1939: Germany has invaded Poland, with the British Prime Minister calling it an outrageous act of mental illness.
He said there was no evidence of any political motive on the part of the Third Reich, and that the invasion was carried out by people who “obviously suffer from mental health problems“.
The reasons for the Germans carrying out the invasion were at this stage “unknown“, and claims that it was to provide Lebensraum for the German people was dismissed as ‘racist and xenophobic’.
Germany would also eventually invade Russia, but this was also blamed on mental health problems in all 3.8 million German troops involved.
In other news, a man from a non-politically-preferred ethnic group committed a crime, and was immediately given a clean bill of mental health from the media and branded a ‘right wing extremist’, a label it will now take him several years and thousands of dollars in legal fees to remove.
Angela Merkel wasn’t available for comment.