Thursday, March 8, 2018

How Did Hitler and The Nazis Convince People To Do Unspeakable Things

Want to know how Hitler and the Nazis were able to convince the Germans to do unspeakable things to each other and perpetrate the Holocaust? The media and entertainment, the book publishers and the schools, and their allies in the Muslim world. Adolf Hitler believed the Muslims could be a useful tool for the Nazis.
Once the Nazis succeeded in ending democracy in Germany, the Nazis orchestrated a massive propaganda campaign to win the loyalty and cooperation of Germans. The Nazi Propaganda Ministry, directed by Dr. Joseph Goebbels, took control of all forms of communication in Germany: newspapers, magazines, books, public meetings, and rallies, art, music, movies, and radio. Michael Wolff's book, filled with manufactured quotes, is a great example of modern-day Nazi propaganda techniques to divide and destroy innocent people with lies.
Viewpoints in any way threatening to Nazi beliefs or to the regime were censored or eliminated from all media. It was also a Nazi propaganda tactic to dehumanize their opponents -- and call them horrible names. Calling people racists, or bigots, or monsters made it easier on the conscience when doing evil to people or killing them.
During the spring of 1933, Nazi student organizations, professors, and librarians made up long lists of books they thought should not be read by Germans. Then, on the night of May 10, 1933, Nazis raided libraries and bookstores across Germany. Like Antifa and Black Bloc today, they marched and rioted by torchlight in nighttime parades, sang chants, and threw books into huge bonfires. On that night more than 25,000 books were burned. Some were works of Jewish writers, including Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud. Most of the books were by non-Jewish writers, including such famous Americans as Jack London, Ernest Hemingway, and Sinclair Lewis, whose ideas the Nazis viewed as different from their own and therefore not to be read.
The Nazi censors also burned the books of Helen Keller, who had overcome her deafness and blindness to become a respected writer; told of the book burnings, she responded: "Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas." Hundreds of thousands of people in the United States protested the book burnings in Nazi Germany, a clear violation of freedom of speech, in public rallies in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and St. Louis. Today, AntiFa is burning books and flags all over the United States and the media cheer them on.
Schools also played an important role in spreading Nazi ideas. While some books were removed from classrooms by censors, other textbooks, newly written, were brought in to teach students blind obedience to the Nazi party, love for Hitler and hatred for Jews. They rewrote history to brainwash the masses. After-school meetings of the Hitler Youth and the League of German Girls trained children to be faithful to the Nazi party.
In addition, Adolf Hitler believed Muslims could be manipulated into being a powerful tool for the Nazis. A significant number were radicalized through a partnership with virulently anti-Semitic Islamic extremists. Sound familiar?
The main Islamic extremist back then was Al-Husseini, Grand Mufti and the highest ranking Muslim political leader in Palestine. He was virulently anti-Semitic, with a history of organizing aggressive actions against Jewish people in the Middle East. He was also allowed to regularly broadcast propaganda over Nazi-controlled radio stations.
As Al-Husseini explained to Hitler, the Arabs had the same enemies as the Nazis: the Jews, English, and Russians. According to the German record of Hitler's meetings with Al-Husseini, Al-Husseini said the Muslims under his sway “were prepared to cooperate with Germany with all their hearts and stood ready to participate in the war, not only negatively by the commission of acts of sabotage and the instigation of revolutions, but also positively by the formation of an Arab Legion.” He was tasked by Hitler with recruiting Bosnian Muslims into what became the 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS, the first non-German SS division.
Such a partnership was at odds with the Nazi narrative of racial purity, of course. Hitler had declared Muslims racially inferior in Mein Kampf, yet he recruited and met with Al-Husseini. Hitler went on to say that the Mufti seemed “a man with more than one Aryan among his ancestors” and declared him an honorary Aryan. Bosnia’s Muslims were also declared pure Aryan too. It seemed military and political ends trumped genes for Hitler, who warmed to Islam so long as their enemies remained in common.
Heinrich Himmler, the commander of the SS and one of the chief architects of the Holocaust, also said he had nothing against Islam because it promises followers “heaven if they fight and are killed in action” and that is was “a very practical religion for soldiers.” He saw an opportunity to manipulate that belief. In fact, it was Himmler who suggested to Hitler raising a Muslim SS division in the first place. Turns out that Hitler and the Nazis used the radical Islamic terrorists to kill their enemies. Today, we call those people "useful idiots." Today, Nancy Pelosi is calling for chief White House aide Stephen Miller, a brilliant Jew, to be REMOVED. Nancy is the biggest "useful" idiot of all.
DECEMBER 5, 1930
In Berlin, Joseph Goebbels, one of Adolf Hitler’s top deputies, and Storm Troopers (SA) disrupt the premiere of "All Quiet on the Western Front," a film based on the novel of the same title by Erich Maria Remarque. Nazi protestors throw smoke bombs and sneezing powder to halt the film. Members of the audience who protest the disruption are beaten. The novel had always been unpopular with the Nazis, who believed that its depiction of the cruelty and absurdity of war was "un-German." Ultimately, the film will be banned. Remarque will emigrate to Switzerland in 1931, and the Nazis, after coming to power, will revoke his German citizenship in 1938.
MARCH 13, 1933
Joseph Goebbels, one of Adolf Hitler's most trusted associates, is appointed to head the Reich Ministry for Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda. This agency controls the writing and broadcast of all media (newspapers, radio programs, and movies) as well as public entertainment and cultural programs (theater, art, and music). Goebbels integrates Nazi racism and ideas into the media.
MAY 10, 1933
Forty thousand people gather to hear German propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels speak in Berlin's Opera Square. Goebbels condemns works written by Jews, foreigners and others as "un-German." Nazi students begin burning books. Libraries across Germany are purged of "censored" books. Goebbels proclaims the "cleansing of the German spirit."
Today, the media is glorifying the destruction of statues, witch hunts, book burnings, flag burnings and banning/destroying movies, football, icons and traditions that are part of the American fabric. Think this is coincidence? Not a chance. Right out of the Nazi playbook.
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