Saturday, February 06, 2010

Hitler Quotables

I think it instructive to compare contemporary propaganda, with that of its ideological ancestors.

All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.

Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.

Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilized.

As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice.

As soon as by one's own propaganda even a glimpse of right on the other side is admitted, the cause for doubting one's own right is laid.

By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise.

Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.

He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.

How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think.

I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature.

I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few.

If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.

It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.

Sooner will a camel pass through a needle's eye than a great man be "discovered" by an election.

The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force.

The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it.

The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.

The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.

Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.

That last one is my new *favorite*.

It just dethroned this other great quote:


Quiz for blog students - Which of those quotes has Barney Frank written all over it?

1 comment:

Rich said...

Got me on the Bahney Fwank question mark. Also to add, didn't ol' Adolf also ask "who is to say I am not under God's special protection"? Kudos for not adding the viral video like YouTube Hitler Downfall (