This pandemic thing has me thinking of all sorts of scenarios….I studied comparative politics which gives you ideas that could come about in our government brought on by this pandemic……
Think about this…..the pandemic of 1918 help give rise to the fascists in Europe……can it happen again?
A new study by an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York linked the 1918 flu pandemic to the rise in Nazi support in Germany, a finding that could have significant relevance as the United States and the world grapples with the health and economic devastation wrought by the coronavirus.
Experts have frequently compared the current health crisis to the 1918 pandemic, which killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide. A new report by Kristian Blickle, an economist at the New York Fed, suggests that along with high death tolls and an economic downturn, the 1918 flu also correlated with the rise in support for extremist right-wing parties, particularly the Nazis, in regions with the highest death rates.
There are seven (7) steps from pandemic to totalitarianism……read and know these steps…..
Here is the template for rolling this out.
A new virus starts to spread around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) declares a pandemic.
International agencies, public-health officials, politicians, media and other influential voices fan fear by focusing almost exclusively on the contagiousness of the virus and the rising numbers of cases, and by characterizing the virus as extremely dangerous.
Within a few days governments at national and local levels also declare states of emergency. At lightning speed they impose lock-down measures that confine most people to their homes – starting with closing schools – and shut down much of the global economy. World markets implode.
The stunned, fearful and credulous public – convinced over the previous few years that their bodies do not have the natural ability to react to pathogens by producing antibodies that confer long-lasting immunity – largely complies willingly.
The first weekly virtual class on local emergency and crisis responses to COVID19 is held for mayors and other city officials around the world. Coordinated by a handful of American organizations in the academic, medical, financial, political and transportation spheres, the classes feature guests ranging from Barack Obama to Bill Gates.
Then there is that thing called “Religious Nationalism”…….you know when the so-called Christian demand that we all live by their ideas (does that sound familiar?)……this pandemic has brought out the mental cases yet again…..
Many of the anti-lockdown protesters we’ve seen in places like Michigan, Florida, and Texas are part of the religious right. Some are members of Christian nationalist groups which proclaim to be pro-life in the extreme but also don’t seem to care that thousands may die in the name of their freedom to go shopping and bowling.
In this week’s podcast, we talk with Katherine Stewart, a journalist who has spent years examining the religious right. In her first book, The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children, she wrote about their attempts to influence the public school system; in her more recent book, The Power Worshippers, she turns her attention to religious nationalism.
She argues that this group is proudly anti-science, anti-fact, and anti-expert, and that their cavalier attitude toward the coronavirus mirrors their denial of climate change.
Whatcha think? Any of this looking familiar?
Could history be in a repeating cycle?
What about those mental midgets with the assault weapons at state capitals…..they are forcing the government to do what they want….what would you call those actions?
Yeah it is the mask….(sarcasm)……
Time for rational people to take over and get the facts out to the people……apparently we cannot depend on our churches to do the right thing.
Can someone please explain these poll numbers to me…..
Finally there are some things that are once seen cannot be unseen….this photo is one of those……
Be Well….Be Safe…Be Informed
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