Kirsten Grieshaber Yahoo News Sun, 22 Nov 2020 A video went viral Sunday in Germany of a confrontation at a coronavirus protest, where a young woman compared herself to a famous Nazi resistance fighterand then was accused by a security guard of "trivializing" the Holocaust.
Several people protesting coronavirus restrictions in Germany that seek to tamp down new infections have tried to depict themselves as victims of government persecution. Some have even put on Stars of David, symbols that the Nazis forced Jews to wear during the Third Reich before they killed them.
The woman spoke on stage Saturday evening in the northern city of Hannover, telling fellow protesters "I feel like Sophie Scholl, since I've been active in the resistance, giving speeches, going to protests, distributing flyers."
Scholl fought the Nazis with her brother and other members of the resistance group White Rose. After distributing flyers at a Munich university, she was convicted of high treason and was executed at age 22 by the Nazis in 1943.
[Ron: What doya think the US government would do to you if you did a "White Rose" in the middle of a kinetic World War in which the US was being attacked and destroyed by 58 countries the result of which was going to be the genociding of 25% of the total population? THAT was the situation in Germany in 1943.].
While the female protester was talking, a young security guard approached the stage, saying repeatedly that "I'm not going to be a security guard for this kind of idiocy." The woman looked at him in disbelief while he called her speech "a trivialization of the Holocaust." He was ushered away by security and she threw down the mic in anger.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas tweeted Sunday that the comparison with Scholl "mocks the bravery that was needed to take a stand against the Nazis."
Comment:Some bravery in supporting the truth against the covid orthodoxy would be nice from politicians like Mass about now. But instead, his government has just been suppressing protests when possible, and arresting demonstrators:
[...] Police made arrests as they dispersed a blockade on the path of the marchers.
The organizers of the event insist that the "campaign of fear" launched by the government over the Covid-19 pandemic is infringing on their rights and must end. They are aiming for their protest to be as civilized as possible, with participants asked to wear face masks, abide by social distancing rules, and refrain from chanting any political slogans.
Some 5,000 signed up for the event, but the actual attendance was far lower. The column was made up of around 400 coronavirus skeptics when the march began, according to estimates by local media. As such,the police deployed on site actually surpassed the protesters in numbers at that point.
"Nothing connects the corona protests with the resistance fighters. Nothing!" Maas wrote.
The Nazis orchestrated the genocide of six million European Jews during the Third Reich.
German officials, meanwhile, have been generally praised for their handling of the pandemic. The European Union nation has reported over 14,000 coronavirus-related deaths, a toll only one-fourth that of Britain's.
Comment: While the comparison to fighting Nazis in this context may seem over-the-top on the surface, in some ways it would appear to be quite valid. For those aware of the draconion nature of the lockdowns, given the actual facts about the virus, and the eventual policy of mandatory vaccination (which will likely contain many dangerous substances and DNA-degrading features), not to mention the finer of control in the form of chips that will be included in the same - the comparison to the policies of the Pathocratic Nazi regime seem pretty apt.
Unfortunately though, there are those who do not understand this perspective, and who have been 'weaponized' to - in fact - call the truth-tellers Nazis. Nothing too surprising in the age of Orwellian double speak.
Activists have rallied in Berlin to decry coronavirus sceptics' tactics. The counter-protest comes amid demonstrations over a controversial law that gives the government more powers to fight the virus.
Hundreds of Antifa members marched through the German capital on Friday night, holding banners denouncing "Corona deniers and Nazi pigs" as they chanted slogans. The column of left-wing protesters was closely supervised by police, and no violence was reported during the event.
While the demonstrators expressed their anger with "conspiracy believers," protests of those furious at the government didn't stop. Critics are decrying a new Infection Protection Law, which gives authorities the ability to swiftly impose lockdowns and other restrictive measures.Some are even comparing the law to Nazi-era dictates that enabled Adolf Hitler's rise to power.
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