I used to wonder how such a highly civilized nation like Germany could so monstrously scar the record of modern man with the butchery of the Holocaust, with much of it made possible by doctors who, years earlier, volunteered in droves to join the Nazi Party.
Gen. Dwight Eisenhower wrote after visiting the Ohrdruf Concentration Camp in April 1945: “I never dreamed that such cruelty, bestiality, and savagery could really exist in this world.” It was so overpowering as to “leave me a bit sick,” he wrote.
Gen. George Patton, certain that he’d become sick, refused to enter a room at Ohrdruf where the emaciated bodies of naked men were piled up – killed by starvation.
How could so many brilliant people became complicit either by their support or their silence to Hitler’s atrocities, I remember thinking. Professional people, like doctors and nurses, went from being healers to collaborators in Hitler’s “‘biocracy’ which ultimately murdered millions of innocent persons,” as Dr. Ashley K. Fernandes put it in his essay, Why Did So Many Doctors Become Nazis? They were willing participants in the “medicalization of death.”
Through it all, due to both hatred and fear, Germans remained silent.
“We have been silent witnesses of evil deeds,” wrote Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the Lutheran pastor who railed against Hitler’s euthanasia (T4) program and Jewish genocide. “… [W]e have learnt the arts of equivocation and pretense; experience has made us suspicious of others and kept us from being truthful and open; … What we shall need is not geniuses, or cynics, or misanthropes, or clever tacticians, but plain, honest, straightforward men.”
Bonhoeffer, a man who fully “understood what he chose when he chose to resist” (Cost of Discipleship, 1937), was imprisoned, tortured, and hanged by Nazi SS Black Guards in 1945. But fortunate for us, they couldn’t kill his message.
After the befuddling speed at which America has deteriorated over the past year, I don’t wonder about this stuff anymore. No. Biden is not Hitler and America is not engaged, or ever will be, in some sick systematic genocide. The circumstance of that history has its own fingerprint.
But seeing how we’ve mimicked China’s Hitlerian way of dealing with the pandemic, it’s easier to understand how the most advanced nation in history can deteriorate into something unrecognizable. The most important lesson for us is not necessarily the Holocaust itself, but the warped social and political concoctions that caused otherwise decent human beings to create the Holocaust.
With all the disturbing ways that COVID has been used to wreck the country, the most terrifying, for me, has been how the medical profession, willingly or coerced, has collaborated in ignoring natural immunity and mandating an experimental vaccine to every man, woman, and child in America, without informed consent.
Some doctors are refusing to treat unvaccinated patients; nearly all refuse to prescribe safe drugs in early treatment; if drugs are prescribed, pharmacists refuse to dispense them; and still others who tell their patients with rare co-morbidities that the vaccination could be fatal, they’re too afraid to put it in writing as an exception to getting the vaccine.
It’s extremely bizarre.
It’s the first time in medical history, said Dr. Peter McCollough, that all the focus is on vaccinating healthy people, instead of treating the sick ones.
“The all-or-nothing, one-size-fits-all vaccine policies, … where people are coerced in a very heavy-handed way to take the vaccine don’t take into account some basic facts that we have known about COVID for a long time,” said Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, who was fired from his job as professor of psychiatry and director of the Medical Ethics Program at the University of California-Irvine School of Medicine.
Besides the CDC not acknowledging natural immunity, he said, healthy children with a near-zero mortality rate from COVID shouldn’t be treated in the same way as an 80-year-old with co-morbidities. But that’s exactly what’s happening and at the risk of doing more harm than good.
That kind of harm violates their right to informed consent and their right to informed refusal, a centerpiece of medical ethics going back to the Nuremberg Code. The Nuremberg Code was created after the infamous Nuremberg Trials to set the boundaries for how doctors practice human experimentation in medicine.
According to Dr. Robert Malone, who helped establish mRNA technology, we’ve long breached those boundaries.
“Our government is out of control on this [COVID response] and they are lawless,” he told Joe Rogan in that now-famous “Mass Formation Psychosis” podcast. “They completely disregard bioethics. They completely disregard the federal common rule. These mandates of an experimental vaccine are explicitly illegal. They are explicitly inconsistent with the Nuremberg Code. … They are flat-out illegal, and they don’t care.”
Ironically, as tough as the Biden administration is on American citizens, they are soft on China, the country that unleashed the virus on the world, killing over 5 million people; and the country, in our times, that comes the closest to practicing Nazi Germany’s brand of butchery.
“Simply renouncing your faith [in China] is not enough,” said Leon Lee, director of the new film, Unsilenced, the story of a group of students who risked their lives to expose Chinese atrocities against the Falun Gong. “You have to turn in your friends. You have to betray the people you love. You have to completely sell your soul to the regime in order to survive.”
Lee said that embers burning from fires of repression in China have floated to the United States through propaganda, censorship and coverup of the origins of COVID – a cover-up which America’s COVID czar, Dr. Anthony Fauci, is complicit. Without that coverup, the pandemic would not have been such a worldwide disaster, he said.
“We often talk about how truth will prevail, how powerful truth is,” said Lee. “In reality, sometimes, I would say truth is eternal, but lies are sometimes more powerful, lies are more prevalent. If you don’t make a conscious effort to seek out truth, to speak the truth, sometimes you can be surrounded by lies to a point that you can no longer tell apart truth from lies.”
As leftist political leaders, Big Tech, global businesses, and the leftist media use COVID to wreck the country, Americans can no longer afford to be intimidated into silence. We’ve been pushed into uncharted waters with no certain outcome.
To get back on course, at the very least, as Bonhoeffer wrote, “What we shall need is not geniuses, or cynics, or misanthropes, or clever tacticians, but plain, honest, straightforward men.”