Devaluation of life

While we are in many places of the world now seeing massive disrespect for human rights, loss of democracy, widespread propaganda and preparations for war, there are also scary signs of a development towards devaluation of life. All these components remind us about what happened before WWII.

In Sweden, some have raised concerns over how elderly people are treated, in particular when they have Covid. Geriatrics professor Yngve Gustafson says (link to article in Swedish):

Routinely administering respiratory inhibitors to the elderly with lung infection is active euthanasia, to say the least

It makes you wonder how many have actually died of what might be called euthanasia (despite that active euthanasia is not allowed in Sweden) but have been reported as having died from or with Covid. The Swedish journalist Elisabet Höglund uses words like “killing” (“avlivning”) instead, when she describes this (link to blog post Swedish). It is also very unfortunate that the term “palliative care” is misused for this.

If anyone thinks that lack of resources is a valid excuse for not giving also older Covid patients real care, then remember that the external hospital built with assistance from the military in Stockholm 2020 was dismantled after not having treated a singe patient (link to content in Swedish).

There are also disturbing reports from the UK that patients with mental illness and learning disabilities, including children, were given “do not resuscitate” orders. In at least one case this appears to have led to the patient’s death.

Julian Assange spends another Christmas in prison

As Julian Assange spends another Christmas in prison, the perpetrators of many of the crimes he helped reveal still enjoy their impunity. The Assange case keeps reminding us about the ongoing extreme failure of justice, in a number of countries. The failure is causing serious damage to our society in general, because a well-functioning legal system is so important for society to become successful.

Don’t miss the articles about Assange published yesterday by Erling Borgen (in Norwegian) and Ameen Izzadeen.

Protecting the Nazis

Read the blog post by Craig Murray about the countries that unsuccessfully tried to stop the UN General Assembly from adopting a resolution condemning Nazism. Note that in addition to the two countries voting against the resolution, 49 countries (including Sweden and Finland, where many influential people were pro-Nazi in the beginning of WWII) abstained in the vote.

This is the location just outside of Letichev (in Zaletichevka) where about 7,500 Jews were killed in 3 different mass shootings in 1942 and 1943. A monument stands at this site. Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mass_killing_site_Letichev_1995.jpg

More news from Austria

  • In Austria, people will not only be forced to vaccinate themselves against Covid. They police has even used physical force in order to force Covid testing of a person, against her will. Afterwards, a court has decided that this was illegal. However, it is also reported that “Compulsory testing is legally possible, but must be ordered by the authorities.” The authority should also have checked the proportionality beforehand. Read the article (in German).
  • Last week, around 200 doctors in Austria sent an open letter. The undersigned question the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine in healthy people under 65 with no risk factors. The names of eight school doctors appear in the signature list. They now risk loosing their jobs, because they are critical of vaccinations. Read the article (in German).
  • A professor, who is critical against the handling of the Corona crisis, has been fired from his work at the Medical University of Vienna. The professor recently held a press conference together with a leading politician in Austria. Read the article (in German).

Institutionalized corruption

Around the world, many people suspect that some leading politicians are bought off by powerful interest groups, such as Big Pharma. A recent report from Germany highlights the problem:

Pfizer is one of the sponsors of the party conference of SPD, which is one of the ruling parties in Germany. Norbert Häring writes on his blog about this form of institutionalized corruption (in German):

Together with Biontech, Pfizer is producing a vaccine whose unrestricted patent protection was rigorously defended by the SPD

Pfizer profits enormously from vaccination, which is compulsory for health workers in Germany and perhaps soon for the general population.