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.
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.]
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.[WA: Emphasis mine]
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
Don't Poke A Leopard
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