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Propaganda Brainwashing
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Why do you think Nazi propaganda and brainwashing worked so well?

Propaganda

Side Score: 58
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Brainwashing

Side Score: 25
4 points

The rise to power of Nazism is a long and somewhat complicated saga which started at the end 0f WW1 with what many Germans saw as the humiliation of the Treaty of Versailles.

The German people were susceptible to any nationalistic dogma which could return their pride and restore their economy.

The megalomaniac Adolf Hitler did restore the economy and built the mightiest military force the world had ever seen.

It took the combined military might of the U.S.A, Russia and the U.K., along with the armies of, what was then, the British Empire to defeat Nazi Germany.

Must go grandchildren want to watch Peppa Pig.

Side: Propaganda

I think propaganda and brainwashing are not opposites. Anyway, Nazism worked bc humans are tribal by nature- rally around the pack type animals. Also, the JooJoos were by no means innocent- they had economically wounded Germany by linking up a boycott of german products. I believe in National Socialism. I also believe In Darwinism. I am not a total racist - the weeding should be based on intelligence and not on skin color. I am mostly German heritage and we have very high motivation to achieve more and EVOLVE

Side: Propaganda

The power of the press can be seen throughout the ages. When those with the bully pulpit decide to push an ideology, they will always demonize groups hindering their agendas.

For decades the Left has utilized the media to brainwash Americans to fear Christians and Conservatives.

In order to further their socialist agendas, those on the Left had to perpetuate the myth that a person has no control over the condition of his own life.

They want people to believe we are all victims of the Rich White man. It's not your fault!

They want people to believe we need a Big Government to portect us from being victims to those who would take advantage of us. It's not your fault!

You see, Christianity lifts up the value of personal responsibility, hard work, etc.

It's not about blaming other's for our problems, but rather looking at our own sins and irresponsible choices. It's about improving the condition of our families with personal accountability for our own actions.

The Democrat Party and the Left saw these truthes as a road block to their socialistic Big Government ideology.

They had to demonize Christians and Conservatives. It's one more form of Nazism. Identify the opposition whether it be Jews, or Christians, or Conservatives. Use every form of media whether it be Hollywood movies, sitcoms, News programs, late night comedy shows, etc. etc. to condition the electorate to blame the Right for all their problems.

It's been working great for the left until Trump came along. All of a sudden, one man was able to break through the powers of the Liberal media. He opened the people's eyes to the Left's strategy.

This is why the Left hates Trump more than any other man ever elected by the people.

Side: Propaganda
1 point

The propaganda is so effective that people don't really think too much about whether or not national socialism is bad because there is no question about it.

Is nationalism bad? Is socialism bad? Why is the combination of both inherently bad? Because Hitler? Let one person ruin the whole thing for everyone?

I don't think it is so black and white. I think that more people should examine these questions.

The difference between a globalist socialist and a national socialist is really what defines the nation. In the end, they are all nazis. What is the real fight about? Who gets to be F├╝hrer when power has been consolidated and the smoke clears. That is what I think. In the end, what is it all but a global domination scheme?

What does THE ONE NATION UNDER GOD mean?

Declaration of Independence and the middle finger to the nazis and anyone else who would undermine the law of this here United State of America, which is the The Bill of Rights as far as I'm concerned.

Side: Propaganda

Probably because the State controlled the media and they were telling their people what they wanted to hear.

Side: Propaganda
4 points

Why do you think Nazi propaganda and brainwashing worked so well?

There is an interesting book on this topic titled "Hitler's Willing Executioners" that takes a different stance then the standard "human predisposition toward obedience to authority"-type view.

Here is a link to the work:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/784848.Hitler sWilling_Executioners

Note: You can find all sorts of book reviews and various perspectives on the work online (if interested).

Here is a synopsis provided by GoodReads.com:

This groundbreaking international bestseller lays to rest many myths about the Holocaust: that Germans were ignorant of the mass destruction of Jews, that the killers were all SS men, and that those who slaughtered Jews did so reluctantly. Hitler's Willing Executioners provides conclusive evidence that the extermination of European Jewry engaged the energies and enthusiasm of tens of thousands of ordinary Germans.

Goldhagen reconstructs the climate of "eliminationist anti-Semitism" that made Hitler's pursuit of his genocidal goals possible and the radical persecution of the Jews during the 1930s popular. Drawing on a wealth of unused archival material, principally the testimony of the killers themselves, Goldhagen takes us into the killing fields where Germans voluntarily hunted Jews like animals, tortured them wantonly, and then posed cheerfully for snapshots with their victims. From mobile killing units to the camps to the death marches, Goldhagen shows how ordinary Germans, nurtured in a society where Jews were seen as unalterable evil and dangerous, willingly followed their beliefs to their logical conclusion.

Side: Brainwashing
1 point

Maybe more people need a good brainwashing. Everyone running around pretending to know things. Sometimes you gotta get that muck scrubbed off in order to see things clearly, know?

How many of you are national socialists without even knowing it? Too many of you, that's probably the truth. Do you really even think national socialism a bad thing? How are you so sure? Do you even know what it is about? What it means?

Or have you simply been programmed to accept it as being bad? No debate whatsoever?

I think debate about the subject would get many people to actually realize that they are in fact nazis. I don't think that nazis should be hated, I think people should have a bit more charity and realize how easy it is for a population to fall for the tricks of government consolidation of power and authority.

Side: Brainwashing
-1 points

Well, first of all, fascism had never been institutionalised as a serious political system at the state level before. The German people simply had no experience in recognising Nazi propaganda.

Second, it was only really during that era that writers such as Ed Bernays etc... began publishing the first works on propaganda. Way back then, the word "propaganda" did not have the negative connotations that it has today, and our modern disdain for the word is in no small part because of Nazi propaganda.

Third, Hitler was producing real economic results and slowly putting Germany back together again after a humiliating defeat which many cost many German nationalists their dignity.

Finally, Nazism struck like a wave, taking almost everything with it in its path and crushing whatever remained in way of opposition. The more power the Nazis obtained, the more they used that power to obtain more power, and so their rise became exponential.

Side: Brainwashing
xMathFanx(1743) Disputed
4 points

@Nomenclature

Well, first of all, fascism had never been institutionalised as a serious political system at the state level before. The German people simply had no experience in recognising Nazi propaganda.

Second, it was only really during that era that writers such as Ed Bernays etc... began publishing the first works on propaganda. Way back then, the word "propaganda" did not have the negative connotations that it has today, and our modern disdain for the word is in no small part because of Nazi propaganda

Your right--the German citizens that bought into Nazism "hook-line-and-sinker" were passive victims of social re-engineering.......

Side: Propaganda
3 points

That actually does appear to be a Bible being stabbed. You are correct.

Side: Propaganda
TrannyWalrus(11) Disputed
1 point

le biblio must have a deserve of being stebbid. Fore thou bableeon as a nokuwakisoopuudesu doesn't acksept transgendums.

Side: Brainwashing
PresTrump(8) Disputed
1 point

Nazis. Propaganda. Bible stab with knife. Attack on Christmas. Let's bring Merry Christmas back. It is

sad.

Side: Propaganda