Greetings from “New Normal” Germany!

On April 1, 1933, shortly after Hitler was appointed chancellor, the Nazis staged a boycott of Jewish businesses in Germany. Members of the Storm Troopers (“die Sturmabteilung,” or the “Storm Department,” as I like to think of them) stood around outside of Jewish-owned stores with Gothic-lettered placards reading “Germans! Defend yourselves! Do not buy from Jews!” The boycott itself was a total disaster — most Germans ignored it and just went on with their lives — but it was the beginning of the official persecution of the Jews and totalitarianism in Nazi Germany.

Last week, here in “New Normal” Germany, the government (which, it goes without saying, bears no resemblance to the Nazi regime, or any other totalitarian regime) implemented a social-segregation system that bans anyone who refuses to publicly conform to the official “New Normal” ideology from participating in German society. From now on, only those who have an official “vaccination pass” or proof of a negative PCR test are allowed to sit down and eat at restaurants, shop at “non-essential” stores, or go to bars, or the cinema, or wherever.

Here’s a notice from the website of Prater, a popular beer garden in Berlin:

Of course, there is absolutely no valid comparison to be made between these two events, or between Nazi Germany and “New Normal” Germany, nor would I ever imply that there was. That would be illegal in “New Normal” Germany, as it would be considered “relativizing the Holocaust,” not to mention being “anti-democratic and/or delegitimizing the state in a way that endangers security,” or whatever. Plus, it’s not like there are SA goons standing outside shops and restaurants with signs reading “Germans! Defend yourselves! Don’t sell to the Unvaccinated and Untested!” It’s just that it’s now illegal to do that, i.e., sell anything to those of us whom the media and the government have systematically stigmatized as “Covid deniers” because we haven’t converted to the new official ideology and submitted to being “vaccinated” or “tested.”

Protesting the new official ideology is also illegal in “New Normal” Germany. OK, I think I should probably rephrase that. I certainly don’t want to misinform anyone. Protesting the “New Normal” isn’t outlawed per se. You’re totally allowed to apply for a permit to protest against the “Covid restrictions” on the condition that everyone taking part in your protest wears a medical-looking N95 mask and maintains a distance of 1.5 meters from every other medical-masked protester … which is kind of like permitting anti-racism protests as long as the protesters all wear Ku Klux Klan robes and perform a choreographed karaoke of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama.

Who says the Germans don’t have a sense of humor?

I don’t mean to single out the Germans. There is nothing inherently totalitarian, or fascist, or robotically authoritarian and hyper-conformist about the Germans, as a people. The fact that the vast majority of Germans clicked their heels and started mindlessly following orders, like they did in Nazi Germany, the moment the “New Normal” was introduced last year doesn’t mean that all Germans are fascists by nature. Most Americans did the same thing. So did the British, the Australians, the Spanish, the French, the Canadians, and a long list of others. It’s just that, well, I happen to live here, so I’ve watched as Germany has been transformed into “New Normal Germany” up close and personal, and it has definitely made an impression on me.

The ease with which the German authorities implemented the new official ideology, and how fanatically it has been embraced by the majority of Germans, came as something of a shock. I had naively believed that, in light of their history, the Germans would be among the first to recognize a nascent totalitarian movement predicated on textbook Goebbelsian Big Lies (i.e., manipulated Covid “case” and “death” statistics), and would resist it en masse, or at least take a moment to question the lies their leaders were hysterically barking at them.

I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Here we are, over a year later, and waiters and shop clerks are “checking papers” to enforce compliance with the new official ideology. (And, yes, the “New Normal” is an official ideology. When you strip away the illusion of an apocalyptic plague, there isn’t any other description for it). Perfectly healthy, medical-masked people are lining up in the streets to be experimentally “vaccinated.” Lockdown-bankrupted shops and restaurants have been converted into walk-in “PCR-test stations.” The government is debating mandatory “vaccination” of children in kindergarten. Goon squads are arresting octogenarians for picnicking on the sidewalk without permission. And so on. At this point, I’m just sitting here waiting for the news that mass “disinfection camps” are being set up to solve the “Unvaccinated Question.”

Whoops … there I go again, “relativizing the Holocaust.” I really need to stop doing that. The Germans take this stuff very seriously, especially with Israel under relentless attack by the desperately impoverished people it has locked inside an enormous walled ghetto, and is self-defensively ethnically cleansing.

But, seriously, there is no similarity whatsoever between Nazi Germany and “New Normal” Germany. Sure, both systems suspended the constitution, declared a national “state of emergency” enabling the government to rule by decree, inundated the masses with insane propaganda and manipulated “scientific facts,” outlawed protests, criminalized dissent, implemented a variety of public rituals, and symbols, and a social segregation system, to enforce compliance with their official ideologies, and demonized anyone who refused to comply … but, other than that, there’s no similarity, and anyone who suggests there is is a dangerous social-deviant extremist who probably needs to be quarantined somewhere, or perhaps dealt with in some other “special” way.

Plus, the two ideologies are completely different. One was a fanatical totalitarian ideology based on imaginary racial superiority and the other is a fanatical totalitarian ideology based on an imaginary “apocalyptic plague” … so what the hell am I even talking about? On top of which, no swastikas, right? No swastikas, no totalitarianism! And nobody’s mass murdering the Jews, that I know of, and that’s the critical thing, after all!

So, never mind. Just ignore all that crazy stuff I just told you about “New Normal” Germany. Don’t worry about “New Normal” America, either. Or “New Normal” Great Britain. Or “New Normal” wherever. Get experimentally “vaccinated.” Experimentally “vaccinate” your kids. Prove your loyalty to the Reich … sorry, I meant to global capitalism. Ignore those reports of people dying and suffering horrible adverse effects. Wear your mask. Wear it forever. God knows what other viruses are out there, just waiting to defile your bodily fluids and cause you to experience a flu-like illness, or cut you down in the prime of your seventies or eighties … and, Jesus, I almost forgot “long Covid.” That in itself is certainly enough to justify radically restructuring society so that it resembles an upscale hospital theme park staffed by paranoid, smiley-faced fascists in fanciful designer Hazmat suits.

Oh, and keep your “vaccination papers” in order. You never know when you’re going to have to show them to some official at the airport, or a shop, or restaurant, or to your boss, or your landlord, or the police, or your bank, or your ISP, or your Tinder date … or some other “New Normal” authority figure. I mean, you don’t want to be mistaken for a “Covid denier,” or an “anti-vaxxer,” or a “conspiracy theorist,” or some other type of ideological deviant, and be banished from society, do you?


CJ Hopkins
May 24, 2021
Photo: Bundesarchiv, Bild 102-14468, Georg Pahl, CC-BY-SA 3.0

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98 thoughts on “Greetings from “New Normal” Germany!

  1. Thanks CJ. I enjoy your work, and no doubt the creeping techno-fascist medical apartheid that is Germany wears thin with you. Keep fighting the good fight. Keep writing. Keep living in your truth. Peace and love to you from the other side of this blue globe.

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  2. Good as the article is, the photograph is just as eloquent and chilling. The facial expressions of the three people… How would you like to be in the power of that lanky young man with the armband and the smug, arrogant expression of someone who knows he is an Uebermensch?

    The poster they have put in the shop window (no doubt a shop believed to be owned or operated by Jews) is also scary. “Deutsche!” (In other words, all decent God-fearing, Hitler-loving Germans).
    “Wehrt Euch!” (Defend yourselves – plural. It’s not the respectful “you” as opposed to “thou”, because…)
    “Kauft nicht bei Juden!” (Don’t buy from Jews – with the second person singular (“thou”) as opposed to the respectful “you”, a form of address used to intimates, children and inferiors).

    “Kauft nicht bei Juden!” Then as now, that wasn’t a legal prohibition or even a formal regulation. It was just “friendly advice” from the kindly government. You were quite free to ignore it… if you wanted to be considered as, at best, a “Jew lover”, or at worst perhaps an actual Jew.


  3. Hopkins you are the most important living political satirist. Perhaps the only important living political satirist. But even if there were a few you’d very likely come out on top. We love you.

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    1. You want to check out JP Sears and Brett Pella on Youtube. They make videos that are satire. I can’t think of anyone writing better satire than CJ Hopkins.


  4. CJ, I just finished your book (Zone 23) and I realized that for some weird reason there is a wall of separation between people like you that analyze the globocap system and other people (mostly from physical sciences) that focus on the self-limiting aspect of empires, due to energy and climate.

    I wonder if you have read any of the vast information on resource limits, peak oil and climate change?

    There are many books/blogs out there but I will just link to one of the most famous:

    On the one hand, the existence of limits is good news in terms of the ability of globocap to make “Zone 23” a horrible reality.
    On the other hand, there is a case to be made that all the false-flags crises of the last 20 years (at least) are part of the system painfully adapting to the new reality of resource scarcity.

    I would love to hear your thoughs on this.


  5. Majority (~99%) of the modern moron slaves actually don’t care about any of those “NEW NORMAL” rules and orders and apps and jabs! They didn’t cared before why the hell should they care now?

    The Reality keeps being the same since the day I’ve made this little poster…

    So… just enjoy the show and start preparing to pay a huge gas, I mean, JAB bill!


    1. Really dig the poster. May I share?
      I know a smattering of shield and flag symbolism, but I’d really like to see a translation. They must tell an long story.
      What family the 2 (same) with Eagles in their centre?

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  6. Reports out of Germany sound truly awful. Not the virus, but repression got out of control there.

    Regarding 1933, the German boycott of Jewish stores was in response to a global Jewish boycott against German goods and exports (that’s why the poster in your photograph reads “Germans! Fight back!”). Of course, the Jewish boycott against Germany was in response to general anti-Jewish policies of the NS party.


  7. Another triumph of satirical sociopolitical criticism, CJ!

    But I’m sorry to feel compelled to suggest that, sooner than later, you get in touch with realtors in, say, Antarctica or Tierra del Fuego.

    Because in spite of bending over backwards to ensure that your commentary cannot be misunderstood as invidious sedition, I fear that you are rapidly wearing out your Willkommen in Deutschland.

    Keep up the good work wherever you go, because to us contrarian types you are an indispensable hero; perhaps perversely, your tidings bring comfort and joy.

    PS: I finally just bought Zone 23, so now you can go out and buy that new mask you’ve had your eye on! ;)

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  8. This is not a warmongering statement, but the “new normal” Germans are being groomed to accept is a China-style biosecurity state.

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    1. Western corporations used china market to test their tools (hardware/software) in order to deploy them in western countries…

      Without an event like OPERATION COVIDIUS the herds of modern moron salves from western plantations would give a little bit of fight if stuff like “house arrest because you are not sick” was done before.

      Herds of ignorant, irresponsible and idiot uman animals are EASILY tamed and steered using FEAR and CULT like propaganda. Clearly nothing new, but at least it is interesting to see it happen during a time of alleged Peak “Humanity”!


  9. Thanks very much for this column, CJ. I have little to add, except to echo that the ease with which the Very Few and their 5-percenter minions have been able to implement their utterly evil program has been just stunning to me as well; and the solid, readily-available evidence against that group’s claims is of of *no apparent interest to anyone* I’ve met.. this person is not getting tested™, or “jabbed” with their so-called “vaccines”, thank you very much.

    Los Osos CA


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  10. Adding: Christopher Lasch talked about “the spread of stupefaction” around 1980, IIRC; that’s been a long-term project for Those Who Rule Us. It’s working well, so far as I can see (hi-ya, seventeen-intelligence folks).. as long as their survellancePhones work and takeout pizza still arrives, my neighbors and such seem fine with techno-fascist feudalism. Nice work, boys! [you’re next..]

    glad I’m old.

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  11. As a german I think the “new madness, corona, carbon, be an idiot” bullshit is exactly the same as it was when people said “…i didn’t know where the trains were going..”. They knew. I have diskussed with my mother back and forth (*1940). The germans are very very simply: cowards. They “don’t know” the details about dark trains or Corona mass hoax. But guess, if an App is there where you can shit a wrongdoer… millions of germans are all of a sudden really well aware of any and every deep detail about everything they are allowed to blame others and they will become very active to show that others are breaking the law. But if one is higher in the hierarchy they will be quiet. And I mean 100% brain switched off quiet. The Germans will say absolutely nothing. They will do exactly any and every bullshit they have been advised. I have friends, rich people very clever, they are 100% following the rules. Even jewish german friends by the way. Even if they know e.g. that these stories and vaccines are all bullshit.

    Coming back to 1940: My grandpa (*1904) shoutet to the nazis when they knocked at the door to catch him for the mass murders, fantastically called “war”: “Fck off, go away and do not come back otherwise I will kill you” That was it! They never came back. EVERY GERMAN COULD HAVE SAID THAT. The stories about executions of refusals is a fable made up by cowards. And germans are cowardly as a sack of potatoes. If brave russian soldiers would again stand in front of germans the war would be done in 10 minutes. All germans would run back home to mama.

    My experience: you can! say NO to the school and they will not test your kids even if it is only me among 2000 coward idiots, you can say NO to stay at home and then you can simply go to the office, you can say NO to wear masks in the office and nobody will complain etc… Right now even NOBODY is forcing you to get vaccinated. What is being said is: it would be good if…. IT IS EVERYBODYS OWN DECISION. And again, 70 years later, a decision worth nothing, made by cowards.


  12. I admit to being like a rat to the maze cheese when it comes to articles on German society, in contrast to the constant comparisons of Bush and Trump to Hitler, which defies logic on the basis of “two things which are equal to the same thing, are equal to each other”; which certainly cannot be said of Bush and Trump.

    The premise of this article is that Germans are going full-compliance on vaccines and masks, and enforcing aggressively. I would consider a comparison to the Stasi’s surveillance regime more appropriate than the Nazi’s.

    Left unexplained is how the people who produce the Easy German series of language videos on YouTube conduct informal street interviews without ever wearing or showing masks. Cari and Janusz have been making these for years and I never see anyone demasking, or even holding a mask.

    Therefore I conclude the author is a little hopped up on his own kool-aid.


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