Christians, conservatives, the KKK and skinheads all tied together as a giant lurking iceberg. How convenient and right out of the Joseph Goebbels School of Propaganda.
The crazy thing is that Goebbels learned from an American progressive Jew named Edward Bernays who wrote "Crystallizing public Opinion". Bernays was just a PR man who worked for both Woodrow Wilson and Calvin Coolidge. Bernays can also be credited for convincing Americans to eat bacon and women smoking.
Karl von Wiegand, foreign correspondent of the Hearst newspapers, an old hand at interpreting Europe and just returned from Germany, was telling us about Goebbels and his propaganda plans to consolidate Nazi power. Goebbels had shown Wiegand his propaganda library, the best Wiegand had ever seen. Goebbels, said Wiegand, was using my book Crystallizing Public Opinion as a basis for his destructive campaign against the Jews of Germany. This shocked me. ... Obviously the attack on the Jews of Germany was no emotional outburst of the Nazis, but a deliberate, planned campaign.
posted on 09/27/2012 5:17:07 AM PDT
(What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
Interesting history lesson. Thanks.
posted on 09/27/2012 6:07:08 AM PDT
(Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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