In 1933, Adolph Hitler, Chancellor of Germany, appointed Joseph Goebbels to the position of Reich Minister of Propaganda. Goebbels proved to be an expert in the dark art of propaganda and “Popular Enlightenment.” He didn’t have formal training in the art of mind manipulation, but he was a devoted disciple of der Fuhrer and wanted to fulfill his master’s concept of the truth. Taking a passage from “Mein Kampf,” in which Hitler wrote “If you are going to tell a lie, tell a big one and if you tell it often enough, people will begin to believe it,” Goebbels began to take control of all forms of media, including newspapers, radio programs and movies. Soon, he expanded his grip to include public entertainment and cultural programs such as theater, art and music.
Inasmuch as the overwhelming number of people can only get their information from the various forms of media, Germans became human sponges for the Nazi doctrine. This insidious form of mind control became every bit as powerful as the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany, known as the Wehrmacht. With this mass indoctrination taking place across the country it was easier for the Nazi Regime to spread lies and distortions about any person or group that opposed them. In May of 1933, forty thousand people gathered in Berlin’s Opera Square to hear Goebbels condemn books that were deemed to be subversive, or representing ideologies opposed to Nazism.
Before long, Nazi student organizations, professors, and librarians made up long lists of books they thought should not be read by Germans. Nazis raided libraries and bookstores across Germany, then marched by torchlight in nighttime parades, sang chants, and threw books onto huge bonfires. In one night more than 25,000 books were burned. Movies that were considered objectionable were smoke-bombed by Nazi protesters, forcing audiences to flee the theaters where they were beaten in the streets by violent mobs. If any of the foregoing seems familiar it’s because we’re seeing this pattern in our country today. The mass media, which, by virtue of its title, reaches more people than any other communication entity, has become less about news and more about disseminating a leftwing liberal agenda which opposes our country’s clear choice for President of the United States.
Their opposition ranges from outright lies, to clever distortions of anything said or done by President Trump. I defy anyone to read a New York Times or Washington Post headline about the Chief Executive that does not put a negative slant on the story. Keep in mind, during 8 years of President Obama, the same media was absolutely giddy to the point of swooning over every word uttered by the man who told us we could keep our health plan and our doctor when he violated the Constitution and usurped the power of our legislative branch by forcing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on a country that didn’t want it. Thanks to the dereliction of duty by mass media, millions of Americans have lost their healthcare plans or are forced to pay a doubling or tripling of their premiums.
Nevertheless, with the pervasive media influence on their side, Democrats refuse to repeal the folly of our first black president as if to do so would be an admission of their stubborn allegiance to political correctness. Some Republicans, intimidated by the vitriolic media, claim to want the ACA repealed, but, they don’t like the replacement, which is their way of playing it safe. When violent, mask-wearing thugs call themselves Antifa, supposedly meaning anti-fascist, the left doesn’t dare point out the obvious contradiction in the name. Hence, when these armed militants show up at a Trump rally and commit felonious assaults on those leaving an arena, their blatant criminal behavior is distorted to imply that they’re merely taking a position against fascism, by behaving like fascists.
The hate-Trump media are like hungry jackals stalking the countryside in search of a rotting corpse to feast on. Recently, CNN anchor Alyson Camerota spoke with San Juan, Puerto Rico Mayor Carmen Cruz, telling her that acting Homeland Security Director Elaine Duke said the Island’s recovery is a good news story. The Mayor, looking puzzled, reacted bitterly to the comment. In fact, what Duke said was the good news is that the feds were able to help so many people and that there were a “limited number of deaths after such a devastating hurricane.” What Camerota and her leftwing colleagues live for is the chance to distort stories to make it look as though Trump is antagonistic toward minorities.
The mainstream media is not a news source; it’s an enforcement arm of the Democrat Party, much like the Goebbels propaganda machine was for the Third Reich! They have a fanatical obsession to thwart the President who came into office to drain the swamp, of which they are an intrinsic element. The American people cannot count on them to tell the truth. Instead, what we get is a daily regurgitation of opinions from agenda-driven ideologues, committed to destroying the man who had the audacity to beat their abysmally corrupt candidate who believed it was “her turn” to desecrate the White House with impunity.
Bob Weir is a veteran of 20 years with the New York Police Dept. (NYPD), ten of which were performed in plainclothes undercover assignments. Bob began a writing career about 16 years ago and had his first book published in 1999. He also became a syndicated columnist under the title “Weir Only Human.”