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Jordan Peterson in the Netherlands: Immigrants, Culture and Identity Politics

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Dr. Jordan Peterson speaking in the Netherlands, January 19th, 2018.
On Friday January 19th, we attended a national brainstorming event in Rijswijk, the Netherlands, on immigration and Dutch identity - 'De Nederlandse Leeuw' (The Dutch Lion), organized by a non-profit organisation of the same name - at which Canadian professor of psychology Dr. Jordan Peterson spoke while on his speaking tour in Europe. Not tied to any political party, the event's organisers have reported that attendees' political preferences were diverse. On its Facebook page, DNL said it hoped the forum would "help the debate on immigration/integration to move forward," as a "severe paralysis has occurred because of all the polarisation" on the issue.

As the day of the event approached, the Dutch media characterized the gathering as 'new-right' and 'far-right'. Author, freelance researcher, and teacher Chris Aalberts, for example, opined that the event's organizers could not claim that it would be an open debate because the whole line-up of speakers was 'right-wing'. Huub Bellemakers, a member of the left political party Groenlinks, noted that "From the look of the organizers, the speakers, the introductions and the definition of the problem, it is clear that it's a new-right meeting." Bellemakers was invited to attend the event, but declined to do so.

The left's characterization of the event is interesting because the organizers' original concept was to have both left-wing and right-wing speakers come together to discuss this important issue, and hopefully come up with possible solutions. But almost all left-wing guest-speakers declined to attend, which obviously left an impression of the event being a right-wing gathering. The left in the Netherlands - the most densely-populated country in the Western world - apparently doesn't want to discuss immigration in an open and honest way.

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The Truth Perspective: Interview with Dilyana Gaytandzhieva: ‌Pentagon Biological Warfare And Arms Trafficking to Terrorists

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This week on The Truth Perspective we will be interviewing Bulgarian investigative journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva. Dilyana broke the story of a CIA-run international arms smuggling ring that was using diplomatic protection to deliver weapons to ISIS and other terrorist groups in Syria. Though Dilyana's research was printed by Bulgaria's Trud newspaper - complete with corroborating documentation - she was fired from her job soon after being interrogated by the Bulgarian national security apparatus.

Ms. Gaytandzhieva is a seasoned journalist and war correspondent who has reported from Aleppo, Syria and from other hotspots around the world. Through her years of experience in the field she has gained first-hand knowledge of how weapons are shipped, who they were used by, and who the victims of terrorist atrocity have been.

Join us on The Truth Perspective this Sunday, 4 February 2018, from 12-2pm EST / 5-7pm UTC / 6-8pm CET as Dilyana shares the results of her in-depth investigations and her most recent work on the Pentagon's Bio-warfare labs.

You can read about Dilyana's investigative journalism here:

* Leaked Documents Expose How US and Gulf Allies Send Weapons to Terrorists Under Diplomatic Cover
* Pentagon Biological Weapons Program Never Ended: US Bio-labs Around The World
* International investigation reveals US government cover-up of weapons shipments to Syrian terrorists
* Journalist reporting links between CIA and weapons sent to terror groups in Syria interrogated, then fired

Running Time: 01:36:18

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Better Earth

Despite Western Slurs, Sochi Peace Congress Opens Path to Peace For Syria

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In August of 2011 President Barack Obama announced 'Assad must go'. Almost 7 years later, the Syrian leader is still holding strong. The fact that Assad is still in power is a testament to how much the balance of power has changed in the Middle East (and beyond) in the intervening years.

Since the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the Middle East has primarily been the domain of Western powers. From the creation of new nations through French and British imperial mandates, through US-backed covert ops and military interventions from the mid-20th century to today, the Middle East has effectively been held in a state of arrested development for 100 years.

I believe however, that the Syria peace conference held in Sochi, Russia last week, marks a shift in the balance of power towards the region regaining control of its own fate.

Alarm Clock

Breaking: 43,000 Tawergha People Returning Home Trapped by US-Backed Terrorists in Libya

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Tawergha man threatened by US-backed terror gangs in Libya
There is an immediate urgent crisis in Libya.

The Tawergha tribe of Libya, a people that have been slandered, abused, killed, imprisoned, tortured and had their homes and land stolen are once again being attacked for no legitimate reason.

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The Health & Wellness Show: Our Haunted Planet: Possession and Other High Strangeness

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A scene from the 1973 film The Exorcist
In recent years, according to Catholic priests, there has been a marked increase in reports of possession and requests for exorcism. In the last ten years the number of exorcist priests has more than quadrupled. The idea that demons exist and can possess people is one of the most widely held religious beliefs in the world. Demons were once thought to be the cause of multiple physical and mental diseases and today people around the world are turning to this belief once again.

Join us for this episode of The Health and Wellness Show where we'll discuss our haunted planet, high strangeness and what could be the underlying reasons for the rise in so-called demonic activity.

And stay tuned at the end of the show for Zoya's Pet Health Segment where the topic will be thinking and feeling animals.

Running Time: 01:31:05

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How The US Empire Has Colluded With al-Qaeda For 30 Years To Bring Terror To The World

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Those familiar with Tom Secker know him to be a preeminent deep state researcher. Resolutely averse to going further than evidence allows, committed to demolishing harebrained conspiracy theories along the way, his efforts shine candid light on the nefarious activities of Western intelligence agencies.

His work has never been mentioned, or featured, by the corporate media, but mainstream journalists could surely learn a thing or two from Mr. Secker, in particular his aptitude for unearthing compromising internal documents. The determined Brit is quite so skilled at Freedom of Information requests he's even uncovered UK Foreign Office memos complaining about his activities - obviously flustered officials refer to Mr. Secker as a "repeat offender" on a "fishing expedition."
Tom Secker FOIA request
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The UK Foreign Office doesn't like Freedom of Information requests
As of 2018, his primary areas of interest have included the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Operation Gladio, the 7/7 attacks in London, and Pentagon and CIA meddling in the US entertainment industry. Along the way, he's produced a steady stream of articles, books, documentaries and podcasts.


Inconsistent US Response to Turkey's Attack on Kurdish Militias Confirms Failure of American Strategy in Syria

Casualties Mount on Day Five of Turkey's Operation Olive Branch in North Syria
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On January 19, Turkish forces began military action across their southern border with Syria in 'Operation Olive Branch'. They started by shelling Kurdish-held areas in Afrin, and soon followed with airstrikes and a ground incursion. This move came after Ankara's condemnation of the United States' intention to create a 'Border Security Force' of 30,000 men in northern Syria, formed out of Kurdish YPG/SDF fighters. This was the catalyst for the Turkish move, although it simply adds to Turkey's long-standing disapproval of the Americans' continuous supply of weapons and training to Kurdish militias, according to Turkey's former foreign minister, Yasar Yakis.

Judging by the Americans' inconsistent and uncommitted reaction to 'Olive Branch', Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's move caught the US by surprise. Having failed in the objective of toppling the Assad government by allowing proxy armies of mercenaries and jihadists to advance unchallenged, the second-best alternative for the US and allies was to play on the ambitions of the Kurds for an independent state of their own and seize a sizeable part of Syria's northeastern territory - the so-called 'Plan B' that would enable the permanent US (and perhaps Israeli) military presence in a subservient state of Kurdistan. The Border Security Force was an obvious step in this direction, and while there was nothing Syria could do about it without risking dire consequences, Turkey could.

2 + 2 = 4

Is America waking up to the farce that is feminism?

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The Women's March was the first tip-off that the new wave of feminism is less about equality of the sexes and more about revenge of one sex against another.
First, there was Dr. Jordan Peterson's infamous takedown of feminist Cathy Newman, whose debate on feminist issues has garnered almost 5 million views on YouTube and almost 75,000 comments to date, not to mention a slew of op-eds.

Now, there's President Trump's refusal to call himself a feminist.

I have high hopes that America is waking up to the farce that is feminism. "For the first time in decades, if not ever, [feminism's] tenets are being publicly challenged," writes Corey Schink for Signs of the Times.

It is long overdue, for we can now expose feminism for what it is: a war on men, on children, and on family.

Comment: See also:

Gold Seal

The West's New 'Values-Based' Racism

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How Russia is portrayed to European schoolchildren today
Psychologists say that every war first starts in human hearts - with the dehumanization of one's opponent. The current sad state of Russia's relations with the US and the EU is characterized by exactly that - dehumanization.

The modern form of the Western denial of an opponent's human qualities is to make them "non-eligible" for expressing their views via global media, for holding votes that the West does not approve of, or even for participating in international sports events. This article will consider the forms of this denial.

Clapper's foray into genetics

There are some old-fashioned forms of dehumanization, when an opponent is declared "genetically" inferior or dangerous. When former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper last year spoke about "the historical practices of the Russians, who typically, are almost genetically driven to co-opt, penetrate, gain favor, whatever, which is a typical Russian technique," he used exactly that old method.

Comment: Wallerstein's work has been taken up by a new generation of World-Systems theorists, the best of which we've encountered thus far is in John Hobson's The Eurocentric Conception of World Politics: Western International Theory, 1760-2010.

Another tremendous book, on the history of Russophobia, is Creating Russophobia: From the Great Religious Schism to Anti-Putin Hysteria, by Guy Mettan.

Eye 2

Normalization of Pedophilia: Psychopaths Try to Recreate Society in Their Own Image

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Children models for Vogue
The mainstream media spreads the idea that psychologists classify pedophilia as a sexual orientation and not a mental disorder, thereby creating room for debate about the possible acceptance of this 'orientation'.

SOTT.net routinely exposes this great evil that is sweeping through and taking over much of the Western world and beyond: To get a proper understanding of the direction our society is taking, we need look no further than the Netherlands, a country considered as a testing ground for exporting liberal and 'progressive' values. A country where, during the 60s, the normalisation of pedophilia almost became a reality.

As Bart Bohemen from news site Curiales writes:
"The sexual revolution of the 1960s would change our society forever. Free sex, emancipation of women and the acceptance of homosexuality took off. In the wake of the cultural change, a completely different group fought for the acceptance of their pernicious sexual preference: pedophiles."
The following clip (in Dutch, with English subtitles, see transcript below the video) is a good example of the types of people who fight for the acceptance of pedophilia in society. In the video we see the very creepy Edward Brongersma, a Dutch politician and doctor of law at the time, telling the presenter that children crave sexual attention from adults, and how it is our duty, as grown-ups, to give them this 'affection'. In the clip we also get to hear pastor Alje Klamer, who says, "pedophiles opened my eyes."