Dear Republican, if all the lies Fox News tells you about liberals were actually true, I’d hate liberals too. Who wouldn’t?
But that’s the thing: virtually nothing you are being told about liberals is actually true. It’s propaganda, designed to demonize liberals.
Bill Maher keeps asking the guests on his show: “Why is the D for Democrat so toxic in red states?” Most liberals honestly have no idea why you Trump voters hate liberals so much.
This is why:
You’re being lied to, to make you hate liberals.
Be honest: you can barely tolerate me even using the word liberal so many times in a few sentences, because to you it’s such a toxic word. Liberals repulse you. They are barely even human, and definitely un-American, right? You think liberals are everything that is wrong with America. Liberals are wrong, bad and evil. Evil demons. America would be a much better place without liberals, right?
That extremely negative emotional response in your head was created by malicious propaganda lies you have been fed about liberals.
Here’s a short list of true facts Fox News doesn’t want you to know. And it’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Hitler and the Nazis were not liberals, not lefties, not socialists, and not democrats. Hitler and his Nazi minions were right-wing Christian conservative nationalists who hated liberals for the same reasons you hate liberals.
I know what you’re thinking: ‘That’s crazy talk! That can’t possibly be true! This guy is a crazy fucking libtard!”
Well, I have news for you: it’s absolutely 100% true. And I can easily prove it to you in this short article, if you give me 5 minutes.
Yeah, they used the word “socialist” in their name. But that was just smart marketing, to mislead voters. It was false advertising, plain and simple. It’s like when you think your cereal contains chocolate, because it’s called Chocolate Cereal right on the box, but then in small print on the back it says “Does not contain any actual chocolate.”
The fact that you, 80 years later, still think they were socialists, shows how well that mislabeling trick works. It’s a pretty common marketing trick actually, that’s still being used today. Especially in politics.
For example, North Korea calls itself the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, but you know as well as I do that North Korea is a dictatorship, not a democracy. Same thing with the Nazis.
Socialists are globalists who believe in cosmopolitanism (the exact opposite of nationalism) and a one world government, like the United Nations, remember?
“I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.”
The Nazis definitely were not globalists. They were hardcore nationalists and thought the whole world was a globalist anti-German conspiracy, led by evil Jews.
Just like you believe the United Nations is a globalist anti-American conspiracy, lead by an evil Jew named George Soros.
And, thanks to the antisemitic lies you’re being fed, you seriously believe George Soros was a Nazi sympathizer. That’s the exact opposite of the truth. The truth is, George Soros was a 14-year-old Jewish victim of the Nazis.
George Soros is a liberal socialist Jew, and the Nazis hated those people every bit as much as you do.
The first line of the Nazi anthem was: “Deutschland, Deutschland über alles” which means Germany, Germany above all else.
It was the German version of “America first.”
“One question in my mind, which I hardly dare mention in public, is whether patriotism has, overall, been a force for good or evil in the world. If only I could get out of my mind the most patriotic people who ever lived, the Nazi Germans.”
“Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.”
-George Bernard Shaw
Ever heard of Martin Luther? No, not the black civil rights leader. The famous medieval German preacher.
He started the protestant movement and is revered among American Evangelicals, especially Lutherans, as the founder of their splinter groups of Christianity, which split off from the Catholic Church a couple of hundred years ago.
Now Evangelicals dominate America, while the vast majority of the world’s Christians are Catholics.
You didn’t know that either, did you?
Catholics are not “different” from Christians. Catholics are the original Christians. Evangelicals are just a splinter group that started with a German protestant preacher called Martin Luther.
Most Christians on the planet think of American Evangelicals as a misguided cult, not the true form of Christianity.
Martin Luther was viciously antisemitic, and he promoted the idea of a Holocaust, hundreds of years before Hitler was even born.
“Set fire to their synagogues or schools,” Martin Luther recommended in On the Jews and Their Lies. Jewish houses should “be razed and destroyed,” and Jewish “prayer books and Talmudic writings, in which such idolatry, lies, cursing, and blasphemy are taught, should be taken from them.” In addition, “their rabbis should be forbidden to teach on pain of loss of life and limb.” Still, this wasn’t enough.
Luther also urged that “safe-conduct on the highways be abolished completely for the Jews,” and that “all cash and treasure of silver and gold be taken from them.” What Jews could do was to have “a flail, an ax, a hoe, a spade” put into their hands so “young, strong Jews and Jewesses” could “earn their bread in the sweat of their brow.”
Yeah, the Nazis seriously believed terrorizing Jews was the right thing, the Christian thing, to do. They didn’t think of themselves as evil.
The Nazis were God-fearing Christians who followed the teachings of the same Martin Luther that you follow.
Hitler frequently claimed that everything he did was God’s will:
“I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator.”
-Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Vol. 1 Chapter 2
Hitler and the Nazis thought of themselves as good Christians. The words “Gott mit uns” (God is with us) were engraved on the belt buckle of every Nazi soldier.
Hitler falsely accused Jews of being anti-German traitors and a threat to national security, because many Jews were liberal intellectuals and socialists, or even communists and atheists, like Karl Marx and Albert Einstein. Hitler hated communists. That’s why he invaded Russia, remember?
“I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which would be oriented toward social goals. In such an economy, the means of production are owned by society itself and are utilized in a planned fashion. A planned economy, which adjusts production to the needs of the community, would distribute the work to be done among all those able to work and would guarantee a livelihood to every man, woman, and child. The education of the individual, in addition to promoting his own innate abilities, would attempt to develop in him a sense of responsibility for his fellow-men in place of the glorification of power and success in our present society.”
-Albert Einstein, Why Socialism?, 1949
“I honor Lenin as a man who completely sacrificed himself and devoted all his energy to the realization of social justice. I do not consider his methods practical, but one thing is certain: men of his type are the guardians and restorers of the conscience of humanity.”
“There is, however, a somber point in the social outlook of Americans. Their sense of equality and human dignity is mainly limited to men of white skins.”
-Albert Einstein, speech at Princeton University, 1948
“The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.”
“I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly.”
“During the youthful period of mankind’s spiritual evolution, human fantasy created gods in man’s own image”
“I have repeatedly said that in my opinion the idea of a personal God is a childlike one.”
“It seems to me that the idea of a personal God is an anthropological concept which I cannot take seriously.”
“I cannot conceive of a personal God who would directly influence the actions of individuals, or would directly sit in judgment on creatures of his own creation.”
The Nazis hated left-wing socialists like Einstein, and Einstein hated right-wing nationalists like the Nazis.
“Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.”
The truth about the Nazis is the exact opposite of what Fox News has been telling you.
Gee, I wonder why they would do that?
Why would Fox News tell you the exact opposite of the truth about the Nazis?
The Nazis weren’t socialists. The Nazis were conservative right-wing Christian nationalists who hated left-wing socialist Jews like Einstein.
Why would Fox News deceive you about who the Nazis were, and what they actually believed?
“I am a nationalist.”
-Donald Trump (video)
Hitler told his Nazi minions that Jews (intellectuals, scientists, actors, artists, homosexuals, liberals, socialists and communists… the very same people you hate) were an existential threat to Germany’s survival.
The same thing Trump tells you about liberals and brown people.
Nazi Germans didn’t think of themselves as the bad guys in World War 2. Nazis thought they were the victims of a worldwide globalist anti-German conspiracy, controlled by Jews.
Nazi Germans honestly believed they were in a fight for their lives. And he was their savior. Their hero. Their messiah. And their survival was inseparably linked to his success.
That’s how Hitler brainwashed his followers into being cult members who didn’t care if he lied, or played dirty, or cheated, or broke laws, or invaded countries, or killed people.
Hitler’s Nazi minions believed exactly the same things as you. They honestly believed that every terrible thing he did, he did in their name, and in their best interest. To protect them. To fight for them.
That’s why they ecstatically cheered, when Hitler’s right hand Goebbels asked the mob at a rally: “Do you want total war?”
They thought their own survival depended on Hitler’s victory.
“The receptivity of the masses is very limited, their intelligence is small, but their power of forgetting is enormous. In consequence of these facts, all effective propaganda must be limited to a very few points and must harp on these in slogans until the last member of the public understands what you want him to understand by your slogan.”
“All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.”
“The frailest woman will become a heroine when the life of her own child is at stake. And only the will to save the race and native land or the State, which offers protection to the race, has in all ages been the urge which has forced men to face the weapons of their enemies.”
Hitler made his Nazi minions believe that evil barbarian hordes were a threat to Germany’s survival, and that the white German race was facing extinction.
Guess who uses the same trick?
“Democrats want to destroy you and destroy our country as we know it.”
-Donald Trump (video)
Hitler and Trump are fearmongers, who turn their frightened minions into disciples. They literally turn them into cult members, by making them believe that there is an evil conspiracy afoot that is about to exterminate them.
That’s what the wall is all about. It’s about protecting good white people from evil brown people. Evil barbarian hordes who want to exterminate you. And that’s why you think Trump is your savior. Your messiah. Your cult leader.
“ I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters.”
-Donald Trump (video)
Be honest: if Trump shot Hillary, would you be upset? Or would you cheer?
The hatred and disgust you feel for liberals are exactly the same feelings the Nazis felt for Jews.
To Hitler’s Nazi minions, the word Jew was a slur that implied the worst of the worst: traitor, anti-German, anti-Christian, communist, evil, sub-human, baby killer.
Trump’s MAGA minions use the word liberal with exactly the same intense hatred.
“I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump — I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough — until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad.”
The Nazis didn’t think of themselves as racists. Neither do you.
They thought they were the victims. So do you.
Nazi Germans honestly believed that non-Germans, non-whites and non-Christians were their mortal enemies and bad, evil people. You believe the same thing.
So when they used vicious slurs against these evil people, the Nazis didn’t think they were doing anything bad or racist. They honestly believed the hateful things they said about Jews.
Just like you believe the hateful lies you repeat about liberals.
Trump didn’t invent the term Fake News. Hitler did. Whenever the press unmasked Hitler and exposed that he was not a messiah but a monster, Hitler called them Lügenpresse, which is German for Fake News.
The KKK’s slogan was “America first.” Trump’s slogan is “America first.”
The KKK are hardcore racists. Racism guides every aspect of their lives.
They love racist politicians. They love Trump.
Connect. the. dots.
Is any of this sinking in yet?
Or do you need more time?
Take all the time you need.
Trump is using Nazi propaganda techniques to brainwash you.
And if you fall for Trump’s vicious lies, you are a Nazi, too. History will look at you exactly the same way history looks at Nazi Germans.
If you’re a MAGA minion, you literally believe the same propaganda lies the Nazis believed.
The only difference is that Hitler used vicious lies about Jews to turn his minions into bloodthirsty fanatics, and Trump uses vicious lies about liberals, refugees, Muslims and Mexicans to turn you into bloodthirsty fanatics.
The refugees at the border are not a threat to America. They are not trying to kill you or exterminate the white race. It’s not an invasion.
There is no national emergency at the border. The refugees are not a threat to anyone. There are no Middle Eastern terrorists among them. Middle Easterners fly directly to the US. They don’t walk here.
The refugees at the southern border are mostly families, desperate women, and crying children.
That’s why there are now thousands of children in American concentration camps. They’re being kept in cages, in overcrowded private prisons that make huge profits by locking up innocent children under inhumane conditions.
More and more children keep dying in US custody. That never happened under Obama.
Nobody likes to abandon their home and walk a thousand miles through danger, towards an unknown future. That is not a journey anyone makes lightly. Especially not with a baby on your arm. These desperate people are coming here because they need our help, not because they are a threat.
The refugees are not evil, not terrorists, not gang members, not criminals, not rapists, and not animals, despite what Trump says. In fact, immigrants commit less crimes than people born in America.
But that’s not what Trump and Fox News tell you, is it?
No, they keep telling you that brown people are evil, and they’re coming here to kill you and exterminate the white race.
It’s not true. It’s a racist lie. The same type of lie Hitler used against Jews.
Oh, and you know how Fox News always says the Nazis were anti-gun?
That’s a lie, too.
When the Nazis took power, the first thing they did was relax gun laws. The Nazis made it easier to own a gun:
The 1938 German Weapons Act, the precursor of the current weapons law, superseded the 1928 law. As under the 1928 law, citizens were required to have a permit to carry a firearm and a separate permit to acquire a firearm.
But under the new law:
Gun restriction laws applied only to handguns, not to long guns or ammunition.
The 1938 revisions completely deregulated the acquisition and transfer of rifles and shotguns, and the possession of ammunition.
The legal age at which guns could be purchased was lowered from 20 to 18.
Holders of annual hunting permits, government workers, and NSDAP (the National Socialist German Workers’ Party) members were no longer subject to gun ownership restrictions.
Prior to the 1938 law, only officials of the central government, the states, and employees of the German Reichsbahn Railways were exempted.
The Nazis were very pro-gun. Every good German had a gun, to protect the homeland against evil barbarian hordes and evil globalist Jews.
Why would Fox News tell you that the Nazi Germans were anti-gun liberals, when that’s a monumental lie, and the exact opposite of the truth?
Because you’re being brainwashed.
“In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility… 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 little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods.
It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.
Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.”
This article is an excerpt from the book American Fascism.