Reader’s Links for August 17, 2021

Each day at just after midnight Eastern, a post like this one is created for contributors and readers of this site to upload news links and video links on the issues that concern this site. Most notably, Islam and its effects on Classical Civilization, and various forms of leftism from Soviet era communism, to postmodernism and all the flavours of galloping statism and totalitarianism such as Nazism and Fascism which are increasingly snuffing out the classical liberalism which created our near, miraculous civilization the West has been building since the time of Socrates.

This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

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

About Eeyore

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

62 Replies to “Reader’s Links for August 17, 2021”

  1. I have always admired the great American writers.

    I love Hemingway. In snooty literary circles they called him an esthete. I am an autodidact on most every subject, so I have gaps in my understandings, but this doesn’t harness my enthusiasm for things. Maybe, contrarily, it sets me out like some free radical.

    In my youth I was comforted by his prose the same way I am comforted by a worn-in shoe. He tried hard over years to get his writing to work this way.

    Hemingway was real as a writer but an imposter as a man. Funny how that works, but we all know men like this. His biographies usually paint him as a jerk, but only politely between the lines. He also painted himself as a communist, or some other shade of collectivist.

    John Steinbeck wrote so beautifully. I was awestruck. It is said he absorbed or developed an organic approach to his prose. He described the natural world and natural people with the deft touch of a Rembrandt. He is not described as an esthete, like Hemingway, but his style was very much his own, and very American in its rugged uniqueness. He also presented as a communist. It is no coincidence that these two great American engineers of prose were ardent collectivists. Leftist bread rises with yeast made of words.

    We can feel a lot of things and be wrong about most of them. However wrong, however short-sighted Hemingway and Steinbeck were in their personal views of the world, their abilities to build durable prose were rock solid and very American. This goes, too, for so much of the America I loved growing up. She was daring, brave, smart and afforded everyone space in their pursuit of their lives. She made mistakes, but because she was pointed in the direction that her founding fathers set her on, she was going to be ok. At her core she was made to last.

    Try as they may, collectivists will not erase what is written in their country’s original documents, nor will they take over. I find great comfort in this open secret. They are trying to change America by chasing a utopian ghost. Foolish as always, they are oblivious to the reality that America is an organic human idea more strongly engineered, by virtue of its universal order, than any contrived collective imposition on the autonomous free radical. An anthropogenic philosophy, it is as natural as Lysenkoism.

    I am forever amazed at how literary geniuses like Steinbeck and Hemingway, whose stock and trade was to describe the human condition, so pitifully engineered their own idea of kindness towards their fellow man. For as the Right fortifies its kindness with pillars of human autonomy, the Left feathers its shallow brand with sanctimonious manipulation.

  2. the Defender –How CDC Manipulated Data to Create ‘Pandemic of the Unvaxxed’ Narrative

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the unvaccinated make up 95% to 99% of COVID hospitalizations. But in a news clip shared by Fox News host Laura Ingraham, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky reveals how that data is “grossly misleading.”

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House and most mainstream media, what we have now is a “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” with 95% to 99% of COVID-related hospitalizations and deaths being attributed to the unvaccinated.

    To achieve that statistic, the CDC included hospitalization and mortality data from January through June. The vast majority of the U.S. population was unvaccinated during that timeframe.

    By Jan. 1 only 0.5% of the U.S. population had received a COVID shot. By mid-April, an estimated 31% had received one or more shots and as of June 15, 48.7% were fully “vaccinated.”

    Natural immunity offers robust protection against all variants, whereas vaccine-induced immunity can’t. The reason for this is because when you recover from the natural infection, you have both antibodies and T cells against all parts of the virus, not just the spike protein.

    According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Delta variant is both more transmissible and more dangerous than the original virus and previous variants, but real-world data show it is actually weaker and far less dangerous, even though it does spread more easily.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House and most mainstream media, what we have now is a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.”

    According to the official narrative, 99% of COVID-19 deaths and 95% of COVID-related hospitalizations are occurring among the unvaccinated. In a July 16 White House press briefing, CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky claimed “over 97% of people who are entering the hospital right now are unvaccinated.”

    But as reported by Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham on “The Ingraham Angle,” “that statistic is grossly misleading,” and in an Aug. 5 video statement, Walensky inadvertently revealed how that 95% to 99% statistic was created.

    Grossly misleading data manipulation

    As it turns out, to achieve those statistics, the CDC included hospitalization and mortality data from January through June 2021. It does not include more recent data or data related to the Delta variant, which is now the most prevalent strain in circulation. The problem is, the vast majority of the U.S.population was unvaccinated during that timeframe.

    By Jan. 1, only 0.5% of the U.S. population had received a COVID shot. By mid-April, an estimated 31% had received one or more shots, and as of June 15, 48.7% were fully “vaccinated.” Keep in mind that you’re not “fully vaccinated” until two weeks after your second dose (in the case of Pfizer or Moderna), which is given six weeks after your first shot. This is according to the CDC.

    So, those receiving an initial dose in June, for example, won’t be “fully vaccinated” until eight weeks later, sometime in July or August.

    By using statistics from a time period when the U.S. as a whole was largely unvaccinated, the CDC is now claiming we’re in a “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” in an effort to demonize those who still have not agreed to receive this experimental gene modification injection.

    Selective pressure promotes emergence of new variants

    Here’s what Canadian viral immunologist and vaccine researcher Dr. Byram Bridle told Ingraham about the claim that we’re in a pandemic of the unvaxxed, and that the unvaccinated are hotbeds for dangerous variants:

    “Absolutely, it’s untrue to be calling this a pandemic of the unvaccinated. And it’s certainly untrue … that the unvaccinated are somehow driving the emergence of the novel variants. This goes against every scientific principle that we understand.

    “The reality is, the nature of the vaccines we are using right now, and the way we’re rolling them out, are going to be applying selective pressure to this virus to promote the emergence of new variants. Again, this is based on sound principles.

    “We have to look no further than … the emergence of antibiotic resistance … The principle is this: If you have a biological entity that is prone to mutation — and the SARS-CoV-2, like all coronaviruses is prone to mutation — and you apply a narrowly focused selective pressure that is nonlethal, and you do this over a long period of time, this is the recipe for driving the emergence of novel variants.

    “This is exactly what we’re doing. Our vaccines are focused on a single protein of the virus, so the virus only has to alter one protein, and the vaccines don’t come close to providing sterilizing immunity.

    “People who are vaccinated still get infected, it only seems particularly good at blunting the disease, and what that tells you therefore is that these vaccines in the vast majority of people are applying a nonlethal pressure, narrowly focused on one protein, and the vaccine rollout is occurring over a long period of time. That’s the recipe for driving variants.”

    Natural immunity offers far superior protection

    Bridle also explains why natural immunity offers robust protection against all variants, whereas vaccine-induced immunity can’t. When you acquire the infection naturally, your body develops antibodies against ALL of the viral proteins whereas the COVID shots only trigger antibodies against one, namely the spike protein.

    more :

    https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/cdc-manipulated-data-create-pandemic-unvaxxed-narrative/

    • global news – Canada election: Poll worker safety concerns rise due to lack of mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

      As Canada’s 44th election campaign kicks off, safety remains top of mind as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

      Employees in the federal public service have already been told vaccination against the virus is mandatory. That also applies to employees in the federally regulated air, rail, and marine transportation sectors too.

      But Global News has learned that Elections Canada will not be mandating vaccines for volunteers and staff working at poll stations.

      As Jamie Mauracher reports, its sparking concerns that decision could drive up virus transmission among workers essential to the election.

    • City News – Delta variant on the rise in Quebec

      “If you’ve had zero doses or one dose, you are the prime target for the Delta variant,” says infectious disease specialist, Dr. Donald Vinh.

      He tells us how it might affect Quebec hospitals.

      + comments on the YT page

    • City News – Alberta COVID-19 cases among unvaccinated could hit 4K a day: modeling

      Alberta Health is promising they will have more pandemic data and modeling available ‘in the coming weeks,’ however local doctors believe projections for Alberta’s 4th from BC COVID-19 Modelling Group are likely similar to government data.

    • ctv news – Moore: ‘We’re making progress, it’s just not quick enough’

      Dr. Kieran Moore says that although Ontario is making progress immunizing the population against COVID-19, it isn’t ‘quick enough.’

    • ctv news – Nanos: COVID-19 fourth wave could be trouble for Trudeau

      Nik Nanos breaks down the issues that have already emerged in the 2021 federal election, and who has the momentum right now.

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