Sunday, October 20, 2019

Sweden: The Church that Spreads Hate

The Swedish Jerusalem Society, founded in 1900, has devoted its mission to charity work in Jerusalem and Bethlehem. For several decades, however, the Swedish Jerusalem Society has been hostile to the Jewish State of Israel. The association has three official goals in the Palestinian territories:
  • Strengthen the position of women
  • Contribute to peace and reconciliation
  • Strengthen the Christian minority
Despite these noble goals, the Swedish Jerusalem Society publishes a journal in which the content, although often about Israel, has a tone that is extremely hostile and biased. In the journal's first issue of 2018, one can read an interview with a Palestinian school principal, in which she states:
"We have suffered for so many years, and may suffer for a few more years, but it is unfair to give our capital to anyone else. Why not share it?"
In the same issue, the bishop of the Lutheran Church in Jordan, who supports the anti-Semitic Kairos Palestine Document, says in an interview:
"The chosen people -- so are we Christians, me too, not just the Jewish people. To be chosen can never happen at someone else's expense."
In the same issue, in an interview with Palestinian politician Mustafa Barghouti, he compares the State of Israel to apartheid South Africa. It is important to highlight that when Barghouti made this comparison during the interview, no critical questions were asked of him. There were also no representatives from the Israeli side allowed there to comment or provide any kind of rebuttal. Consequently, what permeates the contents of the organization's journal is the demonization of Israel.
The majority of the board members of the Swedish Jerusalem Society have been, or still are, employed by one of Sweden's largest institutions, the Church of Sweden - and reciprocally, the Church of Sweden has an official representative on the board of the Swedish Jerusalem Society. That an association hostile to Israel has a close relationship with the Church of Sweden is not a surprise: this author has previously chronicled how the Church of Sweden supports the false, highly distorted Kairos Palestine Document.
The main activity of the Swedish Jerusalem Society in the Palestinian territories now seems to consist of raising financial support for Good Shepherd's Swedish School in Bethlehem. Although the school, which offers education from the first grade in elementary school through high school, is officially a Christian school, 98% of its students come from Muslim homes.
Although Good Shepherd's Swedish School is marketed by the Swedish Jerusalem Society as a school that promotes peace, Tobias Petersson, director of the think tank Perspective on Israel, has revealed that the textbooks used by Good Shepherd's Swedish School have jihadi content that encourages holy war against the State of Israel.
The textbooks celebrate the Palestinian terrorist Dalal al-Mughrabi, who was one of a group of 11 terrorists who murdered 38 civilians in Israel, including 13 children, on March 11, 1978. Also, in those textbooks, Jews are described as liars and corrupt. Petersson has reviewed the contents of the school books with Arabic translators living in Sweden. He has also verified the translations by getting second opinions to confirm their accuracy.
Maps in the schoolbooks and on the walls of Good Shepherd's Swedish School do not show the State of Israel; instead the outline of Israel had been displaced by the identical outline of the "State of Palestine". When the school was visited by the Palestinian Greek Orthodox Archbishop Atallah Hanna, he paid tribute to suicide bombers.
The Swedish Jerusalem Society, according to information on its website, collects about 1.8 million Swedish kronors a year (roughly $182,000; 167,000 euros) to support Bethlehem's Good Shepherd's Swedish School. In Sweden, anyone can choose to fund schools that indoctrinate children with jihadism, anti-Semitism and general warmongering, even if it is unethical. The problem is that 65% of the money given to the Swedish Jerusalem Society comes from Church of Sweden collections throughout Sweden from members of congregations who may have no interest in supporting such indoctrination, and who may abhor from all forms of violence.
Members of the Church of Sweden may not always share the hostility towards Israel that the clergy supports. Most are regular people who automatically became church members when the Church of Sweden was an official state church, before year 2000, when all citizens of Sweden became members of the Church automatically.
The Church of Sweden, which began as a state church, was an official part of the Swedish state until the year 2000. Since then, it has continued to be one of Sweden's largest institutions, having a "special relationship status" with the state. The Church collects funeral fees from all of Sweden's residents, no matter what religion they practice, and has a responsibility for the funeral activities, except in the municipalities of Stockholm and Tranås. Currently 57.7% of Sweden's population are members of the Church of Sweden, which means, out of a national population of not quite ten million, that the Church of Sweden has roughly 5.9 million members.
That such a large institution gathers church collections throughout the country to support a school that spreads hatred and warmongering should doubtless be seen as enormously problematic. The practice also shows that not only does Swedish aid go to organizations that spread hate, but also that large institutions in Sweden have opened back-channels to send millions of Swedish kronors every year to schools, such as Good Shepherd's Swedish School, that also spread hate.
To understand how harmful this situation is, can you imagine what would happen if one of Israel's -- or another country's -- largest institutions were raising money to support a school that taught children to hate Sweden and celebrate terrorists who murdered Swedes? It would, of course, be a great scandal and totally unacceptable. But in Sweden, this is exactly what is happening now.
That money is collected in Church of Sweden congregations and sent to Good Shepherd's Swedish School through the Swedish Jerusalem Society is nothing that the Church of Sweden denies. The Church also acknowledges that there may be anti-Semitism and jihadism in the schoolbooks. When the Sweden-Israel Friendship Association had a meeting with the Church of Sweden about Good Shepherd's Swedish School and other such schools in the West Bank supported by the Church of Sweden, the international director for the Church of Sweden, Erik Lysén said that the values conveyed in the schools outweigh the material used in teaching. He added:
"The issue of teaching materials is part of the ongoing dialogue that the Swedish Jerusalem Society has with the school's management and the issue will be raised again."
It is regrettable that one of Sweden's largest official institutions, especially a church, is actually providing funds for the promotion a deadly conflict between the Palestinians and Israel by supporting a school that teaches young Palestinians to hate. A church that funds hate can never be a voice for peace in the world or an example of moral behavior.

Female Islamic State Member on Trial in Germany Kept Three Slaves

A female Islamic State member on trial in Germany is accused of keeping two women and a young girl as slaves while living with her jihadi husband in Syria.

Sarah O., who travelled to Syria to join the radical Islamist movement when she was 15, is now on trial at the Higher Regional Court in Dusseldorf, charged with being a member of a terrorist group, German tabloid Bild reports.

Now 21 years old, the Islamic State member faces up to 15 years in prison if found guilty. She is said to have lived in a house with her husband and three children which they had obtained after Islamic State fighters had killed its former occupants.

The young girl kept as a slave was a member of the Yazidi minority, who are often kept as sex slaves to be raped and tortured by Islamic State fighters.

While the trial was closed to the media due to the charges having occurred when Sarah O. was a minor, Gian Aldonani from the Central Council of the Yazidis was present in the chamber.

Speaking about the Yazidis, Aldonani said: “They have been tormented, tortured, humiliated, raped. ISIS women were often crueller than men. Jealousy plays a role here.”

Ahmet S., 51, and 48-year-old Perihan S., the inlaws of Sarah O., have also been brought up on charges. A total of 33 witnesses have been called in the case which is expected to last until December.

Sarah O. is also said to have divorced her jihadist husband.

The start of the trial comes just days after three female Islamic State sympathisers in France were convicted of plotting to blow up the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris in 2016. The two main suspects were sentenced to 25 and 30 years in prison.

Returning female Islamic State members like Sarah O., have been a contentious subject in various European countries.

Some, like Denmark, have stripped the citizenship of Islamic States fighters. Others, like Sweden, have refused to take such measures despite calls from experts not to allow jihadist women back into the country.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Speaking of “abuse of power”

Nigel Farage on Letwin amendment passing

Pro-Kurdish demonstrate in Cologne against Turkish military operation

The Syrian who recently filmed executions in NSyria traveled in 2015 as a refugee to Germany where he applied for asylum

Political justice in Germany: Islam-critical comprehensive school teacher on trial for "slander

A comprehensive school teacher from Herford has to answer before the district court of Bielefeld: After the suicide of a 17-year-old Muslim schoolgirl from a strict believing parental home, she had criticized in a leaflet that young Muslim women who were oppressed frequently saw no other way out but suicide. The schoolgirl's family said that the leaflet was an insult and a "disrespectful" insinuation that the family had their own daughter on their conscience. Birgit E., who, in addition to her teaching profession, has privately fought for years on Facebook against the continuing Islamization and especially warns against the inhuman view of women in Islam, is, however, not known for the propagation of speculations or "slander" (according to the accusation of the public prosecutor's office), but rather for serious, well-founded criticism of conditions in this country that prove sheer failure of integration. Not only classmates, but also colleagues confirm that E. was aware of the family circumstances of the dead pupil; it is possible that the child who committed suicide had previously even entrusted herself to the teacher. Nevertheless, E. had deliberately formulated her remarks in general terms and had written, among other things, "Something goes wrong in our society when a 17-year-old girl knows no other way out than to kill herself. E. himself warned of rumours and wrote that the circumstances of death must of course be investigated urgently and thoroughly. However, she adds bitterly: "Many people obviously have little interest in this. The cloak of silence is hiding it and they talk about it behind closed doors."A criticism especially of the way her comprehensive school Friedenstal dealt with the incident.Germany consistently turns a blind eye to Islamic parallel milieus; time and again one is told and reads about schools that try to belittle or conceal incidents with Muslim parents - for example, refusals to shake hands and other disrespect for female teachers, threats during parent-teacher talks or disregard for individual pupil duties for religious reasons; under no circumstances does one want to expose oneself to accusations of Islamophobia or xenophobia. But this teacher belongs to the sober voices. The 59-year-old is involved not only in numerous initiatives critical of Islam, but also against right-wing extremism, for women's rights and human rights. The newspaper "Westfalen-Blatt" quotes a teacher colleague of E.'s as follows: " Her courage is admirable, but can also become dangerous. I have already warned her several times." This warning can now be used for anyone mentioning the inappropriate problems in this country.

Does Angela Merkel Deserve a Prize for Zionism?

A decision by the World Jewish Congress (WJC) to honor German Chancellor Angela Merkel with its prestigious Theodor Herzl Award for Zionism has sparked anger and bewilderment among Jewish leaders in the United States and Europe.
The WJC, founded in August 1936 in Geneva, Switzerland, to confront the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi persecution of Jews in Europe, bestows its annual award to individuals who act to promote the goals of the late Theodor Herzl, the founder of the modern Zionist movement, "for the creation of a safer and more tolerant world for Jews."
Critics say that Merkel, because her domestic and foreign policies have in recent years made the world less safe for Jews, is uniquely undeserving of the award. These policies include:
  • German government failure to combat rising anti-Semitism. A total of 1,799 anti-Semitic hate crimes — five per day, on average — were reported in Germany during 2018, according to the German Interior Ministry. This represents a 40% increase over 2013, when 1,275 such crimes were recorded. The actual number of anti-Semitic hate crimes in Germany is likely much higher. A survey produced by the Vienna-based European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) found that 80% of Jews who said they were a victim of anti-Semitism did not report the crimes. Almost half of Jews living in Germany said they do not feel safe in the country and were considering emigrating, according to the FRA.
    Germany is home to around 120,000 Jews. A recent survey by the University of Bielefeld found that 85% of German Jews believe there has been an upsurge of anti-Semitism in the country in the previous 12 months; 70% of those surveyed said that they avoided wearing "publicly identifiable Jewish symbols" out of a fear of being attacked; 58% said that they deliberately avoid certain neighborhoods.
    Although Merkel has frequently condemned anti-Semitism, her government has been unable or unwilling to implement effective measures to tackle the problem.
  • German government support for mass migration from the Muslim world. The rise in anti-Semitism in Germany has coincided with the German government's decision to allow into the country more than a million migrants from the Muslim world. The German government denies that that the two are linked. German Interior Ministry statistics, for instance, claim that 90% of the anti-Semitic hate crimes reported in Germany in 2018 were committed by "far right" persons. The University of Bielefeld survey, however, revealedthat 81% of the physical assaults against Jews during the previous 12 months were attributed to Muslim attackers.
    The EU's Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) found that most of the anti-Semitism in Europe today is being perpetrated by Muslim immigrants, or by the those on the political left: 30% of anti-Semitic attacks in Europe during the past five years were attributed to "Muslim extremists" and 21% to those with a "left-wing political view," according to the report. Only 13% of the attacks were attributed to those with a "right-wing political view." Another FRA survey found that six out of ten Jews who were victims of "violent physical anti-Semitism" attributed the crimes to "someone with a Muslim extremist view."
  • German government support for anti-Israel resolutions at the United Nations. In 2018, for instance, of 21 anti-Israel UN resolutions, Germany approved 16 and abstained on four others. In May 2016, Germany approved an especially disgraceful UN resolution, co-sponsored by the Arab group of states and the Palestinian delegation, that singled out Israel at the annual assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) as the world's only violator of "mental, physical and environmental health."
  • German government support for anti-Israel boycotts. Germany provides millions of euros annually to organizations that promote anti-Israel BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) and "lawfare" campaigns, anti-Zionism, antisemitism, and violence, according to NGO Monitor.
  • German government's refusal to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. After U.S. President Donald J. Trump moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem in May 2018, Merkel launched a pressure campaign to stop Central and Eastern European countries from relocating their embassies to Jerusalem.
  • German government support for Iran nuclear deal. Merkel has steadfastly defended the July 2015 Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which critics say puts Iran "on a legal glide path to the bomb." In May 2018, President Trump withdrew the United States from the deal and re-imposed sanctions. "The JCPOA enriched the Iranian regime and enabled its malign behavior, while at best delaying its ability to pursue nuclear weapons and allowing it to preserve nuclear research and development," Trump said.
  • German government's silence and inaction over Iran's threats to destroy Israel. On September 30, Major General Hossein Salami, head of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), said that Iran has created the necessary conditions for "destruction of the illegitimate Zionist regime." In remarks published by Iran's government-controlled Tehran Times, Salami said, "This regime [Israel] should be wiped off the world's geography and this is not a dream anymore." On October 1, the German Foreign Ministry described the comments as "anti-Israel rhetoric" but refused to denounce them as "anti-Semitic."
    In an interview with the Jerusalem Post, the president of NGO Monitor, Professor Gerald Steinberg, said:
    "The Germans, and Merkel in particular, should be the first to condemn Iran's genocidal threats against the Jewish state as anti-Semitism. Instead, by taking refuge behind the canard that 'anti-Israel' language can be distinguished from anti-Semitism, they undermine the international consensus behind the IHRA [The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance] working definition [of anti-Semitism]. Every aspect of Iran's campaign to destroy Israel is anchored in hatred of Jews and Jewish national self-determination, including many of the images that echo Nazi propaganda. In the time she remains in office, Merkel should give high priority to undoing the damage she has done by failing to confront Iran."
    The head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, told the Jerusalem Post that Merkel's "business-as-usual attitude toward Mullocracy makes a mockery of Germany's historic responsibilities to the Jewish people after the Shoah and her assurances of solidarity with Israel."
  • German government efforts to circumvent U.S. sanctions on Iran. In January 2019, Germany, together with France and the United Kingdom, established INSTEX (Instrument for Supporting Trade Exchanges), an EU barter system that would enable European companies to sidestep U.S. sanctions on Iran. The president of Germany's Central Council of Jews, Dr. Josef Schuster, has called for an immediate end to Iranian-German business relations, alleging that the trade benefits the Islamic Republic's terrorism and contradicts Berlin's pledge that Israel's security is non-negotiable:
    "It seems paradoxical that Germany — as a country that is said to have learned from its horrendous past and which has a strong commitment to fighting antisemitism — is one of the strongest economic partners of a regime that blatantly denies the Holocaust and commits human rights abuses on a daily basis. Germany has included Israel's security as a part of its raison d'être. As a matter of course this should exclude doing business with a fanatic dictatorship that is calling for Israel's destruction, pursuing nuclear weapons and financing terror organizations around the world."
  • German government's refusal to outlaw Hezbollah. Merkel has repeatedly dismissed calls for her to Iran-back proxy Hezbollah, which has more than a thousand operatives in Germany, according to German intelligence. Merkel appears reluctant to outlaw the group for fear of antagonizing Iran.
The WJC's decision to present the award to Merkel — normally presented in November — has not yet officially been made public. Prominent European Jews, however, revealed that they had received private invitations to the award ceremony and the controversy has been covered by Israeli media, including by the Jerusalem Post and Israel Hayom.
The decision to present this year's award to Merkel appears to be the handiwork of Charlotte Knobloch, an octogenarian Jewish woman who was saved from the Holocaust by a Christian family in Franconia, a region of northern Bavaria. She has been active in Bavaria's Jewish community for more than 30 years and is now the head of the Jewish Community of Munich and Upper Bavaria (Israelitische Kultusgemeinde München und Oberbayern). She is also the WJC's Commissioner for Holocaust Memory.
Knobloch has vehemently rejected the idea that mass migration from the Muslim world has contributed to the rise of anti-Semitism in Germany. Instead, she blames the "far right" anti-mass-migration party Alternative for Germany (AfD), the third-largest party in the German parliament.
In October 2018, German Jews established a Jewish group within AfD. The so-called Juden in der AfD (Jews in the AfD, or JAfD) is a response to the open-door immigration policies promoted by Germany's mainstream parties, policies which have allowed in millions of Muslims and are fueling Islamic anti-Semitism in the country.
Emanuel Bernhard Krauskopf, a 69-year-old German Jew who joined the AfD in 2013, said that he founded the JAfD because Germany's mainstream parties are not doing enough to address anti-Semitism. "Every Jew who has been murdered in Europe since 2000 has been killed by Islamofascists," said Krauskopf, whose family fled Poland during the Holocaust and lost 50 family members in Nazi concentration camps. He added that many Jews in both eastern and western Germany were embracing the AfD because they believe that continued mass migration poses a danger to the future of Jewish life in Germany. He has been accused by detractors of being a "Jewish Nazi."
The emergence of the JAfD challenges the long-term narrative espoused by Germany's political establishment that the AfD is "anti-Semitic."
In 2016, Knobloch awarded Merkel with the Munich's Jewish community's Ohel Jakob Medal for her work "to promote and protect Jewish life in Germany and her commitment to the State of Israel."
Knobloch said in her presentation speech that Merkel, like no other German leader before her, "stands with the Jewish community and with Israel in the most determined and unequivocal fashion." This was "an expression of her humanity and her sense of historical responsibility," Knobloch said. She added:
"The safety and well-being of every Jewish person in Germany is for you part of Germany's reason of state and something that is not negotiable. For you, these are more than empty words."
In her acceptance speech, Merkel said that for her receiving such an award was "anything but self-evident."
Given Merkel's long track record of anti-Israel policies and positions, German political commentator Henryk Broder expressed bewilderment at the WJC's decision to bestow Merkel with the Theodor Herzl Award:
"A few days ago, I found in my mailbox an invitation that was probably sent to me by mistake. The President of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald S. Lauder, and the President of the Jewish Community of Munich and Upper Bavaria, Charlotte Knobloch, are 'honored' to invite me to a festive dinner on the occasion of Her Excellency the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel receiving the Theodor Herzl Award.
"Why is Merkel being given the Theodor Herzl Award? Because her representative at the United Nations abstains in anti-Israel resolutions — and thereby de facto supports them? The same official who equates Hamas rocket attacks on Israeli civilians with Israel's demolition of the homes of Palestinian terrorists? For not relocating the German embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as the United States did, and also warning other countries against taking such a step? For all this, she gets the Theodor Herzl Award?"
The Zionist Organization of America issued a statement in which it expressed opposition to Merkel receiving the award:
"The Zionist Organization of America opposes the World Jewish Congress's decision to honor German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the Herzl Award. The ZOA firmly believes that a foreign leader who continues to support the disastrously flawed 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which will enable the Iranian regime in time to become a nuclear weapons state, is a singularly inappropriate recipient of the WJC's most prestigious award."
ZOA President Morton Klein elaborated:
"By any reasonable yardstick, Chancellor Merkel has done little if anything to justify the bestowal of this award and a great deal that should disqualify her as a candidate for this award.
"Which policy she has pursued does the WJC believe distinguishes Chancellor Merkel as a worthy recipient of this award? Her refusal to close down the operations in Germany of the vicious blood-soaked terrorist group Hezbollah? Her opposition to recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel? Her stubborn support for the Iran nuclear deal that is opposed on bipartisan basis in Israel? Her unabashed claim that Iran is not anti-Semitic, despite its repeated calls for the Jewish State's destruction.
"Whatever else may be said of Chancellor Merkel, she is an entirely inappropriate recipient of an award adorned with the name of the founding father of Political Zionism."
The publisher of the monthly German Jewish magazine, Jüdische Rundschau, Dr. Rafael Korenzecher, greeted news of Merkel's award with a sarcastic post on his blog:
"Our wonderful Chancellor Frau Merkel receives from the highest Jewish representation the high Theodor Herzl Award for special services to the Jewish people and to Israel.
"I think she has earned it. It is to her merit and the merit of her political entourage that the exodus of Jews from Germany has finally led to a significant Aliyah (immigration) to Israel. The Zionist Organization of Germany (ZOD) could only dream of such success rates in all its decades of work in this country.
"And that is just the beginning. There is a great possibility that thanks to today's politics Germany will become Judenrein [free of Jews]. Wir schaffen das (We can do it)."

Is 'Hate Speech' Dangerous?

By H.K. Rivera

As a concept, freedom of speech arguably dates back to Socrates. He said to his prosecutors, "If you offered to let me off this time on condition I am not any longer to speak my mind... I should say to you, 'Men of Athens, I shall obey the Gods rather than you.'" While Plato was busy writing dialogues and showing us that Socrates was advocating for free speech more than 2000 years ago, freedom of speech as a legal right did not actually exist until the 17th century.

The people of both the United States and Britain were ensured certain rights. Both countries grant freedom of speech, although in modern society, speech considered "harmful, hurtful, or hateful" has been deemed, "hate speech" in much of Europe and in Britain.

This new worldview on dangerous words has made its way to the United States. "Progressive" activists such as Antifa and the 3rd wave feminist movement, would see freedom of speech hampered to end speech they find offensive.

Online "hate speech" is currently an arrestable and jailable offense in the United Kingdom. There is an entire branch of law enforcement devoted to policing words on the internet. Many have received jail time over tweets and Facebook posts others did not agree with. How did this happen? Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 made this policing of words and subsequent punishment possible.

An article published by the Independent claims "According to the Register, a total of 2,500 Londoners have been arrested over the past five years for allegedly sending “offensive” messages via social media. In 2015, 857 people were detained, up 37 per cent increase since 2010."

In the U.S., many are trying to push for "hate speech" laws, although the courts have ruled such laws unconstitutional thus far. The First Amendment protects the right to free speech, no matter how much some may not like what is being said.

While private business can make rules for conduct as they see fit, individual states and factions of the federal government cannot in the United States; the laws about speech are expressly written in the Constitution.

In the United Kingdom free speech was not expressly granted under the Magna Carta, it was granted 400 years later under the British Bill of Rights; however today it is all but stripped completely. The British Bill of Rights (An Act Declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject and Settling the Succession of the Crown) was written in 1689 and granted freedom of speech in Parliament. This was the first instance in history that any form of freedom of speech was codified into law. The British Bill of Rights granted sweeping freedoms to British citizens, and became a document looked to for inspiration in other countries. Both the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and the United States Constitution used the ideas from the British Bill of Rights when creating their versions.

Today in the United Kingdom the Online Hate Crimes Hub Polices "offensive materials" on social media. It is highly likely that you could wind up in a jail cell for insulting someone on Facebook.

Now the question becomes, what exactly is hate speech? Hate speech laws in England and Wales are found in several statutes. There needs to be an expression of hatred towards someone based upon the following: color, race, disability, nationality (which includes citizenship), ethnicity or national origin, religion, sexual preferences and sexual orientation, gender identity. All of these examples are forbidden. Next, we arrive at “Any communication which threatening or abusive, and is intended to harass, alarm or distress someone is forbidden” –Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

Rather vague language which can be blurred easily to fit any situation. Now when you add in the Communications Act of 2003, which defines illegal communications as “Using public electronic communications network in order to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.” Breaking this law carries a fine of up to £5,000 or a six-month prison term. If you call someone a “slut” on Twitter this could land you in prison. If you like a political personality this week, better watch your language online, and that joke you posted to Facebook could also carry a sentence, if anyone feels annoyed or anxious over it.

Many social media platforms are currently demonetizing thinkers they do not agree with (YouTube does this regularly); and in some cases, out and out banning them from utilizing the platform at all, which silences their voices. Steven Crowder was has publicly shown us a “black list” of channels that are hidden via YouTube. Other recent examples of this are Facebook and the subsequent Instagram banning of Paul Joseph Watson. Watson is an outspoken man and free speech enthusiast. His articles, videos, and views on current events tend to send some into a “triggered” state of utter turmoil; believe it or not, that is good thing! Echo chambers do not allow for critical thinking, and equal discussion of the topics at hand. If both sides cannot speak freely, that is oppression of ideas. Facebook had gone as far to label Watson as a “dangerous individual” for not towing the leftist line as they expect from their political users. In an ironic twist of events, after Mark Zuckerberg was found to be holding meetings with conservatives such as Tucker Carlson the opposition on the left is now hollering about “#DeleteFacebook” as the trending item of the last 24 hours. It took meeting with people the left did not agree with, to cause upset with Facebook and its practices.

The U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that hate speech is legally protected free speech under the First Amendment. Trying to ban speech that is offensive, or may cause another to become upset, is a slippery slope which causes more risk than the “overall good” intended. There are very clear laws in place that hate crimes are illegal and punishable. These crimes involve bodily injury to another person based on race, creed, religion, sex/gender, etc. Hate crimes also include vandalizing property. Governance over words is an inherently dangerous activity to a healthy, and ultimately free society. Take away the right to voice an opinion, no matter how vile it may be, and you are ever closer to totalitarian rule. However, that seed has been planted by very vocal left-leaning groups who do not want hate speech protected. When a group vocalizes repeatedly about how hate speech is a danger to society, that poison pill has been placed. Many who are not very politically active hear the side that makes the most “chatter” and tend to agree with the popular opinion instead of researching the situation on their own. Many citizens of the United States have no idea that other countries are struggling with free speech, and that we are the last bastion of hope for expression. Clueless that positions in other governments include titles such as “Chief Censor.” If they knew, more outrage over trying to silence hate speech would be front and center.

Once you cannot speak out without repercussions, all other rights are taken soon after. This is how dictators take over countries and oppress the citizens. This model has been seen time and time again. It is absolutely imperative that at least one country on this planet still has freedom of expression. This is how the others will rebuild their own freedoms, much the same way that the United States forged its way using the Magna Carta and British Bill of Rights all those years ago as inspiration.

Friday, October 18, 2019

EU Reject Extension As Brexit Party Split Over Boris’ Deal

Afghan Arrested After Asylum Centre Social Worker, Farmer Murdered in Knife Attack

Austrian police say a 32-year-old social worker has died days after suffering serious stab wounds during an attack at a refugee shelter. Upper Austria police said Friday that a 33-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker is now being investigated on suspicion of two counts of murder.The suspect, whose name wasn’t released, attacked the social worker with a knife Monday during a dispute over a job at the shelter in Wullowitz, near the Czech border. Several asylum-seekers came to the social worker’s aid and two suffered serious injuries.After fleeing, the suspect allegedly killed a 63-year-old farmer and stole his car before being arrested in the nearby city of Linz. Authorities have said the suspect arrived in Austria in 2015 and an appeal against the rejection of his asylum request is pending.

WATCH: The Dutch Farmers Protest

It was a historical Dutch farmer protest day on Thursday. Thousands gathered in Utrecht and The Hague from all around the country, even from the islands of Texel and Terschelling, to protest the government policies around enviroment and climate change. It was a day full of chaos, noise, and impressive images of hundreds of tractors together.

Historic St. Laurentius Church vandalized in Lunden, Germany

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A damage of around 200 euros was caused by property damage to the 12th century St. Laurentius church in Lunden (photo). The police are now looking for witnesses who can give clues to the perpetrator. In the period from Wednesday, 12.00 noon, until Thursday, 12.30 pm, an unknown person destroyed two windows of the church at P.-H.-Kühl-Platz square. Presumably he used two stones. So far there are no hints to the perpetrator. Witnesses should report to the police in Lunden by calling 04882/4299890.

WATCH: Kurds chase Turks across downtown Bremen, Germany

Scenes of civil war from Germany:

WATCH: Street battles between Kurds and Turks also in Linz, Austria

A pursuit of people in broad daylight: A private video shows frightening scenes from the Upper Austrian provincial capital Linz. On the country road, a large group of allegedly Kurdish protesters are following a man. He is knocked to the ground, and the men step on him as if out of their senses. Women standing around scream loudly in fear. There is no police to be seen.Loud cries of panic and fear drown out the scene. A large group of men, who probably belong to a Kurdish rally, are pursuing a man who could be of Turkish origin.People disturbed all around. Women, children, passers-by who just wanted to do their shopping. People here are not used to war scenes from the Orient. The incident must have happened on October 14 or earlier on the street Linzer Landstrasse, because the video appears in social media from the night of October 15.

“Allahu Akbar” - Man attacked in Berlin by antisemitic assailant

The Berlin police reported on Thursday that a 29-year-old man attempted to strike a 34-year-old man while voicing an antisemitic insult in the district of Kreuzberg. The police notice said that "during the clarification of the facts it became known that the inebriated 29-year-old had to leave the premises shortly before, as he had already expressed antisemitism there. The police state protection agency is now investigating for incitement, insult and attempted assault.” It is unclear in which premises the alleged assailant voiced antisemitism. The antisemitic attack comes shortly after a Syrian man who sought to enter a Berlin synagogue with a knife during the first week of October. The Syrian man declared “Allahu Akbar” and “F*ck Israel.” The authorities released the man after a short period of detainment.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

AfD-MP to Merkel’s government: “When will Germany recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital?”

Alternative for Germany (AfD) MP Petr Bystron has called on Angela Merkel’s government to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In December of 2017, US President Donald Trump was the first head of state in the world to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Since then, nine nations – Russia, Brazil, Australia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Guatemala, Honduras, and Taiwan – have all followed suit. But for some reason, Germany’s leadership has refused to sign on to the idea. They’ve even pressured the government of Romania not to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s true capital, according to Bystron. In a recent party press release, Bystron writes: “On April 16, 2018, I asked the German government to name the capital of Israel in one word only. It wasn’t a complicated question, one that a schoolchild could answer. The government was not able to, instead supplying a 202-word answer that didn’t mention the word Jerusalem or West Jerusalem once.” Bystron continues on, saying: “You routinely vote against Israel, you do nothing as German party foundations of the Greens and Left support Palestinian terrorists. I have a simple question: Will you continue your anti-Israel policy, or will you finally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?” In response, Angela Merkel’s Chief of Staff Helge Braun answers: “I must say, just a few days after the anti-Semitic attack in Germany, to call the Federal government anti-Israel, when there can be no doubt close ties to Israel are fundamental for German policy, really leaves me shocked and speechless.” Brystron again asks if Braun would not take the opportunity to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “There’s no point in standing outside synagogues and pretending to be pro-Israel if your policies are anti-Israel, abroad and at home,” the AfD politician asserted. Braun responds, saying: “The German government’s policy is anything but anti-Israel. I think you are just trying to use this sensitive subject politically, which I find highly inappropriate. AfD MP Rainer Kraft then asked Braun what part of the German government is in charge of making such a decision. He received no answer. The news comes as Jews across Germany say they’re feeling increasingly under siege from rising anti-Semitism across the society. Earlier this month, two people were killed in an anti-Semitic attack on a synagogue in Halle, Germany.

Global Epidemic: Antifa Terrorists Shut Down Another College Professor, This Time in Germany (VIDEO)

Yesterday, German police had to escort Economics professor and co-founder of the largest non-left political party in Germany Alternative for Germany (AfD) Bernd Lucke from Hamburg University after his lecture got shut down by Antifa. 

 As reported at RAIR, Antifa is practically it’s own political party in Germany, having representation in Parliament by the significant German socialist party Die Linke, a direct descendant of the former ruling East German Communist Party.

Lucke left the party he co-founded in 2015, and has even criticized the AfD for some of their policies, but in the eyes of the radical left, he is a “nazi pig“. As reported locally the group “Omas gegen Rechts” (“Grandmothers against the right”) attended with their umbrellas to further distract from the lecture.

Brexit Date Confirmed: UK Leaves EU With Or Without Deal On 31st October

It has started: Anti-impeachment protest forming

By Monica Showalter

Amid all the star chamber secrecy in what is fundamentally an unfair "legal' process in the House to remove President Trump, street protests are beginning to form.
The Daily Caller tweeted out one happening in Washington just a few minutes ago:

It's more than a hundred people, and a respectable showing for a work-hours weekday. Some have Trump campaign regalia; some are coming as they are.

It also coincides with the record fundraising seen in the Trump re-election effort as well as campaign rally attendence ever since the far left's impeachment bid began. Combined with the huge GOP turnout in last weekend's successful Louisiana electoral showing, it suggests energized voters on the GOP side. We don't see anything comparable on the Left.

The GOP historically is very slow to hold protests, and those are often sparse as well as few and far between. But they do happen — remember the "Brooks Brothers" protest, when Democrats attempted to steal Florida for Al Gore by counting and continuing to count until they got the result they wanted? Remember the Tea Party protests against President Obama's overspending? This looks pretty similar.

Information is pretty sketchy at this point as to whose these people are (organized? unorganized?), but that will eventually come out. I have a sense that given the secrecy and "Soviet" tactics of the Democrats in their desperate attempt to oust President Trump, these protests will only grow.

Sweden arrests Prof. Bilyana Martinovsky

The rumour is about 8 police met her at the airport and stuffed her in a car. Here is her tweet:

As Joe Biden waits for his Obama endorsement, blackface Canadian Justin Trudeau gets his

By Monica Showalter

Foreign meddling, anyone?
In a move that's sure to turn some Canadian voters off, President Obama stepped in and offered his endorsement to Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It was, to say the least, rather unconventional.

Barack Obama on Wednesday endorsed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s reelection bid, a high-profile boost to the Liberal leader‘s campaign less than a week before voters head to the polls.
“I was proud to work with Justin Trudeau as President. He's a hard-working, effective leader who takes on big issues like climate change,” the former U.S. president said on Twitter. “The world needs his progressive leadership now, and I hope our neighbors to the north support him for another term.“
Seems foreign interference in other countries' elections is all right so long as Democrats do it.
But never mind the Canadians, this one paints quite a picture of hypocrisy.
Trudeau, recall, is yet another woke leftist who's had photos of himself turn up wearing blackface. That's what he's famous for these days. Leftists of course, get hysterical about these things, forcing resignations of minor pols and even television host Megyn Kelly, just for mentioning the word. It's a canceling offense, at least if a conservative is involved. If it's a leftist, of sufficient power, such as Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, exceptions are made.
And while Trudeau's unpopular in Canada for that, (and other stuff), this doesn't seem to bother Obama, who's got a fellow lefty to support. The reality emerging here is that leftists are linking with other leftists on a global scale. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair's machinations with the European Union to undermine the Brexit will of the British voters falls into this category, too. We also see it emerging to a lesser extent on the right, in Steve Bannon's European and Brazilian travels.
All the same, it must be something terribly important to Obama to come out of the woodwork and endorse this guy. The pair of them seemed to have a sort of gladhanding relationship during the Obama years, as this photo shows. 
But it doesn't seem that special, certainly not Angela Merkel-special. And when she was battered and running, he nevertheless didn't say anything to endorse her, although goodness knows, the Germans would have eaten it up.
Why indeed that Obama endorsement of Trudeau? This being Obama, it was probably all about something in it for him. What might that be? Maybe it's Trudeau's Obama-style stagnant economy that tugs on Obama's heartstrings. Politico reports that its Trudeau's greenie agenda, which would points to potential buck-making opportunities, as the Greta Thunberg story shows. Anyone with some reportorial ambition might want to look into it.
Because it does stand out. Why? Because Obama has refused to endorse his own vice president, Joe Biden, a man he spent eight long years with, handed a medal to when he went out, and had, up until his exit, always had the warmest of praise for. What's more, there's no race risk to Obama for endorsing Biden - Biden already has the majority of black voters in his column. Candidates like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are the ones with problems drawing black votes, not Biden, or, for that matter, President Trump. An Obama endorsement of Biden would be a nod to black voters who've already made up their minds. But he won't do it, not even with Biden the frontrunner.
But here we are, with foreigner Trudeau getting that coveted Obama endorsement. Pretty insulting to wretched old Joe, who's still waiting for his. 

In Western culture, the lemmings defeated the humanists

by Giulio Meotti

“For fifty years I have fought the death of the humanities in the universities, but we have lost the war and all I can do now is a sort of guerrilla action, the barbarians have taken control of the academy.” Harold Bloom, the great scholar and literary critic who died at 89, admitted his own defeat. The “war” of which he spoke was that between the humanities and the deconstruction, the “French School”.
He came from that world, Bloom did. During the Seventies he became a leader of the Yale School which he would then mock and call “French fantasy”. In 1977, he separated completely from the English department to become the only professor of humanities in Yale, turning his back on old friends such as Paul de Man and Jacques Derrida, the “hermeneutic mafia” as it was called, the “savages” - Lacanians, feminists, new historians, Black Studies – who had evidently conquered the field.
Bloom called them “vicious feminists” and “Marxist agitators”. Afrocentrism, literary feminism, every possible queer theory and other movements were placed by Bloom in the “School of Resentment”, the resentniks, “the so-called multiculturalists who tell us that we must evaluate a literary work starting from the ethnic origin or gender of the author.” He called them “a Rabblement of Lemmings, dashing off the cliff and carrying their supposed subject down to destruction with them.”
In the late Seventies, when Harold Bloom (of the same lineage of the other genius Bloom, Allan) began his battle, 10 of the 50 major colleges had a compulsory course in “Western civilization”, while 31 of them offered the course to students if they wanted to choose it. Today, according to a report entitled “The Vanishing West” of the National Association of Teachers, nearly no American university offers similar courses anymore. They have been replaced by ideological abracadabra such as “Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Disability and Sexuality Studies”.
Today there is a theory for every accusation: capitalism, oppression, racism, colonialism, imperialism, homophobia, classism, constructionism, humanism, multiculturalism and the sum is called “intersectionality”. It was not a literary quarrel that unfolded, but a battle of immense and strategic importance for the safety and sanity of Western culture.
Unfortunately, the Lemmings defeated the rabbi of literature, Harold Bloom, who said of himself: “I am a true Marxist critic, a follower of Groucho rather than Karl and I take Groucho's great joke as my motto: 'Whatever it is, I am against it'”.

Turkish soccer players in Germany continue to show inciting backing for Turkish occupying forces in North Syria

The Turkish national soccer players are currently horrifying the world of soccer! In the European Championship qualifiers against Albania (1:0) and France (1:1) they provoked with saluting gestures. The Union of European Football Associations is investigating.Players of the Lower Bavarian amateur team Türkspor Mainburg from the district of Kelheim (10th league) had also cheered one of their goals with a military salute on Sunday afternoon in their 4:2 win against the SG Wildenburg/Biburg.The Bavarian Football Association (BFV) commented on the incident, saying on its homepage that it "will not tolerate such inciting behaviour and that each individual case will be brought before the sports court". It also says: "Players who misuse the game for politically motivated incitement can be guilty of discriminatory behaviour [...] and face severe penalties.In addition to the BFV, the Northeast German Football Association as well as the associations from Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein threatened copycats with penalties. In Herne, North Rhine-Westphalia, a similar incident had occurred over the weekend...

Allah-Shouting, Knife-Wielding Muslim Threatening Jews Not a Terrorist

Whew. I'm relieved. I hope you are too.

Belgian police arrested a Muslim man who asked passersby on a Brussels street if they were Jewish while holding a knife and shouting about Allah.
No one was hurt in the incident last week in Koekelberg, a northwestern neighborhood of the Belgian capital.
The suspect is not considered a terrorist, a spokesman for the Brussels Prosecutor’s Office told HLN, though he is believed to have committed attempted murder “with connection to his religious or philosophical convictions.”
I'm so glad he's not a terrorist. He was just terrorizing people in connection with his philosophical religious convictions.

This is a vastly important distinction that no doubt has a substantial impact in some incomprehensible way. But mainly it allows European authorities to find yet another creative way to redefine a Muslim terrorist attack as not being a terrorist attack.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Boris Blocks Second EU Referendum

Austria: Yet another national soccer player legionnaire with Turkish migration background praying for the Turkish occupation troops

Freedom Party leader Norbert Hofer reacted to a tweet by former Austrian soccer national player Veli Kavlak. "This gentleman has no business in Austria," the Krone newspaper quotes. Following the military offensive against the Kurds in northern Syria, the Turkish-born Kavlak posted on Twitter. "It has begun. May Allah be with us and make our army victorious. The Turkish nation is with you," the newspaper Krone quotes the tweet, which was soon deleted.Hofer named Kavlak as proof that Turks living in Austria would find integration difficult or refused to integrate. Kavlak, born in Vienna, played for the Austrian national team until 2014.

German antisemitism commissioner likes FB post comparing Zionists to Nazis

A commissioner tasked with combating antisemitism in the southern German state of Baden-Württemberg clicked “Like” on an antisemitic Facebook post on Tuesday that compared Zionists to Nazis, just one day before a neo-Nazi murdered two bystanders while attempting to shoot Jews in a synagogue in Halle.

Michael Blume, the commissioner, liked a Facebook post from a user named Alexander Omar Loh who wrote: “Zionists, Nazis and radicals should quickly remove themselves from my friends list.”

Blume is now facing a fresh round of accusations that he stokes contemporary antisemitism on social media and is unqualified to be assigned with fighting Jew-hatred. Loh and Blume are Facebook friends.

The US State Department and the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance both define comparisons between Nazi Germany and Israel as an expression of modern antisemitism. Germany adopted the IHRA definition in 2017.

In March, the human rights organization Simon Wiesenthal Center said Blume “promotes antisemitism” because he used the Nazi mass murderer Adolf Eichmann in a rambling article to demonize Malca Goldstein-Wolf, a German Jewish activist who campaigns against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign in Germany.

Wiesenthal Center chief Nazi-hunter Dr. Efraim Zuroff told The Jerusalem Post at the time that Blume “needs to tender his resignation and then apologize to Ms. Goldstein-Wolf.”

Goldstein-Wolf, who convinced a German TV outlet in 2017 not to broadcast a concert from former Pink Floyd member Rogers Waters, a vocal BDS supporter, told the Post on Monday that Blume is “unacceptable” as a commissioner to fight antisemitism.

She said that in addition to comparing Zionists to Nazis, Blume has forfeited “confidence” in his position at a time when honest officials are needed to “lead a fight against antisemitism.” She added that Blume’s “conduct is shocking.”

Blume is widely viewed as a German official who quickly shuts down dialogue on social media with critics, including journalists, who question his alleged anti-Israel and pro-political Islam posts and activities.

“I have traveled to Berlin twice in last few months,” Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Wiesenthal Center, told the Post on Sunday. “There are dedicated people like Felix Klein who are devoted to recognizing and combating antisemitism from far Right, extreme Left, Islamist fanatics led by Iranian regime and those seeking Israel’s destruction. Anyone who is uncomfortable dealing aggressively with the full menu of today’s antisemitism should not be put in charge of the battle on federal, [state] or local levels.”

Cooper noted that after what happened on Yom Kippur in Halle, Germany, “where Jews escaped a massacre despite the fact that police were absent on Yom Kippur, German Jews deserve a total commitment to fight antisemitism in all its ugly manifestations. If they cannot rely on all authorities to lead an aggressive and unequivocal fight to weed out antisemitism – whatever its source – the future of Jews in Germany is in serious doubt.”

Klein, the federal commissioner for combating antisemitism in Germany, did not immediately respond to a Postquery about Blume’s latest flirtation with antisemitism.

Requests from the Post to Blume and officials in the state of Baden-Württemberg for comment went unanswered.

Bosnia: Thousands of migrants shouting "Allahu Akbar" on their way to the welfare state paradises

We have just spotted the following video with an audio message  from Haris Omeradzic in Switzerland. The video is dated yesterday, but see for yourself. The audio message comes at the end of the video.

Alfred Hitchcock, the End of the World, and Climate Change Hucksters

By Lauri B. Regan

When I am unable to fall asleep due to the stress of worrying about the state of our country’s politics, rising anti-Semitism, and global conflicts (for instance), I have found a respite allowing me to escape for a brief period – MeTV is now my late night go to channel as it takes me back to the good old days of simplicity, genius, and less divisive times.

I have found that Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone episodes were extremely prescient in predicting much of what causes us angst today and I wrote about that many years ago in an article I entitled The Obama Zone. But one episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents recently struck me as a timely and prophetic analysis of what the world could look like if Al Gore, Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez, and Greta Thunberg have their way.

In The Night the World Ended, a gullible old man named Johnny, finds himself the subject of a practical joke in which a mean-spirited newspaper man shares a fake paper with the blaring headline “WORLD ENDS TONIGHT – 11:45.” In the fake news article, Johnny learns that the “best astronomers agree” that Mars was pulled out of its orbit due to sudden gravitational pulls from the sun and the world has three hours left before it collides with Earth. As Johnny leaves the bar fretting that he only has a few hours left to live, the rest of the group laugh. “What the devil does he got to be scared about; his world ended years ago,” one replies.

Well, at least Earthlings today were given a bit more notice of our planet’s impending demise by the climate change jokesters. (And most of us still have something left to live for.) According to the “settled” scientific consensus of today’s leading “experts” (i.e., hucksters), we only have 11 years to get our act together. After that, well, all hell breaks loose and scenes from the movieIndependence Day and the like will look like utopia based on what poor little Greta Thunberg stays up at night worrying about. (Note that there is one thing over which I did not mention losing sleep… climate change.)

But what makes Gore, et al so successful in their scam of the public is their infliction of a similar type of panic on people who may or may not have had lives before this charade began but who certainly lost them once they jumped on the panic wagon and found their new religion that has consumed their lives and psyches. Frighteningly, they have reached our young people who used to have optimism with their entire lives ahead of them. The hucksters yanked that away.

Look at Greta. At 16 years old, her parents and teachers have spent her entire life indoctrinating her with the belief that the world is ending and that the adults stole it from her. She is not alone. Thousands of children, the world over, took to the streets last month with similar beliefs and fears. This is no Chicken Little fable; this is the real deal and their adult-inflicted hysteria is criminal. While scientists and politicians make money and gain votes off of the climate change lies they propagate, they are literally stealing the life away from young people, old people, smart and ignorant people, rich and poor – across the world. No matter that everyprediction since the early 1970’s has been wrong. They keep making more up and finding more gullible individuals to buy into their fearmongering.

What makes this Hitchcock episode so powerful in the context of today’s hysteria is the portrayal of human nature when people believe their days are numbered. Chaos and crime fill the void when certainty and the rule of law are no longer relevant. As Johnny begins to process the inevitable, he suggests that the owner of the local liquor store give him a free bottle of the good stuff because, “all of us ought to do something good for the little time we got left; something decent.”

Alas, if only the climate hysterics viewed their role in such a light, they might take their words a bit more seriously. Al Gore and his Hollywood minions hypocritically preaching to the rest of us would use their money, mansions, and private jets to the betterment of the indigent, despondent, disabled, wounded warriors, and a sundry of others less fortunate. And if only those in panic mode did the same; but that is not human nature. The hucksters who know the world is not ending go about their lives with abandonment. But for their marks, the stooges who believe they have limited days to live, hope and decency morph into desperation.

Which is what Johnny did as he goes on a crime spree stealing from the local liquor store, swigging out of a bottle as he attempts to numb the fear, frightening an innocent spinster who kindly took him in, and co-opting orphaned children into looting a local department store. Johnny scares away his new friend when he shares how happy he is to have someone to be with until the world blows up as it feels “kinda peaceful.” She calls Johnny insane, screaming for help as he flees. (Would that everyone recognize the insanity of Greta et al while throwing them out of civic and governmental enterprises and public squares.)

Perhaps Gore and the others find themselves in peace knowing that they’ve brainwashed so many sheeple to assist them in their practical joke on mankind. Unfortunately, their motivation is more sinister and selfish – like the nasty newspaper man who sent Johnny into a panic destroying what is left of his life with nary a thought other than sheer disdain for such a lowly worthless victim.

Johnny’s gullibility leads to the ultimate crime of murder for which he seemingly feels little remorse since what is life worth if the Earth is about to end? But the joke is ultimately on the huckster as Johnny makes his way to a newsstand, sees the morning papers reporting everything but the world coming to an end and realizes he has been tricked. Johnny returns to the bar – at 11:45 - gun in hand, “Every joke’s gotta have a payoff Mr. Halloran. This joke’s got a payoff too.”

Will Gore, AOC, and others in positions of power and influence have a payoff coming to them when the world doesn’t end in 11 years? Probably not. Gore successfully started a movement from which we cannot easily turn back as he has made tens, if not hundreds of millions of dollars while living large. While no one really takes AOC seriously, she’ll probably be as old as Maxine Waters when she finally leaves public office – just as stupid (and self-righteous) as she is today. Greta may jump off a bridge before the 11 years are up given her hysterical displays, but she will more likely find herself a millionaire as she goes on speaking tours attempting to guilt us climate “deniers” into silence (she has already enjoyed a yacht ride to the U.S.). But everyone propagating these lies are mean-spirited hucksters who do not give a darn about the rest of us. We are simply here for their amusement -- and brainwashing as we hand over our money and our futures to feed their power-hungry aspirations.

I do hope Hitchcock’s moral to this story eventually comes true. Not the murder part, obviously. But a payoff for everyone who has destroyed the hopes and dreams of young people and wreaked havoc on the world’s economy, the scientific community, and entire industries that have impacted the lives of all of us fortunate enough to live in a world not even close to ending anytime soon let alone “years ago” like poor Johnny or years from now like poor Greta ignorantly fears.