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Michael Hampe
(3 June 1935 – 18 November 2022),
who directed the Cologne Opera for 20 years,
was the stage director for the world premiere
of Henze's adaptation of Monteverdi's Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
at the Salzburg Festival

11 April 2021

(from User:Gerda Arendt/Stories)

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Traitors among us: The role of the Council for National Policy (CNP), Christian Nationalism, and the January 6 insurrection[edit]

New research: Christian Nationalism and Political Violence: Victimhood, Racial Identity, Conspiracy, and Support for the Capitol Attacks (2022). Viriditas (talk) 16:07, 13 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Documented Has Obtained a New Council for National Policy Membership List: "Numerous CNP members were tied to organizing the rally on January 6 in Washington, D.C. that preceded the attack on the U.S. Capitol. The Washington Post reported in January 2021 at least six current or former members of the Council for National Policy (CNP) played roles in promoting the rallies." Viriditas (talk) 02:31, 31 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Despite ample evidence, Christian nationalism mostly absent from final Jan. 6 report (2022) Faith leaders have questioned the omission, which lawmakers have signaled is founded in caution against tarring 'every American who believes God has blessed America' as a white supremacist.
    • "… the influence of Christian nationalism among the Jan. 6 rioters was clearly evident in the flags and banners they waved. In the days before the assault, “Jericho Marches,” based on the Bible’s Book of Joshua, circled Capitol Hill praying for the election results to be overturned. When rioters stormed into the Senate chamber on Jan. 6, they huddled in prayer. Yet the committee’s final report, released late on Thursday (Dec. 22), an 845-page document, mentioned Christian nationalism by name exactly once, and only in passing." Viriditas (talk) 02:50, 31 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

As per 2019 El Paso Shooting talk page thread[edit]

I'm about to take a few days off or mostly off from wiki but my answer to your post on the talk page is yes and yes, hope I'm able to help. OgamD218 (talk) 23:52, 26 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@OgamD218: no hurry at all on this, but here’s a partial list of article topics I’ve put together that are facing similar problems. You can add these to your watchlist if you like. Viriditas (talk) 00:31, 28 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • 2018 United States mail bombing attempts: Article needs to be watched closely. We have editors trying to whitewash the relationship between Trump’s rhetoric, Trump’s rallies, and Sayoc’s adherence to Trump’s incitement. The article virtually whitewashes Trump’s role inciting Sayoc, and reads as if it was written by Russian operatives working for Putin, as it flips the script and consistently blames Democrats and liberals for Sayoc’s terroristic behavior, which has been conclusively linked to Trump. This article needs to be completely rewritten.
  •  Done 2017 Aztec High School shooting: same issue as the above. References and citations to Trump’s role are repeatedly removed. Doesn’t even reference the year in the title because it links to Trump. The last time Trump was mentioned in the article was back in 2019, so it’s been removed for several years. Here’s an example of the kind of content that fails to appear in the article: "[The] 21-year-old New Mexico resident lived a prolific life as a white supremacist, pro-Trump meme peddler who was most known for his obsession with school shooters...[A tattoo with the] words "build wall," were found above his left knee, KOB4 reports, which appears to be a reference to President Donald Trump’s promise to “build a wall” in an attempt to keep illegal immigrants out." You wouldn’t know that from reading the article, and the edit history shows users repeatedly removing references to Trump.
  • 2017 Charlottesville car attack: same issues up above. Trump’s role in influencing the perp and his reaction to the incident is completely whitewashed from the lead section and buried deep into the body of the article where few people will ever see it. Major rewrite needed.
  • 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: same issues up above. Editors flip the script, portray and frame perp as a critic of Trump (!) instead of his supporter. Article fails to mention that the perp "posted on social media about the caravan Trump fixated upon in the last weeks of the midterm campaign, calling the refugees ‘invaders’". Instead we are told all of this without any mention of Trump, even though the sources clearly connect Trump’s rhetoric with the caravans that the perp was obsessed with. Rewrite needed.
  • 2019 threats against Ilhan Omar: related content currently appears at Ilhan Omar#Threats and harassment. "In April 2019, Trump repeatedly tweeted video footage of September 11 and accused Omar of downplaying the terror attacks, in a coordinated campaign by the tabloid New York Post, owned by Rupert Murdoch, which splashed a quote from Omar on their cover over a picture of the World Trade Center in flames." "Omar said that she had received more death threats after Trump made comments about her and asserted Trump was putting her life in danger by retweeting a tweet falsely claiming she had "partied on the anniversary of 9/11". Could be merged to new article Incitement of violence by Donald Trump.
  • 2019 El Paso shooting: same issues as above. Editors have repeatedly whitewashed all mentions of the connection to Trump, with nothing in the lead or in the body indicating the connection is real or significant. The article even frames the connection from the POV of the perp, insisting that Trump isn’t responsible. Are you starting to see a pattern? "The white supremacist who drove 10 hours to kill 22 innocent civilians at an El Paso Walmart last weekend was a Trump fan....[His] anti-Hispanic, anti-immigrant manifesto...uses language about immigrants similar to that used by U.S. president Donald Trump, such as referring to a migrant 'invasion'." But you wouldn’t know that if you read the article on Wikipedia. Major rewrite needed.
  • 2019 Kingsman video: currently a redirect to Kingsman: The Secret Service. Could be merged into a new article on the incitement of violence by Trump and his supporters.
  • April 2020 storming of the Michigan State Capitol. Article does not exist on Wikipedia, because, in case you haven’t guessed by now, Donald Trump was responsible for encouraging it. "President Donald Trump offered his support for the protests, derisively calling Whitmer "that woman from Michigan" and tweeting on April 17: "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!" Two weeks later, on April 30, armed protesters stormed the Michigan State Capitol." And yes, the calls were coming from inside the White House: "The protest was organized by the Michigan Conservative Coalition, a group with ties to the DeVos family". So, instead of an actual article about a Trump/DeVos funded and sponsored protest that stormed the state Capitol, we get no article at all, but a couple paragraphs buried throughout Wikipedia, most notably somewhere deep inside COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan. The pattern is exceptionally clear: if Trump is connected, editors will whitewash, bury, delete, and obfuscate.
  • 2020 Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping plot: same issues as above. Lead doesn’t mention a word about Trump, even though the body of the article paints a fairly conclusive picture of him as encouraging, supporting, and influencing the perps.
  •  Doing... Texas Trump Train ambush. Article doesn’t exist. Instead, we get one paragraph whitewashing the incident and a second paragraph of Trump denying responsibility, all of it buried inside Joe Biden 2020 presidential campaign, where nobody will ever find or read them. Strangely, the article fails to mention that "Donald Trump Jr. told supporters in Texas to give Sen. Kamala Harris a "Trump Train welcome" two days before cars with MAGA signs swarmed a Biden campaign bus on a highway near Austin and led to a crash. "It'd be great if you guys would all get together, head down to McAllen, and give Kamala Harris a nice Trump Train welcome," he said in a video." Meanwhile, the incident has led to what has become the Trump Train lawsuit, yet if you only got your information from Wikipedia, you wouldn’t know about it.

December music[edit]

January songs
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happy new year

Thank you for your help with Mother and Child. I tried to link Atma, and failed, and your link was such a gift! Perhaps add that to the other. - Enjoy the season! Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:14, 23 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Gerda Arendt, I based the link on your source. Although the target isn’t ideal, and is somewhat confusing, it is more accurate than any other other target we have at the moment. For what it’s worth, this is a wonderful piece of music, and I regret that because I live in a somewhat isolated region, I have never seen it performed live. I hope to have the chance in the future. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Stay warm. Viriditas (talk) 00:31, 24 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you. - I heard it when I was permitted to attend a rehearsal of the Dessoff Choirs, - fascinating! - Wishing you a year of harmony! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:49, 31 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
User:Gerda Arendt, you are very lucky to have experienced the music of John Tavener in a live musical environment. I am hoping in 2023 the technology will have advanced enough to attend live performances remotely in VR. Live Nation Entertainment claimed they were planning to do this some time ago, but nothing has come of it as far as I know, except that they have generated an enormous amount of animosity due to their ticket pricing scandals. Happy New Year, and thank you for bringing so much light into the world! Viriditas (talk) 03:58, 1 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, I feel blessed by the music coming back, after severe restrictions for two years. Today, I point at two singers I whose performance I enjoyed. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:49, 6 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Great work, as usual, Gerda. Your comment got me to thinking, what if you created a talk page DYK box for transclusion, similar to the pretty boxes you use elsewhere, but could appear on user pages such as my own (and anyone else who desires) to highlight your DYK work (and if designed appropriately could highlight any users work in addition to your own). Let me rephrase it another way for clarity: I’m interested in seeing your DYK work, not just on the main page, but also on my talk page, highlighted by itself, as if I’m subscribing to it. Wouldn’t that be cool? Let me put this yet another way: I’m aware you work on music DYK hooks. There should be a way to edit my user/talk page in such a way that I can say "show me DYK hooks with a music theme", and then either have them appear randomly, or be able to choose by user. What do you think? Viriditas (talk) 09:39, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you, and mixed thoughts. I am getting out of Did you know as it currently is, see see you later. - I could make the top notice on my talk a template that you could include, and I could use it on both my talk and images, - how is that? - I also plan to make an extra pages of "my songs" - it's my mother's birthday today who gave most of them to me while I was little. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:32, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You can call {{User Gerda Arendt/Top}}, see also - linked from my user page - memories (with DYK by subject). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:50, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you, User:Gerda Arendt. Will it load older DYKs or just new ones? I will add it to my page. I am sorry to hear you will stop doing DYK, but perhaps this is to the benefit of FA? I heard some wonderful music tonight on the radio. It was Louis Spohr, Violin Concerto No. 8 in A Minor, Op. 47. Simply divine. Viriditas (talk) 09:28, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Lovely music! - I'll load older DYK fitting for a day, but will try to keep this one - related to the subject of my first article - until the next one comes. I began my songs, with the DYK, in case of interest. - I need a break from DYK. The last straw was Galina Pisarenko (discussion on the talk), a legendary singer, who was first rejected and then diluted to saying the she learned Norwegian. Not what I am here for, not what she deserved. I think I will better omit that from my list of those who recently died. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:40, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm back from vacation. Melitta Muszely died, RIP - the other story is 10 years old OTD ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:56, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


peaceful beauty

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Thank you for quality articles about beauty in culture, such as Giant Steps, list of Hawaiian dishes, Lahaina Banyan Court Park and The Lady in White (Bracquemond), for service from 2004, for living the "principle of peaceful, non-violent protest", for adding beauty, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

You are recipient no. 2793 of Precious, a prize of QAI. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:26, 1 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy New Year, Viriditas![edit]

   Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.

Moops T 02:26, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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February songs[edit]

February songs
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Thank you for appreciation! -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:49, 10 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

... and for a nice comment on my talk. - My story on 24 February is about Artemy Vedel (TFA by Amitchell235) as you already know, and I made a suggestion for more peace, - what do you think? Best said on the article talk, perhaps. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:15, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

today: two women whose birthday we celebrate today, 99 and 90! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:24, 28 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]