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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Propaganda and Lies to Deceive the People

"never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.":
Joseph Goebbels : Nazi chief of propaganda

Propaganda: The similarities between G.W. Bush and Goebbels speeches http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4433.htm

Propaganda: Did Goebbells Write The Bush Administrations speeches?

From an address to a joint session of the US Congress: President George W. Bush.
"Americans are asking ``Why do they hate us?'' They hate what they see right here in this chamber: a democratically elected government. Their leaders are self-appointed. They hate our freedoms: our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote and assemble and disagree with each other. " George W. Bush, 20 September, 2001
http://www.indystar.com/library/factfiles/crime/national/2001/
sept11/transcripts/0921bush.html

From Goebbels' New Year address to Germany
They hate our people because it is decent, brave, industrious, hardworking and intelligent. They hate our views, our social policies, and our accomplishments. They hate us as a Reich and as a community. They have forced us into a struggle for life and death. We will defend ourselves accordingly. All is clear between us and our enemies. Goebbels 31 December 1939
http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/goeb21.htm
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Richard Perle, policy advisor to G.W. Bush, 2001
"No stages. This is total war. We are fighting a variety of enemies. There are lots of them out there. All this talk about first we are going to do Afghanistan, then we will do Iraq, then we take a look around and see how things stand. That is entirely the wrong way to go about it ... If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely, and we don't try to ... piece together clever diplomatic solutions ... but just wage a total war against these tyrants, I think we will do very well. Our children will sing great songs about us years from now." ---

- Richard Perle, policy advisor to G.W. Bush, 2001
http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=11938

Joseph Goebbels, 1943
So total war is the demand of the hour. We must put an end to the bourgeois attitude which we have also seen in this war: Wash my back, but don't get me wet! The danger facing us is enormous. The efforts we take to meet it must be just as enormous. The time has come to remove the gloves! We must use our fists now! There is no excuse for only superficially and carelessly making use of the war potential at home and throughout Europe. We must use the full resources, as quickly and thoroughly as it is organizationally and practically possible. Unnecessary concern is wholly out of place. The future of Europe hangs on our success in the East! We are ready to defend it! The German people are shedding their most valuable blood in this battle. The rest of Europe should at least work to support us. Those who do not understand this fight today will thank us on bended knee tomorrow that we took it!

- Joseph Goebbels, 1943
http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/goeb36.htm
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There are those who squall like wounded panthers in response to comparisons made between Nazi Germany and our current Administration, between Hitler and Bush. And yet the similarities and even identical practises are unmistakable. The Bush family has a long history of ties to Nazi Germany, to Hitler, and to the ideology espoused by the Nazis. WA


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COMMENTS:

Progressive Traditionalist said...
Hello, Worried.Another excellent post.Not the only similarities by far, but one could go on and on about that.

One thing I would like to recall at this point is a letter I had read some time ago. This letter was written from a party (National Socialist) leader to a military officer in Russia at the time of the German occupation.The letter was a response to the issue of a Russian housemaid who had served the officer, and was found to his liking, so she was sent to his family in Berlin. This was a great act of kindness to the maid, as it was a time of great hardship in Russia (adequate food and clothing for the girl were stated considerations in the officer's letter).

The officer's wife took a liking to the maid as well, and allowed her to sit at the table to take meals with the family. The letter was a firm reprimand of such actions, filled with supremacist ideology; that the conqueror endangers their own by any act of kindness toward their lessers.

What struck me is how comtemporary those arguments seemed to be. (you probably won't have to use your imagination much on this one)
Some things may never go out of style, but we would be better off if some things did.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007 11:57:00 PM
Progressive Traditionalist said...
I went to go look it up. My recollection was a bit foggy.Here's a link, from an old research folder.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 1:47:00 AM


Jolly Roger said...
Another aspect that never gets covered is the fact that Germany didn't really go to a war economy until 1944. By the time they did, of course, it was way too late.The "don't ask for sacrifice" lesson also seems to be one Chimpy has adopted himself. You wonder why he seems to not understand that the stances he favors are those of the loser. A BIG loser.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 10:47:00 AM


Worried said...
Posting the link, PT.

Jolly Roger; During WWII the stakes were such that the public willingly made sacrifices to help win the war. Even as self centered as Bush and the Neocons are, they apparently have enough sense to realize that asking sacrifices of the American people (other than the lives of their sons and daughters) for an unpopular war would result in an even greater anti-war movement.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 12:43:00 PM

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  • At Wednesday, March 28, 2007 12:57:00 AM , Blogger Progressive Traditionalist said...

    Hello, Worried.
    Another excellent post.

    Not the only similarities by far, but one could go on and on about that.

    One thing I would like to recall at this point is a letter I had read some time ago. This letter was written from a party (National Socialist) leader to a military officer in Russia at the time of the German occupation.

    The letter was a response to the issue of a Russian housemaid who had served the officer, and was found to his liking, so she was sent to his family in Berlin. This was a great act of kindness to the maid, as it was a time of great hardship in Russia (adequate food and clothing for the girl were stated considerations in the officer's letter).

    The officer's wife took a liking to the maid as well, and allowed her to sit at the table to take meals with the family. The letter was a firm reprimand of such actions, filled with supremacist ideology; that the conqueror endangers their own by any act of kindness toward their lessers.

    What struck me is how comtemporary those arguments seemed to be. (you probably won't have to use your imagination much on this one)

    Some things may never go out of style, but we would be better off if some things did.

     
  • At Wednesday, March 28, 2007 1:23:00 AM , Blogger Worried said...

    Thank you, PT. I had not heard of the letter but is revealing of the "superiority of the master race"

     
  • At Wednesday, March 28, 2007 2:47:00 AM , Blogger Progressive Traditionalist said...

    I went to go look it up. My recollection was a bit foggy.
    Here's a link, from an old research folder.

     
  • At Wednesday, March 28, 2007 11:47:00 AM , Blogger Jolly Roger said...

    Another aspect that never gets covered is the fact that Germany didn't really go to a war economy until 1944. By the time they did, of course, it was way too late.

    The "don't ask for sacrifice" lesson also seems to be one Chimpy has adopted himself. You wonder why he seems to not understand that the stances he favors are those of the loser. A BIG loser.

     
  • At Wednesday, March 28, 2007 1:43:00 PM , Blogger Worried said...

    Posting the link, PT.

    Jolly Roger; During WWII the stakes were such that the public willingly made sacrifices to help win the war.

    Even as self centered as Bush and the Neocons are, they apparently have enough sense to realize that asking sacrifices of the American people (other than the lives of their sons and daughters) for an unpopular war would result in an even greater anti-war movement.

     

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