A Quote by Adolf Hitler on propaganda, lies, manipulation, popularity, comprehension, and intelligence

All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.

Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

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A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on witness, propaganda, mystery, and god

To be a witness does not consist in engaging in propaganda, not even in stirring people up, but in being a living mystery. It means to live in such a way that one’s life would not make sense if God did not exist.

Madeleine L'Engle

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A Quote by C.S. Lewis on education, propaganda, public, and papers

"Why you fool, it's the educated reader who can be gulled.  All our difficulty comes with the others.  When did you meet a workman who believes the papers?  He takes it for granted that they're all propaganda and skips the leading articles....He's our problem.  We have to recondition him.  But the educated public, the people who read the high-brow weeklies, don't need reconditioning.  They're all right already.  They'll believe anything." -Miss Hardcastle

C.S. Lewis

Source: That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, Book 3), Pages: 441

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A Quote by John V. Denson on perspective, propaganda, and history

Since winners write the history, the false propaganda used from the beginning to the end is often accepted as the true history of the war.

John Denson

Source: A Century of War: Lincoln, Wilson and Roosevelt, Pages: 12

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A Quote by General Douglas MacArthur on war, public opinion, press, and propaganda

One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda.

Douglas MacArthur (1880 - 1964)

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A Quote by Robert Anson Heinlein on censorship, tyranny, oppression, propaganda, freedom, and conquest

When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, "This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know," the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything—you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.

Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)

Source: "If This Goes On—", Revolt in 2100

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A Quote by Jan Myrdal on war, torture, propaganda, consciousness, reason, and awareness

"...the unconscious one does not betray. He walks secure through life. But we who are a part of the tradition--the Europeans--and who carry on the tradition we have betrayed with awareness, insight and consciousness, we have carefully analyzed all the wars before they were declared. But we did not stop them. (And many amongst us became the propagandists of the wars as soon as they were declared.) We describe how the poor are plundered by the rich. We live among the rich. Live on the plunder and pander the ideas to the rich. We have described the torture and we have put our names under appeals against torture, but we did not stop it. (And we ourselves became torturers when the higher interests demanded torture and we became the ideologists of torture.) Now we once more can analyze the world situation and describe the wars and explain why the many are poor and hungry. But we do no more. We are not the bearers of consciousness. We are the whores of reason."

Jan Myrdal

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A Quote by Rebecca on propaganda, serendipity, targeted serendipity, weblog, and blog

The weblog possesses an unmatched ability to create targeted serendipity by presenting its self-selected audience with the news and trivia that is predictably interesting and useful. But the very idea of serendipity demands that the discoveries so provided be to some extent unexpected. When news stories are rigorously selected to align with predetermined worldview, human filters become little more than propaganda machines.

Rebecca Blood

Source: The Weblog Handbook: Practical Advice on Creating and Maintaining Your Blog, Pages: 162

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on action, falsehood, generations, god, injustice, justice, laws, lies, life, men, oppression, propaganda, soul, time, truth, and words

Laws just or unjust may govern men's actions. Tyrannies may restrain or regulate their words. The machinery of propaganda may pack their minds with falsehood and deny them truth for many generations of time. But the soul of man thus held in trance or frozen in a long night can be awakened by a spark coming from God knows where and in a moment the whole structure of lies and oppression is on trial for its life.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Stephen L. Richards on advertising, authors, books, christianity, confidence, criticism, direction, effort, family, good, hunger, life, mind, optimism, peace, propaganda, religion, success, thinking, and time

Some time ago a member of my family sent to me a critical article written by Mr. Edmund Fuller in a publication called Saturday Review. The criticism of the writer is directed against the effort made to satisfy what the author designates as "general religious hunger," with books, articles, and public appearances of nationally advertised individuals, carrying on a propaganda for what is characterized as (these are quotes) "the good life," "peace of mind," "positive thinking," and "successful" or "confident living." What the author objects to most strenuously is not so much that propaganda should be issued for the optimism of "peace of mind" and "positive thinking," but that this psychological optimism should be held out in any form as an interpretation of or a substitute for the real Christian religion.

Stephen L. Richards (1879 - 1959)

Source: Ensign, November 1958, Pg.5

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