Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2013 @ 00:19:09 EST in Socialism
German Nazi Party member Joseph Goebbels became Adolf Hitler's propaganda minister in 1933, which gave him power over all German radio, press, cinema, and theater.
In 1925 Goebbels met the party leader Adolf Hitler. In 1926 he was made Gauleiter, or party leader, for the region of Berlin, and in 1927 he founded and became editor of the official National Socialist periodical Der Angriff (The Attack). He was elected to the Reichstag, the German parliament, in 1928. By exploiting mob emotions and by employing all modern methods of propaganda Goebbels helped Hitler into power.
His work as a propagandist materially aided Hitler's rise to power in 1933. When Hitler seized power in 1933, Goebbels was appointed Reichsminister for propaganda and national enlightenment. From then until his death, Goebbels used all media of education and communications to further Nazi propagandistic aims, instilling in the Germans the concept of their leader as a veritable god and of their destiny as the rulers of the world. In 1938 he became a member of the Hitler cabinet council. Late in World War II, in 1944, Hitler placed him in charge of total mobilization.
As Reichsminister for Propaganda and National Enlightenment, Goebbels was given complete control over radio, press, cinema, and theater; later he also regimented all German culture. Goebbels placed his undeniable intelligence and his brilliant insight into mass psychology entirely at the service of his party. His most virulent propaganda was against the Jews. As a hypnotic orator he was second only to Hitler, and in his staging of mass meetings and parades he was unsurpassed. Utterly cynical, he seems to have believed only in the self-justification of power. He remained loyal to Hitler until the end. On May 1, 1945, as Soviet troops were storming Berlin, Goebbels committed suicide.
Listed below are the principles purported to summarize what made Goebbels tick or fail to tick. They may be thought of as his intellectual legacy. Whether the legacy has been reliably deduced is a methodological question. Whether it is valid is a psychological matter. Whether or when parts of it should be utilized in a democratic society are profound and disturbing problems of a political and ethical nature.
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 @ 22:56:46 EST in Socialism
History lesson here for shallow, reality-TV-generation 'progressive' idiots who think socialism's cool
(no worries- there's pictures)
East Germany (DDR = Deutsche Demokratische Republik)
blamed capitalists for everything,
glorified a (paranoid) leader,
spied on their own citizens,
hated Israel, supported Palestinian radicals,
and did it all the name of the 'common man' -sound familiar, Obammunist tools?
All was dreary and gray- except for the propaganda posters
Caught at the border... and in BIG trouble
The country was basically run by a gang of communist thugs-and they ran it like a prison
more Reaganite Republican Resistance
Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 23:47:07 EST in Socialism
We won! The American people speak and act with strength and determination
Though many of the state margins were narrow President Obama ran the table winning every swing or battleground state with the possible exception of Florida where votes are still being counted as of 5:30 this morning.
President Obama also won the popular vote by 2 million votes. The President won 303 electoral votes to 206 for Romney. We knew about 11 pm that the President had won when Ohio was called for him.
Democrats also held the Senate. Elizabeth Warren won with a good margin in Massachusetts. Claire McKaskill won in Missouri beating Akin-he of the legitimate rape comment. Joe Donnelly also won in Indiana beating Republican Mourdock. Warren won by eight percentage points. Donnelly won in Indiana by 6 percentage points. Sherrod Brown won re-election. Tammy Baldwin won becoming the first openly gay Senator. Democrats picked up seats in the Senate.
Progressives like you worked their hearts out all over America for our people, our country, our president, and progressive Democrats. We fought and beat the tea party, the oligarchs and massive rich, Karl Rove's strategy, ALEC, the Koch Brothers, and all those who would tear down democracy and destroy the middle class and the labor movement. Women spoke strongly. Latinos spoke strongly. The LGBT community spoke strongly. And AFRICAN-AMERICANS fought back against the neo-poll taxes and disenfranchisement.
And as always our labor movement provided the President a foundation of support, energy, and strong presence.
Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 23:21:15 EST in Socialism
Mexican newspapers carry front page photos and stories about the U.S. presidential election and President Barack Obama's re-election, the day after the U.S. presidential election in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. (AP Photo)
Mexican newspapers carry front page photos and stories about the U.S. presidential election and President Barack Obama's re-election, the day after the U.S. presidential election in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. (AP Photo) Photo - A newspaper vendor sells dailies with the front page showing President Barack Obama that reads in Spanish "Obama Wins" one day after U.S. elections in Mexico City, Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo) Photo - People look at newspaper for sale at a newsstand, one with a front page showing President Barack Obama with a headline that reads in Spanish "4 More Years!" one day after U.S. elections in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo) Photo - The front page of a Venezuelan newspaper features a picture of U.S. President Barack Obama with a headline reading in Spanish; "Obama: I won!" at a newstand in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. Newspapers across the globe featured photos of Obama who was re-elected for a second presidential term, defeating his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos) Photo - A woman walks past a damaged bus with an image depicting President Barack Obama in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012. Obama was re-elected for a second presidential term, defeating his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) Photo - Resident Thony Jeff, 14, poses for pictures in front of an image depicting President Barack Obama in Petion-Ville, Haiti, Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012. Obama was re-elected for a second presidential term, defeating his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 00:34:12 EST in Socialism
Among the well-wishers for President Obama’s triumphant re-election is Chicago pal and domestic terrorist-turned-professor Bill Ayers.
Writing on the website good.is, Ayers writes:
“Dear President Obama: Congratulations!
“I’m sure this is a moment you want to savor, a time to take a deep breath, get some rest, hydrate, regain your balance, and take a long walk in the sunshine. It might be as well a good time to reflect, rethink, recharge, and perhaps reignite. I sincerely hope that it is, and I urge you to put education on your reflective agenda.”
While Ayers has in the past joked that Obama launched his political career in Ayers’ house, he has been dismayed over Obama’s appointment of Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education and the administration’s use of mild “corporate” reforms that involve competition and accountability.
“You have opposed privatizing social security, pointing out the terrible risks the market would impose on seniors if the voucher plan were ever adopted. And yet you’ve supported—in effect—putting the most endangered young people at risk through a similar scheme. We need to expand, deepen, and fortify the public space, especially for the most vulnerable, not turn it over to private managers. The current gold rush of for-profit colleges gobbling up student loans is but one cautionary tale.