January 13th, 2021


«Кстати о фашистах»


Совершенно восхитительный обмен репликами из журнала arbata, между alexanderr, scherkas и reytsman:

Кстати о фашистах

В отличии от участников дискуссии, я плачу за подписку NYTimes и охотно расскажу, что там содержится по ссылке. Там содержится несколько отрывков из “Mein Kampf” в переводе на английский, на тему пропаганды, снабжённые таким вот вступлением от редакции:

Germany is now waging a psychological war against this country as well as a military war in other parts of the world. That psychological war is based in the principles of propaganda laid down by Adolf Hitler in his autobiography “Mein Kampf.” Below the book’s most important passages on propaganda are published. The text is taken from the translation © by Houghton Mifflin Company and published by Reynal & Hitchcock.

Вот первый из приведённых отрывков:

To whom must propaganda appeal? To the scientific intelligentsia or to the less educated masses? It must appeal forever and only to the masses!

The task of propaganda lies not in the scientific training of the individual, but rather in directing the masses toward certain facts, events, necessities, etc., the purpose being to move their importance into the masses’ field of vision.

The art of propaganda is exclusively to attack this problem so skillfully that a general conviction is created of the reality of a fact, of the necessity of an event — in other words, that something that is necessary is also right.

«и эта же газета нам теперь рассказывает про ковид, про глобальное потепление, и так далее».

Зря вы не платите за подписку, зря.

See copy at dreamwidth for more comments; currently it has comment count unavailable.