The Contrarian

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Lessons From The Father Of Propaganda

Goebbels, propaganda chief for Adolph Hitler, said, “repeat a lie often enough, and people will believe it.” Actually, Goebbels got his ideas from American Edward Bernays, often called the “father of propaganda.” Interestingly, he was the nephew of Sigmund Freud.

The radical left has picked up Hitler’s slogan and is doing exactly that. Zerohedge writes that this was the written agenda of the recent protests:

“Anti-Trump protesters took to the streets all around the country today to demand that Trump “STOP attacking and victimizing women, Muslims, immigrants, racial and ethnic groups, the LGBTQ+ community, working families, journalists, and all who offer criticisms of the Administration’s policies including the U.S. judicial branch…”

Just read the signs of the protesters. Then listen to the people in the media. These are the identical words.

We have to keep up with the news. That’s our job. But we have never heard Trump or any of his closest advisors utter any of these things.

We listen to the politicians closely now, because Washington is the key to the economy. In years past, we didn’t pay much attention to politicians. But now we only find propaganda, not “news” except for most programs on Fox.

The other “wisdom” of Goebbels was:  “If you tell a lie, tell a very big one, because people more readily dismiss small lies, whereas they don’t think someone would tell a very big lie.”

That’s smart. It plays off of human nature.

Would the continuous fable of Russia influencing the US election fit into that category? Remember, there is not one shred of evidence, not one minor detail, that supports this fable.

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