SKYE’S LINKS 07/13/23
Wonderful news! A peaceful electoral revolution against EU tyranny is brewing in the Netherlands over massive EU mandated migration and environmental restrictions on farmers. The Farmer-Citizen Movement (BBB) party was formed in 2019 after the Dutch government began destroying the livelihoods of farmers with lunatic “climate change” regulations. In the March 2023 Dutch Provincial Elections, the BBB won the popular vote and the most seats in all twelve provinces (see map above).
The BBB is rational not radical, supporting Dutch membership in the EU and NATO (even voting for F-16s to Ukraine) – but that “each country and region within the EU should be allowed to maintain its identity and culture without interference.” New national elections are now scheduled for November with BBB expected to dominate.
A fun, informative, and infuriating compendium on recent judicial decisions at the Institute for Justice:
Good news regarding “The Federal Government Commits Far More Crimes Than Criminals Department.” The DOJ’s Civil Asset Forfeiture is Frankenstein Fascism: Local or federal police get to steal and keep property they say was involved in a crime without charging the suspect with that crime. To get back their property (cash, boat, home, anything the cops want), the owner must prove their property was not involved in a crime.
What could be more clearly unconstitutional than that? Yet there are hundreds of federal statutes that empower police to take assets from persons not charged with criminality, with none being tossed out by the Supreme Court. Finally, Congress may act:
More on the LA/MO First Amendment case against Federalie censorship of social media websites by the man who is winning it:
Would you believe this? At elite Ivy League Brown University in Rhode Island, founded in 1764, 40% of the students “identify” themselves as acronymically laughable LGBTQQIAAP2S+. One reason: while the First Amendment provides recourse against government censorship, it doesn’t provide such relief from academic censorship unless government participation can be proven. This is a real problem, especially in the sociology and psychology of gender:
More on this problem. A university psychology professor published in a prestigious academic journal an explanation of the new phenomenon of adolescents with no history of gender dysphoria suddenly declaring they want to transition to the opposite sex. Trans activists forced the journal to retract it:
It sure looks like the newest SCOTUS Justice is innumerate, but thank Trump that the majority of Justices still realize that 2+2 does not = 5. Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley’s observations are very much worth reading. This is an example of what racial preferences and affirmative action in elite universities impose on us.
Incidentally, Justice Ketanji took far more time in oral arguments this term than any other Justice. She is apparently so full of unjustified confidence that what she has to say is worth far more than that of any other Justice:
Snowden on the continued rise of Big Brother since his whistleblowing in 2013:
Important! If you have a Google account, here is how you can reduce the amount of information that they are collecting on you:
Big Brother is running amuck in France. The French Parliament has voted for allowing police to remotely turn on cameras and microphones in a host of internet-connected devices for up to six months to surveil suspects:
Formula for fake news; remember the pandemic propaganda? By the physician author of The War on Ivermectin:
More fake news. Here is an Associated Press article about the mental health problems of the Philadelphia mass shooter who killed 5 people and wounded 4 more. Throughout the story the AP refers to the killer as “he” or “him”. Nowhere do they disclose that this person was male-to-female transgendered and usually wore women’s clothes. So far, I have not seen an MSM article disclose this:
This is soooo obviously corrupt! But noooo surprise!
And this is even more corrupt! The Department of Injustice indicts whistleblower:
More on the above rot:
The Fourth Turning proceeds; confidence in most institutions is dropping rapidly, with the notable exception of small businesses:
More on the well-deserved drop in the confidence in higher education:
On the origins of the fascist administrative state and the cult of the experts. Remember the definition of a historian in the Soviet Union? “Someone who can accurately predict the past.” Still true in Communist China, true now in Woke America:
And here is how the Masters Of The Universe do it today. (Note: the above is a screenshot, not the 1-hour video – both Part One and Part Two videos are linked in this article).
We close with more good news — for investors if they pay attention, and for all of us too; worthwhile words about China: