Fear paralyses all reason. Powers-that-be know that Hermann Wilhelm Göring has been quoted as saying that fear is the reason that has convinced most of his nation to obey the blood-curdling orders issued by the Nazi government.
The entire exchange happened during the Nuremberg war crimes tribunal that judged Adolf Hitler’s second-in-command and his cohorts for the unspeakable atrocities committed by the state of Germany under their rule.
“The only thing a government needs to turn people into slaves is fear,” Göring was reported to have said. “It’s very easy and it has nothing to do with Nazism; it has to do with human nature. You can do this in a Nazi regime, socialist, communist, monarchy or democracy: the only thing a government needs to turn people into slaves is fear. If you can find something to scare them you can make them do anything you want.”
Many used this quote on various social media platforms, in their struggle against various government-mandated restrictions imposed due to the artificial construct a.k.a. Covid-19.
A variety of the so-called fact-checkers claim that the quote was not really part of the official Nuremberg tribunal proceedings.
Indeed: it was part of a psychological analysis done before, during and after the trial. In Göring’s case, there couldn’t be more of research done: he committed suicide using a cyanide capsule just a few hours before his execution.
None of the self-proclaimed fact-checkers has bothered to mention that fear really was the driving engine of Nazism, as it has been with all of the other branches of socialism, such as communism, fascism and social democracy.
Not many people today have ever heard of the so-called Crystal Night (Kristallnacht).
Here’s a brief reminder: Herschel Grynszpan, a 17-year-old German-born Polish Jew living in Paris, as alleged to have assassinated German diplomat Ernst vom Rath.
In retaliation, Nazi party’s paramilitary forces named Sturmabteilung (Storm Detachment, SA for short) carried out a mass pogrom against German Jewish population, aided and abetted by many members of the Christian population.
German authorities never intervened as shards of broken glass littered the streets: the attackers went after the Jewish-owned stores, buildings and synagogues.
No need to add that there was looting galore to accompany the night from November 9 to 10, 1938 violence.
The Nazis followed this by what they called taking the Jews into protective custody, so nobody could harm the poor souls any longer.
What happened then, we all know: the Holocaust. The Nazis protected the Jews from further harm by killing them.
Basic history teaches us to connect Nazism with violence and oppression. Except, this wouldn’t be enough. To obtain your nation’s agreement with whatever you’re doing, you also need deceptive cunning. The idea is not only to paralyse your victims. You need people’s co-operation, and if those who co-operate feel that theirs is a voluntary contribution to general peace and happiness, so much the better.
Socialists of all stripes who have made it all the way into the halls of power claimed their support came from the widest social classes of their societies.
The communists and the Nazis have made this claim their mantra.
With one proviso: they always had to have an enemy. The communists used what they called class antagonism as their reason for going after the rich, the Nazis used what they termed racial hygiene as their call to duty.
If you see any similarities with what is going on today, you’re on the right track.
A puppet theatre
The idea put forth is straightforward: you (the nation, the masses of the unwashed, whatever you wish to call your people) need protection. And who better to protect you than your all-knowing and endlessly benign government that has nothing but your best interests in mind.
Remember the past-Kristallnacht protective custody for the Jews?
Communists have been using similar techniques, only using different names, such as re-education. To make them more efficient and effective, they would carry you off to a re-education camp where you will become part of a collective that will help you forget your own thoughts and feelings in order to accept those that are collective-driven.
A short winding road
First, you’re told there’s a pandemic. The news, including that on alternative media, is filled with debates about whence the threat has come. Who’s guilty, so to speak.
While we’re at it, you’re gently told you might consider wearing a face mask. Meanwhile, the news coverage intensifies: streets are filled with the dead and the dying. You have no way to confirm or deny the news, but you’re getting scared enough to comply without murmur when told face masks are now a must even during sexual intercourse (check the list of famous sayings by Dr. Theresa Tam).
While we’re at it, news coverage intensifies hinting the major pharmaceutical companies are sprinting toward inventing a new vaccine that would end the threat once and for all.
In an unbelievably short period of time, we hear the cries of Hallelujah! or Eureka! (Archimedes: I found it!).
Since none of the concoctions could have gone through the clinical trials within such a brief period of time, they apply for and receive the seal of Experimental Use Approval (EUA is the abbreviation: our authorities have learnt well from the socialists).
The fact that the final clinical trials will not be over until the year 2023 somehow doesn’t make it on the government and mainstream media’s radar screens.
To begin with, vaccination is recommended. Now, it is getting close to be mandated worldwide.
Austria has just ordered a lockdown on people who haven’t yet got the jab.
It follows closely the example of Australia that has already become a prima facie case for indictment for breaking the so-called Nuremberg Codes.
All United Nations member countries are signatories to these codes, including Canada.
Fine, one is tempted to say, Australia came into existence as a country of criminals exiled by Great Britain as far away from her shores as possible.
But Austria, the country that gave the world Gemütlichkeit?
This German word expresses the state or feeling of warmth, friendliness, and good cheer.
But, then again, Austria gave the world Adolf Schickelgruber, who’d later become known as Hitler.
Still, to imagine an Austrian Polizist or Landjäger, checking passers-by for their vaccination passports shocks.
All that is happening, authorities say, in the name of protection. That it defies logic never crosses anybody’s mind: why should those vaccinated fear those who are not? Do the vaccines not protect them?
Well, reality does prove that they don’t but here comes another similarity.
No socialists liked it when anyone had the gall to doubt their information. The communists would call it imperialist counter-revolutionary and diversionary attacks by centres of ideological subversion, the Nazis were briefer: Gräuelpropaganda (hideous propaganda).
Both the communists and the Nazis enacted laws banning any doubts, introducing all kinds of penalties, many of which would kill the perpetrators outright (just try working in uranium mines for a few years, without any protective clothing).
How does ostracising doubters about the pandemic in general and the vaccination mandates in particular, calling them all kinds of pejorative names, strike you?
Are we there yet? We’re getting too close for comfort.