Of late, Trump’s campaign has focused its efforts in two major areas:
1. Instead of admitting that recent losses and reversals in Colorado and other states were due to their own ineptitude and lack of planning, they are attempting to delegitimize those results by incessant whining that the processes were somehow “unfair.” I am not going to detail here their long litany of false complaints and charges.
2. They are attempting to subvert the very nature of our political process by suggesting that obtaining 1237 delegates is NOT necessary to win the nomination. Instead, as Trump will presumably have the most votes at the convention, and is leading in the polls, he somehow should be handed the GOP nomination, as it’s only “fair.”
My aim here is not to refute for the nth time all of Trump’s inane comments. Rather, instead, I want to focus on the genesis of his campaign; the inspiration that governs, and explains most of what we hear from Trump and his campaign minions.
Consider these quotes:
“It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is in fact a circle. They are mere words, and words can be molded until they clothe ideas and disguise.”
“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly – it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.”
“That propaganda is good which leads to success, and that is bad which fails to achieve the desired result. It is not propaganda’s task to be intelligent, its task is to lead to success.”
“Success is the important thing. Propaganda is not a matter for average minds, but rather a matter for practitioners. It is not supposed to be lovely or theoretically correct. I do not care if I give wonderful, aesthetically elegant speeches, or speak so that women cry. The point of a political speech is to persuade people of what we think right…….We do not want to be a movement of a few straw brains, but rather a movement that can conquer the broad masses. Propaganda should be popular, not intellectually pleasing. It is not the task of propaganda to discover intellectual truths.”
So, who said it? Donald Trump? Corey Lewandowski? Paul Manafort? Ann Coulter?
Nope, Joeseph Goebbels. Hitler’s very own Minister of Propaganda.
These comments are the blueprint for Trump’s campaign tactics.
Goebbels went on to perfectly describe the blind passion that must be instilled in Trump’s minions in order to succeed:
“Devotion, fervor, longing! Those are my pillars. We have to be the bridge to the future.”
Goebbels predicted how a possible Trump administration would ultimately be perceived by history:
“We shall go down in history as the greatest statesmen of all time, or as the greatest criminals”
Goebbels is perhaps best known for the following observation:
“The English follow the principle that when one lies, it should be a big lie, and one should stick to it. If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.
So notice how Trump has perfectly, and quite literally, distilled the essence of Goebbel’s teachings into one simple phrase……
“Lyin’ Ted Cruz.”
Goebbel’s methods were very successful, and facilitated the Nazis’ rise to power, and threw the world into chaos and near total destruction.
Trump’s modern day application of Goebbel’s techniques are very close to destroying the Republican Party.