Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Bush-Hitler: Hypnotizing the Masses

"All effective propaganda must be confined to a few bare essentials and these must be expressed as far as possible in stereotyped formulae. These slogans should be persistently repeated until the very last individual has come to grasp the idea that has been put forward... Propaganda must not investigate the truth objectively and, in so far as it is favourable to the other side, present it according to the theoretical rules of justice: the very first condition which has to be fulfilled is a systematically one-sided attitude towards every problem. It must present only that aspect of the truth, which is favourable to its own side... the receptive powers of the masses are very restricted, and their understanding is feeble... The art of propaganda consists precisley in being able to awaken the imagination of the public through an appeal to their feelings. It consists in putting a matter so clearly and forcibly before their minds as to create general conviction regarding the reality of a certain fact, the necessity for certain things. It must be limited to a few simple themes and these must be repeated again and again". (Adolf Hitler in Mein Kampf)

See the article: Bush-Hitler: Hypnotizing the Masses by Russell M. Drake courtesy of Information Clearing House (which along with Truthout I hope all will support and read): available at http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6528.htm