I’d Like to Teach the World to Lie,…”

INSANITY IN THE HEADLINES: How an otherwise ‘Good’ People come to accept Blatant Lies from their Government

I was watching a tape of O’Reilly’s interview with Obama before the Super Bowl and I was struck by the Presidents parsing of words and out-right lying about the facts.  In this day and age of video and audio and the Internet, I can’t believe anyone would have the audacity to tell such bold faced lies.  But then it hit me; I’ve seen this pattern before:

The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of a nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies, but would be ashamed to tell big lies.”

–Adolf Hitler

[NOTE: We can find the pattern in most any dictator, but I use Hitler because he is one of the better examples and because I am most familiar with this period in history.]

Now, we must understand, Hitler claims that leaders can get away with lying because people are stupid.  Read his words again: The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one,…”  By implication, it is assumed that the reader will naturally grant that Adolf is not among these ‘simpletons.’  No, he is much more intelligent, sophisticated and ‘nuanced’ in his thinking.  And there is a lot – and I mean a lot of this in Obama, as well. However, Hitler was not nearly so ‘brilliant’ as he thought himself to be and neither is Obama.  If Hitler had been as aware of human nature as he wants us to believe, then he would have at least given some passing acknowledgement that the German people were actually aware that he was lying; it just didn’t benefit them to say anything about it.  This is because Hitler drove his country into debt to buy their participation in his lies. After the war started, he simply stole what he needed to keep the German population bought off from the nations he had invaded.  In other words, Hitler bribed the German people to go along with his delusion.  And, once again, Obama is guilty of the same thing – but then, so are the American people as guilty as the Germans were in the 1930’s.

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