A Red Terror Now Stalks the West | The Wentworth Report

https://wentworthreport.com/2021/08/13/a-red-terror-now-stalks-the-west/

A Red Terror Now Stalks the West. By Mark Bauerlein. Why did most Russians go along with communism, which most of them detested from the get-go? Because of the terror of being shot or sent off to a gulag. In the West, people are merely cancelled. But as in communist Russia, our elite are being terrorized into obeying.

Here is a story by Heather Mac Donald of a renowned teacher at the Manhattan School of Music accused of racism and homophobia. The teacher has supported minority musicians for years, and she’s mounted performances of works by women and non-white composers. Nothing in her past suggests hostile attitudes. But in a Zoom call with students in June 2020, one of them challenged her for having produced, several years earlier, Franz Lehar’s The Land of Smiles, which, according to the student, portrays Asians in a demeaning fashion. The challenge came out of nowhere (Mac Donald wonders if the interrogator, who remained anonymous, was a “plant”), the accusation was irrelevant to the discussion, and the teacher dropped it and moved on…. The agitator, of course, didn’t let it go, and soon after a petition against the teacher circulated and gathered more than 1,800 signatures. The petition added charges of homophobia and “body shaming” as well. The administration acted quickly. The teacher, a white woman, was fired, and a black male replaced her. Such a fate has become so common in our cancel-happy society that it doesn’t astonish us any longer. What does astonish us, however — or at least it should — is the response of others at the school.Mac Donald puts it this way: “Vaughn’s colleagues, cowering from the mob, let her twist in the wind. Almost none came to her defense.” Mac Donald does quote two people who spoke up for her, one a former student who is now with the Metropolitan Opera, the other someone who worked with her in the School’s Opera Lab in the early 2010s, but that’s it. Otherwise, silence. None of her active colleagues in 2020 protested, and the administration didn’t bother to investigate the charges. (Mac Donald finds no evidence that college officials asked former students about the behavior of the teacher.) How is it that the faculty said nothing and that administrators acted so precipitously to satisfy the angry kids? How could they ignore what was happening? The personal component alone can only make you shake your head. It forced them to sit and watch the persecution of someone with whom they’d worked for many years, whom they’d passed in the halls 500 times, and with whom they had dined and collaborated. No anger at what they had to witness, no indignation, no personal outrage?

Because they are terrified it will happen to them too:

The timid reticence of the elite whenever a charge of political incorrectness is launched is one of the sure signs of abnormality. This is a world turned upside down, seized and ruined with the compliance of those who are obligated to keep it right side up. … The college president who rushes to apologize for imaginary crimes, the CEOs who pour money into the coffers of Black Lives Matter leaders who despise the very system that the business heads otherwise uphold, the famous actor who turns his own (putatively) insensitive remark into a public drama of penitence . . .fear has turned them into timorous tacticians. They’re nervous, very nervous — and they’re willing to violate the norms of their own workplaces and fields and personal ethics when the pressure comes, or at least to retire in fear as others commit those violations.

The elite have more to lose, so they are more vulnerable to fear of being canceled:

One wonders if there is something about the ladder of achievement in 21st century America that robs individuals of integrity the higher they go. They have more to lose, obviously, having gained so much, and the cancel mobs can be intimidating, to be sure. … Too many people who recognize the illiberalism act too swiftly in order to show their goodness, stay out of the crosshairs, and mutter not even a whisper of doubt about the allegations for it to come down merely to self-protection.

A society led by chickens:

A society whose leaders are so easily cowed is heading toward a dark fate. To watch our prestigious academic chiefs bow down to a pack of irate 20-year-olds is to feel the American spirit drain away. … The highly credentialed members of our society boast of their worldliness and tolerance and enlightenment, but there is now more freedom of speech and diversity of thought in an automotive repair shop than there is in the faculty lounge. Never has there been more insecurity among the smart set, never more caution in the boardroom. Our high-achievers make the (supposedly) conformist 1950s look like a loose and free-wheeling Bohemia.

An excellent point.

Punishing Scapegoats | Aletho News

https://alethonews.com/2021/08/12/punishing-scapegoats/

By Doug E. Steil | Aletho News | August 12, 2021

Two days ago Merkel and the Bavarian minister announced stringent new measures directed against those who refuse to get their clot shot. For the past few weeks specific media have been inciting hatred against this group, based on lies, more specifically implicit premises that are untrue, as well as illogical or unwarranted conclusions:

• People who got the clot shot are immune to being infected.
• Hence, they are also incapable of infecting others.
• Asymptomatic viral transfer (with high viral load but no sickness) is very common.
• Nearly everyone with no clot shot is at equal risk to get acute viral symptoms.
• At least a 85% “vaccination rate” is required for herd immunity to end the pandemic.
• Those refusing the clot shot are guilty of prolonging the pandemic, harming society.
• These skeptics not going along are parasites who should be shunned from public life.

The recent graph from the central reporting authority in Berlin, the Robert Koch Institute, depicts a 26 week period that highlights the situation very well. The histogram data show gene sequencing information from sampling valid PCR test results, so all the false positives they got are not included here. The government pays labs 200 EUR to sequence a sample.

The gray shades represent the percentage per week that constitutes the derivatives of the virus that emerged in Wuhan, upon which the trial data associated with the clot shot temporary emergency use authorization are based. The blue shades refer to the British variant, and the red to the Indian variant, which have been renamed to get Greek letters. The South African and Brazilian variants barely play a role here.

From an epidemiological perspective it is clear that in Germany the original and British variants have essentially already been eradicated, what one would call “herd immunity” has been attained. Based on information from other countries farther along in the mass experiment, as well as recent admission by the CDC, the clot shot has no effect on the Indian (delta) variant.

Under these circumstances a plausible perception management approach could thus have been:

• Proclaim the experiment was a success because two key variants were wiped out.
• Acknowledge the clot shot is not effective against stemming the Indian variant.
• Discontinue any further inoculations, due to their potential adverse harm.
• Assert that the remaining variant has mild effects and can easily be dealt with.
• Declare an end to the so-called pandemic and the associated restrictive measures.
• Treat all people the same way, yet monitor possible viral spread with thermometers.

However, this was not done because the issue is not about public health but about instituting a totalitarian system that wants to deal harshly with those who are skeptical or critical about the false premises used to bring it on and staunchly refuse to go along with the clot shot experiment. Therefore, the consequences for those not already contaminated twice by the clot shot were instead, as follows:

• The threshold level to get an antigen test for basic activities (haircut, restaurant) was lowered from 50 to 35 (incidences per 100K population per week, based on flawed PCR test).

• People needing to get tested must pay for such tests out of their own pocket beginning October 11.

• In the future, they will likely be excluded altogether from participating in public life. It was suggested they should be shunned by private businesses (restaurants, hotels, cultural venues) as unwelcome customers.

The chosen policy is short-sighted. As the virtuous (obedient) people continue to spread the virus among each other, the skeptics will be blamed for the spread, while those newly infected who thought they were immune will be told that the clot shot is not quite 100% effective, so they will soon need to get a booster shot. Thus, another cycle of madness will be perpetuated, as the totalitarian grip tightens. Authorities want to get rid of the experimental control group consisting of those who did not consent.

“It Was F***ing Crazy Sh**”: Videotape Shows Hunter Biden Purportedly Admitting Russians Have Blackmail Material on Him – JONATHAN TURLEY

https://jonathanturley.org/2021/08/12/it-was-fing-crazy-sh-videotape-shows-hunter-biden-purportedly-admitting-russians-have-blackmail-material-on-him/

The media blackout on Hunter Biden’s laptop remains in force this week despite a major new development with the release of a videotape that purportedly shows Biden claiming that one of his laptops was stolen by Russians for blackmail purposes. He allegedly recorded the statement after filming having sex with an alleged prostitute in a Las Vegas hotel. This is major news from any standpoint. Either the President’s son admitted that Russians have blackmail material on him or the media (or others) have created a fake videotape and falsely framed Biden. One would expect, if it is the latter, that the Biden team will be announcing a lawsuit today. However, like the coverage in most major news outlets, there are only the familiar sound of crickets.

On the videotape, Biden is reportedly shown having sex with a women identified as a prostitute in the coverage. In the midst of this sordid scene, Biden describes how he went on a Vegas bender with Russians — sleeping with multiple women while “going round from penthouse suite to penthouse suite.” He stresses that the penthouses cost $10,000 a night.

The videotape has Biden describing how he passed out in a hot tub “hangs over the edge of the f***ing top floor, with glass, it’s ridiculous.” He then says

“I wake up and the only people that are there are Miguel, the guy frantically running round gathering things up, ok – and Miguel, and Pierce, this guy, his friend.

They had kicked everybody out. And they had cleaned up the entire place, everything ok? And they were getting ready to leave, and I woke up. And there was this Russian 35-year-old, really nice, pure brunette.

She refused to leave and they wouldn’t call an ambulance. And they didn’t know whether I was dead or not, at first.”

He then states that the Russian took the laptop filled with compromising photos and material:

“I think he’s the one that stole my computer. I think the three of them, the three guys that were like a little group. The dealer and his two guys, I took them everywhere. F***ing everywhere, crazy out of your mind sh**…

They have videos of me doing this,’ he said, referring to the filmed sex he just finished. ‘They have videos of me doing crazy f***ing sex f***ing, you know…

They have videos of me doing this. . .They have videos of me doing crazy f***ing sex f***ing, you know.

My computer, I had taken tons of like, just left like that cam on. And he would always put in a passcode and all that, you know what I mean? It was f***ing crazy sh**. And somebody stole it during that period of time. He did all this kind of like pretend search and sh**.”

When the woman asks if Hunter Biden was worried the Russian alleged thieves would try to “blackmail” him, Hunter replies “Yeah in some way yeah.”

As usual, most Americans have not seen the story which is running largely on foreign media. This is likely to result in yet another run of President Biden to the nearest ice cream store.

Before the election, the national media and social media companies imposed a virtual blackout on the Hunter Biden story. Even when Biden’s laptop emerged with highly embarrassing and incriminating emails, Democratic politicians and the media pushed a conspiracy theory that the emails might be Russian misinformation, even though the recipients of the emails confirmed their authenticity and American intelligence dismissed the theory. Worse yet, a key business associate of the Bidens, Anthony Bobulinski, confirmed the authenticity of the emails and accused Joe Biden of lying about his involvement. Bobulinski detailed meeting with Joe Biden in a hotel to go over the dealings.

Social media companies like Twitter responded by barring the original New York Post story before the election. The media (which exhaustively investigated any story involving the Trump children) simply ignored the growing evidence that Joe Biden lied repeatedly for months in claiming to have had no knowledge of his son’s business dealings. The media refused to investigate the story even after Hunter himself contradicted his father’s repeated denial.

Soon after Biden was safely elected, the media began to reluctantly acknowledge that the laptop might be authentic while avoiding the obvious questions about millions acquired from influence peddling or Joe Biden’s apparent lying to these reporters.

The laptop revealed that, while receiving millions from the Chinese and other foreign sources, Hunter was an utter mess. He admits that during this period he was a crack addict and alcoholic: “[d]rinking a quart of vodka a day by yourself in a room is absolutely, completely debilitating” as well as “smoking crack around the clock.”

The new emails contain additional information directly contradicting Joe Biden. In addition to earlier pictures from golf trips and references to his involvement or knowledge, the new material refers to an actual dinner arranged in Washington, D.C.

The irony is considerable since Hunter Biden is referring to losing a series of laptops on the laptop that he would later abandon at a computer repair shop.

Now you have the son of the president saying that he believes the Russians have blackmail material on him but the media continues to struggle to avoid the story. Imagine if a laptop contained videos of Donald Trump Jr. having sex with an alleged prostitute while talking about how Russians likely have blackmail material on him. The media would reach critical mass with wall-to-wall coverage. Yet, most major media outfits continue to minimize or ignore such stories.

If this videotape is real, it is a breathtaking admission that directly impacts the President of the United States in relations with a major hostile power. If it is fake, it is proof of a concerted conspiracy to frame Hunter Biden and spread misinformation. It is a major story either way, right? Not in the age of advocacy journalism.

Here is the transcript published on foreign news sites.

Australian PM has been vindicated with his decision on informed consent on Astrazeneca

Australian PM has been vindicated with his decision on informed consent on Astrazeneca

by tonytran2015.

Comment by tonytran2015: The roll out of (non-mRNA) Astrazeneca Covid vaccine in Australia is neither premature (with excessive unnecessary deaths due to unknown side effects such as blood clotting, …) nor too late. It is well matched to the demands by the population (overflowed with unused excess vaccine in June and slightly overflowed with requests for vaccination in August).

Reviewing the news covering of the roll-out shows an excessive political bias by the Australian media.

OLD NEWS 2021-06-29: AstraZenenca can now be requested by anyone under 40 in major change to vaccine program – ABC News

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-29/coronavirus-vaccine-under-40s-can-request-astrazeneca/100251000

… on Monday night, after an emergency meeting of the
National Cabinet, the Prime Minister described the health recommendation as a “preference“.

“But the advice does not preclude persons under 60 from getting the
AstraZeneca vaccine,” Mr Morrison told reporters on Monday night, while
still locked away in The Lodge completing his own course of quarantine.

“And so if you wish to get the AstraZeneca vaccine, then we would encourage you to go and have that discussion with your GP and we’ve already made announcements to support those additional consultations with GPs so you can have that conversation.”

Mr Morrison was
questioned further as to whether that meant “people under 40 will be able to talk to their GPs and get the jab immediately”, regardless of
their age.

“The answer is yes, they can go and do that.”

The ABC has sought further clarification from the Prime Minister’s Office on the issue.

People over the age of 60 will still be given priority for the AstraZeneca vaccine, but younger Australians are now able to request the shot from
their doctor.

Australians under the age of 40, with
the exception of those in some regional areas and the Northern Territory, have not had access to the vaccine so far and would have had
to wait until the vaccination of other age groups had progressed further.

Government to cover GPs over adverse reactions

The change in policy appeared to catch some medical professionals off guard.

Shortly after the Prime Minister’s press conference, the Australian Medical Association’s national President Omar Khorshid said he understood younger Australians would only be able to request the AstraZeneca vaccine if they were in a priority group.

“Maybe the government will actually open AstraZeneca up to anybody, fairly soon,” Dr Khorshid told the ABC.

He said some, but not all, younger Australians have been able to request the AstraZeneca shot for some time.

“Many GPs have said ‘no, that’s not the recommended vaccine, I’m not willing to do that’,” Dr Khorshid explained.

“And one of the reasons they’ve been concerned about that is whether the GP
themselves could be in trouble if that individual then got the [blood clotting] syndrome.

“Other GPs have said, ‘well,
you know, we’ll have the conversation, these are the risks, these are the numbers, if you’d like to go ahead, I’ll do it’.”

Dr Khorshid said the “slight shift in practice” was aided by an indemnity scheme now in place for GPs, protecting them if a patient develops any adverse reactions to a coronavirus vaccine.

“Up until now, GPs have been covered by their own insurance, but not by the government,” he said.

“And what the Prime Minister has announced is that government will step up to the plate and take on that extra indemnity.

“That’s going to reduce the chances that GPs, or other practitioners like nurses or pharmacists, reduce the chance that they’re going to get caught up in legal action that has nothing to do with their own practice.”

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OLD NEWS 2021-07-01:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-01/atagi-co-chair-pours-cold-water-on-morrison-az-comments/100257392

… the co-chair of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), associate professor Christopher Blyth, said it should only be considered in “pressing” circumstances.

“The ATAGI advice is that Pfizer is our preference for those under the age of 60 years.”

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and the state’s Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young led the revolt by some states and territories against Mr Morrison’s announcement on Wednesday.

Dr Young argued she did not want to see any “18-year-old in Queensland dying from a clotting illness who, if they got COVID, probably wouldn’t die”.

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AstraZeneca preventing dozens of COVID-19 deaths each day in NSW, TGA head says

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-10/astrazeneca-preventing-deaths-in-nsw-tga-head-says/100366574

Adjunct Professor John Skerritt said the Therapeutic
Goods Administration (TGA) was confident AstraZeneca’s benefits “significantly exceed the risks” posed by the vaccine.

He said the administration of AstraZeneca had made a major difference to Sydney’s current outbreak, in comparison to Melbourne’s second wave last year when COVID-19 vaccines were not yet available.

“If we didn’t have AstraZeneca, we wouldn’t be talking about two, three, four, five, [daily] deaths in Sydney at the moment,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne.

“If AstraZeneca hadn’t been vaccinated in NSW, we’d be talking about deaths in their dozens every day.”

Why Tucker’s trip to Hungary has sparked outrage – spiked | MCViewPoint

https://mcviewpoint.com/2021/08/10/why-tuckers-trip-to-hungary-has-sparked-outrage-spiked/

There is a lot at stake in the culture war being waged against Hungary. Hungary stands out as one of the few places that actively promotes and upholds the civilisational values of the West. In many respects, its values are antithetical to those of the Western cultural establishment. Yet the sentiments that prevail in Hungary are the very ones that resonate with the outlook of millions of people throughout the Western world. That is why Hungary has become the target of so much animosity from the globalist media.

https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/08/09/why-tuckers-trip-to-hungary-has-sparked-outrage/

Frank Furedi

Western elites are terrified that their smear campaign against Hungary will unravel.

Why is the Western media so exercised about Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s trip to Hungary? Led by the New York Times and the Washington Post, the mainstream American media have been outraged that Carlson decided to broadcast from Hungary last week, interviewing Orbán and generally sounding a positive note about the country and its government. Even BBC News carried a commentary piecewith the title, ‘Tucker Carlson: What the Fox News host is doing in Hungary’.

At first sight, this extensive coverage devoted to denouncing Carlson for his trip, and in turn the Hungarian government, appears positively bizarre. The title of an article published by Insiderprotests that ‘Tucker Carlson did PR for Hungary’s authoritarian leader, presenting the country as “freer” than the US’. Adopting a tone of outrage, the author of the article is at a loss to understand how anyone could have anything good to say about the government of Viktor Orbán.

Anne Applebaum, whose hatred for the Hungarian government has an unrestrained, visceral quality, echoes this sentiment in the Atlantic. In her column, ‘Tucker Carlson’s Self-Loathing International Tourism’, she asserts that Carlson and ‘other conservatives who dislike today’s America’ have ‘happily assumed roles in an autocrat’s public-relations campaign’.

From this perspective, anyone who questions mainstream American elite assumptions about Hungary is guilty of a crime against humanity. That Insider piece takes great exception to Carlson’s accusation that the US media have lied about the situation in Hungary. The author also condemns Carlson for calling into question the authority of Freedom House, one of the Western media’s favourite NGOs. Freedom House, which has described Hungary as less free than South Africa, has been endowed by the US State Department and the British Foreign Office with the authority to decide which countries are free and democratic and which are not.

Carlson’s critics took particular issue with his interview with Orbán, arguing that he gave the ‘Hungarian leader a platform to promote [his] worldview and bash his Western critics’. It is as if these people want to No Platform Hungary’s prime minister. They don’t seem to see the irony of denouncing Orbán for being ‘authoritarian’ while insisting that he be deprived of a platform to promote his ideas. Cancel culture has gone global.

See the rest here

Squad Member Cori Bush Defends Private Security: ‘Suck It Up, and Defunding the Police Has To Happen’

https://www.nationandstate.com/2021/08/05/squad-member-cori-bush-defends-private-security-suck-it-up-and-defunding-the-police-has-to-happen/
Democratic Missouri congresswoman and “Squad” member Cori Bush defended her decision to shell out tens of thousands of dollars for private security as she simultaneously stressed the “need to defund the police.” Bush—a defund-the-police activist who has shelled out nearly $70,000 on a personal security detail using campaign funds—defended the spending during a Thursday CBS…

What do we want? South-facing windows! | Aletho News

https://alethonews.com/2021/08/02/what-do-we-want-south-facing-windows/

By Ivor Williams | The Conservative Woman | August 2, 2021

YOU may have read recently that ‘Britain is failing to protect its vulnerable citizens. Thousands of preventable deaths could be triggered every year.’ You may have supposed that some road safety organisation was at it again, worried about silent electric cars. Or maybe it was the RNLI having a go about inflatables on the beach. Possibly the opposition playing safe and attacking the crime rate or the NHS?

There’s a clue in the next sentence. ‘As global heating worsens and heatwaves become more frequent, the problem is likely to worsen significantly.’ This is Baroness Brown of Cambridge, a member of the Climate Change Committee (CCC), and she goes on to claim that by 2050 there could be three times as many heat-related deaths as there are today.

This is a Guardian piece about the CCC’s comments on a Met Office warning about hotter summers, so let’s stop here and take a deep breath of reality.

The number of heat-related summer deaths are monitored by Public Health England. The three years 2017-19 averaged 847, but in 2020 there were 2,556, in line with 2003 (2,334) and 2006 (2,323). Let’s be fair and assume global warming will continue, so over the next few years we may have a yearly average of 2,500, then (according to the CCC) on to 7,500 by 2050.

Back in Wonderland there’s apparently no need to worry. The Telegraph has reassuring news from its Environment Editor, Emma Gatten. The CCC, she says, ‘called for the introduction of new regulations to ensure developers were not building homes that are uninhabitable as temperatures rise . . . Measures that can easily be incorporated when building new homes include avoiding large south-facing windows, including external shutters, trickle vents, green roofs, and green walls covered in vegetation.’

There we are, then, problem solved. However, the world that you and I live in has a season called winter when it gets cold even here in the UK, and there is, of course, an opposite effect. Again Public Health England has the data: ‘Cold-related deaths represent the biggest weather-related source of mortality in England, and on average, there are approximately 35,000 excess winter deaths each year in England and Wales.’

Being kind and using the CCC’s figure for 2050, there are still over four and a half times as many excess deaths in winter as in summer. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation looked at the problem some time ago. Not surprisingly, they found that ‘the magnitude of the winter excess was greater in people living in dwellings that appear to be poorly heated. The percentage rise in deaths in winter was greater in those dwellings with low energy-efficiency ratings, and those predicted to have low indoor temperatures during cold periods’.

There are wide variations on recommended indoor warmth in winter. The Met Office must employ all young, hot-blooded people, because they say ‘you should heat your home to the temperature of at least 18°C. This is particularly important if you have reduced mobility, are 65 or over, or have a health condition, such as heart or lung disease.’

For the last twenty years I have been cold from October to March, and have recently become a nonagenarian so will probably be even colder this winter. The figure of 18 is ridiculous. I live in a reasonably well-insulated house with gas central heating; the winter thermostat setting is 21 or above and even then the winter clothing level is four layers.

The heat pump threat has receded by five years, but these things are notorious for their inability to warm a house properly. The CCC want smaller south-facing windows but the cheapest source of additional heat even in winter is the sun. Any day that it’s available let it shine in through south-facing windows. Have shutters for summer.

The CCC say possibly 7,500 excess summer deaths by 2050. But they seem to be relying on our climate warming unbelievably quickly to save 35,000 of us going shivering to our doom every winter.

Mainstream admits Covid propaganda has collapsed – Europe Renaissance

Comment by tonytran2015: The pandemic is real but the Deep State had overplayed the event to topple governments and rip-off people of all nations.

https://europerenaissance.com/2021/07/29/mainstream-admits-covid-propaganda-has-collapsed/

THE NEW YORK POST is breaking ranks with regime-collaborating
mainstream media: ‘One of the most underrated aspects of human behaviour
is how much disillusioned expectations dictate our perceptions of
reality. Largely because none of us has ever dealt with a pandemic
before and, therefore, we have no experience on which to draw
comparisons, this has been particularly true when it comes to dealing
with the coronavirus.

Since the beginning of this nightmare, the news media have done a
horrifying of job of providing much-needed context and perspective to
the COVID data that have driven so much of our lives for the last year
and a half. This has been especially the case with regard to the recent hysteria over the ‘Delta variant’ causing a large spike in the daily number of positive tests, both here in America and in many other places around the world…

Google sues Germany over “hate speech” laws | Aletho News

https://alethonews.com/2021/07/28/google-sues-germany-over-hate-speech-laws/

By Cindy Harper | Reclaim the Net | July 28, 2021

Google has announced legal action against new provisions in Germany’s hate speech law, which the tech giant claims violates its users’ privacy rights. The law mandates online platforms to provide law enforcement with the personal details of the person(s) behind accounts accused of posting or sharing hateful content.

Google announced the legal action through YouTube’s blog. The company is taking issue with new provisions in Germany’s Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG), which took effect in April this year.

The NetzDG was introduced in early 2018 to protect Germans from so-called online “hate speech.” The law requires social media platforms to be responsible for monitoring “hateful” content, and share regular updates of their compliance.

Earlier this year, Germany’s parliament expanded the law to introduce new provisions. Now, online platforms are required to reveal the details of individuals accused of sharing hateful content with federal law enforcement.

The law has not only been criticized by social media companies, but also opposition political parties and the European Commission.

“In our opinion, this massive interference with the rights of our users is not only in conflict with data protection, but also with the German constitution and European law,” Sabine Frank, YouTube’s regional head of public policy, wrote in the blog post.

Per the blog post, Google feels that sharing the personal data of its users with the police “is only possible after a detailed examination by a court and a judicial confirmation.”

Frank added: “For us, the protection of our users’ data is a central concern. We have therefore decided to have the relevant obligations of the legislative package examined by the Cologne Administrative Court as part of a declaratory action.”

Elsewhere in the European region, UK’s media regulator Ofcom announced on Tuesday the appointment of Anna-Sophie Harling for the position of online safety principal. She would be responsible for tackling misinformation and harmful content on online platforms.

Harling holds the position of Europe region’s managing director at NewsGuard Technologies, a company that specializes in auditing the accuracy of online news publishers. Her appointment comes in anticipation of the approval of the Online Safety Bill, which will give Ofcom authority to police content on online platforms.

Dems Outraged After Mel Gibson Salutes President Donald Trump at UFC Event – Nwo Report

https://nworeport.me/2021/07/12/dems-outraged-after-mel-gibson-salutes-president-donald-trump-at-ufc-event/

Hollywood celebrities expressed their outrage on Saturday night after actor Mel Gibson proudly saluted former President Donald Trump at an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event in Las Vegas.

Although the event was ignored by the mainstream media, Trump was greeted by thunderous applause by every single person in attendance for UFC 224.

Video of Trump’s entrance showed Gibson saluting him as Trump greeted supporters:

Bigleaguepolitics.com reports: Big League Politics has reported on how the UFC, led by Dana White, bucked the fake news media and public health hysterics and refused to kowtow during the COVID-19 scamdemic, with its fighters being given freedom of speech and allowed to support Trump publicly:

UFC President Dana White received a tremendous amount of flak for refusing to cancel shows throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and now he’s rubbing it in the faces of the critics.

White posted a video last week along with a caption to inspire fans whose lives may have been severely impacted by the pandemic and lockdown restrictions pushed with help of media-generated hysteria.

“As we roll into 2021, I just wanted to remind everyone there’s ALWAYS a solution to every problem! So, cut through all the bullshit, and don’t let these people that don’t matter tell you how to live your life,” White wrote in a tweet.

“It’s up to YOU to take care of your business, your family, your employees, and those you care about!!!” he added.

In the video, White shows the many critics inside and outside of the MMA industry who doubted him for putting on shows throughout the year. White refused to succumb to the criticism and kept many families fed with his steadfast resolve to stay in business despite the pandemic.

“Our events were successful in every way, shape and form that an event could be successful. I’m proud of our crew. We pulled this thing off, and that’s what we’ve always done, and that’s what we will always continue to do,” White said in the video.

“The media are not in the news business. They’re in the clickbait business. They think negativity sells and gets click, so that’s what they deliver. Negativity is their product, but I’m not going to let that stop us,” he continued.

“Any time there is great success, it is surrounded by negativity but here is the reality: None of the media people know anything about this business. A lot of people did not want this to happen, but what we are good at is proving people wrong,” White added.”

The UFC has emerged as a last bastion for resistance and masculinity in a civilization gone horribly wrong. Gibson and Trump are the last of a dying breed. Trump will need a new vice president for a potential 2024 presidential run. If Gibson is not working on any major movie projects, he should consider stepping up.