Fascism has been defined as “a system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, a capitalist economy subject to stringent governmental controls, the violent suppression of the opposition, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.”
In that sense, fascism is no different than what China is now and what the rest of the world is rapidly turning into, due to the rapid rise of medical tyranny. Lockdowns, Covid restrictions, and the scapegoating of the unvaccinated are all a slippery slope to much worse human rights violations to come. The potential for something really bad — such as the totalitarianism of the 20th century, but worldwide — seems near, though still preventable.
At some point, the CCP realized that they could have both state authoritarianism and capitalism. We now live in a world in which democracy is being eradicated in favour of China’s model of governance — which has been called Communism 2.0 or corporate Communism. When the state has absolute power, it can do anything. Why pretend it will be benign?
This new form of dictatorship is enabled by technocracy: “technology and AI are communism 2.0’s largely bloodless methods for extending total control over the population, making sure that every individual toes the party’s line. This compliance is also enabled by the emerging military surveillance industrial complex, which is going to be at the core of successful communist-capitalism.” [Source]
Fascism is more broadly defined by the Jewish author Isaac Bashevis Singer, as “might is right.” Or more commonly “might makes right.” He wrote: “As often as Herman had witnessed the slaughter of animals and fish, he always had the same thought: In their behavior toward creatures, all men were Nazis. The smugness with which man could do with other species as he pleased exemplified the most extreme racist theories, the principle that might is right.“
Comparing animal cruelty to fascism or human slavery is controversial, though not wrong for that reason. There’s a good book on it: The Eternal Treblinka, by Charles Patterson. The title comes from another statement by Singer: “”relation to animals, all people are Nazis; for the animals, it is an eternal Treblinka.” Thinking about it from the perspective of a frightened cow or pig stuck in a factory farm and slaughterhouse, I think the comparison has value and the objections to it are incorrect. Others might disagree, which is fine.
But comparisons to Nazism or Hitler go far beyond that one example. They’re ubiquitous in online political debate these days — to the point that it’s a joke to mimic shrill SJWs (social justice warriors) who say “you’re literally worse than Hitler!” The comparison can trivialize what the Nazis did, which is why some Jewish advocacy groups oppose it (understandably). For example, comparing Trump to Hitler is ludicrous – but it was done regularly by Democrats for four years.
Not a day goes by without a comparison being made somewhere online, in order to discredit and defame the other party. This has led to the formulation of Godwin’s Law: “as an online discussion grows longer (regardless of topic or scope), the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Adolf Hitler approaches.“
Hitler and Nazism have become mythologized to such an extent that the use of them as symbols of ultimate evil is now part of the cultural landscape. It’s a convenient shorthand for demonizing someone, much like the ubiquitous allegations of ‘racism.’ The problem is that if everyone is a racist or a Nazi, then no one is. This is a shame because the good comparisons are lost in a sea of bad ones.
It’s my own belief that comparing the rise of medical tyranny with the rise of fascism is valid if one is specific about the details of the comparison (e.g., rising censorship online is comparable to book-burning).
Calling medical tyranny a ‘genocide’ is inaccurate – or (God forbid) premature. The isolation camps are obviously not the same as death camps. Maybe in the future, they will be, but that depends on whether we stand up against these abuses of power now — or do nothing.
I have in past articles noted an important point of comparison between medical tyranny under the Third Reich and at present. The paradigm then was blood purity at any cost; the paradigm now is a zero-Covid policy at any cost. In both paradigms, physicians and medical authorities are used to lend authority to the state’s violation of human rights. The alliance of medicine and state can have terrible consequences.
I wrote: “Those who choose medical freedom and bodily autonomy will be relegated to the status of lepers, outcasts, non-persons — much as Jews were in Nazi Germany. They were considered diseased and thus expendable, based on a distortion of science. The science of “blood purity” has about the same validity as much of the Covid science being produced by Big Pharma corporations and state — which is to say, none at all.”
The most important point of comparison right now is the way in which the unvaccinated are being scapegoated. They’re not being rounded up and sent to death camps, but they are experiencing discrimination and dehumanization through vax passports and mandates. The situation is comparable to Germany in 1935, but not Germany from 1939 to 1945. It’s important to state that, so as not to trivialize the Holocaust.
Or one could compare it to the way in which the Red Guard scapegoated older people during the Cultural Revolution. But Nazism seems to be the most popular comparison, due to the symbolic value of that movement for us today.
Mao and Stalin murdered more people than Hitler but for some reason, comparisons with them don’t carry the same weight in popular discourse. So people refer to Nazis. Again, if that’s done accurately it’s okay, in my view. But if done too broadly, it diminishes the value of doing so.
A recent essay on medical tyranny called “The Alibi of Tyrants” and subtitled “psychological warfare aimed at ushering in global autocracy” provides this comparison:
“We have seen this kind of mass formation before, in disenfranchised communities rooting about for meaning and purpose—desperately trying to shed the comprehensive anomie of post-war Germany. They fell for the fascist uplift of National Socialism and ended in ruin.
“Now we are witnessing the demonization of unvaccinated individuals and the forcible removal of their kind from acceptable society: in Austria, the unvaccinated face prison sentences; in Germany, they are banned from shops; in Italy, wages are withheld; in Canada, they cannot fly; in California, unvaccinated children will be removed from school; in Greece, pensioners will face steep monthly fines for non-compliance; in Australia, the unvaccinated are hustled into internment camps.
“The Nazis alienated Jews on grounds of public health; made them carry health ID cards and promoted the lie that they were carriers of Typhus.
“All of this as though such measures were absolutely and universally necessary to save humanity from a respiratory virus with an Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) of less than one percent. And for which there are numerous existing therapies available.
“The science does not appear to support this claim, even if the Science(™) does. But the latter brooks no dissent, while the former is rife with it. The former is flagged for removal, the latter for promotion. But then algorithms were never impartial, were they?”
That’s not a bad comparison. Another such article comments that in German schools, “fascist New Normal teachers ritually humiliate “Unvaccinated” children, forcing them to stand in front of the class and justify their “Unvaccinated” status, while the “Vaccinated” children and their parents are applauded, like some New Normal version of the Hitler Youth. When New Normal Germany’s new Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, announced that, “for my government there are no more red lines as far as doing what needs to be done,” apparently he wasn’t joking.”
And here’s another such comparison I came across, from this article, which is a little more blunt:
“The European nation of Austria looks as though it may be harkening back to the “good old days” where police patrolled streets, asking a minority group of the population for their “papers.” Yes, it’s looking a lot like 1930’s Nazi Germany. There is a war on against those in Austria who are unvaccinated. Police are patrolling streets and highways, checking people’s vaccination statuses. Authorities have issued a nationwide lockdown, but only for those citizens that are still unvaxxed, and they are only allowed to leave their homes for “essentials” like food shopping. The lockdowns affect 35% of Austria’s population . . .
“Those caught outside without a valid reason and proof of vaccination face fines of around $1,600. A huge swath of the population has also been sent home from work as the country suffers from test kit shortages, which provide the negative China Virus tests needed to continue to make an income . . . Are those who refuse the experimental jab going to have to display a star on their sleeves to be more easily identified? It’s terrifying, the level of hatred directed at the unvaccinated. They are being treated like they have a disease . . . The “vaccines” have been proven to not stop transmission or infection . . . It was often asked after the terrors of World War II, how could “we” let this happen? . . Thomas Jefferson said, “Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.”
What else can we say about such comparisons? There’s something deep within the human condition that needs to assign moral distinctions and labels. Unfortunately, this often takes the form of viewing our own actions as wholly good and that of others as wholly bad. Sometimes the comparison is done in order to be self-righteous – which is wrong.
Comparisons with Nazism can be accurate if limited to particular points, but inaccurate and misleading if they’re too broad and merely used as an insult (as is common in the SJW example above).
A deeper understanding acknowledges that all of us are moral decision-makers who have the propensity for both good and evil within us. As St. Paul said, “no one is righteous, not one.”
As beings with free will, we can all become Nazi-like, potentially. Or we can treat others with respect and dignity and choose to do what’s good and just. Right now, that includes standing up against medical tyranny, which is as much a threat to the world as the Third Reich was — or if you prefer, Stalin’s or Mao’s regimes.
If we don’t stand up against it now, things will get far worse. That potential for evil within human nature has never gone away and could erupt at any time. It’s being encouraged right now by those who scapegoat the unvaccinated and blindly defer to medical authorities and the mainstream media, instead of thinking for themselves.
Examples in memes:
And on a different note: