Reports have come from Berlin that citizens of Germany who “repeatedly refuse to quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19” will be held in “detention centers” under police guard. This move by the German Government is Chancellor Angela Merkel’s next step toward authoritarianism via the “Disease Protection Act” which led to mass protests being put down by Police armed with water cannons in November.
According to the New York Post, “States have been granted powers to do so under the disease protection act, an emergency law that was passed by the German Bundestag in March and renewed in November, Dr. Christoph Degenhart, an expert in administrative law, told Die Welt.” Die Welt has also reported that a majority of Germans are refusing to use App-based COVID tracking on their phones.
Die Welt, a “liberal cosmopolitan” newspaper, in a propaganda piece that would make Goebbels blush wrote:
“Honorable Federal States want to take stronger action against stubborn quarantine objectors. In addition to high fines, in extreme cases there will be compulsory training at central locations in the future.” “On the basis of a court order, they can be placed under supervision for a certain period of time in the event of repeated infringement or refusal.”
A member of the Germany’s Bundestag (Legislature) Joana Cotar, MdB for Alternative für Deutschland, a Conservative-Nationalist in Germany party Tweeted,
“Someone must have read too much Orwell and said: Great, let’s do it!”
Irgendeiner hat hier wohl zu viel Orwell gelesen und gesagt: Toll, so machen wir es! https://t.co/aUXD6vEMNg
— Joana Cotar, MdB (@JoanaCotar) January 17, 2021
New Detention Centers in Germany
Here are where the detention centers we know of so far will be:
- In the German State of Saxony, the local government have approved plans to hold “quarantine-breakers” in a fenced off section of one of many refugee camps currently housing over 600 thousand Syrians who fled from their ongoing Civil War according to the Telegraph. An unknown number of those refugees are known to be Islamist terrorists in-hiding as reported in The New York Times.
- Nearby Brandenburg will also be housing “repeat offenders” of the quarantine in a fenced-off area of their refugee camps.
- Schleswig-Holstein will be using a section of their Juvenile Detention Center for this purpose according to Die Welt, adding insult to injury… literally treating their people who resist the devastating lockdown as delinquent children.
- In Baden-Württemberg two hospitals will set aside wards under armed-police guard.
Harsh Echoes from the past
The historical parallels to Germany during the Third Reich are self-evident and don’t bear any further explanation. German citizens are set to be rounded up and sent away to “detention centers” for “compulsory training” if they fail to obey the commands of their government. The terrifying part is that this is not far from us at all. We raised the alarm in November that the foundational work for this kind of horrific authoritarianism already exists in the United States.
“Our legal system in the United States has already yielded similar powers Presidency in the form of the National Emergencies Act (NEA) (Pub.L. 94–412, 90 Stat. 1255, enacted September 14, 1976, codified at 50 U.S.C. § 1601–1651) among other laws like the USA PATRIOT Act. For decades big government politicians in both parties have built the perfect avenue to override the Constitution: The “National Emergency”.
In New York State, a new law is currently under debate, Assembly bill A418, that would allow the “Removal and detention of cases, contacts and carriers who are or may be a danger to the public health”. And A418 is not even specific to COVID-19, it pertains to any “contagious disease that , in the opinion of the governor, after consultation with the commissioner, may pose an immediate or significant threat to the public health”.
As history has shown us so many times before, Germany is the canary in the coal-mine. Make no mistake, this type of dictatorial authoritarian rule for “the greater good” isn’t just coming, its already here.