People can tell themselves that they didn’t see where things have been heading for the last 17 months, but they did. They saw all the signs along the way. The signs were all written in big, bold letters, some of them in scary-looking Germanic script. They read …
“THIS IS THE ROAD TO TOTALITARIANISM.”
I’m not going to show you all those signs out again. People like me have been pointing them out, and reading them out loud, for 17 months now. Anyone who knows anything about the history of totalitarianism, how it incrementally transforms society into a monstrous mirror image of itself, has known since the beginning what the “New Normal” is, and we have been shouting from the rooftops about it.
We have watched as the New Normal transformed our societies into paranoid, pathologized, authoritarian dystopias where people now have to show their “papers” to see a movie or get a cup of coffee and publicly display their ideological conformity to enter a supermarket and buy their groceries.
We have watched as the New Normal transformed the majority of the masses into hate-drunk, hysterical mobs that are openly persecuting “the Unvaccinated,” the official “Untermenschen” of the New Normal ideology.
We have watched as the New Normal has done precisely what every totalitarian movement in history has done before it, right by the numbers. We pointed all this out, each step of the way. I’m not going to reiterate all that again.
I am, however, going to document where we are at the moment, and how we got here … for the record, so that the people who will tell you later that they “had no clue where the trains were going” will understand why we no longer trust them, and why we regard them as cowards and collaborators, or worse.
Read the full article by CJ Hopkins: https://cjhopkins.substack.com/p/the-road-to-totalitarianism
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This resembles my own thinking in the last 17 months. There’s not even any resistance from the Tory government’s so-called ‘opponents’ in mainstream politics, as I realised when I wrote to my three Labour councillors about all this and didn’t even get a reply. My e-mail ended like this:
‘Finally I understand how everything that happened in 1930s Germany, and concurrently and later in other fascist and communist states, was allowed to happen. It has all been explained to me since March 2020, and the country in which I learnt these things was my own.
My familiarity with German history between 1933 and 1989 – acquired partly from my temporary residence in the former East Germany during a degree in German (with politics) 20 years ago – certainly helped with this depressing procedure.
I noted in a letter published by the Kentish Gazette on 21st January that ‘1984’ and ‘Brave New World’ were supposed to be novels, not instruction manuals.’