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Old 10-21-2009, 06:10 AM
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The Problem-Reaction-Solution construct

In my last post, I introduced the Problem-Reaction-Solution construct, and gave an example showing how Hitler ingeniously used this method to build a huge factory complex where the vehicles for his war machine would be built. The hundreds of thousands of people who had made payments to purchase the affordable automobiles that Hitler promised them had no idea what Hitler really intended. In 1939, when the factory was ready to produce the "people's car," war suddenly broke out and Hitler explained that the factory must be quickly converted to build the military vehicles that would be needed. Hitler needed to convince the public that there was a good reason for a change in plans. If the public knew this was his plan all along, there would have been rioting in the streets and calls for Hitler's ousting by those who were scammed. Hitler needed a war in order to convince the people of the need for a rapid military buildup, and thus the need for a conversion of the factory to military vehicle production. The people still remembered the trauma caused by World War 1, and a new war would not be a popular idea, so Hitler and his top level Nazi aides devised a plan to make the people believe that they were under attack from neighboring Poland. A staged attack upon a German radio station ( Gleiwitz incident - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ), led by Nazi forces posing as Polish provocateurs became the best known of 21 staged incidents designed to infuriate the German people. The radio station "attack" was extremely successful because the "attackers" broadcasted an anti-German message in Polish. In those days, people sat around the radio in the evening, much as families watch TV today, so the event was instantly made known to multitudes of German citizens. These incidents were seen by the people as a very serious problem, and the correctly assumed reaction of the people, who believed their homeland was under attack, was to angrily shout, "hier muß etwas getan werden!" ("something must be done about this!") The Nazi government solution to the problem was to invade Poland, which of course is what they planned to do all along. On the day of the invasion, Hitler expained that this was a "defensive" action, but a week earlier he told his generals,
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"I shall give a propaganda reason for starting the war; whether it is plausible or not. The victor will not be asked whether he told the truth." - Adolf Hitler
Hitler just wanted the people to believe that the Nazis were carrying out what the people had demanded, and that they were acting on their behalf. Many German men, especially the young, were eager to join combat troops and exact revenge upon the Poles in retribution for what they perceived as Polish aggression. So the Nazi plan, better known as the Himmler Plan, was tremendously successful in achieving several of Hitler's immediate goals, as well as serving as stepping stones for his long range plan of world domination.

As you can see, those who use the Problem-Reaction-Solution construct must either take advantage of a problem that already exists, or they must create the appearance of a problem through deception. In either case, the public is unwittingly deceived into believing that the government is appropriately acting on their behalf in providing a solution to the problem. Generally the public believes that the solution will bring about economic gains and opportunity, or increased safety and security. Naturally, when people feel their safety and security is threatened, public opinion is more easily molded and people are quite willing to do whatever the government suggests is necessary to maintain order and "protect" national interests. The masters of the game (the Ruling Class) are so skillful at carrying out these plans (many of which are planned years in advance), that the majority of the public is totally unaware of what the real plan is, and continue to fall for further schemes of the same type over and over again. And even if the plans become exposed for what they really were, a great many people will choose to distrust the messenger and instead believe that there must be a reasonable explanation for the actions that were taken. The Himmler Plan was known only to top level Nazis (the German Ruling Class) and not exposed until the Nuremburg Trials which convened in 1945, after the war was over. Interestingly, while just 22 of the top Nazi war criminals were put on trial, at least 4,000 others went to work for the US government without the public's knowledge, and many more were given refuge in other countries. Strange fact, isn't it?

In my next post, I will provide examples of how the Problem-Reaction-Solution construct has been used here in the United States by the Ruling Class to achieve their objectives. Until then, thanks for reading and best wishes to all,

Rick
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