The Hans Schmidt Of Our Time

Hans Schmidt: The world's second-most-infamous Nazi was a French-Canadian wrestler.
Hans Schmidt: The world’s second-most-infamous Nazi was a French-Canadian wrestler.

Following, is a link to the most important article you can, and will, read about The Election today. Of course, Slate Magazine didn’t intend it as such when they published it, but nonetheless, it perfectly describes Donald Trump’s role in this election. Let’s face it, Untermensch, the American Electoral Process, as witnessed by The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, is tantamount to Professional Wrestling and Donald Trump is The Hans Schmidt Of Our Time. Am I right? Or am I right?

Don’t forget, but I know you will, Hillary Rotten Clinton and The Dems, no doubt in cooperation with Establishment Republicans, fomented the rise of Donald Trump by playing him off as a Villain and/or Savior to all you Rubes, regardless of whether you hate him or love him. Just as Professional Wrestling is fake, so too is the American Electoral Process. It’s a joke, just as Professional Wrestling is. It’s entertainment for the hordes of Microcephalic Americans who eat this shit up like it’s Religion with Ice Cream & Chocolate Sauce.

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WikiLeaks Reveals DNC Elevated Trump to Help Clinton

Democrats expected the FBI investigation into Clinton’s email server to be a major problem—which Donald Trump solved

In June 2015, Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign.

According to an email from Marissa Astor, Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook’s assistant, to Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, the campaign knew Trump was going to run, and pushed his legitimacy as a candidate. WikiLeaks’ release shows that it was seen as in Clinton’s best interest to run against Trump in the general election. The memo, sent to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) also reveals the DNC and Clinton campaign were strategizing on behalf of their candidate at the very beginning of the primaries. “We think our goals mirror those of the DNC,” stated the memo, attached to the email under the title “muddying the waters.”

The memo named Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, and Ben Carson as wanted candidates. “We need to be elevating the Pied Piper candidates so that they are leaders of the pack and tell the press to them seriously,” the memo noted.

Clinton was widely presumed to be the Democratic presidential nominee long before the primaries began. This assumption was held by the mainstream media and the Democratic Party leadership. Expecting Clinton to be the nominee, the DNC and Clinton campaign developed strategies for the general election.

In June, hacker Guccifer 2.0 released an opposition research dossier on Trump, dated December 19, 2015. Coincidentally, no other opposition research dossiers were released by Guccifer 2.0 from the DNC hacks.

It was in the best interest of Clinton, and therefore the Democratic Party, that Trump was the Republican presidential nominee. Polls indicated Sen. Rubio, Gov. Kasich, or almost any other establishment Republican would likely beat Clinton in a general election. Even Cruz, who is reviled by most Republicans, would still maintain the ability to rally the Republican Party—especially its wealthy donors—around his candidacy. Clinton and Democrats expected the FBI investigation into her private email server would serve as a major obstacle to Clinton’s candidacy, and the public’s familiarity with her scandals and flip-flopping political record put her at a disadvantage against a newcomer. Donald Trump solved these problems.

All the Clinton campaign had to do was push the mainstream media in the general direction of covering and attacking Trump as though he was the star of the Republican presidential primaries. As the presumed Democratic nominee, whomever she decided to dignify by responding to—whether the comments were directed at her or not—would be presumed to be the spokesperson, or nominee, of the Republican Party.

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Here’s Slate Magazine‘s article about Hans Schmidt. It’s a great story and extremely pertinent on Election Day, don’t you think? For those of you who also read the commentary over at Clusterfuck Nation, it’s no coincidence the resident Troll there, or one of them who goes by the name Janos, supports Donald Trump so ardently. Janos is a Hans Schmidt also, if you haven’t already figured that.

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The world’s second-most-infamous Nazi was a French-Canadian wrestler.

On Aug. 1, 1953, legendary Chicago Cubs announcer Jack Brickhouse was working his second job: vouching for professional wrestling. In television’s infancy in the early 1950s, the DuMont Network turned to Fred Kohler’s Chicago wrestling outfit to fill time. It was easier to film than any other sport, they were already making shows for the local station, and, well, wrestling wasn’t quite as commonly ridiculed as it is today. What questions there were about the sport’s validity were assuaged by the involvement of reputable newsmen like Brickhouse. On this night, the broadcaster would face a difficult task. He had to interview the world’s second-most-infamous Nazi.

“I am going to win ze title and take it back to Germany vere it belongs,” said Hans Schmidt. “I vill never give an American a crack at it.”

But isn’t that turning your back on the USA, the country that’s been so good to you? Brickhouse begged.

“Germany is good to me.”

Brickhouse bristled and pointed out that German immigrants in America resented him because he gave them a bad reputation.

“I don’t care about zem. Let zem learn the hard vay like I did.”

But didn’t Schmidt have any respect for good sportsmanship?

“People who teach sportsmanship to zer children are crazy. The only answer is to vin at any cost.”

But didn’t he care about the fans at all?

“I don’t like ze fans. As a matter of fact, I hate zem.”

At this point, Brickhouse snatched the mic away—this Schmidt was not the sort of athlete he was accustomed to. “As far as I’m concerned, this interview is over,” Brickhouse said.

There had been wrestling villains before Hans Schmidt, but never one quite as heelish as this. The bad guys of earlier eras were mostly painted in the subtle hues of receding hairlines and roughneck mannerisms. There had been foreign nationals, too—Stanislaus Zbyszko and Georg Hackenschmidt were both champions who tended to get booed by American crowds. But never had a wrestler so played up his otherness, and so inflamed geopolitical biases. Hans Schmidt was hated. Really, truly hated.

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According to Jack Brickhouse, the DuMont Network got 5,000 letters and telegrams denouncing the Teuton Terror, as Schmidt was known. If LeBron James or Tom Brady had denounced sportsmanship so, if they had the temerity to growl at the fans—the fans—their careers would be in jeopardy. For Hans Schmidt, though, this was a star-making moment.

In the decade following World War II, Schmidt would challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship numerous times, including a string of matches against the iconic Lou Thesz—with whom he was beefing at the time of that interview—as well as champs Pat O’Connor, “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers, Lou Thesz again (during his ill-conceived second reign), Gene Kiniski, and Jack Brisco.

Though he would hold lesser championships throughout his career, Schmidt lost every one of those heavyweight title bids. Presumably this helped in some small way to soothe the collective memory of the American public. But the ecstasy of his losses was only possible because of the ire his personality created, and the wounds his thick German accent reopened. After that fateful interview with Brickhouse, a Mrs. Naomi T. Rogers of Syracuse vented her outrage to her local paper. “I nearly smashed our [TV] set,” she wrote. “I am urging every one of you as American citizens to please write to our President Eisenhower and demand the deportation of this chap Hans Schmidt from our country immediately. There is enough corruption without importing it.”

Alas, if they were going to deport Schmidt, it wouldn’t be to Germany. Hans Schmidt was really Guy Larose, a man from Joliet, Quebec, who had a fair bit of success wrestling in the United States under his own name. But while passing through Boston in 1951, he caught the eye of a local wrestling promoter named Paul Bowser who thought Larose’s tall frame, geometric features, and receding hairline made him the perfect Nazi. “It was hard with a French name like that,” Schmidt said later in life. “When you got to the States, people were making jokes. … [Bowser] was German and he told me I looked like a German. That’s when he gave me that name.”

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