August 5, 2018
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He came from strict Catholic roots, born on Oct 29, 1897, studied history and literature.
He had contracted polio as a child and was rejected from military service.
This “sense of physical inadequacy tormented him,” his whole life.
He had black hair and “a diminutive frame” and an intellectual background.
He was hostile to his nickname “little doctor”. He had a doctorate in literature and wrote revealing personal journals.
In his youth, crippled with high intelligence, driving ambition, voracious sexuality, and poverty.
These shortcomings along with his club foot “provided a rich cocktail of bitter complexes and hang-ups”.
His biographer described him as “always in search of a Messiah-like father figure to fulfill his nagging need for attention and applause.”
When he finally met a man who met his criteria, he fell under his spell. His conversion to this man’s cause “was instant and complete.”
He was a devoted disciple and did not waiver in his loyalty.
They even died together.
This man crafted the message and stage-managed the appearances of his manic devotion.
He created an empire “beyond the dreams of the spin-doctor imitators today.”
He gained total control of whole industries including the press, publishing, broadcasting, theater, and film.
He commissioned movies “(and bedded the actresses)” which put the sugar on the pill of his master.
His affairs led his wife to demand a divorce even though she too was unfaithful.
WHO IS THE MAN?
Who is or was, depending on how you look at the time, is this man?
He of the slippery tongue, the masterful spinner of tales, the pre-eminent ‘bullshitter’.
I covered the requirements for the title ‘bullshitter’ in my recent post…
As his turn came, as it always does, he became even more fanatical to the cause.
He has served as the ‘master to emulate’ by our current dictator in chief.
Trump is described as a follower of Roy Cohn who showed Trump how to ‘exploit the power and instill fear’.
Being acknowledged as a disciple of Roy Cohn, as damning as that is, is only a part of Trump’s evil designs.
His real anchor as he presides over the death of the United States of America is:
Yes, you read that right.
I have read Trump is a modern day Hitler.
That may be.
But I put forth the nomination of Joseph Goebbels.
He is a fascist leading the brain-washed citizens to overtake an experiment in democracy.
But I recommend that Trump, the most powerful ‘illiberal’ to ever walk the earth, to be the incarnation of Dr. Joseph Goebbels.
I claim Trump is the master of ‘illiberal’ because even Hitler did not have as much power as Trump has at his fingertips.
Hitler had Mussolini who made up the Rome-Berlin Axis.
Japan was also considered part of the Axis powers but there had been no summit or meeting to establish the formality.
The three countries controlled Europe, North Africa, and East Asia at their zenith.
But Trump has Putin and Xi Jinping.
Trump has powerful followers of his tradecraft: Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban; Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro; the Philipines President RodrigoDutarte and no doubt even more up and comers who haven’t reached the world stage just yet.
Hitler also had Marshal Philippe Petain who headed Vichy France until 1942 when the Allied Invasion of France brought Charles De Gaulle back to France.
Charles De Gaulle led Free French Provincial government of the Free French Republic and ousted Petain from power.
But in terms of the number of people under subjugation to these dictators and the sheer firepower they can amass beats Hitler and his ilk any day.
Goebbels is described by the Jewish Virtual Library. org which recorded Hitler’s impression of Goebbels.
“Dr. Goebbels was gifted with the two things without which the situation in Berlin could not have been mastered: ‘verbal facility and intellect’”.
The Jewish Virtual Library. org’s description continues “Goebbels was the true creator and organizer of the Fuhrer myth, of the image of the Messiah-redeemer, feeding the theatrical element of the Nazi leader while inducing the self-surrender of the German masses through skillful stage management and manipulation’.
Now, I ask you, which of the above images does not describe Trump to the last of his coiffed fake hair.
If not for his orange complexion maybe he could resemble Goebbels more closely.
But, does his ” deeply rooted contempt for humanity, his urge to sow confusion, hatred, and intoxication, lust for power and his mastery of the techniques of mass persuasion” match, Joseph Goebbels, when he was given full vent in the election campaigns of 1932 which brought Hitler to center stage.
Why do the major media outlets fear to bring these characteristic similarities of Trump and Goebbels to center stage in American news?
No doubt they do not want to inflame passions more than they are.
Based on the marches of Portland OR last weekend where the right wing Patriot Prayer party’s demonstration was met by counter-protesters.
The police were prepared for the event, keep each party to an opposite sidewalk along the street. Skirmishers of the opposing forces met and they shed blood.
Noteworthy is that this alt-right gathering is just ahead of the alt-right ‘Unite the Right’ in Charlottesville last August.
Would you expect that Trump will continue his wild-tinged calls for against the press as “enemies of the people” and the Mueller investigation “a witch hunt” are having the desired effect?
Keith Payne is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He states “When a statement is repeated, it starts to feel more familiar. It is the concept of “illusory truth”.
He continues “Even when people know a claim is false, just a few repetitions can make them more likely to think it’s true.”
Now how does that square with your thinking Trump’s supporters?
“The Intolerants’ as I have labeled them should not be discarded out of hand—just because you don’t believe it doesn’t make it not true!
Now for the picture gallery:
Thanks for stopping.