Encryption is Under Attack

Our private data is collected on a massive scale. All governments are involved in this, the ones who admit it and the ones who don’t admit it. And very few people actually know how much data Big Tech collects about everyone who signs up for apps and free accounts.

There is a simple way to keep things private, to make sure that neither governments not Big Tech can get their hands on the data you want to protect. This can easily be done by using end-to-end encryption, making the data invisible to everyone who wants to snoop.

It is not a big surprise that governments and intelligence agencies don’t like end-to-end encryption. And there is a push for making this form of encryption illegal, if no backdoors are offered to law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

Yet as soon as a backdoor is offered, we are no longer talking about end-to-end encryption. And our governments have not exactly shown that we can rely on them to decide purely based on human rights and human dignity.

An article on the Next Web states:
“Governments around the world are calling for encryption backdoors that would enable access to personal information. They argue that encryption protects criminals. But it also protects activists, dissidents, persecuted groups, and ordinary citizens. Edward Snowden is among the most prominent beneficiaries. The whistleblower’s first messages to journalists were made with encryption.”

“If you weaken encryption, people will die,” said Snowden in a statement. “This year alone, after the fall of the government of Afghanistan, we saw how crucial encryption is in keeping ordinary people safe.”

So what can we do to stop this? Get involved with spreading the word about the need to protect encryption as a tool to maintain online privacy. Visit and share the website of the Global Encryption Coalition. Start using and promoting encryption tools.

The Global Encryption Coalition (GEC)  “…mission is to promote and defend encryption in key countries and multilateral fora where it is under threat. The GEC also supports efforts by companies to offer encrypted services to their users.”

So please get active and involved and visit the Global Encryption Coalition website. 

The Right to Protest

On paper, our right to protest is well protected. We can read in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “Article 20: Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.” This universal document thereby covers peaceful protests.

However, what we have seen in the Netherlands, and what is happening on a worldwide scale, is that very often COVID-19 is used as an excuse to not allow peaceful demonstrations. They would be a treat to the health of the people.

This leads to a very odd situation. Officially, I have the right to protest peacefully against the in my opinion ridiculous lockdown measures related to the declared COVID-19 pandemic. Yet I am completely restricted to do so on a practical level.

On top of that, we have seen extreme police violence in the Netherlands recently. Peaceful protests are being shattered with water cannons and police sticks. The only reaction from government officials about these excesses is that the actions were appropriate.

Because of the limited options to protest, and the mounting police violence, many people have decided to engage in online activism instead. Yet with our current cancel culture, and the increased levels of censorship, this is becoming increasingly difficult too.

Brett Solomon has given an excellent talk about this phenomenon.
“I recently gave a TEDx talk…. In it I explain why the right to peaceful protest matters, now more than ever. But also how it is at risk due to the advent of new technologies. I inquire whether the right to protest will survive its migration online.”

There are several treats to the migration of protests from offline to online. Censorship, intentional internet shutdowns, lack of good internet connectivity, and more. Check out the video below to get a better picture of all the developments.

Call to Action: Free Australia

There is a lot happening in Australia these days. This former prison colony is becoming a prison again. The great reset is in full swing down under, and it has to be stopped. We have to take meaningful action against this attack on the freedom of the people.

At the beautiful website, Reignite Democracy Australia,  a very clear request is made. “Protest on our behalf at your nearest Australian Embassy or Consulate!” To be done on the 4th of December 2021.

This is not just a simple request for help. This is an SOS. We are talking about an emergency situation, and the Aussies are asking all the freedom-loving people in the world to respond to this request. So please do whatever you can do. Thank you.

Check out the video below. The message is clear. Australia is in deep trouble. And as they state in the video, “Australia can no longer fight for itself!” Protesters are being overwhelmed by a tyrannical government focused on control instead of health.

All freedom-loving people in the world have to unite and support the protests against tyranny, so we can leave the great reset behind us and return to our normal lives, instead of the “new normal” of the World Economic Forum. Thank you for your support.

 

MEP’s Stand Up for Our Right to Freedom

While the pressure is mounting worldwide to follow the ridiculous government mandates related to COVID-19, there are people who are succumbing and people who are rising up. And I believe that more and more people will rise up and defend their freedom.

For example, a small group of members of the European Parliament held a press conference on the 28th of October, after it was clarified that there will be restrictions for those who want to enter the building without a Digital Green certificate.

To me, this is completely absurd. There are all kinds of national and international treaties which specifically forbid these kinds of measures. Blocking the working place with unlawful demands is certainly not the way to go in a democratic world. Check out the video!

MEPs stand up for our right to freedom after imposing Digital Green Certificate to enter Parliament

“In this video you will see the powerful speech from multiple Members of European Parliament coming up for our rights as European citizens and the right for European Parliament workers to enter the building without a Digital Green Certificate!”

“Imposing such a measure doesn’t only mean that workers just cannot go to work, opposing this means Members of Parliament cannot enter the place where they defend our rights, where they talk FOR the people.”

Apple Supporting Chinese Censorship

Those who have watched the Apple keynotes at one point or another know how these presentations are always filled with statements about human rights, and the core values of Apple, respecting everyone, promoting liberty and equality, and so on.

There is another side to Apple. I am a subscriber to the newsletter from Reclaim The Net (I highly recommend you to subscribe too) and found out that Apple removed very popular Bible and Quran apps there recently. 

“US tech giant Apple has removed two popular religious apps from its Chinese App Store – ‘Bible App by Olive Tree” and “Quran Majeed – القران.’ Both apps have hundreds of thousands of ratings in the US App Store and are collectively downloaded by over 100,000 users each month….”

These kinds of decisions have an enormous impact on people. I think most people underestimate the influence of Big Tech on our lives. We are all on a practical level limited by which things Big Tech promotes and which things Big Tech censors.

More information about censorship by Apple can be found on the website applecensorship.com. “Keeping Apple Accountable Globally​. Apple Censorship provides data and resources to expose corporate censorship.” Here you can find some of the recent changes made by Apple:

The app NKJV Bible by Olive Tree was deleted from the China (mainland) App Store
The app NIV Bible App + was deleted from the China (mainland) App Store
The app Jehovah’s Witnesses NWT Bible was deleted from the China (mainland) App Store

I don’t know how you look at these things, but it gives me the creeps. You take a totalitarian government like China, and combine it with a money-hungry multinational, and what do you get? Systematic censorship of those things that could bring light into the darkness.

As a consumer, you have a voice, and you have a choice. Decide what you want to do. Do you want to support this type of “corporate censorship to please shareholders?” If not, then you may want to choose to spend your money supporting other companies. Please choose wisely.

Fascism and The Great Reset

In the Netherlands, starting on the 25th of September 2021, we have an official policy which amounts to medical apartheid. Those who are not vaccinated and don’t want to go along with testing will be excluded from pubs, restaurants, theater, and some other venues.

Medical apartheid. Dividing society into two groups. Of course, this brings up associations with the period of the Second World War, when in Germany there was a strong divide between the Jews and the rest of society. Systematic discrimination through a political system.

Yet, even with this harsh form of discrimination right in our face, many politicians decide to act shocked when people compare this new system to fascism in the war. Those who choose to wear yellow stars with “not vaccinated” are being called disrespectful or worse.

Yet what are the characteristics of fascism? And can we find these characteristics in our current situation? Please check out: 14 Characteristics of Fascism. Looking at these descriptions, we can certainly find parallels between the great reset and fascism.

2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights
(Avoiding the “threat of COVID-19” is more important than basic human rights.)

3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause
(The Unvaccinated are being called the problem and are being discriminated.)

4. Supremacy of the Military
(More and more soldiers are being involved in the great reset, to “keep order.”)

6. Controlled Mass Media
(You hear only one standard narrative in the mainstream media.)

These four characteristics are present, and these are not the only signs that we are currently descending into a world which is ruled in a tyrannical way, not based on human rights and dignity, but on state fascism, aimed at forming a one world government.

The great reset is a merger of corporate power with corrupt government power. And this is fascism. This time the fascism is not limited to a small number of countries, but it is rolled out worldwide. And we have to take meaningful action to avoid a further descend into fascism.

So please do not let the “self-righteous rhetoric” from the people who tell you not to wear a yellow star stop you from making whatever statements that need to be made. Use whatever tools you need to peacefully convey the message that our freedom is under attack. Thank you.

Big Brother in Australia

Those who like me follow the news related to the “COVID-19 pandemic” and the roll-out of the great reset will notice that there are some countries where things are developing ahead of other countries. The whole world is involved, just not exactly at the same pace.

This is, for example, true for Israel. From Israel, we can learn that the two shots will not be enough to reclaim our freedom, as was promised to us.  The whole setup is to get all of humanity vaccinated, and then to have everyone line up on a regular basis for “booster shots.”

Another country which shows us what kind of developments lie ahead is Australia. There a Big Brother state has developed, and people are pushed hard to comply with the latest regulations to control the population. Who doesn’t comply is in serious trouble.

The latest, horrible development is the roll-out of an app which will force people to show the government where they are. Another control mechanism in a world focused on controlling the people, not on keeping the people happy and healthy.

“The app’s name is Home Quarantine SA, and according to reports, all SA residents have been ordered to download it…. The app ensures citizens comply with quarantine orders by contacting people at random and asking them to provide proof of their location within 15 minutes.”
Source: Reclaim the Net

Please do not just think, “Wow, this is horrible what is happening over there!” What is happening in Israel and Australia will soon happen to you, wherever you live, if we don’t take action against these Orwellian measures. See this as a wake-up call, realize what is really happening.

“The great reset” is not about our health and happiness. It is all about control, a big power game, using the COVID-19 outbreak as an excuse. No one who has spent some time doing research on this subject doubts that the great reset is really happening, and it is happening now.

What is also happening is an uprising of the people. Join in this uprising. Take meaningful action. Join demonstrations. Share good information. Take legal action. Take part in civil disobedience. Enough is enough. The cavalry won’t come. YOU are the cavalry!

Rowan Atkinson on Freedom of Speech

It is abundantly clear that in 2021, freedom of speech is under attack, on a global scale. Censorship on social media platforms, and by the mainstream media, of any voice which doesn’t agree with the rhetoric of players like the World Economic Forum has become the standard.

One of the manipulative strategies that demonstrates this most clearly is the use of the word “hate speech.” The term “hate speech” is now so often used to ridicule and cancel those who have a different opinion or point of view that it becomes absurd.

To me, using a term like “hate speech versus normal speech” is exactly the same as using the terms “sub-human” (‘Untermensch’ in German) versus human. This is not just about emphasizing your own point of view, this is a form of dictatorship, a totalitarian system of censorship.

Source image: Colombotelegraph

I am very grateful that there are many people who agree with me that free speech is a fundamental human right which should be cherished and protected. Recently I found this somewhat older but very good video about the importance of free speech.

“The forerunner of the Defend Free Speech campaign was called “Reform Section 5”. This speech by Rowan Atkinson at the launch event in Parliament in 2012 should be heard by every politician, journalist and campaigner before they start calling for laws to silence those they regard as ‘extremists’.”

Please check it out, and like and share if you agree with Rowan Atkinson. Thank you!

 

A Petition About Apple & Privacy

Those of us who are really tuned in to the alternative media and who are “privacy conscious,” have probably heard already about Apple’s plans to scan the iPhones of their customers, starting with the rollout of IOS 15 this fall.

To me, this was quite a shock. Stories about the NSA backdoor in Windows have been circulating since Windows 98 has been around, and that is quite a while ago. Edward Snowden confirmed that these are not just stories, by the way. But Apple? Truly sad.

One could argue that this is a good thing, this backdoor. If enough precautions are taken, why not use this technology to increase the chance of bringing child molesters to justice? Yet this strategy is a very dangerous one, and privacy is a basic human right, not to be violated.

I am therefore grateful that the Electronic Frontier Foundation has started a petition to encourage Apple to stop its plans to scan our phones. This beautiful organization fights tirelessly for this one basic human right that is so often trampled on these days: the right to privacy.

The petition says: “Don’t Scan Our Phones. The ‘child safety’ changes Apple plans to install on iOS 15 and macOS Monterey undermine user privacy, and break the promise of end-to-end encryption. I urge Apple to reconsider these systems. Continuous scanning of images won’t make kids safer, and may well put more of them in danger. Installing the photo-scanning software on our phones will spur governments around the world to ask for more surveillance and censorship abilities than they already have.”

Clear language. I have signed the petition and urge you to do the same using the link below. Thank you!

SIGN THE EFF PETITION
&
TELL APPLE NOT TO SCAN OUR PHONES

Police Violence in Germany

Worldwide, more and more signals of increased police violence are surfacing. A general trend is that those who demonstrate for LGBTQ rights or against racism are not treated as harsh as those who demonstrate against COVID-19 lockdowns, even if the latter protest peacefully.

I believe this is a political choice. When the leaders of a country tell the leaders of the police to act strongly against a certain group, to discourage further protests, then this will be passed down the ranks and executed as such. Discouragement of protests through increased violence.

Recently, we have seen two extreme examples of escalating police violence in Germany. If you are going to attend protests in Germany, you should be aware of this. Be careful, and be sure to take pictures and videos during protests, to ensure violent acts don’t go unpunished.

The first “incident” was when an elderly lady was thrown to the ground harshly by a German police-officer. This was caught on video and shared on Twitter and other platforms. This video even led to questions from the UN special rapporteur on torture, as it should.

The second “incident” was even more shocking to me. Police officers arrested a man, and then one of them deliberately closed the mouth and nostrils of the person arrested with his hand! Totally incredible. One might expect this to happen in China or North Korea, not in Europe.

The Telegram channel of Dr. Reiner Fuellmich showed pictures of the man who was molested like this and advised him to take legal action against this deed. I believe that everyone who is confronted with police violence in Germany should take legal action. This is outrageous!

I called these two happenings “incidents,” but of course these are not incidents. There is a powerful push from above, on the German police force especially, to go down hard on the people who are demonstrating for their freedom. Germany is getting more tyrannical by the day.

This is not just restricted to Germany, although things are more extreme there than in the Netherlands, for the time being. The Great Reset is still being pushed on the whole world population, and just sitting by and doing nothing while our freedom evaporates is not an option.

So please keep taking action. Join demonstrations and make photos and videos. Share good information. Sign petitions. Take legal action. Start a blog. Talk to people. It is time to rise up against the powers which want to turn this world into a dictatorship. There is no time to waste.