[Marxism] RE: Bush-Hitler: Hypnotizing the Masses (Argumentum ad Captandum)

Calvin Broadbent calvinbroadbent at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 22 04:58:56 MDT 2004


That was an interesting article Jim. Here is an apposite quote from Hitler 
(Mein Kampf):

"All effective propaganda must be confined to a few bare essentials and 
these must be expressed as far as possible in stereotyped formulae. These 
slogans should be persistently repeated until the very last individual has 
come to grasp the idea that has been put forward... Propaganda must not 
investigate the truth objectively and, in so far as it is favourable to the 
other side, present it according to the theoretical rules of justice: the 
very first condition which has to be fulfilled is a systematically one-sided 
attitude towards every problem. It must present only that aspect of the 
truth, which is favourable to its own side... the receptive powers of the 
masses are very restricted, and their understanding is feeble... The art of 
propaganda consists precisley in being able to awaken the imagination of the 
public through an appeal to their feelings. It consists in putting a matter 
so clearly and forcibly before their minds as to create general conviction 
regarding the reality of a certain fact, the necessity for certain things. 
It must be limited to a few simple themes and these must be repeated again 
and again".

Jim Craven Wrote:

>Thought you might find this interesting -

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