A plea for Germany not to revert to its totalitarian past. From Margaret Anna Alice at margaretannaalice.substack.com:
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“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.”