Reader’s Links for January 28, 2022

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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    • CTH – Tucker Carlson Interviews Freedom Convoy Spokesman, Trucker Benjamin Dichter

      Earlier this evening Fox News host Tucker Carlson interviewed Canadian Freedom Convoy spokesperson Benjamin Dichter about the motives, purposes and intents of the trucker protest.

      ( Direct Rumble Link: )

      During the interview Mr. Dichter noted how the vaccination passport was yet one more step in the ability of the government to track, monitor, approve and possibly block free movement.

      Additionally, the trucker gave a real-world example of that issue recently surfacing when he crossed the border and the crossing guard told him his cell phone location data and his vaccinated status was already tied into the border checkpoint system.

      Mr. Dichter was surprised at how quickly the vaccination passport tracking system was triggered and noted the U.S. border checkpoints likely contain the same type of privacy infringements.


    • ctv news – Truck convoy passes through the Maritimes

      Hundreds of Maritimers lined highways and packed parking lots showing their support for the rally of truckers protesting pandemic mandates.

      ( age restricted on YT )

    • CBC – Concerns mount as protest convoy approaches Ottawa

      As a protest convoy nears Ottawa, preparations are underway for a planned demonstration to escalate on Saturday.

      But some in the trucking industry are concerned the demonstration has been ‘hijacked’ by people spreading anti-public health messages.

      • I am very concerned that the CBC is funded with billions of dollars by the man they constantly defend. No conflict there right?

    • global news – Trucker convoy: Can unvaccinated truck drivers lose their jobs due to cross-border vaccine mandate?

      Convoys of truckers and supporters across the country are converging at Canada’s capital as early as Friday to demand an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, including a cross-border measure that requires unvaccinated Canadians to quarantine for two weeks after delivering their load.

      For those truck drivers not in compliance with that federal mandate, what legal rights do they have?

      Can an unvaccinated trucker lose their job if it affects their ability to transport across the border because of the mandate?

      Employment lawyer Lior Samfiru discusses the unvaccinated trucker’s rights, accommodation and recourse.

    • NATIONAL POST – Freedom Convoy plans to gridlock Ottawa until all vaccine mandates repealed

      Up to 2,000 trucks are due on Saturday, but there will be events every day until the convoy receives an answer from the government

      […]While an itinerary hasn’t been released to the public, LaFlace said organizers have arranged speakers — including politicians, truckers and Indigenous elders — and a stage will be set up in an undisclosed park on Monday. There will be events every day until the convoy receives an answer from the government.

      […]Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said he is “concerned about the small number of far-right, vocal opposition that is polluting much of our political debate.”

      […]Ottawa police are communicating with the organizers and planning for the arrival of around 1,000 to 2,000 vehicles,

      […]But he warned that the protest could be accompanied by other elements, including counter-protests, which are harder to predict.

      […]The Canadian Trucking Alliance has estimated that about 15 per cent of truckers — as many as 16,000 — are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. It has strongly denounced any protests on public roadways, highways and bridges and has urged all truckers to get inoculated.

      cp24 – Police prepare for possible violence as fringe groups latch on to truckers convoy

      OTTAWA – A convoy of truckers set to descend upon Ottawa to protest mandatory vaccinations is prompting police to prepare for violence and politicians to warn against escalating rhetoric linked to the demonstration.

      […]But Deputy Chief Steve Bell voiced concern about “parallel groups” that intelligence suggests will also turn up to the protest. The police are trying to reach these groups – as well as counter-protesters – to discuss their aims.

      […]Police say they are planning for the arrival of between 1,000 and 2,000 demonstrators on Saturday, but say the situation is “fluid” and changing by the hour.

      […]While police support the right to peaceful protest, <b<officers would be prepared to move protesters out of the demonstration zone should the situation become violent or threatening, he said.

      […]Some with extreme, far-right views have latched onto the protest

      […]Carissima Mathen, a professor of law at the University of Ottawa, said seeking to override all levels of government policy would not work,

      […]Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said he is “concerned about the small number of far-right, vocal opposition that is polluting much of our political debate.”

      […]Alghabra has assured Canadians there’s no reason to fear food shortages will result from a small minority of truck drivers refusing to comply with the vaccine mandate.

      […] the Canadian Chamber of Commerce had urged the government to give truckers more time to get vaccinated

      […]But Alghabra said it would accomplish nothing to postpone or scrap the requirement that truckers entering Canada be fully immunized, since the United States has imposed the same requirement on truckers entering that country.

      The best way to end supply chain disruptions is to end the pandemic and the best way to do that is to get vaccinated, which is what the vaccine mandate is all about, he argued.

      • I am concerned that the man who wanted to and tried to introduce Shari’ah law into Ontario is the Transport Minister of Canada.

    • city news – Where does support for the convoy come from?

      With the vast majority of truckers vaccinated against COVID-19, Melissa Nakhavoly looks at who is supporting this cause and why experts believe some extremist groups may also be involved.

    • OTTAWA CITIZEN -Truck convoy updates: Truckers begin arriving in Ottawa; Police chief warns weekend will be ‘fluid, risky and significant’

      […]A handful of vehicles were parked on Wellington Street in front of Parliament Hill on Friday, the first of what authorities believe could be a couple of thousand on their way to Ottawa in protest of vaccine mandates.

      “We don’t want to turn into Quebec,” said the man with the “Freedom for Canada” sign. “It’s right there, you cross the river and it turns into North Korea. We don’t want to have North Korea on the other side of the river that divides our city.”

      The bulk of the southern convoy took 45 minutes to pass the Dilworth overpass but isolated groups of pickup and transport trucks continued to head towards Ottawa along the 416.

      […] and messages disparaging the prime minister adorned most of the vehicles.

      Just before 2 p.m. Friday, a long procession of cars and trucks could be seen travelling towards Ottawa along Highway 416, near Bankfield Road in Manotick, resulting in lengthy traffic slowdowns.

      […]The man and his partner, a woman carrying a Canadian flag, said they felt the media was lying to the public and referenced far-right media website Rebel News and social media as trustworthy sources of information.

    • ctv news – Trudeau concerned trucker convoy converging on Parliament Hill could turn violent

      OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s concerned about the potential for violence during this weekend‘s planned protest on Parliament Hill by truckers and others joining the crowd.

      In an interview with The Canadian Press, Trudeau says the “freedom convoy” is no longer a protest against the federal vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers and has morphed into a forum for a small minority of “very angry” people opposed to all public health measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, some of whom espouse violence.

      Trudeau says it doesn’t worry him that much of the anger is directed at him personally; getting an earful from angry critics goes with the territory of being a politician.

      But he says threats of violence should not go with the territory for anyone who steps up to serve, including politicians and health-care workers.

      While supporters of the convoy are rallying around a cry of freedom, Trudeau says they’re ignoring the freedom of fellow Canadians to protect themselves against COVID-19, get their kids back in school, their businesses back in operation and life back to normal.

      A key convoy organizer has urged people to remain peaceful, while Canada Unity, a group behind the protest, falsely believes it can work with the Governor General and Senate of Canada to bypass existing systems of governance and reverse pandemic-related restrictions and penalties.

      Trudeau stresses that the protesters do not represent the vast majority of truckers or the vast majority of Canadians who’ve done the right thing by getting fully vaccinated to protect themselves and their loved ones.


      Yahoo News – ‘The enemy is not vaccination, the enemy is COVID-19’: Health minister comments on trucker convoy heading to Ottawa

      Canada’s Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, commented on the trucker convoy, expected to arrive in Ottawa on Friday, stressing that COVID-19 is the “enemy” not the vaccines.

      The convoy of which we should be speaking is a convoy of everyone being on board, knowing that the enemy is not vaccination, the enemy is COVID-19, and the best tool to fight this enemy is to be vaccinated.
      Jean-Yves Duclos, Canada’s Minister of Health

      “Because of the great progress that science and scientists made just a few months ago, we have the great fortune of having a key tool in our toolbox to fight COVID-19 Omicron, not only in the short term but in the longer term.”

      “With this fortune comes a collective responsibility. We’re all tired…but it’s the only tool for which we know that there is a definite benefit.”

      Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, stressed that it continues to be critically important to debunk misinformation, particularly related to COVID-19 vaccines, and she thanked individuals in the transportation sector who did get vaccinated.

      “Throughout the pandemic and certainly since the star of the vaccination program, it has been really important to address misinformation and using multiple means to do that, including debunking misinformation as rapidly as we can and potentially doing pre-bunking, which is to prevent this misinformation before they even start,” Dr. Tam said.

      Canada’s chief public health officer added that we need to make sure that there is access to vaccines and individuals are able to have legitimate questions answers but health experts.


    • the guardian – Canada truckers’ vaccine protest spirals into calls to repeal all public health rules

      Ahead of Saturday’s protest in Ottawa, Trudeau dismisses the group as a ‘small fringe’ that holds ‘unacceptable views’

      A convoy of truckers and their supporters is set to converge on the Canadian capital in a protest which has spiralled from frustrations over vaccine mandates into calls for the repeal of all public health measures – and even the overthrow of the federal government.

      […]The convoy, which left Vancouver earlier this week, has more than 275,000 supporters on Facebook, nearly 40,000 supporters on the encrypted messaging app Telegram and has raised C$5.5m from 70,000 donations on GoFundMe.

      […]“It’s not really clear to me how many of those supporters donating online are actually even Canadian. A lot of the donations have been made anonymously and there’s very clearly some activity from foreign countries,” said Jessica Davis, a former intelligence analyst for the Canadian government and head of Insight Threat Intelligence.

      “It’s really difficult to get a sense for how many Canadians actually support this versus how many people globally are trying to oppose vaccine mandates and the associated political objectives,” said Davis.

      […]Some Canadian conservatives have spoken out against the mandate, arguing it places a burden on truckers when supply chains are already strained. Some have posted pictures of empty grocery store shelves.

    • CBC – Public safety minister discusses security concerns around protest convoy

      ( 10 min 32 )

      … be prepared for the unpredictable ….

      Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino joins Power & Politics to discuss security arrangements for anti-vaccine mandate demonstrations planned for this weekend in Ottawa.

    • city news – Politicians brace for the freedom convoy

      As several convoys descend on the Nation’s Capital, federal politicians are bracing for thousands of protesters amid warnings of possible violence.

  1. Those who have been injected and who think this convoy does not represent them had better wake up. Broaden your vision. It is about stopping totalitarianism. While your current opinion on matters may align with Dear Leader’s today, as the truckers and nurses were heralded as heroes at the beginning of the plandemic, you will suddenly find yourself to be an outsider inevitably, as many of them have. If the anatomy of illegal coercion is propaganda, bribery and treachery, then the anatomy of a political Phoenix is stubborn resolve, and in believing your own lying eyes.

    Let the ship yard be the truck yard:

  2. yucki
    on January 27, 2022 at 8:59 pm said:
    Expect big-time infiltration by operatives of a globalist equivalent of the FBI. But they’ll be world-class.

    Maybe a mixed multitude that looks like antifa, maga, eco-terror. Where horseshoe extremes approach each other, squeezing a muddled middle.

    Shocking!! scenes featuring telegenic victims: puppies kicked, a little girl’s balloon popped, a scissored hijab, a child called the n-word…

    Post-event propaganda will target the broadest audience possible. Each market segment will see a different set of agents provocateurs. I bet some scenes are already in the hopper.

    Sage. Thanks.

  3. twitter @disclosetv

    JUST IN – Pope Francis: Spreading “disinformation” on vaccines and COVID-19 is a violation of human rights. In a speech Friday, he praised “fact-checking” and urged “truth.”

    Bergoglio condemns fake news, calls reliable information a “human right”

    The Pope noted that the obstacles to accessing reliable information on COVID-19 has created a parallel pandemic of misinformation.

    • al jazeera ( AFP ) – ‘Very scary’: Austria says anti-vax COVID activists cross borders

      Some activists who reject COVID-19 vaccines and anti-coronavirus measures are crossing borders to join protests where extremist ideology is being spread, Austria’s new domestic intelligence chief told the AFP news agency, calling the trend “very scary”.

      Omar Haijawi-Pirchner said foreign activists are travelling to Austria – where COVID vaccines will become mandatory next month – to demonstrate and hold “network meetings with their partners, right-wing extremists”.

      He added that the often right-wing extremists were using the gatherings to spread their ideology, including anti-Semitism, and that “we see a lot of people that are very highly radicalised”.

      From France to the Netherlands to Germany and Belgium, European countries have been rocked by anti-vaccine protests in recent months, as governments clamp down on the unvaccinated.

      In Austria, tens of thousands have taken to the streets almost every week since the government said COVID vaccines would become mandatory from February 4.

      Haijawi-Pirchner, 41, who took over Austria’s newly-reformed DSN intelligence agency in December, said the radicalisation of some activists and the protests’ increasingly international dimension were “very, very scary for us”.

      While the DSN is not responsible for foreign intelligence gathering, it has received information pointing to a large number of well-organised activists in Germany and Switzerland, Haijawi-Pirchner told AFP in his first interview with foreign media since his appointment.

      He said the DSN had seen credible threats of violence in Austria, pointing to clashes with the police on the sidelines of protests.

      ‘Critical infrastructure’

      There are “a lot of people threatening … critical infrastructure at the moment”, including the media, health facilities and politicians, he said.

      The DSN that Haijawi-Pirchner leads replaced the former BVT agency as part of far-reaching intelligence reforms.

      The BVT’s reputation had been tarnished by a string of what Haijawi-Pirchner discreetly refers to as “incidents” in recent years.

      These included raids on the BVT ordered by the far-right then-Interior Minister Herbert Kickl in 2018 and embarrassing accusations of Austrian officials leaking information to Russia.

      This, along with the perceived closeness to Moscow of Kickl’s Freedom Party (FPOe), led to reports that other Western agencies were refraining from sharing intelligence with Vienna.

      Haijawi-Pirchner has come to the DSN from a successful police career in the Lower Austria region and emphasises the agency is a fresh start.

      He said he has had a “lot of communication with our partners” in other countries in the last few months.

      The current level of information sharing suggests that some confidence has returned, he says, but “we are fully aware … that this process of rebuilding trust” will take months or years.

      ‘Hybrid’ service

      The intelligence reform means the DSN is now a “hybrid” service encompassing both intelligence and police work, a structure Haijawi-Pirchner says has been well received among Austria’s allies.

      The shake-up also aimed at addressing what Haijawi-Pirchner said were failures around November 2020’s deadly attack in Vienna, which followed missed warnings about the perpetrator’s activities.

      Haijawi-Pirchner said the reforms have led to better communication between security services.

      “You can never avoid a terrorist attack by 100 percent,” he said. But “the DSN is better prepared for such a situation than the BVT”, he added.

  4. DAILY MAIL – EU watchdog accuses Ursula von der Leyen of ‘maladministration’ and orders her to hand over secret texts she sent to Pfizer’s CEO during efforts to buy 1.8billion Covid jabs

    Ursula von der Leyen used ‘personal diplomacy’ to secure a Pfizer vaccine deal

    Texts with CEO Albert Bourla were requested by a journalist but not supplied

    The EU ombudsman has slammed the chief and ordered her to hand over texts

    […]The EU ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, issued a formal recommendation telling von der Leyen’s office to search for and hand over the texts under a freedom of information request lodged by a journalist.

    […]The Commission argued a ‘text message or another type of instant messaging is by its nature a short-lived document which does not contain in principle important information concerning matters relating to policies, activities and decisions of the Commission’ and that ‘the Commission record-keeping policy would in principle exclude instant messaging.’

    They also told the ombudsman that ‘to date, it has not recorded any text messages in its document management system’.

    But O’Reilly rejected this argument, saying that texts fall within the Commission’s definition of a document.

      • VARES CDC’s numbers up to January 21, 2020

        Adverse Reactions 1,071,856

        Deaths 22,607

        Serious Injuries 178,994

        Additional numbers
        Myocardial infarction up 269%
        Female fertility up 471%
        Pulmonary embolisms up 467%

        Nearly 35,000 reports of injuries in 5-17 year olds

        Personal note
        Healthy vaccinated male 54, dies – donations to heart and stroke appreciated

    • global news – Ontario doctor banned from prescribing ivermectin now director of company offering drug

      An Ontario doctor, barred from prescribing ivermectin to treat COVID-19, has launched a telehealth service offering the unapproved treatment.

      A Global News investigation has uncovered that he is exploiting a loophole, and experts say it shows the cracks in a system that’s supposed to protect patients.

      Family Doctor Patrick Phillips’ medical licence has been restricted since the fall.
      As part of his suspension, the northern Ontario physican is not allowed to prescribe ivermectin for COVID.

      But Global News has learned the doctor is now a director of a new provincial telehealth service, Canadian Covid Teleheath inc, offering the antiparasitic drug.

    • CNN – Senator pushes conspiracy about athletes’ responses to Covid vaccine

      CNN’s Chris Cillizza fact-checks the entirely false claim pushed by Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) that athletes have been “dropping dead on the field” due to the Covid-19 vaccine.

      + disparaging COMMENTS on the YT page

  5. AJ DePriest Uncovers The Enormous Covid Bribes To All Education And Hospitals From The US Government
    Video segment taken from the The HighWire – January 6, 2022 – January 8, 2022

    AJ DePriest mentioned “Evolving Knowledge on Treatment for COVID-19,”
    which can be found on the “NIH COVID-19 Guidelines,” page 33.


    Finally, it is important to stress that the rated treatment recommendations in these Guidelines should not be considered mandates. The choice of what to do or not to do for an individual patient is ultimately decided by the patient and their provider.

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