The Germans Are Back!

Break out the Wagner, folks … the Germans are back! No, not the warm, fuzzy, pussified, peace-loving, post-war Germans … the Germans! You know the ones I mean. The “I didn’t know where the trains were going” Germans. The “I was just following orders” Germans. The other Germans.

Yeah … those Germans.

In case you missed it, on November 18, the German parliament passed a law, the so-called “Infection Protection Act” (“Das Infektionsschutzgesetz” in German) formally granting the government the authority to issue whatever edicts it wants under the guise of protecting the public health. The government has been doing this anyway — ordering lockdowns, curfews, travel bans, banning demonstrations, raiding homes and businesses, ordering everyone to wear medical masks, harassing and arresting dissidents, etc. — but now it has been “legitimized” by the Bundestag, enshrined into law, and presumably stamped with one of those intricate official stamps that German bureaucrats like to stamp things with.

Now, this “Infection Protection Act,” which was rushed through the parliament, is not in any way comparable to the “Enabling Act of 1933,” which formally granted the government the authority to issue whatever edicts it wanted under the guise of remedying the distress of the people. Yes, I realize that sounds quite similar, but, according to the government and the German media, there is no absolutely equivalence whatsoever, and anyone who suggests there is is “a far-right AfD extremist,” “a neo-Nazi conspiracy theorist,” or “an anti-vax esotericist,” or whatever.

As the Protection Act was being legitimized (i.e., the current one, not the one in 1933), tens of thousands of anti-totalitarian protesters gathered in the streets, many of them carrying copies of the Grundgesetz (i.e., the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany), which the parliament had just abrogated. They were met by thousands of riot police, who declared the demonstration “illegal” (because many of the protesters were not wearing masks), beat up and arrested hundreds of them, and then hosed down the rest with water cannons.

The German media — which are totally objective, and not at all like Goebbels’ Ministry of Propaganda in the Nazi era — dutifully reminded the German public that these protesters were all “Corona Deniers,” “far-right extremists,” “conspiracy theorists,” “anti-vaxxers,” “neo-Nazis,” and so on, so they probably got what they deserved. Also, a spokesperson for the Berlin police (who bear absolutely no resemblance to the Gestapo, or the Stasi, or any other notorious official-ideology-enforcing goons) pointed out that their water cannons were only being used to “irrigate” the protesters (i.e., not being aimed directly at them) because there were so many “Corona Denier” children in their ranks.

According to the government, the German media, the intelligentsia, and, basically, anyone in public life who wants to remain there, these “Corona Deniers” are becoming a problem. They are spreading baseless “conspiracy theories” that are threatening the public health and causing distress to the German people (e.g., that the vast majority of those infected suffer only mild to moderate flu symptoms or, more commonly, no symptoms at all, and that over 99.7% survive). They are walking around without medical-looking masks, which is making a mockery of the government and media’s efforts to convince the public that they are under attack by an apocalyptic plague. They are posting scientific facts on the Internet. They are staging these protests and otherwise challenging the government’s right to declare a “health emergency,” suspend the German constitution indefinitely, and rule society by decree and force.

Despite the German government and media’s efforts to demonize anyone not obediently parroting the official “New Normal” narrative as a “dangerous neo-Nazi Corona Denier,” the “Corona Denialism” movement is growing, not just in Germany, but all throughout Europe. Clearly, the time is coming for Germany to take stronger measures against this threat. The health of the Vater … uh, the nation, is at stake! Fortunately, this “Infection Protection Act” will provide the government with the authority it needs to conceive and carry out some kind of … well, you know, solution. Allowing these degenerate anti-social deviants to run around challenging the German government’s absolute power is not an option, not in a time of national health emergency! These “Nazi-sympathizing Corona Deniers” must be rooted out and dealt with, mercilessly!

I’m not privy to the details, of course, but, it being Germany, I imagine some sort of Special Task Force has been set up to efficiently deal with the “Corona Denier Problem.” Steps are clearly already being taken. Alternative media outlets are being deplatformed (because, according the media, they are “Querfront magazines”). In April, a well-known dissident lawyer was forcibly committed to a psychiatric ward (but the authorities and the media assured us that it had nothing to do with her dissident views, or with the lawsuits she was filing against the government; she just coincidentally became completely paranoid). Heavily-armed police are arresting YouTubers (although it isn’t clear exactly what for, as the authorities have released no details and the mainstream media is not reporting it).

In the run-up to the 29 August demonstration, at which the government granted some neo-Nazis de-facto permission to “storm the Reichstag,” so that the media could film it and discredit the real protest, one German politician went so far as to call for “Corona Deniers” to be deported … presumably on trains, somewhere to the east.

But seriously, I don’t mean to pick on the Germans. I love the Germans. I live in Germany. And they’re hardly the only ones implementing the new pathologized totalitarianism. It’s just that, given their not-too-distant history, it is rather depressing, and more than a little frightening, to watch as Germany is once again transformed into a totalitarian state, where the police are hunting down the mask-less on the streets, raiding restaurants, bars, and people’s homes, where goose-stepping little Good German citizens are peering into the windows of Yoga studios to see if they are violating “social distancing rules,” where I can’t take a walk or shop for groceries without being surrounded by hostile, glaring, sometimes verbally-abusive Germans, who are infuriated that I’m not wearing a mask, and otherwise mindlessly following orders, and who robotically remind me, “Es ist Pflicht! Es ist Pflicht!”

Yes, I am fully aware that it is “Pflicht.” If I had any doubt as to whether it was “Pflicht,” the Berlin Senat cleared that up when they commissioned and ran this charming advert instructing me to fuck myself if I don’t want to follow their “Corona orders” and profess my belief in their new Big Lie.

And OK, before the Literalist Society starts flooding me with outraged emails, no, I’m not calling these Germans “Nazis.” I am calling them “totalitarians.” Which, at this point, given everything we know, if you’re still pretending that this coronavirus in any way warrants the increasingly ridiculous “emergency measures” we are being subjected to, I’m sorry, but that is what you are.

You may not believe that is what you are … totalitarians never do, not until it is far too late.

It functions like a cult, totalitarianism. It creeps up on you, little by little, little lie by little lie, accommodation by accommodation, rationalization by rationalization … until one day you find yourself taking orders from some twisted little narcissistic nihilist on a mission to remake the entire world. You don’t surrender to it all at once. You do it over the course of weeks and months. Imperceptibly, it becomes your reality. You do not recognize that you are in it, because everything you see is part of it, and everyone you know is in it … except for the others, who are not part of it. The “deniers.” The “deviants.” The “foreigners.” The “strangers.” The “Covidiots.” The “virus spreaders.”

See, although the narratives and symbols may change, totalitarianism is totalitarianism. It doesn’t really matter which uniform it wears, or which language it speaks … it is the same abomination. It is an idol, a simulacrum of the hubris of man, formed from the clay of the minds of the masses by megalomaniacal spiritual cripples who want to exterminate what they cannot control. And what they want to control is always everything. Everything that reminds them of their weakness and their shame. You. Me. Society. The world. Laughter. Love. Honor. Faith. The past. The future. Life. Death. Everything that will not obey them.

Unfortunately, once this kind of thing gets started, and reaches the stage we are currently experiencing, more often than not, it does not stop, not until cities lie in ruins or fields are littered with human skulls. It might take us ten or twelve years to get there, but, make no mistake, that’s where we’re headed, where totalitarianism is always headed … if you don’t believe me, just ask the Germans.

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CJ Hopkins
November 22, 2020
Photo: Poland, 1939. CC 3.0

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56 thoughts on “The Germans Are Back!

  1. The Germans are back…honestly, having been born in 1949, active in the late 60’s against the “Notstandsgesetze” – the GERMAN never had left. What do you think the Notstandsgesetze were for?
    They never have been invoked – yet – but why do you think they are there, way before any “homeland security” laws?

    And why do you think I left this stifling atmosphere – that allowed a lighter air sometimes like when Willy Brandt (by German Conservatives always portrayed as the Traitor) took the rudder only to be dumped after the Guillaume affair – in the late 70’s to move to Canada?
    I never felt as home as when living in a small town in Northeast BC, despite this being a hotbed of conservatism (paint a fencepost with the conservative colours and you can get it elected type).
    I feel sorry for you when you fell for a Germany that might exist in a few enclaves, unrepresentative of the real mood of the majority population that never got over the “Obrigkeitshoerigkeit”.

    BTW – I live in Portugal now (the winters are easier on a poor retiree) and two female judges threw out the right of Government to establish any law forcing anyone into quarantine, stipulating first the PCR test is worthless based on scientific evidence and secondly that quarantine can only ordered by a doctor after consultation and a proper virus test establishing infectiousness of the patient.
    https://off-guardian.org/2020/11/20/portuguese-court-rules-pcr-tests-unreliable-quarantines-unlawful/

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    1. There is no escape from GloboCap … but our in-house satirist is rather fond of a certain tiny Greek island, and Portugal is quite lovely as well! At the moment, however, we’re committed to furthering the Obrigkeitshoerigkeitswiderstand here in Berlin as best we can.

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  2. Is it just me, or could there be something a little weird about someone calling himself “Aziz Bozkurt” (obviously a Turkish name) demanding that people of whom he disapproves get “raus aus meinem Land” (“out of my country”)? When they’re in Germany – not Turkey?

    Maybe it’s just another manifestation of the new Ottoman Empire.

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    1. Obviously you are not familiar with the history of “Gastarbeiter (plural) in Germany.
      Many Turks came to work and some attained citizenship, however the children they raised all are full citizens since 2000 when born in Germany. Turks (either naturalized or not) still are the majority of all foreigners living in Germany.

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  3. Thanks, Peter, I do know about Gastarbeiter. He may be “a full citizen” but he’s not German. (Whoops, I just incurred a 10-year sentence – see you in 2030 if I live that long).

    As for Greece, I am reminded of the ancient joke about Mutti going to Greece and having to answer questions at immigration control. “Name?” “Angela Merkel”. “Occupation?” “No, just a holiday”.

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  4. The »Silent March« this afternoon (Nov. 22, 2020), through the Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood in Berlin to Alexanderplatz. In the march there were no logos, no banners, no symbols. Just two big banners, one in front and one at the end, saying »We need to talk« (»Wir müssen reden«). The »Antifa« and other »leftist« groups had called to disturb the march, to »let the Nazis, Corona-deniers and self-declared victims feel that they are not wanted here« by banging pots, shouting at them et cetera.

    And they did. I was walking with the Silent March, knowing that I am a »government certified Nazi« now. But this time, for a change, I was quite happy the police were there, because otherwise there would have been good chances that some of the »righteous ones« would have attacked the »Nazis and Corona-deniers« physically. The police seemed to be fairly relaxed; I did not see any trouble between them and the marchers. I even had the feeling that most of them were secretly sympathising with us.

    There was so much hate I sensed with the »righteous ones«. I saw a middle aged man who stood at the side of the street, his head glowing red with fury, shouting abusive stuff at us. One thing that was also strange to see was that the vast majority of the »Nazis« was above fifty, whereas the vast majority of the »righteous ones« was young, up to about 45, but most of them a lot younger.

    And it’s not just there that I noticed this. When I look back to the months since it all began, it was almost always young folks who objected if I didn’t wear a mask … Looks as if (again?) most of the young don’t care at all about what is going on, or are even embracing a totalitarian future: They know, they are the righteous ones …

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    1. The funny thing (ironic?) – it is the young ones whose future get stolen by lockdowns, missing out on education, social relationships, work…and are not threatened by catching a serious form of the disease except in very rare circumstances.

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  5. I laughed and I cried on this one CJ. It takes a special kind of writer to do that.
    But since they called the election here for sleepy joe my newly purchased defense stocks have gone up 15% !
    It seems we have some of THOSE Germans here too. Not so much where I live but on the coasts.
    gavin newsome has instructed the people of Commiefornia to wear masks during dinner and take them off between bites.
    All the while he dines elbow to elbow with his health department and no masks.
    But this virus is smart, it knows the “good” people and will not infect them.
    But I do see signs of resistance to this and hope that the liberty virus will infect us all.
    Great essay.

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  6. Anyone who STILL believes there is a virus needs their head examined. Bill Gates and Klaus Schwab (and others in their totalitarian agenda, billionaire group) are laughing at every person around the world wearing a ridiculous mask. Their evil dreams of controlling the media, controlling governments, and controlling the minds of most people in the world (by creating a fake virus pandemic) has come true.

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  7. Having already normalized totalitarian pants-wearing during the “old normal” and herding off all liberty-loving nudists into isolated reservations, the globalist overlords are now coming for our faces. Resist! Resist!

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  8. We have just moved out of Berlin, Germany, after decades there. The populace is being stampeded as it was in the 30s, by propaganda. Then the “Pest” was Jews, and today it is hysterical reporting about a virus,

    Here is a simple metric and even simpler math calculated for you. The number of deaths attributed to SARS CoV2 in Germany as of 22 November 2020 in 14,406. The population of Germany is about 83 million. Dividing the deaths by the population and multiplying the result by 100 gives a percentage of the population which has died of this virus within the general population. These figures may be sourced and re-checked at the Bundesamt website or Robert Koch Institut site.

    Calculated for you: ( 14,406 / 83,000.000 ) x 100 = 0.017 %

    Thus, in Germany in this moment, less than two one-hundredths of one percent are dead. For this, billions of Euros have been wasted, German productivity hamstrung, and a populace scared out of their wits by complicit media.

    When I flew into Tegel/Berlin about two months ago, I was obligated to have a test, which came back via the Charité that I was “negativ.” Even so, some of my former neighbors were afraid that maybe the test wasn’t correct. Such is the nature of the divisive and pervasive fear infecting that land with far greater effect than the virus.

    The federal government and its bureaucrats are over-reaching by far. If they had any allegiance to the Basic Law, it is fading now in favor of diktats. This proves to me they have little allegiance any longer, and authoritarianism is rising again. It is not rising from the AfD as they would have the world believe, but from the CDU and SPD and die Linke Partei.

    It is important to recall that Nazi is merely the abbreviation of the party’s one time name — National Socialism. Germany was socialist nationally, and might well be again, I am afraid. Ergo we have emigrated.

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    1. Where did you emigrate to? As far as I know, it is pretty much the same anywhere? I am looking for a place for my family without medical tyranny and without 1984 bs, but whereever I look… Any advice? Portugal courts seem to wake up now though… I totally lost any hope in german judges, btw. Independent? Not our courts.

      And for the essey, I love it. It is so true.

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    2. Sorry to hear this about my hmm “beloved” germany. I emigrated a long time ago already. I still love germany in my heart, but could never ever live there again i think, especially after the corona madness, which has shown me a new totalitarian germany (and its not just the government, it is 70% of the people I guess, and especially the youth. thats the worst for me).

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  9. I was at the demonstration last Wednesday. Next time I will take rain clothing and will be at the first row.

    Good thing is, the covidiots are really the ones with courage, heart and resilience. I felt it, they will not back down. They will go all the way. Which means liberty or death in the end.

    Thank you for the superb text.

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    1. Thank you for doing this for us germans who cannot take part in the demonstrations. My heart is with you. I always follow the livestreams from reitschuster and carolin mathie).

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  10. Yes – I think we are heading towards dangerous, turmoiled times. The propagangda (nice typo – let’s just leave it that way …) is pitting up the people against each other, and the government against all … Everything that was once worth living for – love, dance, music, wonder, … is about to be destroyed. Everything that is alive and therefore uncontrollable. And it is all about control – total control, the wet dream of very wealthy, very powerful individuals and entities who represent walking dead.

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  11. Reading this on an Anglo-Saxon website forces me to state that this is result of 75 years of “re-education” caused by the “Hintertanen” the mostly hidden back-rulers of US/UK and their Hochfinanz – high finance who all made a furtune from the ONE 30-years war from 1914-45.

    It was a genocide against the people (or better Völker) of Europe, primarily Germans and Russians, the natural brenthren.

    These satanists financed Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Ulbricht (the devil who build the Berlin Wall) and these same people are now behind the satan Merkel, too. And they want the “Great Reset” and the NWO to enslave the whole world.

    It’s “thesis” – “antithesis” and now we are at the start of “synthesis”. But it’s all socialism (including the national variant 100% socialism).

    If you want to know more about the “Hintertanen” read Joh. 8:44 together with Matt. 11:27 and search for teaching of Marcion (ca. 65-145) the first Christian teacher.

    He taught clearly what the Christ said in Joh. 8:44

    (“Ur” means original, from the sole source, unchanged, there is noexact Englsh word for it)

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  12. […] Sì, sono pienamente consapevole che sia “Pflicht”. Se avevo qualche dubbio sul fatto che fosse “Pflicht”, il Senato di Berlino lo chiarì quando commissionarono e pubblicarono questo affascinante annuncio in cui mi istruivano a fottermi se non voglio seguire i loro “ordini Corona” e professare la mia fede nella loro nuova Big Lie.E OK, prima che la Literalist Society inizi a inondarmi di e-mail oltraggiate, no, non sto chiamando questi tedeschi “nazisti”. Li chiamo “totalitari”. Il che, a questo punto, visto tutto quello che sappiamo, se stai ancora fingendo che questo coronavirus in qualche modo giustifichi le sempre più ridicole “misure di emergenza” a cui siamo sottoposti, mi dispiace, ma questo è quello che sei.Potresti non credere che sia quello che sei … i totalitari non lo fanno mai, non finché non è troppo tardi.Funziona come un culto , il totalitarismo. Ti si insinua a poco a poco, a poco a poco con la menzogna, sistemazione dopo sistemazione, razionalizzazione dopo razionalizzazione… finché un giorno ti ritrovi a prendere ordini da un piccolo nichilista narcisista perverso in missione per rifare il mondo intero. Non ti arrendi a tutto in una volta. Lo fai nel corso di settimane e mesi. Impercettibilmente, diventa la tua realtà.Non riconosci di esserci, perché tutto ciò che vedi ne fa parte, e tutti quelli che conosci sono in esso … tranne  gli altri , che non ne fanno parte. I “negazionisti”. I “devianti”. Gli “stranieri”.  Gli “spargitori di virus”.Vedi, anche se le narrazioni ei simboli possono cambiare, il totalitarismo è totalitarismo. Non importa quale uniforme indossi o quale lingua parli… è lo stesso abominio. È un idolo, un simulacro dell’arroganza dell’uomo, formato dall’argilla delle menti delle masse da storpi spirituali megalomani che vogliono sterminare ciò che non possono controllare. E quello che vogliono controllare è sempre tutto. Tutto ciò che ricorda loro la loro debolezza e la loro vergogna. Tu. Me. Società. Il mondo. Risata. Amore. Onore. Fede. Il passato. Il futuro. Vita. Morte. Tutto ciò che non obbedirà a loro.Sfortunatamente, una volta che questo genere di cose inizia e raggiunge lo stadio che stiamo attualmente vivendo, il più delle volte non si ferma, non finché le città giacciono in rovina o i campi non sono disseminati di teschi umani. Potrebbero volerci dieci o dodici anni per arrivarci, ma, non fraintendetemi, è lì che siamo diretti, dove il totalitarismo è sempre diretto … se non mi credete, chiedetelo ai tedeschi.Scritto (perlopiù satiricamente) da CJ Hopkins tramite The Consent Factory. […]

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  13. Was looking forward to sharing with others until…the ‘F’ word inevitably made an appearance.
    For some reason, no one seems able to write an article these days without it.
    Won’t circulate for that reason.
    Pity.

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  14. Thank you for your exquisit text.

    I am sad to have to say, that I see it the same way you are describing the situation.

    Totalitarianism seems to be back.

    I tried to inform my friends and colleages in a letter. Step by step I described that the actions of our german government is without proportionality, I added official documents from the german government and the WHO.

    And the reply was that it is not understandable why I was adding these information, because they are all from sources that cannot be trusted. All fakes and halfthruths.

    I argued that the media is only shining by keeping out necessery information and asked of them to inform themselves. To think and reflect on the presented information.

    But I was not answeared with rationality. Instead I was accused of beeing a victim of propaganda. Which is hard to achive, because 20 years ago I read the book „Propaganda“, written by Edwad Bernays and published in1928.

    I thought that my fellow human beings in good old germany had learned their lessons from the teachings of the third reich. I was so wrong!

    I always believed that total obidience was something of the past, I must admit: I am disenchanted.

    So I came to the conclusion, that there ist no more application of reason and logic. And I am also thinking about leaving my motherland, which I love so much. But I must see that it goes both ways, and I am not feeling the love to be given back to me. Or to be more precise, there are not enough people, that I am aware of, who are following their hearts.

    Only time will tell, and as long as I have to care for my grandmother, born in 1927, I have no choice but to stay.

    I wish everybody well and thank you for reading my words.

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  15. Seems as if common sense is a thing of the past. For me, this is a dangerous situation. A very dangerous one. And if we don’t manage to come to our senses (literally!) soon …

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