"if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao..."
"we scythed into their faith as they outlawed ours"
-- Lemon Kittens
This propaganda war against the American people makes the
campaigns of Hitler and his media specialists look totally amateurish.
-- Jack D. Douglas (professor of sociology, UCSD, speaking about war propaganda in 2005)
"The same pack of wolves which has just fallen on its prey...
a parasite in the body of other nations..."
-- Hitler, 1925
Why is a depiction of Hitler used
as a graphic to represent propaganda?
When we created this site, we wanted a small graphic
that might symbolize
drug war propaganda.
For this, we use a small black and white image
which depicts Hitler giving a speech.
We did this for several reasons.
led his millions of followers with propaganda.
Hitler was a believer in the power of propaganda,
wrote at length on the subject.
Ultimately, Hitler and his followers were unashamed
force and coercion (violence, including killing people)
to make others follow their ideas of
Like Hitler, drug warriors are believers in the power of propaganda.
"This is wartime propaganda." --
CEO of DiMassimo Advertising (creator of anti-MDMA ads for the Partnership for a Drug-Free America)
'...Adolf Hitler drinks no alcohol and does not smoke...
His performance at work is incredible...(from
Auf der Wacht, 1937)
Neither were the Nazis strangers to using propaganda in their quests for
Nazis ran frequent anti-tobacco propaganda campaigns, for example.
Also, Hitler "not only abstained from tobacco; he also never drank."
The Drug War/Nazi comparison is a well-established theme.
"Ironically, however, the anger and indignation felt by U.S. officials
when someone compares [their] policies to those of Hitler does not stop
U.S. officials from
comparing foreign leaders to Hitler..."
(Jacob Hornberger on Hitlers.)
In Defense of Referencing Hitler
by B.K. Marcus
Steven Jacobson writes about marijuana in connection with Hitler's "Big Lie" of propaganda.
"The whole art consists in doing this so skillfully
that everyone will be convinced that the fact is
real," writes Adolf Hitler in "Mein Kampf." He
describes the principles of effective propaganda:
must repeat those points over and over again until the
public believes it. To be effective, propaganda must
constantly short-circuit all thought and decision. It
must operate on the individual subconsciously. (42)
The principles behind "The Big Lie" of propaganda...
"When it's time to launch a war or promote an unpopular policy,
the government needs special help to sell the idea through the media.
Opinion engineers are paid to "manage" public perception of inconvenient facts,
and turn them around for better.
Using the universal tools
these high flying spin doctors can easily sway the population.
The most successful public relations campaigns aim to change public perception
without our awareness of the campaign. They are typically launched by governments,
institutions and countries who need to change their public image,
restore their reputation or manipulate public opinion.
There are PR firms today who advise dictatorships,
dishonest politicians and corrupt industries to cover
up environmental catastrophes and human rights violations."
Disturbing Trends in Subliminal Advertising,
May 2007, Martin Howard, media researcher and author of
"We Know What You Want:
How They Change Your Mind".
The Hitler Icon
"It's not that this crowd resents those who take
liberties with the Hitler analogy: you will recall
that George Bush I compared Saddam Hussein to
der Führer as a justification for his Gulf War.
I suspect that members of the establishment get angry
over such comparisons not because they are wrong,
but because they know they are too close to the truth."
The Hitler Icon, 2005,
Richard Webster (2003), "Of rats and men"
That was then. This is now.
google: "The same pack of wolves which has just fallen on its prey... "
google: "a parasite in the body of other nations"
THE RAPE OF THE MIND - The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing (1954)
Political Violence as the Destruction of Evil
(Richard A. Koenigsberg, 2006)
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