Skip to comments.Six Principles Of Propaganda Lenin Used To Consolidate Power
Posted on 09/20/2013 9:17:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Having attained power in late 1917 on a raft of promises land to Russia's peasants, bread to Russia's starving cities and peace to Russia's World War I-weary soldiers V.I. Lenin was able to dispense with every one of them by advancing civil war from 1918 to 1921 to justify his acts by crisis.
In place of promises of liberty and rights, Lenin gave Russians propaganda, empowering the Bolsheviks to govern through knoutish messages, if not the barrel of the gun. In so doing, he sought to undermine Russia's weak democracy and to transform society fundamentally.
"The Russian Revolution was permeated with propaganda of a forceful and brutal kind," wrote historian Dmitri Volkogonov in his 1995 "Lenin: Life and Legacy," based on materials briefly available from the Soviet archives.
The propaganda was used not so much to win people over with ideas but by bludgeoning them with coercion, repression and making examples. "The type of propaganda that the Bolsheviks carried out is absolutely central to our understanding of the regime they created," wrote Peter Kenez in "The Birth of the Propaganda State: Soviet Methods of Mass Mobilization, 1917-1929."
A number of patterns emerged:
1. Ends Justify The Means
The broken promises that Lenin's regime started delivered just the opposite. He guaranteed a free press, but in his first two days of communist rule he halted it, ordering opposition newspapers shut down and censorship re-instituted. He called it temporary, but it wasn't.....
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There was a man in Germany who took careful notes about how the Bolsheviks seized and consolidated power, through this use of coercion and propaganda.... his name, Adolf Hitler.
and concentration camps...
The type of propaganda we get hit with on perverts and global warming and crap
1. Ends Justify The MeansHmmmm. It sounds vaguely familiar, but I can't quite identify why...
2. Firstest With The Mostest
3. Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste
5. Propaganda of Example
6. Blame Your Predecessor
Joseph Goebbels said he got almost all his propaganda ideas from Democrat Woodrow Wilson’s tactics during World War I.
Lenin ghost wrote for Obama, who knew!
Ilyich was a fool. You don’t have to kill people to consolidate power. They’ll hand most of it to you, the rest you’ll take yourself while they’re not watching, or watching with awe, or watching with white guilt. Voila!
What does # 2 mean?
Imagine a Lenin or Stalin or Hitler with possession of the technology of today.
That should be enough to frighten any thinking person into the necessary actions to save this republic, before it is too late.
That was a famous phrase of that old racist Confederate cavalry genius Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Think “beat your enemy to the punch” and you’ll be pretty close.
Actually, that means getting your word out first.
Clinton was very good at this. So is Obama. But most importantly, they have a willing accomplice in the press.
So Obama can say “The Republicans are willing to destroy the economy and shutdown the government because they want to hurt me by stopping the Affordable Health Care Act.’
The press, in order to help, doesn’t lead the nightly news with the vote the House Republicans took, but with the charge Obama made. THEN they mention the House vote.
So there. Obama got “there” first. Those evil Republicans, always reacting. Reactionaries, right?
To even further the cause, the press will follow up with quotes from a Republican, who probably had some very good points of why they voted as they did and what a disaster and debacle the ACA is, but the quote we’ll see on TV is when the Republican denies targeting Obama.
So the order of propaganda is:
1. Lead with Obama decrying Republicans who only want to “get” him and will wreck the country trying, or allow it to be ruined in their RACIAL (always implied, because he’s black don’t you know) hatred of him.
2. Show the Republicans voting, doing just what Obama said.
3. Get a Republican to deny they’re going after Obama, which proves that’s exactly what they’re doing.
All this I just exactly witnessed in the last couple of hours.
Good list at link
1. Ends Justify The Means (liberals never do that)
2. Firstest With The Mostest (Obamacare??? Immigration)
3. Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste (Obama wouldnt do that)
4. Demonization (Obama wouldnt do that)
5. Propaganda of Example (Whistle blowers)
6. Blame Your Predecessor (when did Obama ever make excuses??)
To be a journalist for mainstream news today is a shameful thing.