Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Bush using Nazi methods?

You decide:

George W. Bush, May 24, 2005, Greece Athena Middle and High School, Athena Performing Arts Center, Greece, New York.

"[I]n my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."

(Source: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/05/20050524-3.html)


Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels (Nazi Minister of Propaganda)

"Propaganda is a means and must be evaluated as such, from the standpoint of the goal."

"It has always to speak only to the masses."

"The task of propaganda lies not in the scientific training of the individual, rather in drawing the attention of the masses to certain facts, events, necessities, etc...."

"It is wrong to want to give propaganda the multi-sidedness of scientific instruction."

"...Effective propaganda must limit its points of a few and these points must be repeated until even the last member of the audience understands what is meant by them."

"It must limit itself to a few themes and repeat them incessantly."

"Each change must never affect the content of propaganda, rather must always draw the same conclusions."

“...the rank and file are usually much more primitive than we imagine. Propaganda must therefore always be essentially simple and repetitious...The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly... it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.”