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How did Trump do it.

Scholars continue to wonder how Trump came to power. All they have to do is look at Hitler’s rise to power.  Simply put, he appealed to the emotions of a people.  He took advantage of a people seeking a change from the present. This is why he castigated Obama every chance he got when he was running for office. He continues these attacks since becoming President. He is bound and determined to convince his followers/supporters that every policy decision the Obama Administration made was bad for America. He painted himself as a picture of a Master Fixer, and quick as one could blink an eye, all ills plaguing America would be resolved/taken care of.  Of course, using Hitler tactics, he is very vague in the policies he intends initiating to bring his promises to fulfillment/completion.  As with Hitler, Trump knows to whom he has to appeal.  He knows fully well that there are a significant number of Americans who are easily led. Through the power of persuasion and an appeal to their innermost feelings, he can convince them to accept anything he says as logical, no matter how illogical and untruthful. Trump knows as Hitler did that propaganda must be popular and it intellectual level must be adjusted to the most limited intelligence of those it is addressed to.   

Why do you think Trump continually rant about the Deep State? He is talking about what he sees as the existing Government-a government that he is, according to his followers, ordained to bring down and replace it with some vague idealist form of Governing.  Overthrowing the government, using tactics utilized by Hitler and the Third Reich, is this way Trump goes about things. Creating distrust, anger, class warfare, racism, and unreal-ism is what he does best.  As with Hitler, Trump, utilizing a very effective propaganda machine that drilled into the minds of a people so much mistrust of the government, that they were willing to see changes, any kind of changes, good or bad.  Trump has sown a seed of distrust of the Press, of the Courts and judges, of Congress etc. At this point, his followers’ are brainwashed to the point that they think he is the only one they can trust-that he has all of the answers to all their questions. Trump’s response to the Stock Market ebbs and flows is an indication of how far he is removed from reality. He struts when the market goes up; taking a bow. When it goes down, he says he had nothing to do with it, and everyone and everything else is to blame.

All of the predictions made about Trump during the Republican Debates are coming true. All of the predictions made about Trump during Hillary Clinton’s debate with Trump is coming true. What more evidence does America need to see- to understand that Trump is unfit to Govern America?

March 17, 2020 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Failed economic poicy, Freedom of the Press, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Impeachment, Limbaugh, Media, Politics, Taxpayer bailouts, Trump, Uncategorized, World Affairs | Leave a comment

Republican Crap Detectors Destroyed

How easily the Fascist wing of the Republican Party hijacked, and indeed, took over the minds of millions of Americans, is a mystery. Nazi Propaganda Minister Goebbels, theorized about how to successfully utilize Propaganda to do just this.  How he arrived at this conclusion, to some folks, is still a mystery. What did he see in people and their behavior that suggested mind-manipulation would be effective?  Goebbels surmised that what was distinctive about the Nazis was “the ability to see into the soul of the people and to speak the language of the man in the street. Think for a moment, where Trump was most successful in his campaign for President of the United States. He went into the Corn and wheat fields. He went into the areas of closed factories, and said he would reopen them. He went into coal producing areas and promised a resurgence of the coal industry. Trump campaigned with the following message? “You are the forgotten working class. Your jobs were outsourced  overseas. Remaining jobs are being taken by immigrants”

Trump campaigned in select areas with one thing in mind. People in these areas could be easily manipulated and his rhetoric would not be questioned. He realized that all he had to do was keep broadcasting the rhetoric and messages that conservative talk radio and fox had been feeding their listeners a steady dosage of, for several years. All he had to do was stay on message. These outlets had trained their listeners to accept Trump and the Republican platform empty promises and lies, as factual.  Talk Radio and Fox disabled their audiences Crap Detectors by appealing to their feelings rather than their thoughts. Thinking in these quarters became a thing of the past.  Both outlets were able to convince their audience that they no longer had to think for themselves.  According to Goebbels, another core part of Nazi grand theory was the dethronement of reason and the celebration of emotion. Nazism felt rather than thought, and therefore the nature of its propaganda appeal was also to feeling rather than thinking. If you take a look at what takes place in a Trump rally, then go back and look at films of a Hitler  rally, one has to see how much they are alike-what appeals to their audiences. His message and Hitler elicits the same response of the crowd and mirrors each other. As with Goebbels and Hitler, Trump uses the same tactics. He knows how his followers really feel about racism. All he has to do is give them a platform to relieve this built-up passion. According to historian Neil Gregor, the principal objective of Nazi propaganda was “to absorb the individual into a mass of like-minded people, and the purpose of the ‘suggestion’ was not to deceive but to articulate that which the crowd already believed. As Trump Spokesperson Kelley Ann Conway said; there are alternate facts. This is the life that Trump lives. Unreality has become his and his supporters reality.

March 4, 2020 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Freedom of the Press, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Media, Politics, Trump, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Look like bird does not make soup

Fascism

How Hitler conquered Germany

The Nazi propaganda machine exploited ordinary Germans by encouraging them to be co-producers of a false reality.  Written by Nicholas O’Shaughnessy.

Some of my thoughts mirrors those of this writer.

I, along with many so called thinkers often opine about the constant outpouring of lies and half-truths broadcasted over every available propaganda platform, 24 hours per day; especially those which appeal to those with Fascist leanings. Trump and his handlers learned a long time ago that their message did not have to appeal to the intellectual masses. Instead, aim it at the emotional and mental world of the easily influenced and poorly educated. The message does not have to be understood by thinkers.  The message must appeal and support the preconceived notion of those to whom it is aimed. In other words, an outlet for these emotions. Trying to understand what Trump is doing from an intellectual perspective is almost, if not, totally impossible. It just does not make sense!

If you go back and look at what Hitler and his folk’s messages were, and how they were disseminated to the masses, what Trump is doing becomes clearer. It mirrors what Hitler did. Repetition is the order of the day. No matter whether truthful or not, just keep saying the same thing every day. Those getting his messages out to the public, must be of the same mindset and attitude. Keep feeding them the same garbage, sooner or later they will learn to enjoy the taste.

Years ago, what the Republican propaganda machine is doing was once called Brainwashing-total repetitive, outpouring of ideas and messages. These messages are easily transmitted to even more people over the Internet. The airwaves are saturated with republican leaning ideas. This propaganda apparatus has penetrated the so-called Christian broadcasting networks; including Radio, Television, and the Internet. It appears to be especially acute in the Midwest. The repeated exposure to this propaganda is bound to have an effect on the thinking and reaction of many people.  Given time, many people become weaken by the persistence of the message, and eventually give in and accept the ideas being perpetuated.

Finally, Trump and his propaganda machine aligns exactly with that of the Third Reich. This is how Goebbels put it. “The mass mind was dull and sluggish, and for ideas to take root, they had to be constantly re-seeded: recognition, comprehension, retention, and conviction are different stages in the cognitive process, and repetition can facilitate them. It is important to remember, therefore, that what Nazi propaganda also offered was the dubious benefit of sensory exhaustion. The citizen was not a target to be persuaded so much as a victim to be conquered, ravished even. They wanted internal commitment, not just external compliance. The understanding of the intellectuals.18”Goebbels also said this”. It is true that we had only one thing to say, and we yelled and screamed and propagandized it again and again with a stubbornness that drove the ‘wise’ to desperation. We proclaimed it with such simplicity that they thought it absurd and almost childish. They did not understand that repetition is the precursor to success and simplicity is the key to the emotional and mental world of the masses. We wanted to appeal to the intuitive world of the great masses, not the understanding of the intellectuals.

March 1, 2020 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Politics, Religion, Uncategorized | Leave a comment