It’s easy to draw parallels between Trump, his Make America Great Again know nothings and the Nazi Party in Weimar Germany.
Now we have a disturbing study by the Federal Reserve Bank. It makes comparisons between the 1918 influenza outbreak and the 2020 Pandemic. This is another analysis of the eerie symbiosis between the rise of Nazism in Germany and Trump’s America.
Picture above: American Neo-Nazis.
What makes it more compelling is that the study was done by the austere Federal Reserve.
Top picture: A street scene in Berlin showing the shattered fronts of Jewish-owned store
A new academic paper produced by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York concludes that deaths caused by the 1918 influenza pandemic “profoundly shaped German society” in subsequent years and contributed to the strengthening of the Nazi Party.
The conclusions come amid fears that the current coronavirus pandemic will shake up international politics and spur extremism around the world, as officials and public health experts look to previous outbreaks for guidance on how to navigate the months and years to come.
The paper examined municipal spending levels and voter extremism in Germany from the time of the initial influenza outbreak until 1933.
The paper, published this month and authored by New York Fed economist Kristian Blickle, examined municipal spending levels and voter extremism in Germany from the time of the initial influenza outbreak until 1933, and shows that “areas which experienced a greater relative population decline” due to the pandemic spent “less, per capita, on their inhabitants in the following decade.”
Oakland, California Shelter – Circa 1918 Influenza
The paper also shows that “influenza deaths of 1918 are correlated with an increase in the share of votes won by right-wing extremists, such as the National Socialist Workers Party” in Germany’s 1932 and 1933 elections.