Thought for Monday, 5/5/2014

I used to wonder why the German people didn't do something about Hitler. I often asked myself, "How could they have gone along with what he was doing? Couldn't they see what he was doing?" Now I know. They didn't know what was going on. They didn't get any truthful news or perspectives on what was happening. They were fed a steady diet of propaganda and slanted media stories written to make things look good. Until lately, I wondered why the American people hadn't done anything about the corruption in Washington DC and the loss of freedom. How could they have let go of our democracy? Now I know. They don't know what is going on. CNN and the networks don't present any news containing the truth of what is really happening. People are fed a steady diet of propaganda and slanted stories written to keep the old illusion of American righteousness alive.

7 comments

  • I agree – crazy is probably a mild adjective in this case. I’ve been studying history for the past year and a half and I’m appalled at what I’ve discovered. The atrocities all along the timeline of history have been AWFUL!!

    Penny Kelly
  • My parents said they welcomed the changes that Hitler first did. The roads, the jobs. They didn’t know they would be fighting for their very lives soon. My father was 14 when he was enlisted. He was fighting and his own Father was in concentration camp hiding the fact that they had jewish blood. Crazy doesn’t even describe it.

    Patty Concannon (@PattyC1)
  • That’s quite a statement, Gabriel, but I suspect you are right. For many people, especially people of color or indigenous, democracy never really existed. One of the very interesting things I noticed when the “Robes” were showing me the future was that almost everyone was a very light tan, olive-skinned, or a creamy color, as if serious interbreeding of all the races had been going on very deliberately. I have often wondered how that would change those who insist on holding onto racial bias.

    Penny Kelly
  • I agree about the propaganda campaign, Penny, but I differ in opinion regarding what we lost and didn’t lose. As I see it (after spending many years studying earlier government and public documents), we never had the democracy the PR campaigns claimed we had. This propaganda machine is very old. Hitler and his thought team openly stated that they modeled their policies on the 18th and 19th century American example of how to deal with unwanted peoples (Indians and African slaves). What we have today is the perfect extension of the propaganda machines set in motion by Washington and Jefferson and everyone since. The Lewis and Clark Trail markers, for example, continue that very message to this day.

    Gabriel Hartley
  • Amen! If we don’t work within the law, we will descend into lawlessness.

    Penny Kelly

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