Reader’s Links for July 30, 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.

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

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    M Old but no more than we expected and from the horse’s mouth itself.

    Whistleblower: Newspaper industry chiefs criminally negligent over Covid scaremongering

    We publish the below anonymously for self-evident reasons.

    Working for what is essentially the propaganda unit of our government is something I am deeply ashamed of.

    I have been a journalist at newspapers across the UK for 25 years and feel the industry I work in has grossly let down the public during this alleged pandemic.

    To protect my position as a legacy media journalist, I am unwilling to say where I work, whom I work for, or who I am, but I am sharing these thoughts with UK Column readers to hopefully give them an insight into how and why my industry has got things so badly wrong.

    For the last year I have been deeply troubled by what has been happening and would gladly quit my industry if it wasn’t for having to support my family on a good wage—but I feel like my soul is dying as a result.

    What I used to hold in high regard, legacy media newspapers, have revealed themselves to be an enormous echo chamber begging readers every day to lock down harder, socially distance further, mask up more often, and to—above all else—get vaccinated as soon as humanly possible.

    Despite this relentless messaging to comply, not one mention has ever been made in any of the titles I work for of the government’s Yellow Card Scheme that has recorded more than 1,000 deaths shortly after vaccine, to date. As the Government’s own website says, only 10% of vaccine injuries are ever recorded, so we can make that 10,000 deaths and counting.

    Meanwhile, we have columnists crowing about getting their vaccines, and relentless fearmongering editorials that may as well have been written by Chris Whitty himself.

    I am disgusted by it all but I do have a handful of colleagues who share my concerns—but we are powerless to do anything, with managers either too scared or too programmed by the propaganda to allow for anything more than occasional snippets of alternative narrative to appear.

    Wartime delusions
    The only explanation I can think of for myself, being the only one of my colleagues trying to get counter-narrative in the news pages, is that many of them think their responsibility is to save lives in a time of crisis, as if they were on a wartime footing, and that anything challenging the official narrative would end up with more deaths.

    It is ironic that their ignorance, cowardice and/or lack of journalistic integrity, probably born out of fear of the virus and/or fear of what others might think of them, is costing thousands of lives of the most vulnerable in our society and the rapid loss of our freedoms. And it has left children at the cusp of having to receive this vaccine without informed consent being given to their parents.

    It is our duty to present both sides of a story impartially, and in that task we have failed to such an extent that I feel there has been criminal negligence from those at the top of the industry, who must take responsibility for the skewed narrative we have offered for more than a year now.

    I have had many sleepless nights thinking about the horrors that are happening in hospitals and care homes—and more recently as a result of the vaccines—as a result of the Covid protocols that we as a newspaper industry are turning a blind eye to, or are playing down the significance of. And the devastating fear programming of children that we have become a part of is something that is equally cruel and criminal.

    I must also add that it has become common practice to describe anything bad that happens in society to be “due to Covid”. No, it is not! It is due to the draconian restrictions that our economy has had its heart ripped out, it is these restrictions that have left the elderly to die alone and in despair within hospitals and care homes. It’s not Covid doing that, but the regulations imposed.

    The role of the press in bringing about the hate-filled society
    Through ignorance and a desire to make things seem as terrible as possible—in the misguided belief this would save lives—it has meant we have fanned the flames of fear and helped create the society that the government psychologists wanted, with non-compliance being the subject of social disapproval. In fact it has gone much further than that, with non-compliance avidly hated by many who do conform.

    The vitriol and scorn from many of our reader comments to stories is extreme—to the extent they wish anyone breaking regulations “catch the virus and die”. These comments are sickening to read and show that much of the public has been deeply programmed by the fear propaganda and psychological manipulation that we, the press, perpetuate on behalf of our government.

    There are only a very few journalists who think as I do: certainly none of the managers I work with are willing to speak up or are able to grasp that the government is not working in our best interests. Or perhaps they are motivated by their pay cheques to keep the official narrative going?

    From being relatively proud of being a journalist, I have become truly disgusted with my profession and the cowardice and ignorance of several of my colleagues, and the downright propaganda appearing in the titles I work for.

    There are many more good people than bad within my industry, I would like to stress, but they are clueless as to narratives outside the legacy media bubble and this is a dereliction of duty on their behalf.

    The C-word is also a problem: conspiracy. The word is enough to send most journalists climbing the walls in outrage or fear, and they will carry out as much cognitive dissonance as necessary to block out any information that suggests anything conspiratorial could be happening, especially as this conspiracy is on such a grand scale.

    Like most people, I experienced adrenaline-dump levels of fear when news of Covid-19 broke and the now-proved-to-be-fake news came out of people lying dead on the street in Wuhan.

    Paying the piper
    But I quickly woke up to what was really going on by seeking out content from medical experts of the highest level—that was being so ruthlessly censored by the tech giants which our newspapers are beholden to, as most of the traffic to our websites come from Facebook and Twitter.

    The vast majority of my colleagues have not done this research and remain under the impression we are in the middle of a deadly pandemic. How can they be so ignorant, some may ask. The simple answer is they build their beliefs from the very same newspapers that are selling the fear and propaganda.

    Our newspapers are like salesmen desperate for everything that moves to be vaccinated, and it is a grotesque role we are playing. Combine that with the complete failure to allow for any significant counter-argument to mass vaccination and lockdown, and it is clear we are not carrying out the role of journalists.

    Indeed, for several years now, our titles have been filled with centrally-produced content hammering home the message that we must all get our jabs for everything.

    We are a PR machine for big pharma, it’s as simple as that, and it is truly depressing. I have been close to tears many times over the past year because of the propaganda we are delivering that has caused so much suffering.

    Journalists are no more and no less than a reflection of the public they are supposed to serve, and perhaps that is why those who do try and challenge the established “truth” on asymptomatic spreading, vaccine efficacy, and the effectiveness of the PCR test are attacked by those within their own industry.

    Recently, I asked one reporter employed by another company, and who has covered Covid regularly, what they knew about the PCR test and how medical experts across the world are branding it as not fit for purpose.

    This reporter—who is usually one of the best I know for digging down into stories—did not have a clue what I was talking about. Global censorship can be the only explanation for this.

    That censorship is what many of my colleagues are blissfully unaware of (or they think it is only for deleting hate speech) and it is helping governments across the world to impose these devastating impositions without resistance from the public.

    Pity the public
    I may come across as angry in this report but my overriding emotion is that of sadness for the public we have so badly let down.

    The vast majority of my colleagues build their views on what is happening from the legacy media and fact checkers (I use that term as loosely as possible), and are completely ignorant of the thousands of doctors worldwide who have formed groups calling out the huge holes in the official narrative.

    When I have confronted managers with my concerns about the propaganda we are publishing, I have been tarred as a conspiracy theorist who denies the existence of the virus.

    How wrong they are. I am a realist, not theorist, and, yes, I do believe there is a virus about, a flu-like disease that is causing no more deaths in this country than the majority of years going back to 2000 when the figures are age-adjusted to account for our more aged population in recent years.

    I do not want to come across as belittling the illness, which does appear to have long-term devastating effects for many, but the excess deaths are at a level that do not justify the lockdowns or mass vaccinations, not least because of so many examples of countries and US states suffering no worse problems without locking down.

    The rolling counts of deaths across seasons screamed out by our front-page headlines are grossly misleading and do not take into account the vast levels of misdiagnosis.

    I do not know one reporter other than myself who has asked health officials about the unreliability of the PCR test. The lack of knowledge among my peers is deeply frustrating and, again, I must blame censorship for this, as the people I work with are otherwise fantastic journalists who want to be accurate and fair.

    Zombie writing produces zombie readers
    The tone of stories is another issue I would like to address. It is key that it be balanced and without offering opinion in news articles—but most of our Covid reporting is littered with examples of how we must obey or else!

    I have had a close family member appeal to me to seek mental health treatment as I am questioning the Covid narrative, and I have lost several friends as result of my opinions. And I fear that this closed-minded attitude is rife within the world of journalism.

    This is a “pandemic” that cannot be questioned within the legacy media, and I would urge readers to stop consuming content about Covid from this dying industry, if they haven’t already.

    Manipulation and downright lies fill the columns of our newspapers, with critical thinking and the journalistic skills of following the money and asking who benefits (cui bono) being all but non-existent when it comes to the vaccine roll-out.

    I am still within this industry and fully accept the scorn and hatred I may attract for taking a pay cheque from this propaganda unit I work for.

    I will continue to try and change opinions from within, and hope that the public will start looking away from our papers for the truth.

    My closing remark would be this, in the hope that some editors within the legacy media are reading this. Please, please, please, let there be debate. Do not allow for censorship to take hold in your titles. And, as a message to my fellow reporters, do not fall prey to the cowardly act of self-censorship to protect your reputation.

    There is too much at stake to allow for debate to be silenced as the screw is tightened and freedoms are eroded to levels that were once unimaginable. Families are being torn apart and my industry is responsible for that.

  2. (Richard: 17 Rinos are supporting the Communist take over of the US)

    Set-up: Senate advances bipartisan infrastructure bill with 17 Republican votes – Liberty Unyielding
    J.E. Dyer
    6-7 minutes

    Set-up: Senate advances bipartisan infrastructure bill with 17 Republican votes

    Gangsters. AP video, YouTube

    The Senate voted Wednesday for cloture on the bipartisan, “gang”-crafted $1 trillion infrastructure picture bill that contains the only real infrastructure spending in a Democrat-envisioned spree that’s expected to exceed $4 trillion.

    Although the bipartisan bill itself isn’t finalized, according to Senator Tom Cotton (who spoke to Fox News on Thursday), it does have actual infrastructure improvements on offer. CNN’s tally includes: “$73 billion to rebuild the electric grid, $66 billion in passenger and freight rail, $65 billion to expand broadband Internet access, $55 billion for water infrastructure, $40 billion to fix bridges, $39 billion to modernize public transit like buses and $7.5 billion to create the first federal network of charging stations for electric vehicles.”

    The cloture motion was passed 67-32.

    The list of 17 Republicans who voted for cloture is below.

  3. Getting more creepy
    They have a van at white rock as a stationary clinic not that it drives around.

    “As an added bonus, Pacific FC is offering those who get their first dose at the game the chance to win a special prize. We’ll see you there.”

    The allure of prizes combined with the potential for social pressure will likely motivate temporarily unsupervised children to roll their sleeves up for the mRNA vaccine.

  4. US Presidential Election & ItalyGate
    9 hours ago Brad Johnson

    The 2020 Presidential election leaves unanswered questions for many Americanss-presidential-election-italygate/

    Published in ITN – In the News, an site for independent journalism
    Former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen Refused Requests From President Trump To Investigate ItalyGate

    June 7, 2021Mike Dakkak

    December 14, 2020

    Acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen declined requests from President Donald Trump to investigate ItalyGate according to a report published by the New York Times. The request to investigate was made through President Trump’s Chief of Staff at the time Mark Meadows.

    According to the Times’ report published Saturday Meadows sent Mr. Rosen a link to a video posted on YouTube by former CIA station chief Brad Johnson.

    A video posted by Mr. Johnson in late December detailed Italian media reports that said the U.S. presidential election was hacked by intelligence operatives acting out of Italy, among other countries. That video, since removed by YouTube, served as the catalyst for U.S. coverage of the scandal which would come to be known as ItalyGate for many independent media outlets including this one.

    click through for the rest

  5. M. Apologies if this is old but still worth a look. Electric cars are there to ensure that freedom of movement is no longer certain, nor a right as if the power goes so does you ability to travel(unless you walk).
    You can store fuel but storing touchy lithium batteries?

    Electric cars changing the climate is ‘another hoax’

  6. Texas House Rep. Arrested During Voting Protest in Washington
    By Jack Phillips
    July 30, 2021 Updated: July 30, 2021
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    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) confirmed Thursday that she was arrested as she engaged in a voting protest in Washington.

    Lee and other protesters were standing in front of an entrance to the Senate Hart Building when the Capitol Police told them that it was their final warning and would have to disperse, according to footage posted by the Democrat’s office.

    Rep. Jim Jordan: Pelosi Threw Me Off Jan. 6 Commission After I Pressed About Her Role In Security Breakdown
    Amanda Prestigiacomo
    4 minutes

    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of throwing him off the January 6 House commission for pressing about her alleged role in the security breakdown at the Capitol that day.

    “The real question is, and I’ve said this many times, why weren’t those guys who testified today and all the other Capitol Hill police who protect us and protect Capitol Hill, why weren’t they given more help?” Jordan told Fox News host Bret Baier on Monday.

    “Why wasn’t more help there that day? And the only person who can answer that question is the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives,” Jordan said. “And I think she thought we were going to keep raising that question, and that’s why she didn’t put me on [the committee].”

    Pelosi barred both Jordan and Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) from the committee. Banks similarly blasted the House Speaker for refusing to answer questions concerning the security at the Capitol.

    Jordan further told Baier he believes Pelosi reportedly hesitated to call on the National Guard that day over “optics,” noting of the Democrats’ strong anti-police position.

  8. Australia deploys army to enforce COVID lockdowns in Sydney
    Chris Pandolfo
    3-4 minutes

    The Australian military is being deployed to enforce coronavirus lockdowns in Sydney after COVID-19 cases have remained high despite restrictions being active for five weeks.

    Officials in Sydney have ordered mandatory testing and mask-wearing outdoors as an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant is putting suburbs at risk of spreading the virus, Reuters reported.

    This week, the beginning of the sixth week of lockdowns, the state of New South Wales reported 170 new local cases, mostly in the capital of Sydney, which is down from a record 239 cases a day before. At least 42 of the people who tested positive for COVID spend time in the community while contagious.

    Residents of areas with high numbers of infections must stay within three miles of their homes and be tested for COVID every three days in order to be permitted to do essential work outside their area.

  9. Previously Redacted Email Between Peter Daszak, Anthony Fauci Suddenly Sees Light Of Day
    Andrew Kerr
    4-5 minutes

    A group of Republican senators released the full contents of an April 2020 email between the leader of a nonprofit group with close ties to the Wuhan Institute of Virology and Dr. Anthony Fauci that had previously been redacted.

    The federal government previously said the redacted version of the email, released to the public as part of a BuzzFeed News Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, could have reasonably been expected to interfere with law enforcement proceedings.

    EcoHealth Alliance President Daszak personally thanked Fauci in the email for his “brave” comments during a White House press briefing the day prior that the virus that causes COVID-19 did not exhibit features that point to lab manipulation.

    The GOP senators revealed the previously redacted portion of the April 2020 email in a letter Thursday showing that Daszak had informed Fauci that he was fighting during the early stages of the pandemic to keep communications open with his Chinese colleagues at the Wuhan lab.

  10. Fox 59
    FOX59 Web
    2 minutes
    Texas gunman stoned to death after shooting into crowd, killing 1 and injuring 3


    Posted: Jul 26, 2021 / 05:32 PM EDT / Updated: Jul 26, 2021 / 05:32 PM EDT

    File photo (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    FORT WORTH, Texas — A gunman was stoned to death by a group of people after he shot and killed one person and injured three others, according to a report by FOX 7 Austin.

    According to the report, the incident occurred around 1 a.m. on Monday in Fort Worth where a “small gathering” was happening in someone’s backyard.

    Police believe the shooter became upset with a person during the gathering and returned with a gun, shooting at least one person non-fatally.

  11. At the Worldwide Freedom Rally – Frontpagemag
    Katie Hopkins
    6-7 minutes

    A blaring warning horn to wake people up – or remind them that they are not alone.

    My inbox is inundated—and not in a good way.

    Whispering in secret to their laptops in the middle of the night or early hours when the rest of their house is sleeping, strangers tell me their darkest fears. Some are researching how to kill themselves, trying to work out which is the least distressing for their family and friends, trying to be thoughtful still—for a time even after they are gone.

    Others tell me they simply cannot find a reason to carry on. Not because they hate their own life or have a burden too big to carry. They simply do not want an existence that looks like the one we are being shown: watched, curtailed and restricted. They feel unable to live the life they used to love.

    For most, the impact of lockdown is deeply personal. Some have been separated from American partners and family for well over two years. Australians seemingly have no hope of being reunited with their loved ones. Sydney just extended its lockdown for another four weeks; their political leaders seemingly compete over who can lock down the hardest.

    I worry I am not giving these desperate people the hope they need to hold on. I wonder if I am failing them?

  12. The Authoritarians

    Their assault on individual liberty, the Constitution and free enterprise.
    Fri Jul 30, 2021 Jason D. Hill

    Jonathan W. Emord is one of the United States’ leading constitutional and administrative law attorneys. He has defeated the FDA eight times in federal court, more times than any other attorney in America. He is a guest lecturer at Georgetown University Law and Medical Schools, and the author of several books. He is the guest host with Robert Scott Bell of the “Sacred Fire of Liberty Hour” on The Robert Scott Bell Show. His latest Book, The Authoritarians: Their Assault on Individual Liberty, the Constitution, and Free Enterprise from the 19th Century to the Present, is a deep dive into the wells of history, law, economics, and government. It is a magisterial and monumental book that traces the historical roots of America’s accelerating race towards authoritarianism. Every American who cares about freedom and about how to reverse these trends, that will irrevocably undermine our freedom, should read this book. I interviewed Mr. Emord recently.

    Jason Hill: Jonathan, thanks for speaking with me. Your book is monumental in the breadth and scope of its historical detail. To begin with, you paint a dismal picture of the Biden administration in leading us down a seemingly inevitable road toward socialism. You simultaneously point to illiberal and authoritarian groups such as Black Lives Matter, ANTIFA, and sundry white supremacist groups that are aiding and abetting the move away from individual rights to an egregious form of collectivism. I know you give a rich historical account of how we got to this moment, but let me ask you this: just how dangerous are the Biden administration and these authoritarian movements?

    Jonathan Emord: To win the presidency, Biden sold his soul to the socialists. Biden is a Democrat Party weather vane. He is buffeted about by liberal winds, shifting this way and that to remain true to the direction of party activists. He has no core beliefs, no principles. No one of principle who loved liberty and the Constitution could have ever embraced socialism as Biden has. A combination of ignorance and no principle leads Biden to bring about legislative changes through executive fiat in violation of the separation of powers. Without any attempt to obtain public or congressional support for changing the law, Biden has rewritten the law unilaterally, to abandon President Trump’s America First agenda, to terminate President Trump’s successful border policies, to open the Southern border to unlimited immigration yet disallow refugee status to Cubans fleeing communist persecution, and to end opposition to Putin’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Europe while shutting down the Keystone XL pipeline and fossil fuel leases on federal lands and waters. He is hollowing out the Republic and replacing it with an entirely authoritarian regime.

  13. China Ambushes Top American Diplomat
    Gordon G. Chang
    7-9 minutes

    Once again, China’s regime went out of its way to insult Biden administration diplomats. The mauling this time took place in the Chinese city of Tianjin, on July 26. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman (pictured), the most senior Biden administration official to visit China, was the victim. (Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)

    Once again, China’s regime went out of its way to insult Biden administration diplomats.

    The mauling this time took place in the Chinese city of Tianjin, on July 26. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, the most senior Biden administration official to visit China, was the victim.

    Beijing used the meeting with Ms. Sherman, as it used the now-infamous March meeting in Anchorage, not to work with the U.S. but to launch a propaganda campaign against Washington.

    Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng, for instance, publicly accused the U.S. of trying to end the Chinese regime. “A whole-of-government and whole-of-society campaign is being waged to bring China down,” Xie said, according to the official China Daily, during Sherman’s visit.

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