Heinrich Himmler 7 October 1900 – 23 May 1945. Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel (SS – Protection Squadron), leading member of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) of Nazi Germany. Creator and controller of the Nazi system of concentration and extermination camps in which eleven to fourteen million civilians died, including six million Jews. As Reichsführer-SS, 1929-1945, he built the SS from a mere 290-man battalion into a million-strong paramilitary group. As head of the Gestapo (State Secret Police) he terrorized the entire population of Germany and Europe under his control.
Heinrich Himmler on Propaganda
The best political weapon is the weapon of terror. Cruelty commands respect. Men may hate us. But, we don’t ask for their love; only for their fear.
Mohammed knew that most people are terribly cowardly and stupid. That is why he promised two beautiful women to every courageous warrior who dies in battle. This is the kind of language a soldier understands. When he believes that he will be welcomed in this manner in the afterlife, he will be willing to give his life, he will be enthusiastic about going to battle and not fear death. You may call this primitive and you may laugh about it, but it is based on deeper wisdom. A religion must speak a man’s language.
Vladimir Lenin on Propaganda
The bourgeoisie is many times stronger than we. To give it the weapon of freedom of the press is to ease the enemy’s cause, to help the class enemy. We do not desire to end in suicide, so we will not do this.
Truth is the most precious thing. That’s why we should ration it.
We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us.
The art of any propagandist and agitator consists in his ability to find the best means of influencing any given audience, by presenting a definite truth, in such a way as to make it most convincing, most easy to digest, most graphic, and most strongly impressive.
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