Shining Example of the New Left’s Recent Craziness

Shining Example of the New Left’s Recent Craziness. Got to love this sentence by John Hinderaker:

The apotheosis of the Left’s 21st-Century lunacy is its insistence that disagreeing with leftist dogma — declining to accept the “trans” farce, for example — is “violence” that demands suppression, while actual violence by leftists like Antifa — bashing people in the head with a baseball bat, for instance — is merely free speech exercised by “protesters.”

 

The Prosecution Of Julian Assange Is Infinitely Bigger Than Assange

The Prosecution Of Julian Assange Is Infinitely Bigger Than Assange, by Caitlin Johnstone.

Julian Assange’s mother reported yesterday that the WikiLeaks founder has not been permitted any visitors during his detention in Belmarsh Prison, including from doctors and his lawyers. Doctors who visited Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy have attested that he urgently needs medical care. Belmarsh is a maximum security prison sometimes referred to as “the UK’s Guantanamo Bay”.

And yet we’re asked to believe that this has something to do with an alleged bail violation and a US extradition request for alleged computer crimes carrying a maximum sentence of five years. If you zoom out and listen to the less-informed chatter of the overt propagandists and the brainwashed rank-and-file western mass media consumers, you will also see that people believe this has something to do with Russia and rape allegations as well.

Actually, none of these things are true. Assange is being imprisoned under draconian conditions for journalism, and for journalism only. …

The prosecution of Assange is really designed to set a legal precedent which will enable the US government to imprison journalists for trying to hold it to account using journalism. The reason you are seeing the phrase “Assange is not a journalist” bleated constantly by empire lackeys all around the world today is because they need a counter-narrative for the indisputable fact that this precedent poses a threat to journalists around the world, the argument being that since Assange isn’t a journalist (pure bullshit by the way), this isn’t setting a precedent for journalists.  …

The entire world is watching what is being done to Assange currently. … [The] lesson is, never do anything remotely like what that guy did, or you’ll meet the same fate. …

And it works. I know it works because it works on me. I’ll say right here and now, if you’ve got information that incriminates the most powerful people in the world, keep it the hell away from me.

Give it to someone else, literally anyone else, because I myself am far too cowardly and have far too much to lose by getting involved in anything that could lead to me rotting in some overseas prison cell. I’ve got kids. I’m in love. I cannot and will not go down that path. And if this is true for me I know for certain that it’s true for countless others as well.

They’ve brutalized whistleblowers to the point that it’s surely had a severe chilling effect on those who would otherwise become key leak sources, and now they’re brutalizing the journalists who publish those leaks as well. The odds of someone willing to blow the whistle on real power meeting a journalist who is willing to help them are rapidly diminishing to zero. …

The smears to distract:

The other day I published a massive mega-article attacking the major smears about Assange I’ve encountered. There are 27 of them in total so far, and I’ll be adding more soon. This mountain of smears exists because instead of paying attention to the world-shaping dangers I just outlined which threaten to make it impossible to oppose the leaders of the US-centralized empire who are marching us towards either extinction or dystopia, people are babbling about Assange’s personality, or whether or not he cleaned up after his cat while at the embassy. …

Truth is having an increasingly hard time:

Never lose sight of this: the intimidation of whistleblowers and leak publishers threatens to stop truth from informing the behaviors of our entire species, leaving only the whims of the most powerful to decide our fate. The most powerful people are those most dedicated to pursuing power, those sociopathic enough to step on anyone’s head and do whatever it takes to secure as much control as possible over as many humans as possible. That’s who we’re handing the steering wheel of our world to if we allow truth to be intimidated into silence.

So, if you knew that the carbon dioxide theory of global warming was wrong, because it was entirely due to an innocent error made in the climate models in the 1960s, and you could prove it, what would you do?

Ban on ‘white males’ speaking suggested at Melbourne University seminar

Ban on ‘white males’ speaking suggested at Melbourne University seminar, by Reny Varga.

Tensions have flared at the University of Melbourne after a workshop suggested “white males” and those who look like “Liberal voters” be forbidden from speaking during classes in a bid to dismantle privilege.

Participating students at the “How privilege manifests in tutorials” workshop held last week were told that “white, male students” and “students resembling Liberal voters” should be discouraged from speaking to provide more space for women and non-binary people to contribute to discussions during tutorials.

The workshop was part of the university’s “Radical Education Week”, which is organised by the University of Melbourne Student Union’s Environment ­Collective. …

The student union funded the series of workshops through the Student Services and Amenities Fee, a mandatory annual fee paid by full-time students to fund student support services as well as societies and the university magazine.

No racism at Melbourne University, move along, nothing to see here.

18 spectacularly wrong Earth Day predictions: Expect more this year

18 spectacularly wrong Earth Day predictions: Expect more this year, by Mark Perry.

How accurate were the predictions made around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970? The answer: “The prophets of doom were not simply wrong, but spectacularly wrong” …

Here are 18 examples of the spectacularly wrong predictions made around 1970 when the “green holy day” (aka Earth Day) started:

We’ll just pick out a few:

1. Harvard biologist George Wald estimated that “civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” …

4. “Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make,” Paul Ehrlich confidently declared in the April 1970 issue of Mademoiselle. “The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.” …

6. Ehrlich sketched out his most alarmist scenario for the 1970 Earth Day issue of The Progressive, assuring readers that between 1980 and 1989, some 4 billion people, including 65 million Americans, would perish in the “Great Die-Off.” …

9. In January 1970, Life reported, “Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support…the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution…by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half.” …

11. Barry Commoner predicted that decaying organic pollutants would use up all of the oxygen in America’s rivers, causing freshwater fish to suffocate. …

14. Ecologist Kenneth Watt declared, “By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate…that there won’t be any more crude oil. You’ll drive up to the pump and say, `Fill ‘er up, buddy,’ and he’ll say, `I am very sorry, there isn’t any.’”

18. Kenneth Watt warned about a pending Ice Age in a speech. “The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years,” he declared. “If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”

Catastrophic global warming, sure.

Propaganda on the ABC: Sri Lanka bombings survivor describes moment of blast, as military given more powers to hunt suspects

Propaganda on the ABC: Sri Lanka bombings survivor describes moment of blast, as military given more powers to hunt suspects, by the ABC.

Incredible. A longish article giving the background to the blast and current developments, but not once were the words “Islam”, “Muslim” “Jihad” or “Christian” mentioned.

Yet after the Christchurch massacres, the nationality, ethnicity, and origin of the person responsible was broadcast non-stop for days. The world was told repeatedly that it was a white christian attack on Muslims (actually it was a China-admiring eco-nut who did the attacking, but he was white).

The fact that this is a Muslim attack on Christians is being swept under the carpet and not spoken about.

It’s blatant propaganda. It’s lying by omission.

Perhaps it wasn’t being reported because people didn’t know who the perpetrators were? No, a Sri Lankan contact told a friend by email fairly soon after it happened that the people the police had arrested in connection with the attacks were Muslims. So the average Sri Lankan knew. By yesterday it had been widely reported in the West —  including by the ABC 7pm News — that police have arrested a Muslim terrorist cell. Even Wikipedia knows, and they are safely PC.

Our virtue-signalling western politicians have carefully avoided the use of the word ‘Christians’ in talking about the attacked. Instead many of them they invented a new term, “Easter Worshippers“. Who worships Easter? Say it: Christian.

Here, I’ll say it again: The modern elite refuse to acknowledge that under their watch Christians are the most persecuted religion on Earth — persecuted mainly by their favored “religion of peace”! They cannot even cannot bring themselves to even say the word “Christian”.

When Muslims kill us (common), they are concerned for the Muslims because of “Islamophobia” (which they invented last week), but the news is swept under the carpet as fast as decently possible. When Muslims are killed (rare), it’s (usually falsely) blamed “on the far right”, there is a huge outpouring of grief, and it is mentioned as often as decently possible. If that’s not propaganda, what is?

Churches Have Become The #1 Target For Hate Attacks – An Average Of 105 Every Single Month

Churches Have Become The #1 Target For Hate Attacks – An Average Of 105 Every Single Month. By Michael Snyder.

The bombings in Sri Lanka have once again put a spotlight on the rising tide of violence against Christians all over the world. According to Open Doors USA, an average of 105 churches and/or Christian buildings are burned or attacked every month.

That is more than three per day, and almost all of those attacks get ignored by the mainstream media in the western world.

In addition, an average of 345 Christians are killed for faith-related reasons every single month.

Unconfirmed reports blame Zahran Hashim for Sri Lanka attack. Who is he?

Unconfirmed reports blame Zahran Hashim for Sri Lanka attack. Who is he? By the Jerusalem Post.

No terrorist or organization has yet to take responsibility for the attack. The unconfirmed reports identified the suicide bomber and mastermind behind the attack on the Shangri La hotel as Islamic extremist Moulvi Zahran Hashim. An imam, he was a prolific lecturer for National Tawheed Jamaath. …

The National Tawheed Jamaath imam has a history of racism and Islamic superiority. …

As Hashim’s name began disseminating on social media, journalists on the left, like Al Jazeera journalist Saif Khalid, pushed back against the reports, accusing the press of being “Islamophobic” for reporting his name.

YouTube are busy removing videos.

Since leftist media won’t say it: Radical Islamic terrorists murdered hundreds of Christians

Since leftist media won’t say it: Radical Islamic terrorists murdered hundreds of Christians, by JD Rucker.

The dramatic shift in how mainstream media characterizes terrorist attacks over the years reached what I hope is the pinnacle of their obfuscation today. The terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka against Christian churches and areas where Christians were likely to gather were committed on Easter Sunday by Muslims in a city known for radicalization. This was a clear and unambiguous attack by radical Islamic terrorists specifically targeting Christians.

But you’ll have a hard time coming to that conclusion if all you’re reading or watching is leftist mainstream media.

The reporting today has been in stark contrast to the immediate labeling and narrative-building surrounding the terrorist attacks in New Zealand mosques last month. There was zero doubt based on media reporting that the attacks were targeting Muslims….

The left has a narrative they want jammed into our heads and that narrative has no room for acknowledging violence and persecution is committed against Christians. The only stories that fit their narratives are stories that can blame Christians for wrongdoing. In those cases, the perpetrators’ status as Christians is broadcast loud and clear. But if Christians are victims, the left will go to extreme lengths to negate that fact from the record.

Also: CNN does 67 updates for Sri Lanka story with ZERO mentions blaming Islamic terrorists

On Facebook: To sum up the media coverage (and Democrat response) to the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka: Some people they won’t identify (Islamists) did something (killed them) to some other people they won’t identify (Christians) for reasons they can’t explain (Islamic terrorism).’ Got it?”

Islamic State supporters celebrate Sri Lanka suicide bombings as ‘revenge’ for NZ mosque massacre

Islamic State supporters celebrate Sri Lanka suicide bombings as ‘revenge’ for NZ mosque massacre, by Marnie O’Neill.

Islamic State may be preparing to take credit for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings in Sri Lanka that have left at least 290 dead and around 500 injured, a terrorism expert has warned.

No group has officially claimed responsibility for the blasts, which ripped through three churches, four luxury hotels and a unit block in Colombo. Scores more died in attacks in Negombo and Kochchikade, north of the capital, and Batticaloa in the island nation’s east.

SITE Intelligence Group director Rita Katz says IS supporters have boasted on social media Colombo was revenge for the Christchurch mosque massacre and the US-backed military campaign in Syria.

Meanwhile our ABC News makes no mention of Muslims and says it does not know who is responsible for the attacks. The silence was deafening, so we figured it must have been the religion of peace.

The double standard is outstanding. Always pro-Muslim and anti-Christian, no matter what vile things the religion of peace gets up to. Always slanting the news. Almost time for Ramadan bombathon again –now up to 34,891 terror attacks which have killed at least one person in the name of Islam since 9/11.

In the same vein, Andrew Bolt notes the tweets of Green’s leader Robert Di Natale:

Andrew asks:

Muslim targets are Muslims. Christian targets are “people”. Why?

The modern elite cannot bring themselves to even say the word “Christian”. They refuse to acknowledge that under their watch Christians are the most persecuted religion on Earth — persecuted mainly by their favored “religion of peace”!

Microsoft staff are openly questioning the value of diversity

Microsoft staff are openly questioning the value of diversity, by Dave Gershgorn.

Some Microsoft employees are openly questioning whether diversity is important, in a lengthy discussion on an internal online messaging board meant for communicating with CEO Satya Nadella.

Two posts on the board criticizing Microsoft diversity initiatives as “discriminatory hiring” and suggesting that women are less suited for engineering roles have elicited more than 800 comments, both affirming and criticizing the viewpoints, multiple Microsoft employees have told Quartz. The posts were written by a female Microsoft program manager. …

“Does Microsoft have any plans to end the current policy that financially incentivizes discriminatory hiring practices? To be clear, I am referring to the fact that senior leadership is awarded more money if they discriminate against Asians and white men,” read the original post by the Microsoft program manager on Yammer, a corporate messaging platform owned by Microsoft. The employee commented consistently throughout the thread, making similar arguments. Quartz reviewed lengthy sections of the internal discussion provided by Microsoft employees.

“I have an ever-increasing file of white male Microsoft employees who have faced outright and overt discrimination because they had the misfortune of being born both white and male. This is unacceptable,” the program manager wrote in a comment later.

Too much hiring by merit perhaps? Reality still not conforming to this decade’s postmodern dictates. Nature of the universe increasingly questioned by lefties, not!

Too Many on the Right Have Internalized the Left’s Propaganda

Too Many on the Right Have Internalized the Left’s Propaganda, by the Z-Blog.

Those who have tried to engage with hardcore civic nationalists or evangelical patriots will have experienced a strange phenomenon where they appear to be strangely blind to certain topics. For example, the story about the black seeking out and throwing a white child over a third floor railing at the Mall of America. These super-normies respond to it by blaming communism or democrats. It’s as if the facts cause their code to reboot and they start repeating whatever they saw on Sean Hannity the prior evening.

If you press them on the obvious racial angle, they get flustered and either change the subject or break into a different chant about how America is an idea. It’s an odd thing that suggests these people have some sort of shunt in their consciousness that prevents them from seeing certain aspects of life. It’s not just a matter of self-censorship in order to avoid taboo subjects. Something seems to have been altered in their brains that prevents them from seeing anything that contradicts the colorblind fantasy.

It is an important fact for dissidents to accept. A lifetime of conditioning, perhaps generations of conditioning, have made it impossible for some people to ever look up and see the great divide, much less cross over to this side. Part of it is the normal desire of most humans to belong to the pack. To stand outside the main, with regards to biology, is a dangerous place. It is a form of self-exile. Naturally, most people would not choose it, even if it meant degrading themselves by repeating what they know to be untrue.

For others, the blank slate, egalitarian creed is a religion now. It is what defines them

Outside of the grifters and hard cases, the inability to break free from the conditioning is something you see all over the legacy Right. Browse through the fashionably intellectual site Quillette and you see the same phenomenon. If you want to get a sense of what it was like for alchemists trying to turn base metals into gold, read some of the people from the intellectual dark web. They are working their fingers raw trying to create an alternative to Progressivism that accepts all of the left-wing assumptions about the human condition.

Shortly after posting this, the Z-Blog had its account suspended. By whom? Doesn’t say. The left is shutting down dissident voices all over the web, no matter how rational, polite, or well-argued. It’s like watching the descent of the Dark Ages, or a communist or Muslim takeover.

UPDATE: The Z-Blog is back. No mention of why the account was suspended.

Australia to pay $25b to foreigners so we get better weather

Australia to pay $25b to foreigners so we get better weather, by Joanne Nova.

In a nutshell, if the Labor Party wins (and that’s looking likely) Australia will pay $25b, maybe $35b, to foreigners for paper certificates that claim to have reduced a tiny amount of beneficial gas.

This is hard earned money leaving the country so that our foreign minister and PM can sit at better tables at UN Gala Dinners.

The paper certificates have a long history of fraud, are often based on good intentions of Chinese or Russian businessman saying they will put out more CO2 but can stop if we pay up.

It’s so stupid sometimes people even create “pollution” just to get paid to clean it up. They’re unauditable, worthless, and based on scientificy assertions that are also unaudited and worthless. It’s a double layered scam.

Welcome to pagan Australia, obedient fool serf for namecalling rulers of Europe, giant banks, and multinational corporations.

Brilliant. At least when Whitlam wasted spent huge sums of money, we got something vaguely useful.

Tucker: Two years of Russia hysteria is over

Tucker: Two years of Russia hysteria is over. Excellent. Good insights at the end, too.

Charles:

Out of all the insanity and lying we have suffered through from the media the last two years I have particular contempt for Brennan and Clapper. Brennan said Trump committed treason. Since he was the CIA director you might just think he knows what he is talking about. They both lied profusely. Their reputations should be shot. They should be fired by the media and their contracts should be cancelled.

The reputations of the so-called journalists and anchors on MSNBC and CNN should be shot too. They should never work again. They deserve to be fired for lying for two years.

hat-tip Charles