The Big Lie gets blamed onto the Nazi propaganda machine. But propagandists, the people who are so very clever at using the big lie are lying about it. Adolf Hitler told us that it is used by Jews and that Jews are master liars. Adolf was right.
Of course it has been used many times before and since. Bush and his handlers - make that his handlers, know a lot about that. Remember we HAD to invade Iraq because of all those nasty WMDs that Saddam had. Here is a Wikipedia source which seems plausible. When they give sources they are checkable and that much more likely to be right. But contrast the Wiki's quote from Mein Kampf with the full context and decide who is filtering out the truth.
Big Lie ex Wiki
Big Lie is a propaganda technique in which the lie is so complex that the public will either dismiss it as impossible or choose not to believe it out of willful ignorance. It was defined by Adolf Hitler in his 1925 autobiography Mein Kampf as a lie so "colossal" that no one would believe that someone "could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously".
It is often erroneously claimed or implied Hitler had advocated the use of the Big Lie as a viable propaganda technique. However, Hitler, when writing of the Big Lie in Mein Kampf, was in fact criticizing the Jews for their perceived [ sic ] use of the Big Lie. The source of Big Lie technique, from Chapter 10 of Mein Kampf:
Notice that the Wikipedia article separates Adolf's point that it is a Jewish technique from the main idea. Otherwise it reads as a fair report. That is the point of the Wikipedia to look right, to sound right, to be accepted as right and then slip in the lies, the half truths and the omissions without us noticing. The Wiki is a propaganda machine.
Mein Kampf On The Big Lie
But it remained for the Jews, with their unqualified capacity for falsehood, and their fighting comrades, the Marxists, to impute responsibility for the downfall precisely to the man who alone had shown a superhuman will and energy in his effort to prevent the catastrophe which he had foreseen and to save the nation from that hour of complete overthrow and shame. By placing responsibility for the loss of the world war on the shoulders of Ludendorff they took away the weapon of moral right from the only adversary dangerous enough to be likely to succeed in bringing the betrayers of the Fatherland to Justice.
All this was inspired by the principle--which is quite true in itself--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. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation.
For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying. These people know only too well how to use falsehood for the basest purposes. From time immemorial. however, the Jews have known better than any others how falsehood and calumny can be exploited. Is not their very existence founded on one great lie, namely, that they are a religious community, whereas in reality they are a race? And what a race! One of the greatest thinkers that mankind has produced has branded the Jews for all time with a statement which is profoundly and exactly true. He (Schopenhauer) called the Jew "The Great Master of Lies". Those who do not realize the truth of that statement, or do not wish to believe it, will never be able to lend a hand in helping Truth to prevail.
That is what Adolf told the world. Was Adolf right? It is certain that the Jews hate him But read for yourself. Think for yourself. Decide for yourself.
The Big Lie ex Mein Kampf [ a different translation ]
Ludendorff aa [ sic ] the culprit of the loss of the World War, one took away from the hand of the only dangerous accuser, who was able to stand up against the traitors to the father-land, the weapon of moral right. Therewith one started out with the very correct assumption that in the size of the lie there is always contained a certain factor of credibility, since the great masses of a people may be more corrupt in the bottom of their hearts than they will be consciously and intentionally bad, therefore with the primitive simplicity of their minds they will more easily fall victims to a great lie than to a small one, since they themselves perhaps also lie sometimes in little things, but would certainly still be too much ashamed of too great lies.
Thus such an untruth will not at all enter their heads, and therefore they will be unable to believe in the possibility of the enormous impudence of the most infamous distortion in others; indeed, they may doubt and hesitate even when being enlightened, and they accept any cause at least as nevertheless being true; therefore, just for this reason some part of the most impudent lie will remain and stick; a fact which all great lying artists and societies of this world know only too well and therefore also villainously employ.
Those who know best this truth about the possibilities of the application of untruth and defamation, however, were at all times the Jews; for their entire existence is built on one single great lie, namely, that here one had to deal with a religious brotherhood, while in fact one has to do with a race, what a race!
Naughty little Adolf didn't like Jews but then he knew them.
Big Lie ex SourceWatch
The Big Lie theory is attributed to Herr Doktor Joseph Goebbels who was the Nazi Minister of Propaganda. The Wikipedia is quite specific on the point:-
Dr. Goebbels was Adolf Hitler's Propaganda Minister in Nazi Germany. He also served as Chancellor for one day, following Hitler's death. He was known for his zealous and energetic oratory, virulent anti-Semitism, and perfection of the so-called Big Lie technique of mass propaganda.
The truth is rather messier. Source Watch reads as an honest look at the facts.
Frequently attributed to Joseph Goebbels, the oft-cited big lie theory appears instead to have been Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler's explanation for how people ...
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