from Humans Are Free:
‘No one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it’ – George Orwell, 1984
“The Nazis wanted Germans to support the Nazi dictatorship and believe in Nazi ideas. To accomplish this goal, they tried to control forms of communication through censorship and propaganda. This included control of newspapers, magazines, books, art, theater, music, movies, and radio” said the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
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“When the Nazis came to power in 1933, the German constitution guaranteed freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Through decrees and laws, the Nazis abolished these civil rights and destroyed German democracy. Starting in 1934, it was illegal to criticize the Nazi government. Even telling a joke about Hitler was considered treachery. People in Nazi Germany could not say or write whatever they wanted.”
“The elimination of the German multi-party political system brought about the demise of hundreds of newspapers produced by outlawed political parties. It also allowed the state to seize the printing plants and equipment of the Communist and Social Democratic Parties, which were often turned over directly to the Nazi Party. In the following months, the Nazis established control or exerted influence over independent press organs.
During the first weeks of 1933, the Nazi regime deployed the radio, press, and newsreels to stoke fears of a pending “Communist uprising,” then channeled popular anxieties into political measures that eradicated civil liberties and democracy.
SA (Storm Troopers) and members of the Nazi elite paramilitary formation, the SS, took to the streets to brutalize or arrest political opponents and incarcerate them in hastily established detention centers and concentration camps. Nazi thugs broke into opposing political party offices, destroying printing presses and newspapers.
Sometimes using holding companies to disguise new ownership, executives of the Nazi Party-owned publishing house, Franz Eher, established a huge empire that drove out competition and purchased newspapers at belowmarket prices.
Some independent newspapers, particularly conservative newspapers and non-political illustrated weeklies, accommodated to the regime through self-censorship or initiative in dealing with approved topics.”
Maybe we can rewrite that quote from the same web site but using a more “today” feeling way:
“The elimination of the American multi-party political system brought about the demise of hundreds of news sources produced by outlawed political viewpoints. It also allowed the Feds to seize the websites and equipment of the Conservative and Christian news outlets, which were often turned over directly to the Democrat controlled media. In the following months, the Democrats established control or exerted influence over independent press organs.
During the first weeks of 2016, the Obama regime deployed the radio, TV, and Websites to stoke fears of a pending “Conservative Christian uprising,” then channeled popular anxieties into political measures that eradicated civil liberties and democracy.
BLM (Storm Troopers) and members of the Democrat elite paramilitary formation, Antifa, took to the streets to brutalize or intimidate political opponents and incarcerate them in hastily established detention centers and concentration camps. Democrat thugs broke into opposing political party offices, destroying computers and other equipment.
Sometimes using holding companies to disguise new ownership, executives of the NWO elites owned publishing houses, CNN – NY Times – ABC-NBC-CBS – Facebook – Twitter and so on, established a huge empire that drove out competition and purchased news sources at below-market prices.
Some independent news sources, particularly conservative websites and non-political news sources, accommodated to the regime through self-censorship or initiative in dealing with approved topics.”
“The Propaganda Ministry, through its Reich Press Chamber, assumed control over the Reich Association of the German Press, the guild which regulated entry into the profession. Under the new Editors Law of October 4, 1933, the association kept registries of “racially pure” editors and journalists, and excluded Jews and those married to Jews from the profession. Propaganda Ministry officials expected editors and journalists, who had to register with the Reich Press Chamber to work in the field, to follow the mandates and instructions handed down by the ministry. In paragraph 14 of the law, the regime required editors to omit anything “calculated to weaken the strength of the Reich abroad or at home.”
The Propaganda Ministry aimed further to control the content of news and editorial pages through directives distributed in daily conferences in Berlin and transmitted via the Nazi Party propaganda offices to regional or local papers. Detailed guidelines stated what stories could or could not be reported and how to report the news.
Journalists or editors who failed to follow these instructions could be fired or, if believed to be acting with intent to harm Germany, sent to a concentration camp. Rather than suppressing news, the Nazi propaganda apparatus instead sought to tightly control its flow and interpretation and to deny access to alternative sources of news.”
This also could be rewritten and fit perfectly with today’s reality just by changing the names of the guilty, both government as well as private agencies.
One recent example of the left borrowing from proven strategies of the Nazi movement is “The Federal Bureau of Investigation appears ready to create a new generation of Hitler Youth, turning family members against one another and asking citizens to be on the lookout for any relative, coworker, or friend who might be “mobilizing toward violence” from The Liberty Beacon includes this tweet from the FBI.
“Family members and peers are often best positioned to witness signs of mobilization to violence. Help prevent homegrown violent extremism. Visit https://go.usa.gov/x6mjf to learn how to spot suspicious behaviors and report them to the #FBI,” the tweet, which also contained eerie-looking graphics”.