TigerO, good find

Discussion in 'Politics' started by trader556, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. Your thread: http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=22568

    Goring's quote hits home.

    "Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, 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 pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."

    Hermann Gõring, Nazi leader at the Nuremberg trials

    Here are some more to explain what has been going on:

    MEIN KAMPF: The State of the Union Guidebook
    "The receptivity of the great masses is very limited, their intelligence
    small, but their power of forgetting is enormous. In consequence of these
    facts, all effective propaganda must be limited to a very few points and
    must harp on these in slogans until the last member of the public
    -- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, pp. 180-181.

    "In political matters feeling often decides more correctly than reason."
    -- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, p. 173

    "All propaganda must be popular and its intellectual level must be adjusted
    to the most limited intelligence among those it is addressed to.
    Consequently, the greater the mass it is intended to reach, the lower its
    purely intellectual level will have to be."
    -- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, p. 180

    "But the most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless
    one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging
    attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and
    -- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, p. 184

    "[Propaganda] must be aimed at the emotions and only to a very limited
    degree at the so-called intellect... The art of propaganda lies in
    understanding the emotional ideas of the great masses and finding, through a
    psychologically correct form, the way to the attention and thence to the
    heart of the broad masses."
    -- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, pp. 180

    "[This is the] very first condition which has to be fulfilled in every kind
    of propaganda: a systematically one-sided attitude towards every problem
    that has to be dealt with."
    -- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, p. 182

    "The purpose of propaganda is not to provide interesting distraction for
    blasé young gentlemen, but to convince. the masses. But the masses are slow
    moving, and they always require a certain time before they are ready even to
    notice a thing, and only after the simplest ideas are repeated thousands of
    times will the masses finally remember them."
    -- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, p. 185

    “Most people prefer to believe their leaders are just and fair even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen acknowledges that the government under which they live is lying and corrupt, the citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it. To take action in the face of a corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To choose to do nothing is to surrender one’s self-image of standing for principles. Most people do not have the courage to face that choice.
    “Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all.”

    — Michael Rivero
  2. Maverick74


    What is the purpose of this thread? Couldn't you have posted this on the thread you made a reference to?
  3. propaganda

  5. ...i thought it was bliss?
  6. Maverick74,

    Thank you for contributing to this thread. The answer to your question is in your own post.
    For you, apparently, the purpose of this thread is to come in and comment, not on the content but on format or thread placement, references, etc...

    Great! isn't this what chitchat is all about? :)