October 14, 2020
(updated October 15, 2020)
Published by Lee Floyd
British capital London will be entering a tougher lockdown regime from Midnight Friday, and will be advised against using public transport if possible, among other restrictions.
Over ten million people across London and the adjacent county of Essex will wake up under a ‘high alert’ lockdown on Saturday morning, as the government orders the capital to take extra measures against coronavirus.
The new restrictions mean beyond the current rules, including groups of more than six people being banned from meeting and a 10 pm curfew on pubs and restaurants, Londoners will now not be able to mix with other households anywhere indoors and will be advised against going on public transport except when absolutely necessary.
Sky News reported the remarks of London mayor Sadiq Khan as he discussed the new tighter lockdown for the city, when he said that the level had changed because corona is “spreading rapidly in every corner” of the city, and because of that it has been “deemed necessary”. The Labour mayor also took the chance to attack the government on what he called a “complete failure to get a working test, trace and isolate system in place”.
Mr Khan and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer both back a nationwide “circuit breaker” lockdown — in other words, again shutting the nation’s economy down in the hope of ending the coronavirus pandemic.
The change is one step down from the new highest coronavirus alert level set by the government, which is pursuing a policy of local lockdowns rather than again plunging the whole nation into a deeply damaging shutdown. At tier three — called ‘very high’ alert’, bars and pubs must close except for serving meals, mixing even outside is banned, and travelling from your local area to other parts of the country is discouraged.
October 8, 2020
(updated October 14, 2020)
Published by Lee Floyd
United States attorneys in Michigan charged six individuals on Thursday with an alleged plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) and overthrow the state’s government.
The feds have charged Adam Fox, Barry Croft, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris, and Brandon Caserta, the Detroit Newsreported. Twelve individuals were charged in all.
Via the News:
The investigation dates to early 2020 when the FBI learned through social media that individuals were discussing the violent overthrow of several state governments and law enforcement.
In June, Croft, Fox and 13 others from multiple states held a meeting in Dublin, Ohio, near Columbus, according to the government.
“Several members talked about murdering ‘tyrants’ or ‘taking’ a sitting governor,” an FBI agent wrote in an affidavit unsealed on Thursday. “The group decided they needed to increase their numbers and encouraged each other to talk to their neighbors and spread their message.”
“The group talked about creating a society that followed the U.S. Bill of Rights and where they could be self-sufficient,” the FBI agent wrote, according to the paper.
“They discussed different ways of achieving this goal from peaceful endeavors to violent actions. At one point, several members talked about state governments they believed were violating the U.S. Constitution, including the government of Michigan and Governor Gretchen Whitmer.”
And now there is evidence a second “rightwing” militia member attended at least one Black Lives Matter protest and was sympathetic to George Floyd and BLM protesters.
“One of alleged plotters, 23-year-old Daniel Harris, attended a Black Lives Matter protest in June, telling the Oakland County Times he was upset about the killing of George Floyd and police violence.” https://t.co/twRCmruL2F
23-year-old Daniel Harris from Lake Orion, Michigan. A LinkedIn page corresponding to Harris in that small Detroit-area town lists his current occupation as “security guard,” but indicates he served as a rifleman in the U.S. Marine Corps until last year.
An individual of that name was quoted complaining about excessive use of force by police and alluding to his background at an anti-racist protest in Lake Orion in June.
“It is a shame what happened with George Floyd and instances where law enforcement officers murder an unarmed man/woman who isn’t resisting arrest, was complying with the orders is wrong and need to be stopped. You look at photos and videos of news teams and protesters being beaten by riot police when they are there peacefully, you see people losing their eyes because if an officer shoots them with a ‘non-lethal’ round like pepper balls, or rubber bullets,” Harris said. “I’ve gone through that sort of training and I can promise you weapons like that they can turn into a lethal round.”
In a headline that could soon wind up coming out of the U.S. if Joe Biden is elected President, eight people in Indonesia were forced to dig the graves of coronavirus victims as penance for not wearing their masks when leaving their homes.
The punishment is supposed to act as a “deterrent” for others to not violate Covid-19 guidelines, according to the Evening Standard.
The persons suspected of breaking the rules were caught leaving their homes without masks and, as a result, were ordered to dig graves at a public cemetery in Ngabetan village, according to the report. The offenders were asked to dig the graves in groups of two, but weren’t asked to attend the ensuing funeral services.
“There are only three available grave diggers at the moment, so I thought I might as well put these people to work for them. Hopefully this can create a deterrent effect against violations,” Cerme district head Suyono said.
This follows Anies Baswedan, Governor of Jakarta, issuing new restrictions that don’t expire until September 27 to combat the capital’s outbreak. Crowds on main streets have thinned out since the implementation of the new rules, which were put in place because medical facilities were once again reaching “unsafe levels”.
Seven of the 67 Covid referral facilities in Jakarta are 100% occupied and 46 of them are more than 60% occupied.
More than 54,000 of Indonesia’s 218,000 Covid cases are in Jakarta.
On August 12th Los Angeles County filed charges prohibiting Grace Community Church from holding religious services. But a local judge decided in favor of Grace Community Church to allow religious service if congregants wore face coverings and practiced social distancing.
Pastor John MacArthur said at the time that the church was meeting indoors because it was their constitutional right and that it was commanded by God for his people to come together in worship.
Factories, pot shops, liquor stores and department stores are allowed to stay open but not houses of worship.
County officials were outraged at the judge’s decision this week telling the LA Times, “It is deeply disappointing that the Court decided not to grant the County’s request for a temporary restraining order prohibiting Grace Community Church from holding indoor services. We look forward to a favorable ruling when a full hearing is heard on the matter.”
August 29, 2020
(updated September 1, 2020)
Published by Lee Floyd
Crowds of lockdown-weary Brits gathered in London at a ‘Unite for Freedom’ rally to protest the Covid-19 measures, an event quickly dubbed a gathering of “conspiracy loons” for its strong message against restrictions and mandates.
People began gathering in London’s Trafalgar Square around noon and then marched to the Houses of Parliament to show opposition to the ongoing shutdowns, introduced as part of the UK’s response to the pandemic.
The rally, called under the slogans of “No More Lockdowns – No Social Distancing – No Masks,” among others, attracted more than 10,000 people aghast at the looming prospect of another lockdown being introduced, as talk of pandemic’s “second wave” dominates the media.
One woman told The Guardian’s Jason Rodrigues that the government’s reactions to the outbreak was “completely out of proportion,” lamenting how “people’s liberties have been taken away” and arguing that it’s only going to get “worse and worse” – a common sentiment at the rally.
It is the latter that the media coverage focused on, with some headlines blasting the demonstration as a gathering of “anti-vaxxers” and “conspiracy theorists.”
David Icke, conspiracy theorist in chief, has warned for thirty years that our masters are building a New World Order, a claim for which he is ridiculed and censured. But millions are listening to him now. I was standing behind the stage and saw thousands of faces relinquishing their scepticism. Some of his ideas are far-fetched, but he tells inconvenient truths.
A charismatic speaker, Icke lauded the intelligence of the virus. Stay six feet away from each other – it’s got a tape measure. We can meet friends outside our social ‘bubble’ for up to 15 minutes, because it’s got a watch. It must have a calendar too, because masks were made mandatory a week after the announcement. And the virus knows which political events to attend; that is, any rally that the establishment doesn’t like, while Black Lives Matter protests are somehow immune.
“If you find yourself at a rally in Trafalgar Square arguing against the World Health Organisation … listening to and agreeing with David Icke … then you should seek professional advice,” musician John Spiers tweeted.
I see thousands of people are protesting in Trafalgar Square against the wearing of facemasks and “protesting against a second wave” as if a virus can be reasoned with. Good luck with that… pic.twitter.com/90UKwZM4Pb
If you’re wondering how stupid Britain is right now, a group of people who refuse to wear masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus are gathering in trafalgar square to protest a second wave of coronavirus
Another speaker, Kate Shemirani, encouraged everyone in the crowd to give each other a hug and then exclaimed, “If this was a real virus, technically all of you lot should be sick.”
The gathering has received plenty of media backlash for not adhering to social distancing rules and not wearing masks – in fact, “take off the mask” became its rallying cry at one stage. Ironically, such worries have not been as widely expressed over the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests, which have also drawn massive attendance, with many ignoring Covid-19 guidances in the name of social justice.
“How many people calling today’s Trafalgar Square anti-lockdown protesters ‘covidiots’ said the same about the Black Lives Matter protests during the actual lockdown?” commenter Martin Daubney pointed out on Twitter.
London’s rally was just one in a series of recent anti-lockdown events in Europe, where increasingly many people are finding it hard to keep up with the ever-changing Covid-19 regulations and are sceptical of the difference such pandemic attributes as masks make.
Even Britain’s deputy chief medical officer said this week that evidence that masks protect from Covid-19 is “not very strong,” despite the mandates in place.
A similar protest in Berlin was disbanded by police on Saturday after they deemed demonstrators were failing to adhere to social distancing measures. Around 3,000 officers were deployed to police the crowd of 18,000.
At the end of the rally Piers Corbyn was arrested and later hit with a £10000 fine for organising an illegal event. Yet the massively-funded BLM, marching on the same weekend, went unpunished. Unlike the peaceful protest at Trafalgar Square, BLM agitators taunted police and called for violent insurrection. The hypocrisy of the authorities is mind-boggling, but not everyone sees it because the media continue to act as the propaganda arm of the state.
The London newspaper Evening Standard reduced the attendance to ‘hundreds’, before the predictable smears. An awful Huffington Post report rebutted the Covidiots’ delusions: they say that freedoms have been denied, but section 2 of the Equality Act still applies. That’s the ‘right to life’, so they should be happy. Actually even that most fundamental of rights has been breached by the government, denying access to healthcare and causing a rise in suicide.
Our politicians have been pathetic. It seems likely that coronavirus will be merged with seasonal flu to justify indefinite renewal of emergency laws, with no end to muzzling of the masses and an increasingly punitive regime of fines and arrests. The only way to stop this is by popular revolt, and there are promising signs.
On the same day as the London rally a vast crowd protested in Berlin, despite the government’s attempt to ban the event. A section of the crowd attempted to break into the Reichstag, quelled by a legion of police in full riot gear. According to rumours, the German army is reluctant to be called in as many soldiers, conscious of the darkness of history, would refuse to attack their compatriots.
Meanwhile in Ireland several hundred demonstrators gathered at the national television broadcaster RTE, angered by their portrayal as reckless imbeciles by this purveyor of fake news. This followed an anti-lockdown rally of seven thousand on the previous weekend, starring Dolores Cahill. Truly, this is an international resistance.
Sadly, the movement against the Covid regime is fractured. The Trafalgar Square speakers were as notable for who was absent. No Toby Young, whose brilliant online bulletin Lockdown Sceptics has kept the bewildered sane. No Peter Hitchens, the outspoken Mail on Sunday columnist who was first to put his head above the parapet and call out this Covid nonsense. No Carl Heneghan, the medical scientist at Oxford University who exposed the manipulation of mortality data.
The reasoning for such reticence is understandable but flawed. It’s the belief that a cause is undermined by association with discredited characters. But the likes of Piers Corbyn and David Icke are not bad people, and they are certainly not as mad as the Covid fanatics ruling our lives. You don’t need to distance yourself from an event just because some messages don’t exactly match your own. The main thrust of protest is not about whether 5G endangers health or Bill Gates is the devil incarnate, but freedom.
In an ecumenical movement, the people must take back control.
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