Skip to comments.How Bush’s Opponents Use a Goebbels Formula
Posted on 02/13/2004 11:22:30 AM PST by veronica
Did you know that President Bush has hazel eyes? I didnt. I was under the impression his eyes were blue until I read his DD214, which everyone in the left-stream press seemed to have trouble finding until this week.
This discharge form confirms that George Bush did, indeed, get an honorable discharge from the National Guard. He served five years, four months, and five days. He was scheduled to serve six but left early, as permitted, to return to school.
The DD214 is a standard military form, but Terry McAuliffe, head of the DNC, doesnt see it that way.
George Bush never served in the military and our country, he said February 1 on This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Perhaps he would like to explain that to the 6,140 National Guardsmen who served in Vietnam, or perhaps send his regrets to the families of the 101 who were killed.
The cover of this weeks Time magazine shows two faces of the president with the words Does Bush Have a Credibility Gap? between them.
Hitlers chief propagandist, Joseph Goebbels, invented the following formula: Invent the lie; repeat it often,and it will become the truth, no matter what the facts are. Mr. Bushs opponents are using this formula to try to convince the country he is a liar. They are repeatedly insisting the president said the danger from Iraq was imminent. Mr. Bush actually said we must not wait until its imminent.
They insist Mr. Bush referred to a discredited Niger nuclear connection in his 2002 State of the Union address. Lying Al Franken repeats this lie in his book, Lies, and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them. Mr. Bush never once mentioned Niger. The BBC reporter who charged Mr. Bush and Prime Minister Blair overhyped this nuclear threat in Africa has admitted he had no basis for this assertion and two BBC officials have resigned in disgrace.
None of this will mean anything to Mr. Bushs enemies. Michael Moore and other Hollywood celebrities are so eager to dethrone Dubya that they will resort to the meanest, vilest, most profane language to stir up the masses. ABBA, according to Newsweeks Anna Quindlen, is not a Swedish singing group but rather a person who lives in the Upper West Side of Manhattan and will vote for Anybody But Bush Again.
For anyone truly interested in learning the truth about Mr. Bushs National Guard duty, please go online and read the Washington Times op-ed by retired Colonel William Campenni.
I watched our president being grilled this Sunday by Tim Russert on Meet the Press. Mr. Bush is admittedly not very telegenic. He is not glib. Words do not mellifluously flow from his lips. He tends to er and umm a lot.He is a good man,a decent man,and when Mr. Russert brought up the ridiculous charge of the National Guard again, his response was,Its fine to go after me, which I expect the other side will do. I wouldnt denigrate service to the Guard, though, and the reason I wouldnt,is because there are a lot of really fine people who served in the National Guard and who are serving in the National Guard today in Iraq.
The trouble with both Bushes, pere et fils, is that they are too patrician. I would dearly have loved to see Dubya belt Mr. Russert during the hour-long inquisition for wasting his valuable time over the same dumb questions. Am I the only one sick and tired of hearing about WMDs? Did Hitler have weapons of mass destruction? Were we in imminent danger of attack from Germany? Why didnt we just attack Japan after Pearl Harbor? Hitler managed to kill millions of people. Were we supposed to ignore that? There have been 263 mass graves found in Iraq, some reportedly with as many as 10,000 bodies. The stories of Saddams atrocities are legion and this means absolutely nothing to the ABBAs.
Heres a reminder, you moronic nimrods: WE ARE AT WAR. Maniacs flew jets into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.Thousands died.There is no conventional way to attack people who cannot be reasoned with.They are immune to diplomacy.You in your safe apartments can kvetch all you want about Mr. Bushs social agendas but it will mean nothing if we dont defeat the enemy. You cannot reason with these fanatics.They want to kill you.
Not one of Mr. Bushs opponents seems to understand this. Front-runner John Kerry seems to think that his war record in Vietnam outweighs Mr. Bushs National Guard duty. Not so fast, senator from the state that keeps re-electing Chappaquiddick Kennedy. Your tour in Vietnam and Purple Hearts for superficial wounds wont be able to overshadow your connection with Hanoi Jane, so dont expect Vietnam vets to forget that your anti-war efforts doomed your fellow soldiers. We did not lose in Vietnam. We quit. Is that what you want us to do in Iraq?
I,for one,am not that impressed with war heroes who conspired against their country in wartime. After all, Benedict Arnold was one, too.
Based upon Goebbels' Principles of Propaganda by Leonard W. Doob, published in Public Opinion and Propaganda; A Book of Readings edited for The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.
a. It must issue all the propaganda directives.
b. It must explain propaganda directives to important officials and maintain their morale.
c. It must oversee other agencies' activities which have propaganda consequences
a. By suppressing propagandistically desirable material which can provide the enemy with useful intelligence
b. By openly disseminating propaganda whose content or tone causes the enemy to draw the desired conclusions
c. By goading the enemy into revealing vital information about himself
d. By making no reference to a desired enemy activity when any reference would discredit that activity
a. The communication must reach the audience ahead of competing propaganda.
b. A propaganda campaign must begin at the optimum moment
c. A propaganda theme must be repeated, but not beyond some point of diminishing effectiveness
a. They must evoke desired responses which the audience previously possesses
b. They must be capable of being easily learned
c. They must be utilized again and again, but only in appropriate situations
d. They must be boomerang-proof
a. Propaganda must reinforce anxiety concerning the consequences of defeat
b. Propaganda must diminish anxiety (other than concerning the consequences of defeat) which is too high and which cannot be reduced by people themselves
a. Inevitable frustrations must be anticipated
b. Inevitable frustrations must be placed in perspective
From there I enlisted in the Texas ANG and served two years with none other than our great President!
Guard duty is honorable service, and GWB helped guard our soft (Gulf of Mexico) under-belly on air partols against Russian "Bear" aircraft flying out of Cuba.
From a site funded by Teresa Heinz [Kerry].
Meanwhile, those who are supposed to be his allies in Congress are busy kowtowing, butt kissing, and otherwise prostrating themselves before Goebbels party. I guess we can't expect them to stand up for their president when they're so busy investigating themselves for "wrongdoing", can we?
I get the intended point, but no way. I don't want their sleazy operatives knowing I even exist, much less have so much information on me.
You realize, that this gives them an excellent "enemies list", and maybe the sort of thing that can be the beginnings of a roster for confinement sometime in the future, if, however unlikely it may seem now, suppression is deemed to be the official government policy.
Vote and campaign against every Democrat currently running for office anywhere, as if your life depended on it. Someday, it may.