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June 02, 2009

June 3, 2009: Hitler, For A Sober Instruction

It is rare that a world-class monster is quoted. As we follow the events of President Obama's venture into Europe to acknowledge the events of World War 2, readers may be interested in a few quotes from Herr Hitler.

"If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed."

"Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong."

"The art of leadership...consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention."

"The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force."

"The day of individual happiness has passed."

"The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category."

"Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise."

And, two from his sidekick, Joseph Goebbels:

"It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion."

"Think of the press as a great keyboard on which government can play."

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