Covid vaccine and patriotism: Nazi Dr. Mengele and 23 Nuremburg tried physicians and scientists patriots?, Blindly following government edicts leads to totalitarian regimes
“The internal stability of a regime always becomes a source of a people’s trust and confidence. When the masses in their millions see that above them there stands a government which is sure of itself, part of this certainty is transferred to the masses. Only in this way the boldness of a government’s plans is matched by a like boldness in the readiness of the people to execute and carry into effect these plans.”…Adolf Hitler March 21, 1934
“More than 6,000 healthy children in the U.S. and Canada will be enrolled in the Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine Study for which the benefits to society are nil and the risks unknown.”...Citizen Wells
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”…Ephesians 6:12
Blindly following the dictates of government is not patriotism.
It is nationalism.
And we know from history what that gets us.
Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan and a host of other cruel regimes.
Were Dr. Josef Mengele and the other 23 physicians and scientists from Nazi Germany who were tried at the Nuremburg War Crime Tribunals considered patriots?
“The Nuremburg Code was drawn up by an American military tribunal during the trial of 23 Nazi physicians and scientists for atrocities they committed while carrying out so-called “medical” experiments during World War II. [Sixteen of the 23 Nazis on trial at Nuremburg were convicted, and 7 of these were executed (see Note 1)].
The Nuremberg Code’s Directives for Human Experimentation contained strongly stated guidelines. Its tenets included the need to obtain informed consent (interpreted by some to prohibit research using children), the need to minimize the risks to human subjects, and the need to insure that any risks are offset by potential benefits to society.
But, despite the well-articulated principles of the Nuremberg Code, it had little effect on research conduct in the United States. Federal rules, with the authority to regulate research conduct, would be needed for that. So, how did our current federal oversight of research come to be?”
“Now, consider Josef Mengele, a Nazi medical officer at Auschwitz, and the most infamous of the Nazi physicians. [Mengele was discussed several times at Nuremberg, but was never actually tried. Allied forces were convinced at the time that he was dead, but he had escaped to South America.] At Auschwitz, Mengele conducted germ warfare “research” in which he would infect one twin with a disease such as typhus, and then transfuse that twin’s blood into the other twin. The first twin would be allowed to die, while the second twin would be killed so that the organs of the two children might then be compared. Mengele reputedly killed fourteen twin children in a single night via a chloroform injection to the heart. Moreover, he unnecessarily amputated limbs and he experimented on pregnant women before sending them to the Auschwitz gas chambers.”
2 American physicians and experts.
One believes it patriotic to get vaccinated, the other is critical of the approach taken by our government.
Dr. Hooman Noorchashm.
“In fact, I would go as far as to state that I consider it my family’s patriotic duty to get vaccinated.
Some have criticized me for using the word “patriotic” to describe the act of civic duty I believe it is, to undergo COVID-19 vaccination. But, in stating this, I am not attempting to pressure or shame anyone else to conform to my sense of duty or patriotism in this matter — and those who feel shame ought to consider why they do. In fact, here, there is an opportunity for all of us to consider what it means to be “a citizen”. Do we have any duty to the nation? Do we owe anything to one another?”
DR. Scott W. Atlas.
“Optimistically, we should be seeing the light at the end of the long tunnel with the rollout of vaccines, now being administered at a rate of one million to 1.5 million per day. On the other hand, using logic that would appeal to Lewis Carroll’s Mad Hatter, in many states the vaccines were initially administered more frequently to healthier and younger people than to those at greatest risk from the virus. The argument was made that children should be among the first to be vaccinated, although children are at extremely low risk from the virus and are proven not to be significant spreaders to adults. Likewise, we heard the Kafka-esque idea promoted that teachers must be vaccinated before teaching in person, when schools are one of the lowest risk environments and the vast majority of teachers are not high risk.
Worse, we hear so-called experts on TV warning that social distancing, masks, and other restrictions will still be necessary after people are vaccinated! All indications are that those in power have no intention of allowing Americans to live normally—which for Americans means to live freely—again.
And sadly, just as in Galileo’s time, the root of our problem lies in “the experts” and vested academic interests. At many universities—which are supposed to be America’s centers for critical thinking—those with views contrary to those of “the experts” currently in power find themselves intimidated. Many have become afraid to speak up.”
In Dr. Noorchashm’s defense, he has strongly recommended that people get screened before vaccinations and has warned about the consequences of not doing so.
He has also been against mandated vaccinations.
However, his position about getting vaccinated as a patriotic duty, although well intentioned, is dangerous and too reminiscent of Nazi Germany.
Nazi Germany’s Dr. Josef Mengele