A Defending Crusader…

The best defense is to be good and offensive…or something like that.

Something to think about

Posted by Godefroi on October 27, 2008

Ideas in themselves are timeless. They are not tied to individuals, much less to a people. They rest in a people, it is true, and affect their attitudes. Ideas, people say, are in the clouds. When someone comes along who can put in words what everyone feels in their hearts, each feels: “Yes! That is what I have always wanted and hoped for.” That is what happens the first time one hears one of Obama’s major speeches. I have met people who had attended an Obama meeting for the first time, and at the end they said: “This man put in words everything I have been searching for for years. For the first time, someone gave form to what I want.” Others are lost in confusion, but suddenly someone stands up and puts it in words. Goethe’s words become reality: “Lost in silent misery, God gave someone to express my suffering.”

So true, so true.  It explains so much of his sucess…the media fawning; the swooning, adoring fans at his rallies; the vehemence with which his supporters defend and praise him.

There’s just one, small thing.

Who provided this quotation, this perfect analysis of his popularity?

Well, that would be…wait for it.

J. Goebbels, in Erkenntnis und Propaganda.

That’s right folks.  The true quote actually contains:

That is what happens the first time one hears one of Hitlers major speeches. I have met people who had attended a Hitler meeting for the first time, and at the end they said: “This man put in words everything I have been searching for for years.

Just something to bear in mind.

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