August 14th, 2021 – BabylonBee.com
KABUL—Approximately twelve minutes after U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan, Taliban fighters have completely taken over the entire country.
“Woah, that’s a bummer,” said the Biden Administration’s foreign policy team. “We didn’t see that one coming.”
As the Taliban began its campaign of shooting and killing, as is their time-honored tradition, CNN anchors gushed with praise after noticing all the Taliban fighters were responsibly wearing masks to protect themselves and others from COVID.
“Wow! In the midst of the battle and bloodshed, these noble desert knights of Islamic superiority are wearing masks! Bravo!” said Brian Stelter.
TV anchor and world-renown polemicist Don Lemon was also quick to weigh in. “All things considered, we ought to be praising the COVID-safe masks these majestic mujahideen warriors are wearing,” he said.
“They are showing all of us the proper way to behave during a pandemic—something those horrible idiot Trump supporters don’t seem to get.”
Inspired by their example, the Biden Administration has invited the Taliban to the White House to record TikTok videos in hopes of convincing Trump supporters to get vaccinated.
Christopher Dummitt, Special to National Post
Publishing date:Aug 13, 2021
Arwen~ Excerpt from article
“In late May, a First Nation in British Columbia announced that it had used ground-penetrating radar to discover a burial site, containing at least 215 bodies, near a former residential school. This was followed by other First Nations announcing similar discoveries. The announcements were seized upon by pundits as yet more evidence of Canada’s allegedly genocidal status, and some local politicians, encouraged by the CBC, acceded to demands that Canada Day festivities be cancelled. It was in this moment, as the #CancelCanadaDay hashtag took off on social media, that the leadership of the Canadian Historical Association made its public statement.
It would be one thing if these historians were rendering an academic judgment on the basis of a body of new evidence. But as noted above, that isn’t what happened. Historians have known for years that thousands of Indigenous children died in residential schools, including through physical abuse, malnutrition, disease, and neglect. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission itself included a project aimed at recording and analyzing the identities of the tragically numerous children who were categorized as missing or who were buried in unmarked graves.
In sensationalized 2021 media accounts, Canadians were told that what had been discovered were “mass graves” — a term that brings to mind mass slaughter on the scale of Nazi war atrocities. But as Indigenous elders themselves pointed out in recent months, this is fake news: the grave site that had sparked national outrage was, as the community knew, a former cemetery. And the reason it is currently unmarked seems to be that the graves had been memorialized with wooden crosses — a widespread practice at the time — which disappeared over the decades. Moreover, it wasn’t just school attendees who’d been buried in some sites, but also others (including pre-school-aged children, who never would have set foot in the schools) and others from the nearby area.
Much more investigation is required to determine the full story of these gravesites. But the CHA was less interested in getting the facts than in presenting itself as being on board with a misleading narrative circulating in the lay media. And in the process, the organization compounded the spread of misinformation by creating its own false narrative about a “consensus” in the profession that doesn’t actually exist.
The campaign to label Canada a genocide state isn’t an isolated phenomenon, but is playing out as part of a larger effort to destroy any publicly displayed symbol of national pride. This has included a concerted effort to rename organizations, and remove or destroy statues, on the logic that their mere existence “creates an unsafe environment” for historically marginalized groups. Many of the actors demanding this purge are activists. But an unsettling number are professional historians. This includes Adele Perry at the University of Manitoba, a former president of the Canadian Historical Association. A few months ago, Perry co-authored an article linking the defence of John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first prime minister, with those who “serve white supremacy and protect the colonial status quo.” One of Perry’s University of Manitoba colleagues, Sean Carleton, denounces ideological opponents as being practitioners of “residential-school denialism,” a term that seems intended to put them in the same moral category as holocaust deniers.”
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The prime minister, all auspices agree, has made up his mighty mind
Author of the article:Rex Murphy
Publishing date:Aug 13, 2021
The word from every sage source, from within the cavernous atrium of CBC Toronto to the tom-toms of the Twitter undergrowth, even unto the seers in the nation’s political science departments where wisdom has her own happy seat, is that this fractious, cantankerous, debt-drowned and perplexed country of ours is to have an election.
They tell us it is to be called on Sunday. Normally a day of prayer and worship, but when there’s a writ to be issued, cancel the Sunday bulletins, forget the rash of church burnings, and the turmoil of lockdowns and business collapses — hey, it’s late summer: let’s go to the polls.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, so all the auspices agree, has made up his mighty mind. And when that cranium has made a choice it is but for us to signify assent. Should it be agreeable to him, how could it not be to us?
There are two full years left in the current Liberal mandate. And as we all know, Jagmeet Singh’s NDP has been the obliging handmaiden to the Liberal party since the last tryst at the polls. The companionship between Mr. Singh and Mr. Trudeau has been, politically, almost matrimonial.
Should it be agreeable to him, how could it not be to us?
So, odd as it may sound, some people are asking why we’re having an election so soon. But those who ask that question are so admirably innocent as to be an endangered species.
There is but one reason, and one reason only, why we will have an election called this Sunday.
Because it suits the mood and aligns with the political calculations of the prime minister.
Mr. Trudeau, as befits such a momentous choice, ascended the high reaches of the Peace Tower, looked out across the land and saw that it was good.
“Verily, I see Canada, from East, West and North, looking towards me and saying as with one voice — Mr. Trudeau, we yearn for an early chance, yea, though there be a pandemic, to renew our faith in you. Of Singhs and O’Tooles we have no concern. Can you not, two years in advance of the full mandate, reopen the polls?
“May we not, mere servitors of your vision to build back better, have the honour, both the jabbed and the unjabbed among us, to trek to our polling stations, and again, prematurely as it may be, invest you with a full and great majority as justified by your many triumphs over these past two years?
“We, the great swathe of Canadians, are athirst with the desire to say ‘thank you’ at the earliest possible opportunity, if not earlier.
“Who, but you, has put such colour in our lives? May we put it this way: You ‘de-Harperized us.’ Thank you, PM. Between desk yoga and daring socks you have made us better Canadians.
“We remember India. Any ordinary prime minister would have gone to that psychedelic subcontinent swathed in grey and blue, as a dull tourist. You, Mr. Trudeau, arrived like the fabled Assyrian of Byron’s poem, in ‘purple and gold,’ resplendent in the dress of the people you were honouring by your visit. All the world, and Vogue, shouted OMG! And Awesome!
“We Canadian voters have not forgotten that — the panache, the sensitivity, the infallible sense of daring that found its moment. Here’s the metric for that tour: Stephen Harper would have gone to India in a suit and held … meetings.
“Then there was COVID. A mere plague, we know. A pandemic, if you must make a fuss about it. You measured it and knew the best things to do.
“Lesser leaders would have left Parliament open, continued the mayhem and embarrassment of question period. And allowed dreadful, annoying committees to unnecessarily ‘probe’ (their word) into the operations of our friends Craig and Marc Kielburger of WE Charity, or the SNC-Lavalin affair.
“The WE brothers, as everyone knows, were just two kids, with close connections to your nearest and dearest, trying to save Kenya and build a little real estate empire. To toss a billion dollars to them to distribute to young Canadians was merely a Christian thing to do.
“A true leader, you made sure that the WE boys and your whole family were left mainly untroubled by the rowdy, impolite inquisitions of your opponents. You stymied your critics and smacked the Globe and Mail as a falsifier. A shut Parliament is an efficient Parliament.
“The finance committees were filibustered or shut down, and documents withheld from the frigid gaze of the forensic MP Pierre Poilievre. Speaking of this gentleman, we think most of Canada would agree that a chance to earn a Pierre Poilievre-free Parliament is, in itself, enough to justify dropping a dozen writs.
Then there was COVID. A mere plague, we know
“There is more. Your splendid orations on the steps of Rideau Cottage, those exemplary performances under the circus Tent of Commons will earn a special place in the records of Hansard. There will be gilded pages to mark your towering eloquence while flooding out those early morning sweeps of cash and grants.
“One man, alone, coming daily down the steps of the cottage to drown the entire federation in vast, unimaginable billows of loot. These were great leadership moments. John A. Macdonald was a piker in comparison. He only founded a country. You just dropped a vowel, and funded a country.
“Quebec you made, by Parliamentary motion, a nation. Such a generous Confederal gesture. And the approval of that very distinct province as unilingual has to stand as a magnificent buttress to every French immersion class in the rest of that ‘other’ nation — the bit left over from Quebec.
“You genuflected to Joe Biden’s first-day guillotine of the Keystone pipeline. Proudly for us, you hardly raised a whimper.
“And this of all your achievements is the most exemplary: not only standing up to, but shutting down the oil barons of Alberta. “No pipelines for you.” That was your clarion call to that Alberta crowd, who are not really Canadians in any full sense anyhow. At least judging from federal policies under your government.
“And besides, Alberta is not an independent nation, not like some unilingual dominion to the east. (Though this may be an unspeakable fly in the national ointment, the day is not long off when it may wish to be.)
“Thanks also for Muskrat Falls and the billions of dollars sent down home. Five Liberal backbenchers and the Cabinet’s No. 1 nomad, Seamus O’Regan, will never find thanks enough for the gift.
“Only two years in, we are suffused with admiration for your magnificent handling of every emergency. Such deftness and finesse is within your gift.
“Has there been a bit of political carpentry so exquisite as the sawing off of Jody Wilson-Raybould from her justice portfolio? So neat, so clean. Not every male-feminist-woke prime minister, pledged to the restoration of Aboriginal dignity and presence, could manage that with your aplomb. At her excision there was hardly a tear from the diversity-is-my-strength prime ministerial eye. Such self-control.
“So bring on the election prime minister. We are all lined up to applaud. There cannot be a majority large enough to acknowledge the wisdom and skill of the past two years. If it were permissible we should import people to swell the numbers.”
This election, if we should have it, will be an effulgence of the greatest vanity the nation has ever seen.
OCLA researcher Dr. Denis Rancourt and several fellow Canadian academics penned an open letter to support those who have decided not to accept the COVID-19 vaccine.
The group emphasizes the voluntary nature of this medical treatment as well as the need for informed consent and individual risk-benefit assessment. They reject the pressure exerted by public health officials, the news and social media, and fellow citizens.
Control over our bodily integrity may well be the ultimate frontier of the fight to protect civil liberties. Read the letter below or as a PDF here.
Open Letter to the Unvaccinated
You are not alone! As of 28 July 2021, 29% of Canadians have not received a COVID-19 vaccine, and an additional 14% have received one shot. In the US and in the European Union, less than half the population is fully vaccinated, and even in Israel, the “world’s lab” according to Pfizer, one third of people remain completely unvaccinated. Politicians and the media have taken a uniform view, scapegoating the unvaccinated for the troubles that have ensued after eighteen months of fearmongering and lockdowns. It’s time to set the record straight.
It is entirely reasonable and legitimate to say ‘no’ to insufficiently tested vaccines for which there is no reliable science. You have a right to assert guardianship of your body and to refuse medical treatments if you see fit. You are right to say ‘no’ to a violation of your dignity, your integrity and your bodily autonomy. It is your body, and you have the right to choose. You are right to fight for your children against their mass vaccination in school.
You are right to question whether free and informed consent is at all possible under present circumstances. Long-term effects are unknown. Transgenerational effects are unknown. Vaccine-induced deregulation of natural immunity is unknown. Potential harm is unknown as the adverse event reporting is delayed, incomplete and inconsistent between jurisdictions.
You are being targeted by mainstream media, government social engineering campaigns, unjust rules and policies, collaborating employers, and the social-media mob. You are being told that you are now the problem and that the world cannot get back to normal unless you get vaccinated. You are being viciously scapegoated by propaganda and pressured by others around you. Remember; there is nothing wrong with you.
You are inaccurately accused of being a factory for new SARS-CoV-2 variants, when in fact, according to leading scientists, your natural immune system generates immunity to multiple components of the virus. This will promote your protection against a vast range of viral variants and abrogates further spread to anyone else.
You are justified in demanding independent peer-reviewed studies, not funded by multinational pharmaceutical companies. All the peer-reviewed studies of short-term safety and short-term efficacy have been funded, organized, coordinated, and supported by these for-profit corporations; and none of the study data have been made public or available to researchers who don’t work for these companies.
You are right to question the preliminary vaccine trial results. The claimed high values of relative efficacy rely on small numbers of tenuously determined “infections.” The studies were also not blind, where people giving the injections admittedly knew or could deduce whether they were injecting the experimental vaccine or the placebo. This is not acceptable scientific methodology for vaccine trials.
You are correct in your calls for a diversity of scientific opinions. Like in nature, we need a polyculture of information and its interpretations. And we don’t have that right now. Choosing not to take the vaccine is holding space for reason, transparency and accountability to emerge. You are right to ask, ‘What comes next when we give away authority over our own bodies?’
Do not be intimidated. You are showing resilience, integrity and grit. You are coming together in your communities, making plans to help one another and standing for scientific accountability and free speech, which are required for society to thrive. We are among many who stand with you.
Angela Durante, PhD
Denis Rancourt, PhD
Claus Rinner, PhD
Laurent Leduc, PhD
Donald Welsh, PhD
John Zwaagstra, PhD
Jan Vrbik, PhD
Valentina Capurri, PhD