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The image in the top left corner is Joseph Goebbels.

The Big Lie

The big lie (German: große Lüge) is a propaganda technique. The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler, when he dictated his 1925 book Mein Kampf, about the use of a lie so colossal that no one would believe that someone could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Hitler claimed the technique was used by the Jews to blame Germany’s loss in World War I.

The lie is repeated ad nauseam, from as many sources as possible. By drowning out the truth, it turns the lie into a false consensus. The right have refined this technique with the echo chamber where the lie is endlessly ping-ponged between a group of people on the Internet to create the illusion it is the majority opinion.

Trump makes blatant use of the big lie. For example, he claims the media never report anything positive about him. Yet he is on the air more than any other person by far. If he never mentions any positive accomplishments, he has only himself to blame.

He routinely claims he never said something even when there is video tape of him saying it e.g. calling for the invasion of Iraq. He persists in his lie, over and over and over.

Very often he claims black is white, with no attempt at all to disguise the falsehood of his claim. For example, he happily claimed to have won the biggest electoral college majority since Reagan. This is a matter of public record, and it is simply not true. Yet Trump persisted over and over in his lie. Ditto the size of the crowd at his inauguration. He even lied about the weather at his inauguration, trying to make it sound as if his presidency were divinely anointed.

These are pointless petty lies. They indicate he is an out-of-control compulsive liar who is also lying about everything of consequence as well. His staff work hard to keep him from issuing utterly preposterous lies that cannot be cleaned up, only excused as mistakes. But when he persists in his lies, they can’t even be written off as errors.

He breaks promises such as revealing his income tax, or divesting his wealth then pretends he never made any such promises even when nearly everybody heard the promise direct from his own lips.

When the lies are so obvious, why do people believe them, Hitler’s or Trump’s? Because they can’t face the humiliation and the horror of discovering they were wrong. They would sooner kid themselves and indulge in wishful thinking than face facts, or even do some fact-checking. They simply don’t want to know.

Dr. Morgentaler

Whenever anti-abortionists say that the famous abortion doctor, Dr. Morgentaler, murdered babies, this is delusional. Do they have any idea what a blastula looks like or how microscopic it is? It is not a baby! It is not even as human as a jellyfish, not even as human as a water flea. Further, murder is a technical term meaning unlawful killing. Yet their complaint is that what Morgentaler did was not unlawful. Their complaint is thus self contradictory. Creationists were never big on logic or precision in language.

They may, for religious reasons, consider killing a blastula equally wicked to killing a baby, but it is most definitely not literally baby killing. That is demented. Their reasons for objecting are superstitious, based on the belief in a soul (ghost) possessing the fertilised egg at conception. This is a purely religious notion without even a scintilla of evidence to support it. Christians should not be permitted to impose their religious superstitions on others, especially when they jail or murder them as a consequence.

~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:69)

Imposing Jehovah Worship on Everyone

The anti-euthanasia groups are clear on their reason for opposition. The want their god Jehovah to determine the time of everyone’s death. In other words, they want to impose their religious beliefs on everyone. If they want to impose unnecessary suffering on themselves for religious reasons, that is their right, but they have absolutely no business imposing them on me. The constitution forbids the government from enforcing majority religious superstitions through law.

~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:69)
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