The Dangers of The Big Lie Theory
In James Murphy’s translation of Mein Kampf He quotes Adolf Hitler:
…that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.
—Adolf Hitler , Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X
Hitler’s primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it. ^ Hitler as His Associates Know Him.
In 1941 Joseph Goebbels wrote that (English) leadership “depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. … follow(ing) the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.
In George Orwell’s. 1984
“The key-word here is blackwhite. Like so many Newspeak words, this word has two mutually contradictory meanings. Applied to an opponent, it means the habit of impudently claiming that black is white, in contradiction of the plain facts.”
Definition of doublethink: “To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed….”
Karl Marx had one thing right: history repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce.
What about using the Big Lie theory to turn a long-standing fear of racism into mayhem? The propaganda we are now hearing consistently repeats the conspiracy theory that covertly some other race is behind the real powers in America with the primary goal of oppressing others. Historically this type of false philosophy persuades weak-willed individuals to randomly murder others, and then evolves into mobs and ultimately convinces the masses that they have a duty and a right to eliminate, if not “exterminate” and “annihilate” the evil “others” but for nothing else, other than for self-preservation.
While recent rhetoric here is not yet reaching that full intensity, it is becoming part of an overall agenda to destroy basic freedoms and liberties. For instance, Obama demonstrates how the Big Lie is applied nowadays just about every time he speaks. Note this reference to ObamaCare, “[F]or a lot of people, [ObamaCare] will be cheaper than your cell phone bill.”
This proclamation followed immediately after he announced once again that healthcare is “not a privilege,” strongly implying that you have a right to force “other” people to pay for the goods and services you consume. This is known as Marxism.
Yes, ObamaCare will be cheap for those who are coercively subsidized by those “others”. But as can be seen by examining any other nation that degenerated into communism, in the end, if some other group pays, everybody pays, if only by living in a country with a collapsed standard of living.
In any case, how can anything be cheaper than a cell phone bill when the infamous ObamaPhones are free?
ObamaCare is estimated to cost $2.6 trillion in the first decade. If other government entitlements like Medicare and Medicaid are any indication, the price curve will shoot straight upward from there. That is of course if the final solution for those “evil others” is not to completely annihilate them.