“The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.”
―H.L. Mencken, Minority Report: H.L. Mencken’s Notebooks (Kindle, paperback)
“He was a very different and distasteful type … obviously, second-rate, who poured forth all the cheap and shoddy propaganda on race teaching, etcetera. We could get nowhere with him because to every question we asked, there came a kind of gramophone record reply.”
Gesundheitswesen Über Alles
Shame on you, Germany. Schäm. Dich. Deutschland.
Of all the governments in all the nations in all the world, fascism walks into yours.
And you let it. You welcome it. You sieg heil it.
But it’s different this time—it’s for the public health! I’ve heard that one before:
“From 1933 to 1945, Nazi Germany carried out a campaign to ‘cleanse’ German society of individuals viewed as biological threats to the nation’s ‘health.’… This campaign was based in part on ideas about public health and genetic ‘fitness.’”
“Nazi propaganda often portrayed people persecuted by the regime as vermin, parasites, or diseases.… During the years of the Nazi regime, German doctors argued that Jews spread disease. Reflecting common themes in Nazi propaganda, these medical professionals repeatedly pushed the false claim that Jews were responsible for outbreaks of typhus—a deadly contagious disease spread by lice.…
“German doctors and public health officials in the Nazi regime helped advance these antisemitic ideas.…
“The respected status of German physicians helped spread the lie that Jews were responsible for spreading typhus. Concerned only with preserving the health of German personnel, German public health officials in Poland repeatedly urged occupation authorities to isolate Jews further from the rest of the population and deny them access to medicine. Their professional medical advice was used to rationalize the creation of ghettos throughout occupied Poland.”
Hey, that sounds like policies advocated by pandemic-of-the-unvaccinated Big Lie propagandist and quadruple-injected-now-infected Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach, who recently fulminated at the unvaxxed vermin in a textbook demonstration of defining the enemy:
“Thanks to your effort, we achieved this [saving lives during the pandemic]. But those of you protesting the [mandated] vaccination, you do NOT have a contribution to our success, and you are not supposed to be here. You do not have a right to be here!
“Here we have the [vaccinated] ones that we owe our success to. YOU on the other side did not play your part. It’s an impudence you have the audacity to join these rightful protests of those [healthcare] workers that always were and still are burdened with hard labor. YOUR work is worth nothing!”
Lauterbach is also the spouter of this coercive double-think:
“No one will be vaccinated against their will; the vaccine mandate will simply lead people, ultimately, to accept voluntary vaccination.”
George Bernard Shaw has Lauterbach pegged:
“He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.”
There’s something so familiar about that still of Lauterbach addressing the crowd. What could it be.… Oh, I know!