What does the number of times Hitler bathed in a day have to do with the Coronavirus lockdowns?
On the surface, it might seem like the the two have nothing to do with each other, but the connection between slowing infection and manufactured disgust is nothing new, as explored in the following video.
By the way, this video actually predates the coronavirus lockdowns, which makes its contents all the more jarring:
It is a very human tendency to bring order to chaos, as leaders are expected to do. But an over-emphasis on order brings with it the risk of crossing the civilizational rubicon into madness.
Such was the case with Adolf Hitler, who initially combatted infection, not through an abundance of fear, but with a perception of civility.
That same perceived civility resulted in a sense of manufactured disgust in those who were not as “pure” or “uninfected”, and the better judgement of the Germans was overridden by a desire to further their leader’s vision of purity.
Hitler’s intention was to completely reorder society, perceiving himself as an intellectual superior who knew what was best for people, more so than the people themselves.