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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Strategy of the Big Lie


Many journalists, authors, bloggers and men on the street have often compared Bush's actions and policies to those of Hitler and the strategies employed to gain presidential power, establish a fascist nation and to rob the people of their rights to that of Nazi Germany.

The following psychological profile of Hitler by the OSS could have been written for Bush today. Employing the Big Lie(s) is a favored tactic.

Excerpt from:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Lie


Big Lie •

The Big Lie is a propaganda technique. It was defined by Adolf Hitler in his 1925 autobiography Mein Kampf as a lie so "colossal" that no one would believe that someone "could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously".

[WA: Or to continue with the lie even after it had been publically exposed as a lie! But Bush does.]

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    Used in Hitler's psychological profile

    The phrase was also used in a report prepared during the war by the United States Office of Strategic Services in describing Hitler's psychological profile:[2]

    His primary rules were: 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.[3]

    [WA: Emphasis mine]
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Excerpted from:
    The Nation, 100 Facts and 1 Opinion, November 8, 2004


    95. When asked at an April 2004 press conference to name a mistake he made during his presidency, Bush couldn't think of one.

    Source: White House

    ............................

    WA: Now, nearly 4 years later, Bush still hold the same opinion.


    COMMENTS:

    Don't Poke A Leopard
    http://www.humorhaus.com/hh942.htm

    Anonymous David G said...

    That Bush is a liar (and a fool) is one thing. That so many Americans believe his lies is another!

    Why do they?

    Saturday, May 24, 2008 8:37:00 PM

    Blogger Worried American said...

    Terminal idiocy of 28% to 30% of Americans who still support him. That's around 70% who do not, in spite of what demon-fool says.

    Monday, May 26, 2008 6:24:00 PM

    Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

    I agree. I am now reading a book by Amy and David Goodman entitled “Standing up to the Madness.” The first chapter begins with this quotation, variously attributed to Sinclair Lewis or Huey Long: “When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the American flag.”

    They go on to write:

    “This prophetic warning…could have been written about post-9/11 American. Using fear, electoral fraud, and the smokescreen of terrorist attacks, the Bush administration has given us a lesson in how quickly a nation can be hijacked and the core tenets of democracy trampled.”

    I am only ion the third chapter, but already I can recommend that everyone read this book.

    Monday, May 26, 2008 10:26:00 PM

    Blogger Worried American said...

    Thank you for your input, SSNick, and thank you for the book recommendation. I shall have to find and read it. It sounds like my kind of book!

    Tuesday, May 27, 2008 3:15:00 AM



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    4 Comments:

    • At Saturday, May 24, 2008 8:37:00 PM , Anonymous David G said...

      That Bush is a liar (and a fool) is one thing. That so many Americans believe his lies is another!

      Why do they?

       
    • At Monday, May 26, 2008 6:24:00 PM , Blogger Worried American said...

      Terminal idiocy of 28% to 30% of Americans who still support him. That's around 70% who do not, in spite of what demon-fool says.

       
    • At Monday, May 26, 2008 10:26:00 PM , Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

      I agree. I am now reading a book by Amy and David Goodman entitled “Standing up to the Madness.” The first chapter begins with this quotation, variously attributed to Sinclair Lewis or Huey Long: “When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the American flag.”

      They go on to write:

      “This prophetic warning…could have been written about post-9/11 American. Using fear, electoral fraud, and the smokescreen of terrorist attacks, the Bush administration has given us a lesson in how quickly a nation can be hijacked and the core tenets of democracy trampled.”

      I am only ion the third chapter, but already I can recommend that everyone read this book.

       
    • At Tuesday, May 27, 2008 3:15:00 AM , Blogger Worried American said...

      Thank you for your input, SSNick, and thank you for the book recommendation. I shall have to find and read it. It sounds like my kind of book!

       

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