On the 30th, when we recorded all of these, the connection was really poor. So the image quality changes and worse, the audio can get a little distorted at times. It was our judgment that it was still good enough to publish. But there can be moments where its hard to follow.
A parent shouting Allahu Akbar and thought to be wearing an explosive vest has been shot dead by French police near Paris after allegedly beheading a school teacher with a knife.
The victim was said to have been a school teacher who had enraged parents by displaying cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed to pupils.
A source told Le Parisien: ‘The victim had recently given a lesson to his students on freedom of expression and had shown the caricatures of Muhammad’.
This led to an enraged parent confronting the teacher with a kitchen knife, and then cutting his head off, said the source.
The first bloodbath took place in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, a suburb some 25 miles from the centre of the French capital on Friday.
French anti-terror prosecutors confirmed they were investigating an assault in which a man was decapitated on the outskirts of Paris.
This post will be updated with materials as we get them prepared. Meanwhile check the Reader’s Links comments for today to see a LOT more on this now.
I joined the paper with gratitude and optimism three years ago. I was hired with the goal of bringing in voices that would not otherwise appear in your pages: first-time writers, centrists, conservatives and others who would not naturally think of The Times as their home. The reason for this effort was clear: The paper’s failure to anticipate the outcome of the 2016 election meant that it didn’t have a firm grasp of the country it covers. Dean Baquet and others have admitted as much on various occasions. The priority in Opinion was to help redress that critical shortcoming.
I was honored to be part of that effort, led by James Bennet. I am proud of my work as a writer and as an editor. Among those I helped bring to our pages: the Venezuelan dissident Wuilly Arteaga; the Iranian chess champion Dorsa Derakhshani; and the Hong Kong Christian democrat Derek Lam. Also: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Masih Alinejad, Zaina Arafat, Elna Baker, Rachael Denhollander, Matti Friedman, Nick Gillespie, Heather Heying, Randall Kennedy, Julius Krein, Monica Lewinsky, Glenn Loury, Jesse Singal, Ali Soufan, Chloe Valdary, Thomas Chatterton Williams, Wesley Yang, and many others.
But the lessons that ought to have followed the election—lessons about the importance of understanding other Americans, the necessity of resisting tribalism, and the centrality of the free exchange of ideas to a democratic society—have not been learned. Instead, a new consensus has emerged in the press, but perhaps especially at this paper: that truth isn’t a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else.
We suggest downloading and saving the page as it likely won’t be online long.
Adding tweets as we find them:
The news is dead. Journalism is gone and people have no idea what is true.
This is an important thread on what is going on.
The death of the news is one of the biggest stories in the world right now.
It’s related to a lot of other problems because people are misinformed. https://t.co/l3A4T0Aiv5
— Bruce Fenton (@brucefenton) July 14, 2020
“The real story is the loss of the news altogether, and the news cannot report on it”
Bari Weiss has now resigned from the @nytimes. And that is not even “The Story”. I‘ve just spoken to Bari & learned that I‘m finally free to tweet.
Her letter hints at the real News: the *loss* of the News is now *the* News, and the News cannot cover it.https://t.co/JBXNIgI62L
— Eric Weinstein (@EricRWeinstein) July 14, 2020
Recent revelations have shown that it is increasingly necessary that more and more of us are aware of this light-touch fascism that has determined what we can hear, think and say.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – The leader of Danish far-right party Stram Kurs, lawyer Rasmus Paludan, was disbarred from the legal profession and sentenced to three months in jail on Thursday after being found guilty of racism.
Stram Kurs (Hard Line) was close to getting into parliament in the last election in Denmark with a policy based on banning Islam and deporting hundreds of thousands of Muslims.
Paludan first came to public attention in 2017 when he started making anti-Muslim Youtube videos. His stunts have included publicly burning the Koran, sometimes wrapped in bacon, in what he said was a tribute to free speech.
Paludan was sentenced to 14 days of conditional imprisonment in 2019 for racist speech. He will now face one month of imprisonment with two additional months of suspended sentence after being found guilty of 14 different accounts of racism, defamation and hazardous driving.
Additionally, as part of his sentence, Paludan was disbarred for three years, had his driver’s licence suspended for one year and was fined around 40,000 Danish crowns ($6,012.23), the district court said in a statement.
Paludan denied all charges.
($1 = 6.65 Danish crowns)
So now we have it. If you say things which are against the government policy on immigration, it will be deemed “racist”, possibly the most flexible word in the English language since someone first yelled “F**k!” and you will be jailed for that nebulous term.
A term which has now come to mean defending the right of white people to exist. In case anyone was unsure. As we wrote in this article on the totalitarian two step, the mob who seems to dictate the fluid and ever leftward moving replacement for law that we now don’t enjoy, “Silence is violence”. So not standing up and vocally supporting the leftist point of view on all matters, especially the rhetorical nuke issue of “racism” is now also a crime.
At the moment its a crime that gets you fired, ostracized, and if you have a public reputation, it will be dismantled and reconstructed for you, even if you were on the vanguard of the left an hour ago like JK Rawlings. A woman who in no small way is partly responsible for the advancement of a Marxist replacement for freedom and rule of law, and was herself run over by the dialectic machinery she helped create.
It is asking too much of anyone that Rasmus continues to run for Parliament after this. But I sincerely hope he does. Freedom of speech is too important to let go. Especially when it has been shut down in such a Soviet/Cuban/Chinese manner. Words now mean whatever the government needs them to mean in order to jail all opposition to government policy.
This is what they have been trying to do to Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen for years with gross distortions of law and process. To take what was their actual job description as opposition members of their respective legislatures, and make them criminals for doing exactly what they were elected to do.
Criticizing immigration is no different than criticizing any other government portfolio except that immigration is more important than most, because it shapes the future of the country.
And there you have the why of it all.
Eeyore for VladTepesBlog.
The following video is from March of this year, 2020
Who is the Secretary General of the UN?
Here he is from a few years ago:
Make no mistake. It has always been his ambition to crush freedom of speech world wide for a communist agenda. He, like Trudeau and other communists, are using the Ram Emanual tactic of, “Never let a crisis go to waste”.
The real cost of the Wuhan Flu will be incomprehensible to most who simply do not understand how we are and will be led into an authoritarian and totalitarian regime.
UN on Global Compact on Migration:
One honest German reporter on the UN Migration policy
This video also exposes ANTIFA:
Related: Below is a video that was sent to me as being from ANTIFA on Facebook. Thinking that was the case, we added a title before and after so that in no way would it appear that we endorsed these actions. But there is more to this:
Looks like we were had. Like millions of others on this:
Thank you MLA and ML and all who sent in related materials.
One of our readers send me a link with no explanation this morning. Just a link:
Those of you brave enough to click it would have been met with this:
Wow this is a little concerning. It almost feels like there are thoughts and vectors of thought we are not allowed to see about something which is ruining all our lives right now.
So another astute reader of this site hunted down a few more links:
Have not clicked through that link yet but lets explore some more:
At Roselawgroupreporter there is a great introduction to this article but then it just links to the original one at the top of this post, which no one can get to. The intro is below. Against our usual editorial policy, I will post in full before that vanishes as well.
By Aaron Ginn | Medium.com
After watching the outbreak of COVID-19 for the past two months, I’ve followed the pace of the infection, its severity, and how our world is tackling the virus. While we should be concerned and diligent, the situation has dramatically elevated to a mob-like fear spreading faster than COVID-19 itself. When 13% of Americans believe they are currently infected with COVID-19 (mathematically impossible), full-on panic is blocking our ability to think clearly and determine how to deploy our resources to stop this virus. Over three-fourths of Americans are scared of what we are doing to our society through law and hysteria, not of infection or spreading COVID-19 to those most vulnerable.
The following article is a systematic overview of COVID-19 driven by data from medical professionals and academic articles that will help you understand what is going on (sources include CDC, WHO, NIH, NHS, University of Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, NEJM, JAMA, and several others). I’m quite experienced at understanding virality, how things grow, and data. In my vocation, I’m most known for popularizing the “growth hacking movement” in Silicon Valley that specializes in driving rapid and viral adoption of technology products. Data is data. Our focus here isn’t treatments but numbers. You don’t need a special degree to understand what the data says and doesn’t say. Numbers are universal.
I hope you walk away with a more informed perspective on how you can help and fight back against the hysteria that is driving our country into a dark place. You can help us focus our scarce resources on those who are most vulnerable, who need our help.
Lastly Facebook. That actually has comments that are decent indicators of what this article was actually about. From reading a few, it seems the article was showing that statistically, the greater danger was loss of freedom, far more so than the virus, even if it is what they say. But who can know, as the freedom to read that article is gone. Which is a data point to its veracity, if indeed, that is what it said.
This seems to be one of those rare rare articles that makes it’s own point best by not being read.
Eeyore for Vlad with thanks to ML., and JU.
Add this story to the video below and one begins to formulate dark suspicions…
A United Nations “special expert on freedom of religion” says its time for the world’s leading religions to submit to the authority of the UN and its human rights bodies, even though critics say those bodies are laced with fringe, leftist views.
It’s all about who should have the final say on issues of law and policy, and the UN expert is saying the UN’s ideas should override the beliefs of mainstream religions.
The Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam) reports Ahmed Shaheed, who is the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, wrote about how religion and gender equality have reached a clash point in his annual report. Download the report here.
“I firmly reject any claim that religious beliefs can be invoked as a legitimate ‘justification’ for violence or discrimination against women, girls or LGBT+ people,” said Shaheed. To be clear though, mainstream Christianity doesn’t call for violence or discrimination anyone, even though some opponents of orthodox Christian belief have tried to characterize it that way.
Shaheed then tries to flip the “freedom of religion” upside down saying “the right to freedom of religion protects individuals and not religions as such.”
This all sounds pretty good so far. But then, that is how anti-freedom rhetoric is usually framed when leftists do not have a monopoly on force. The thing is, the UN’s track record is all about protecting Islam and destroying Christianity, Judaism and all other religious schools of thought by its actions and policies.
And then you look at actual UN policy on freedom of speech:
Then of course, there is the UN Compact on Migration and its included rules on reporting related events:
Here are a few vestigial freedom minded people within the EU discussing the UN migration compact
Interesting how reportage of global negation of all cultures must be reported on positively much like how a father is not allowed to speak in a critical manner of how the state is sterilizing and mutilating his daughter in the name of LGBT rights.