Here I am reading through Mein Kampf.
Hitler is talking about the early days of forming his political party and the opposition he had faced, violent Marxists trying to interrupt his public events, and talks about one of the biggest rallies at a circus hall. He talks about forming his own young, strong men, party members as bouncers, essentially, to evict people who try to disrupt the events since the police will not protect them. One of his rallies was a huge success on short notice, which caught the attention of the social democrats and marxists. Then they tried to "Shut it down!"
"Naturally, such success did not allow our opponents to sleep soundly. At first their tactics fluctuated between the use of terror and silence in our regard. Then they recognized that neither terror nor silence could hinder the progress of our movement. So they had recourse to a supreme act of terror which was intended to put a definite end to our activities in the holding of meetings. As a pretext for action along this line they availed themselves of a very mysterious attack on one of the Landtag deputies, named Erhard Auer. It was declared that someone had fired several shots at this man one evening. This meant that he was not shot but that an attempt had been made to shoot him. A fabulous presence of mind and heroic courage on the part of Social Democratic leaders not only prevented the sacrilegious intention from taking effect but also put the crazy would-be assassins to flight, like the cowards that they were. They were so quick and fled so far that subsequently the police could not find even a trace of them. This mysterious episode was used by the organ of the Social Democratic Party to arouse a public feeling against the movement, and while doing this it delivered its old rigmarole about the tactics that were to be employed next time. Their purpose was to see to it that our movement should not grow but be immediately hewn down root and branch by the hefty arm of the proletariat. A few days later the real attack came."
He then goes on to describe how the marxist union factory workers occupied a beer hall before their own party arrived to have their public event.
So, morale of the story is they employed a false-flag shooting that killed no one in order to sway the minds of the public. Sound familiar?
I now firmly believe the comet ping pong "shooter" that killed no one was indeed a false flag, much like this. Why did we never learn about this event in history class? Why is the idea of a false flag considered to be a conspiracy theory, even though many have happened throughout history?