The world`s richest man and new Twitter owner and CEO made his views clear before the US midterm election in 2022. The Tesla founder encouraged «independent-minded voters» to follow his lead and vote Republican in the midterm elections.
He posted a photo of a Nazi soldier with a crate of carrier pigeons on his back, with an unread notifications badge photoshopped onto the cage. 60 minutes later he tweeted a new message to «independent-minded voters»:
«Shared power curbs the worst excesses of both parties, therefore I recommend voting for a Republican Congress, given that the Presidency is Democratic».
The tweet gained over 11,000 retweets and over 71,000 less than 30 minutes after it was posted.
«Hardcore Democrats or Republicans never vote for the other side, so independent voters are the ones who actually decide who`s in charge!» Musk added in another tweet.
This is interesting, because Elon Musk, like many, many others, voted for a Republican for the first time.
«I have voted overwhelmingly for Democrats, historically – overwhelmingly. Like, I`m not sure, I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear. Now this election, I will,» he said earlier this year.
Elon Musk acquired Twitter a few weeks ago, and he stated his goal in purchasing Twitter was to protect the freedom of speech, saying in a statement last week that a public square open to diverse opinions is necessary for democracy to thrive.
In May, Musk promised to allow former president Donald Trump back on the site when he took over, a move that earned him support from conservatives who view Musk as a free-speech savior. The decision to ban Trump was «morally bad» and «foolish in the extreme,» Musk said at the time.
Donald Trump has helped Elon Musk in many business cases, but Trump is doing things his way with his own Truth Social platform. Trump is the man who started «Fake News» the day he was inaugurated, and MSM has attacked him since then.
President Joe Biden said he hoped the Democrats will pick up seats in both the house and senate on Tuesday. But history tells us a different story, and it says they probably won’t. Just look at the seven last presidents from Jimmy Carter to Donald Trump and their loss in the midterm election.
No one lost more seats than Obama. He lost 91 seats, while Trump lost «only» 38 seats. Exactly what Ronald Reagan lost in the 80s in his midterm election.
In the house, there are 433 seats, and all of them are being contested. The Republicans only need to pick five seats to take control, and polls indicate that they can do that easily. They will probably pick up more.
The Senate is a toss-up with 35 seats contested. Right now the divide is 50/50. The Republicans only need one seat to take control. The Senate could come down to a close race in a number of states, including Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. For all I know, it may take some days to get the right answer.
Many investors hope to see a flip in the Senate on Tuesday, and that will change the US policy with no more bills, no more spending, no more taxes, and no more of anything for the next two years. People believe there is too much big government, and too much spending, and wants to see Washington shut down at midnight on Tuesday. Will investors be disappointed on Tuesday? Time will show.
According to democrats, «Democracy is going to die on Tuesday». Biden and Obama warned voters that democracy is at stake. Obama also said so in 2020. But this is not something new.
«The future of democracy is topic number one in the animated discussion going on all over America,» a contributor to the New York Times wrote in 1937.
«Epitaphs for democracy are the fashion of the day», the soon-to-be Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter wrote in 1930.
In the 1930s, people all over the world, liberals, hoped that the United States would find a middle road between the malignity of a state-run economy and the mercilessness of laissez-faire capitalism.
Roosevelt campaigned in 1932 on the promise to rescue American democracy by «a new deal for the American people,» his version of that third way: relief, recovery, and reform. He won 42 of 48 states.
In the 1920s and 30s, American magazines continued the trend from the early 1900s, in which hardly a month went by without their taking stack; «Is Democracy doomed?» «Can Democracy survive?» (Those were the past century`s versions of more recent titles, such as «How Democracy ends,» «Why liberalism failed,» «How the right lost its mind,» and «How Democracies die.»
In 1939, the World`s Fair opened in Queens, New York featuring an exhibit called the Democracy, a model of utopia that was in keeping with the event`s chipper motto, «The World of tomorrow.»
«A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world`s greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage,» Alexander Fraser Tytler (1747 – 1813) said.
Tytler expressed a critical view of democracy in general and representative democracies such as republics in particular. He believed that «a pure democracy is a chimera», and that «all government is essential of the nature of a monarchy».
The following quotation has been attributed to Tytler, although it has also been occasionally attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville: «A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.»
Democracy means «demos», meaning people, and «Kratos» meaning power, so democracy can be thought of as the «power of the people». A way of governing that depends on the will of the people.
Democracy is threatened by the inertia of good people, by the selfishness of most people, and by the evil designs of a few people, Stanley Kings said. And the best guarantee for a continuing democracy is an informed people.
«It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time,» Churchill once said. But democracy is something we must always be working at. It is a process never finished, never-ending.
Tuesday`s midterm elections are on pace for a record turnout, with more than 40 million ballots already cast nationwide. In other words; early voting has already surpassed the 2018 Midterm Election.
Republicans are expected to take the House of Representatives on Tuesday, though control over the Senate is a toss-up, according to polls.
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Vladimir Putin is doing exactly what Boris Johnson and Joe Biden are doing; «Building back better.» Putin is working very hard to fix all the problems that the communist Bolsheviks made during their revolution: October Revolution.
The Russian Revolution was a period of political and social revolution that took place in the former Russian Empire which began during World War I. The Bolsheviks killed the Royal family Romanov that has ruled Russia for 302 years.
This period saw Russia abolish its monarchy and adopt a socialist form of government following two successive revolutions and bloody civil war. This socialist revolution ended the Russian monarchy and Tsar Nicholas II abdicated and stepped down, ushering in a new government led by the Russian Duma (parliament) which became the Russian Provisional Government. This government was dominated by the interests of prominent capitalists, as well as the Russian nobility and aristocracy.
During this chaotic period, there were frequent mutinies, protests, and strikes. Many socialist and other leftist political organizations were engaged in daily struggle and vied for influence within the Provisional Government and the Soviets.
One such faction was the Bolsheviks («Ones of the Majority») led by Vladimir Lenin. The Bolsheviks gained support by campaigning on a slogan of peace, land, and bread which promised to cease war with Germany, give land to the peasantry, and end the famine caused by Russia`s involvement in WWI. These slogans had a direct effect on the growing Bolshevik popularity.
Under pressure from German military offensives, the Bolsheviks soon relocated the national capital to Moscow. The Bolsheviks had secured a strong base of support within the Soviets and, as the supreme governing party, established their own government, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR).
The RSFSR began the process of reorganizing the former empire into the world`s first socialist state, to practice soviet democracy on a national and international scale.
The Great October Socialist Revolution under the Soviet Union, also known as the Bolshevik Revolution (1917 – 1923), almost destroyed Russia as we know it today. This is why Putin is working hard to restore what the Bolsheviks destroyed.
This is where the problems in Ukraine and Crimea start. it`s also called the Soviet-Ukrainian War, or Ukrainian Civil War, which is the term commonly used in post-Soviet Ukraine for the events taking place between 1917 – 1921, nowadays regarded essentially as a war between the Ukrainian People`s Republic and the Bolsheviks. The war ensued soon after the October Revolution when Lenin dispatched Antonov`s expeditionary group to Ukraine and Southern Russia.
Soviet historical tradition viewed it as an occupation of Ukraine by military forces of Western and Central Europe, including the Polish Republic`s military, the Bolshevik victory constituting Ukraine`s liberation from these forces.
Conversely, modern Ukrainian historians consider it a failed war of independence by the Ukrainian People`s Republic against the Bolsheviks.
In Soviet historiography and terminology, the armed conflict is depicted as part of the greater Russian Civil War in Ukraine, this war was fought between the national government and the Bolshevik government (led by Lenin).
The war may be divided into three phases:
December 1917 – April 1918: Revolutionary days, Bolshevik uprisings, invasion of the Red Guards formations, signing of protectorate treaty, and liberation from bolsheviks.
December 1918 – December 1919: Civil war in Ukraine, invasion of the Red Army, unification of Ukraine, anti-Soviet peasant uprisings, Denikin’s Volunteer Army and the Allied intervention, loss of West Ukraine to Poland.
Spring 1920 – Autumn 1921: Polish-Soviet War (Treaty of Warsaw), Russian Civil War (between Bolsheviks armies and the armed Forces of South Russia), Ukrainian guerrilla operations (First and Second Winter Campaigns), government in exile.
In October 1917 the government of Ukraine denounced the Bolshevis’ armed revolt and declared it would decisively fight against any attempted coup in Ukraine. The Kyiv Military District command tried to prevent a Bolshevik coup, leading to street fights and eventually surrendering of pro-Bolshevik troops in the city.
On November 20, 1917, the Rada declared Ukraine the Ukrainian People`s Republic as an autonomous part of the Russian Republic and scheduled on January 9, 1918, elections to a Ukrainian Constituent Assembly.
The Russo-Ukrainian War is an ongoing war primarily involving Russia, Belarus, and pro-Russian forces on one side, and Ukraine on the other. The war we see today isn`t a new one. It has been going on since February 2014 in the wake of the Revolution of Dignity and focused on the status of Crimea and parts of the Donbas, which are internationally recognized as part of Ukraine.
Nikita Khruschev gave Crimea to Ukraine for free in 1954. That transfer was illegal under Soviet law and violated both the Constitution of the Soviet Union and the Constitution of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. This is how Putin and Russia now are building back better.
They want to have Crimea and Ukraine back again because it has been a part of Russia. How legitimate is it that Crimea is given to Ukraine by a drunken Nikita Khruschev? It is also given to Ukraine that is also stolen during the Bolshevik revolution in 1917. The communists have done so damage to Russia, and Putin is trying to fix it. By diplomatic solutions or by war and bombs.
In a speech live on TV, on 24 February, Putin said; «The goal is to protect people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years. And for this, we will strive for the demilitarisation and denazification of Ukraine, as well as bringing to justice those who committed numerous, bloody crimes against civilians, including citizens of the Russian Federation.»
Volodymyr Zelenskyy is the first Jewish President of Ukraine. He is a former actor and comedian. Another puppet on the scene with a lot of neo-Nazis hiding behind the scenes. A trick to make people blindsided.
Zelenskyy is a populist. He has also positioned himself as an anti-establishment, and anti-corruption figure. He became a President in 2019, promised to end Ukraine`s protracted conflict with Russia as part of his presidential campaign, and attempted to engage in dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The US government has alluded to intelligence indicating that the Kremlin is preparing lists of Ukrainians to be killed or put in camps. The alleged lists include journalists.
So, what Putin is talking about is what NATO and the West don`t want to talk about; Azov Battalion, which is a group of a neo-Nazi unit of the National Guard of Ukraine. Azov initially formed as a volunteer militia on 5 May 2014 during the Odessa clashes. On 12 November 2014, Azov was incorporated into the National Guard of Ukraine, and since then all members are contract soldiers serving in the National Guard of Ukraine.
According to The Daily Telegraph, the Azov Battalion`s extremist politics and professional English social media pages have attracted foreign fighters, including people from Brazil, Italy, the United Kingdom, France, the United States, Greece, Scandinavia, Spain, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Russia.
About 50 Russian nationals are members of the Azov regiment. The group has used Facebook to recruit far-right individuals from other countries within Europe. In 2019, under Facebook`s Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy, support for the group was not allowed, although this was temporarily relaxed during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Reports published by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) have connected the Azov Battalion to war crimes such as mass looting, unlawful detention, and torture.
An OHCHR report from March 2016 stated that the organization had «collected detailed information about the conduct of hostilities by Ukrainian armed forces and the Azov regiment in and around Shyrockyne from the summer of 2014 to date.
Mass looting of civilians’ homes was documented, as well as targeting of civilian areas between September 2014 and February 2015.
MSM doesn`t talk about this. What they talk about is people supporting Ukraine and that some people are moving to Ukraine to join the Nazi forces. We also see that many countries like Germany are supporting Ukraine with weapons.
This war is also a war against the European globalists.
The U.K is out of the EU with a Brexit slam dunk, and PM Boris Johnson is building back better. Biden is also building back better, but what happens if the U.S is pulling out as a leader from the West? If so, and Europe is building its own weapon arsenal, then this world will become even more dangerous, and Europe will be changed forever.
Once the Covid-19-vaccine was developed, many different companies launched their version at the same time, and the authorities started with the elderly because they were in the risk zone. First, you got one shot. But then, they said you needed a new one. And then a third one, and maybe four shots before you need to top it all with a booster.
Not only that. On top of that, you need to buy a test for you and your family. If everybody around the world can do that, and continue to do that for some time, I think it will be good business for the Big Pharma industry.
Big Pharma is doing a great job. They make medicines and vaccines that save lives. This is good. But, there is another side of the coin, and that isn`t good at all.
We all understand that corporations like Apple wants to sell as many phones as they can to the whole world. But what if Big Pharma does the same? The more sick people are, the more they earn. And investors like it and want more.
Many of the Covid-19-vaccines are paid by «We the people.» What they got in return is a vaccine, and the more they sell, and the higher the prices are, the more they earn. So, sick people are a great business.
Pfizer came out with an earnings report yesterday (Feb 8), and CEO Alberta Bourla said it expects 2022 sales of its Covid-19 vaccine and antiviral pill to top $54 billion, according to Reuters. Sales for its oral Covid-19 antiviral, Paxlovid, could be «way bigger» than Pfizer has to forecast.
Pfizer executives said the company is in active discussions with over 100 countries about Paxlovid and has the capacity to top 120 million courses if needed. Pfizer developed the covid-19 vaccine with Germanys BioNTech SE.
According to Peoples Vaccine Alliance, the companies behind two of the most successful Covid-19 vaccines (Pfizer, BioNTech, and Moderna) are making combined profits of $65,000 every minute.
That`s about $1,000 every second.
Overall, Pfizer expects 2022 sales of $98 billion to $102 billion. By comparison, the commercial recorded music industry grew by 7,4% to a total value of $31,6 billion in 2021.
So, if you want to invest your money for a big profit, you should invest in corporations that earn money on sick people. Not corporations that make people happy. The music industry.
According to Peoples Vaccine Alliance, Big Pharma earn money thanks to their patent monopolies for successful vaccines against the coronavirus, development of which was supported by $100 billion in public funding from taxpayers in the U.S, Germany, and other countries, the three corporations earned more than $26 billion in revenue in the first half of the year, at least two-thirds of it as pure profit in the case of Moderna and BioNTech.
According to Fortune, Germany funded the development of Pfizer`s Covid vaccine. Not U.S`s Operation Warp Speed.
The Alliance also estimates that the three corporations are over-charging, pricing vaccines by as much as $41 billion above the estimated cost of production.
Big Pharma`s business model is clear; receive billions in public investments, charge exorbitant prices for life-saving medicines and pay little tax.
This is gold dust for wealthy investors and corporate executives but devastating for global public health.
Instead of partnering with governments and other qualified manufacturers to make sure that we have enough vaccine doses for everyone, these pharmaceutical companies prioritize their own profits by enforcing their monopolies and selling to the highest bidder.
Profits before people.
In the first half of 2021, Moderna paid a 7% US tax rate and Pfizer paid a 15% tax rate, well below the US statutory rate of 21%. BioNTech which is a German startup that produced the recipe for the Pfizer vaccine paid a significantly higher tax rate of 31% tax rate in Germany.
New estimates of the cost of production for the successful mRNA covid vaccines suggest they can be produced for as little as $1,18 a dose of COVAX. Available reported prices to suggest that governments worldwide are paying between 4 and 24 times more than they could be for Covid-19 vaccines.
In other words; the cost of vaccinating the world against Covid-19 could be at least five times cheaper if pharmaceutical companies weren`t profiting from their monopolies on Covid vaccines. This is money you could spend on education and happiness.
The world is now talking about booster shots and realizing how much power has been vested in the hands of vaccine makers. They can hold the government hostage. They can force people to pay through their nose.
The CEO of Pfizer has suggested potential future prices of as much as $175 per dose. That`s 148 times more than the potential cost of production. If you need a booster shot every single year of the foreseeable future, vaccine companies can dictate every single line and clause in their top-secret contract to the governments around the world. It sounds like a vaccine robbery.
There is no doubt; Big Pharma is dangerously powerful. They decide who`s gonna live and die, and governments around the world are the only ones to do something about it. They should be there for the people.
Truckers and other people around the world are protesting against the government and their vaccine mandates and the crowd are growing bigger and bigger. Journalists and MSM say; «Take the vaccine!» «Take the vaccine!»
Leftist Marxist media and the governments are dividing people, claiming that the protesters are unvaccinated, fringe minority, misogynist, extremist, Trump-supporters, Nazis, Domestic terrorists, QAnon supporters, White supremacists, Homofob, Sexist, Racist, and so on. This is how they always smear the right side. This is how they always demonize people on the right side. This is a classical “we” versus “them.” Tell me; Is this how you unite people?
Pfizer is accused by a former senior US health official of «war profiteering» during the pandemic. Tom Friedman, who was director of the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention under Barrack Obama, said: «If you`re focusing on maximizing your profit and you`re a vaccine manufacturer, you are war profiteering.»
27 January marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. Holocaust Memorial Day encourages remembrance in a world scarred by genocide. Six million Jews were murdered, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi persecution.
Everybody blames Hitler for all the things that happened during World War II. But, I`m not so sure that is the right thing to do. We see even today that many politicians, PMs, and Presidents are puppets. What if Hitler was a puppet too?
It is very clear to me that someone fed Hitler with a lot of information. That`s exactly what’s going on. We see the puppet on the scene, but not all those that are working behind the scenes. And what about all the people in Germany that voted for him?
We all know that Hitler and the Nazis killed millions of people. In the beginning, they killed people with bullets, but then they used gas. But, wait a minute. There is a very important story here, that almost nobody is talking about; the healthcare system, doctors, and nurses.
After WWI ended in 1918, Germany went through severe economic hardships, and the nation saw the rise of different political factions and ideals. One group that emerged was Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist Party.
There was rampant inflation at that time. There was great poverty, and social disadvantage because of the reparations which had to be paid back after the treaty of Versailles. The money was devalued, and they saw a strong leader that was restoring order.
The Nazi party had an idea about superior race and began a period of racial hygiene laws. The basis for Hitler`s plan of racial hygiene was a concept called EUGENICS, which is the pseudo-science of developing a superior race.
This is what`s interesting to me, because, before Hitler came to power, across the world the whole theory of eugenics was something that many nations already had embraced.
Eugenics is the belief that through selective breeding, whether it`s cows, sheep, or people, through selective breeding positive eugenics is the ability to breed offspring that will carry the best traits. The theory of Eugenics, how people should be allowed to breed, to the benefit of the human race and those who weren`t fit and healthy, should not be allowed to have children.
The propaganda was everywhere, and it`s not surprising that the nurses in the Nazi era got caught up in all this. The propaganda was everywhere. About killing people who were considered «life unworthy of life». «Useless feeders» was the term they used.
The nurses were the ones who held the children while they were being killed. They gave them the overdoses of drugs. They were the ones who put them out on the verandas to die of hypothermia. The nurses were also the ones who withheld the feeding, so the children would die of starvation.
Caught on in England, the United States, Japan, Scandinavia, Germany was NOT at the forefront of this. The Nazis actually learned much of their Eugenics initially from the United States. We also know that Henry Ford supported Hitler with millions of dollars.
Some of these Eugenic health care policies were developed in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These U.S policies were emulated by Germany and incorporated into the governing philosophy of applied biology.
There were laws in a book in Virginia that said you could sterilize people. The Nazis took their 1933 sterilization law and mimicked it after the U.S law. There was a time in which there were letters in the U.S journals saying; «Look at the Nazis have gotten ahead of us, we better catch up».
When Hitler came along with his racial theories, he realized that these Eugenics was a really good idea, and he manipulated it to fit his racial theories, all mixed in with the jews, the gypsies, and everybody else who was considered racially inferior.
All of this would lead to an appalling era in world history called Holocaust. A period of persecution and mass murder.
The Holocaust has been defined as the 12 year period, from Hitler`s rise to power in 1933, until the end of the war, in 1945.
It was government planned, government-supported mass extermination or mass killing.
While it was targeted towards the Jewish people, there were many other groups of individuals that suffered during the Holocaust. Hitler convinced the German people that the Jews were their enemy and the cause of their problems. He then created an atmosphere of racial intolerance and hatred of people deemed to be racially inferior.
Every genocide, whether it`s Rowanda or Holocaust, begins with «We» versus «Them».
Hitler used the jews and other people as scapegoats for all that was wrong in Germany. Particularly the economic woes. So, he set up the «We» versus «Them.» He institutionalized that.
In 1933, the Nazi government passed the Nurnberg laws for the protection of hereditary health. This legalized involuntary sterilization. Nazi doctors sterilized 400,000 citizens against their will. «Eugenized» 200,000 disabled German children and adults, and created the gas chambers and crematoria that were used for the mass murder of six million Jews, Poles, and gypsies.
Without the full support of physicians, scientists, and nurses, the Holocaust, as it unfolded, could never have happened.
In the U.S, there were laws that could require that people be sterilized against their will. Sterilization laws were widespread in the U.S. Most notably in Indiana and North Carolina. But other states including California and Virginia, allowed sterilization, even into the 1970s.
In fact, in the early 20th century, the U.S led the world in compulsory sterilizations.
A very famous law was passed in Virginia that said it was okay to sterilize the retarded. It was brought before the Supreme Court, and Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said; «three generations of imbeciles are enough». He said it was okay to sterilize.
In the U.S, it didn`t go further. But in Germany, it became the leading ideology. Then it was implemented into action.
Hitler promised the German people they were creating the Master Race.
The Master Race would have been the Nazi’s view of a blond, blue-eyed, healthy person, who had no genetic defects and who was pure Aryan.
In the 1920s and 1930s, Germany`s medical community was considered the best in the world.
You weren`t a real doctor in the U.S unless you went to Germany to study, and when you came back and said; «you know, I studied in Germany,»
With all this, it came to some arrogance and some feeling that «we are so superior to everybody else».
Germany was at the forefront. They had the best teaching of anatomy and physiology in medicine. Germany was very advanced, not only in the medical field, but Germany was the best civilization among the European countries.
It was the height of technology, the height of science, and how was it possible that these people
became mass murders?
The majority of nurses were not members of the Nazi Party. However, to have a job in Germany, a nurse had to belong to one of several nursing organizations. There were five organizations for nurses.
Among these, the National Socialist Nurses and the Red Cross Nurses swore an oath of allegiance to Hitler. Additionally, the Protestant Nurses’ organization said that it «greets National Socialism with an open heart.»
Surprisingly, more physicians, percentage-wise, joined the Nazi Party than the population in general. The physicians were probably taken with the fact that we can use our science to improve the human race.
Many physicians and nurses enthusiastically supported the Nazi regime and were involved in all aspects of the Holocaust. About 40% of German physicians were in the Nazi Party while the lawyers and teachers and the other white-collar professions joined in much lesser numbers.
If you didn`t join the Nazi Party, there was no retribution.
Using inflammatory propaganda, Hitler and the Nazis began a campaign against the Jews. Bad things happened to the jews. They were discriminated and Jewish children could no longer go to regular schools.
People cannot keep their jobs at the university, or other professions. Hitler said; «follow me. Never mind God, never mind religion, just follow me. Do what I am asking you to do.»
Since the regime was totalitarian and they were very good at public campaigns and propaganda, and they had enough scientists and physicians that were already marching to the drum.
Propaganda is an extremely powerful way to convince people of their way of thinking.
Germany`s medical establishment began to support the Nazi Party, except for Jewish doctors, who were ostracized.
The official journal of the German Medical Association started to have a swastika on their journal.
They got rid of all the Jewish physicians, authors, people in the office of all the different associations or societies very quick. In five or six years, they got them out of all the academic and professional establishments.
Social Darwinism said;» we need to eliminate this inferior person that was handicapped, that was maybe mentally disturbed. We want a healthy, thriving society. In Germany, the proponents of the Eugenic movement were the most prominent, the most powerful establishment. The legal system became Nazified immediately.
It required lawyers, it required doctors, bureaucrats, and administrators, but many of the nurses were the ones who carried out the injections.
For a long time, the nurses were the agents of the physicians and the physicians of the Nazi period were agents of the State.
That`s very important because physicians were no longer asked to care for patients but to care for the state. The German Volk.
What was good for the state, was not good for an individual patient.
Obedience was still a part of the way nurses were taught, and the way we taught. So, it`s not surprising that the nurses in the Nazi era got caught up in all this.
Euthanasia programs were established in Nazi Germany in which children and adults were killed if they were considered unfit for life and were a burden on the State. The true meaning of euthanasia would be the mercy killing of a person with their permission or their request, however, this was not the case in Nazi Germany. These killings were without consent. They were murders.
In the 1920s, German lawyer Karl Binding and German psychiatrist, Alfred Hoche co-authored the book; «The Permission to Destroy Life Unworthy of Life.» This book greatly influenced Hitler`s thinking about euthanasia.
Everybody had that propaganda thrown at them. It was common. It was everywhere. It espoused the idea that people who were in some way deficient should be killed so they didn`t carry on the defective genes, and so that they weren`t a burden on the State.
Once you accept that humans can be dehumanized, eventually you can engage in exterminating. This was a gradual powerful and unfortunately very effective process in Germany.
The Nazi euthanasia program first started in 1939 as a means to eliminate handicapped children. You have families, who because of all the propaganda are believe that having a child with negative traits is a bad thing. It`s bad for the health of Germany.
They were killing children with disabilities, children with down syndrome, children with cardiac anomalies, children with cerebral palsy, children who didn`t develop normally, who were considered to be «useless feeders.» That was the term used.
Public health nurses would go to the families and promise them, «if you will give your children to us, your child will get the best care,» so people were falsely led to believe that and relinquished their children.
The nurses were involved in the killing of children by giving them overdoses, by taking them outside knowing that it was going to contribute to their death. The nurses killed their own patients.
How could the nurses come to believe that killing was a legitimate part of their caring role which they did? The propaganda around the whole idea of killing people for the good of the State was profound, even down to children doing exercises in their school books on how much it costs to keep people with a disability, for example.
Midwives and physicians were mandated by German law to report any infant born with a birth defect and the infant would be placed in an institution. Mid-wives were paid for each birth that they reported. Mid-wives were licensed.
One dividing point is in Germany the notion that the health of the public is more important than the
health of the individual. So, consequently removing an unhealthy element was seen as good.
In September 1939, a decision was made to develop an adult euthanasia program for patients in psychiatric facilities. Hitler picked the date to coincide with Germany`s invasion of Poland.
To expand it to include adults the only way we`re going to make this acceptable is to say we need these hospital beds for the war wounded. Why should the state pay to keep totally disabled people alive when our young guys who are sent to the front need to come back home and have cared?
The name of this killing organization was T-4. Eventually, six killing centers were established. The medical staff was ordered to fill out questionnaires to evaluate whether their patients should live or die.
Patients were placed in gas chambers that looked like showers. Then lethal carbon monoxide was pumped into the chambers, killing the patients.
You have to justify and rationalize what you`re doing because you`re doing it, but they actually believed it, and they actually believed that what they were doing was saving the Volk from its contamination, from the infection, that there was a disease, and the disease was handicapped and infirm, and that they needed to be cured through killing. Healing through killing.
They were told they were being transferred. The nurses packed their clothes, their lunch, rode with them on the buses. The hospitals, these six, had specially constructed, kinda breezeways that the buses would go through so the patients could be unloaded into the hospitals, without being viewed by the community.
However, it didn`t take long for the communities near these hospitals to realize what was going on. People would see the buses. The buses were unique. They were painted grey and the windows were
painted over and so forth.
Buses would arrive and within a very short period of time, this acrid smoke would be billowing out of the chimneys. Each hospital had an apartment to write condolence letters to the families. And there were mix-ups.
They would write and say, «We`re sorry to tell you your Uncle Hans died of appendicitis, and maybe he`d already had his appendix removed. People were becoming quite knowledgeable about what was going on.
Even children would taunt other children, saying; «they`re going to put you on the grey bus. You`re going to go up the chimney.» As knowledge of the gassing of patients became widespread, the decision was made to end the T-4 «euthanasia» program in August 1941. This, however, did not end the killing of patients.
The children`s euthanasia program continued unabated until the end of the war.
After the T-4 program, physicians were granted permission to provide a merciful death to any person they deemed to be suffering. These killings which took place at many hospitals throughout the Third Reich were known as «wild euthanasia» or decentralized «euthanasia» and were carried out on an individual basis rather than by gas. Patients, usually selected by physicians but killed by nurses, were administered overdoses of sedatives.
More people died in «wild euthanasia» than in T.4. Why did the nurses follow orders to kill? The doctors dictated the killings but the nurses were the ones who did it. Sometimes, the nurses decided to take things into their own hands and kill the patients because they knew they were going to die anyway, so «he was suffering, so I`ll do it now.»
The Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, and polish jews were rounded up into ghettos and later moved to other institutions for medical experiments. A decision was made by the Nazis in January of 1942 at the Wannsee Conference to go further with the Final Solution and move the jews into death camps.
There were four camps that were specifically created as death camps. It was Belzec, Chelmno, Treblinka, and Sobibor. There were two additional concentration camps that developed a killing portion. That would be Majdanek and Auschwitz.
Some skilled workers were kept alive to work in the camps. The infrastructure the know-how and the personnel of the six T-4 centers were actually transferred to Belzec, Sobibor, and Treblinka, and they have been the first gas chambers.
Some of the same doctors and nurses who were involved in the euthanasia program took the gas chambers down and reassembled them in the east in Poland at the concentration camps where doctors were selected at the ramps and were involved in supervising the gassings and killings.
So, physicians were involved in all aspects.
Ravensbruck, located in Germany, was a camp for women. Most of them were Polish. There were some jews there, but most of the women were dissenters or women who had caused trouble to the Nazis when the Nazis occupied Poland.
Ravensbruck was located close to one of the largest and most important hospitals in Germany where a lot of research was going on. Reinhard Heydrich was the Nazi protector of Czechoslovakia, who in 1942 was killed by a bomb. He died from the infection of the wounds that he got.
Hitler demanded that doctors should find a cure for these deadly infections.
Ravensbruck, which was close by, had all these women there that they used as lab rats, basically. The women were operated on by the surgeons from this hospital. They had things like wounds created in their legs that were filled up with sawdust, dirt, ground glass to see what would happen to the wound, how wounds developed, how bone became infected. Some of these women were sent to the gas chambers afterward. They were killed.
Some of the women died of course from the experiments. Some of them survived to give testimony in the trials. But nurses were definitely involved in those experiments.
Many German physicians and nurses participated in medical experiments related to racial hygiene in the concentration camps and hospitals. One of the worst was Dr. Josef Mengele. A member of the S.S.
The jews didn`t know where they were and where they were going, but there were rumors in Hungary for four years after the Nazi occupation, that Jews were going to Germany and being killed. The German pharmaceutical company was very heavily involved in the experiments in Auschwitz.
According to the Auschwitz Museum, at least 1,500 sets of twins were used by Mengele in his experiments. Less than 200 survived.
They were truly monsters. The stuff that happened was horrendous. There is no way, ethical justification for much of what they did under the name of medical science, it was done totally without informed consent.
The people used as lab rats had no choice. They were often killed immediately afterward.
In the sterilization experiments performed at Auschwitz, it was often the nurses who would select and prepare the patients for the experiments.
Then they assisted whatever the physicians needed the nurse assistant to do, and kept it secret from the patients as to what was going to happen. Given false assurance that everything is going to be alright. We`re taking good care of you, they said.
At Dachau, a variety of unethical medical experiments were made using the prisoners as guinea pigs. Some of the cruelties are almost unbelievable. The victims were German, Czech, and Polish. Gypsies who have deprived the food and given only brackish yellow seawater for days resulted in, of course, excruciating pain and foaming at the mouth in most cases. Madness.
They did experimentations where they would keep people in freezing temperatures until they were almost dead. Revive them, and then expose them again. They lowered the temperature, raised the temperature again until they froze, and died.
And then they took them directly to the autopsy table in what they call terminal experiments. And so they did low-pressure studies where they took concentration camp prisoners and put them into specially designed rooms where they sucked out the oxygen. Let in the oxygen until their lungs exploded and they died in terminal experiments.
There were studies of bones and muscle and infectious diseases. They were trying out new antibiotics, so they took concentration camp prisoners and cut open filleted, and infected their legs and wounds to create simulated wounds.
We know that the sterilization program, the mercy killing program, and the unlawful atrocious human experimentation program was masterminded, planned, suggested, and implemented by physicians.
Dr. Josef Mengele was able to escape from Germany after the war and avoided apprehension by authorities. Dr. Josef Mengele was the worst that we never got. Mengele`s family was a very wealthy manufacturer in Bavaria. They managed to hide him until they could get him out.
Dr. Mengele lived in South America until 1979 when he reportedly drowned while swimming at a resort in Brazil.
Finally, in May 1945, the war in Europe ended when the Germans surrendered to the Allies, and the guns were silent. After the war, the Allies conducted the famous Nurenberg Trials, and the world became aware of the atrocities of the Nazi doctors and nurses.
We don`t know the figures of the nurses who were involved, because they were the workforce in these hospitals. Some nurses killed themselves and some were hanged. Under the trial, some of the nurses said; «I thought I was relieving people from their suffering.»
Others said; «These people had no life at all,» or «I needed to keep my job.» Many of the nurses said; «I was just following orders.»
Just following orders was not going to be an acceptable defense to murder or genocide. One of the things that came out of Nurnberg was the notion that everybody is responsible for their own actions.
Not all of the nurses under the Third Reich were compliant with the Nazi ideology. One Austrian SS nurse, Maria Stromberger, showed great compassion toward prisoners at Auschwitz. She heard about what happened in Auschwitz, and couldn`t believe it. «We`re a good and moral people. We wouldn`t do this,» she said.
She helped the victims and smuggled ammunition into the prison camp. Se saved many lives.
Perhaps the most famous of the trials held at Nurnberg before an International Military Tribunal was the so-called «Medical Case» or the «Doctors trial.»
Karl Brandt who was the chief physician of Hitler said; «I did what`s needed to be done. What we did was good», he said. We made German people healthier, he said. So, people were convinced that they were doing something positive in all these atrocities.
23 physicians and scientists were tried for crimes against humanity.
Crimes against humanity was a new concept which was whether it be wartime or not wartime, there are certain things beyond the pale that we are going to hold people accountable. So, genocide was a classic example of a crime against humanity. So, the doctors went on trial.
The prison camps were centers of inhumane experiments, mass murder, and extermination.
Spiegelgrund is still a large, active hospital in Vienna. During the Holocaust, it consisted of a children`s ward, and became infamous for the euthanasia of the children there. The brains of many of these children were saved for years in the basement of Spiegelgrund.
Although current healthcare in the U.S is regarded as among the best in the world. There are elements that should cause us to reflect upon the similarities to German medicine in the 1930s.
It`s important for nurses today to look back to the history and know about it, because unless we know, we can`t stop it from happening again, and it will happen again.
Today, nurses are involved in the legal euthanasia of patients in Belgium, Holland, and Switzerland. Nurses are also involved in executions in countries where the death penalty is legal.
How does any person know what is right from wrong? You have to have a moralcompass. If somebody doesn`t have any morals, it`s very difficult for them to understand or judge for their own knowledge what is wrong and what is right.
But if it hurts another human being, it is morally wrong
Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it. And that is exactly what is happening. We are dealing with the same issues today and we always need to be alert. We see nurses that are not speaking out about errors about the doctors even today.
After the Holocaust, the motto was; «Never again, never again should Holocaust happen.» Learning about the Holocaust is a very powerful way to learn empathy and compassion. Only by educating people that we must learn to live in peace and harmony with each other, regardless of skin and color or the economic situation.
The question is how did one of the most advanced societies in art, music, theatre, writing, and medicine become mass murders?
It`s easy to believe the Holocaust could never be repeated. The factors leading up to it are not unique to Germany. They are human factors that are present in every country, every culture, and every generation.
If it could happen in one of the most advanced societies in human history, it can happen again anywhere. It`s up to each of us to learn from the past and be ready to interrupt the forces that may try to exploit the few for the benefit of the majority.
We have a similar situation today. Politicians, PMs, and Presidents are speaking to you live on TV. They tell you what to do. But they aren’t experts. In other words; they are told what to say. In other words; we all need to trust experts, like physicians, doctors, nurses, and big pharma.
But today, we have a lot of unwaxed people around the world protesting against Covid-19 restrictions because they are skeptical of the vaccine. What would it be like if everybody in the world said yes to everything the experts say? If people in Germany were more skeptical in the ’30s and ’40s, they would have saved millions of lives.
This story is interesting because Germany at that time in the ’30s was the most advanced society in art, music, theatre, writing, and medicine, so how did they become mass murders? Don`t blame Hitler. And what about all the German people? Did they sleep, or maybe they were silent by fear?
Stacy Abrams is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize as Georgia investigates her group for voter registration fraud. Who cares? Not Lars Haltbrekken, who is the man that nominated Abrams. Lars Halbrekken is a member of Norway`s Socialist party and nominated Stacy Abrams for her work on voter registration and rights.
A lot of people went nuts when they heard about this earlier this week. But this is not the first time people went nuts regarding the Nobel Peace Prize. The last time people went nuts was when Barrack Obama won the prize. But why? Nobody didn`t understand that. Nor Barrack Obama.
This is very embarrassing for the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, but also for Norway. Giving Obama the prize was a shame and people called the Committee clowns. They lost a lot of credibility and they did not have their annual Peace Prize Concerts since then. They say lack of money is the reason, but we all know why they have a low profile.
Nominating Stacy Abrams is also a shame because we don`t know what happened about the election in Georgia yet. But we can assume that Lars Haltbrekken is satisfied because he is obviously not a Trump supporter.
He is a Norwegian environmentalist and was elected to the Parliament of Norway in 2017 for the Socialist Left Party. In the ’90s Lars tried to prevent natural gas power plants in Norway. A man who grew up in Trondheim.
Ingrid Galadriel Aune Falck is another one from Trondheim. She is a Viking. Well, she was. Right after Qanon (dressed as a Viking from Scandinavia) and his friends stormed Capitol Hill on January 6th, she resigned as a leader of a Viking re-enactment group.
Historically, the Vikings do have a shady reputation, and events in modern times have not made that easier to get past. You know, the Nazis and all that, Ingrid wrote on her blog.
For years, MSM in Norway has talked a lot about the Vikings, and for some people, it is very important to be part of something strong and powerful. A system that can make fear. But Ingrid didn`t want to be part of an organization that has become a Nazi party.
Qanon-shaman (Jake Angeli) with his «horned costume» stormed the US congress, but he also had Viking-tattoos on his body. One of them was the logo of Ingrid`s former re-enactment company, Hands-on History.
Let’s be clear; most Viking re-enactors are kind and respectful, regardless of their level of geekiness. However, every basket has some rotten eggs. And some of these rotten eggs don`t even try to disguise their white supremacist smell, Ingrid wrote on her blog.
The same can be said about the US. Qanon doesn`t represent the Christian community on the right side. He is one of the few extremists.
At the end of Ingrid`s blog, she wrote; I`m letting go of a beast I can`t control. And from now on I`m choosing to laugh instead of getting angry. Sorry guys, I`m out!
Last year, the police in Norway said the biggest threat wasn`t Al-Qaida, but the Nazi`s. A country that is struggling with domestic terrorists.
Philip Manshaus is the last known terrorist who was radicalized in Trondheim. A 21-year-old man who was active on the internet on various forums for anti-immigrant groups. He was armed with multiple weapons and opened fire in a mosque in Norway.
One person was injured before the attacker was overpowered by a 75-year old worshiper. Hours after the attack, the dead body of his stepsister was found in his own house. He murdered his own step-sister (17) who was adopted from China.
Philip Manshaus said in the court that there is a Genocide going on in Norway.
Manshaus was inspired by New Zealand-terrorist Brenton Harrison Tarrant, a 28-year-old man from Australia. He attacked Christchurch in New Zealand on 15 March 2019. He began his attack at the Al Noor Mosque in the suburb of Riccarton and continued at Linwood Islamic Centre. He killed 51 people and injured 40.
Tarrant is a self-avowed white supremacist, and Australia, where the gunman was from, has also seen an increase in xenophobia, racism, and Islamophobia. Tarrant also said that he like Communist China (editor; we all know what they do to Christians and Muslims).
Tarrant was inspired by Fjotolf Hansen (born Anders Behring Breivik), a terrorist who committed the 2011 Norway attacks. On 22 July 2011, he killed eight people by detonating a van bomb amid Regjeringskvartalet in Oslo, then killed 69 participants of a Workers’ Youth League (AUF) summer camp in a mass shooting on the island of Utoya.
Since his imprisonment, Fjotolf Hansen has identified himself as a fascist and a Nazi, who practices Odinism and used counter jihadist rhetoric to support ethnonationalism.
He admitted to the crimes and said the purpose of the attack was to save Norway and Western Europe from a Muslim takeover, and that the Labour Party had to «pay the price» for letting down Norway and the Norwegian people.
After his arrest, he referred to himself as «the greatest monster since Quisling (a Nazi who overtook Norway during World War II).
Fjotolf also alluded to himself as the future regent of Norway, master of life and death, while calling himself «inordinately loving» and «Europe`s most perfect knight since WWII. He was convinced that he was a warrior in a «low-intensity civil war» and had been chosen to save his people.
He described plans to carry out further «executions of categories A, B, and C traitors» by the thousands, the psychiatrists included, and to organize Norwegians in reservations for the purpose of selective breeding.
Genocide in Norway has happened before, and it is possible that it can happen again because history tends to repeat itself. We know the history of Norway`s five national minorities. We know the way of life of jews, Kven, Gypsies, and Romani people (tater).
The minorities have always been treated very badly. Jews were sent to Holocaust and killed during WW II. While Danish Jews were granted ordinary civil rights in 1814, the Constitutional Assembly in Eidsvoll, Norway, that same year went in the opposite direction. Jews were banned in Norway.
The 1800s saw emerging nationalism and a vision of one nation and one people in Norway, and there was little room for being different.
The abuse of power continued in Norway, Now in the form of assimilation.
The Child Protection Act of 1896 allowed the authorities to take children away from all travelers (tater), while the Vagrancy Act of 1900 made the itinerant lifestyle a crime.
Later on, modern genetics came to have a significant influence in Norway and on Norwegian government policy from the 1920s onwards. This hit the Romani people (tater) hard. Alongside groups such as alcoholics, criminals, and so-called “tater” were seen as carrying undesirable genes.
The Sterilisation Act of 1934 allowed for forced sterilization of people with serious mental conditions, people who were mentally deficient, or people whose mental development was severely impaired.
It has been documented that up until 1977 at least 125 Norwegians of traveling ancestry were sterilized, while Romani people (tater) were sterilized without basis in law. Many of them were left with physical and mental scars, and several later committed suicide.
Lobotomy was also carried out on Romani people (tater), resulting in death for some of them.
The Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1949 for his now-discredited procedure of the lobotomy, which involves serving nerve connections within the brain of a mentally ill person.
Today the lobotomy is considered a barbaric treatment for mental illness, and that`s why relatives of lobotomy patients now have started a campaign to have the prize rescinded.
Mr. DeForest Kelley (as Dr. Leonard «Bones» McCoy) once said; My God, man, drilling holes in his head`s not the answer. The artery must be repaired. Now put away your butcher knives and let me save this patient before it`s too late.
What will tomorrow`s historians say about today`s cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and immunotherapy? It remains to see. People are still suffering and have pain even today. Fortunately not by lobotomy.
In 1897, the government delegated the work to assimilate the Romani people (tater) to a private organization, commonly known as the Norwegian Mission for the Homeless. The mission ran children`s homes, schools, and labor colonies for Romani people with the express aim of eradicating the Romani people/ tater culture.
One important strategy was to remove children from their parents and then raise them as «good Christians» and settled Norwegians in children’s homes. In total at least 1,500 children were separated from their parents, often growing up without knowing about their traveler (tater) background.
Many of these children suffered violence and abuse. More than one hundred families of Romani people/tater descent were sent to Svanviken labor colony in Nordmore to be «weaned off» their traditional way of life and become «good Christians».
The Norwegian Mission for the Homeless continued its activities in Svanviken until 1989, but the Norwegian government is still kidnapping children even today. They take 5 kids from their parents every single day.
The Norwegian government is breaking civil human rights and many of these cases end up in the European Court of Human Rights in Haag. Many of the cases I have heard of is shocking.
The human rights are pretty clear: You have a right to life. Art 3; freedom from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment. Art 4; freedom from slavery and forced labor. Art 5; right to liberty and security. Art 6; right to a fair trial, and Art 7; No punishment without law.
Will Ferrell Hates Norway in a new Super Bowl commercial. Not for any crimes, Nazism, Vikings, or White supremacists, but because they have too much electic vehicles.
Author Hannah Arendt wrote the book «The Origins of Totalitarianism» in which she discussed how it was possible for a democratic state such as Germany to turn into a cold-blooded totalitarian state.
Arendt makes the point that a totalitarian system may become even worse than dictatorships, as the latter implements fear of death when speaking up against the authorities, but totalitarian states do the same, but in a more subtle way.
The aim of totalitarian systems is to control every aspect of a person`s life, his views on the family, genders, his feelings towards the church, religion, and every aspect of life are to be controlled.
In such states, the population is held in fear of repercussions from the police and state authorities, in constant fear of losing their jobs, their reputation, and friends. Fear becomes the tool to keep the population in check. Nobody dares to say much, out of trepidation for what may happen then.
One of Arendt`s main points was that precisely because modern democracies incorporates well-developed institutions and the hierarchical structure, people tend to obey orders without daring to think freely.
They view themselves as part of a system with little or no personal responsibility.
Arendt found that it was not the desire to be brutal to certain ethnic groups such as Jews and Gypsies, that was the root for the «obedience towards the state» that permeated the German society.
It was the indifference, lack of empathy and willingness to obey status quo that permeated the German population.
Since groupthink was vital in this society, no one dared to step out of the group. Those who did quickly ended up in the same concentration camps where intellectuals dissidents joined the Jews and others who were unwanted.
The point is that societies that cultivate just laws prosper.