Weekday Reading #10

Martin Lichtmesz on the Dystopic Vaccinator Dictatorship of Austria (eugyppius)

Unfortunately, there can be no talk of any “Corona twilight” in Austria right now. Our government, under the leadership of the unelected shadow chancellor Alexander Schallenberg, has now ordered, in rapid succession, an escalating series of “tightened measures,” and their repressive character dwarfs all that that has preceded them. I published a detailed account for the magazine Freilich.

This escalation reached its climax today: All of a sudden, the government has announced a “full lockdown” beginning on Monday for all of Austria, as well as a “fixed” general vaccine mandate from February 2022 (coincidentally corresponding to the end of flu season)1. This also means forced “boosters” for everyone who thought they were finished after the first two jabs.

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Melbourne Freedom March, 20 Nov 2021

Here is my perspective of the March on Saturday. I joined the march at roughly 12.15pm on the corner of Russell and Bourke St having parked at QV. Parking was busy. Traders must be loving the numbers coming into the city at the moment in order to protest.

Bourke before Swanston Street, Bourke St Mall immediately ahead, approx. 12.20pm.

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Calling Paul Kelly and Greg Sheridan

Why are supposedly quality journalists so misguided on climate change?

Paul Kelly and Greg Sheridan have clearly taken on board the alarmist global warming narrative.

Never mind the performance of the hacks, what has gone wrong at the top of the profession and the once-were reputable newspapers?

Global warming and the reduction of CO2 emissions will probably be seen as the signature issue of public policy at the start of the third Millenium alongside the emerging role of China.

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Where’s the evidence that these vaxxines are actually safe?

Police look on as protesters gather in Melbourne's CBD.

From Melbourne’s ‘freedom’ protest fever spreads across the country but I want you to notice this passage in particular.

“No matter how much misinformation and propaganda you put out there, Victoria is going to win.”

Dr Cumming has appeared regularly at the anti-government protests and has been promoting them online.

She railed against the vaccination of children with a COVID-19 jab and claimed Mr Andrews was “coming after her children”.

The vaccines approved for use in Australia have strong scientific backing as being both safe and effective in preventing COVID-19.

“I want to make this very clear, Daniel, when you come after my children you come after every single Victorian,” Dr Cumming said. “We are together as a freedom family… Good luck Mr Andrews.”

And what I found so remarkable was the second-last para which you will notice has no quotation marks. It is a parenthetical comment made either by the journalist or an editor that completely distorts what Dr Cumming was trying to say. 

The vaccines approved for use in Australia have strong scientific backing as being both safe and effective in preventing COVID-19.

What’s more, the statement is false. There is an ocean of evidence related to the dangers related to these vaxxines but you will not read any of it in the mainstream press or see it discussed anywhere in the electronic media.

Which reminds me of this: FDA will wait until 2076 to release Pfizer Vaccine data….

The FDA has asked a federal judge to make the public wait until the year 2076 to disclose all of the data and information it relied upon to license Pfizer’s vaccine.

It wants 55 years to produce this information to the public.

Surely that must make you wonder why they are so reluctant to put this information before the public at the present time, especially if we “have strong scientific backing [that the vaxxines are] both safe and effective in preventing COVID-19.” 


Now there is this to think about: European Medicines Agency Data Shows 1,163,356 Adverse Drug Reactions and 30,551 Fatalities by COVID-19 Vaccinations

The official European Union database of suspected drug reaction website is now reporting 30,551 fatalities and 1,163,356 adverse drug reactions from COVID vaccines Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and AztraZeneca through November 13, 2021 based on the data submitted to its system….

All the data shown in the websiteand individual case report forms were taken from EudraVigilance, “a system designed for collecting reports of suspected side effects, used for evaluating the benefits and risks of medicines during their development and monitoring their safety following their authorization in the European Economic Area (EEA).”…

From ADRreports website:

  • A side effect is classified as ‘serious’ if it (i) results in death, (ii) is life-threatening, (iii) requires hospitalisation or prolongation of existing hospitalisation, (iv) results in persistent or significant disability/incapacity (as per reporter’s opinion), (v) is a congenital anomaly/birth defect, or (vi) results in some other medically important conditions.

30,551 fatalities is not a trivial number and there were far more side-effects than that. Who is Daniel Andrews or anyone else to tell others that they must take these vaxxes to participate in society?

When hope is lost, comes hope

Hair-sniffing senile Joe Biden called him a white supremacist. Against the clear evidence of self-defence, a political trial was staged. The mainstream media in the US piled on: racism, white privilege, white supremacism; day after day, month after month, they lied and they lied. No black man would get away with this they whined; forgetting O.J. Some in the foreign press apparently thought that Rittenhouse had shot three black men rather than white men. Understandable really, how else could it be racism? They missed the point that now anything the left don’t like in America is racism.

Then comes the verdict. Twelve ordinary people, jurors, seven woman and five men, standing nobly and courageously against the mob. Braving threats and intimidation in order to find the truth.

All we tend to see is the rottenness and lies that leftists produce and deal in wherever they sleaze their way into positions of influence: in the media, in schools, in universities, in government.

But beyond their reach is the human spirit, exemplified in those jurors. The Rittenhouse verdict must be reverberating throughout the corridors of influence of the lying left. They’ll be running scared. They should be. All of a sudden there is hope when hope was lost.

Dealing with self-serving socialist nonentities

Two related stories about the phenomenal incompetence of the Andrews Government. First this: Victorian living standards fall for two consecutive years.

Victorians’ living standards have fallen for two consecutive years, suffering the hardest hit in the country through the coronavirus recession, with signs it could take another year to get back to their pre-COVID levels.

From the Most Liveable City in the World to a derelict Melbourne has been transmogrified under the direction of the World’s Most Incompetent Political Leader. But he does need someone to blame, so we have this as well: Daniel Andrews blast of Scott Morrison ‘spells doom’ for national cabinet. Here’s the issue.

Mr Andrews accused Mr Morrison on Friday of “double speak” for condemning violent protests in Victoria but also saying he understood people were frustrated by governments “telling people what to do”.

Mr Morrison also criticised mandatory vaccination policies of state governments.

So this is Andrews’ reply. No content, but lots of invective.

“You have got to call it out when you see this sort of appalling behaviour,” Mr Andrews said. “I’m committed to doing what has to be done and not chasing, through double speak, the votes of extremists or their preferences. If others choose to do that then that is on them.”

When asked what his relationship was like with Mr Morrison, Mr Andrews said it would “be a lot better when he stops double speaking to extremists”.

And in rebuttal.

“(People who) want to come together again and want their lives back and they want governments to stop telling them what to do – and have government step back and them step forward into their own future. That’s the cause I have sympathy with,” [Scott Morrison] said.

The peeling of Daniel Andrews fingers off the throat of the economy will be a very slow and painful process, but it has to be done. And this does seem to be right on the money:

“It wouldn’t surprise me one iota if this was all simply a co-ordinated federal Labor Party tactic,” Senator Birmingham said. “Let’s line the premiers up, we’ll go out and try to create another phony fight, to do a bit of a pile-on against Scott Morrison.”

Unfortunately, Scott Morrison wishes to do the right thing but finds himself dealing with a bunch of self-serving socialist nonentities. As for “double-speak”, an example would be useful to understand what Andrews meant.

I also thought I might tack this on at the end: Scientists mystified, wary, as Africa avoids COVID disaster.

When the coronavirus first emerged last year, health officials feared the pandemic would sweep across Africa, killing millions. Although it’s still unclear what COVID-19’s ultimate toll will be, that catastrophic scenario has yet to materialize in Zimbabwe or much of the continent….

There is something “mysterious” going on in Africa that is puzzling scientists, said Wafaa El-Sadr, chair of global health at Columbia University. “Africa doesn’t have the vaccines and the resources to fight COVID-19 that they have in Europe and the U.S., but somehow they seem to be doing better,” she said.

They also don’t seem to have Daniel Andrews and they do seem to have Ivermectin which might help explain things.

Guest Post: mem – Are young women bearing the brunt of the vaccine mandates?

Watching footage of the demonstrations against the vaccine mandates over the past few weeks, I was amazed at the number of young women participating. To my knowledge this is unprecedented.

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Weekday Reading #9

An Expression of Contempt for the Electorate (Quadrant)

Among the many consequences of the making of a pandemic order is that, at the Premier’s command, any individual in Victoria will be at risk of being detained, having his or her movements restricted, and being moved from place to place. The Premier will have power to prohibit gatherings, whether public or private, in a pandemic management area. The Premier will also have power to compel the provision of information (including about the identity of any person) and documents or to require the keeping of records, and any individual will risk detention for a refusal or failure to undergo a medical examination or a medical test. The proposed new regime can be extended for as long as the Premier forms the requisite state of mind and infringements of it attract extremely harsh penalties.

Abandoning Defensive Crouch Conservatism (The PostLiberal Order)

The assumption of a “defensive crouch” came naturally to American “conservatives”: it has been the pose of American conservatism since its rise in the twentieth century. Mid-century conservatism arose as a defensive response to an advancing liberalism. It began as an effort to defend liberalism, the “good” liberalism constructed in mid-century and attributed to the Founding Fathers and the Constitution, a politics based upon as an avoidance of any idea of the Good in politics and economics. This stance attracted widespread support and donations, leading to the creation of countless institutions that were devoted to the protection of “good liberalism.” It was a defensive crouch conservatism, occupying the ground that was, until fairly recently, occupied by their opponents.

The Whole “Trumpism After Trump” Thing is Premature — He’s Not Finished Yet (Revolver)

There are issues with Trump’s electability, but people often forget the main problem here.  It’s not due to his controversial remarks or his actions while in office. It’s the fact that he’s unpersoned. Trump can’t have a Twitter or Facebook account. Videos of his speeches get taken down from YouTube for violating its dubious “Terms of Service.” This censorship can be extended to TV networks refusing to run his ads and financial institutions cancelling his accounts. There’s even the chance venues would refuse to host Trump rallies due to regime pressure. It’s hard to run a 21st century presidential campaign when you’re banned from every single social media platform, payment processor, and TV station.

Booster Doses are Extremely Dangerous and They Will Make Everything Worse (eugyppius)

When Israel rolled out boosters in August, they also saw spikes in infections and deaths. It is the same phenomenon we observed after dose 1. Only the second dose does not enhance infections, presumably because it is administered in the protective shadow of the first one. As with everything involving this virus and our vaccines, there are probably multiple causes at work here. For about ten days following vaccination, the vaccinated are more susceptible to infection, and a subset of them probably become minimally symptomatic super-spreaders.

Nudge Nudge (First Things)

Between March and June last year, as the pandemic put the U.K. advertising market into steep decline, there was one exception: Public Health England, a government agency that became the country’s largest spender on ads. “Stay at home,” PHE told the public on television, radio, and the internet. “If you go out, you can spread it.” Those who ventured outdoors confronted further ominous warnings on street signage, in public transportation announcements, almost everywhere the foot could step. “Control the virus.” “Protect the NHS.” “Maintain social distancing.” A particularly harrowing campaign drew the eye in to a close-up of a patient struggling to breathe through an oxygen mask. “Look him in the eye. And tell him you always keep a safe distance.”