US Army vet turned journalism professor asks probing question: Are we becoming Nazi Germany?

US Army vet turned journalism professor asks probing question: Are we becoming Nazi Germany? Via LeoHohmann.com

US Army vet turned journalism professor asks probing question: Are we becoming Nazi Germany?

As globalist predators and their media lackeys crank up their propaganda machines to prepare the masses for another lockdown, perhaps as early as the fall, it’s imperative that we take stock of where we’ve been over the last 18 months and where we are heading if we allow them to do this to us again.

The below article by Ronald Yates adds historical perspective that is missing from today’s “news” reporting. If you compare the control measures implemented over the last 18 months with those used by authoritarian regimes throughout history you are automatically dismissed by the establishment as a “conspiracy theorist,” even when the same coercive tactics are being used to curtail freedom of movement, freedom of speech and freedom of religion. From the blatant censorship, the canceling of people’s jobs, careers and even bank accounts, to the dual justice system for those on one side of the aisle [Hillary Clinton, Antifa thugs and Hunter Biden] versus those on the other [Rudy Giuliani, Roger Stone, Gen. Michael Flynn and now Allen Weisselberg], it’s got all the makings of a techno-dictatorship hiding in plain sight, albeit masked beneath the veneer of “democracy.”

The term “conspiracy theorist” is used today for a reason — it shuts down debate and all serious evaluation of our current political climate, ignoring the biggest question of all — do we still live in a democratic republic?

Disclaimer: Ronald Yates is an Army vet, a journalist and a scholar. He does not deal in conspiracy theories.

By Ronald E. Yates

I’ve noticed that whenever the subject of Nazi Germany is raised, someone always says something like this: “It’s unbelievable that Adolf Hitler was able to manipulate and control the entire German population.  It just seems impossible.”

Yet that’s exactly what he did.

Yes, there were some dissenters and political foes, but they were subdued and quashed as the boundless power of the Nazi regime shut down all dissent with the use of the brown-shirted Sturmabteilung or SA, the Schutzstaffel or SS, and the dreaded Gestapo or Geheime Staatspolizei.

Perhaps a bit of context is in order here.  I spent three years in Germany with the Army Security Agency involved in SIGINT (intelligence derived from electronic signals and systems used by foreign targets).  I am fluent in German, my wife is German, I have studied German history, and I keep up with current events in the country.

Like a lot of Americans, I always assumed that America was safe from the kind of tyranny the German people experienced under the heavy hand of the Third Reich.  There is no way our federal, state, and local governments could restrain and control the American people the way Hitler and his Nazis dominated the German population, I thought.

 

Yet, for the past 18 months, that’s exactly what has happened in America.

A nation that always prided itself on its independence and individuality was suddenly locked down.  Travel was restricted, schools and businesses were shuttered, we were commanded to wear face masks, voting laws were altered, isolation and quarantines were mandated, and speech was censored by social and mainstream media if Big Tech oligarchs judged what was said or written as “misinformation.”

It didn’t stop there.  A public health emergency was declared, borders were closed, and large gatherings were forbidden — including church attendance, funerals, and weddings.

In short, civil liberties that Americans had always taken for granted were suspended by those in power, just as the Nazis rescinded the rights of the German people, including a free press guaranteed by Germany’s Weimar Republic (1918 to 1933).  The German press quickly complied with its new masters.

Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Germany’s Minister of Propaganda, had no use for a free press and once said, “Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.”

Alter that quote a little, and you have a passage more relevant to American social media today: “Think of social and mainstream media as a great keyboard on which Big Tech oligarchs can play.”

Big Tech in the United States is following another Goebbels maxim: “Not every item of news should be published.  Rather, those who control news policies should endeavor to make every item of news serve a certain purpose.”

We know what that “certain purpose” is.

During Biden’s socialist regime, the legacy media’s goal is to promote socialist policies and protect our feckless president from all criticism — the same objective that Goebbels was tasked with during Adolf Hitler’s reign.

No doubt Goebbels would be proud of America’s Big Tech oligarchs.  They are performing the same tasks in 2021 America that Goebbels performed during the 12 years of the Third Reich. LeoHohmann.com read more