It is worthy of emphasis that although many professions (including law) were “taken in” by Nazi philosophy, doctors and nurses had a peculiarly strong attraction to it. Robert N. Proctor (1988) notes that physicians joined the Nazi party in droves (nearly 50% by 1945), much higher than any other profession. Physicians were seven times more likely to join the SS than other employed German males. Nurses were also major collaborators…. Between 1933 and 1945, the Nazis established a “biocracy,” which ultimately murdered millions of innocent persons.I've been tracing this tendency from 1789 to now, and hadn't heard of the Hitler connection. It's totally unsurprising. OCD + psychopath = holocaust. Hitler expanded on the basic Kraut OCD tendency, extending bodily purity to societal purity. OCD is insatiable, and psychopath is insatiable. OCD must have MORE THAN 100% PURITY. Psychopath must have MORE THAN 100% POWER. Bodily purity is never enough. We must purify society of all filthy subhumans. The psychopath defines the subhumans, and keeps the definition moving so there's never a sense of completion. We're dirty! We can't rest until Type 1 subhuman is gone! Oops, we're still dirty! Now we need to purify Type 2 subhumans! Oops, we're still dirty! Now we need to purify Type 3 subhumans! = = = = = The first modern example is exactly the start of modernism in 1789, the revolution planned and implemented by doctors.
At that point in history astrology WAS a science in the precise sense. Astrologers observed and measured star and planet positions in order to predict weather and cultural changes. Other scientists observed and measured the positions and shapes of electrostatic fields and magnetic fields. Others observed and measured the positions of small physical objects in order to predict and build engines and mousetraps. Same practices, same methods, same focus on USEFUL RESULTS. Nature is lawful. Nature is determined. If we can figure out the laws, we can use them reliably. At that point in history, astronomy on its own was ENTERTAINMENT. If you just wanted to see the stars and paint pictures of them, you were having fun, not trying to do useful work. The two purposes FLIPPED, by a mysterious and accidental coincidence, at the same time as the French terror. Robespierre and Marat needed to abolish all beacons, all external influences and predictive laws, so they could be perfectly FREE to destroy minds and culture and people. So they declared purposeful science to be "unorthodox science" and banned it. Since then, Fauci has obligingly filled in the analogy. Fauci literally said: La Science, c'est moi. Robespierre also said the same thing by his actions, but the more familiar echo of the sentence is Louis XIV: L'etat, c'est moi.The CLEANSING tendency showed up beautifully in Ibsen's 1900 picture of a Public "health" officer:
DR STOCKMANN. I will smite them to the earth. I will crush them, level all their entrenchments to the ground before the eyes of all right-thinking men. I'll do it. ASLAKSEN. But all the same be reasonable, doctor; proceed with moderation... BILLING. Not at all, not at all; don't spare for dynamite. DR STOCKMANN (going on imperturbably) For, remember that henceforth it is not merely a question of water works and sewers. No, the whole of society must be cleansed, disinfected. BILLING. There sounds the word of salvation! DR STOCKMANN. All the old bunglers must be got rid of, you understand. And that in every department! Such endless vistas have opened out before me today, It was not all clear to me until now, but now I will right everything. It is the young, vigorous banner-bearers we must seek, my friends; we must have now captains for all the outposts.= = = = = Unfortunately Klinghoffer misses the main point:
It does seem that Covid unleashed a sort of madness across the culture. The past year and a half, almost, have seen unprecedented distortions in social thinking: about science, doctors, government, race, and much more. That the country’s leading popular science journal would agree to such insanity — slandering those who question evolutionary orthodoxy as “white supremacists” — could well be attributed to the social pandemic.The poor little virus DID NOT UNLEASH ANYTHING. The virus was just a puppet, like all the rest of us. The virus plays the villain puppet on the stage of the Operating THEATER where the Whole Of Society is TESTED and CLEANSED and DISINFECTED. This 1922 author, while still asserting the aristocratic OCD privilege, was closer to right:
Medical men are rarely politicians, and for this the medical profession should be devoutly thankful. At the the same time so long as doctors are impotent politically they are likely to be shorn of their rights. The ordinary citizen, now that the medical practitioner has been divested of the mystery that enshrouded his calling of yore, is likely to subject the medical profession to an analytical consideration based on ignorance and on a superficial education.The answer is clear but unachievable. Remove all doctors and psychopaths from positions of power, and disconnect all of science from all of government. Restore medicine to a reactive job that fixes a problem AFTER patients come in and state the problem. Restore science to its original role as an interesting form of entertainment. ENTERTAINMENT IS THE OPPOSITE OF SECRETS. ENTERTAINMENT IS THE OPPOSITE OF GENOCIDE. LAUGHTER IS THE OPPOSITE OF DEATH.
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