If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed. -Adolf Hitler
Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it. -Adolf Hitler
Hitler may be a bastard but having read many of his quotes, they make sense. This entry is one that touches on a brief aspect of racist propaganda.
It is racist to act on a predisposition about a person based on his/her race. But! isn’t it worse when you spread the stereotype around.
This isn’t just innocent gossip. It is propaganda! The truth is merely a person’s perception of reality. Therein lies the power of propaganda because propaganda seeks to exploit this, a person’s view of reality.
Remember the last time when a baseless rumour was spread around. As more people repeated it, more people believed it to be true. People tend to believe in things that are believed by the majority because after all, the mentality is “how can so many people be wrong”.
An idiot spews nonsense and is believed by some idiots; those idiots spew the same nonsense and is believed by more idiots; once a substantial number of idiots believe in nonsense, those people who were unaffected will also become idiots just because many of their counterparts believe in nonsense.
The solution to this spreading of racist predisposition is obvious. Use your brains to reason if the racist mentality makes sense before you pass it on in conversation. After all, the power of knowledge is the only power that can resist propaganda.
It is similar to sending your friends stupid chain emails. On thinking about it, this is a bad analogy because I have idiots who send me chain mail, asking me to forward the email or be killed by a killer clown. Obviously and sadly, not many people use their brains much.