area. Militias linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, including some recruited from faraway Afghanistan and Pakistan, have come to this area.

  10. Tunisian president sacks prime minister, freezes parliament

    TUNIS, July 25 (Reuters) – Tunisia’s president dismissed the government and froze parliament on Sunday in a dramatic escalation of a political crisis, prompting huge crowds to fill the capital in his support, but his opponents labelled the moves a coup.

    President Kais Saied said he would assume executive authority with the assistance of a new prime minister, in the biggest challenge yet to a 2014 democratic constitution that split powers between president, prime minister and parliament.

    Tunisians rose up in revolution in 2011 against decades of autocracy in the first eruption of the Arab Spring, installing a democratic system that ensured new freedoms and has navigated repeated crises, but which has not delivered economic prosperity.

    Years of paralysis, corruption, declining state services and growing unemployment had already soured many Tunisians on their political system before the global pandemic hammered the economy last year and COVID-19 infection rates shot up this summer.

    Major protests, called by social media activists but not backed by any of the big political parties, took place on Sunday with much of the anger focused on the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, the biggest in parliament.

    Ennahda, banned before the revolution, has been the most consistently successful party since 2011 and a member of successive coalition governments.

    “Many people were deceived by hypocrisy, treachery and robbery of the rights of the people,” Saied said in a statement carried on state media.

    “I warn any who think of resorting to weapons… and whoever shoots a bullet, the armed forces will respond with bullets,” he added.

    Soon after the statement, people flooded the streets of Tunis in defiance of a COVID-19 curfew, as supporters of Saied honked car horns and cheered the news.

    “We have been relieved of them,” said Lamia Meftahi, a woman celebrating in central Tunis, speaking of the parliament and government.

    “This is the happiest moment since the revolution,” she added.


    The president has been enmeshed in political disputes with Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi for over a year, as the country grapples with an economic crisis, a looming fiscal crunch and a flailing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Parliament Speaker Rached Ghannouchi, head of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, the biggest in parliament, accused Saied of launching “a coup against the revolution and constitution” in a phone call to Reuters.

    “We consider the institutions still standing, and the supporters of the Ennahda and the Tunisian people will defend the revolution,” he added, raising the prospect of confrontations between supporters of Ennahda and Saied.

    In his statement, Saied said his actions were in line with Article 80 of the constitution, and also cited the article to suspend the immunity of members of parliament.

    Saied and the parliament were both elected in separate popular votes in 2019, while Mechichi took office last summer, replacing another short-lived government.

    Disputes over Tunisia’s constitution were intended to be settled by a constitutional court. However, seven years after the constitution was approved, the court has yet to be installed after disputes over the appointment of judges.

  11. Deutsche Pravda – Hungary: Chinese university is bone of contention in Budapest

    A satellite campus of China’s Fudan University is planned for construction in Budapest.

    The announcement caused a stir, because the original plan was to build affordable student dormitories on the grounds.

  12. NSO CEO exclusively responds to allegations: “The list of 50,000 phone numbers has nothing to do with us”

    “Around one month ago we received the first approach from an information broker. He said that there is a list circulating in the market and that whoever holds it is saying that the NSO servers in Cyprus were hacked and that there is a list of targets there and that we should be careful.

    We looked into it. We don’t have servers in Cyprus and don’t have these types of lists, and the number doesn’t make sense in any way so it has nothing to do with us…

    We eventually received some screenshots of the list the brokers managed to get a hold of and based on that we understood that this doesn’t look like the Pegasus system, certainly on the server, and that this is an engineered list unrelated to us.… an HLR Lookup server [global database of cell phone #s].”,7340,L-3912882,00.html

    • Noor Dahri
      23 Jul, 7 tweets, 5 min read

      1-I was in searching of the truth behind the #Israeli spy #NSO software #Pegasus. I made contact with Ex Israeli Intelligence Service officials to find out the fact.

      2- They informed me the information that really shocked me. The same powers were behind the propaganda news of Jamal Khashoggi against the KSA. Qatar & Turkey are behind spreading the fake news about NSO’s security software Pegasus.

      Indeed, the software exists but it’s a false information that NSO targeted the journalists and government officials.

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