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Donald Trump ascension to the top

Many people are scratching their heads and wondering how Trump came to power and eventually became President of The United States. His ascension to power has certainly been oversimplified.  One must go back in history to see something comparable to what took place in the 2016 elections. In recent history, Germany is a classic example of what can happen if certain situations exist and an efficient and well-funded propaganda machine is in effect. Germany lost WWI. The loss alone was a bitter pill to swallow for many Germans. The terms under which Germany agreed to end the war virtually destroyed the German economy and left it in shambles and disarray.

One does not have to dig too deeply to see similarities between Hitler and Trump ascension to power. Both took advantage of some of the same situations. For instance,   Today there is clearly a clash between the haves and have not in America as it was in Germany. Trump suggest that America has lost its power and influence in the world. Hitler said the same thing about Germany. Trump says American politicians are not effective and he is going to drain the swamp. Hitler felt those in power were spineless and Germany had totally lost its influence in the world. Trump says the same thing about America. He says trades deals made by America were to the disadvantage of America, and he was going to renegotiate them.  Trump says he will put programs in place that appeases both political parties. He pledged to get rid of laws that causes confusion and unnecessary costs to businesses, especially small ones. A virtually non-functioning Congress was another situation that Trump and his advisors took advantage of, as did Hitler when he observed the chaos in the National Socialist Party.  Trump also had Fox News and Conservative Talk Radio at his disposal as storm troopers. These Propaganda Machines main job was to keep any form of togetherness between The Right and Left at bay.

One thing is noticeably different between Hitler and Trump coming to power.  Hitler did not have an effective propaganda mechanism in place when he began his ascension to power. He had to create one. Trump did not have to create a propaganda machine, thanks to Conservative Talk Radio (CTR) and Fox News Network (FNN) and Fox Finance Network (FFN.)  One America News (OAN) is a relatively new Conservative Cable Propaganda Television station, and is a welcome addition to Right Wing Propaganda apparatus. Factor in the Salem Broadcasting network and the many radio station that carry Fox programing, including sports and one can see how Trump’s message gained such wild appeal. Talking heads Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, Cunningham, Ingram, Cain, Medved, Miller and other lesser- known blowhards repeated the Trump message 24 hours per day. No media outlets with left wing leanings could compete with Right Wing programming.  Hitler eventually had the same advantage. Deutschalensender Reichs-Rundfunk Gesellchaft came on the scene. Established in 1933 and eventually taken over by the Nazi Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda with direct control of all broadcasting in Germany.

Cox owns Atlanta radio station WSB. Cox also owns Kiss 104.1 NS and THE Atlanta journal Constitution newspaper. WSB is a powerful AM station designated as a Clear Channel Station,   at times, can be heard in Midwestern and East Coast states, especially at night. WSB transmits with 50.000 watts of non-directional power. This is the highest AM power permitted by the Federal Communications Commission.  WSB radio station is an affiliate of Fox News Radio. What you have here is a very effective, efficient and well-oiled and funded Right Wing Propaganda machine. As with Deutschalensender Reichs-Rundfunk Gesellchaft, this  station tosses in a mixture of other genres. However, its main agenda is a platform for Conservative Talk Radio (CTR.)

The Trump administration tries to control much of what comes over the news, and has had some success by labeling anything they disagree with as Fake news. Why do you think Trump and his people are telling most news Outlets to shut up? Of course, Fox and other Right leaning outlets were not told the same thing.

February 15, 2017

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February 15, 2017 Posted by | Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Politics | Leave a comment