The Rise of the New Normal Reich: An Evening with CJ Hopkins
If you’re going to be in Berlin on Tuesday, December 5, please feel free to join me and the good folks at Schankswirtschaft Laidak for a reading from my book, The Rise of the New Normal Reich, and a discussion of my prosecution for thoughtcrimes in Germany, the German state/private censorship machine, and the criminalization of dissent here in Germany and beyond.
Here’s the info on the event …
If you’re not familiar with the details of my case, there are a number of articles and interviews about it that you can peruse to catch up. Here’s one …
As for my prosecution, my first court date at the Berlin District Court is scheduled for January 23. I do not expect to prevail. This will probably be just the first of a series of court appearances as my attorney appeals the court’s “Order of Punishment.”
In the meantime, I have been doing what I can to get the German press interested in covering the criminalization of dissent in Germany, without success, so far. As you’ll note in my Tweet below, what I am charged with (i.e., “disseminating propaganda of an anti-constitutional organization,” namely, a swastika) is actually quite common in Germany when done for legal purposes, and does not typically lead to prosecution of individuals and organizations (e.g., the Tageszeitung, or “TAZ,” a well-known German “left”-leaning newspaper), that is, as long as they are not opposing the government’s totalitarian policies.
I don’t expect to hear back from the TAZ. The mainstream German media has been operating like the proverbial Goebbelsian keyboard instrument for over three years now, and the demonization and criminalization of dissent has only increased in the wake of October 7. Meanwhile, the “hate crime” I am charged with committing, i.e., comparing anything to Nazi Germany, has become not only acceptable but more or less de rigeuer in the Western mainstream media …
“despite all their fanaticism and cold-bloodedness, [the Nazis] probably knew or suspected that they were committing monstrous crimes. They tried to hide them from posterity because they didn’t want to appear as pure villains and monsters ... Not so with Hamas.”
Seriously, assuming you don’t live here, you likely have no idea how fascistic German society and culture has become, and how quickly the transformation has occurred. It began in the Spring of 2020 with the introduction of the “Corona measures,” and has been intensifying ever since.
Basically, the government no longer needs to justify its crackdown on dissidents with plausible legal (or even just rational) arguments. They know that the majority of the German public supports the “New Normal” Gleichschaltung campaign, or at least will look the other way as they carry out police raids on the homes and offices of “Islamic influencers,” ban demonstrations (exactly as they did in 2020), censor and criminalize dissent, imprison political dissidents based on blatantly false criminal charges, and otherwise make a mockery of the German constitution.
I could go on and on, but I’ll save the rest for a proper column. This was supposed to be just an announcement of the December 5 event in Berlin, and I’ve digressed a bit, as I often do.
Anyway, if you’re in Berlin then, I hope to see you at Laidak.
Finally, heartfelt thanks again to all of you who have donated to my legal defense fund or who recently subscribed to my Substack to help me cover legal costs. Your support overwhelmed me, and I am especially grateful for it at the moment, now that readers are furiously unsubscribing in droves due to my inability to join the current Roman Orgy of Hatred on one side or the other. I’m planning to go on the offensive, legally, and try to build a case against the German authorities for their violation of my rights, if possible, and that’s probably going to get expensive.
CJ Hopkins is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.