‘Last weekend, a British Muslim invaded a Texas synagogue and held the rabbi and four members of his flock at gunpoint while demanding the release from prison of a biochemist known as ‘Lady Al Qaeda’. The drama flared briefly across news sites before vanishing from sight. As the Australian Jewish News observes, the assault
…failed to make even the world headlines on the ABC digital media platforms for the 12 hours the stand-off with police was taking place.
Since then, if the ABC’s internal search engine is any guide, there has been only one follow-up. Some stories, it seems, are of little but passing interest. There are terrorists, and then there are those other terrorists, the ones whose motives and religious background are best not mentioned. Diversity, don’t you know, enriches us all, so team-player journalism ignores the sand that grates in the gears of the multiculturalists’ narrative.
Daniel Greenfield, however, indulges his curiosity to report what mainstream media might have done were it actually interested in getting to the nub of a story rather than papering over unfortunate and disconcerting truths. Of Faisal Akram (above), who will never again interrupt Shabbat gatherings thanks to a sharp-shooting Texas SWAT team, he writes:
Back home, the Blackburn Muslim Community page announced that “Faisal Akram has sadly departed from this temporary world” and prayed that Allah “bless him with the highest ranks of Paradise”….
…The town has produced no shortage of Jihadists, including the youngest terrorist in the UK, as well as a number of Jihadis who traveled to join ISIS, an associate of shoe bomber Richard Reid, and a terrorist who played a key role in an Al Qaeda plot that targeted New York and D.C.
Blackburn is one of the most segregated towns in the country and has been described as a “no-go zone”. The area that produced the Temple Terrorist has one of the highest Muslim populations outside of London and some claim that flying the English flag has been effectively outlawed.
The setting couldn’t be any better for the media to whitewash the murderous terrorist with the familiar excuses that he was the victim of failed integration in the United Kingdom. His family, in an even more familiar excuse, is claiming that he “was suffering from mental health issues”.‘https://quadrant.org.au/
‘With the deportation of World No.1 tennis ace Novak Djokovic last week, eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater has been banned from competing in Australia under a ‘rules are rules’ direction.
“I reckon he knows the rules,” said Australia’s Minister for Sport Richard Colbeck. “It doesn’t matter whether you’re a surfer, or a tennis player, a tourist or anyone else, those are the rules. They apply to everyone. I don’t like the chances of him competing in Victoria, and I’d hate to think of what the chances were of him competing in Western Australia.”
The American surfer has not declared his vaccination status, but like Djokovic, he has been prominent online in his criticism of vaccine mandates.
It means that he almost certainly will not be competing in the Rip Curl Pro and Margaret River Pro in April 2022.
“If I know the risks and I judge the choice to be one that benefits/hurts me based on stats and info and my own ability, I can choose accordingly. For people saying ‘listen to the doctors’, I’m positive I know more about being healthy than 99 per cent of doctors, but I wouldn’t trust me. But most of my Covid info comes directly from doctor friends, many of them in disagreement with the official ‘science’.”
The Australian government has a blanket rule on international arrivals, insisting that they all present proof of Covid vaccination.
This regulation has been put in place in the interest of ‘public safety’ despite Omicron entering Australia via fully-vaccinated travellers. The current outbreak inside most states is being spread among everyone, regardless of vaccination status, as reflected by infection rates in state health data.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said last year that vaccination was a voluntary – not compulsory – choice.
Gabriel Medina, the current champion from Brazil, has also refused to declare his vaccination status and may be prevented from competing.’https://www.rebelnews.com/surfing_legend_kelly_slater_banned_from_australia?utm_campaign=rb_01_20_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_source=therebel
‘As we have seen all throughout human history, those that would like to impose tyranny upon a nation need at least a certain percentage of the population to go along with their plans. It doesn’t even have to be a majority. All that is required is enough “true believers” to enforce the tyrannical dictates of the elite. Many had assumed that the United States would always be immune from such a scenario because our Constitution guarantees certain liberties and freedoms. Unfortunately, things have dramatically changed in recent years. Today, a surprisingly large percentage of the U.S. population is openly embracing authoritarianism, and that should deeply alarm all of us.
If you think that I am exaggerating, let’s take a look at some of the results of a recent Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports national survey. I will pull certain lines from their report and put them in bold, and then I will follow with my own thoughts…
“48% of voters favor President Joe Biden’s plan to impose a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on the employees of large companies and government agencies”
All of the other results we will look at are specifically for Democratic voters, but this figure is for U.S. voters as a whole.
It should deeply grieve all of us to see that nearly half the country actually supports Joe Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine mandates.
Have we really fallen this far as a nation?
Thankfully the Supreme Court just struck down Biden’s national OSHA mandate, but more mandates are inevitably coming on the state level.
“Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Democratic voters would favor a government policy requiring that citizens remain confined to their homes at all times, except for emergencies, if they refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine”
Are you kidding me?
A solid majority of all Democrats would like to lock the unvaccinated in their own homes except for “emergencies”.
And since Dr. Fauci just admitted that COVID will be with us forever, such a measure would theoretically be implemented on an indefinite basis.
That is extremely chilling.
“Nearly half (48%) of Democratic voters think federal and state governments should be able to fine or imprison individuals who publicly question the efficacy of the existing COVID-19 vaccines on social media, television, radio, or in online or digital publications”
This is another sign that free speech is almost completely dead in our country.
If we can’t even ask questions, what kind of society are we going to have?
The U.S. Constitution is supposed to forbid such government restrictions on speech, but apparently nearly half of all Democrats don’t believe in the Bill of Rights anymore.
“Forty-five percent (45%) of Democrats would favor governments requiring citizens to temporarily live in designated facilities or locations if they refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine”
Yes, you read that correctly.
They really do want to put the unvaccinated in camps.
I am having difficulty finding the words to describe how evil this is.
Sadly, this isn’t just a fringe group of Democrats we are talking about.
Nearly half of the entire party would support doing such a thing, and that says a lot about where we are as a society today.
“Twenty-nine percent (29%) of Democratic voters would support temporarily removing parents’ custody of their children if parents refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine”
Nearly a third of all Democrats would actually support this?
I honestly do not know how people can be this evil.
This is yet another sign that people need to be moving out of blue states while they still can.
Of course it isn’t just Democrats that are pushing for tyrannical measures.
Utah is supposed to be “deeply red”, but the editorial board of the largest newspaper in the entire state is openly calling for the unvaccinated to be strictly confined to their own homes…
The editorial board of Utah’s largest newspaper – the Salt Lake Tribune – which is controlled by the family of former Governor Jon Huntsman Jr., has called for the deployment of the National Guard “to ensure that people without proof of vaccination would not be allowed, well, anywhere.”
The draconian measure was suggested in a Saturday op-ed titled “Utah leaders have surrendered to COVID pandemic,” suggesting that elected officials have failed to mandate the vaccine for all citizens, and that if Utah was a “civilized place” Governor Spencer Cox (R) would treat the unvaccinated (and no mention of the naturally immune) as lepers with severe lockdown mandates.
Jon Huntsman is a Republican that ran for president.
And his newspaper is pushing for this type of authoritarian measure?
What in the world is happening to us?
Our freedoms and liberties are under unprecedented assault, and once they are gone it will be exceedingly difficult to ever get them back.
For years, I have been warning about the “Big Brother” police state control grid that is being constructed all around us, and of course that process has only accelerated during this pandemic.
At this point, new authoritarian measures are being implemented on an almost constant basis. For example, I just learned that the Biden administration has just set up a system for federal workers to track all “unvaccinated employees who ask for religious exemptions”…
According to a report by the Daily Signal, the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia, an independent federal agency designed to aid Washington D.C. courts, created the “Employee Religious Exception Request Information System” to track unvaccinated employees who ask for religious exemptions from President Joe Biden’s federal COVID-19 shot mandate.
The Federal Register describes the new system as the best way to keep track of “personal religious information” that is collected “in the context of a public health emergency or similar health and safety incident, such as a pandemic, epidemic, natural disaster or national or regional emergency and/or any other lawful collection of employee information or data that is necessary to ensure a safe and healthy environment for individuals.” Those with concerns about the system only have until Feb. 10 to offer any public comments.
It is very wrong for the Biden administration to do such a thing, but they are going to do it anyway.
In other articles, I have documented countless other ways that they are violating our fundamental rights.
Fortunately the courts are slowing them down, but they aren’t going to give up.
The good news is that at least we haven’t descended into the sort of dystopian tyranny that we are now seeing in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Austria, Italy, China and elsewhere.
But if the authoritarian wing of the Democratic Party has their way, we will eventually get there.
This is such a dangerous time in our history, because we really are on the verge of losing all of the liberties and freedoms that previous generations of Americans worked so hard to win for us.’http://endoftheamericandream.com/a-shockingly-high-percentage-of-the-u-s-population-actually-wants-an-authoritarian-big-brother-police-state/
‘Planet Lockdown is a documentary on the situation the world finds itself in. We spoke to some of the brightest and bravest minds in the world including epidemiologists, scientists, doctors, lawyers, protesters a statesman and a prince. These brave souls had the courage to speak truth against all odds and inspire us to do the same. We must have the courage to overcome our fears. Once we do, it gets easier every time.’https://rumble.com/vsu08h-planet-lockdown-a-documentary-japanese.html?mref=6zof&mc=dgip3&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=planetlockdown&ep=2
‘Australia is set to achieve 180 per cent vaccination now that the evil Novak Djokovic is out of the way.
Djokovic, an anti-vax evangelist posing as the world’s Number One tennis player, snuck into the country last week in a bid to spread non-approved views.
He had planned to hijack the Australian Open and use our premier sporting event as a platform from which to infect the minds of Australians with naughty ideas.
And he almost got away with it.
The sinister Serb’s deadly attack was only thwarted when a fast-thinking government took almost a week to come up with the greatest topspin lob since Ken Rosewell – playing without a Covid jab – won our Grand Slam back in 1972.
The government argued that the unvaccinated Djokovic’s mere ‘presence in Australia may foster anti-vaccination sentiment’ and ‘reinforce views’!
You know, like some of the government’s own MPs!
Cue scary music…
It was unclear how removing Djokovic from the country, when Australians already knew his ‘views’, would stop citizens becoming victims of his deadly wrong-think.
Did the government imagine that if Djokovic had been allowed to stay, unsuspecting tennis fans would lose their vaccine efficacy every time he hit a forehand winner?
Thud! A dozen spectators just became unvaccinated.
Whack! Fifty more just questioned the science.
Smash! A million people watching at home decided to attend a freedom march.
That our government was so terrified of a single tennis player showed just how dangerous Djokovic was; and how little faith the government had in the popularity of mandatory vaccines.
Of course, our Prime Minister had already assured us that vaccination was not mandatory. So, the real problem seemed to be that Djokovic might persuade people to use discretion on a decision the PM had insisted was discretionary. And we couldn’t have that, otherwise people might start thinking vaccination was not mandatory.
Fortunately, our Courts agreed that the government had the power to do whatever it wanted to do to anyone that it didn’t like. Though why we needed the Federal Court of Australia to say what peacefully protesting Melbournians, still sporting bruises from police-issue rubber bullets, could have told us is anyone’s guess.
With The Serbinator expelled from the country, and so unable to spread anti-vax sentiment, our police can now get back to arresting pregnant women for unapproved Facebook posts and dragging grandmothers away for not revealing their vaccination status. You know, to calm sentiment.
Meanwhile, citizens are safe from the corrupting influence of The Joker and free to enjoy the Omicron spread, health system chaos, empty supermarket shelves, and threats of unemployment if they fail to get a booster shot (or five).
Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who insisted ‘rules are rules’ before kicking Djokovic out of the country because he didn’t like the tennis player’s vibe, celebrated by declaring: ‘It’s now time to get on with the Australian Open and get back to enjoying the tennis over summer.’
Which, translated, meant: ‘Bread and games everybody, bread and games!’
With the dangerous Novak Djokovic on a plane to someplace earlier this week, Tennis Australia was finally able to get on with running the sporting event for which we are now known around the world … The Australian Fully-Vaccinated, Socially Distanced and With Government Approved Views Open.’https://spectator.com.au/2022/01/bread-and-games-everybody-bread-and-games/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=UNFI%20%2020220120%20%20GK&utm_content=UNFI%20%2020220120%20%20GK+CID_e10abeb52d1e1dc5aa4d3275a08b9fc8&utm_source=CampaignMonitor_Australia&utm_term=Bread%20and%20games%20everybody%20bread%20and%20games
Biden Time with Biden!
By Fred Lucas ~
In a press conference stretching nearly two hours Wednesday, President Joe Biden appeared to go off his prepared list of reporters, taking questions on the legitimacy of the upcoming midterm elections, his cognitive ability, China, Russia, and his son Hunter Biden.
On the eve of completing one year in office, Biden also talked about the state of “the cables,” meaning cable news channels, and the future of Vice President Kamala Harris.
Here are eight key takeaways from what was only the second time Biden has held a formal solo press conference since taking office as president.
1. Legitimacy of Next Election
“I have no idea,” President Joe Biden says of why voters question his mental fitness. Pictured: Biden checks his watch while answering questions Wednesday in the East Room of the White House on the eve of his first anniversary as president. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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‘Across the world there’s been dismay at how Australians have seemingly welcomed the rise of authoritarianism to deal with the pandemic. Is there something in our cultural makeup or national history that’s enabled all of this? And are there parallels to other moments in our history?
To answer that question we turn to Dr Stephen Chavura — an historian and political studies lecturer — who has been shocked but not entirely surprised as to where we now find ourselves.
Dr Chavura teaches European and Australian history at Campion College. He has taught the philosophy of social science and political theory and several Australian universities. He has published in numerous journals including History of European Ideas, Journal of Religious History, and Australian Journal of Political Science. His most recent (co-authored) books are The Forgotten Menzies: The World Picture of Australia’s Longest Serving Prime Minister (MUP, 2021) and Reason, Religion, and the Australian Polity: A Secular State? (Routledge, 2019).
He is a contributor to The Australian and has also written for Spectator Australia and ABC Religion and Ethics.’https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/this-is-a-crazy-moment-in-our-history-with-dr-stephen-chavura/id1508102034?i=1000548586981
This podcast may also be heard at https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/conservative-one-pandemic-unmasked/id1508102034
In Finland ‘Parliament Member Päivi Räsänen, who was interrogated by police for over 13 hours and questioned on how she interprets the Apostle Paul’s letters in the Bible, will appear in court next Monday over criminal charges for voicing her belief on marriage and sexuality.
She authored a 2004 booklet on sexual ethics describing marriage as between one man and one woman. She also expressed her views on a 2019 radio show and tweeted church leadership on the matter.
“I thought it was quite a privilege to have these kinds of discussions with the police,” Räsänen said in an interview with Alliance Defending Freedom International, a legal nonprofit that specializes in religious freedom cases and is supporting the 62-year-old former interior minister.
“I had many times during these hours the possibility to tell to the police the message of the Gospel, what the Bible teaches about the value of human beings, that all people are created in the image of God and that is why they all are valuable.”
It was like “giving Bible studies to the police,” she remarked.’https://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-mp-says-prosecution-over-biblical-beliefs-a-privilege.html?uid=d3769f0ce2&utm_source=The+Christian+Post+List&utm_campaign=CP-Newsletter&utm_medium=email
There’s a screw loose with this guy from the Land of Fruit and Nuts!
By P.J. Gladnick ~
Sometimes you read something that might make you exclaim, “Just plain… nuts.” Such was probably the case when most normal people saw a column by Joe Mathews published in the Ventura County Star on Thursday, “California should abolish parenthood, in the name of equity.”
If you think the author wrote this from an asylum you would be wrong. In fact, Mathews was employed by the Los Angeles Times for eight years. However, when you read his rantings for “equity” you might think he belongs in some sort of institution.
If California is ever going to achieve true equity, the state must require parents to give away their children.
Today’s Californians often hold up equity — the goal of a just society completely free from bias — as our greatest value. Gov. Gavin Newsom makes decisions through “an equity lens.” Institutions from dance ensembles to tech companies…
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