August 3, 2020 | Ron Paul Weekly Column | source
“Europeans Are Waking Up to Government Covid Tyranny. Why Are We Still Asleep?”
“Tens of thousands of Germans marched through Berlin on Saturday, proclaiming a “Day of Freedom” and demanding an end to government-mandated face masks and “social distancing.” The UK and Netherlands also saw large protests against their governments’ tyrannical actions in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
According to media accounts, the Berlin protesters held signs reading “We are being forced to wear a muzzle,” “Natural defense instead of vaccination,” and “We are making noise because you are stealing our freedom!”
Good for them!
The New York Times Tweeted that the masses of Berlin demonstrators were all “Nazis” and “conspiracy theorists.” Does the “paper of record” really want us to believe there were perhaps a million Nazis active in the streets of Berlin? Wouldn’t that be alarming?
The fact is, Europeans are realizing that their government-mandated lockdowns did little or nothing to protect them from the virus, while causing economic catastrophe and untold human suffering.
They likely looked around and noticed that Sweden, which never locked down its economy, rejected face masks, and kept its restaurants and other places of business open, did not fare any worse than the countries that have been turned into open air prisons for much of the year. In fact, Sweden had a lower death rate from the virus than strict lockdown states like the UK and France. No wonder people are starting to get angry.
Unfortunately, while the Europeans are waking up, Americans are still asleep as our freedoms continue to be trampled. While Europeans demand an end to government tyranny, here we see states with minuscule new deaths returning to lockdown. It is as if all the wannabe tyrants from mayors to governors are finally realizing their secret dreams of ruling by decree. Their dreams are our nightmares!
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy put citizens “on notice” that he will lock the state back down if people dare to go outside without a face mask or even to have guests inside their own homes! What kind of politician puts his own constituents “on notice”?
It is not as if the “experts” are even looking into treatments for the viral infection. Doctors who report their own successful experience treating Covid patients with hydroxychloroquine, for example, are ridiculed, censored, and even fired from their jobs. The rush to silence “America’s Frontline Doctors” last week and to disappear their video down the memory hole should terrify anybody who still believes in free speech.
No, they say, we must keep locked down and masked until we have a vaccine. The US government is dumping billions into a vaccine that may be less than 60 percent effective to prevent a virus that has something like a 99.8 percent survival rate. What kind of math is that?
How many may be harmed more by the vaccine than helped? We’ll probably never know because the US government has just granted big pharma immunity from liability claims if the vaccine produces damaging side effects.
They keep moving the goal posts to keep us terrified and isolated. First it was body counts and then “cases.” The numbers have been so wildly off that it’s hard to trust any reporting. People are getting angry. They are confused. They are facing an economic depression of historic proportions. But worst of all, they are watching as Leviathan government snatches every last bit of freedom.
Three cheers for the Europeans! Let’s hope America wakes up soon!”
Stop Covid-19 84 | Warsaw, Poland August 16, 2020Link To Video
August 1, 2020 Freedom Day Live
❤️ Berlin, Germany
1.3 Million People INCREDIBLE
“The first million”
Youth editor Madita Hampe reports on the historic August 1, 2020 in Berlin. Rubikon
(translated from German)
“These are images that the Rubicon youth editorial team will probably never forget. The largest political demonstration in the history of the Federal Republic that I know: Hundreds of thousands, rather millions, of people in the middle of Berlin. A demo train that just goes on for many hours. What must local residents have thought and felt when crowds of people that never ended for hours flocked past their windows to the Love Parade and often not even at Christopher Street Day?
Only that what happened here on August 1, 2020 was not a big party with an ultimately secondary political message, but a gigantic emancipatory movement that opposes the extensive undermining of inalienable fundamental and human rights and a state that has its increasingly authoritarian and dictatorial Hardly wants to hide trains anymore, rebelled.
It doesn’t look like that much when we arrive at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin shortly after 11:00 am to shoot a report for the Rubicon YouTube channel. Some trucks and around 3,000 demonstrators right at the beginning of June 17 Street. Quite a letdown for the organizer Michael Ballweg from Stuttgart, who had been attracting 500,000 visitors for this day for weeks. Those who were optimistic about the event usually thought that a tenth of it was something special. That in the end there would be more than twice as many – not even the organizers and organizers had expected that.
A parade through Berlin
The small demo train follows the trucks in motion. And then suddenly nobody knows exactly where all the people come from. We try to capture images for our report; want to estimate how many demonstrators came, but there is no end in sight both in front and behind. That must be many, very many! 100,000, 200,000, maybe even the announced 500,000?
We only realize that we are clearly underestimating the situation when we look down on the demo train from the S-Bahn station on Friedrichstrasse and there is still no end in sight. The train goes through the entire city center and almost the entire route is completely filled with people. Ordinary citizens, mostly from the middle class, who have enough simply because the suppression is inevitably no longer abstract and can no longer be suppressed.
On a hot summer day in the middle of Berlin, all of the suffering of the past few weeks and months suddenly appears to be starting up collectively: the psychological terror and the panic-rage of the media, the massive fears of existence and real destruction of existence due to the lockdown, social exclusion because one does not represent the government’s opinion, and before especially the constant presence of cognitive dissonance between one’s own logical perception and that which is almost everywhere in terms of fear-inducing propaganda.
There are buses from Hungary. Almost every small German town is represented. You can hear Russian and English speaking people and they all seem overwhelmed by the crowd, which they themselves represent unexpectedly. The Berlin techno scene is also there and so we find ourselves again in a kind of love parade feeling, only with a completely different flow, because this is not about celebrating, but about the right to do it. Country flags fly from Germany, Spain, France and the USA, accompanied by gigantic peace doves, LGBTQ flags and crossed out swastikas.
There are also occasional Q flags and even two with the imperial eagle motif. As a percentage of the size of the meeting, sympathizers of these symbols are not only in the absolute alcohol range, but are also peacefully rebuked by the other participants. A young woman on the loudest Raver car publicly asks to remove these flags and makes it clear that there is no space for this event. She receives a wave of thunderous applause. The attempt by right-wing groups to undermine the movement against the fundamental rights restrictions through the corona measures has – in terms of the majority relations on this demo – failed in any case.
It became clear to us at least one day in advance that the fundamental rights movement was not a small marginalized group of society and not – as is all too often proclaimed in the mainstream media – a colorful mix of spinners when we took part in a small demonstration of the newspaper “Demokratischer resistance.” “Were present and were allowed to observe how a large double-decker train drove over the railway bridge directly at Alexanderplatz, honked loudly for us several times and the engine driver leaned out of the window with his fist raised to the sky.
Even the police were surprised that on August 1st the broad mass of the population in Berlin stood up for their freedom and self-determination. Sometimes we didn’t see a single policeman during the demo train with several hundred thousand people over two hours.
While the officials had the smaller event fully under control the day before and kept stopping the demo train from the Reichstag to Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, until everyone complied with the mask requirement in Berlin for demonstrations and the distance of 1.5 meters or at least the held the new edition of the Democratic Resistance in front of the face, dominated on Saturday by the police above all overwhelmed and by the demonstrators creative chaos and improvisation, which luckily, however, was absolutely peaceful. The people thanked the police several times and asked them to join. Even though most of them didn’t, at some point we stopped counting the number of times the policemen waved, smiled, or rocked to the beat of the music.
We love back!
If there was anyone who was even more surprised and overwhelmed by the dimensions of this historic day, it was Antifa. Several times we have come across comparatively tiny counter-demonstrations that never moved beyond the small number of a few hundred people. The horror and confusion was literally on the face of some representatives of the anti-German scene and the Greens. Especially when a group of approx. 30 to 40 people with Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen-Flags started a “Nazis out” chant and the demo train that had been swelling past them suddenly joined in.
We were impressed, but also struck by the image of a fence that separated two groups of people who shouted at the same sentence. Nothing could have brought the division of our society more clearly.
Again and again the calls of Antifa were approved to make it clear that here too one is against right ideas. The situation was particularly funny when a resident, out of anger at what he believed to be the right flow of people, placed two large boxes in his windows and, according to the “cry for love”, said by the doctors. His confusion was clear to see when the whole street under his window began to dance enthusiastically to the song.
The WTC7 experience
Finally, a million people arrive at the Brandenburg Gate and the huge stage as well as the giant screens on Straße des 17. Juni. The police no longer let people through. A rally is overcrowded on a digital display. To the left and right of the street, the bushes and parks are filled with people who no longer come to the stage and can only hear the cheers and the deafening roar. We are now right next to the stage and film the spectacle when we read a message from Spiegel Online:
The police dissolved the rally with alleged 17,000 demonstrators and the organizer Michael Ballweg announced this from the stage. We have to laugh.
Michael Ballweg is on stage with some other speakers and they are all far from having declared anything finished. The police are also nowhere to be seen. “So how uninformed journalists at Spiegel have to be, please”, we think that they underestimate the number of participants so incredibly and, on the other hand, write things that are obviously wrong.
It only takes a few minutes for our laughter to turn into horror. About half an hour after the mirror article was published, what was described as long ago really happened. The police come on stage and there are negotiations. The speakers and musicians are turned off the electricity and the event is declared dissolved with several announcements. It is somewhat reminiscent of the BBC’s coverage of the collapse of WTC7 when it was actually still there. First the event, then the message? Obviously not on August 1st in Berlin.
What then happens is late into the evening. The police are unable to clear an event involving over a million people. Many remain seated, others move to the Reichstag and Chancellery to shout “Angela, your people is there”. Through the large window you can see a horrified chancellor taking photos of the crowd.
What happened in Berlin that day is absolutely unique and at least one historical event. It is now up to us to make it the start of a movement that regains its fundamental rights and emancipatory achievements with peaceful militancy.”
Link To Full Article (In German)
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