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Long Read: The Germans Are Back!

“The Hun is always either at your throat or your feet….”

Yeah … those Germans.

In case you missed it, on November 18, the German parliament passed a law, the so-called “Infection Protection Act” (“Das Infektionsschutzgesetz” in German) formally granting the government the authority to issue whatever edicts it wants under the guise of protecting the public health. The government has been doing this anyway — ordering lockdowns, curfews, travel bans, banning demonstrations, raiding homes and businesses, ordering everyone to wear medical masks, harassing and arresting dissidents, etc. — but now it has been “legitimized” by the Bundestag, enshrined into law, and presumably stamped with one of those intricate official stamps that German bureaucrats like to stamp things with….

It functions like a cult, totalitarianism. It creeps up on you, little by little, little lie by little lie, accommodation by accommodation, rationalization by rationalization … until one day you find yourself taking orders from some twisted little narcissistic nihilist on a mission to remake the entire world. You don’t surrender to it all at once. You do it over the course of weeks and months. Imperceptibly, it becomes your reality. You do not recognize that you are in it, because everything you see is part of it, and everyone you know is in it … except for the others, who are not part of it. The “deniers.” The “deviants.” The “foreigners.” The “strangers.” The “Covidiots.” The “virus spreaders.”

See, although the narratives and symbols may change, totalitarianism is totalitarianism. It doesn’t really matter which uniform it wears, or which language it speaks … it is the same abomination. It is an idol, a simulacrum of the hubris of man, formed from the clay of the minds of the masses by megalomaniacal spiritual cripples who want to exterminate what they cannot control. And what they want to control is always everything. Everything that reminds them of their weakness and their shame. You. Me. Society. The world. Laughter. Love. Honor. Faith. The past. The future. Life. Death. Everything that will not obey them.

Unfortunately, once this kind of thing gets started, and reaches the stage we are currently experiencing, more often than not, it does not stop, not until cities lie in ruins or fields are littered with human skulls. It might take us ten or twelve years to get there, but, make no mistake, that’s where we’re headed, where totalitarianism is always headed … if you don’t believe me, just ask the Germans….

RTWT AT The Germans Are Back! – Consent Factory, Inc.

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  • Thud Muffle April 27, 2021, 5:09 PM

    Weeeel, if’n it takes 10 or 12 years this 80+ isn’t to worried. But I am curious about how the younger folks are going to deal with the aging boomers. The younguns aren’t going to want to pick up the tab for that huge cohort that wants to keep on partying on down.

  • Casey Klahn April 27, 2021, 9:30 PM

    I’m curious about this use of the word “cult” for liberal governments. This is the second time someone said that. It’s an interesting analysis, however I never heard of a cult having the huge following and cultural hand that the Left has got.

    If Germany is going totalitarian, they can get in line behind us.

  • gwbnyc April 28, 2021, 4:41 AM

    “Das Infektionsschutzgesetz”

    …and that’s their short form.

  • James ONeil April 28, 2021, 9:00 AM

    Hum, doesn’t hold a candle to Sleazy Joe’s Executive Order,15 April 2021; https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/04/15/executive-order-on-blocking-property-with-respect-to-specified-harmful-foreign-activities-of-the-government-of-the-russian-federation/ , which, allows our beloved leaders to accuse you of wrong think, lock up your bank accounts and property, do same to any and all your close relations, do the same to any and all providing you succor or support, without warrant, solely based on a bureaucrat’s say so, -or, as they say in German, Das Wirsindwirklichundwirklichgeschraubt!

  • PA Cat April 28, 2021, 10:39 AM

    See, although the narratives and symbols may change, totalitarianism is totalitarianism. It doesn’t really matter which uniform it wears, or which language it speaks … it is the same abomination. It is an idol, a simulacrum of the hubris of man, formed from the clay of the minds of the masses by megalomaniacal spiritual cripples who want to exterminate what they cannot control. And what they want to control is always everything.

    It is useful to remember that the first modern totalitarian spoke French rather than German; before Hitler, there was Robespierre. From the conclusion of John Kekes’ article in City Journal: “Castigating Robespierre more than 200 years after his death would have little point if he were not the prototype of the ideological frame of mind that is very much with us today.

    If we understand him, we understand that it is utterly useless to appeal to reason and morality in dealing with ideologues. For they are convinced that reason and morality are on their side and that their enemies are irrational and immoral simply because they are enemies. Negotiation with such people can succeed only if we have overwhelming force on our side and have shown ourselves unsqueamish about using it. Justifying its use to the electorate of a democratic country—used to thinking of politics as a process of reasonable negotiation and compromise—must involve showing in sickening detail the monstrosities committed in the name of the ideology. And that is the point of reminding ourselves of the crimes of the long-dead Robespierre.”

    The article is long but worth reading in full:


  • Jewel April 28, 2021, 11:33 AM

    The True Believers of the Lie, the Sinisterists, these are all now activated.

    They stop you in the street and ask if you’ve been vaxxed yet. They proudly show you their vaxxports. They look happy, in the way pod people look happy. Yeah, I’ve been vaxxed….unspoken part: when I was a kid. No vaxxport yet.

    But the real sad thing is the Church. How eager She was to fully surrender…beyond all reasonable measures. How eager the shepherds were to feed the unnecessary panic. We now pray to Our Virus of Perpetual Fear. Meanwhile, the shepherds were all on the take from Filthy Lucre. Our pews are still roped off like crime scenes. And we sit in sullen resignation. The elderly among us are ecstatic with joy. Content, even.

    Stasis is everywhere. We were contacted by Contact Stasis when one of the kids was reported to have sniffles. 14 day lockdown. It can really discourage a body. But I am more encouraged by the calm dog in your top story. Animals are always the bellwethers of impending catastrophe. Something more wicked this way cometh, to be sure, but, as the poet said,

    Say not the Struggle nought Availeth
    by Arthur Hugh Clough

    Say not the struggle nought availeth,
    The labour and the wounds are vain,
    The enemy faints not, nor faileth,
    And as things have been they remain.

    If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars;
    It may be, in yon smoke concealed,
    Your comrades chase e’en now the fliers,
    And, but for you, possess the field.

    For while the tired waves, vainly breaking
    Seem here no painful inch to gain,
    Far back through creeks and inlets making,
    Comes silent, flooding in, the main.

    And not by eastern windows only,
    When daylight comes, comes in the light,
    In front the sun climbs slow, how slowly,
    But westward, look, the land is bright.

    Save your sanity. Make your home quiet. Let the sounds of birds and lawnmowers be your news, weather and traffic report at the top and bottom of every hour.


  • John Venlet April 28, 2021, 12:17 PM

    Jewel, it was not the Church that surrendered, it was the shepherds. You, me, other orthodox (Chesterton orthodoxy) followers of the teachings of Jesus Christ, we are the Church. The shepherds, so called, who fed the unnecessary panic, and surrendered, well, they really are not shepherds if they have failed the flock, the Church, are they? They are impostors, or, as John refers to them in Revelation, they are more akin to Nicolaitans, whom God hates.

  • Jewel Atkins April 28, 2021, 6:08 PM

    Yes, John, I should have clarified my statement somewhat. The Catholic version of a Karen is Susan from the Parish Council. They stand outside the sanctuary with their clipboards to make sure you use the hand sanitizer and free paper mask. I asked my own priest if they were going to take people’s temperatures. He said he wasn’t sure, but didn’t seem upset if they did.
    When my daughter came into the church, last year, in the middle of July, I nearly passed out from feeling smothered in the mask and the heat. By the time we left the church building, I wondered how anyone would want to join the Church given the ordeal.

  • DieFremdsprecherin April 28, 2021, 11:21 PM

    I asked the Germans. They think you’re nuts.

  • Anonymous May 2, 2021, 6:41 AM

    𝕳𝖊𝖎𝖑 𝕲𝖑𝖔𝖇𝖔𝖍𝖔𝖒𝖔!