Reader’s Links for March 26, 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.

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

17 Replies to “Reader’s Links for March 26, 2022”

  1. – From very energetic to suddenly dead –

    Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins dead at 50: Found unresponsive in his hotel room in Colombia while on tour with the band

    Taylor was found dead in a hotel room in Bogota, Colombia where the band were due to play at a festival

    Band just completed a host of tour dates in South America and was due to appear at The Grammy’s in April

    No cause of death was immediately announced but the band revealed they were ‘devastated by the tragic and untimely loss’

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10654265/Foo-Fighters-Taylor-Hawkins-Died.html

    • They found drugs in his room, of which cocaine. That’s it for now.
      Personal note: mostly all people who perform very high extra energy on stage know about cocaine’s advantages.

  2. “Yes,” Grandpa replied, “it was all very technocratic. Infinite acronyms used to obscure the governing bodies. Then, even once you got behind those, you still had to decode and translate the technocrese into something intelligible. Some of the informed folks went around wearing “No 18Ghz” https://www.everythingrf.com/community/ku-band t-shirts in protest, or “Session 97″ bumper stickers.”
    “Bumper sticker? I think I’ve heard of those. What were they again?” Tommy asked.
    “Oh, nothing that matters now. Just something we had in the olden days.”
    “Ok. So you were saying it was like a global plantation? They used the phrase “global commons”, right?”
    “That’s right,” continued Grandpa, Tommy loved these conversations. “After the dust settled–after the war–the global commons included everything.”
    “Everything? Like what?”
    “The commons was everything. Land, air, water, resources and people. You see, after the pandemic all vaccinated people became commoditized. By the time anyone noticed it was too late. Everything in the world had been claimed surreptitiously by these agencies that were “public/private” set-ups designed to fly under everyone’s radar. In fact, what the WEF was referring to when it talked about creating new markets, was that after 2030 everything became a derivative to be traded on. Since everything was defined in broad terms as having its own ecosystem, everything appeared, for public consumption at least, to be well cared for.”
    “But like you said before,” Tommy injected, “the so-called sustainable development was just a happy face sticker covering corporate plundering of all resources, including people.”
    “Correct. You’re a good student, Tom.”
    “”And the war was never about any one block–east or west–disagreeing with Agenda 21/30, but more about whose vision of the Agenda would own it.”
    “”Quite right. Putin and Xi were both on side. They simply could not digest the Anglo-American model of it. This was partly why China zoomed out in front with their 5G switching displays to the world. And this was also why they were so frustrated with the West. We were too slow. So slow, in fact, that they began to wonder if they had been suckered into the whole mess–that the Young Global Leaders and everything else the WEF supposedly stood for was an enormous trap that had used world domination as bait.”
    “But it wasn’t fake. The WEF was serious.”
    “Of course. This is what made the who thing so insane. They really believed in it.”
    “What happened in 2030 to all the unvaxxed holdouts? Or to those who had dropped the program after one or two shots and had been lucky enough to be saved by a weak batch” Tommy asked.

    “Well, this is the big question, isn’t it?”

    Just then the telephone rang. Grandpa answered, muttered a few words, then ended the call. “I’m afraid we’ll have to pick this up later, Tom. Something has come up.”

  3. the national geographic –The controversial quest to make a ‘contagious’ vaccine

    A new technology aims to stop wildlife from spreading Ebola, rabies, and other viruses.
    It could prevent the next pandemic by stopping pathogens from jumping from animals to people.

    Imagine a cure that’s as contagious as the disease it fights—a vaccine that could replicate in a host’s body and spread to others nearby, quickly and easily protecting a whole population from microbial attacks.

    That’s the goal of several teams around the world who are reviving controversial research to develop self-spreading vaccines.

    […]lowering the risk that harmful viruses and bacteria can jump from wildlife to humans as many experts believe happened with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 60 percent of all known infectious diseases and 75 percent of new or emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic. Scientists cannot predict why, when, or how new zoonotic diseases will emerge. But when they do, these diseases are often deadly and costly to control. What’s more, many researchers predict that climate change, biodiversity loss, and population growth will accelerate their spread.

    Vaccines are a key tool for preventing diseases from spreading, but wild animals are difficult to vaccinate because each one must be located, captured, vaccinated, and released. Self-spreading vaccines offer a solution.

    MORE :

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/the-controversial-quest-to-make-a-contagious-vaccine

  4. europravda – US leads calls for sanctions against North Korea after long-range missile test

    The United States has led calls for increased sanctions on North Korea, following Pyong-Yang’s first long-range missile test for almost five years.

  5. Biden is not in a position ‘physically and mentally’ to lead US: GOP lawmaker

    Ron Johnson reacts to President Biden’s gaffe suggesting U.S. troops are going to Ukraine

  6. A remarkable document from 1883:
    Islam and Science: A lecture presented at La Sorbonne, by Ernest Renan
    https://www.mcgill.ca/islamicstudies/files/islamicstudies/renan_islamism_cversion.pdf
    [..]
    Anyone with even the slightest education in matters of our time sees clearly the
    current inferiority of Muslim countries, the decadence of states governed by Islam, the
    intellectual sterility of races that derive their culture and education from that religion
    alone. All who have been to the Orient or to Africa are struck by what is the inevitably
    narrow-mindedness of a true believer, of that kind of iron ring around his head, making it
    absolutely closed to science, incapable of learning anything or of opening itself up
    to any new idea. From the beginning of his religious initiation, at the age of ten or twelve
    years, the Muslim child, until then [hitherto] still quite aware, suddenly becomes
    fanatical, full of a foolish pride in possessing what he believes is the absolute truth, happy
    with what determines his inferiority, as if it were a privilege. This senseless pride is the
    radical vice of the Muslim. [..] Convinced that God determines
    wealth and power to whomever He sees fit, regardless of education or personal merit, the
    Muslim has the deepest contempt for education, for science, for all that constitutes the
    European spirit.
    [..]
    Ab? al-Faraj, describing the character of the Arab people, expresses it thus: “The science of these people, in which they glorified, was the science of language, knowledge of its idioms, the texture of verses, the skillful composition of the prose…As to philosophy, God taught them nothing about it, and did not fit them for it.” [..] as long as Islam was in the hands of the Arab race, that is to say under the four first
    caliphs and under the Umayyads, there did not occur in its midst any intellectual
    movement of a secular character.
    [..]
    They were called filsouf [faylas?f] (philosophers), and from then on this exotic
    word took on a bad connotation as designating something foreign to Islam. Filsouf among
    Muslims became a dangerous name, often leading to death or persecution, like zendik and
    later farmaçoun [free-mason]. It was, admittedly, rationalism of the most comprehensive
    kind that occurred within Islam. A kind of philosophical society, who called themselves
    the Ikhw?n al-?af??, “the brothers of sincerity,” undertook to issue an encyclopedia of
    philosophy, remarkable for its wisdom and elevated ideas. Two great men, al-F?r?b? and
    Avicenna, soon joined the rank of the most comprehensive thinkers who ever lived.
    [..]
    Such is this great philosophical ensemble, which is commonly called Arab,
    because it is written in Arabic, but in reality it is Greco-Sassanid. It would be more
    accurate to say Greek; because the truly fertile element of all of this came from Greece.
    One was worth something, in these times of decline, in proportion to what one knew of
    ancient Greece. Greece was the unique source of knowledge and correct thinking. The
    superiority of Syria and Baghdad over the Latin West came solely from the fact that the
    Greek tradition touched them more closely.
    [..]
    In the early years of the thirteenth century, the Arabic Aristotle makes its
    triumphant entry into the University of Paris. The West has shaken off its inferiority of
    four or five hundred years. Hitherto, Europe has been scientifically reliant upon Muslims.
    Towards the middle of the thirteenth century the balance is still uncertain. From 1275
    roughly, two movements become evident: on one hand, the Muslim countries plunge into
    the saddest intellectual decay; on the other, Western Europe for its part resolutely enters
    upon this great path of scientific research for truth, a huge arc whose amplitude still can
    not be measured.

  7. continued:
    Islam and Science: A lecture presented at La Sorbonne, 29 March 1883
    Ernest Renan
    https://www.mcgill.ca/islamicstudies/files/islamicstudies/renan_islamism_cversion.pdf
    Ma?m?n, one of the caliphs who showed the most zeal in introducing Greek philosophy, was damned without pity by the theologians; the troubles that afflicted his reign were presented as punishments for his tolerance for foreign doctrines to Islam. To please the crowd stirred up by the imams, it was not uncommon that books of philosophy and astronomy were burned in public places or were thrown into wells and cisterns. Those who cultivated these studies were called zendiks (infidels); one would strike them in the streets, burn their homes. Often the authority, abiding by the crowd, would put them to death.
    [..] in the second period, when it fell into the hands of the Tartars and
    Berber races, races which are coarse, brutal, and without intellect. Islam is peculiar in that
    it obtained from its adherents a faith continuously gaining in strength. The first Arabs
    who joined in the movement hardly believed in the Prophet’s mission. For two or three
    centuries, disbelief is hardly concealed. Then comes the absolute reign of dogma, without
    any possible separation of the spiritual and the temporal: a reign with coercion and
    corporal punishments for those who do not practice; a system, finally, that has hardly
    been surpassed, in acts of torture, save by the Spanish Inquisition. Freedom is never more deeply wounded than by a social organization where dogma reigns and dominates
    absolutely civilian life. In modern times, we have seen two examples of such a regime:
    on one hand, the Muslim States; on the other, the former Papal State when it held
    temporal power. And we must say that the temporal papacy exerted an impact only on a
    small country, whereas Islam crushes vast portions of our globe and maintains there the
    idea which is most opposed to progress: the State founded on an alleged revelation,
    dogma governing the society.
    Liberals who defend Islam do not know it. Islam is an indistinguishable union of
    spiritual and temporal, it is the reign of dogma, it is the heaviest chain that humankind
    has ever borne. In the first half of the Middle Ages, I repeat, Islam tolerated philosophy,
    because it could not [p. 18] prevent it; it could not be prevented, because it lacked
    cohesion, and was ill-equipped for terror. The police were in the hands of Christians and
    principally engaged in pursuing the conspiracies of the ?Alids. A great many things
    passed through the mesh of this very loose net. But when Islam had at its disposal masses
    of armed believers, it stifled everything. Religious terror and hypocrisy become the order
    of the day. Islam has been liberal when it has been weak and violent when it has been
    strong. Let us then not give it praise for what it could not prevent. To honor Islam for
    philosophy and science because it was not annihilated from the start is as if we honored
    theologians for the discoveries of modern science. These discoveries were made despite
    the theologians.
    [..]
    To honor the Islam of Avicenna, Avenzoar, Averroes, is like honoring the Catholicism of Galileo. Theology hampered Galileo; it was not strong enough to stop him; this is not a reason to be grateful to it.
    [..]
    Islam, by treating science as its enemy, is only consistent; but it is dangerous to
    be too consistent. Islam has succeeded but to its misfortune. By killing science, it has
    killed itself, and has been condemned worldwide to complete inferiority.

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