The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Saturday, April 05, 2008

Why Not? Hitler and Stalin used it to perfection ...

"It" is the notion that if you repeat a lie enough times, and the media repeats it for you, it gradually becomes perceived as "truth". Reasonable voices like those of Glenn Reynolds continue to cry foul, but nobody seems to care; especially when McCain is not in my opinion attacking Obama nearly as much as he ought to be over this. This could be a huge mistake:

MIXED MESSAGES CONTINUE:

This afternoon Obama says McCain "wants to continue this war in Iraq maybe for another 100 years," and his traveling press secretary says "John McCain is not a warmonger and should not be described as such."

Obama really needs to quit with that "continue this war for 100 years" line. He's been busted repeatedly on it. Is that a new kind of politics -- to keep repeating a falsehood even after it's been exposed?

But the only remedy is this: every time Obama lies, McCain--and the blogosphere--have to immediately correct it. Loudly and often.

It becomes a war of attrition, who will blink first. Rest assured, it won't be me and others like me; but will the blogs be enough to counter the mild McCain responses and big media's muted supression of the story? I doubt it, but I guess we'll see.

Barack is counting on the Hitler/Stalin methodology to prevail. Napoleon the Pig used it to perfection in literature (of course that was an allegory about Stalin). Come to think of it, Barack's politics pretty much match up well of the ideology of Napoleon (and Stalin) too.
DiscerningTexan, 4/05/2008 05:33:00 PM |