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http://kuny.ca/blogs/2010/45/essays/joseph-goebbels-on-propaganda/ ---

Joseph Goebbels' playbook has served Sinclair and Koch well. Any objective view of the current state of affairs in these 'United' States makes it abundantly clear that the parallels are hardly coincidental. --- The fact of the matter is, the denials are wearing thin, "America" and "Americans" are being manipulated, intentionally divided, and set to tear the union apart; the fractured and fractious remnants to be divided between wealthy factions selling competing visions of the future; what we're facing is the final chapter of the Civil War; galvanizing the Bible Belt, which overlaps the former Confederacy to a large degree, and exploiting the unresolved racism that perpetuates the carceral state and generates support for a fortified wall at a once open border. ---

" ... If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State. ..." ---snip---

" ...There was no point in seeking to convert the intellectuals. For intellectuals would never be converted and would anyways always yield to the stronger, and this will always be ‘the man in the street.’ Arguments must therefore be crude, clear and forcible, and appeal to emotions and instincts, not the intellect. Truth was unimportant and entirely subordinate to tactics and psychology. ---

Intellectual activity is a danger to the building of character. ---

The rank and file are usually much more primitive than we imagine. Propaganda must therefore always be essentially simple and repetitive. In the long run basic results in influencing public opinion will be achieved only by the man who is able to reduce problems to the simplest terms and who has the courage to keep forever repeating them in this simplified form, despite the objections of the intellectuals. ---

What you want in a media system is ostensible diversity that conceals an actual uniformity. ..." ---snip---