by David Kranzler
Investment Research Dynamics
If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State. – Joseph Geobbels, Hitler’s Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda
Put it on CNN and it’s true. Perhaps one of the most baffling aspects of our system is the extreme dichotomy between perception and reality. Anything reported by one of the major mainstream news sources is gobbled up and accepted as the truth by a majority of Americans.
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts wrote a brief commentary which describes how news reporting is used to control our perceptions in order to ensure the public acceptance of the Government’s agenda: