Friday, March 24, 2006

Reliving Hitler - America's Goebbels

Karl Rove and the visualization every right thinking person in the world is holding - now.

Somewhere, doubtlessly somewhere balmy, Joseph Goebbels is smiling. Karl Rove was born five years after Herr Goebbels' suicide, but he has carried on the tradition of acquiring and maintaining power through deceit and intimidation like a son devotedly maintaining the family tradition.

Rove crafted what was ultimately the winning strategy - LIE.
They lied about McCain's record. They lied about his wife being a junkie. In New York, they falsely accused him of being in favor of breast cancer. In South Carolina, they falsely accused him of hating white Southerners. In Wisconsin, they falsely accused him of hating Jesus Christ.

They were so shameless in their deceit that they even falsely accused John McCain, who was a longtime guest at the Hanoi Hilton, of being pro-Viet Cong. They had the full faith and credit of Corporate America backing them, and they used those unlimited funds to defecate on McCain's reputation from sea to shining sea. You might have noticed that Senator McCain has emerged as Bush's biggest headache in Congress. He has good reason. (Until recently when Jon Stewart showed the sad clips of McCain asking people to stand by Bush...gawd, he is done).

Next, falsely accuse Gore of having a long history of lying (inventing the internet), falsely accuse Gore of lying anytime he made a misstatement (accompanying FEMA to view Texas fires), falsely accuse Gore of lying if he made a joke or facetious comment (his mother's singing of union lullabies), make up false statements and attribute them to Gore (confiscating all handguns), and have the entire right wing chorus of Republican elected officials, publications, and pundits play Johnny-One-Note on this theme ad nauseum. Now, for those of you who believe that the comparison to Goebbels is harsh, who is credited with inventing the Big Lie Technique?

(some of the faces who are part of the BIG LIE)

Goebbels began to clamp down on all forms of artistic expression, banishing Jewish writers, journalists and artists from Germany's cultural life. He took control of the news media, making sure that it presented Germany's domestic and foreign policy aims as in terms of Nazi ideology. He played probably the most important role in creating an atmosphere in Germany that made it possible for the Nazis to commit terrible atrocities against Jews, homosexuals and other minorities.

The Goebbels technique, also known as argumentum ad nauseam, is the name given to a policy of repeating a lie until it is taken to be the truth (see Big Lie). For example, when Goebbels took ownership of the Der Angriff (The Assault) newspaper, he attacked Berlin Police President Bernhard Weiss, calling him "Isidor" Weiss. To German ears, Isidor at the time was a name with strong Jewish connotations. Eventually the public believed Isidor was Weiss' real given name and he became a figure of ridicule.

Goebbels' ministry of propaganda controlled essentially every aspect of culture in Germany. He is often remembered for his Sportpalast speech, given on February 18, 1943 (sometimes called the Total War speech) in which he tried to motivate the German people to continue their struggle after the tides of World War II had turned against Germany. By this time many influential Germans privately believed Germany was irrevocably on its way to defeat.

And now we have Bush's "endless war" against the forces of "evil"

How about opening up ALL the records around 9/11 mr. Bush? And answering Cynthia McKinney's question:

"Who ordered the war games on September 11 and how did the games impact the military's ability to respond to the 9/11 threat? "

As Jon Stewart would say DOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooo TELL ...Mr. Bush !


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