I’ve been reading a lot of books on history and politics lately and I’d just like to share my views on what I’ve read.
The first one is a book by Dinesh D’souza entitled The Big Lie. True Adolph Hitler originated the concept of “the big lie” in Mein Kampf but the fact is that it was his propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels who would weaponize it politically by saying:
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
Hitler in other words simply made the observation in Mein Kampf “that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.”
Not to defend Der Fuhrer in any way but if one is discussing lies and especially the big one as a propaganda tool then one should uncover the actual source of its use.
Something seems obscure in Dinesh’s book. Otherwise it is a very good study of the origins and history of Nazism which for the most part has been intentionally obfuscated by what is called the “left” to have been originated by the so called “right”.
The fact is that this scale has very meaning these days seems to be ignored by those who claim to be on either side of this false political spectrum. A fact that is presented by Dinesh and then seems to be ignored.
Back in the dawning days of the French Revolution there were two sides. The one on the right supported the status quo representing the Ancien Regime and the other on the left of the gallery who supported the idea of overthrowing it.
Not to get into too many details but it was actually our Founding Fathers particularly Jefferson and Franklin who had radicalized the French intelligentsia enough to overthrow their current regime.
Thus the truth is that our founding fathers and Declaration of Independence was about as far away from what was considered as the right at the time as one could get and would be the predecessors of what would be called the “Age of Revolution”.
In other words. I know this is strong medicine to take for those who now claim to be on the right but the fact is that our founding fathers were a bunch left wing radicals. In fact they were the original left wing radicals long before Voltaire, Lenin, Ho Chi Min or Castro who by the way all quoted passages from or the entirety of the Declaration of Independence!
This may come as an identity crisis to some but those who now claim to be on the “left” these days are the ones’ who are agitating toward a one world feudalism similar to the days before the enlightenment and those claiming to be on the “right” are the ones fighting against it.
Anyway back to Dinesh’s book.
He tells us what most of us already know and is obvious. Something that has probably been hiding in plain sight for many years and that Nazism is a form of Socialism which shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who knows that it is a contraction for National Socialism which like all other forms of Socialism or Communism is a Hegelian construct.
This is where the State owns everything.
Actually communism according to Karl Marx was supposed to be a “dictatorship of the proletariat” but in fact turned in to the above and the only difference between the two is probably the difference in the ingredients of Coke or Pepsi.
In this case Italy under Fascism and Germany under National Socialism enlisted the support of various corporations and banks while Soviet Russia really had neither of those so ran them directly from the state.
What he does is lay out this history and gives us the actual sources who originated these concepts of Fascism and Nazism. Originators who have been embraced by what is called the “left” as fellow travelers.
I won’t go into detail of who they are because they are all covered very well in his book. Aside from stating the obvious he also makes a point of saying that those who claim to be “fighting” fascism are the ones who are in fact fascists using the same techniques as the Italian black shirts and the Nazi Brownshirts to shut down any idea they consider odious.
Those who call themselves ANTIFA which to them means Anti Fascist but who really are Anti First Amendment.
Thus I heartily recommend Dinesh’s book for historical background. On the other hand I do not recommend his solutions for countering the little Nazis which is basically using violence and the power of the totalitarian surveillance state against them.
This is what they want. The Weimar Republic learned this lesson too late and look what happened!
No the only way to fight these people is with ideas and exposing them for who they really are which Dinesh D’souza has done. If he had left it at that. The Big Lie would be a monumental book unmarred by “solutions” to the problem which would create more problems.