Friday, March 2, 2012

Exceptional American Propaganda Inspired NAZI Goebbels - 2

In the first post of this series we quoted NAZI Propaganda Meister Goebbels stating, as others did later during the Nuremberg trial investigations, that a favorite propaganda source for them was a certain American.

Had Goebbels lived long enough to see the proliferation of mass media, we can be sure that he would have also been ecstatic at the CIA manipulation of mass media, which we now call McTell News.

Recent WikiLeaks documents point to a growing national police force, and a very large rogue spy-on-Americans agency within the federal government:
As Occupy Wall Street spread across the nation last fall, sparking protests in more than 70 cities, the Department of Homeland Security began keeping tabs on the movement. An internal DHS report entitled “SPECIAL COVERAGE: Occupy Wall Street,"... [the] five-page report – contained in 5 million newly leaked documents examined by Rolling Stone in an investigative partnership with WikiLeaks – goes on to sum up the history of Occupy Wall Street and assess its "impact" on everything from financial services to government facilities ... It’s never a good thing to see a government agency talk in secret about the need to “control protestors” – especially when that agency is charged with protecting the homeland against terrorists, not nonviolent demonstrators exercising their First Amendment rights to peaceable dissent ... There is not much of a bureaucratic leap, if history is any guide, between a seemingly benign call for "continuous situational awareness" and the onset of a covert and illegal campaign of domestic surveillance.
(Homeland Security Kept Tabs on Occupy Wall Street, Rolling Stone). It is only "much of a bureaucratic leap" to those among us who think the government is a good virtual parent, to "whom" we must all be The Universal Smedley.


  1. FYI Goebbels was not tried at Nuremberg as he had committed suicide in the Fuehrerbunker a week before the war ended.

  2. Nebris,

    Thanks, noted and corrected.

    I meant to say Goering who was quoted in The Universal Smedley in the Nuremberg investigations. The intent is to show that the NAZI propaganda masters actually learned their best stuff from the American master, Bernays.

  3. In his autobiography, entitled Biography of an Idea, Bernays recalls a dinner at his home in 1933 where:

    Karl von Weigand, foreign correspondent of the Hearst newspapers, an old hand at interpreting Europe and just returned from Germany, was telling us about Goebbels and his propaganda plans to consolidate Nazi power. Goebbels had shown Weigand his propaganda library, the best Weigand had ever seen. Goebbels, said Weigand, was using my book Crystallizing Public Opinion as a basis for his destructive campaign against the Jews of Germany. This shocked me. ... Obviously the attack on the Jews of Germany was no emotional outburst of the Nazis, but a deliberate, planned campaign. (Bernays 1965)

    New World Encyclopedia Link