Who said that???

You tell me…as far as I can tell, these quotes are as relevant today as most any time in modern history.

“All propaganda must be so popular and on such an intellectual level, that even the most stupid of those toward whom it is directed will understand it… Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.”

“Why of course the people don’t want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don’t want war neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany{or USA}. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”

“The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of a nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies, but would be ashamed to tell big lies.”

“Never in the history of the world has any soldier sacrificed more for the freedom and liberty of total strangers than the German{American} soldier. And our soldiers don’t just give freedom abroad; they preserve it for us here at home.”

“We have no interest in oppressing other people. We are not moved by hatred against any other nation. We bear no grudge. I know how grave a thing war is. I wanted to spare our people such an evil. It is not so much the country ; it is rather its leader . He has led a reign of terror. He has hurled countless people into the profoundest misery. Through his continuous terrorism, he has succeeded in reducing millions of his people to silence. The Czech{Iraq/Afghanistan/Iran,etc..} maintenance of a tremendous military arsenal can only be regarded as a focus of danger. We have displayed a truly unexampled patience, but I am no longer willing to remain inactive while this madman ill-treats millions of human beings.”

“The wave of appalling terrorism against the inhabitants of Poland {Iraq, Afghanistan,etc.}, and the atrocities that have been taking place in that country are terrible for the victims, but intolerable for a Great Power which has been expected to remain a passive onlooker. We will not continue to tolerate the persecution of the minority, the killing of many, and their forcible removal under the most cruel conditions. I see no way by which I can induce the government of Poland {Afghanistan, Iraq, etc} to adopt a peaceful solution. But I should despair of any honourable future for my own people if we were not, in one way or another, to solve this question”

“See in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.”

The last one is George W. Bush….the rest, Hitler and Goering. Leaders of the Nazis. Please understand, I am not absolving any modern political leaders from this condemnation of ideas. Truly, the entire modern western war machine and political elite are , all of them, very much running parallel to much of the above mentioned dogma.

Scary.

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One Response to Who said that???

  1. MEME says:

    Yes, it is scary. Propoganda is a wonderful thing. We keep our eyes, ears and the need to find the truth out of everything said open.

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