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Old 10-20-2009, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Shamus View Post
Thank you Rick for all those quotes. All very telling, for those with ears to hear.
You are welcome, Shamus, and thanks for the reading suggestions. Unfortunately, many who are curious enough to read through this thread will not feel the need for such research. Any reasonable thinking person can look around and see that our world is in great and constant turmoil, but instead of seriously questioning what it is that has brought us to this point, we feel more comfortable in pointing the finger of blame at someone, or some group, saying, "it's the Republicans," or "it's the Democrats," when in fact it is really us who are to blame. We have become apathetic and complacent, and are held hostage by our belief system. We have all been schooled, during our formal education years, and through continuing indoctrination by mass media, to believe the "official" version of historical and current events. These ideas are so ingrained that we have no reason to doubt any of them unless and until we face a life experience that shakes or shatters any of those beliefs. When something of that nature occurs, it is a major upheaval to us, and results in us questioning whether much of anything we have been told has been truthful or not. It is only when facing that situation that we feel the need to search for and discover truth. And when we finally do feel compelled to begin this quest, we find that it is much like sifting through pieces of a large jigsaw puzzle which are laid out before us on a table top. Some of these pieces will hold truths that are self-evident, while some others will bear half-truths that only lead to further confusion. Still others will bear presumptions that have no factual evidence to support them. These may be personal opinions, but may also be deliberately misleading speculation. And the final category in these pieces of the jigsaw puzzle are those which offer the greatest confusion of all, wherein we look at this information and say to ourselves, "this either has to be true, or it is one of the greatest deceptions ever perpetrated upon mankind." Quite often, this final category is steeped in half-truths, which make it all the more difficult to analyze. Masters of deception, such as Hitler, have been very successful throughout history in employing lies, truths, and half-truths in such a manner as to skillfully deceive the masses and promote their unsavory agendas. You may remember the quote of Adolf Hitler that appeared in post #62, which is echoed and explained further in this quote from his book, Mein Kampf:

"In the simplicity of their minds, people 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 such impudence. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and continue to think that there may be some other explanation." - Adolf Hitler - from Mein Kampf

Hitler knew that a big lie would be far more easily accepted by the masses than a small one, or a series of small ones. He correctly reasoned that nearly everyone has told enough small lies to be familiar with this type, and to spot them for what they are. A big lie, on the other hand, is inconceivable to most people, and thus the easiest to believe without question, especially if acceptance of that belief appears to be beneficial to us in some way. Here's an example of such a lie. We are all familiar with the automobile brand Volswagen, and some people know that this German word means "people's car." Most people, however, are not aware that the people's car was a gigantic scheme that was originated by Hitler. Hitler worked with Ferdinand Porsche to come up with a design for a lightweight and low cost automobile that would appeal to the masses who previously could not afford an automobile. In 1934, Porsche built a prototype of the car especially for Hitler's mother. Hitler unveiled the plans for the people's car to a public which, of course, enthusiastically accepted the idea of mass production of the vehicle. Hitler set up special savings accounts which were to hold monies paid by people who would commit to buying one of these cars, and stipulated that each should pay in 5 reichsmarks per week to the account. Each participant received a payment booklet in which the actual payments were verified when made. It all had the appearance of legitimacy, and around 336,000 people bought into the plan. The people were eager to support the idea of building a huge assembly plant in a new city (KdF-Stadt, now known as Wolfsburg) to be built especially for the assembly line workers who were to be employed there, and of course many hoped that they would be given one of these jobs and be able to live in the new city. With widespread support for the project to go forward, construction of the factory began in 1938. By the time war broke out, a year later, only a handful of the vehicles had been produced, and none of these were delivered to any of the people who had completed their payment books. Hitler then instructed that the factory should be converted to the production of military use vehicles, which of course had been his plan all along. I offer this example to readers because it is the perfect example of a big lie that is eagerly and unquestioningly accepted by the people. If Hitler had attempted to pay for the production facility by imposing a hefty tax hike, it would have been a very unpopular move that would have resulted in resentment and possible rebellion, but by creating a big lie that had the appearance of truth, Hitler's plan gained instantaneous and widespread support from people eager to part with their money. And make no mistake - this lesson did not go unnoticed by those in other nations who were dreaming of ways in which they could take advantage of the gullible nature of people. This type of lie is very prevalent today in every corner of the globe, and the United States is no exception. Hitler was not the first to make use of this type of lie, and this was not the first time he had used the device. He studied the method well and became a master of it. As time has passed, others have become equally masterful in applying its use. The basic construction of a plan in which to develop and promote a big lie for public acceptance is what is known as the Problem-Reaction-Solution construct. Such a plan is actually worked backwards, starting with the goal that needs to be achieved. Hitler's goal was to mass produce military vehicles and supplies for his war machine. He required an expensive factory complex to do that, and he required public support and a large influx of money to move his plan forward. He could see that a problem already existed in that only the wealthy few could afford an automobile, and he correctly reasoned that the public would react favorably to a suggestion of building cars that would be affordable to the average person. In fact the reaction was more than just favorable - the people embraced the idea wholeheartedly and practically demanded that the project be started immediately. So Hitler then offered up a solution (the payment plan) which was designed to finance his plan. The Problem-Reaction-Solution construct is a very powerful concept that can be applied to achieve practically any results that are desired, and when applied with skill can easily overcome the moral outrage and objections that would ordinarily result if the public understood the true nature of the plan.


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