Thierry Baudet, leader of the Netherlands’ populist party, Forum-for-Democracy (FFD), caused outrage among the establishment when he compared his government’s discriminatory policies towards the unvaccinated to those of Jews during the Second World War.
In a social media post to Twitter on Sunday, Baudet stated, “The current situation can be compared with the 1930s and 1940s. The unvaccinated are the new Jews; the ignorant exclusions are the new Nazis and NSB [National Socialist Movement in the Netherlands] members. There, I said it.”
Baudet’s statements are in response to a newsletter from opinion pollster Maurice de Hond, in which he expressed concerns about the Cabinet’s proposal to ban all unvaccinated people from specific locations.
De Hond, who is Jewish, recognizes the same pattern of slow, systematic exclusion of people that mimics “the experiences of my parents from a period that is the blackest page of our history.”
Predictably, the left immediately launched attacks against the popular leader. Outgoing Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands and Minister of Health Hugo de Jonge called Baudet’s statements “disgusting, totally inappropriate and very hurtful to many people.” Additionally, Sigrid Kaag, leader of the left-wing Democrats 66 party, commented on Twitter, “he seriously damages the authority and dignity of the Chamber. I feel shame about that.”
To further exemplify the staggering truth in Baudet’s statements, many called for his imprisonment.
Dehumanizing the Unvaccinated
It is dangerous to qualify people (the unvaccinated) as scapegoats, sources of disease, or profiteers, explains the FvD party. Historically, there have been (and are) vast and conclusive examples of the genocidal playbook that all begin with the political and social dehumanization of the “offending” population.
Baudet’s party detailed that leading up to and during WW2, ordinary Germans were so blinded by propaganda that they actually cheered the hunt for the Jews. They were so severely brainwashed they felt morally obligated to help facilitate the slow and miserable demise of innocent people and families. The parallels to today’s policies are shocking.
According to Hugo de Jonge, only vaccinated people have taken social responsibility. Unvaccinated people are “antisocial” and therefore deserve to be expelled from society. Further, anyone who allows themselves to be pricked does so selflessly “for another person.” Those who do not let themselves be pricked “only live for themselves.”
According to state propaganda, unvaccinated people kill the vaccinated by taking up hospital beds, preventing good vaccinated people from undergoing surgery.
Six million Jews did not agree to die in gas chambers. It started with small, measured steps.
Baudet compared the systematic exclusion of the unvaccinated with the exclusion of Jews in the 1930s and 1940s. Shockingly, there is much similarity in how the Jews were treated during the years leading up to War. There is also this similarity in the “measures” taken. As early as April 1, 1933, the German state organized a boycott of Jewish entrepreneurs and professionals. In September 1935, the state passed comprehensive and restrictive legislation on nationality and citizenship. Jews were placed outside the “German people’s community” with these laws.
In the Netherlands, it began when Jews were prohibited from working in the air protection service on July 1, 1940. This was followed by banning Jews from government service. Then Jews were no longer welcome at Amsterdam markets. In November, it was announced that Jewish civil servants would be suspended; they would later be fired on February 21, 1941. On January 7, Jews were forbidden to visit cinemas. A few days later, all Jews must register. Signs reading “Jews not wanted” appear in various public places.
Lockdown For Jews
Austria and the Netherlands have recently implemented lockdowns for only the unvaccinated. Similarly, in the past, the Netherlands only had lockdowns for Jews. Baudet’s FvD party detailed the measures that were taken against the Jews before WW2:
January 10, 1941: Compulsory registration in the Netherlands of all persons “wholly or largely of Jewish blood.”
March 12, 1941: Jewish students were no longer allowed to study at the university. Jews were no longer allowed to have their own company.
May 1: Jewish doctors were banned from treating non-Jews
April 1: Jews in Haarlem were no longer allowed to enter cafes, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, libraries, and swimming pools.
May 31: Jews were forbidden to visit swimming pools and beaches. They were also no longer allowed to rent rooms in some seaside resorts or visit public places in those areas.
September 1: Jewish students were prohibited from attending regular schools and educational institutions.
September 15: Jews were forbidden to visit parks, zoos, cafes, restaurants, libraries, hotels, theatres, cinemas, and museums. Also, Jews were no longer allowed to travel or relocate without a permit. From this moment on, ‘Forbidden for Jews’ signs appeared in the streets.
October 20: The Jewish Council was obliged to register all Jews in the Netherlands. There was also a new regulation that restricted Jews from exercising certain professions.
On October 22: Jews were required to t leave non-Jewish associations and foundations.
December 5: all non-Dutch Jews were required to report for ‘voluntary emigration.’
January 9: public education for Jews was banned on January
January 23, 1942: identification cards of Jews were marked with the letter ‘J.’
May 3: Introduction of the Jewish Star, effectively sealing the fate of Jews in the
June 5: there was a complete travel ban for Jews.
June 12: Jews were prohibited from shopping outside during certain times and were only allowed to enter a limited number of shops. They were also no longer allowed to practice sports.
June 30: Curfew imposed. Jews were required to be home between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.
July 6: Jews were no longer allowed to visit non-Jews.
The similarities to today’s unvaccinated people in the Netherlands and many countries worldwide are shocking. Laws are being changed solely to implement vaccine policies, putting unvaccinated people in the same terrifying position as Jews in 1930s Europe. The unvaccinated are already being fired in many countries, which the Netherlands Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, is also trying to implement as law. People without a vaccine pass, or “Green Passport” (as it is called in much of Europe), are no longer allowed to travel by public transport. In Canada, the unvaccinated are not even allowed to leave their country anymore.
Austria tried imposing lockdown measures on about two million unvaccinated people. Now the state is mandating vaccinations for the entire population. Watch the following clips of Austrian Police officers monitoring compliance with the lockdown for the unvaccinated:
Early last year, 94-year-old Auschwitz survivor Marian Turski gave a speech during the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the camp’s liberation. The Pole, who was imprisoned in the camp in 1944, had a warning: Recognize the signs. “Auschwitz didn’t appear from nowhere. So one could say, as we say in Polish: was not an implicit matter of course.”
The Nazi camp didn’t drop from the sky, he reminded his audience, but was the endpoint of a process that began with exclusion: from park benches, food stores, chorus’, swimming pools, and social clubs. Once they established a new reality of stigmatism, segregation, and exclusion, it was an easy next step to strip further rights, dehumanize, and brutally extinguish that minority.
But be careful, be careful, we are already beginning to become accustomed to thinking, that you can exclude someone, stigmatize someone, alienate someone. And slowly, step by step, day by day, that’s how people gradually become familiar with these things. Both the victims and the perpetrators and the witnesses, those we call bystanders, begin to become accustomed to the thoughts and ideas, that this minority that produced Einstein, Nelly Sachs, Heinrich Heine and the Mendelssohns is different, that they can be expelled from society, that they are foreign people, that they are people who spread germs, diseases and epidemics. That is terrible, and dangerous. That is the beginning of what can rapidly develop.
Turski, along with his family, was forced into the Lodz ghetto and later deported to Auschwitz, calling on people not to remain indifferent when people are discriminated against and “whenever any government violates already existing, common social contracts.”
The survivor implored people to remain faithful to his Eleventh Commandment: Never be a bystander. He then addressed his daughters and grandchildren, warning them to “defend the constitution, defend your rights, defend your democratic order, defend the rights of minorities” and above all, “thou shalt not be indifferent.” Turski explained, “if you become complacent, before you know it, some kind of Auschwitz will suddenly appear from nowhere and befall you and your descendants.”
Watch Marian Tursk’s powerful speech:
The Holocaust didn’t start with death camps. It began with propaganda, scaremongering, scapegoating, and segregation. Unfortunately, the comparisons to 1930s and 1940s Nazi Germany are valid. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise.