“It is a quite special secret pleasure how the people around us fail to realize what is really happening to them.” Adolph Hitler
I don’t often open my posts with quotes from the most hated despot in modern history, but there is a method and reason.
You must understand that I consider Hitler a monster, but his leadership tactics are genius. You must also recognize that his tactics are millennia old and mere adaptations but are being successfully employed today.
History does not discriminate, for each prominent figure has much to teach us, especially autocrats like Chancellor Hitler and comrades.
Der Fuhrer, Hitler’s königreich, began with a few simple principles and grew to a world power in ten short years under the gaze of a battered and defeated German people. WWI broke the Weimar republic and forced Germany to concede. They were left to languish as a disinterested and dispassionate Europe and its Allies watched.
Germany had few alternatives and precious little hope. It was the power of Heir Hitler’s charismatic leadership that transformed this vanquished country into a super-power.
Der Fuhrer told the German people what they needed and wanted to hear. He gave them hope and someone to blame for their problems: The Jews.
Herman Goering said during the Nuremberg trials: “Of course, the people don’t want war. But after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it’s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and for exposing the country to greater danger.”
I’m opening with these quotes because I discovered a parallel while researching this project: our leadership espouses this mindset which is the only plausible explanation for their actions.
Why reinvent the wheel when there are arresting historical examples from which to draw. Modern governments are not generally smart enough to invent new manipulative processes; they simply adapt them from antiquity, adjusting for modern nuance.
What we see is the value of studying history.
Lao Tzu wrote, “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say we did it ourselves.”
I think Lao Tzu says it succinctly, and his writings are lessons that extoll practical applications. He couldn’t possibly foresee America’s flourishing propensity toward narcissism. Gengis Khan and other conquerors did, however, prove the value of his wisdom.
When I see the arm-waving and self-serving decisions our elected representatives make, I see men and women who crave recognition. Consider our insistence on documenting every aspect of our personal lives with selfies and billions of photos of our meals posted on Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter; it proves my point.
Politicians pause in hallways and foyers to pose for the camera, spouting rhetoric and canned oratory replete with opinions calling attention to their latest battle or decision or conflict, but mostly about themselves. Rarely is there mention of the others involved in the solution. They never miss the opportunity to blame someone else. It leads me to believe that their sole purpose for entering elected-public service is self-promotion.
One massive benefit of this ennoblement is the wealth that inevitably follows from making the correct self-elevating choices. This coincidental prosperity might not be their prime motivation, but it is a powerful inducement.
“Money is power, and rare are the heads that can withstand the possession of great power.” Benjamin Disraeli
Here’s another little tidbit from that infamous leader pertinent to our pursuit of The New World Order.
Adolph Hitler wrote: “The art of leadership … consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention… The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belong to one category.
Do we need a more explicit message, or is the intentional misdirection and obfuscation of continuous calamities enough to beg the question, what is this all about? Knowing the purpose of this distraction and focusing on the past administration as responsible for our ills speaks loudly and clearly! What we see today is Der Fuhrer’s leadership principle in action.
Think about the focus between 2015 and 2020. For these five years, Donald Trump was the focal point of every negative media sound byte and video snippet by the opposition. Even today, he is the scapegoat for all the bunglings of our clown president.
Hilary Clinton spent millions of dollars to discredit Trump and continued her persecution throughout his presidency. Congress (the opposite of Progress) impeached him because she alleged Russian collusion.
Bungles the Clown has a free ride because he deflects blame to President Trump. Bungles the Clown has a forty-year track record of failures, but not one person in Congress speaks out against him.
Most of Bungles the Clown’s recent gaffs are impeachable offenses, but no one will even hint at this Constitutional Action. Yet, Congress impeached Trump twice based on alligations with no tangible or substantive proof.
The claims that Trump’s supporters are heretics and anti-American right-wing lunatics support the opposition’s posture.
Trump is to America what the Jews were for Germany – the adversary – the perfect scapegoat.
Do you need more proof?
Department of Defense, at the behest of the National Institute of Health (NIH), with an implicit recommendation of Dr. Anthony Fauci, implied a potential health problem in October 2019 when Military medical units mobilized in preparation for a ‘suspected potential’ worldwide virus outbreak – The Wuhan Pandemic.
By December 2019, the world had reached near panic mode as rumors of this virulent killer circulated. World governments strategized and aligned their resources to combat The Wuhan Virus.
American’s bought toilet paper.
President Trump retook the heat as a bigot and racist when he insisted that the virus came from a Chinese virology lab which refocused the blame on him.
The opposition blamed him for every partisan misstep from that point forward.
By February 2020, the pandemic was in full swing, and the country had a mutual adversary and distraction to unify them. In an inspired power play, world leaders capitalized on a manufactured – gain of function – virus. As Winston Churchill said: “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”
At this point, ‘temporary emergency measures’ became necessary to protect, preserve, and safeguard the people, and now they all have a common enemy to rally around.
Bungles the Clown alleges that Trump created the Wuhan virus, and since we all hate Trump, they become synonymous.
When the Whitehouse announced that no one in their right mind would take a vaccine created by Trump, it unified Trump and the Wuhan virus into a common enemy so that even splitting them would not change their single adversarial status.
Liking Trump = Anti Vax = Right-Wing politics = The Enemy of America.
This is genius.
All that’s needed to maintain this distraction is a constant reminder of what and who to blame for the problem. Hitler had the Jews, Bungles the Clown has Trump. Since Trump and the Wuhan virus are identical and equally evil in our minds, mentioning either reminds us of the other.
Here’s a list of Bungles the Clown’s laudable accomplishments as a reminder. Remember that Bungles the Clown attributes these problems to either the Wuhan virus, Trump, or both.
- The southern border is wide open.
- Hunter Biden’s laptop is buried by the weaponized FBI & DOJ.
- The Taliban took Afghanistan in eleven days.
- Voting reforms are Jim Crow 2.0 Laws.
- We abandoned hundreds of Citizens and tens of thousands of Afghanis loyal to America during a botched evacuation.
- Bungles the Clown gave the Taliban an $85 Billion housewarming gift of Bagram Airbase.
- The evacuation was an ‘extraordinary’ disaster.
- Our August 29th drone attack in Kabul was a “righteous strike” on civilian aid workers and children.
- Bungles the Clown’s $3.5 trillion social welfare bill will cost upward of $11 Trillion and dump the burden on future American generations and possibly bankrupt the country.
I encourage you to research Bungles the Clown’s rationale, comments, and responses to each of these events, attributing them to a Trump policy, the Wuhan virus, or both.
Is this NOT Hitler’s leadership principles in action?
Think back over the past twenty years of American history at the catastrophes we’ve faced and the liberties we’ve lost to temporary and, or emergency measures to suspend or modify them – all for our safety to combat or contain or to manage or control a common adversary.
My point in all of this –
Prestige may be initially unintended, but it is undoubtedly a powerful aphrodisiac not unwelcomed; much like the flush of a first kiss, it leaves us wanting more. That’s the attraction, allure, the temptation, and enticement. None but the strongest and most resolute can oppose this initial encounter. Few can resist the continual onslaught and remain unaffected.
We have before us a testament to the charisma and enticement of power. Unfortunately, we are the ones that pay the incidental costs for this madness.
“What luck for rulers that men don’t think.” Adolph Hitler