Propaganda is not new. From the time people have been able to talk and comprehend one another’s words there has been propaganda. Propaganda, the term that is, has been associated with a manipulative approach.
Propaganda is used primarily to influence an audience and further an agenda. This is done by presenting facts, true or false, selectively to encourage a perception to produce an emotional rather than a rational response to information that has been presented. With that said, that is what we are seeing within our ultra-Left media these days.
Today’s media is attempting to make puppets of us all; they want us all to dance to their tune. They wish to use the strings that have been hidden within our minds. This might work with some people but not with all of us. In the beginning, propaganda came to us in the form of posters, pamphlets and cartoons. This all goes back to early man and cave drawings. The ancient Romans were very good at it. Some of their first drawings still survive today. Now we have stepped into the world of social media. But first we need to talk about radio, TV shows, cartoons ,paintings and websites. It all comes down to one thing and one thing only — and that is the manipulation of the mind and of people. Foremost, the manipulation of the people and their actions.
I, just like you, have been part of propaganda at different times in our lives. It could have been as simple as being in grade school and having one person trying to make another schoolmate not like you — or going to the point of hating you or even wanting to hurt you, all because you did not agree with them. We all know that this was very childish and dangerous, to say the least. It also might, and did, change people even at this early age.
I, also with my column, have been singled out by individuals who have never seen me or spoke to me but tried to manipulate others to their own way of perceiving me. This was propaganda but it did not work as most people were able to see through the lies and disinformation that was put out about me. Like I said, I’m still here. The truth has a way of working wonders in the minds of those who want to know the truth for themselves.
We are living in times when you have those who do not want the truth to be known. They wish for the lies to go forward in the hopes of hurting and destroying others. I thank God for the fact that there are still people out there who know when they are being lied to. These people have the ability to see past their own nose and do not have blinders on to obscure what is truly before them and can be seen.
Then on the other hand, you have those who do not wish to lead but wish to be followers and be subservient to those who wish to lead them down a path of no return. That path now lies before the followers of destruction. That path has been followed many, many times in our human history. The outcome was destruction for those who decided to blindly follow the haters of the world.
As we all know, history does have a way of repeating itself. We are at another crossroad of history within our own country. The haters are poised to strike — but I am wrong, as they have already struck out with the permission of their handlers. One point that I must bring up: Do these people who think they have control of their attack dogs really think that, in the long run, they will not feel the bite in return? You cannot control madness once it has been unleashed. You will also feel the sting of this venom’s hate in time. It might not come to you in the form of your own animals’ attack, but there are two sides with attack dogs.
I can only pray that those who push destruction can step back and look at the total picture of this hate that they wish to push upon the people. The Democratic Party holds the leash. The Democratic Party holds responsibility for what is taking place at these demonstrations.
Tell me why anyone should feel the need to wear black uniforms, face masks and helmets to go to these demonstrations? It does not take a fool to understand they wish to hide their own identity. How long do you really think that is going to last? The sad part is that the people who chose to get permits to march are not allowed to hide their faces and are not allowed to wear protective gear. That would just be wrong.
In recent marches at Berkeley, law enforcement officers who were there to protect all people, did not. They allowed anti-marchers to come in and beat the hell out of those who could not protect themselves, as they did not have protective gear on. The officers were pulled back out of the area. I know the officers, for the most part, did want to do their jobs. But it was the politicians who used their weight to call for standdown orders. This was just wrong. It did not have to happen.
History is repeating itself during these days that we are living in. These days are so reminiscent of 1932 Germany. Herr Joseph Goebbels would be proud of the ultra-Left’s media and its propaganda machine.
Goebbels was Hitler’s propaganda minister during WWII. This is one of his quotes: “A lie told once remains a lie but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth.”
For 12 years, during the time period between 1933 and 1945, Hitler, with the help of Goebbels, made the world a living Hell based on propaganda. Goebbels post was that of public enlightenment and propaganda — basically just telling lies. His job was to present Hitler to the public in the most favorable light possible. His job was to regulate the content of all German media and foment anti-Semitism.
Goebbels made the German people think that all of their problems were the fault of the Jewish business men and Jews in general. Hate and fear of the Jews was promoted with deadly consequences. This was all done with nothing but lies. That same hate is being pushed onto Trump with absolutely no truth to any of the Leftist media‘s lies that has no proof based on facts.
At this point in Trump’s administration, the lies are endless that are coming from the Democrats. In time, they will believe all of the lies that are being told. They will also pay a very heavy price. It will be a total loss for them but they can not see it at the moment. Not only will they pay but the nation will pay.
TheLeft will have reached their goal when they have enough power to laugh as they destroy whatever was sacred to them, such as tradition, education and human affection. They are well on their way to achieving this goal. The Left is taking those who will follow and making them think that they are doing it by their own free will. It is a lie that they are believing. One day in the very near future, Hell on Earth is going to erupt at one of these marches. The weapons are going to come out and people are going to be slaughtered in the streets.
Those who hide behind masks will be unmasked. You think in your witless dreams that what you are doing is good and righteous. It is not. All hate is tearing this country apart. The lies of hate must stop. Those who push this propaganda can only be stopped when the people stand up to the haters.
Robert Lee is a concerned citizen and U.S. Marine veteran who owns and operates Rockingham Guns and Ammo. His column appears here each Saturday.