Around 40 flights from the Middle East land at Minsk airport everyday. Thousands of migrants amass on the border to Lithuania, Latvia and Poland to put pressure on their border controls. The numbers keep rising because Belarusian President Alexandr Lukashenko issues plenty of ‘tourist visas’ to load his weapon, the weapon of mass migration. The migrants are a retaliation for EU’s sanction which followed election fraud, a brutal crackdown and the forced landing of an Irish airline flight to arrest oppositional blogger Raman Pratasevich Раман Пратасевіч.
Last week Hungary passed a law supposed to restrict the exposure of LGBT lobby material to children. It’s application is largely public schools, but Bertelsmann’s TV channel RTL Klub warns already that they were perportedly so scared that they could shift the program schedules of classics such as Harry Potter(?!?) or the sitcom ‘Friends.’
As a reaction the stadion in Munich was planned to be lit in protest garish. Tonight Mayor Dieter Reiter wanted to project the rainbow flag on the hall where the soccer match between the multicultural German team and the brute, yet to be enlightened Huns, eh, Hungarians takes place. That plan was scrapped. The organizer UEFA declined. A first and silent attempt to fight back against the constant politicization of everything all the time.
Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro is working on a draft law that might create an anti-censorship regime for social media platforms operating in Poland. Failing to reinstate legal posts despite formal judicial review could carry hefty fines between 50,000 and 50 million Zloty (currently around $13,300 and $13.3 million).
After the platform does not respond positively to the users complaint, he can digitally file a ‘court petition’ which leads to a legal review of his post. If the judge upholds the legality of the post and the platform does not react, the case will go to a newly created ‘free speech council’ that has the power to mete out the penalties.
Poland is leaving the feminist Istanbul Convention. The country argues about the convention. I join in and read the treaty in 9 videos. It is possible that the EU may ascend the convention which could come with sanctions for countries that don’t oblige. As of today the Istanbul Convention has not been ratified by EU members Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, and Slovakia. East Europe is currently also battled by the Eurocrats for keeping some of their departments free of leaflets that advertise for queer pressure group talking points. Some Polish cities are currently cut out of EU city partnership programs because of that.
I don’t want to discuss the queer policy wars in this series, though.
Episode 1: The Preamble
Today, I run you through the Preamble of the feminist Istanbul Convention.
Episode 2: Chapter I
In Chapter I it becomes clearer how the pretext of violence prevention is used to usher through a whole baggage of ideological policy goals “against discrimination” and for the “empowerment of women.” It should be no surprise that violence is redefined to include obscure concepts like psychological and even “economic” violence. The self-righteousness is so epic that the treaty does not even shy away from suggesting constitutional changes.
Episode 3: Chapter II
Turkey is now also considering the exit. While many points touched, not tackled, in the treaty are still a considerable problem in Turkey, and much more so than in Poland, the vagueness and the focus of the treaty shows why other approaches are more effective. I read Chapter II which shows how the Council of Europe bundled its energy for the purpose of channelling money into feminist groups, sinecure offices and newly established bureaucracy.
I mention a previous video on the NGO funding through the German state. Additionally, you can see where such money probably turns up again in “chaz”-like autonomous areas like Rigaerstraße or Connewitz in my videos on Rigaerstraße and Connewitz.
Episode 4: Chapter III
Today I read chapter III which lines out the propaganda efforts from education over public to private media. All areas of life have to be mobilised for the eradication of all violence to the last case.
Episode 5: Chapter IV
Hotlines, battered woman shelters, trauma support, the wheel must be reinvented. The ladies touched a lot of issues that have already been solved. Yes, a legal system does exist and, yes, despite Black Lives Matter, a police force also does exist.
Episode 6: Chapter V
I read Chapter V which “solves” all the problems of Islam. For whatever reason feminists believe that committees, sinecure offices and tax payer money are what heals the wounds. It also “solves” all the problems, you thought, were already solved. Yes, it should be illegal to threaten people and countries should criminalise physical violence.
Episode 7: Chapter VI
Episode 8: Chapter VII
In this episode I read Chapter VII which deals with all matters of migration and asylum. Of course, barely any elitist writing comes without migration support these days. Even the ostensible topic ‘violence against women’ seems to offer a stage for that issue.
Episode 9: Chapter VIII To End
I run through the rest of the Istanbul Convention. It seeks to establish GREVIO the “Group of experts on action against violence against women and domestic violence.” It is selected by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and the obscure “expertise” is supposedly based on the sheer divinely supremacy of their pristine virtues.
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For many Polish this is no news. The left claims justice reform will bring doomsday and state TV dismissals are a sign for an ‘authoritarian state’.
Sadly, it will also not surprise many Polish either that Germans have little to say about the claims. Yet, since all media is on the left, the charges voiced by the Polish left are taken for granted.
The media doesn’t even explain enough of the impending danger to allow the reader a fair assessment. Longer texts are hidden behind paywalls. If it was critical for them to get information out, that wouldn’t be the case.
Why is it a good idea to remain in the EU with an authoritarian state? To cover up the descrepency between the call to fight a dictatorship and the mandate to closely cooperate with one, we are taught some doublethink.
Poland is not going to be a dictatorship but an authoritarian state. The difference is that the first cannot be partnered with while the second can. Given the hysteria we witness, the difference does not lie in the human rights thingy. It is more … how dare you question Brussels, you authoritarian!