The Road to Totalitarianism

by C.J. Hopkins on Off Guardian

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People can tell themselves that they didn't see where things have been heading for the last 17 months, but they did. They saw all the signs along the way. The signs were all written in big, bold letters, some of them in scary-looking Germanic script.


I'm not going to show you all those signs out again. People like me have been pointing them out, and reading them out loud, for 17 months now. Anyone who knows anything about the history of totalitarianism, how it incrementally transforms society into a monstrous mirror image of itself, has known since the beginning what the "New Normal" is, and we have been shouting from the rooftops about it.

We have watched as the New Normal transformed our societies into paranoid, pathologized, authoritarian dystopias where people now have to show their "papers" to see a movie or get a cup of coffee and publicly display their ideological conformity to enter a supermarket and buy their groceries.

We have watched as the New Normal transformed the majority of the masses into hate-drunk, hysterical mobs that are openly persecuting "the Unvaccinated," the official "Untermenschen" of the New Normal ideology.

We have watched as the New Normal has done precisely what every totalitarian movement in history has done before it, right by the numbers. We pointed all this out, each step of the way. I'm not going to reiterate all that again.

I am, however, going to document where we are at the moment, and how we got here … for the record, so that the people who will tell you later that they "had no clue where the trains were going" will understand why we no longer trust them, and why we regard them as cowards and collaborators, or worse.

Yes, that's harsh, but this is not a game. It isn't a difference of opinion. The global-capitalist ruling establishment is implementing a new, more openly totalitarian structure of society and method of rule. They are revoking our constitutional and human rights, transferring power out of sovereign governments and democratic institutions into unaccountable global entities that have no allegiance to any nation or its people.

That is what is happening … right now. It isn't a TV show. It's actually happening.

The time for people to "wake up" is over. At this point, you either join the fight to preserve what is left of those rights, and that sovereignty, or you surrender to the "New Normal," to global-capitalist totalitarianism. I couldn't care less what you believe about the virus, or its mutant variants, or the experimental "vaccines." This isn't an abstract argument over "the science." It is a fight … a political, ideological fight. On one side is democracy, on the other is totalitarianism. Pick a fucking side, and live with it.

Anyway, here's where we are at the moment, and how we got here, just the broad strokes.

It's August 2021, and Germany has officially banned demonstrations against the "New Normal" official ideology. Other public assemblies, like the Christopher Street Day demo (pictured below), one week ago, are still allowed. The outlawing of political opposition is a classic hallmark of totalitarian systems. It's also a classic move by the German authorities, which will give them the pretext they need to unleash the New Normal goon squads on the demonstrators tomorrow.

In Australia, the military has been deployed to enforce total compliance with government decrees … lockdowns, mandatory public obedience rituals, etc. In other words, it is de facto martial law. This is another classic hallmark of totalitarian systems.

In France, restaurant and other business owners who serve "the Unvaccinated" will now be imprisoned, as will, of course, "the Unvaccinated." The scapegoating, demonizing, and segregating of "the Unvaccinated" is happening in countries all over the world. France is just an extreme example. The scapegoating, dehumanizing, and segregating of minorities - particularly the regime's political opponents - is another classic hallmark of totalitarian systems.

In the UK, Italy, Greece, and numerous other countries throughout the world, this pseudo-medical social-segregation system is also being introduced, in order to divide societies into "good people" (i.e., compliant) and "bad" (i.e., non-compliant). The "good people" are being given license and encouraged by the authorities and the corporate media to unleash their rage on the "the Unvaccinated," to demand our segregation in internment camps, to openly threaten to viciously murder us. This is also a hallmark of totalitarian systems.

And that, my friends, is where we are.

We didn't get here overnight. Here are just a few of the unmistakable signs along the road to totalitarianism that I have pointed out over the last 17 months.

June 2020 … The New (Pathologized) Totalitarianism.

August 2020 … The Invasion of the New Normals.

October 2020 … The Covidian Cult.

November 2020 … The Germans Are Back!

March 2021 … The New Normal (Phase 2).

March 2021 … The "Unvaccinated" Question.

May 2021 … The Criminalization of Dissent.

June 2021 … Manufacturing New Normal "Reality".

And now, here we are, where we have been heading all along, clearly, unmistakably heading… directly into The Approaching Storm, or possibly global civil war. This isn't the end of the road to totalitarianism, but I'm pretty sure we are in the home stretch. It feels like things are about to get ugly.

Very ugly. Extremely ugly.

Those of us who are fighting to preserve our rights, and some basic semblance of democracy, are outnumbered, but we haven't had our final say yet … and there are millions of us, and we are wide awake.

So pick a side, if you haven't already. But, before you do, maybe look back at the history of totalitarian systems, which, for some reason, never seem to work out for the totalitarians, at least not in the long run. I'm not a professional philosopher or anything, but I suspect that might have something to do with some people's inextinguishable desire for freedom, and our willingness to fight for it, sometimes to the death.

This kind of feels like one of those times.

Sorry for going all "Braveheart" on you, but I'm psyching myself up to go get the snot beat out of me by the New Normal goon squads tomorrow, so I'm a little … you know, overly emotional.

Seriously, though, pick a side…now…or a side will be picked for you.

    last comments from Off Guardian
    Leethal 23 Aug 2021 | 10:37 pm

    You forgot one thing that POWERS these tyrants. THEIR ENFARCERS. Without them, the little tyrant up there is nothing but a NAKED emperor.

    Target their enfarcers and you'll see the littly piggy running away naked.

    duckman 19 Aug 2021 | 8:39 am

    In reply to duckman.

    Appolgies, i digressed from the point i was trying to make:
    If you allow them to do this to your body, then what will you allow them to do your soul??
    This is what i mean by consent, anyone following this precise avenue will know exactly what i mean, anyone who`s interest is piqued by that should follow where it takes you,
    my comment is fresh on an old topic, but if you found this, it was meant for you,
    may the "soul revolution" continue unabated

    duckman 19 Aug 2021 | 7:17 am

    In reply to Cynicon Implant.

    In my humble opinion its a consent thing, does one overide basic investigation and research, gut instinct, awareness and say "aww, fuck it, I WILL take the un-tested, highly dubious, scientifically un-proven, super profitable gloop, becuase my totally trustworthy government with a long history of regarding itscitizensas nothing more than cattle fodder, to feed wars, industry and be experimented on AND who in colaboration with a really lovely emotionally balanced, benign, empathic class ofglobal elitehave so generously foisted upon me a fake disease with brand spanking new faketreatment`??"

    When faced with such effort on their part, such planning, it would be rude to say no???

    duckman 19 Aug 2021 | 7:08 am

    In reply to Different View.

    I guess you picked a side then? different view.
    If you detect anger in our friend`s words, then please do not attempt to misdirect by using purile asignations of "paranoia".
    We voice what we know, its clear you know little, other than what you have been fed and willingly gobbled up.
    Covid 19? never existed or were you so blind to the state sanctioned murder of elderly via Midazolam and NHS methods of ventilation? Themselves only feebly able to match standard annual deaths…
    I guess you were.
    Either somehow you have come to terms with state sanctioned murder, in which case your "kind words" mean nought, or you have yet to open your eyes and smell the coffee.
    If the latter, we kindly suggest that you back your claims before judging us.
    But as another commenter expresses, the "line has been drawn"

    Guess I will see you there?

    Different View 18 Aug 2021 | 4:55 am

    In reply to exiled off mainstreet.

    I sincerely feel for you and the traumas you must have suffered along the way for your paranoia to be so intense. Yes, our freedoms are being challenged, but for good reason. If you honestly think that wearing a mask will kill you then, I'm sorry, you are lost and I wish you all the very best. I hope you do not contract Covid-19 but if you do, the reality of not wearing a mask will become very apparent and breathing will no longer be an issue for you. Please be safe for your sake and for everyone else's. Many have played your game and failed. Please don't be one of them. Good luck.

    L. Trousset 14 Aug 2021 | 3:34 am

    In reply to Peter.

    What about Novavax? So that would be a placebo then too? I was hoping for Novavax to get approved, thinking that a traditional vaccine might be safer. Not that I want to get vaccinated at all, but I need to be able to board a plane if I ever want to see my family again.

    Joe Cooper 13 Aug 2021 | 4:09 pm

    In reply to Martin Usher.

    Yeah well Hitler was the last bastion against Soviet Communism, and jew controlled FDR sided with the USSR, so here we are today.

    L. Trousset 12 Aug 2021 | 6:35 am

    In reply to Carmpat.

    Oh, well that's a relief! Phew!

    Carmpat 9 Aug 2021 | 4:06 pm

    the statement in the above piece about France is false. A café patron or shop owner refusing to ask for a pass sanitaire will be fined, not imprisoned. A person presenting a forged pass sanitaire will also be fined; with a bigger fine the second time within the same month and possibly imprisonment after a third use of a forged pass within the same month.

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