Friday, May 01, 2009

Doesn't this sound an awful lot like "You don't want to waste a

There are a million more where these came from. The underlying theory was pioneered by Joseph Goebbels:
If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.

Goebbels continues:

The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.


Windy Wilson said...

I've frequently heard the first part, but the second part is new to me. Do you have a source? Unfortunately quotes that sound too useful to be true frequently are.

Firehand said...

True enough. No, haven't had a chance to dig around looking for it as yet.