I have always been against Hitler comparisons in politics. No matter how angry I got, no matter how disgustingly a politician behaved, I just felt it was wrong to compare anyone to the biggest monster in history. But after today’s unbelievable display by Trump in regard to his anti press/anti truth tirade, I feel as though I need to point out some disturbing similarities.
The below quotes are Hitler’s. I’ll let them speak for themselves with no further commentary except this: If you aren’t petrified after hearing Trump speak today, than not only are you part of the problem, you are literally putting your fellow American’s lives in danger. And when you finally realize it, it will be too late. Just ask the Germans.
“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
“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. ”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”