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  1. Default Lies change the world

    Everybody knows the theory of the Big Lie made famous by Hitler when he wrote that the masses would never fabricate colossal untruths, nor would they believe that others had the gall to distort truth beyond belief.

    NOTE: Hitler accused the Jews of telling the Big Lie; Goebbels accused the British. Joseph Goebbels used the phrase many years after Hitler wrote Mein Kampf when he, Goebbels, wrote about Winston Churchill and the British:


    “The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.”

    Democrats tell more big lies than Hitler and Goebbels ever dreamed of telling. Not only have Democrats mastered the technique of the Big Lie they follow Nazi rules to the letter as detailed in Hitler's psychological profile drawn up by the United States Office of Strategic Services:

    “Never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a Big Lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.”

    The Big Lie in today’s America

    Democrats told the Big Lie over and over again when they said they would change the government from a culture of corruption to a culture of more open government. Notice that every one of the aforementioned rules continues to reinforce the original Big Lie.

    Democrats even improved on Hitler. America’s political system taught Democrats that a mountain of small lies works as well, or better, than one Big Lie. Communists first mastered the technique of multiple small lies in the early years of the labor movement. Union officials learned to control the membership at labor union meetings by throwing out so many lies and half-truths their opponents were lucky if they could disprove more than one lie before the meeting ended. The result was that most of the small lies went unchallenged.

    Pseudo-scientists, joined by their socialist helpmates, modified the multiple lie technique with great success in their lies about global warming when they eliminated debates entirely. Dressing the Big Lie in a plethora of small lies only fell on hard times because of the Internet. Were it up to the International press the Big Lie about manmade global warming would still be reported as unvarnished truth.

    Bottom line: Telling one or two small lies always ends in disaster for the liar; tell a hundred small lies and a political agenda is as good as sold.

    1984


    "The key-word here is blackwhite. Like so many Newspeak words, this word has two mutually contradictory meanings. Applied to an opponent, it means the habit of impudently claiming that black is white, in contradiction of the plain facts." (Part 2 - Chapter 9)

    "To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed..." (Part 2 - Chapter 9)

    "The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became truth." (Part 1 - Chapter 7)

    "And if all others accepted the lie which the party imposed - if all records told the same tale - then the lie passed into history and became the truth." (Part 1 - Chapter 3)

    George Orwell would have had a field day with the lies Democrats told when they were selling the Affordable Care Act. Unless it is repealed, or overturned by the Supreme Court, all of the lies that gave birth to the Affordable Care Act will pass into history and become the truth.

    Finally, modern propaganda technology is seldom discussed in relation to the Big Lie. The truth is: The success of the Big Lie depends upon how many hear it. I don’t know if Hitler and Goebbels understood that fact when they were working on implementing the Big Lie. They obviously understood the power and use of the Big Lie, but did they understand that the size of the audience was critical to selling a Big Lie? Lie or truth, if nobody hears it there is no sale.

    In the end, liars who tell the lie to millions do not care if a few thousand know the truth. One man knowing the truth can change the world is a lie in itself. A great many men saw the lie in totalitarian government yet modern propaganda tools prove that one man lying to millions changes the world.
    Flanders

    The basic test of freedom is perhaps less in what we are free to do than in what we are free not to do. It is the freedom to refrain, withdraw and abstain which makes a totalitarian regime impossible. Eric Hoffer

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    In the OP, I quoted Orwell on lies. David Limbaugh goes a bit further in his fascinating take on Orwell’s 1984:

    “Oceania's Big Brother regime had "four Ministries between which the entire apparatus of government was divided," the Ministry of Truth, the Ministry of Peace, the Ministry of Love and the Ministry of Plenty. Each department was dedicated to the opposite principle suggested by its title. "Truth" disseminated lies. "Peace" promoted war. "Love" enforced uniformity of thought. And "Plenty" manipulated the economy to impoverish the people while enriching the ruling class. God was expelled and absolute truth abolished, while "doublespeak" was promoted.”

    Nothing so identifies Socialist propaganda as does saying one thing and meaning the opposite. A used car salesman showing you a broken down Yugo, looking you straight in the eye, and swearing it is a Rolls Royce is more truth than you’ll ever get out of a Democrat.

    David Limbaugh
    The Orwellian American Left

    As I heard Barack Obama and his propaganda minister, Jay Carney, endorsing tax cuts as a vehicle for economic growth, I was reminded, again, of George Orwell's "1984" and the striking similarities between his Oceania and the American left's vision for America.

    Oceania's Big Brother regime had "four Ministries between which the entire apparatus of government was divided," the Ministry of Truth, the Ministry of Peace, the Ministry of Love and the Ministry of Plenty. Each department was dedicated to the opposite principle suggested by its title. "Truth" disseminated lies. "Peace" promoted war. "Love" enforced uniformity of thought. And "Plenty" manipulated the economy to impoverish the people while enriching the ruling class. God was expelled and absolute truth abolished, while "doublespeak" was promoted.

    Oceania's Thought Police was the Ministry of Love's enforcement arm, while the Ministry of Truth undertook the task of rewriting history in service to the Party slogan, "Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

    Today the left has a Ministry of Truth, because it knows that twice as many Americans identify themselves as conservatives than as liberals and so has to disguise its policies to deceive the majority. Its Ministry of Peace would be better-named the Ministry of Bipartisanship, which, in the name of reaching across the aisle with a friendly hand, slices it off with a partisan dagger. Its Ministry of Love is more aptly named the Ministry of Tolerance, which dictates one way of thinking and demonizes dissenters. The Ministry of Plenty is alive and well in the Obama administration's cadre of economic advisers.

    The liberal establishment's Ministry of Truth extends throughout our culture, having taken over our educational institutions, the arts and the sciences. How slavishly our academics hew to the Party slogan. They have planted themselves in positions of cultural influence to "control the present," in order to rewrite the past (to conform to their dogma), for purposes of "controlling the future."

    Our professors of history, economics, political science, sociology, psychology, philosophy, journalism, law, the hard sciences and other fields deride Western civilization and characterize our founders as Christian-mocking deists devoted to enlightenment principles of the philosophes. They speciously tie our unique freedoms to our "secular" founding to argue that we must banish God from the public square, lest we lose our liberties. In the name of academic inquiry, these academic and cultural "Thought Police" indoctrinate and intimidate students who dare deviate from their thought mandates.

    Their textbooks tell us that Franklin D.

    Roosevelt not only was not a domestic liberal but also saved capitalism through socialism. (Talk about "doublespeak.") They say his New Deal spent us out of the Great Depression, while current historians not housed in the Ministry of Truth tell us it exacerbated our economic woes. Based on the ministry's revisionism, Keynesian economists were empowered to reflect those myths in their textbooks for a half-century. Armed with their revised lessons from history, Obama's Ministry of Plenty advocated passage of the "stimulus" bill, which was doublespeak for "rampant redistribution to its allies, sucking the oxygen out of the private sector and suppressing the economy."

    The left's Ministry of Truth, with the full-throated support of the "unbiased" mainstream media, has given us such Orwellian originals as "pro-choice" while suing an 80-year-old prayer-warrior for standing outside Planned Parenthood's abortion factory to share important information with pregnant mothers to help them make a fully informed choice. The ministry seeks to shut down conservative talk radio, with the "Fairness Doctrine." It forbids private ballots for employees to vote anonymously on union membership for the purpose of intimidating them to join — in the name of the "Employee Free Choice Act." It boasts of "budget cuts" when it slightly reduces the rate of increases in spending. It calls the budget-busting Obamacare legislation the "Affordable Care Act." It calls a bill that would further expand unemployment a "jobs bill." It fabricates and manipulates a consensus on "climate change" and ostracizes dissenters as science-averse. (In Oceania, science had "almost ceased to exist.") It conspires with its Ministry of Tolerance to describe political dissent from its effort to legalize homosexual marriage as "hate" and to brand political conservatism as "racism." While the rapacious Obama administration recklessly squanders our national wealth in its lust for power, its ministries of Plenty and Bipartisanship vilify the wealthy — who are paying a disproportionate share of taxes — for not paying their fair share. The Ministry of Plenty, while presiding over the destruction of the private sector, castigates job creators for hoarding all the wealth.

    2012 won't be so much about two competing visions as it will be a contest of truth. Without the left's Orwellian ministers and their deputies in the press and academia, it would be a historic blowout and rejection of their vision. I'm betting it will be anyway.

    David Limbaugh is a writer, author and attorney. His latest book, "Crimes Against Liberty," was No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list for nonfiction for its first two weeks. Follow him on Twitter @davidlimbaugh and his website at www.davidlimbaugh.com. To read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.

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    Flanders

    The basic test of freedom is perhaps less in what we are free to do than in what we are free not to do. It is the freedom to refrain, withdraw and abstain which makes a totalitarian regime impossible. Eric Hoffer

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