So, it’s official. On Wednesday, August 24, New Normal Germany’s Bundestag rubber stamped the government’s latest revision to the so-called “Infection Protection Act” (i.e., New Normal Germany’s new Enabling Act), authorizing the continued persecution of “the Unvaccinated” (i.e., New Normal Germany’s new official Untermenschen), the mandatory wearing of medical-looking masks (i.e., the ideological-compliance symbol of the New Normal Reich throughout the world), the banning of protests against the New Normal (i.e., the new official ideology of Germany), and assorted other “emergency measures.”
These “emergency measures” are purportedly designed to protect the German people from a “health threat” that (a) does not exist; (b) the vast majority of other countries in Europe and the rest of the world have finally admitted does not exist; (c) never existed in the first place; and (d) not even the most fanatical Covidian Cultists can still pretend to present a plausible argument for the existence of without sounding like severely cognitively-impaired persons.
For example, Karl Lauterbach (who is still for some reason the official Minister of Health of Germany, despite the fact that he has been lying to the public and fomenting hatred of “the Unvaccinated” like the reanimated corpse of Joseph Goebbels on a daily basis for over two years) explained why Germany is pushing ahead with its plan to coercively “vaccinate” the entire population, over and over. According to Lauterbach, the “vaccines” cause “multiply-vaccinated” persons to develop symptoms of the illness their multiple “vaccinations” were designed to keep them from being infected with more quickly than “the Unvaccinated,” so they stay home, and thus help to “limit the pandemic,” whereas “the Unvaccinated,” being “asymptomatic,” go around heedlessly infecting “the Vaccinated,” which they wouldn’t be doing if they had been “multiply-vaccinated,” as they would be home suffering the flu-like symptoms they were assured the “vaccines” would protect them from suffering but which actually caused them to suffer more quickly.
OK, at this point, I know you’re probably asking, “why haven’t the German people demanded the removal of this obviously deranged clown from office?” Well, unfortunately, the problem isn’t just Karl Lauterbach. It’s also Olaf Scholz, the Chancellor of Germany, Marco Buschmann, the Minister of Justice, and the rest of the government of New Normal Germany, and the vast majority of the German people, who appear to be willing to behave as if the rest of the world did not exist, and click heels and mindlessly follow orders, no matter how completely absurd.
For example, if you’re flying to New Normal Germany from some other country where reality prevails, the moment your plane enters German airspace, you are required to don a medical-looking mask, and not just any old medical-looking mask, but an FFP2 Filtering Face Piece as defined by the EN 149 standard, which has been proven to protect you from the BA.5 Variant of the Omicron Variant of the SARS CoV-2 Variant (i.e., the original Covid-19 Variant) by the “the Golden Syrian Hamster Model,” according to the New Normal German authorities.**
Of course, this Filtering Face Piece mandate does not apply to government officials and their mouthpieces in the German media, an entire planeload of whom just flew from New Normal Germany to New Normal Canada and back in a state of flagrant masklessness.
And that is just one of the numerous examples of the fascistic spirit that has taken hold of the country I willingly emigrated to almost exactly 18 years ago, which I now no longer recognize. Here’s another one, which will turn your stomach. It’s a video clip of a Deutsche Bahn Gestapo Officer (a newly created official position formerly known as “train conductor”) barking orders at a maskless woman, over and over, like in a Spielberg film, then finally physically assaulting the woman …
I think that will suffice in terms of examples of the atmosphere here in New Normal Germany.
Now, believe it or not, I have tried to give the German people the benefit of the doubt (i.e., as a people) during the last two and a half years. Sure, I have occasionally likened their behavior to the behavior of the German people during their unsavory (i.e., Nazi) past, and I have compared the evolution of New Normal Germany to the early days of Nazi Germany on … OK, more than a few occasions, but I have emphasized that this disturbingly fascistic, mindless, order-following behavior has nothing to do with the German character per se, because we’ve seen the identical disturbingly fascistic, mindless, order-following behavior erupt in countries all over the world, but, at this point, if the German people continue to behave in a disturbingly fascistic, mindless, order-following manner while people all throughout the rest of the world go about their daily lives without having to show their “vaccination papers” to some goon to be allowed to enter a café and get a fucking cup of coffee, and otherwise exist in a more or less maskless, post-mass-hysterically-paranoid state … if the Germans are willing to continue to do that (i.e., behave in the aforementioned mindlessly fascistic, authority-worshiping, frightening fashion and make themselves the laughing stock of the world), I’m not going to be so nice anymore. I’m going to call them some derogatory names. I’m going to question their character as a people. I’m going to publicly speculate about exactly what the fuck is wrong with them.
I hope and pray I don’t have to do that. We’ve got about a month before the new “restrictions” take effect. Which is plenty of time for the German people to rise up and put an end to all this. I’ve been assured by my German friends that the German people will not do this, but what can I say? I’m a hopeless optimist.
In any event, I’ll keep you posted … unless, of course, I get arrested the for “delegitimizing the democractic state” or “relativizing the Holocaust,” or whatever.
In the meantime, enjoy the end of Summer, and don’t worry too much about what’s happening here in New Normal Germany, or in New Normal Canada, or New Normal Washington DC, or wherever. It all over now, mostly, isn’t it, the whole New Normal nightmare, right? They would never, ever, do it again … not wherever you live, right?
August 26, 2022
Photos: Downfall (the film); Twitter
* OK, I assume you’re wondering about the title. Geist means “spirit” (or “mind” or “intellect”), as in “Zeitgeist” (i.e., “the spirit of the age”), which you know because we’ve adopted it into English. Geisterfahrer is one of those essentially untranslatable German words. It basically means someone who’s driving in the wrong direction, i.e., against the flow of traffic, in the opposite direction to which everyone else is driving, but in a figurative rather than a literal sense.
** GOLDEN SYRIAN HAMSTER MODEL RESULTS: “Noncontact transmission was found in 66.7% (10/15) of exposed naive hamsters. Surgical mask partition for challenged index or naive hamsters significantly reduced transmission to 25% (6/24, P = .018). Surgical mask partition for challenged index hamsters significantly reduced transmission to only 16.7% (2/12, P = .019) of exposed naive hamsters. Unlike the severe manifestations of challenged hamsters, infected naive hamsters had lower clinical scores, milder histopathological changes, and lower viral nucleocapsid antigen expression in respiratory tract tissues.” (Seriously, this is from the actual study the Ministry of Health of New Normal Germany has cited as proof of the effectiveness of masks.)
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10 thoughts on “New Normal Germany’s Geisterfahrer Geist”
Gee whiz, so much for hoping that the next CJ post is sure to be an overdue cheerer-upper! 😎
It’s bad enough that the German government is in the process of elevating and enshrining the Megadeath Virus of Doom Scamdemic policies and practices into a permanent blueprint and model of public-health administration– a would-be Final Solution to substantially rid Germany of those pesky free-floating, microscopic, pathogenic Phantom Menaces.
But as bad, if not worse, is the Green Party domination of German government, and its influence on geopolitical affairs. Germany’s endemic Russophobia has been exacerbated and inflamed to the same level of hysterical xenophobia as its state-sanctioned virophobia.
The Green zealots in authority are relentlessly demonizing Putin and Russia in order to make Germany a trailblazing nation that eschews the use of fossil fuels. The European paragon of industry must needs be de-industrialized in order to reach the Green Promised Land, or Brave New World.
Growing up in Philadelphia (PA, USA), my mother (a daughter of Italian immigrants), and other adult womenfolk not of German extraction, extolled the virtues of German housekeeping– or perhaps I should say mentioned it with a mixture of admiration, envy, and exasperation. They weren’t referring to the Germans still living in Germany, but to the transplanted US variety.
So, as a little pitcher floating around during family gatherings, I heard snippets of conversation like, “Oh, her house is immaculate! She’s from a German family, and you know how they are! She washes all the windows once a month, and you could eat off the floor! I don’t see how she does it!”
Perhaps it was a mythical stereotype, but the Germans had a reputation for adhering to the highest standards of fanatic über-cleanliness.
I bring all this up because in recent weeks, I’ve seen several credible reports of German ministers giving stern advice to the population regarding the sudden dearth of energy supplies, the associated exorbitant cost of the dwindling supply, and the imperative to drastically adjust personal habits to accommodate the difficult transition to life without the postwar benefits of fossil fuels and industrial production.
Besides the advice on how to keep warm in inadequately-heated homes, businesses, and public buildings, ministers are insisting that routine practices like taking showers is now a luxury Germans can’t afford. The ministers are claiming to lead by example, bragging about their ability to shower in under two minutes. Recently, a minister lectured that a damp washcloth is a perfectly suitable substitute for wasteful and self-indulgent washing. Even doing laundry is now frowned upon!
Oh, the irony! One aspect I’d like to learn more about is whether the general public reaction to the manufactured energy crisis is as submissive and compliant as its response to the scamdemic’s New Abnormal.
There’s a lot of “material” in this madness, so perhaps CJ will favor us with a commentary on the Green plan to drive Germany into a down and dirty Green utopia, or Greentopia, and the German public’s reaction to it. 😟
Germany is apparently one of the test sites to determine exactly how much sheep-like behavior people will exhibit before they start to catch on. I guess their jabbed friends, family, and neighbors harmed, dead, or dying is not enough of a warning bell for them.
“we’ve seen the identical disturbingly fascistic, mindless, order-following behavior erupt in countries all over the world . . .”.
Sure – there is only one human sub-species and its predilections for organized madness.
China with their Red Guard Movement and they were not very nice about it, the USofA and the McCarthy Communist Witch Hunts, Italy with Fascism, Germany and Nazism and now this.
From one old German . . . “Madness is something rare in individuals — but in groups, parties, peoples, and ages, it is the rule.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil.
Good read too.
And with the worst yet to come . . .
Mr Hopkins, my condolences.
I was rather recently given a rather strange book from…those who you trust.
Its a mess. It hurdles rabbit holes at a mind-eviscerating pace.
One chapter speaks about “mass schooling” and its (alledged) origins in Prussia in early 1800s. It references a JT Gatto and his book “The Purpose of Schooling…”
I was unaware how it came over to America a single state for years Massachusetts persevered until others joined in and that parents, seemingly aware of what it amounted to, rioted/demonstrated/protested/objected (its unclear the severity).
My point CJ ….is what if it IS something about the people? Something beyond their control, drilled into their minds like Pavlovs experiment showed us – conditioning.
To obey, to “behave”, with negative reinforcement given a firm hand to repeatedly over and over “make the man”.
Forced schooling to begin (of course) at such a young age – as spiritually and mentally defenseless young children. The single driving theme being Isolation (school). From their parents from their family their tribe.
The book goes on…the school bell…every hour like Pavlov ringing the dinner bell. Why do students, who outnumber teachers 30 or 50 to 1, change classrooms every period, wouldnt it be far more reasonable even obvious for the teachers to be the ones constantly changing classrooms 5, 6 times a day?
Mr Hopkins they may not be able to help it…to withstand the social pressure to conform. Get the hell outta there in these coming 30 days.
Some people look back at the Nazi era and think it must have been an isolated, inexplicable outbreak of mass psychosis. Others (those whom I call “conservatives” or “Burkean liberals”) understand that there was nothing at all unusual about the Nazi era and the German people’s behaviour. There is an extensive litewrature on “the madness of crowds” and the astonishing ease with which large numbers of humans, almost irrespective of intelligence, education, or apparent goodness, can be led to believe and do the worst things imaginable. (And some that are not imaginable unless you are a conservative…)
The day before Great Britain declared war on Germany in 1914, Bertrand Russell had many friends, almost all of whom agreed with him that war was unpardonable madness which no conceivable situation could justify. Immediately war was declared, he found that he and his wife were entirely alone in believing just that. Even his closest friends condemned them, and no one would even give them a hearing. When they tried to address a meeting, they were physically attacked by ordinary London housewives wielding pieces of smashed furniture, while the police looked on calmly.
Russell said he thought they would actually have been killed right there, if his wife had not thought to inform the police that he was the son of an earl. Immediately the police pushed the attackers back and escorted the Russells to safety. Later he was imprisoned for writing against the war and helping conscientious objectors.
Klaus Schwab and his merry globalists at the WEF (World Eugenicists Forum) are making history.
Pissing is golden!.
In fact, all politicians throughout history want to leave their mark on the world, however they can, wherever they are.
So just as dogs raise one of their legs up and leave their mark there.
All politicians want to leave their mark: ‘I have been here and this is my territory.’
All the politicians of the world are doing that, pissing and thinking that they are leaving golden marks.
Making as a declaration to existence “This is my territory” – it stinks!
And the whole of history stinks, and all your politicians simply stink…. of piss!
Doris Johnson, Liz Truss, Pissy Sunak, Macron, Trudeau, Scholz, von der Leyen, Biden. blah, blah.
What is the need of having politicians?
Political leaders are temporary leaders.
They exist in a certain context, when the context is gone they are gone.
These sociopaths called politician have to disappear completely from the earth, for this is the only way for humanity to have intelligence, freedom and a true lasting global peace..
And only now, is it possible.
Before it was not possible, for two reasons: the authentic awakened people were not yet there in the world; and secondly, the politician had not done their worst.
But now after the last three years of this virus manufactured hoax. and with all the vaccine lies and now millions injured and slaughtered, after this last 8 years of retarded NATO WW3 Russian centered aggression, and this last six months with all the criminal western sanctions causing global inflation, fuel and food shortages, and after decades of lies, mis-information and propaganda about the whole fake climate emergency agenda.
Now both things are happening.
The sincere, authentic rebel is being born among you.
And the politician has come to the end of their tether.
They have done the worst, now they cannot do anything more.
What more can they do than to bring about a nuclear war and destroy the whole world?
Before the politician and his nuclear weapons destroy the whole humanity, the few authentic awakened people have to bring fire to every heart, a fire in which the whole political game is finished.
And with the political game finished, the politician will disappear.
This is the only hope.
The existential threat of a nuclear third world war will reveal the politician in all their insane true colors.
Up to now there have been wars, big wars – the first world war, the second world war, and thousands of other wars – but they were not total.
Somebody was going to win, somebody was going to be defeated.
The third world war is going to be a total world war: nobody is going to win, nobody is going to be defeated.
All are going to be finished.
Now this is the ultimate in war, the ultimate in idiocy.
What is the point of fighting if the whole world going to be vaporized and then the remaining humanity will die of starvation through a nuclear winter?
The whole point was that you can win, there is a possibility of your winning.
At the worst you can lose, but the other will win, somebody is going to be victorious.
In the third world war nobody is going to be victorious because nobody is going to survive it.
Neither Marxism nor Democracy, neither American nor Russian – nobody is going to survive it, so what is the point?
But the politician has come to such a state, they cannot go back, the Neo-con fascists don’t have a reverse gear.
They have to keep going on, knowing perfectly well that this is going to end finally in the ultimate destruction of this whole planet, this beautiful planet.
We just need a few hundred authentic awakened persons – not politicians, not priests, not professionals but people who are experienced rebels.
They will become burning torches in the darkness of the night.
They will not become politicians, but they can destroy the whole political structure of the world, and that’s what is needed.
They will not be interested in politics, but they will certainly be interested in the humanity that the politicians have been exploiting for centuries.
They will not take power in their hands, they will simply destroy these parasites and let the power be with the people.
In fact, power should be distributed amongst everybody.
It should be decentralized, there is no need for power to be centralized.
Centralized power is bound to corrupt.
With power decentralized, everybody is powerful in their own way.
Remember, there can be no political revolution, no social revolution, no economic revolution.
We had thought that if you change the society, change the structure, economic or political, then one day the individuals, the constituent elements of the society, will change.
This is stupid.
You cannot change the society first and hope that individuals will change later on.
The only revolution is that of the spirit; it is individual.
To rebel against the whole rotten history of humanity.
Howsoever thick the conditioning may be that has happened to humanity in the past,
it can all be broken.
And if millions of individuals change, then the society will change as a consequence, not vice versa.
Tell the people that there is no future for political revolutions.
Only one kind of revolution is possible, and that is spiritual revolution.
Each individual has to change in their being, and if we can change millions of people then the society will change.
There is no other way, there is no shortcut.
Thank you CJ!
I have read all of your articles for years. I bought your book and am re reading them.
Your wit and insight is so much more accessible than the 1000s of articles, videos, charts and graphs I have seen and downloaded and printed and hardly anyone cares to discuss with me because they might have to think.
I may give the book to the library and buy another copy.
Your chronology of the debacle should be required reading in history classes of the future.
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Thank you in return for letting me know that I’m doing a little good in this world. All best, CJ
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In anticipation of a “difficult winter” (and cold for many German households), the government is keeping the joker card in case they have to prevent angry citizens from demonstrating.
They have done it last winter sistematically rejecting pepitions for peaceful demonstrating against the COVID madness (suddenly when Rusia invaded Ucrania all the reasons for not permitting Public demonstrations did no longer apply).
I do not expect anything less from these ….
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Suggested further reading:
Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland
by Christopher R. Browning
The Origins of the Final Solution: The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy, September 1939-March 1942
by Christopher R. Browning, Jürgen Matthäus
The Psychology of Totalitarianism
by Mattias Desmet
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