What Comes Next? Part I: Der Hamsterkauf

Trying to predict specific events is a mug’s game, but all revolutions follow similar patterns. Fortunately, we have a fairly recent example to hand:

The Great Steal and the Pretender’s subsequent installation at bayonet point was, of course, the Machtergreifung. Some highlights:

In his position of Reichstag president, Göring asked that decisive measures be taken by the government over the spate of murders of Nazi Party members. On 9 August, amendments were made to the Reichstrafgesetzbuch statute on “acts of political violence”, increasing the penalty to “lifetime imprisonment, 20 years hard labour[,] or death”. Special courts were announced to try such offences. When in power less than half a year later, Hitler would use this legislation against his opponents with devastating effect.

Stop me if this sounds familiar:

Another notable event was the publication of the Industrielleneingabe, a letter signed by 22 important representatives of industry, finance and agriculture, asking Hindenburg to appoint Hitler as chancellor. Hindenburg reluctantly agreed to appoint Hitler as chancellor after the parliamentary elections of July and November 1932 had not resulted in the formation of a majority government…

Hitler was named chancellor…The SA and SS led torchlit parades throughout Berlin. It is this event that would become termed Hitler’s Machtergreifung (“seizure of power”). The term was originally used by some Nazis to suggest a revolutionary process, though Hitler, and others, used the word Machtübernahme (“take-over of power”), reflecting that the transfer of power took place within the existing constitutional framework and suggesting that the process was legal.

Emphasis mine, let me hasten to add.

Our Industrielleneingabe, of course, wasn’t published — our Tech Overlords don’t bother with dead trees — but was there any doubt who they favored in the “election”?

I’ll just leave this here, I think:

German newspapers wrote that, without doubt, the Hitler-led government would try to fight its political enemies (the left-wing parties), but that it would be impossible to establish a dictatorship in Germany because there was “a barrier, over which violence cannot proceed” and because of the German nation being proud of “the freedom of speech and thought”. Theodor Wolff of Frankfurter Zeitung wrote: “It is a hopeless misjudgement to think that one could force a dictatorial regime upon the German nation. […] The diversity of the German people calls for democracy.”

Ok, one comment: The Internet informs me that the German for “cuck” is der Hahnrei, and a brief Internet search for that term, ummm, confirms it, rather vigorously. Guess they had those back in the Thirties, too. Frankly I’m too depressed to google up if Theodor Wolff et al wore little bow ties and went on cruises while muttering about “muh prinzibuls,” but I assume so.

So what comes next? Glad you asked! The Germans have a word for that, too: Gleichschaltung, “coordination.” The highlights:

The “First Gleichschaltung Law,” passed using the Enabling Act; this law dissolved the diets of all [states]…The same law ordered the state diets reconstituted on the basis of the votes in the last Reichstag election (with the exception of Communist seats), and also gave the state governments the same powers the Reich government possessed under the Enabling Act.

The “Second Gleichschaltung Law” (Zweites Gleichschaltungsgesetz, 7 April 1933) deployed one Reichsstatthalter (Reich Governor) in each state, apart from Prussia. These officers, responsible to Interior Minister Wilhelm Frick, were supposed to act as local proconsuls in each state, with near-complete control over the state governments.[18]

Another measure of Nazi Gleichschaltung was the passing of the “Law for the Restoration of a Professional Civil Service“, decreed on 7 April 1933, which enabled the “co-ordination” of the civil service—which in Germany included not only bureaucrats, but also schoolteachers and professors, judges, prosecutors and other professionals—at both the Federal and state level, and authorized the removal of Jews and Communists from all corresponding positions.[19]

On 14 July 1933, the Nazis passed the “Law Against the Founding of New Parties”, which declared the NSDAP as the country’s only legal political party.[20][a] The “Law Concerning the Reconstruction of the Reich” (Gesetz über den Neuaufbau des Reiches) (30 January 1934) formally did away with the concept of a federal republic, converting Germany into a highly centralized state.[21] The states were reduced to mere provinces, as their institutions were practically abolished altogether. All of their powers passed to the central government. A law passed on 14 February formally abolished the Reichsrat.

Our Chinese puppet overlords don’t actually have to pass laws to do any of that, of course — our state governors like Whitmer, Newsom, et al have been carrying on like freelance Gauleiters for years (to say nothing of the schoolteachers, professors, judges, etc. (my emphasis, obviously, but do you really need it?)).

And since Kung Flu was / will be their excuse for all this, I suggest we appropriate a more recent German word: Hamsterkauf, “panic buying.” Not only does it perfectly describe the lemming-like behavior of the Covidiots, to English speakers it looks and sounds like a portmanteau of “Hamster” and “cough” — the hamster cough. Perfect! Der Hamsterkauf fur der Gleichschaltung, and I sincerely apologize to the Germans in our readership (there seem to be some, somehow) for mangling your fascinating, flexible, wonderful language.

Be on the lookout, kameraden. Part II soon.

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10 thoughts on “What Comes Next? Part I: Der Hamsterkauf

  1. Some Guy

    The Q crowd is now coming up with memes to show why Biden is not really President, that he is in a fake White House, that he is really under arrest, etc… Guess when the NKVD shows up drags them out of their houses they’ll be screaming “Just wait until real President Trump hears of this!”

    1. Severian Post author

      Doesn’t matter if they are. Not to get all Marxist, but the events of a revolution happen by a kind of “historical necessity.” The American Revolution had its Gleichschaltung, too – cf. the Whiskey and Shays’ Rebellions. There are just certain things a revolutionary (=ideological) regime HAS to do. The wild card is that our SJWs, despite being the most ideologized critters ever, don’t think of themselves as ideological – such is their vanity, they think they’re just *correct.* So their version of events is guaranteed to be retarded… (and, of course, they’re grossly stupid, so that’s bonus fun).

      As for the specifics, that’s just Dead White Male stuff, I.e. History. No lessons for them there, as every day is Year Zero to them.

  2. ganderson

    Shays’ Rebellion resonates with me- a lot of it happened around here- my lawyer’s office is in the building that hosed the tavern where the attack on the Springfield Armory was planned, at least according to legend. And US Rt 202 is called The Daniel Shays Highway. There’s also a guy at UMASS who knows a frightening amount about the event. And while I’m at it, and even though I expected this out of you, thanks for spelling Shays’ correctly- although the UMASS guy spells it Shays’s.

    And the Beidenreich crime wave is beginning here- our leafy college town street had three break-ins the other afternoon; two (presumably, only one in custody) thugs from Hartford, one of whom, when he was arrested, had a gun (or was it a gub?) It’s OK, though, I’m sure it was all legal and properly registered. I’m amused that one of my neighbors, the vast majority of whom are Goodwhites ( myself and one widow on my block are the only deplorable) noticed the individual because he “stood out”. Hmmm… wonder what that means? Perhaps wearing a Boston College hockey sweater?

      1. Severian Post author

        Euphemism of note: for the inevitable Bidenreich-assisted crime wave, I suggest “the Biden Marathon.” You know, because of all the Joggers.

    1. Southern Belle

      Yes, here too in Vanillaville. A carjacking at Whole Foods where an older man was cracked over the head by a jogger with a pistol. Victim was taken to hospital and police caught the assailant, who was also wanted for murder. Unfortunately, they are getting bolder and expanding their range.

  3. Pickle Rick

    What really amazes me is the willingness of Republicans to continually lose, to never actually wield power, but be content to get the scraps from Lefty’s table. You would think they’d want to, you know, win just once in their miserable lives.

    The bureaucrats, as always, will survive. After all, it was possible for a German state employee to have been in a high level position under the Kaiser, then the Republic, then the Nazis, then under foreign occupation, then under homegrown Communists or “Democrats”.

    1. Severian Post author

      I’ll get into this briefly in Part II, but that’s one part of the (in)famous “Goldhagen Thesis” I agree with. If ever there were a time for men of principle to resign from service, it was during the Gleichschaltung. None did, and when first the Allies, then the Commies / West Germans needed functionaries, those same guys all pulled out the Nuremberg Defense.

      It’s a neat syllogism: Men of principle would’ve resigned. No one resigned. Therefore…

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