Coronavirus: Thread

grarpamp grarpamp at
Sun May 30 02:13:17 PDT 2021

Greetings From "New Normal" Germany!
by CJ Hopkins via The Consent Factory,

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 a “non-essential” stores, or go to bars, or the cinema, or

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

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

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”

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?

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