MR. BIG OF THE BIG LIE
POOBAH OF PROPAGANDA
[UPDATE: There are actually 25 Adolf Hitler quotes in this collection as well as one bonus quote.]
Adolf Hitler is best remembered as the frontman for World War II, the architect for the death and destruction of millions of Europeans and the hypnotic, demon-possessed speech master in the years leading up to World War II.
But Hitler was so much more, especially when it came to propaganda and the propaganda technique labeled “The Big Lie.”
While Edward Bernays (the nephew of Sigmund Freud, the man who is credited with writing the pseudoscientific narratives of psychoanalysis) has been called the “Father of Propaganda,” it was Adolf Hitler who put the propaganda theories of Bernays through a large-scale practical test as leader of Nazi Germany.
Joseph Goebells, the Nazi Minister of Propaganda, has received much historical attention as the Nazi’s top propaganda honcho, but it was Adolf Hitler who literally “wrote the book” on the Big Lie and propaganda. Goebbells was a willing and apt student.
Who was Adolf Hitler?
Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the Nazi Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP); National Socialist German Workers Party). He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and dictator of Nazi Germany (as Führer und Reichskanzler) from 1934 to 1945.
Hitler was one of the mystery of iniquity‘s greatest tools.
Hitler had interesting thoughts on a number of topics, but on the subject of propaganda, his thoughts were carried out in Germany and later, refined in the United States of America. Hitler’s ideas on propaganda are as timely in 2014 as they were in 1935.
A good working definition of propaganda might be: “Information designed to appeal directly to emotion, bypassing reason.” A more formal definition of propaganda is
Propaganda is information that is not impartial and used primarily to influence an audience and further an agenda, often by presenting facts selectively (thus possibly lying by omission) to encourage a particular synthesis, or using loaded messages to produce an emotional rather than rational response to the information presented.
Quotes and Quotations on Everything
With that in mind, we now present 25 quotes by Adolf Hitler on propaganda. The reader may wish to compare these quotes with the current activities and narratives (lies) of the Corporate Media. It is instructive how many of Hitler’s ideas are used every day in 2014 by the Corporate Media.
25 ADOLF HITLER QUOTES ON PROPAGANDA
“The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force.”
“All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.”
“Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.”
“As soon as by one’s own propaganda even a glimpse of right on the other side is admitted, the cause for doubting one’s own right is laid.”
“Hate is more lasting than dislike.”
“The receptivity of the masses is very limited, their intelligence is small, but their power of forgetting is enormous. In consequence of these facts, all effective propaganda must be limited to a very few points and must harp on these in slogans until the last member of the public understands what you want him to understand by your slogan.”
“It is not truth that matters, but victory.”
“The victor will never be asked if he told the truth. ”
“I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few.”
“But the most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over. Here, as so often in this world, persistence is the first and most important requirement for success.”
“If you wish the sympathy of the broad masses, you must tell them the crudest and most stupid things.”
“No amount of genius spent on the creation of propaganda will lead to success if a fundamental principle is not forever kept in mind. Propaganda must confine itself to very few points, and repeat them endlessly. Here, as with so many things in this world, persistence is the first and foremost condition of success.”
“Only constant repetition will finally succeed in imprinting an idea on the memory of the crowd.”
For how shall we fill people with blind faith in the correctness of a doctrine, if we ourselves spread uncertainty and doubt by constant changes in its outward structure? …Here, too, we can learn by the example of the Catholic Church. Though its doctrinal edifice, and in part quite superfluously, comes into collision with exact science and research, it is none the less unwilling to sacrifice so much as one little syllable of its dogmas… it is only such dogmas which lend to the whole body the character of a faith.
“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”
“The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.”
“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”
“Great liars are also great magicians.”
“The art of leadership… consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention.”
“The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.”
“The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”
“It would be easier for the Devil to go to church and cross himself with holy water than for these people to comprehend the ideas which are accepted facts to us today.”
“All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people.”
“Words build bridges into unexplored regions.”
“Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.”
BONUS ADOLF HITER QUOTE
“The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way, the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.”
It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-4
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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7 thoughts on “Propaganda, The Big Lie and Adolf Hitler: 20 Hitler Quotes on Propaganda”
VERY timely reminder. Thank you.
And for those who think only the weak-minded or lesser-intelligent can be duped by the word-smiths and/or the thought-stopping emotion-grabbers, consider this.
I live down state from where the infamous Rajneeshpuram used to be (remember this place? The re-named town in the Pacific Northwest that was briefly taken over in the eighties by followers of the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh?).
Many of his red-clad followers who gave all their money to him for his fleet of limousines, among other treasures, were highly educated professionals which puzzled a lot of people in these parts. You’d think that with their smarts…
As it turns out, however, the more intelligent among us are actually easier targets for certain forms of mind control, particularly the kinds presented via a script that includes carefully timed pauses after “big lies” are presented.
Now, during the pause, many people will immediately recognize the lie as a lie; however, those accustomed to synthesizing the world in a more cerebral fashion will during that same pause rationalize and re-interpret it to ascribe a more abstract, higher-level meaning supported by an (must be!) altruistic motive particularly if the speaker is charismatic, popular, and good looking. Particularly if the listeners share the same values as the Big Liar (or values they ASSUME they share with him and which assumption he exploits with trained skill and perhaps a little Hollywoodesque staging).
The Big Lie is kind of like an “intellectual trauma” (No! He CAN’T be saying THAT, really!) creating an uncomfortable cognitive dissonance such listeners will rush to ameliorate during the pause. (This is somewhat similar to mind control techniques such as MK Ultra where after an initial trauma which “shocks and awes” the victim, he is then very susceptible to suggestion by whomever wants to exploit him).
Sadly, the intelligentia often convince themselves via such mental machinations that the lies are not really lies (kind of like the the old fable about the emperor who really had no clothes on). What intensifies this process significantly is if they can also be convinced they are guilty of a societal “privilege” of some sort (a veiled form of classism) so that they are then motivated further to defend and excuse the liar and discount or deny the lie.
Worse, when some REAL trauma occurs such as the REAL threat of, let’s just say, terrorist attacks by professionals, not merely, as told, by “junior varsity” players… the “true believers” may not be able, any more, to perceive the severity of the threat despite all their intelligence, so they become sitting ducks. Sadly, they take many down with them.
Of course, the most fertile ground for this kind of take-over is where the intelligent gather: educational institutions. And this milieu works very well to persuade many of the young and more-easily impressed, too.
And so it is good to be reminded that there are those who would try to dupe us so as to try to control us. And it is especially good to listen carefully, think critically, and pray for discernment.