The 'Big Lie' technique of propaganda is based on the principle that a lie, if audacious enough and repeated enough times, will be believed by the masses. As they say, lie repeated too often will become the truth.
Adolf Hitler had used it.Joseph Goebbels, his Minister of Propaganda perfected it.
He was Hitler's best propaganda machine that led to the burning of the books and the 'Holocaust', the annihilation of the Jews.
Geobbels was known for his zealous oratory and anti-Semitism which eventually led to the 'Die Endlosung' or the 'Final Solution', the systematic execution of European Jews.
From Geobbel's propaganda machine to Himmler's killing machine, the 'Big Lie' has managed to make animals out of men to commit one of history's worst atrocities against mankind.
Should history be used to threaten others or should we learn from its mistake and do the right thing?
Incidentally,the government has decided to make history a must pass subject which I find vary baffling and could not agree with.
During my time, history was only a must learn subject at secondary level but not a must pass subject and it was one of the easiest subject to learn and made even easier if you have good numeral memory, that is remembering years,centuries,millienium and so forth.
Obviously, the new Minister of Education Muhyiddin Yassin wanted to leave more foot prints.Just like, Malay to English, back to Malay, for Science and Maths.
As George Sanatayana have said "Those who can't remember the past are condemned to repeat it"
Why are the opposition giving Utusan Malaysia the time of the day every time its editorial writes something on May 13, even wanting to take it for debate in Parliament.Isn't the matter best ignored and treated as the writing of some mad man instead of getting all riled up and giving prominence to the propaganda.
Except for the few opposition politicians seeking political mileage not many people really give a damn about what Utusan writes.
What so seditious about saying May 13 is a 'sacred day' and 'blessing in disguise'.Will it starts a riot, a war or an earthquke?
You want freedom of speech and freedom of the press.You make your bed you must now lay on it.
Those who always scream for freedom of the press should not just say it but should practise its full extent.
Do not do unto others what you do not want others do unto you.
Who started the 'Big Lie' in Malaysia?
If you can lied about Sept 16, what other lie are you not capable of manufacturing?
The Prime Minister is a murderer?
A statutory declaration is a rock solid evidence?
I am looking for my mother's tits!