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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Joseph Goebbels: King Of The Fake News

“Whoever can conquer the street will one day conquer the state, for every form of power politics and any dictatorship-run state has its roots in the street.”

                             Joseph Goebbels: (29 October 1897 – 1 May 1945)
             Head of enlightenment and Propaganda for the Nazi Government

“Faith moves mountains, but only knowledge moves them to the right place”

“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over again”

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” 

“Man is an animal. Here a beast of prey, there a house pet, but always an animal.”

“It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is in fact a circle. They are mere words, and words can be molded until they clothe ideas and disguise.

“Success is the important thing. Propaganda is not a matter for average minds, but rather a matter for practitioners. It is not supposed to be lovely or theoretically correct. I do not care if I give wonderful, aesthetically elegant speeches, or speak so that women can cry. The point of a political speech is to persuade of what we think is right. I speak differently in the provinces than I do in Berlin, and when I speak in Bayreuth, I say different things than I do in Pharos Hall. That is a matter of practice to deceive not of theory. We do not want to be a movement of straw brains, but rather a movement that can conquer the broad masses. Propaganda should be popular and not intellectually pleasing. It is not the task of propaganda to discover intellectual truths.” 

Joseph Goebbels