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UPDATE: German Court Overturns Protest Ban August 29th march free to go-ahead, following coronavirus guidelines

The Berlin Senate’s decision to ban the coronavirus protest planned for this weekend has been overturned by the Administrative Court.

That said, the protest will still be under some restrictions – the court ruled that the organizers must follow all the laws and restrictions they are protesting against.

According to a report from Deutsche Welle:

…the judges said protest organizers and participants must provide barriers in front of the stages where speeches will be held — and must regularly remind participants to observe social distancing rules and keep their distance.

Wearing masks was not included in the judge’s guidelines for the protest.

The court’s decision can be appealed by the Senate, but given the timeframe that seems unlikely at this stage.

Many thousands were reportedly travelling to Berlin regardless, as it was thought the protest organizers intended to go ahead in spite of the ban. A similar protest on August 1st (pictured above) drew tens of thousands of people.

The Berlin protest is taking place alongside other events around the world for a global day of action. Protests are planned for London, Ottawa, Paris and Zurich.

If you have any information about other planned events, post them in the comments below and we’ll add them to the list.

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Swiftier
Swiftier
Sep 2, 2020 7:43 PM

It would be awesome if a judge ruled that a protest must be masked.

Simon
Simon
Aug 31, 2020 7:55 PM

Police brutally attacked a woman.

Swiftier
Swiftier
Sep 2, 2020 7:43 PM
Reply to  Simon

They always choose the most manly men for the riot squads.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 31, 2020 4:22 PM

One thing I forgot to mention about my experience of The Protest in Berlin: many, many cops were not wearing masks.

sarab
sarab
Aug 29, 2020 6:41 PM

When is Robert Kennedy Jr. speaking today? And is it possible to watch/listen online?

Arby
Arby
Aug 29, 2020 7:14 PM
Reply to  sarab

His organization is the source for info like that. Visit “Children’s Health Defense.” Although they embrace realities that I reject, they are true watchdogs. The site is a great source of info (vaccines and all things health-related), current and historical. Robert has a lot of lawyerly talent in his organization (and he’s a lawyer) and they use that to go after professional scam artists in big pharma.

Children’s Health Defense: https://childrenshealthdefense.org/

They could stand to use a better web master however. I use Pale Moon (browser) and was curious why the tabs on the top of CHD’s website didn’t function in PM but did function in Epic, which I also use, and so I asked them in the Pale Moon forum about it. They showed me some code and suggested that I pass it on to CHD, which I did. They did not acknowledge receipt of the communication (using their own online forms, which am not a fan of). Did they get the message? Who knows?

Simon
Simon
Sep 1, 2020 2:28 PM
Reply to  Arby

RFK supports ‘vaccination’.

Arby
Arby
Sep 1, 2020 6:28 PM
Reply to  Simon

Yes, I know. He supports ‘safe’ vaccination. He speaks from an establishment position. His entire team does. They also believe in the concept of ‘virus’, which I don’t. That Robert says he believes that we are in a pandemic right now is very odd. It’s not just people with my beliefs who are pointing out that we most certainly are not in a pandemic.

Because Robert believes in ‘safe’ vaccines and has chosen to make a career out of ensuring that we get those, and because vaccine companies, the WHO and CDC are all corrupt, that means that he’s constantly going after them, a good thing. It’s better than nothing.

For the above reasons, and the high profile of his name, it seems to me, Robert’s organization remains on YouTube.

Barzini
Barzini
Sep 20, 2020 2:32 AM
Reply to  Arby

The best way to control the opposition is to lead it…..

Coby
Coby
Aug 30, 2020 9:56 PM
Reply to  sarab
sarab
sarab
Aug 30, 2020 10:45 PM
Reply to  Coby

Thank you!

Sasha
Sasha
Aug 29, 2020 5:19 PM

We are with you in spirit and thank you for your courage! Greetings from a small village in India (we are a village of 15… yes, hard to believe in a country with 1.3 billion)! Been protesting in whatever small way we can with a most brutal government breathing down our necks. Encouraged by all (most) of you.

covidiot
covidiot
Aug 29, 2020 5:35 PM
Reply to  Sasha

best of luck to all the freethinkers of India.

Arby
Arby
Aug 29, 2020 7:38 PM
Reply to  Sasha

Greetings! Stay connected.

Saji Hameed (an Indian ci
Saji Hameed (an Indian ci
Sep 1, 2020 3:15 AM
Reply to  Sasha

Wonderful to hear that — a fellow Indian, living in Japan.

Iry Dai
Iry Dai
Aug 29, 2020 4:22 PM

Greetings from Slovenia!

Today, we held our first Saturday protest against the Corona measures in Ljubljana.

We have been protesting for 18 weeks so far @ the so-called bicycle protests every Friday evening at 19.00 against our PM, Janez Janša and our government, overal

Best regards,
IRY DAI

Max
Max
Aug 29, 2020 4:54 PM
Reply to  Iry Dai

Keep up the good work brothers in Slovenia.

JudyJ
JudyJ
Aug 29, 2020 5:09 PM
Reply to  Iry Dai

Good luck with your protests in Slovenia. It’s reassuring to hear from like-minded people around the world!

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 29, 2020 3:40 PM

Re: THE DEMO: Arrived fairly early, with Daughter, at 8:30 am, to get a sense of things before the crowd. Saw a couple of colorfully-decorated Bavarian camper-vans and a covered flat-bed truck, such as the type I remember seeing back in the Love Parade Days, bearing a crew of handsome, and rather square, middle class Germans (one in a cowboy hat) comporting themselves as they would at a cookout. They whooped and waved and I thumbs-upped in return: if they were “right wing” they did a pretty good job of hiding it, considering how brown I am. I would have whooped back if in whooping I wouldn’t have been sure to mortify my Daughter (who is at a supremely mortifiable age). Saw a fellow wrangling a very large portrait of John Lennon, out of a van, up ahead. I wanted to hug everyone I saw.

These people, despite being types I’d never dream of hanging out with under normal circumstances, were/are so much more clued-in than my naively-conformist Hipster friends… the friends who can quote Gramsci and Graeber but are so absurdly naive… so thoroughly brainwashed… that they admire Digital Robber Baron Gates (and actually believe that thief invented things) and rely on the pronouncements of his Kapo Fauci… and trust the Media Assets that were put in place for the obvious purpose of advancing the psychopathic aims of their owners. What to do? Most (though not all) of my actual friends are fucking idiots; idiots who can’t be persuaded that 2+2 = 4 as long as Gates declares (depending on his mood) it’s 5, 6 and 7. My hope for The Future rests on the actions of the defiant and provincial “squares” I was raised to chuckle at and I salute them.

Somebody in a thread below chided a commenter for the “sexist” abomination of referring to a corrupt female politician (aptly) as a “cow”: attaboy/girl/they: sounds like the kind of adolescent virtue-signalling some of my friends could get behind. Yeah, well, there will probably be a job for you, Kermit, as a volunteer Stasi-Nanny, for the Pharma-Block of your local Green Sector knitting cabal. But only if things go as horrifically as the presence of your type portends…

Someone
Someone
Aug 29, 2020 3:51 PM

Is it “apt” to refer to Obama as an ape, too?

covidiot
covidiot
Aug 29, 2020 3:55 PM
Reply to  Someone

I believe the term of art for such persons is “Uncle Tom”.

or alternatively, “house nigger”.

Someone
Someone
Aug 29, 2020 4:28 PM
Reply to  covidiot

Whatever, you’re still dodging the question.

John Ervin
John Ervin
Aug 29, 2020 9:18 PM
Reply to  covidiot

All but those black must shun the N word. Even such as Harry Belafonte called Colin Powell a “house slave.”

Correctly.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 29, 2020 4:53 PM
Reply to  Someone

Is it “sexist” to call Mussolini a “dick”?

Someone
Someone
Aug 29, 2020 4:57 PM

I asked first.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 29, 2020 5:19 PM
Reply to  Someone

I asked first.”

Perfect playground response; you’ll encounter the “rhetorical question as a valid response to a stupid question” device in Uni, probably. Ten years in your future…?

Someone
Someone
Aug 30, 2020 4:58 PM

But why is my question, according to you, stupid? It is quite straightforward. Is it acceptable to call Obama an ape or not? If not, why not?

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 31, 2020 5:29 AM
Reply to  Someone

Is it acceptable to call Obama an ape or not?”

The “problem” (not that I care, as a Black male, either way: sticks and stones etc) is that “ape” is a pejorative term, among quite a few racists, for all Blacks; if Obama were called “ape,” that would be racist speech, because the critique/accusation/denigration, would be, explicitly, on the level of his race… and not about, say, some political or psychological attribute of his to be metaphorized in an animal. The question is “stupid” to the extent that we all (except the racists, possibly) know it: “ape” is a racist term for Blacks. Whereas anyone can call, say, Angela Merkel a “cow” without needing to be sexist; that is, without needing to denigrate Merkel on the level of her gender. Calling Merkel a “cow” is not misogynist, although, of course, it feels that way to you. But we can’t police the language according to how everybody “feels” (which is how we’re doing it, and for Orwellian reasons, which makes it worse), we have to be very clear and detailed in our thinking in order to protect the language (and ourselves) from the kind of definition-creep that propaganda-slinging fascists love.

Another example: if some dude with yards of exposed chest hair declares, in public, “I prefer to have sex with large-breasted women,” as vulgar/ crude/ tacky as the declaration may be, it isn’t misogynist of him to say so. The word “misogynist” is being slung too easily, just like the word “racist,” in order to police texts and/or speech that feels “wrong” to some. We shouldn’t hijack and overuse those words. There is, clearly, a ton of Misogyny out there, and there is, clearly, a ton of Racism, and, often, the worst examples of both are subtle enough to be damaging in a very stealthy way and can only be countered by careful thought and precise expression. And I think it’s all profoundly related to fascist activities like putting the healthy populations of entire countries under House Arrest and calling it “quarantine”. An issue much deeper than our little flame war.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 31, 2020 6:19 AM

PS I suddenly realize I’ll have to spell it out in greater detail, for you (or you’ll jump on the micro-gap) when I say “Whereas anyone can call, say, Angela Merkel a “cow” without needing to be sexist”. Calling someone a “cow” is only “sexist” if the person deploying the pejorative is clear in believing or implying that “all women are cows” or “cow-like attributes are a problem of the gender”. When John Ess called Merkel a “cow,” below, it was obvious, in context (and as he clarified immediately) that:

I am not calling women cows.

I am calling the glove puppet Merkel a cow.

Therefore, this anti-Merkel sentiment is not misogynist/ sexist because it is not attacking Merkel on the level of gender any more than if he had called Merkel a chicken. Or a goat. Or a snake. Et al.

One privilege we Serfs enjoy in our supposed democracy is the right to be rude, in public, about elected officials: a very small counter-power in response to Hegemony.

But the clever and sinister testosterone-dick-bastards (anti-male sexism intended, but that’s okay, we allow that) in charge are fond of the postmodern trick of appointing Women, and/or People of Color, to positions of ceremonial power, in order to surround these people with sacred PC fences and thereby get away with (literal, often) murder. Colin Powell was one of the key smiley-faces talking us, mendaciously, into the blitzkrieging of Iraq: why was he so “trusted” by Liberals? Why were HRC’s explicitly racist and warmongering tendencies so invisible to the Liberals who wept when she was pipped, at the gate, by the Rotting Apricot? How could no Obama-maniac see the blatant Bushite Skull under his nice-looking skin? The snakes behind the scenes understand the psychology of it all too well and understand the power of twisting the definitions of “racism” and “misogyny” to grant “woke” immunity to their creepy figureheads-of-color/gender. Which may well be why the heads of the CDC and of the WHO, too, became Black not long before Corona Theater commenced. And why the evil B. Gates Robber Baron had to be paired with a Wife to cut his Caligula vibes in half.

Thanks for reading,

S

Swiftier
Swiftier
Sep 2, 2020 8:07 PM

It is however rather offensive to cows, and animals in general, smacking of speciesism: assuming being a cow is inferior to being human.

David G Horsman
David G Horsman
Aug 30, 2020 9:43 AM
Reply to  Someone

No you didn’t.

Someone
Someone
Aug 30, 2020 4:59 PM

Yes, I actually did.

David G Horsman
David G Horsman
Aug 30, 2020 9:51 AM

Not at all Steve. Not at all.
Remember, while it remains permissible to refer to him a as a “no good mother fuc*ing fascist” it is not acceptable to refer to him as a “dead co*k su*ker we should dig up and hang a second time.”
The later would be homophobic of course.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 31, 2020 6:25 AM

“… it is not acceptable to refer to him as a “dead co*k su*ker we should dig up and hang a second time.”

Right then, I’ll have to stop saying that loudly in mixed company… ! Thanks, man.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 29, 2020 5:01 PM
Reply to  Someone

(And you do, don’t you, grasp the grade of nuance between, say, “Tom” and “Ape” and, proportionally, “cow” and “c–t”? Because being just this side of the center-line, in each spectrum, makes all the difference… which I can attest to as a Black male. What you’re attempting to enforce is the bizarre and special Twitter-Fascist Rule that criticizing any Black is racist, and criticizing any Woman is sexist, if the language even remotely matches, in some minds, a description of the target… which only works if being “Black” or a “Woman” is, in itself, a defective state. Are they… in your world?)

Someone
Someone
Aug 29, 2020 5:06 PM

Dude, you are the one not grasping. Cows and apes are animals. Women are human. It’s dehumanising to compare people to animals. It’s not that hard.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 29, 2020 5:14 PM
Reply to  Someone

The question, my not-super-clever chum, is not whether some pejoratives are nicer than others; the question is whether a pejorative like “cow” is more “sexist” than the even-more-commonly (and quite okay, socially) pejorative “dick”. If you’re sane/ intelligent the answer is “no”. Further, we’ve probably established that you are sexist… although the targets of your sexism (males) happen to be approved, by the Twitter-Fascist-Continuum, as Kosher (as targets). No problem: the world is full of Sexists and Racists with zero self-awareness. Take a bow! Done with you.

Someone
Someone
Aug 29, 2020 5:48 PM

Dude. Calling a woman a cow is *extremely* misogynistic. It’s not only dehumanising, it’s a direct reference to femaleness. Pig is not a reference to either sex.

I’ve never called a man a “dick”, so not sure why you’re all throwing this to me as if it were some kind of gotcha.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 29, 2020 6:16 PM
Reply to  Someone

I’ve never called a man a “dick”,

That’s not the point: the question (and point) is: have you ever had a tantrum of self-servingly selective-indignation over hearing/reading someone use the word “dick” as a pejorative. I’m no psychic but the vibrations indicate the answer to that question is probably “as if”.

“Pig is not a reference to either sex.”

I’m shocked (shocked) that you’ve moved the goalpost. But your initial complaint about the use of the word “cow” was that it’s “dehumanizing” (ie: comparing a Merkel to an animal “dehumanizes” her). I can only infer from your responses that you don’t think a “male” can be “dehumanized” (by comparing him to a “pig”). Interesting.

Someone
Someone
Aug 29, 2020 6:26 PM

I didn’t move anything. I’m making a case that it’s misogynistic to call a woman a cow. I compared it to “ape” to make clear that it is dehumanising. Then, because some of you asked WHAT ABOUT PIGS?????, I had to explain the difference.

As to “dick” as an insult, it has a lot to do with its usage as a rape weapon. If men get offended with it… maybe men should stop using and/or talking about dicks as weapons?

covidiot
covidiot
Aug 29, 2020 6:52 PM
Reply to  Someone

maybe men should stop using and/or talking about dicks as weapons

I really can’t imagine where people get the idea that feminists just hate men in general. it’s just a complete mystery.

Carey
Carey
Aug 30, 2020 5:00 AM
Reply to  covidiot

It’s just a small part of the divide-and-rule that the Very Few have been inflicting on us (through their minions like ‘Someone™’) for forty or so years..

Someone
Someone
Sep 3, 2020 6:34 PM
Reply to  Carey

Lol patriarchy is a lot older than class society, and definitely a lot older than forty years.

Someone
Someone
Aug 30, 2020 12:37 PM
Reply to  covidiot

Feminists allow women to hate men, although they do not *require* it.

Hating men is perfectly natural for women. We have plenty of reasons to hate men. Furthermore, women’s hatred of men is completely inoffensive to men. Whem women hate men, they want to stay as far as possible from men: they create women-only spaces, engage in lesbian relationships, or become celibate, etc. When men hate women they do the exact opposite: they stalk us, harass us, rape us, beat us up, engage in all kinds of violence against us. 

Swiftier
Swiftier
Sep 2, 2020 8:13 PM
Reply to  Someone

Furthermore, women’s hatred of men is completely inoffensive to men

At the risk of being sexist and “gaslighting” I must point out you are extremely and dangerously deluded… I’m sorry so many men out there are meatheads (and so many women are insane) but there are many men that can actually feel things….

Someone
Someone
Sep 3, 2020 4:10 PM
Reply to  Swiftier

Margaret Atwood – back when she wasn’t a neoliberal shill – wrote:

“Men are afraid women will laugh at them. Women are afraid men will kill them.”

Good that at least you acknowledge the gaslighting though.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 29, 2020 7:34 PM
Reply to  Someone

Ah, now you’ve shifted into the self-satirizing territory of the extremist who overplays her/his ideological obsession. The profoundly paranoid and loony sexism of equating all men with rapists could only be outdone by some woman-hating fool who suggests that all women are potentially guilty of infanticide. We need far fewer Extremists (on filthy old social-engineering hobby horses) and lots more (in good-faith) Thinkers. But we so rarely get what we need, eh? So we make do.

Enjoy the remains of your day,

S

Someone
Someone
Aug 30, 2020 12:53 PM

I did not equate all men with rapists, and I won’t respond to an argument based on a strawman. Try responding to the things I actually say.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 30, 2020 3:15 PM
Reply to  Someone

 and I won’t respond to an argument based on a strawman”

You won’t respond to any argument that makes enough sense to expose your raging double-standard; you’re full of anti-male-hatred and trying to pass off a personal problem as a philosophical truth: it only works in a room stocked with your fellow victims (or “victims),” I’m afraid.

Hating men is perfectly natural for women. We have plenty of reasons to hate men.”

Yeah. Not sexist at all, that comment. It’s obvious you know (personally) enough of the population… say, 10%…?… to make such a confidently totalizing assessment. Or maybe you just read lots and lots of the perfectly objective Daily Mail? If we flipped that preposterous remark to, say, “Hating Blacks is perfectly natural for Whites. We have plenty of reasons to hate Blacks,” I’m sure you’d find those who agreed and found it a reasonable formulation. But it isn’t reasonable, whether the gist is to “punch upwards” or “punch downwards”. Where Hatred and Generalization overlap you get Shit-Stirring Propaganda. Which you are clearly purveying… while shielded by a(n ironically patriarchal) Media Culture that has a vested interest in spreading inter-gender conflict.

Government Troll sowing discord in a too-harmonious page of comments… or Deranged SJW? Impossible (and not entirely necessary) to tell. But I kind of suspect they’re getting your ineffective services for free.

“Whem women hate men, they want to stay as far as possible from men,”

Except in comment threads…?

Someone
Someone
Aug 30, 2020 4:45 PM

You’re making a lot of assumptions about me. I think it’s time to leave you arguing with yourself.

Carey
Carey
Aug 30, 2020 4:57 AM
Reply to  Someone

Superb job of PC misdirection and silencing, ‘Someone’.

You should ask your handlers for a raise!

Gaaaahhh.

Someone
Someone
Aug 30, 2020 12:54 PM
Reply to  Carey

“silencing” lmao the projection, Jesus Christ.

Gaaahh indeed.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 29, 2020 5:33 PM
Reply to  Someone

Cows and apes are animals. Women are human”

Yep, nobody has ever called a male human a “pig” and if someone has, I’m sure the sexist fiend received a savagely proper course of Twitter Gender Right-Think Korrection! Laugh.

covidiot
covidiot
Aug 29, 2020 5:43 PM
Reply to  Someone

fascist twats it is, then.

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Kiwijoker
Kiwijoker
Aug 29, 2020 7:46 PM
Reply to  covidiot

Epidemic Preparedness Act 2006 (NZ)
Section 5 (4)

The Prime Minister must not give the notice except on, and after considering, the written recommendation of the Director-General of Health…

A role currently played by Ashleigh Bloomfield.

Carey
Carey
Aug 30, 2020 5:04 AM
Reply to  covidiot

Oof! Good one, covidiot.. Ardern’s a real [fascist] peach, no?

John Ervin
John Ervin
Aug 29, 2020 9:23 PM
Reply to  Someone

Inflexible law, like stop signs?

“Stool Pigeons”?

Or a “rat” for informant?

“Shark” for predatory lawyers?

You’re beginning to make a case for semantic Nazism, justice or good decorum notwithstanding.

David G Horsman
David G Horsman
Aug 30, 2020 10:24 AM

Proportionally, ‘cow’ and ‘cat’ seem very similar… No… Cow is worse.
But how do we know that you or male much less black Steve? Have you always been black or is this an affectation you have adopted in later life? Why, you could be like that Bad Orange Man. He’s not orange, he’s faking.
It’s true. He’s not really orange at all! He never was! It’s just fake news Steve. There are no orange people. That’s absurd isn’t it? It’s some sort of dye or something that he uses.
I dunno. I guess if an entire planet hated me I’d where a disguise too.
Anyway. Maybe you are an androgynous purple dwarf, how would I know? One never really knows these days. You can’t be too cautious; that’s what I say!

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Sep 1, 2020 7:43 AM

Maybe you are an androgynous purple dwarf, how would I know?”

Hmmmm. Two out of three… good guessing, man!

David G Horsman
David G Horsman
Aug 30, 2020 9:42 AM
Reply to  Someone

It depends. It is not apt to refer to Obama as an ape AND his wife as being a cow.
That would be an interspecies relationship and thus offensive this week. Only a jackass would say that.

Ort
Ort
Aug 30, 2020 7:56 PM

Besides that, I would never refer to Obama as an ape. I have far too much respect for apes!

covidiot
covidiot
Aug 29, 2020 3:53 PM

you didn’t say if you were in London, or Berlin.

wave at the RT camera, so we can see you.

Someone
Someone
Aug 29, 2020 3:54 PM
Reply to  covidiot

Are you going to answer my question or not? And what are YOU doing online?

Triptoe
Triptoe
Aug 29, 2020 4:00 PM
Reply to  Someone

get over yourself.

Someone
Someone
Aug 29, 2020 4:29 PM
Reply to  Triptoe

No. YOU get over the fact that women are human.

covidiot
covidiot
Aug 29, 2020 4:08 PM
Reply to  Someone

who are you, the internet Gestapo? or the diversity Stasi?

Someone
Someone
Aug 29, 2020 4:32 PM
Reply to  covidiot

Nevermind, my bad. I didn’t see that reply was to someone else. You’re *still* dodging my question though.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 29, 2020 5:02 PM
Reply to  covidiot

Berlin! Since 1990.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 29, 2020 6:58 PM

(Someone… no pun intended… down-voted the fact that I live in Berlin? Cool.)

JudyJ
JudyJ
Aug 29, 2020 10:18 PM

I made a disparaging remark about myself a couple of weeks ago and someone down-voted it! I suppose I should have been grateful but I doubt that was their intention. 😀

Ort
Ort
Aug 30, 2020 7:58 PM
Reply to  JudyJ

Well, I wasn’t the down-voter. But yes, I’m sure that in a perverse way they saw the downvote as an oblique, clever way of boosting your self-esteem.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 31, 2020 6:56 AM
Reply to  JudyJ

It was tough love, JudyJ! (not from me, though)

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
Aug 29, 2020 4:14 PM

I hardly come across anyone I’d call ‘left’ under the age of 50.

Gramsci quoting Millennials (the cohort most indoctrinated by the mass-expansion of university education) are not left. However much they quote the right names and brandish their familiarity with postmodernism – they are desperately conservative. I only have to open my mouth to see them flinch.

Sorry if that goes down badly but we are going to see a generational split – as the Covid scam falters the governments and media are going to fall back on the cohort that gives them the greatest support. You know who that is, and it ain’t the Oldies, the Boomers or even the Karens.

It’s the group that can’t see past The Guardian’s lies. Don’t believe me? Just look at The Guardian to see who its readers are. There is a reason that Hitchens is writing for the Mail — it has to throw some stories to the sceptics among its readership. The Guardian doesn’t. There aren’t any. They’re all beleevahs.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 29, 2020 5:26 PM
Reply to  Moneycircus

It’s the group that can’t see past The Guardian’s lies. Don’t believe me?”

Oh, I do. They aren’t “Left,” though: they’re (Neo) Liberal. Middle Class… in other words, things are bot so bad for them (yet), so they can afford to believe in the utter crap they’re fed by their Daily Show Imaginary Friends. But most of the people I’m referring to are much older than the demographic I’m referring to. I know plenty of brainwashed 30-somethings but it’s the brainwashed (so-easily-duped) 50-somethings, and 60-somethings, who really exasperate me. We should know better by now! After Vietnam? After Reagan? Thatcher? Clinton/ Blair/ Iraq/ Kosovo? Puh-lease.

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
Aug 29, 2020 6:10 PM

Yes, those of our cohort who’ve seen tyranny in our lifetimes have least excuse of all. Agree.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 29, 2020 6:56 PM

erratum: “But most of the people I’m referring to are much older than the demographic YOU’RE referring to” (should have been)

Carey
Carey
Aug 30, 2020 8:40 AM

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Swiftier
Swiftier
Sep 2, 2020 8:34 PM

There are many otherwise intelligent people who live on the edge of poverty and still cling on desperately to the belief that the Graun is not the evil that it blatantly has become. I think they just can’t handle the realisation they have been duped for so long. They must just tune out all the tell-tale signs of rot.

The Brits have yet to wake up from their consumerist “basking in the afterglow of the empire” fantasy and realise what the island is turning into – an overcrowded, regimented, shitty corporate sattelite of the US (and despised by all of Europe at least), with militarised police, in a constant state of emergency. Sirens, flashing lights, hi-vis jackets, all for “safety”.

They cannot bear to think that neither the Tories nor Labor have any intention of ever anouncing that the threat is over- even if a vaccine is “discovered”, a new threat will emerge a few years later, for which they will warn us well in advance.

Those Graun readers prefer to bury heads in sand, and do it in style. Avocado canapes, anyone?

No coincidence the Graun turned towards a US audience in recent years and the US president is often referred to as just “the President”.

Carey
Carey
Aug 30, 2020 8:39 AM
Reply to  Moneycircus

When someone invokes Gramsci™ I immediately start getting sleepy. Ever tried to read that dude? Why the People Don’t Win, Number 1187-2b..

Almost like that was the plan

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 30, 2020 8:48 AM
Reply to  Carey

I know plenty of academics who are busy every day generating meaningless word-salads: if nobody can really understand what you’re saying, nobody can prove you wrong. And, as you imply: what better way to keep The People away from investigating your actual crimes than to tie them up arguing about whether we’re all in a “simulation”…?

Dave Brown
Dave Brown
Aug 29, 2020 4:36 PM

WELL SAID…. very insightful …. and most helpful !
We are joining together… in force… peacefully… Our
weapon is truth..
Thankyou… from Ottawa Canada
Dave…..M.D.

Dave Brown
Dave Brown
Aug 29, 2020 5:41 PM

Greetings from Ottawa Canada….home of the suppressed and the subterfuged…like the homes of the rest of you..the entire world.. I’m protesting daily out in public….together we’re going to turn it around..put these tyrants to the ground. We are brothers and sisters standing up against the global gangsters.. the medical mafia…and all the shills who do as they’re told..and… WE ARE gaining forces..each and every hour .

Dave Brown MD

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 29, 2020 6:18 PM
Reply to  Dave Brown

Big Hug, Dave Brown MD!

PWL
PWL
Aug 29, 2020 3:07 PM

I see that after his initial over-exposure to create discrediting talking points, the intelligence asset, the Son of Icke, has been deployed to discredit the London protest. It’s all too easy for UK Government.

covidiot
covidiot
Aug 29, 2020 3:07 PM
covidiot
covidiot
Aug 29, 2020 3:14 PM
Reply to  covidiot

better:

covidiot
covidiot
Aug 29, 2020 3:16 PM
Reply to  covidiot

better:

Ort
Ort
Aug 29, 2020 9:23 PM
Reply to  covidiot

Mental health professionals sensibly discourage loose use of the term “schizophrenic” in a general, non-clinical sense– and I certainly don’t want to inspire more tangential identity-politics contretemps on this thread.

So I’ll say that RT’s Megadeath Virus of Doom coverage is ambivalent at best. I credit them for providing extended real-time coverage of the scamdemic protests.

But one of RT’s favorite hobby horses is presenting endless sensationalized, scandalized reports of Western domestic turmoil– especially in Germany and the UK. Their principal German correspondent, Peter Oliver, has a sort of breathless, incipient eye-rolling delivery down pat. 

If, say, some alleged “North African immigrant”, “known terrorist figure”, or even just “Allahu Akbar!”-shouting person with a history of mental illness knocks over Christmas decorations in a German town square, rest assured that Oliver will be on hand to report it, oozing schadenfreude and setting up the obligatory vox pop or interview with a German right-wing politician.

I bring all this up to say that in a week or so, RT will doubtless flog the other side of the story with stories about the spike in COVID cases attributed to the protests.

covidiot
covidiot
Aug 30, 2020 12:34 AM
Reply to  Ort

I credit them for providing extended real-time coverage of the scamdemic protests.

indeed, and that is what I referenced, without in any way endorsing the free advertising they often provide for the Megadeath Virus of Doom.

Carey
Carey
Aug 30, 2020 5:08 AM
Reply to  Ort

Agree in full with your comment, Ort.

Angles, angles; as far as the eye can see..

wardropper
wardropper
Aug 29, 2020 2:57 PM

Now we need to look closely at that “Berlin Senate” and study what kind of people get to be in that position.
Just think, what is happening all over the place these days is that all discourse is typically controlled by:
a) politicians
b) politicians
c) politicians
when, in fact, it ought to be guided by:
a) qualified, independent and experienced law makers
b) qualified, independent and experienced scientists
c) qualified, independent and experienced journalists
not to mention wise philosophers, artists and other thinkers, whose heart and mind are principally concerned with the cultural future of the human race.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Aug 29, 2020 3:52 PM
Reply to  wardropper

Hello wardropper: I agree. I submit that mankind’s history has been largely dependent upon the cowardice and mental lassitude of following some “other” discourse. I’ve never understood how masses of civilians can stomach the blind following they allegedly admonish. The mental aerobics alone must be exhausting…

I agree that serious discourse is a necessary evil… The future of the human race has failed to be addressed in the discourse of married couples and lovers for thousands of years. Who’s going to feed the offspring? Who’s going to house them, clothe them?

Law makers, scientists, and journalists should not raise or influence the children of those who wish to procreate. What are “politicians”? The term should be made an obsolete artifact…

Triptoe
Triptoe
Aug 29, 2020 2:08 PM

You have a choice, between:

The FAKE-left, their Covid scam, vaccines, with their masks, Global warming scam, and Corporate exploitation, cold war with Russia and exaggerated gender politics.

OR

You can have the far-right with their racism, homophobia, delusions of national greatness, armed militias, exploitation of the working class, more homelessness, more poverty, more police violence and a big war with China.

First they destroyed the left-wing and now they have covered all the exits, this is going to go only one way, whatever your choice the CIA have decided for you.l

covidiot
covidiot
Aug 29, 2020 2:19 PM
Reply to  Triptoe

I think you’re short-changing the fake left, because they also offer more homelessness, more poverty, more police violence and a big war with Iran.

Triptoe
Triptoe
Aug 29, 2020 2:53 PM
Reply to  covidiot

indeed they do, with no medical care as well. But the far-right also offer religious values and looting of the countries treasury on a massive scale.

covidiot
covidiot
Aug 29, 2020 4:05 PM
Reply to  Triptoe

well, it’s a tough choice, for sure. but the fake left has one thing you can’t get anywhere else: endless servings of transgenderism, all you can eat, or probably more than you can eat, actually. it would be hard to pass that up, in return for mere evangelical Christian fascism.

wardropper
wardropper
Aug 29, 2020 3:03 PM
Reply to  Triptoe

There’s always a third choice: Show them all your middle finger, and think for yourself.
Human beings have remarkable powers of imagination, and we’d better start using them soon.

GentleGeorge
GentleGeorge
Aug 29, 2020 2:04 PM

I bet not one of the selfish protesters or tinfoil heads here can explain if this was a fake pandemic then WHY is the whole world fighting this deadly virus, which if you people had your way would wipe us all out before Christmas. Why would the world be united in this fight? everybody loses here, noone is profiting from this so WHY is the whole world fighting covid19 if it was not real?

covidiot
covidiot
Aug 29, 2020 2:28 PM
Reply to  GentleGeorge

noone is profiting from this

wow, you really are clueless. you think that Billy Eugenics and the vaccine manufacturers are in it, just for their selfless love of humanity?

the whole world isn’t fighting anything. the billionaire ruling class and their various puppet regimes have decided that now is the time for the global dictatorship they’ve been planning for decades, and have rolled out a spectacularly fake pretext for instituting it. they’re hoping that the masses of clueless idiots like you won’t notice what’s up, until it’s too late. so far, the plan seems to be going fairly well.

Simon
Simon
Aug 29, 2020 2:44 PM
Reply to  GentleGeorge

There is no “deadly virus”. The test finds chromosome 8 human DNA.

wardropper
wardropper
Aug 29, 2020 3:04 PM
Reply to  GentleGeorge

Too gentle, George.
The age of political correctness is coming to an end, and the truth will out.

ZenPriest
ZenPriest
Aug 29, 2020 3:29 PM
Reply to  GentleGeorge

This must be satire. Otherwise you must have come here by mistake.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 29, 2020 6:19 PM
Reply to  GentleGeorge

noone is profiting from this”

Jaw hits floor.

Triptoe
Triptoe
Aug 29, 2020 1:54 PM

If the people in the UK and France want to know who to blame, then pick up a mirror. It is YOU who are allowing this tyranny. The politicians are pushing at an open door.

The Germans are showing us what freedom is, and it is not even hijacked by the far-right assholes there like it is here. Well done the German people.

covidiot
covidiot
Aug 29, 2020 2:39 PM
Reply to  Triptoe

John Ervin
John Ervin
Aug 29, 2020 3:01 PM
Reply to  Triptoe

BBC PSYOP DU JOUR V. BERLIN PROTEST:

‘As we’ve just been hearing, police have ordered thousands of people protesting in Berlin against Germany’s coronavirus restrictions to disperse. But what do we know about those taking part in the demonstration?

The demonstration was organised by the Stuttgart-based movement Querdenken 711 (or Lateral Thinking 711). The group has more than 16,000 followers on Facebook and communicates largely through encrypted messaging service Telegram. It believes that coronavirus regulations infringe on basic rights and freedoms enshrined in Germany’s constitution and wants them to be lifted.

The group previously organised a protest in Berlin on 1 August dubbed the “day of freedom”. Thousands (sic) joined, including some from the far right and some conspiracy theorists who do not believe Covid-19 exists. German news site Deutsche Welle reported that flags and T-shirts supporting the far right could be seen among the crowd today
The protests have also gained support from anti-vaccination campaigners. Prominent anti-vaxxer Robert F Kennedy Jr – the son of assassinated US Democratic presidential hopeful Robert F Kennedy and nephew of assassinated US president John F Kennedy – said he was set to speak at today’s event.”

£4¢&$4$~~~

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 29, 2020 6:21 PM
Reply to  John Ervin

I saw a rather nice, much-larger-than-life portrait of 1960s-era John Lennon… that traditional symbol of the Far Right! (laugh)

John Ervin
John Ervin
Aug 29, 2020 6:46 PM

Odds are he was their tool and hadn’t been told. I know a Zappa who thinks so.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 29, 2020 6:51 PM
Reply to  John Ervin

Frank was their tool, too; we’re all instrumentalized, in one way or another; it’s a structural hazard of being lower on the pyramid (and, remember, I’m talking about an image of Lennon that predates Frank’s unfortunate run-in with J and Y… or, as I call them, “Joko”). And, yeah, obviously: “Imagine” is a Globalist Anthem. But lots of other actions/ creations weigh heavily in Lennon’s favor, I think.

John Ervin
John Ervin
Aug 29, 2020 9:36 PM

Whatever they are, some talented Liverpudlians, but they lost some starch after all the acid. The 5th Beatle gave them more bite. Had the more serious musical polish and punch, RIP.

Lennon was gifted, but I argue they were pretty fond of their 💰 💰 💰, too much do anyway. A little of that goes a long way.

May Lennon be blessed for his more Leninist leanings, not a few.

John Ervin
John Ervin
Aug 29, 2020 9:42 PM
Reply to  John Ervin

Check out “Orange Sunshine” by Nick Schou, 2010. I actually KNOW, personally a number of “characters” in that book, but it helped me to connect about a million or so dots in my very own life to read his backstory. About my literal backyard (Laguna Beach in the age of Flower Power).

John Lennon figures in, and I know a good friend from those days of Klaus Voorhees (Revolver cover art, etc). Help, the world is SHRINKING!

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 29, 2020 10:46 PM
Reply to  John Ervin

The interesting paradox being that something like “Twist and Shout” had more force to it, and dealt with more mature themes (blue collar/ working class concerns) than the fey period of make-believe and satin costumes and paisley-painted Rolls Royces that followed, as they aged. They were suddenly making the most sophisticated Children’s Music in the world (my artistic admiration for I Am The Walrus notwithstanding), as good a way as any to render them harmless. They very nearly fought their way out of that psychedelic trap, and returned all the stronger, from the digression, with the very-mature “Revolution” (so much deeper than The Stones’ boyish “Street Fighting Man,” which is not much more than a pandering pose) but by then Lennon had got himself completely kidnapped by the mega-twee (essentially bourgeois) pretensions of the New York “avant garde” (in the form of You-Know-Who) and that was it. Imagine how great “Dig a Pony” might have been if the forthright version of the angry, acid-tongued, experienced and clear-eyed Lennon had written it? Number Nine Dream was his last great, if fairly somnambulistic, gasp, in my opinion.

John Ervin
John Ervin
Aug 29, 2020 9:13 PM
Reply to  John Ervin

It’s worth knowing, for those using encrypted services, that there’s really no such thing, imho…

Since the Utah Data Center (NSA Mission Data Repository, which takes almost 2 million gallons of water a day to cool, and some dozens of tons of refrigerant, to boot) was built in 2012, governments can hack anything. And WILL (even more notably).

Encryption is a fairy tale for school children.

Just sayin

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 29, 2020 10:14 PM
Reply to  John Ervin

In fact, if I wanted to read the communications of a certain kind of “suspicious” character, I would (would I not?) offer “encrypted” communications and “incognito” browsing/ emails… and then just collect the suckers. Amazing how naive we still can be…

JohnEss
JohnEss
Aug 29, 2020 1:36 PM

This in the NY Times…

”Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that she believed the pandemic would worsen as colder weather drives people back indoors.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/29/world/covid-19-coronavirus.html

For fuck’s sake! They have been locking people in their homes to prevent the thing spreading. And now this cow changes her narrative to warn about the dangers of remaining indoors!

This spoof is so transparent. And yet still they do not see they are being conned!

Someone
Someone
Aug 29, 2020 1:38 PM
Reply to  JohnEss

Please, make your point without calling women cows.

JohnEss
JohnEss
Aug 29, 2020 1:44 PM
Reply to  Someone

I am not calling women cows.

I am calling the glove puppet Merkel a cow.

And for her involvement in this virus fraud, resulting in the destruction of lives and livelihoods, she has been called far harsher names.

She is a disgrace to the people she is there to serve.

Someone
Someone
Aug 29, 2020 1:46 PM
Reply to  JohnEss

I don’t care. It could be Margaret Thatcher. Misogyny is never acceptable.

Or do you think racism is acceptable when it’s against right-wing black people?

Jim
Jim
Aug 29, 2020 2:13 PM
Reply to  Someone

A Metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated, but which share some common characteristics. In other words, a resemblance of two contradictory or different objects is made based on a single or some common characteristics.

In simple English, when you portray a person, place, thing, or an action as being something else, even though it is not actually that “something else,” you are speaking metaphorically. 

The following phrase is an example of metaphor, “My brother is the black sheep of the family,” because he is neither a sheep nor is he black. 
However, we can use this comparison to describe an association of a black sheep with that person. 
A black sheep is an unusual animal, which typically stays away from the herd, and the person being described shares similar characteristics.

https://literarydevices.net/metaphor/

Someone
Someone
Aug 29, 2020 4:55 PM
Reply to  Jim

Ahem, cool. Is it acceptable to call black people apes? It’s just a METAPHOR, amirite?

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 29, 2020 6:03 PM
Reply to  Someone

 It’s just a METAPHOR, amirite?”

No, Dr. Strawman McSophistry, “ape” is a traditionally racist metaphor for a Black person (historical precedent counts in determining context). Calling Merkel a “cow” is about as sexist/racist/ hate-speechy as calling Obama an “ostrich” (if he were avoiding an issue) or a “judas goat” if he were betraying his cohort, and so forth. Animals are a traditional resource for metaphorical speech in the arsenal of political satire. “Dogs,” “Donkeys,” “Loons,” “Mice,” “Sheep,” “Cows,” “Chickens,” “Sharks,” “Cocks,” “Pigeons,” “Goats,” “Snakes,” “Pigs,” et al… these are gender-and-race-neutral insults. It takes a singularly literal-minded virtue-signaler to derive, from the “plodding stupidity, or malleable docility” ascribed to cows (or cattle, in general), a gender-specific offense, merely because cows are “female”. Learn the language and its nuances before climbing on your SJW high horse with a comedy-nub for a lance. “Amiriiiite?”

Someone
Someone
Aug 29, 2020 6:07 PM

No. “Cow” is not any more “gender-neutral” than “bitch”. Which also happens to be a female animal and also a misogynistic slur… gee, I wonder why…

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 29, 2020 6:31 PM
Reply to  Someone

Yes, indeed, the people who sling the nasty old pejorative “bitch” (especially the Queer folk I know) use it interchangeably with “cow,” (same register) and both are used very pointedly because the animals invoked have female reproductive organs, not as an incidental connection to the biology of said animals. Because they all “hate women,” just as the people who use the word “dick” hate men. Right? Of course. Makes perfect sense. And the people who say “fucker” hate sex. And so on! It’s like the people who use the word “dark,” in a negative way, are spittle-flecking racists. Because language is simple that way, yes?

(And please tell me you aren’t older than 17… and don’t have a position of any social responsibility in the world).

Someone
Someone
Aug 29, 2020 6:43 PM

You’re the only one saying language is simple, dude.

Yes, cow and bitch are misogynistic slurs because they compare women to animals. You can know that they refer to women, not men, because these are words specific for female animals. No, I don’t know if all people who use these words hate women. I haven’t asked every one of them.

I don’t know what’s so hard or controversial about any of this.

John Ervin
John Ervin
Aug 29, 2020 7:45 PM

Well, not strictly airtight arguments, but point made. The whole semantic shambles here can be niftily avoided by invoking SPCA and make a lateral argument that cows are being insulted. A sort of metaphorical guilt by association.

Bad enough. Enough cruelty to Cows, all right!

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 29, 2020 11:37 PM
Reply to  John Ervin

We’ve been gulled with impressionistic non-logic into accepting the notion that misogyny (literally meaning: the hatred of, or aversion to, women) encompasses any critique of a specific woman that acknowledges the fact that she is, in fact, a woman. But, in order to be “woman-hating,” the critique of said woman would have to insinuate, at the very least, that the critiqued-woman’s flaws are tied directly to being a woman (as opposed to being a certain kind of woman). Is George Soros a problem because he’s a man… or because he’s a certain kind of man? Those questions are as “air tight” as you want.

The descriptive and analytical powers of the language are destroyed by popular abuse (with political motives). The Media are blunting and blurring and mushing up the tools we actually need to be sharpest to counter the brainwashing. I think we need to stop worrying about giving “offense” to each other (the Serfs), so much, and use the power of these tools to hurt the Ruling Order.

Logic-twisting and definition-creep are big parts of the psychological war being waged against us. Obama (hired as Left/Liberal cover for Bushite policies) couldn’t be criticized without his criticizers being labeled as “racist,” and HRC can’t be criticized without her prosecutors being labeled “misogynists” and Israel can’t be criticized without… etc. You get the picture. Do you see how the language of critique has been masterfully undermined by the quasi-therapeutic culture of logic-leaping sensitivities? Life is tough, Snowflakes.

During OWS, when Lennon’s song “Woman is the N—er of the World” (a title/concept he got from Ono), was cancelled as “racist” by earnest sophomores, with IQs of 95, who never ‘cancelled’ a single thing George W. Bush ever said, and who couldn’t possibly get the irony of their error, I thought: yeah, just keep scoring goals against yourselves, kids, and the whole thing will be over quicker than we ever thought possible. Unwitting “Accelerationists” all.

In the end, being “nice” and being “liked” are not worth as much as we are being hypnotized into thinking they are. I say: fight the rot on whatever front we can or must, fight it frankly. Language is primal/ primary and framed heavily by context and obvious intent. Something “sounding” racist and/or sexist is not enough to deputize the plaintive as an authority on the matter. Whatever the plaintive feels.

Calling Angela Merkel a “cow” is no more “sexist” than calling Anthony Fauci a “strutting cock”. Think deeper. And, please: enough with the blatant (and blatantly sexist) double-standards.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 30, 2020 7:30 PM

(ach: “plaintive”? Plaintiff! That was nagging at the back of my mind since yesterday…)

John Ervin
John Ervin
Aug 29, 2020 7:35 PM
Reply to  Someone

Franz Kafka update: with apologies to poor put-upon Grego Samsa, who awoke one morning to find he was a gigantic insect, we might speculate, abstractly or fictively, of course:

“Angela Merkel awoke one morning to find she had been transformed into a gigantic Cow.”

Hey, it could happen: states are allowed by their puppetmasters to let a Magic Virus do things just like that, to chancellors who may have outlived their usefulness (cf. JFK & Magic Bullet, a sort of steel-encased deadly virus, if only in the Pickwickian sense). And then she’d probably be subject to strict quarantine, you would think.

All things being equal. Holy Cow, in some lands she might even become an object of worship, so where’s the mens rea. No harm no foul.

But this is beside the point to address in this forum. Given her “leadership” on this, maybe we should put her under Mao’s rubric with “…running dogs of the enemies of the People.”

That’s so generic and ideological, and almost culturally passé, who could fault it, who could shame us, almost like, but substantively different from, some mere garden-variety mask Nazi?

Besides, why insult cows?

That’s the better argument.

John Ervin
John Ervin
Aug 29, 2020 7:08 PM
Reply to  Someone

Calling anyone an animal, literally, some kind of animal is not nice and almost always bad form.

But what if we closely followed a plotline of a fantasist author who wrote a variation on Kafka’s “Metamorphosis” where Gregor Samsa “awoke one morning to find he had been transformed into a gigantic insect.”

What if, in our variation on a Brothers Grimm fable, “Angela Merkel awoke one morning to find she had been transformed into a gigantic COW.”

Then we could call for her indefinite quarantine, presuming in advance, which governments allow, that she was test-positive for Covid, since a Magic Virus can do things to you.

Its state-based Science, dammit.

Works for me. It would be sweet.

covidiot
covidiot
Aug 29, 2020 2:14 PM
Reply to  Someone

what about Rachel MadCow?

Someone
Someone
Aug 29, 2020 2:18 PM
Reply to  covidiot

Is it acceptable to call Obama an ape? Yes or no? Quickly, Nathan.

covidiot
covidiot
Aug 29, 2020 2:43 PM
Reply to  Someone

who’s Nathan?

as for O’Bomber, it’s acceptable to call him a mass-murdering fascist war criminal, the same as Killary Klingon.

Someone
Someone
Aug 29, 2020 2:59 PM
Reply to  covidiot

But not an ape, right?

Then why should I see a woman being called a cow and stay quiet?

covidiot
covidiot
Aug 29, 2020 4:19 PM
Reply to  Someone

would you prefer “fascist twat”?

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 29, 2020 7:22 PM
Reply to  Someone

Then why should I see a woman being called a cow and stay quiet?”

Because referring to a specific woman as a “cow” is remarkably similar to referring to a specific man as a “dick,” and neither insult encompasses the entirety of either gender, or implies that either target’s flaws are structural results of their respective gender (not that calling anyone a “dick” even makes sense; what does the insult mean, logically? Nothing… or it means that “dicks” are so awful, as organs, that to be compared to one should sting: which is, surely, “sexist,” although, being a grown-up, I don’t choose to take it that way).

Having said all that… I suppose we can get you on record declaring that to call Mr. Mussolini (or Mr. H) a “dick” would be “wrong” because it’s “sexist”. Or something vapid like that. Let’s just make sure to remove the sharp edges off everything here in the crypto-hypocritical, pastel-tinted Sunday School of your tightly-controlled Quingdom.

Someone
Someone
Aug 30, 2020 12:48 PM

So you’re literally making a case that I should STAY QUIET about a man calling a woman a cow, because Steven Augustine from OffGuardian is the ultimate world authority on what is or isn’t misogyny.

No, thanks.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 30, 2020 3:25 PM
Reply to  Someone

So you’re literally making a case that I should STAY QUIET”

Nah, I’m making the case that if you spout lazy, bog-standard, unexamined SJW bullshit, it may or may not receive rapturously herdthinky applause, depending on the virtual space you’re spouting it in. Hey, you tried. But you got your furious little head handed back to you with tweezers. Maybe critical thinking is coming back! One can only hope.

And, srsly: nothing personal. Perhaps you meant well.

B sam
B sam
Aug 29, 2020 2:32 PM
Reply to  Someone

If I call you stupid, does that make me misogenous (assuming you area woman) . If you say yes then you prove my point.

Someone
Someone
Aug 29, 2020 3:00 PM
Reply to  B sam

The point you made up to feel good about yourself?

JohnEss
JohnEss
Aug 29, 2020 2:44 PM
Reply to  Someone

Margaret Thatcher not a cow?

My God, man! You should choose better examples. Really, you should.

Someone
Someone
Aug 29, 2020 2:59 PM
Reply to  JohnEss

I’m a woman, stupid.

covidiot
covidiot
Aug 29, 2020 4:20 PM
Reply to  Someone

really? I would have guessed “womyn”.

Dr NG Maroudas
Dr NG Maroudas
Aug 29, 2020 1:45 PM
Reply to  Someone

Especially since Angela has not given milk:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_of_Angela_Merkel

Patrick Corbett
Patrick Corbett
Aug 29, 2020 5:03 PM
Reply to  Someone

Perhaps we should call John a pig for calling Angela a cow?

Someone
Someone
Aug 29, 2020 5:39 PM

Cow, bitch, etc., are direct references to femaleness. Pig is not. Pigs can be male or female.

But I digress. No, I don’t think we should call John a pig. I think we should just stop calling women cows. Is that really SO HARD?

John Ervin
John Ervin
Aug 29, 2020 7:55 PM
Reply to  Someone

Well, as far as women go, you shouldn’t stay quiet. You should defend them early and often, as should I, and I do, and will.

But we are talking a lot here about Merkels, so why antagonize Cows?

Someone
Someone
Aug 30, 2020 12:59 PM
Reply to  John Ervin

You do have a point here mate, but I think you missed mine. There’s a plethora of insults one could direct to Merkel, or Obama, without slipping into misogyny or racism. It shouldn’t be so hard.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Aug 30, 2020 4:19 PM
Reply to  Someone

There’s a plethora of insults one could direct to Merkel, or Obama, without slipping into misogyny or racism.”

One could use the gender-neutral insult “pig,” against Merkel, and remain within your guidelines for “misogyny”-free protest, I suppose. Yes, “cow,” because cows are female, is so much worse (more insulting) than “pig”: right? Or maybe the fact that a cow is female is irrelevant to the intended pejorative (that is, its gender doesn’t amplify the insult), when calling a specific woman a “cow,” and you should do some deeper (non-SJW) thinking on Language. Maybe the differences between calling Merkel, eg, a “cow,” “snake,” “jackal,” “spider” or “worker bee” have nothing to do with gender, per se, and everything to do with the folkloric/ narrative characteristics of the animals…? Just a (nuanced) thought to consider…

covidiot
covidiot
Aug 29, 2020 5:53 PM

as long as you don’t call women “pigs”. that would be fat-shaming.

richard
richard
Aug 29, 2020 5:43 PM
Reply to  Someone

She is not a cow! Cows have big udders and she looks fairly flat chested to me…

covidiot
covidiot
Aug 29, 2020 6:59 PM
Reply to  richard

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John Ervin
John Ervin
Aug 29, 2020 6:55 PM
Reply to  Someone

And Eff bombs….

So unfathomably stale and wearisome to have the “F” invoked like some sacred talisman always to dispel the demons of repression and overbearing parents, rulers, or whatever other irritant du jour (fill in the __________________!!)

Sérieux.

(Basta!(

But then that’s just my opinion, I could be wrong LOL.

Simon
Simon
Aug 29, 2020 2:48 PM
Reply to  JohnEss

Covid cult are racists. Their germ theory harms people of colour most due to vitamin D deficiency being deliberately gernerated to promote their ‘virus’ using masks, lockdowns etc.
https://vitamindwiki.com/Even+small+amounts+of+UVB+result+in+increased+vitamin+D+levels+%E2%80%93+March+2012

ZenPriest
ZenPriest
Aug 29, 2020 3:31 PM
Reply to  JohnEss

This highlights how stupid the normie is. I think when the leaders close the door on their meetings they roll around laughing for a good ten minutes.

JohnEss
JohnEss
Aug 30, 2020 12:13 AM
Reply to  ZenPriest

Agreed. They don’t have to bother distracting most people, for they self-supervise in that discipline.

ZenPriest
ZenPriest
Aug 30, 2020 10:07 AM
Reply to  JohnEss

It’s got to the point where they could think up anything, no matter how outlandish, and the normie would believe it.
Or if they came out and said we must reduce the world’s population by a third, the normie would start solemnly preparing for that necessity.

JohnEss
JohnEss
Aug 30, 2020 12:47 PM
Reply to  ZenPriest

I fear that you are not far from the bull’s eye with that observation, ZenPriest. Independent thinking has been replaced by collective thinking.

In short, nobody’s thinking…

ZenPriest
ZenPriest
Aug 30, 2020 2:17 PM
Reply to  JohnEss

One has two choices under tyranny. Believe the lie even if they don’t truly believe it (doublethink), or feel oppressed every single day. Those who live the lie escape the feeling of oppression, though technically they are insane for they exist in fantasy, not reality. Who knows what dysfunction that causes deep down. One would imagine (or hope) God or nature has a befitting punishment for those rejecting honesty.

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
Aug 29, 2020 1:22 PM

“We are not far right. We are just right. All people have the right to freedom, sovereignty and self determination. The fight with the globalists is not a political struggle. It is a struggle between good and evil”
— from the Berlin speeches

Eyes Open
Eyes Open
Aug 29, 2020 1:24 PM
Reply to  Moneycircus

The absence of the Left in these protests is a gift to the ruling class.

Simon
Simon
Aug 29, 2020 1:38 PM
Reply to  Eyes Open

they are the left. don’t be dumb. the right wingers are in the countryside counting their monsanto shares.

covidiot
covidiot
Aug 29, 2020 2:52 PM
Reply to  Eyes Open

the “Left”, with a capital “L”, and their shrieking hysteria about “conspiracy theories”, are a very large part of the reason that we are now in this situation. their absence, as they meander off into delusional irrelevance, pontificating about transgenderism and other burning issues of the age, is a very large gift to the growing movement against the billionaires and their fascist agenda. the “Left” are very welcome to go f*** themselves, sideways.

Eyes Open
Eyes Open
Aug 29, 2020 2:59 PM
Reply to  covidiot

I’m ‘the Left’ – so I’m dismayed by everything you say. As society is being systematically destroyed, the Socialist Workers Party is obsessing over nurses pay. To laugh or cry..

They can indeed f*** themselves.

covidiot
covidiot
Aug 29, 2020 4:49 PM
Reply to  Eyes Open

I don’t think you are “the Left”, actually; your presence in this discussion proves that you’re much smarter and more principled than they are.

the real left died, or was infiltrated and subverted, a long time ago. we have to let them go, and reconstruct a real left among those people who are still capable of thinking for themselves. the natural constituency for such a project, is the people who showed up for the demonstrations in London and Berlin, today.

as for the SWP, be grateful that they’re agitating for something as substantial as nurses’ pay. in North America, the burning issue of the age is transgender toilets and preferred pronouns.

my usual reaction is cynical laughter; I feel it’s more constructive, or less personally destructive, than incoherent rage. I’m not the pretentious, delusional asshole, they are.

Fact Checker
Fact Checker
Aug 29, 2020 5:29 PM
Reply to  covidiot

the real left died…. we have to let them go, and reconstruct a real left

Really though: why this obsessive attachment to this inherently divisive self-label?

covidiot
covidiot
Aug 29, 2020 6:05 PM
Reply to  Fact Checker

because I’m actually quite keen on dividing myself from supporters of fascism, war, imperialism, environmental destruction, and class exploitation. all that good stuff that the right traditionally stands for. they don’t seem to be at all confused about it, actually.

Fact Checker
Fact Checker
Aug 29, 2020 8:21 PM
Reply to  covidiot

The thing is, just as you associate, rightly or wrongly, “The Right” with fascism, war, imperialism, environmental destruction and class exploitation, “The Left” can be just-as-rightly-or-wrongly associated in precise parallel: collectivist totalitarianism, domestic depredation, globalization, eco-fetish austerity and class warfare.

covidiot
covidiot
Aug 30, 2020 1:22 AM
Reply to  Fact Checker

I’m actually entirely in favour of class warfare, from one side, anyway. I take it that you’re not.

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Voz 0db
Voz 0db
Aug 29, 2020 12:41 PM

What is CLEAR is that even for “protesting” modern slaves MUST ALWAYS OBEY the jesters, Billionaires and SRF ORDERS!

JudyJ
JudyJ
Aug 29, 2020 12:26 PM

Another live stream from Berlin.

JudyJ
JudyJ
Aug 29, 2020 12:32 PM
Reply to  JudyJ

This is showing the bottleneck where the police aren’t allowing the march to proceed. Just heard one of the organisers saying that it is their democratic right to demonstrate. Heard him refer to “Nazis” but trying to put a humorous slant on it.

hope
hope
Aug 29, 2020 1:43 PM
Reply to  JudyJ

The video is unavailable…

JudyJ
JudyJ
Aug 29, 2020 4:46 PM
Reply to  hope

Hi Hope

Sorry, only just seen your comment. Underneath where it says video unavailable, it says it can still be watched on Youtube – so just click on the link. Just checked and it is still broadcasting.

Toby Russell
Toby Russell
Aug 29, 2020 11:51 AM

There’s currently a stand-off, now over 2 hours long, between police and protestors on, I think, Friedrichstraße in Berlin Mitte. The police, under orders from Berlin’s Innensenator Geisel, are refusing to allow the planned march to begin. They are demanding that the crowd, pressed together by the police’s kettling, adhere to social-distancing guidelines of 1.5m. But the police are deliberately blocking the side streets, so the crown cannot obey.

One of the demonstration organisers’ lawyers, Markus Haintz, is reasoning with the police, but to no avail. The police actions are unlawful, as the protest has been (twice) approved, after 2 attempts to block it (a second attempt was made, and refused by the courts, last night). He is demanding that Geisel resign.

Just now, Haintz invoked Article 20, Para 4 of Germany’s constitution, namely the right to self-defence once all other measures have been blocked. It seems the authorities are hell bent on violence, so are doing their stubborn best to incite it. The crowd on Friedrichstraße – I suspect hundreds of thousands strong – has sat down in defiance of the police.

I’ll be back with further updates as they develop.

Eyes Open
Eyes Open
Aug 29, 2020 12:17 PM
Reply to  Toby Russell

So ‘GEISEL’ is the new name for fascism and the police have shown their true colours.

The MSM will spin this is a far-right protest, when the opposite is true. The repression of peaceful protest is ‘far right’.

Again, as I’ve said over and over – the absence of the Left is amplifying the voice of the Right. The Left’s absence is a betrayal of humanity.

Shame on Geisel. Shame on the Berlin police.

Respect and gratitude to the peaceful demonstrators who are trying to prevent a future dystopia.

hope
hope
Aug 29, 2020 1:59 PM
Reply to  Eyes Open

There is no true left for a long, a very long time. They killed the true left Rudi Dutschke. They killed Olaf Palme. The list is long…
.

covidiot
covidiot
Aug 29, 2020 2:58 PM
Reply to  Eyes Open

the actually-existing “Left” are agents of the ruling class and the state, whether or not they’re consciously aware of it. if they weren’t, they wouldn’t be shilling so hard for the Megadeath Virus of Doom.

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
Aug 29, 2020 12:45 PM
Reply to  Toby Russell

No use calling the police Nazis. They’ve all had their trans-whatever training and firmly believe that they are progressive.

This is how the bureaucracy has been co-opted in the UK… Leadership courses from Soros’ Open Society and Common Purpose have brainwashed the police, military and civil service.

They are now capable of sticking anything to the ‘ignorant and unenlightened’ people.

Now, that’s just what the Nazis and, above all, the Bolsheviks did. TPTB have found a way to deliver exactly the same disciplinarian brainwashing to a new generation, under the label of ANTI-Nazi.

Goes to show that the ideology is irrelevant. All you have to do is promise them admission to a secret club, that the end justifies the means. And leave the ‘end’ a little vague.

covidiot
covidiot
Aug 29, 2020 3:02 PM
Reply to  Moneycircus

there’s plenty of use in calling the police nazis, because they are, in fact, nazis. who gives a shit what they think of themselves? they’re the hired thugs of the billionaires, just as they were in 1942.

Toby Russell
Toby Russell
Aug 29, 2020 12:54 PM
Reply to  Toby Russell

The police are attempting to disband the protest, but the protestors are staying put. In their attempt to end the protest, the police are breaking the law. This signals a switch into a dictatorship, and triggers Article 20, Para 4 of Germany’s constitution; the right to self-defense. At the moment, that defense is to stay put, peacefully, until they are allowed to proceed and planned, or until Merkel resigns.

Amazing developments on Friedrichstraße!

Toby Russell
Toby Russell
Aug 29, 2020 12:56 PM
Reply to  Toby Russell

There are noises the police will soon attempt to disperse the peaceful crowd with water canons.

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
Aug 29, 2020 1:06 PM
Reply to  Toby Russell

I’ve been watching a livestream of the massive protest in Trafalgar Square, listening to Piers Corbyn and others – havn’t looked at the Berlin protest for a while. Bloody hell… thanks for these updates Toby👍

hope
hope
Aug 29, 2020 2:39 PM
Reply to  Toby Russell

Seems the police has gone! Masses of people walking peacefully on FriedrichStrasse

Toby Russell
Toby Russell
Aug 29, 2020 2:46 PM
Reply to  hope

I know!! Karlsruhe decided against the police after an Eilantrag was submitted by the movement’s lawyers.

Eyes Open
Eyes Open
Aug 29, 2020 3:12 PM
Reply to  hope

There is hope!

Toby Russell
Toby Russell
Aug 29, 2020 2:45 PM
Reply to  Toby Russell

It seems that the court in Karlsruhe has just decided against the police’s attempt to disband the protest. Judging from the livestream on Friedrichstrasse, the crowd there has marched on and is likely headed for the Große Stern, where the demonstration will continue and thousands are already gathered. How many is very hard to tell.

Basically, the Berlin Senate has just been slapped down yet again, and the protest continues, legally. Police are currently departing the scene at Friedrichstrasse.

Cricky
Cricky
Aug 31, 2020 11:50 AM
Reply to  Toby Russell

Toby Russell, thanks so much for your fantastic reports on the developments on Friedrichstraße! They held us there for almost 5 hours. Of course, we had no idea about the planned water canons at the time or that all these legal proceedings were taking place. This Querdenken group is amazing. Do you know if there are reports of the court proceedings in Karlsruhe? It’s an inspiring success story. Would like to share it with the lawyers of our protest groups.

Toby Russell
Toby Russell
Aug 31, 2020 3:13 PM
Reply to  Cricky

You’re very welcome!

I haven’t heard of any, but neither have I searched. The Karlsruhe decision was, I believe, relatively trivial legally but hugely significant politically in that the Berlin Senate’s and thus the government’s multiple attempts to block the demonstration failed. Querdenken’s lawyers obviously know their stuff and are nimble and effective under fire. The constitutional protections regarding the right to protest/gather would be the legal principles behind the court’s decision. More than that I’m not really qualified to say.

I hope that helps a little.

Cricky
Cricky
Aug 31, 2020 7:17 PM
Reply to  Toby Russell

thanks!

hope
hope
Aug 30, 2020 3:28 PM
Reply to  Toby Russell

Toby, thanks for replying to my previous question. I have two more:

  1. Are sufficient numbers occupying the street you mentioned?
  2. Would you have any idea how one gets in touch with the people who organized the French protest? The problem here everything is so hidden, through social networks (Im afraid Facebook is preventing me to even create an account, not that I want to do so because of the surveillance — reason I never did — but these groups in France only operate through FB, which defeats the purpose of their secrecy because FB is highly monitored, and also they are in effect leaving out precisely the larger group of

dissidents who precisely for this reason dont use FB)… We will certainly fail in our endeavour if we always keep hiding behind pseudos and dont come out under our veritable identities. Also I think that especially in countries with little to no opposition its essential to connect with the organizations in Germany and UK.

Toby Russell
Toby Russell
Aug 31, 2020 8:01 AM
Reply to  hope

Hi hope,

  1. The police have illegally disbursed that part of the protest. The demonstrators’ lawyers are – again – contesting police actions. The numbers invovled in the occupation are unclear, as the police have been adopting bullying spoiling tactics all weekend, including threatening to arrest Robert F Kennedy while he was giving a second speech on Sunday, 30 August.
  2. Not really. Look for Querdenken, Michael Ballweg. That should point you in the right direction. No doubt there’s a Kontakt page at their website.
JudyJ
JudyJ
Aug 29, 2020 11:27 AM

11.25 a.m. BBC just showed live footage from Berlin with the comment that 20,000 are expected to turn up. No mention of London!! No surprise there then.

Toby Russell
Toby Russell
Aug 29, 2020 11:52 AM
Reply to  JudyJ

The bulk of the demonstration is being blocked by police on Friedrichstraße, see my comment above.

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
Aug 29, 2020 1:26 PM
Reply to  JudyJ

Just seen a livestream of London and the police have moved into part of the crowd in an attempt to provoke. The person livestreaming was yelling at people not to fall for it and to ignore them. Massive huge crowd in the Square. In Berlin, a couple of my Dutch FB friends are livestreaming, and a lot of people are just sitting on the ground. As Toby says, it’s a standoff.

hope
hope
Aug 29, 2020 2:04 PM
Reply to  Gezzah Potts

God give them the strength.

JudyJ
JudyJ
Aug 29, 2020 11:19 AM

Different video footage from the Berlin rally on 1 August, with English sub-titles, supplementing the footage already widely shared.

https://www.facebook.com/derrickbroze/videos/353821012313936/

Jimp
Jimp
Aug 29, 2020 10:54 AM

How many comments blocked here today? It looks like a form of automated censorship they are experimenting with here, at this GCHQ site.

Seamus Padraig
Seamus Padraig
Aug 29, 2020 11:14 AM
Reply to  Jimp

Perhaps they could start by blocking your own fact-free comment.

Philippe
Philippe
Aug 29, 2020 1:01 PM
Reply to  Jimp

Priceless.

I hope you stick around 🙂

JohnEss
JohnEss
Aug 29, 2020 1:15 PM
Reply to  Philippe

Oh he will. With a different name. But still him…

Philippe
Philippe
Aug 29, 2020 1:23 PM
Reply to  JohnEss

You’d think his supervisor would have briefed him before dropping him in here.

I blame the defence cuts!

JohnEss
JohnEss
Aug 29, 2020 1:25 PM
Reply to  Philippe

It’s Saturday.

You can’t get the staff, you know😉

Philippe
Philippe
Aug 29, 2020 1:48 PM
Reply to  JohnEss

It certainly seems that way 🙂

Simon
Simon
Aug 29, 2020 10:54 AM

Looks like quite a lot of people are arriving.

Shin
Shin
Aug 29, 2020 11:37 AM
Reply to  Simon

Thanks Simon!!

Cricky
Cricky
Aug 31, 2020 11:54 AM
Reply to  Simon

The chant is called out whenever the police pass by. It says “Schliess euch an!” Join!

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
Aug 29, 2020 10:51 AM

For anyone interested, Russia Today are livestreaming the protests in Berlin. I don’t know what time they start, it’s about 11.50am Berlin time; but already a huge crowd there. One of my Dutch Facebook friends is also livestreaming on his phone, and theres a large contingent who have travelled from The Netherlands for this protest also. Excellent! Makes my evening!

JudyJ
JudyJ
Aug 29, 2020 10:44 AM

Robert F Kennedy jnr in Berlin yesterday with Heiko Schoening of German ‘Doctors for Enlightenment Group’ (ACU).

https://www.facebook.com/stefan.diemschnig/videos/1348933121962332

For those wondering about his voice he suffers from spasmodic dysphonia which affects the muscles in the larynx.

Jim
Jim
Aug 29, 2020 10:43 AM

LIVE aus Berlin: Protest gegen die Corona-Politik

Jester
Jester
Aug 29, 2020 10:40 AM
JudyJ
JudyJ
Aug 29, 2020 10:27 AM

Nurse Kate Shemirani video filmed this morning on her way to the London Event. Only 6+ minutes, well worth watching. She is listed among the main stage names in attendance, but not sure if she herself will be speaking there.

https://www.facebook.com/kay.shemirani/videos/10224023348361746/

WeeCoo
WeeCoo
Aug 29, 2020 10:01 AM

In South Africa, where I live, there’s a huge groundswell happening in reaction to several causes: the fallout from one of the most draconian lockdowns in the world, the ongoing genocide of SA farmers, and to the daily despicable actions against ordinary citizens by one of the most corrupt regimes running any country.

Today, thousands of bikers have taken to the roads in protest against the farm murders, as well as to bring more awareness to their plight worldwide. Activists from the Move One Million group have joined the bikers today.

Next week on 5 September, Move One Million will be protesting countrywide the plight of all those affected by destruction of the economy here in SA, among other things. Thousands, if not millions, will join them worldwide…it will be a global event. Has anyone else heard of Move One Million?

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Aug 29, 2020 4:19 PM
Reply to  WeeCoo

Hello WeeCoo: South African peoples have been the testing grounds for more forms of genocide than any other. Unfortunately, it will take much more than a million marchers to bring down the puppets of South African banking and trade agreements. The UN is no ones friend… Best regards.

WeeCoo
WeeCoo
Aug 29, 2020 7:42 PM

Mahatma Ghandi once said : “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall… think of it, always.”

One of Nelson Mandela’s famous quotes was: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

The groundswell which is happening as mentioned above in my post is so much more than just a few peaceful protests – many other collaborative actions are taking place behind the scenes. It’s so very difficult to remain positive here everyday, Paul, but somehow we have to find a way, as those two activists did. But I agree, the UN etc is no ones friend…

Toby Russell
Toby Russell
Aug 29, 2020 9:32 AM

I was too busy over the last three days to get to this piece of the German puzzle (my translation):

Millions are expected in Germany’s capital this weekend. The peaceful rally in Berlin will mark the climax of the “Summer of Democracy”, in which German citizens will define themselves anew. Proceeding from their Basic Constitutional Law, Germans intend to complete the process begun in the Peaceful Revolution of 1989; 30 years ago they failed to establish a new common and democratic constitution. In future, currency, economic legislation and a sensible form of political representation are to be decided by referendum.

[…]

The corona regime’s scandalous anti-democratic measures are an opportunity for democrats to renew their social system and move together towards a positive future in which all essential issues are debated and voted on. They will put an end once and for all to the gloom of the scientifically unfounded and unconstitutional lockdown regime.

That’s two of the article’s (penned before the ban was announced) three opening paragraphs. Basically, the process to complete/renew Germany’s constitution was to have been initiated on Thursday. The current version is apparently temporary. My understanding is that, after the fall of the Wall, the current constitution was written as a stop-gap until a more fundamentally democratic one could be written. Anselm Lenz, author of the above linked-to article and founder of the new weekly newspaper Democratic Resistance (“Demokratische Widerstand”), was to have been at the meeting initiating that long awaited rewrite.

Basically then, this protest/demonstration, which will extend over coming days and weeks, is in part meant to complete a new constitution that will have elements of direct democracy baked into its cake. It would take Germany, I suspect, out of the Euro, and most likely out of the global neoliberal framework. Should this indeed be the case, that would be a very heavy blow to NWO/globalist ambitions – likely a fatal blow. How the timing of this process is now looking – having been disrupted by the now-overturned ban –, I’m not sure. But that is the basic direction of travel.

Germany is thus the focal point of global transformation, at least in potential. Large numbers will set up camp around the Straße des 17ten Juni and will remain in occupation until their goal – the collapse of the Merkel regime – is reached.

It’s possible sections of the police will switch to the demonstrators’ side. Certain rumours suggest a turn of events along such lines. We will find out soon enough…

hope
hope
Aug 29, 2020 12:17 PM
Reply to  Toby Russell

Thanks Toby for this update. Indeed, that is what is needed that the police begin to switch sides. I should here say that my mother was a companion of Gandhi in her teenage, and he used to make her sit next to him during meetings.
She is no longer living, but am sure she is in spirit with you, as I am, from a country that is moving towards full lockdown again…

May God bless us all today, May God bless humanity.

Eyes Open
Eyes Open
Aug 29, 2020 1:31 PM
Reply to  Toby Russell

Police switching with the demonstrators is crucial – only one name I know of thus far: Michael Fritsch.

Police and the military need to be reminded of their children’s and grandchildren’s potential future if the current direction continues as it is – a dystopia for all.

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
Aug 29, 2020 9:10 AM

This weekend would have been the Notting HIll Carnival.

Mark Devlin looks ahead to Saturday’s protests in London. https://youtu.be/6RLRAFIDbTw

Mark warns that there will be rival demonstrations by BLM and the Antifa-affiliated Extinction Rebellion who have coincidentally chosen the same date.
Bristol gathering on Sunday.

Eyes Open
Eyes Open
Aug 29, 2020 9:50 AM
Reply to  Moneycircus

I warned against the toxic nature of Extinction Rebellion when they first emerged – no one listened.

The photo of Greta Thunberg shaking hands with Obama, who dropped 20,000 bombs on seven different countries, should have woken people up. The US military is the world’s number 1 polluter.

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
Aug 29, 2020 11:06 AM
Reply to  Eyes Open

I saw thru them as a fake ‘activist group’ almost right from the start.
I noted that it was mainly the hipster – yuppie types, the faux left liberals who were getting involved (the ones who support BLM).
Cory Morningstar at Wrong Kind Of Green, Kim Hill at Medium and The Acorn called them out very early on amongst others. There was an article here last year at OffGuardian on ER (from memory?)
It’s no coincidence Extinction Rebellion and BLM are staging a protest in London at the same time. Its done very deliberately.

ZenPriest
ZenPriest
Aug 29, 2020 4:24 PM
Reply to  Gezzah Potts

He simple fact they dont berate all the polluting companies tells you they are controlled by the companies. As if i would listen to an autistic teenage girl on serious matters.

Dave Lawton
Dave Lawton
Aug 29, 2020 11:37 AM
Reply to  Eyes Open

Extinction Rebellion was involved with the overthrow of Evo Moralis the indigenous socialists president of Bolivia.They are disgusting and should be ashamed of themselves.Blood and murder on their hands.

Eyes Open
Eyes Open
Aug 29, 2020 12:01 PM
Reply to  Dave Lawton

Oh my goodness! That’s shocking and disgusting. I didn’t realise.

Hopefully Extinction Rebellion will be unmasked to such an extent that most people will begin to see their dark heart and cease supporting them.

JudyJ
JudyJ
Aug 29, 2020 10:05 AM
Reply to  Moneycircus

Excellent, informative and revealing overview. Thanks for the link. I have just submitted my request to become a member of the CovidTruthers Tour Facebook Group.

Fen Tiger
Fen Tiger
Aug 29, 2020 10:22 AM
Reply to  Moneycircus

Article posted on BBC news app asking ‘is it time to move on from coronavirus and return to normal life’, the next narrative emerges.

Grafter
Grafter
Aug 29, 2020 11:09 AM
Reply to  Moneycircus

Well said Mark.

JohnEss
JohnEss
Aug 29, 2020 8:46 AM

Listen up, Australia…



May Hem
May Hem
Aug 29, 2020 11:42 PM
Reply to  JohnEss

Thanks JohnEss. Have shared this important video. I like his passion and clarity.

JohnEss
JohnEss
Aug 30, 2020 12:20 AM
Reply to  May Hem

You are most welcome👍

Buster Bloodvessel
Buster Bloodvessel
Aug 29, 2020 8:30 AM
Buster Bloodvessel
Buster Bloodvessel
Aug 29, 2020 8:36 AM

PS , didn’t notice it’s been posted already .