Reader’s Links for September 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.

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

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  1. “They’ve taken away so, so much already.”
    “Who do you mean?”
    “You know.”
    “No. Tell me.”
    “The globalists.”
    “Can’t you be more specific? Who?”
    “Yes. But I won’t be.”
    “Why not?”
    “Because you know as well as I do. You’re playing with me and that’s enough.”
    “They’ve ruined so many lives. They’ve ruined me and I’m still standing. I can’t imagine what others have gone through. –Are going through.”
    “They’ve turned the world upside down and inside out. I can’t believe what’s happened. It’s like they’ve made a perpetual motion machine of destruction that not even they can stop now. They know all the deconstructionist theory in the world–in fact it’s all they know–and they’ll never build a thing of any use. And they’re happy. Happy like nihilistic ghouls.”
    “We’ll be alright.”
    “Yes. I hope so but no thanks to you.”
    “Because we’re not the same.”
    “I thought we were.”
    “Not at all.”
    “Why not?”
    “Because I expect more than you do from life.”
    “That isn’t fair. You can’t say that.”
    “Yes I can because it’s true. You did it for convenience. To travel.”
    “And to keep my job, remember?”
    “Yes, now that you mention it.”
    “So don’t be so damned strident. You always do that–you start a fight then have to back up because you go overboard.”
    “I guess. Sometimes.”
    “I forgive you, anyway.”
    “I didn’t apologize.”
    “It was inevitable, anyhow. Bezmenov was right, the Long March and all that. If anyone thinks the end of the dollar and Covid and all this postmodern bullshit is coincidental, they’re wrong.”
    “Money, money.”
    “But this isn’t the end. It’s only the end of the start of the new beginning. They think the reset goes their way, but it doesn’t. They overestimate themselves. Their intelligence makes them arrogant, and that’s their Achilles. Sure, they’ve made a brilliant plan and we can all marvel at it, but everybody has a plan until they get that first punch in the mouth.”

  2. Greenwald parses tensions inside America’s elite communist ruling class in what seems like an overly-long, slightly catty, but ultimately rewarding condemnation of their graphic hypocricy:

  3. GERMANY – Anti-vaxxers disrupt Baerbock chancellor campaign event in Stuttgart

    Anti-vaccination protesters interfered with Green Party chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock’s campaign event in Stuttgart, on Tuesday.

    With whistles, trumpets, loudspeakers, and megaphones, the protesters tried to drown out the politician’s speech at Marienplatz.

    Protesters were holding up signs reading ‘Hands off our children’ and ‘Basic rights instead of privileges’ and chanted ‘Baerbock has to go’ at the stage during the whole speech. Some protesters were wearing yellow armbands labelled ‘unvaccinated’ comparing the vaccination process and its regulations to the Nazi rule.

    Baerbock addressed the protest and offered to answer their questions after the event. “You only have to be patient for 20 minutes, just like at school, and I’ll be happy to answer your questions,” she said.

    The Green cancidate is currently on a campaign tour for the German federal elections set for September 26. Her next stops will be Wurzburg, Erlangen, and Munich on September 22.

    • EU pledges extra 200 million COVID vaccines to Africa

      From climate justice to tackling COVID, President of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen covered a variety of issues in her State of the Union address in Strasbourg on Wednesday.

    • Associated Press – COVID-19 spreads through gorillas at zoo

      Zoo official say early all of Zoo Atlanta’s western lowland goriilas have contracted COVID-19; First four results from national veterianry lab point confirm the goriilas have the Delta variant.

    • channel 4 – UK Government sets out Covid Plan A and Plan B for the winter

      Plan A to combat the feared autumn and winter rise in Covid infections seems pretty straightforward:

      – offering jabs to secondary school pupils and booster vaccinations for the over-50s and people working in frontline health and social care.

      But if that doesn’t work, Plan B presents bigger political problems.
      It could mean the reintroduction of compulsory masks, instructions to work at home again, and even Covid passports for clubs and concerts in England.

    • channel 4 – Covid: The unvaccinated patients in intensive care

      Covid cases are some 26 times higher than this time a year ago, and the vast majority of patients in hospital are unvaccinated.

      We have been to the Royal London Hospital, where some 90% of Covid patients in intensive care have not been vaccinated.

    • sky news UK – ‘The Vaccines’ respond to COVID winter plan, saying ‘we rely on connection and community’

      The COVID winter plan relies heavily on the vaccine programme to keep concert venues open, but a ‘Plan B’, including mandatory face masks and temporary lockdown, could still be implemented.

      Sky’s Communities Correspondent Lisa Holland has been speaking to people in Coventry about the government’s proposals for the winter – including rock band ‘The Vaccines’ who’ve just returned to a 5-week tour.

    • TDSB releases plan for mandatory staff vaccines

      The TDSB has revealed how its mandatory vaccination policy will be implemented.

      ……and what will happen to those who refuse.

    • JANUARY 2021 – Former French health minister joins WHO, stirs controversy at home

      Former French health minister Agnès Buzyn announced Tuesday her appointment to the World Health Organization (WHO),

      “I confirm having joined the WHO Director’s office of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on 4 January,” said Agnès Buzyn

      […]Buzyn will be based in Geneva and her mission will be to “mobilise political leaders” at the “highest level”, to “strengthen the participation” of the organisation in international bodies and “internally to coordinate the health diplomacy” of the WHO, currently confronted with the coronavirus pandemic.

      […]Her appointment to the WHO was criticised Tuesday by several political representatives.

      The president of the far-right National Rally Party (RN – Rassemblement National), Marine Le Pen, said she saw in the nomination of Buzyn “the reward for her incompetence, or worse, the way to buy the silence of a minister who had revealed the unpreparedness of the government to the pandemic.”

      WHO Headquarters Leadership Team

      twitter @martina_ant79

      French health minister Agnes Buzyn & husband Yves Levy are linked to pharmaceutical industry.

      They removed hydroxychloroquine because Sanofi merged with GSK to produce COVID19 vaccine adjuvant.

      More money from vaccine than old drug out of patent
      MARCH 2020 – Why France is hiding a cheap and tested virus cure

      Over an unspecified period of time, France’s chloroquine stocks (1 euro for 10 pills) have pretty much vanished. Theft is suggested but not proven. If so, why? Yes, of course it’s about Big Pharma, but what else?

      Yves Levy, former head of INSERM (top French institute for health and medical research), was parachuted into a special position beside Macron. Levy’s in a feud with Dr. Didier Raoult, the doctor behind the solid research on chloroquine and also head of a hospital-institute in Marseille. Levy’s also implemented a manoeuvre to take over research by Raoult’s institution and others.

      Agnes Buzyn,Levy’s wife, a doctor and Macron’s health minister in January until a strange side-move occurred getting her out of the way, classified chloroquine as poisonous, making it thus available by prescription only, and only within hospital settings, instead of off-the-shelf. A curious move since China was in the grip of a pandemic in January, using chloroquine on its patients.

      ill management? | French ex-health minister charged for ‘endangering lives’ of the people

      Former French Health Minister Agnès Buzyn faces a possible prison term and a heavy fine for “endangering the life of others” in her mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic.

    • twitter @RanIsraeli

      Pfizer 3rd dose FDA Advisory Committee document relies on:
      Phase 1 -> 23 participants.
      Phase 3 -> 306 participants.

      “Data from a recently initiated third dose vaccination program in the entire eligible population of Israel”-> 2.7 Million Israelis.
      Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Meeting

      [COMIRNATY (COVID-19 Vaccine, mRNA)]

      Evaluation of a Booster Dose (Third Dose)


      MEETING DATE: 17 September 2021

      PDF – PAGE 8

      Phase 1 of this substudy, conducted in 23 participants 24 to 75 years of age, demonstrated that a booster (third) dose of 30 µg BNT162b2 administered approximately 6 months after the second vaccination of BNT162b2 had an acceptable safety profile and elicited robust immune responses against the wild-type (reference strain), as well as against the Beta and Delta variants of concern

      Phase 3 of the substudy, conducted in 306 participants ?18 to 55 years of age, showed that the vaccine was as well tolerated as the second primary dose and elicited immune responses (SARS-CoV-2 50% neutralizing titers) against the wild-type 1 month after the third dose that were non-inferior to the immune responses observed 1 month after the second primary dose, meeting the protocol pre-specified success criteria for GMTs and seroresponse rates. Furthermore, in accordance with FDA guidance, the safety and effectiveness of the booster dose demonstrated in individuals ?18 to 55 years of age has
      been extrapolated to individuals 16 and 17 years of age and to individuals older than 55 years of age.

      Finally, data from a recently initiated booster (third dose) vaccination program in the entire eligible population of Israel indicate that, in the face of waning immunity and in the period when the delta is the dominant variant, a booster dose of BNT162b2 has a reactogenicity profile similar to that seen after receipt of the second primary series dose and restores high levels of protection against COVID-19 outcomes (ie, back to approximately 95% protection).

      Based on the above and consultation with CBER, Pfizer/BioNTech is requesting licensure of a booster dose (third dose) of BNT162b2 administered intramuscularly approximately 6 months after Dose 2 in individuals ?16 years of age.

    • reuters – Italy to make COVID ‘Green Pass’ mandatory for workers -minister

      ROME, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Italy is set to make its COVID-19 “Green Pass” mandatory for all workersfrom next month, a minister said on Wednesday, becoming the first European country to do so as it tries to accelerate vaccinations and stamp out infections.

      The pass, a digital or paper certificate showing someone has received at least one vaccine dose, tested negative or recently recovered from the virus, was originally conceived to ease travel among EU states.

      But Italy was among a group of countries that also made it a requirement for people to access venues such as museums, gyms and indoor dining in restaurants.

      It subsequently extended use of the pass for teachers and school staff, despite frictions over the issue in Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s national unity coalition.

      Regional Affairs Minister Mariastella Gelmini said the cabinet was ready to go still further when it met on Thursday.

      “We are heading towards a mandatory Green Pass not only for public sector workers but also private sector ones,” she told RAI radio. “The vaccine is the only weapon we have against COVID and we can only contain infection by vaccinating a great majority of the population.”

      Failure to have a Green Pass could result in workers being suspended and losing their pay. It wasn’t immediately clear if it could be used as grounds for dismissal.

      Italy has the second-highest COVID-19 death toll in Europe after Britain, with more than 130,000 people dying of the disease since the pandemic first surfaced in early 2020.

      Around 73% of its 60-million-strong population have had at least one COVID shot and 65% are fully vaccinated, figures broadly in line with most other European Union countries.

      Thursday’s cabinet meeting may be a tense one. Right-wing leader Matteo Salvini, leader of the co-ruling League, has repeatedly resisted extending the use of the Green Pass, but his party is internally split on the issue.

      Draghi met union leaders on Wednesday to spell out the plans. Maurizio Landini, the head of the country’s largest union, CGIL, told reporters afterwards it was important that tests should be free for workers who did not want a jab.

      “People should not pay to work,” he said.

      Opponents of the Green Pass say it tramples on freedoms and is a back-door way of forcing people to vaccinate.

      Talk of making it mandatory for public sector workers alone has already triggered muted protests which would probably be stronger if it were extended to private firms.

      Several other European countries use the health pass for leisure activities and travel, but none has made it mandatory for all public or private sector workers.

      LATEST: Italy set to make Covid ‘green pass’ mandatory for all employees

      Italy is expected to become the first European country to make its Covid-19 health certificate mandatory for all workers in both the public and private sector from October, as the government tries to speed up vaccinations and keep the infection rate down.

      A new decree set to be approved by the Italian government on Thursday will require employees at all workplaces to show proof of vaccination, testing or recovery under the certificazione verde or ‘green pass’ scheme, a minister said on Wednesday.

      The digital pass proves the bearer has received at least one vaccine dose, tested negative or recently recovered from the virus.

      It was originally brought in to allow quarantine-free travel between EU member states, and Italy is one of several countries that also made it a domestic requirement at venues such as museums, gyms and indoor restaurants.

      “We are heading towards a mandatory green pass not only for public sector workers but also private sector ones,” Regional Affairs Minister Mariastella Gelmini said on Italy’s Rai radio on Wednesday.

      “The vaccine is the only weapon we have against Covid and we can only contain infections by vaccinating the large majority of the population,” she said.

      “We have taken a clear path. Tomorrow’s cabinet meeting will definitely be an important moment.”

      While several other European countries have health pass requirements in place at various venues, none has made it mandatory for all workers.

      The move is not yet confirmed, and it remains to be seen whether the government will go as far as Gelmini suggests.

      A decision is set to be announced following the cabinet meeting on Thursday, with the expansion likely to come into force in mid-October, Italian news agency Ansa reports.

      Previously, ministers had been discussing rolling out the health pass requirement by sector over a number of weeks.

      The government had been expected to first extend the ‘green pass’ requirement to people working in venues where it is already a requirement for customers, including restaurants, bars, museums, cinemas, theatres, swimming pools and gyms.

      It was later set to be extended to all state employees and then, finally, other private sector companies.

      However, following debate in parliament over the decree this week it appears likely that the rules may now come in for all sectors at once.

      A health pass requirement is already in place for employees in certain sectors in Italy.

      On September 1st, Italy made the green pass mandatory for teachers and other school staff, as well as for parents entering school premises, before expanding the requirement on September 9th to employees of cleaning and catering companies working in schools and universities as well as to external workers in the healthcare sector.

      Separately, Italy has since April mandated vaccines for anyone working in public or private social health positions, including in pharmacies and doctors’ offices.

      Education or healthcare staff who refuse to comply with the rules can be suspended without pay.

      The government also approved legislation last week stating that anyone working in schools, universities and healthcare facilities who is found without a ‘green pass’ can also be fined between €400-€1,000.

      Ministers have said the use of the health pass scheme is the only alternative to reinstating health measures such as business closures and travel restrictions.

      Extending the Covid-19 health pass is also hoped to encourage vaccination uptake among the part of the population which has not yet had a first jab.

      The Italian government has also confirmed that it is considering making Covid vaccinations obligatory amid the final push to meet immunisation targets this month.

      While no other European country is currently considering such a move, Health Minister Roberto Speranza said Italy will go ahead with making vaccines mandatory “without fear” if a law is deemed necessary “to protect the right to health”.

      A decision on obligatory jabs is expected by the end of September, and will partly depend on what percentage of the population can be persuaded to get the jab voluntarily by that date.

      Italy aims to have 80 percent of the population over 12 years old vaccinated by September 30th.

      The current figure as of Wednesday stands at 74 percent, according to the latest government data.

    • globe and mail – Alberta to bring in COVID-19 passport, declares health emergency

      Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, facing a COVID-19 crisis that is collapsing the province’s health-care system, says his government will implement a vaccine passport.

      Kenney is also declaring a state of public health emergency, with strict new limits on gatherings, and warns the province is at risk of exhausting intensive care beds and staff within 10 days.

      Several provinces are bringing in vaccine passports, which compel people to prove they have been vaccinated before being allowed to use non-essential services such as pubs and restaurants.

      Kenney had resisted such measures for health privacy reasons.

      Alberta lifted almost all public health restrictions more than two months ago, and Kenney now says that was the wrong call.

      Alberta has more than 18,000 active cases – the most of any province

      Edmonton businesses want support in vaccine enforcement

      Sarah Chew also talks to a political scientist about how this mandate would affect Premier Kenney and his party.

    • Bergoglio says humanity has ‘friendship’ with vaccines

      On a return flight from Slovakia on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, Bergoglio said he was puzzled why so many, including some of the Catholic Church’s own cardinals, are hesitant to get vaccinated against COVID, underscoring humanity’s “friendship” with vaccinations against certain illnesses.

    • Reaching Toronto’s vaccination stragglers

      Mark McAllister speaks to an Ontario medical leader who says reaching the city’s goal vaccination rate may not be possible.

  4. CBC – Elections Canada says it could take 2 to 5 days to count mail-in ballots

    A spokesperson for Elections Canada breaks down advanced voting, voting by mail, election readiness and gives details on how you can monitor the progress of mail-in ballots in your riding.

    NYT quietly changes headline of story that called Hunter Biden laptop story ‘unsubstantiated’ – Liberty Unyielding
    Daily Caller News Foundation
    4 minutes

    NYT quietly changes headline of story that called Hunter Biden laptop story ‘unsubstantiated’

    By Andrew Kerr

    The New York Times quietly removed its assertion that the New York Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop prior to the 2020 election was “unsubstantiated” from a story published Monday about a Federal Election Commission complaint related to the matter.

    The Times reported Monday that the FEC ruled in August that Twitter did not violate any laws by temporarily blocking users from sharing the Post’s Oct. 14 story on a “smoking gun” email from Hunter Biden’s laptop showing that an executive of a Ukrainian gas company had thanked him for an introduction to then-Vice President Joe Biden. The Times called the story “unsubstantiated” when its article on the FEC’s decision was first published early Monday afternoon.

    “The Federal Election Commission has dismissed Republican accusations that Twitter violated election laws in October by blocking people from posting links to an unsubstantiated New York Post article about Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s son Hunter Biden, in a decision that is likely to set a precedent for future cases involving social media sites and federal campaigns,” Times reporter Shane Goldmacher stated in its original version of his report Monday.

    General Milley’s excellent adventure – Liberty Unyielding
    J.E. Dyer
    16-21 minutes

    General Milley’s excellent adventure

    General Mark Milley (USA), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. DOD, Joint Staff video, YouTube

    Tuesday dawned with an explosive exclusive from the Washington Post about allegations in the upcoming Bob Woodward book, Peril, that General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, saved the world from a Trump “right wing coup,” an attack on Iran, a total withdrawal from Afghanistan in January 2021, and a potential nuclear disaster arising from jitters between the U.S. and China.

    Not only that, but the big save occurred on a timeline so abbreviated, you’d be hard-put to fit a really competitive World Series into it. All the serious action – averting the coup, the attack, the withdrawal, the nuclear disaster – took place in some unenumerated but brief span of days between 6 January and 20 January 2021.

    To top it all off, this derring-do was mostly on the Q.T. There have been hints of it in earlier media reporting (faithfully hyperlinked in Tuesday’s mainstream-media rollout of the new theme), such as a report that on 8 January, Nancy Pelosi consulted with military officials – who would have included Milley – on how safe the “nuclear codes” were in Trump’s hands. But other than hints about what the principals involved were up to, there was no sign of the alleged crises themselves.

  7. sky news australia – Bolt: Ardern’s ‘woke politics’ leading New Zealand towards ‘a form of apartheid’

    Sky News host Andrew Bolt says he is concerned New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s “woke politics” are leading the country towards “a form of apartheid”.

    “The M?ori population of New Zealand is about 16 per cent and that includes people who also have European ancestry, some of them,” he said.

    “But Ardern’s cabinet commissioned a report which sets out a 20-year plan to have New Zealand eventually ruled 50-50 on race grounds, M?ori and non-M?ori.

    “And Ardern has already now created a new M?ori health authority, that’s the first step to a divided health system, divided by race. One system for one, another system for everyone else.”

    Mr Bolt discussed the issue with NZ Centre for Political Research Director Dr Muriel Newman.

    “It is extremely frightening because most Kiwis have no idea what’s going on,” she said.

  8. sky news australia – Maori Party makes ‘extremist call’ to change country name: NZ Deputy PM

    New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says the Maori Party has made an “extremist call” with its pledge to change the name of the country if it were to take power in the upcoming election.

    “This is an extremist call from a party that’s desperate for some traction and some public attention and some recognition of what they’re trying to do,” Mr Peters told Sky News host Chris Kenny.

    The Maori Party has suggested the country could be called ‘Aotearoa’.

    “It’s an extremist call when we are out there, in a COVID-19 circumstance trying to add value to our brand and ensure it’s recognition is as instantaneous as possible, then you go and change the name in the middle of this”.

    “It makes no sense whatsoever”.

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