Saturday, February 09, 2008

Bush reads his political history, follows the masters

by expatbrian

"The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of a nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies, but would be ashamed to tell big lies."

~ Adolf Hitler

"The more we do to you, the less you seem to believe we are doing it."

~ Joseph Mengele

The tactics of this White House are nothing new and as the huge lie worked for Hitler, as he convinced his people that wiping out an entire race and invading other countries was justified, so the big lie works for Bush.

Like all presidents and presidential staffs before him, he recognizes the primitive simplicity of the minds of the masses. He recognizes their innocent gullibility and the ease with which they are swayed by even the most preposterous claims and agree to even the most outrageous demands.

As long as Americans believe that this is not true, as long as they believe that they are too smart to let this happen to them, as long as they refuse to believe that their leaders will intentionally manipulate them with bold faced lies, religious mumbo-jumbo and scare tactics that keep them cowering in their homes...then Americans will continue to allow their children to be sent to foreign countries for slaughtering, they will continue to pay the rich for the right to be poor, and they will eagerly give up their few remaining freedoms because they won't believe that it is only the possession of those freedoms that keep them safe. They will prove once again how simple minded they really are.

Will the winning candidate be any different? If you think so, perhaps you should read the last paragraph again.

cross posted from World Gone Mad

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