OUR weekly round-up of key stories, reports and comment articles either ignored by the MSM or that you may have missed, or not yet caught up with, within the multiplicity of social media communications.
Where’s the justice for the January 6 prisoners?
FRIDAY January 6 marked the two-year anniversary of the Washington riot over the 2020 presidential results. This disturbing article in the Daily Wire asks: Where is the outrage from elected leaders over the abuse of the January 6 prisoners? Since January 6, 2021, more than 950 Americans have been arrested over actions ranging from parading through the Capitol to more serious charges relating to assault and other forms of violence. Many of them have been mistreated by the US judicial legal system, according to attorneys and concerned citizens. Alleged abuses include ‘cruel and unusual punishment’ via unnecessary solitary confinement measures, other concerns over conditions in various jails, and worries over lack of due process. Nor is there any sign of let-up on this persecution from the Department of Justice, the author reports. You can read it here.
A country we no longer recognise and a coup we never knew
ANOTHER great piece by the redoubtable Victor Davis Hanson. Though I would like him sometime to do more than touch on his question ‘How did a virus cancel the Constitution? Did the lockdowns rob us of our sanity? Or was it the woke hysteria that ignited our collective madness?’ and really address it. As we know the answers are there, as is the proof of a criminal scandal.
British chumocracy rules
THIS article, ‘On British chumocracy’ from the Critic, is a timely of reminder of the elitist working of our political and media class – the same people who virtuously promote useless levelling up policies yet whose own nepotistic connections protect their own social and political advantage. Note all the Johnson family connections.
Pandemic survivors and the silent victims of excess mortality
READERS will be well aware that the Australian Spectator is a very different (and much superior) animal from its British parent. This article is a comprehensive analysis and detailed comparison of excess mortality data of Australia and its regions with comparisons with Sweden and the US. The aim is to inform the question of how well Australians have been served by their leadership. You can guess the answer: ‘Given the enormous aize of the costs of health strategies over the past three years, the data revealed fails to justify even a moderate benefit in excess mortality, in comparison to less restrictive regions which were considered poor performers.’
Davos WEF attendees list
SEVERAL assiduous TCW readers sent me the list of those going to Davos next week – it is an essential read. Here is the link to the PDF.
Swiss Net Zero referendum called
Switzerland’s opposition Swiss People’s Party (SVP) will call a referendum aimed at blocking a law to make Switzerland carbon-neutral by 2050, party officials said. The fightback against disastrous Net Zero policies is beginning.
Quarter billion pound windfarm waste
Last week NetZero Watch published its shocking investigation into the latest windfarm scandal and waste of taxpayers’ money. It found that payments for wind farms to ‘switch off’ have soared to a quarter billion pounds. You can read about this latest energy policy travesty here.
White House behind Facebook’s censorship of Tucker Carlson
NOTHING surprises us any more, so it’s almost with resignation you read the latest censorship horror and abuse of free speech by Biden’s White House, this time pressuring Facebook to take action against Fox News host Tucker Carlson for saying Covid-19 vaccines don’t work.
While the climate has and will always change, there is no climate change
FOR its irresistible common-sense, breath of sanity heading, this deserves our attention!
How Stanford failed the academic freedom test
AN important article by Jay Bhattacharya.
Peter Hitchens: Drug use may have warped Harry’s mind
Last but not least in our round-up, once again Peter Hitchens hits on the truths that others shovel under the carpet or deny – this one he describes as the most astonishing revelation ‘in Prince Harry’s silly book’ yet which made so little impact. He is talking about the Duke of Sussex’s cannabis use – not just a teen thing but something he was still doing two years ago, a long career of deliberate law-breaking which the Royal Family, the police, everyone around him will have known about. But the question Hitchens asks is ‘What about the effect of his drug abuse on himself, and on society as a whole?’ He does not go into in this article, but elsewhere he has written in detail on the evidence for the profound and lifetime damage it can cause, as we have on TCW, for example here.