Saturday, April 12, 2008
On Adolf Hitler: The Best Political Weapon...Mythicize
"All propaganda must be so popular and on such an intellectual level, that even the most stupid of those toward whom it is directed will understand it... Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.
Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death.
What luck for the rulers that men do not think."
-Adolf Hitler (Führer-3rd President of Germany, Weimar Republic, National Socialist German Workers Party, 1934-1945)
"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.”
-Joseph Goebbels ( Reich Minister for Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda, Germany, Weimar Republic, National Socialist German Workers Party, 1933-1945
"The more we do to you, the less you seem to believe we are doing it."
-Dr. Joseph Mengele (Hauptsturmführer SS Officer in the Schutzstaffel & Medical Officer: Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camps, Germany, Weimar Republic, National Socialist German Workers Party 1937-1945)
"Whenever justice is uncertain and police spying and terror are at work, human beings fall into isolation, which, of course, is the aim and purpose of the dictator state, since it is based on the greatest possible accumulation of depotentiated social units."
- Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist: one of the creators of analytical or modern depth psychology, "which seeks to facilitate a conversation with the unconscious energies which move through each of us. He contributed many ideas which continue to inform contemporary life: complex, archetype, persona, shadow, anima and animus, personality typology, dream interpretation, individuation, etc." - The Jung Page
"He also saw in National Socialism 'tensions and potentialities which medical psychology must consider in its evaluation of the unconscious.' From mythology Jung took the figure of Wotan, an old Nordic god, 'the truest expression and unsurpassed personification of a fundamental quality that is particularly characteristic of the Germans.'
In 1937 Jung said of Hitler: 'He is a medium, German policy is not made; it is revealed through Hitler. He is the mouthpiece of the Gods of old... He is the Sybil, the Delphic oracle." - The Philosophy Professor
Through Goebbels brilliant and insidious propaganda techniques, Hilter mythologizes himself. The "bewildered herd" starved for escape, idealism and a taste of the immortal consumes the myth without question. Meanwhile, in their own backyards, the greatest mass murdering spree in modern history continues. And as time passed so it continued...and continues...