Sunday, May 24, 2009

Why We Believe Big Lies (Iraq & Torture)

"Here is one compelling rationale for Dick Cheney's long record of big lies, ranging from lying us into war, to justifying torture, his latest dubious claim being that "hundreds of thousands" of lives were saved by his policy of "enhanced interrogation."

" the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility, because broad masses of a nation are more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily, and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in the little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large- scale falsehoods."

Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf

(hat tip to Ron Rubin)

1 comment:

  1. Barack still has my support and respect. But if Dick Cheney wants to play hardball, and denigrate this president and fear monger and rant, I say it is time to create truth commissions, investigate his ass. He is a war criminal, a liar, and a neo-fascist. He is the most dangerous and despicable public figure in my lifetime. Time to bring him down.



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