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Modern America: Nazi Propaganda in Action

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posted on Dec, 3 2010 @ 05:44 PM
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"In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying."
-Adolf Hitler , Mein Kampf, vol. 1, ch. 10

I think it is easy to say that the Nazi Regime had perfected the art of propaganda. Intelligent, masterful tacticians such as Hitler and Joseph Goebbels (Hitler's minister of propaganda) had taken a long-practiced style of manipulation and used it to form public opinion around their political desires. Propaganda was a key tool in garnishing favor from the German population for the war against the Allied nations, the holocaust and even in professing the superiority of the Aryan race. With the help of his cohorts, Hitler used the Nazi regime and a well-manicured propagandist state to change the course of history, attempt to alter genetics in favor for a more "perfect German" and the public fell in line.



"Propaganda is a form of communication that is aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position. As opposed to impartially providing information, propaganda, in its most basic sense, presents information primarily to influence an audience. Propaganda often presents facts selectively (thus possibly lying by omission) to encourage a particular synthesis, or uses loaded messages to produce an emotional rather than rational response to the information presented. The desired result is a change of the attitude toward the subject in the target audience to further a political agenda. Propaganda can be used as a form of political warfare."-
Wikipedia

The use of key words and phrases, repetition, and as the Hitler quote above stated, using completely monumental lies, are just a few examples of how the Nazi’s delivered their message. Repetition is used to embed the thought or idea into the mind by constant bombardment of that particular word or phrase, and the more absurd the claim the more people may be willing to believe it since the common way of thinking is that no one would make such an outrageous claim if it were not true.

In an excerpt from Joseph Goebbels book “Der Rundfunk als achte Großmacht”, he explains how powerful the media can be when one is trying to form public opinion in favor of a certain goal.



“Napoleon spoke of the “press as the seventh great power.” Its significance became politically visible with the beginning of the French Revolution, and maintained its position for the entirety of the 19th century. The century’s politics were largely determined by the press. One can hardly imagine or explain the major historical events between 1800 and 1900 without considering the powerful influence of journalism. The radio will be for the twentieth century what the press was for the nineteenth century. With the appropriate change, one can apply Napoleon’s phrase to our age, speaking of the radio as the eighth great power. Its discovery and application are of truly revolutionary significance for contemporary community life. Future generations may conclude that the radio had as great an intellectual and spiritual impact on the masses as the printing press had before the beginning of the Reformation.”
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With this in mind, let’s fast-forward to 2010 America. The average American is wrapped up in the daily grind. Our days are filled with soccer practices, church functions, school fundraisers and countless hours spent working. So where do most Americans get their information about the world around them? The media…..

The American media has taken the Nazi playbook and adapted it to their current bag of tricks to use against the American public. Media outlets use keywords and phrases to project the ideas or thoughts they want you to believe. Some words that I notice are used quite a bit are “value”, “quality”, “necessity”, “popular” and “you deserve it”. The notion that we “deserve” to spend money on what they want us to is a laughable, yet effective tactic. Granted these are just words, but when used in conjunction with repetition, such as the companies phone number repeated many times over the course of the advertisement, it conveys the notion of “value or quality” when that may not be the case. The product no longer sells itself and as any marketing guru can tell you, it’s not what you sell but how you sell it.

Where we see the best example of the correlation between Nazi and American propaganda is in our political commentary in print, radio and TV. Whether you are reading a newspaper column, listening to radio or watching TV, you are constantly bombarded with buzzwords like “terrorist, Islamic extremist, insurgent, unpatriotic, non-Christian, homosexual or conspiracy theorist”. These words are used by people such as Sean Hannity and Glen Beck to incite emotional responses in favor of their political agenda. If you have an opinion that disagrees with their agenda, they will use these words to discredit you without any investigation into the hard facts of the situation.

If you agree with the agenda set forth, you are a “patriot and defender of true American values”. If you disagree you are a socialist-commie, George Soros/Saul Alinsky-style Nazi. Keywords are used to build you up if it follows the agenda, and used to tear you down if it flies in the face of said agenda. I use these as references, not to set forth my own political agenda. All political spectrum's are guilty of this tactic. It is simply easier to illustrate through the Republican MSM.

The use of half-truths and outright fabricated lies are also apperant in the US MSM. One example is the subject of 9/11. For many of us, including parts of the scientific community, the official story of these events by the government contradicts the laws of physics and common sense. (I am not trying to turn this into a 9/11 debate. Please refrain from such discussion. Thanks!) In many cases we are told that what we physically and visually witnessed on 9/11 was incorrect. IE: Explosions on the ground floor and molten steel witnessed by clean-up workers. The MSM will chastise anyone who questions the official story, even resorting to calling them “unpatriotic or crazy conspiracy nuts” without any attempt to debate the facts of the situation. Another example could be the bailout of corporate America. Propaganda was used to convey the idea that these corporations were "too big to fail" and we must invest billions of dollars to "save ourselves" from the impending doom if these corporations failed. It was a crazy, unpatriotic idea to let the cards fall where they may, and to let them fail if they were in a position to do so.

The use of propaganda by American MSM outlets also inhibit the rights of all Americans to practice the religion of their choice. Hitler believed it was key to quell those of differing faith and atheists as well. Modern propagandists use the same sort of tactic to discredit those in America who may be of a different faith. One mantra that is widely accepted is that America is a nation of "Judeo/Christian values". Not only is this a half-truth, but in the process it alienates those from different faiths and those with no belief in a deity at all. Discrediting one's faith has now become a way to discredit their political or socio-economic standpoints. When it is constantly insinuated that all things good, moral and American originate from one specific "creator", we create an atmosphere of disdain and hatred for those different than the mainstream. This also makes it digestible for the American people to allow for a war on "Islamic extremists" as long as we are not persecuting those with "Judeo-Christian" values.

In closing, I would like to thank you for reading the information provided, whether you agree with my assertions or not. I believe that we now live in a state of constant propaganda, from the everyday products we purchase to our national elections. Americans are in a trance of sorts, the effect being compliance to an agenda set forth by those who have the power to effect the media. The eventual victim of this propaganda is the very republic our country was designed to be. As the propaganda molds public opinion, it unknowingly creates a mob-rule democracy that suppresses the rule-of-law in favor for an emotional, knee-jerk society. In this way, we are bound to relive history in a way most of us do not intend. The Nazi’s were able to create a society through it’s propaganda machine that allowed for the extermination of millions of people. If America follows in those footsteps by using the Nazi propaganda playbook, then we are bound to create a holocaust of our own. Perhaps the propaganda machine in America has already created that holocaust in the Middle East! Hundreds of thousands of people have died, including many American soldiers, to avenge the death of 3000 on 9/11. Be careful not to disagree with our actions oversees though, you may be labeled a socialist, Nazi terrorist. You are not allowed to think freely or deviate from the norm.


Resistance is futile!


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edit on 3-12-2010 by sheepslayer247 because: grammer




posted on Dec, 3 2010 @ 11:52 PM
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Sorry for the second post.

Just wanted to get the thread in play!



posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 12:24 AM
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might want to add this to the list.

Deathbed Confessions, George H. Scherf(f), Jr., was the 41st U.S. President




According to Otto Skorzeny, pictured is the Scherff family and a few friends (circa 1938). Holding “Mother" Scherff’s hand at left is Martin Bormann. In front is Reinhardt Gehlen. In back is Joseph Mengele and to his right is Skorzeny as a young man. At center right (in the German navy uniform) is George H. Scherff, Jr. and his father George H. Scherff, Sr. Bormann became Hitler’s second in command. Reinhardt Gehlen was a chief SS officer and assassin who was smuggled out of Germany under Operation Paperclip. Skorzeny was Hitler's bodyguard and SS spy/assassin who came to the U.S. after the war under Project Paperclip. Skorzeny and GHW Bush were instrumental in merging Nazi (SS) intelligence with the OSI to form the CIA with "Wild Bill" Donovan and Allen Dulles. These guys were also part of CIA mind control experiments such as MK-ULTRA. SS officer and physician Joseph Mengele, the notoriously sadistic “Angel of Death” of Auschwitz, escaped Germany to South America after the war. George H. Scherff, Jr., became the 41st President of the United States as GHW Bush and George H. Scherff, Sr., was Nicola Tesla’s “trusted assistant.”


What you are about to read is another step beyond research pioneered in the early 90s by author/historian Webster Tarpley based largely on deathbed “clues” provided by former Hitler bodyguard Otto Skorzeny and his box of photographs. Since Skorzeny’s death in 1999, the various leads he provided have been followed up and tend to support what, at first blush, would appear to be the unbelievable rantings of an embittered old man. What remains constant as we pore through publicly available official records, private correspondence, memoirs, newspaper articles, photos and other “clues” is that Bush family records (the ones that exist) are a puzzle palace of inconsistencies and curiosities. Since it is a congressionally established fact that Prescott Bush was in business with the Nazis during WWII, we can safely say that the Bush/Nazi connection existed. Who are the Bushes? How did they get connected with the Nazis? Is the connection still alive through U.S. presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush? The answers are not as literal as we would like them to be. But we have the testimony of Otto Skorzeny and his photos—especially the one at right. So, here we go—the first installment of an investigation that points to a curious conclusion: The “Bush” family was created to destroy America.


Always thought there was something odd about them.

edit on 12/4/2010 by FoxStriker because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 12:54 AM
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Very interesting find! I will have to read up and comment further. Thanks



posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 11:20 AM
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Now that I read all that all I can say is WOW. These are some outrageous claims, but could be true nonetheless. I find it interesting that many of these power players supposedly came to American years before the end of the war.



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 09:11 PM
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I know it's been a while since this topic was discussed, but do you have any more info regarding your post? I have been trying to dig up more but to no avail. Thanks



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