As Europe boils over in the face of aggressive anti-Covid policies, more and more nations add pain to injury and roll out vaccine mandates. Olaf Scholz, the prospective Chancellor of Germany, has already stated his support for this. But what are the justifications for it? How do unvaccinated people affect others? And more importantly are these externalities, the effects of the citizens’ decisions on others, big enough to warrant government interference? In my video I look at the heart of the controversy.
Police officers made a visit at Björn Höcke’s home. The opposition leader in the parliament of the state of Thuringen is accused of having posted hate on social media. What is there to search in a home when the “crime” is committed on the internet? The officers just want to see if Björn Höcke’s words were his own words and not maybe … Lock, a squirrel! It is a classic example of intimidation and government overreach in Merkel’s “best Germany we ever had.” (note: That was her last election campaign slogan.)
Carola Rackete is entering a harbour without permission, hits a boat of the border control, and is now suing over hurt feelings. Salvini would spread “hate” and the feeling (?) of delegitimisation. She ultimately loses her “physical human dignity” while Salvini keeps categorizing her as a rich, spoilt brat commie.
Italy’s lower house of parliament approved on Tuesday a bill aimed at curbing fascist propaganda, more than 70 years after the death of wartime dictator Benito Mussolini.
The draft law, proposed by the ruling Democratic Party (PD), follows a politically charged summer, with human rights groups warning of growing racism in Italy in the face of mass immigration across the Mediterranean from Africa.
Italy demands that NGOs who effectively engage in human trafficking on the Mediterranean Sea should be forced to keep transponder signalling on to allow their location.
Furthermore are their ships expected to operate outside Lybian sea.
The EU is expected to hand 45 million Euro to the barely functioning Lybian government de facto only in control of the nation’s capitol so they can build up a border patrol.
That money will go straight into black accounts.
Italy asks her fellow EU countries to accommodate more refugees and take the ballast from them.
Slowly but surely EU conceives the idea that migrants picked up on sea may be sent back to Lybia and not be accustomed in Italy. However, EU still demands accommodations for refugees built in 3,000 places across Italy.