eugyppius: a plague chronicle

eugyppius: a plague chronicle critically explores failures in global and German responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine efficacy and safety, political and media dynamics, public policy, and cultural shifts. It outlines the deep skepticism of government actions, pharmaceutical motives, and prevailing narratives about health and freedom.

COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccine Safety and Efficacy Government and Politics Media and Public Perception Public Policy and Civil Liberties Health and Science Skepticism Global and National Responses to Crises

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493 implied HN points 17 Feb 24
  1. Germany is implementing wide-ranging measures to restrict speech, travel, and economic activity of political dissidents to control the thought patterns of its people.
  2. The political establishment in Germany is using strategies to maintain power, including targeting opposition groups like Alternative für Deutschland (AfD).
  3. The government in Germany is expanding its control over dissent by planning to use various tools like financial investigations, travel restrictions, and internet censorship to combat right-wing extremism.
235 implied HN points 14 Mar 24
  1. Police officers intervened with a 16-year-old girl for posting content deemed far-right on TikTok.
  2. Government figures in Germany are proposing actions against speech and thoughts deemed as potentially extreme.
  3. The incident sparked controversy and debate, with some defending the intervention as preventative.
203 implied HN points 17 Mar 24
  1. The TikTok video causing the Smurf Scandal juxtaposed the Smurfs with German political colors, sparking controversy and police involvement.
  2. There's an ongoing investigation into the police for potentially violating the girl's freedom of expression, amidst claims of a a right-wing hate campaign against the school and police.
  3. The girl at the center of the Smurf Scandal, named Loretta, faced police lecture on 'incitement' and 'opposition to the constitution' for her online content, showcasing a concerning attitude towards free speech.
275 implied HN points 01 Mar 24
  1. Germany embraces freedom of expression with its constitution protecting the right to criticize the government openly.
  2. The authorities in Germany respect the freedom to criticize the government, evident by cases of protest signs targeting political figures and police interventions.
  3. While there are limits, Germany promotes an open democratic discourse, allowing criticism of politicians without fear of severe consequences.
205 implied HN points 10 Mar 24
  1. Independent auditors warn that German energy transition is unsustainable due to lack of reliable backup power for intermittent renewable sources.
  2. Germany is far behind in reaching renewable energy installation targets, needing a significant increase in wind and solar project installations.
  3. Massive grid expansions required for the energy transition in Germany are still inadequate, leading to doubts about the project's feasibility and affordability.
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177 implied HN points 06 Mar 24
  1. A man from Magdeburg received 217 Covid vaccine jabs over 29 months, showing that achieving high antibody levels can prevent infection, with no negative health effects reported by researchers.
  2. The man's peculiar vaccination pattern raised questions about the investigation, incomplete jab data, and the feasibility of receiving so many doses without detection.
  3. The bizarre story prompts speculation about potential conspiracy theories regarding the man's extensive vaccination history and the challenges of verifying such a unique case.
227 implied HN points 14 Feb 24
  1. Protests against right-wing ideologies are diverse and unpredictable, bringing together a mix of participants like university students, LGBTQ+ groups, and elderly individuals.
  2. The protests often have dramatic and theatrical elements, such as fake emergencies and unwarranted fears of counterprotestors, contributing to a chaotic atmosphere.
  3. Despite the grand displays and intense emotions, the actual presence of the targeted group, in this case 'Nazis,' is often minimal or non-existent, resulting in a skewed focus during the demonstrations.
113 implied HN points 18 Mar 24
  1. German domestic intelligence services are targeting political dissidents for 'delegitimising' the state, resembling oppressive practices of the past.
  2. The concept of 'Delegitimisation of the State' has been introduced, restricting certain political dissent akin to past authoritarian regimes.
  3. Criticism and comparisons between the Federal Republic and the DDR are now being monitored by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV).
191 implied HN points 19 Feb 24
  1. Liberalism, socialism/communism, and right-nationalism have overlapping elements but differ in their ideologies and approaches.
  2. Authoritarianism is a complex concept that can be found in varying degrees across different political ideologies.
  3. Current political shifts in Germany towards illiberalism are driven by the left-liberal government's desire to maintain power, but labeling them as fascists might not be accurate.
164 implied HN points 26 Feb 24
  1. One Health is criticized for being a globalist grantmaking scam, seen as a relabelling of prior initiatives.
  2. The concept of One Health is described as convoluted with unclear objectives, and its foundational principles are questioned for lacking coherence.
  3. Many One Health Networks (OHNs) are perceived as superficial attempts to access funding, lacking substantial impact or clarity in their purpose.
204 implied HN points 12 Feb 24
  1. Trump expressed impatience with NATO members like Germany who don't meet spending targets, causing backlash from German politicians.
  2. There's skepticism around the real purpose and benefits of NATO, with some questioning the alliance's role in preventing wars.
  3. Trump's NATO comments sparked strong reactions globally, highlighting the complex dynamics of international alliances and security.
216 implied HN points 08 Feb 24
  1. German political climate is intense with strong emotions and extreme actions
  2. Public figures making controversial statements against a far-right political party
  3. Absurd incidents like a police investigation on an inflatable snowman show the heightened sensitivity in the society
160 implied HN points 23 Feb 24
  1. The WHO Pandemic Agreement raises concerns but also appears impractical, focusing on bureaucratic procedures rather than concrete solutions.
  2. The Agreement involves bloated language and vague aspirations, lacking clear strategies to improve global healthcare.
  3. Key components, like the WHO PABS System and Global Supply Chain Network, reveal convoluted bureaucratic efforts with little practical benefit.
109 implied HN points 12 Mar 24
  1. Immigration throughout history has often resulted in serious disadvantages for the indigenous populations of destination lands.
  2. European elites have pursued liberalized immigration policies that may lead to Europeans becoming minorities in their own native lands.
  3. Mass migration is changing European societies and raising concerns about the future cultural and demographic landscape of Europe.
130 implied HN points 04 Mar 24
  1. Luftwaffe brass held an unsecure online Webex meeting regarding using Taurus missiles to potentially target the Kerch Bridge, which was later leaked by Russia Today, causing a major security scandal.
  2. The controversy revolved around the challenge of secretly providing military assistance to Ukraine without direct German involvement, highlighting the complexity of international military cooperation and the need for discretion.
  3. Despite discussions on arming Ukraine with Taurus missiles, there were concerns over their effectiveness, the need for training the Ukrainians, and doubts about how much impact these missiles could have on the war.
218 implied HN points 29 Jan 24
  1. Politics today is characterized by the use of hysterical style to manipulate public opinion and mobilize support for specific programs.
  2. Hysterical narratives in politics often revolve around urgent, emotionally charged issues that dominate the public discussion for a period of time.
  3. The hysterical style in Western politics, fueled by media hysteria, has shifted focus from issues like migrant crisis to climate change and other crises, always seeking public attention through dramatic appeals.
109 implied HN points 05 Mar 24
  1. Olaf Scholz is not a 'peace Chancellor' as some perceive, with significant military aid to Ukraine, despite opposing certain weapons shipments. His low approval ratings and party struggle reflect the challenge he faces.
  2. The Taurus missile scandal in Germany has not conclusively hindered Ukraine's chances of acquiring cruise missiles. The leak has, however, intensified international pressure on Scholz to reconsider his stance.
  3. The debate surrounding the Taurus missile's significance has been plagued by the leak scandal, revealing security breaches and political consequences. The missile's effectiveness and the intense focus on it remain questionable.
216 implied HN points 21 Jan 24
  1. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz calls for nationwide protests to defend democracy against the consequences of his own policies
  2. Approval ratings for the German government have fallen to all-time lows due to misrule and failure
  3. Anti-government protests erupted across Germany in response to dissatisfaction with the current leadership
155 implied HN points 11 Feb 24
  1. Joe Biden appears to have advanced dementia, evident from his struggles with memory and recent confusions.
  2. Special counsel Robert K. Hur's report highlighted Biden's memory limitations and cognitive defects.
  3. Biden's recent mix-ups, like confusing world leaders and dates, raise concerns about his mental state.
179 implied HN points 30 Jan 24
  1. Germany opened citizenship to 1.5 million Turkish immigrants, leading to concerns about the establishment of a German offshoot of Recep Erdoğan's AK Party
  2. The AK Party offshoot plans to fight for open borders and better social entitlements for people with foreign roots in Europe
  3. There is worry among German officials about the anti-democratic threats posed by the AK Party offshoot and the influence it may have on German politics
207 implied HN points 16 Jan 24
  1. Leaders of the German Farmers' Protest are working against their own movement by focusing on narrow issues like diesel taxes
  2. Farmers need to broaden their focus and aim for wider political change to succeed
  3. The current leadership of the farmers' movement is compromised and farmers may need to work independently for real change
159 implied HN points 01 Feb 24
  1. Former CDU politician Hans-Georg Maaßen is under extensive surveillance for criticizing globalism, the Green Party, mass migration, and state media.
  2. German domestic intelligence services are closely monitoring Maaßen's activities, including his social media posts and press statements.
  3. Criticism of the government, Greens, mass migration, and state media can lead to being labeled a 'right-wing extremist' and attract attention from political police.
159 implied HN points 24 Jan 24
  1. Government protests and media campaigns against AfD did not reduce party support or solve Germany's issues.
  2. Despite efforts by the government, AfD's poll numbers did not significantly decrease.
  3. Criticism of the government may be fueling support for AfD, showing a disconnect between the establishment and the electorate.
183 implied HN points 10 Jan 24
  1. The belief in a permanent drought due to climate change led German dam operators to overfill reservoirs before winter, worsening December floods.
  2. Climate change predictions can influence human behavior like dam management, impacting flood risk.
  3. Balancing water management practices with changing climate patterns is crucial to prevent exacerbating natural disasters.
88 implied HN points 25 Feb 24
  1. The WHO Pandemic Agreement is not the main problem, but an expression of a larger issue regarding international pandemic management.
  2. Proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations seem problematic due to vague and error-prone phrasing, expanding WHO's power in managing pandemics.
  3. Global health regulations and agreements may prioritize agendas over individual freedoms, like prioritizing free pharmaceutical products over intellectual property rights.
137 implied HN points 27 Jan 24
  1. There are suspicions of collaboration between German domestic intelligence and Correctiv journalists to incite protests against the right.
  2. Correctiv, a non-profit funded by left-leaning entities, published a questionable exposé that sparked controversy.
  3. The events raise concerns about political manipulation and staged protests orchestrated by major parties.
89 implied HN points 21 Feb 24
  1. The author plans to write about fascism as a historical phenomenon and modern political construct, drawing from books read during a holiday in the Swiss Alps
  2. The author provides a disclaimer that they are not a fascist and aims to offer historical descriptions of fascism, distinguishing it from the postwar Western liberal perspective
  3. The post is behind a paywall, requiring subscription for access to the full content and archives
74 implied HN points 28 Feb 24
  1. International Health Regulations were first adopted in 1969 and have been amended due to events like the SARS outbreak in 2005.
  2. Member states have proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations sparked by the Covid-19 pandemic.
  3. Notable sources behind the proposed amendments include developing countries seeking aid, the US, EU, and Indonesia advocating for specific measures like vaccine passports.
141 implied HN points 18 Jan 24
  1. There is no evidence of scientists engineering a specific pathogen for a second pandemic.
  2. Global technocratic class poses a significant threat through lacklustre decisions compared to hypothetical genocidal scientists.
  3. World Economic Forum held a panel on 'Preparing for Disease X' without significant epidemiological qualifications.
147 implied HN points 04 Jan 24
  1. The Associated Press backtracked on their plagiarism allegations against Claudine Gay.
  2. Some readers question the reasons behind Gay's resignation.
  3. Gay's resignation symbolizes a defeat for diversity in American higher education.
104 implied HN points 26 Jan 24
  1. Germany's Green Party has contradictory stances on nuclear power and disarmament.
  2. Germany stands out for its Net Zero goals and aversion to nuclear energy compared to other countries.
  3. There is secrecy and mystery surrounding Germany's phasing out of nuclear power, raising questions and conspiracy theories.
131 implied HN points 06 Jan 24
  1. Alternative für Deutschland is gaining significant support in East Germany, close to 40% in some states.
  2. A right-leaning CDU faction plans to break away and form a new party that will cooperate with AfD.
  3. This split could change the political landscape in Germany, with potential impact on the traditional parties.
88 implied HN points 12 Jan 24
  1. German taxpayer-funded fact-checkers conducted covert surveillance of a private meeting to smear Alternative für Deutschland
  2. Alternative für Deutschland is polling high in Germany, causing concern for other political parties
  3. There are suspicions of an orchestrated attack on Germany's second most popular party, the AfD