The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Useful Idiot season

Well of course this sounds like our current commie propagandists...and it is, although the media and others seem to avoid the term, a tactic which was known some years ago as communist propaganda - LIES - to fit the political goal. It is a coward's position, and is not based in fact or reason. I was thinking the other day about how someone like Scott Beauchamp lied about war crimes of his fellow soldiers, yet he is hailed as a hero by the left. That is their cowardly position; hating the military and looking for ways to discredit, malign and derail the mission. To hell with the consequences, they have an election coming up! And God forbid the Republicans or the chickenhawks should be RIGHT about this...we have to make sure that everyone thinks they're WRONG by depicting them as bloodthirsty savages. Even though the soldiers who are dying are our neighbors, our sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, cousins, etc.-if not our own kids, they're the kids next door. Shameful.

Today in the Opinion Journal, former KGB intelligence officer Ion Mihai Pacepa explained the propaganda tactics of the communists during the Cold War.
Here is a bit of what Pacepa had to say about the Soviet's propaganda campaign in the West:

During the Vietnam War we spread vitriolic stories around the world, pretending that America's presidents sent Genghis Khan-style barbarian soldiers to Vietnam who raped at random, taped electrical wires to human genitals, cut off limbs, blew up bodies and razed entire villages. Those weren't facts. They were our tales, but some seven million Americans ended up being convinced their own president, not communism, was the enemy. As Yuri Andropov, who conceived this dezinformatsiya war against the U.S., used to tell me, people are more willing to believe smut than holiness.
Does that remind you of anyone?
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Caoilfhionn, 8/08/2007 04:38:00 AM |