Thursday, February 18, 2016

Goebbels and Merkel?

Our fabricated quotation shows up on a variety of German sites.  Today, it appears in a comment on the Deutsche Welle web site, accusing Chancellor Merkel of imitating Goebbels.  Since it’s buried deep in the comments section, I’ll reproduce it here:

DW article Merkel Unmoved by Criticism: " "Despite all the critical findings in surveys, more than 90 percent [of German voters] say as they did before, that whoever has to flee terror, war or persecution, should have the possibility to be admitted into Germany and to find shelter. I think that's wonderful," she said."
Interesting. I thought it was closer to 90% of Germans thought the refugee crisis was poorly handled by Merkel. I guess Mrs. Merkel is using Mr. Goebbels' strategy of the "Big Lie."
“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.”
Keep repeating it Mutti. Everyone doesn't believe it yet.
 “Everyone” does seem to believe what they see on the Internet, however.