"The great masses of the people ...
will more easily fall victims
to a big lie than
to a small one."
Adolf Hitler
(1889-1945) German Nazi Dictator
Mein Kampf, 1933
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This statement reminds me of the 43rd President and his war.
 -- Kyle Huwer, Darmstadt/Flagstaff     
    Not giving 5 stars to Hitler but to the quote. Hitler certainly used the truth of this to his advantage as have many other political and religious leaders.
     -- Susi, Jeffersonville     
    Ya - 5 stars!!! 9.11 was a huge lie --> 9.11 Was An Inside Job
     -- Anonymous     
    HITLER wat ev
     -- fgjnuy, htjk7ij     
    It is sad that a man so disturbed and messed up could understand society in such an intricate way.
     -- adam, nyack     
    Hitler was a madman.
     -- Anonymous     
    Obama's insane spending comes to mind and his misguided attempt at health care. Remember the Nazis were socialists first and foremost.
     -- Clackston, Akron     
    this is so true but hitler is wrong do u get me
     -- Anonymous     
    From the socialist's play book. The Reichstag, stimulus, bailout, nationalization of transportation, insurance, banking, medicine, etc., etc., etc. the Union of Socialist States (USA) is endowed with the etched in stone government motto "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." (Joseph Goebbels, Hitler■s Propaganda Minister) Only to be surpassed by Bush's and Obamunist's Hero, Hitler; and, his above quote..
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    The most repeated lie is that government spends money, They cannot get money for your check when the Fed has said "deposits are merely book entries." Our Marxist misleaders have no need for money when all of us will risk our lives or even die for book entries. There would be no wars if soldiers and supliers had to be paid dollars of money, instead they are SATISFIED but not paid with checks.
     -- Dave Wilber, St. Louis     
    The "masses" of Americans usually fall for the big lie at presidential election time. The last one was a great example as well as quite a few before.
     -- jim k, Austin     
    Hitler was horrible but this quote is exactly right.
     -- jim k, Austin     
    Fox News: Fair & Balanced... Adolf would have been proud!
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA, US     
    "Government is benevolent" ~ There's your Big Lie.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Forced compliance, false currency, central banking, spying on our activities, spying our bank accounts, paying extortion, regulating our movement/travel, control of the schools, entrenched bureaucracy, suspension of the Constitution, suspension of the Bill of Rights...Freedom? Stalin would be so proud of just how clever it all is....
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Compare Obama to LBJ. What great lies they have passed on the masses while centralizing all power for DC.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
    The truth doesn't sell -- hell, you can't give it away, but we will pay a premium for lies.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    With 3 days to read the bill it would have to be a big lie that was voted on because there was no time to pick out the truth in it. The big lie was the American people will benifit from passing this bill. When they shoved it down our throats how could we know what we were swallowing with no time to chew it and a chance to taste it. At least then we'd have a chance to spit it out if it didn't taste right. Nope, we just swallowed the big lie and that's all that mattered. Now we have to challenge the process and the facts in their system (legal) and that's the biggest joke of all. That's like asking the doctor who gave you a disease to operate on you to get rid of it.....The madness continues and the worst of it is yet to come.
     -- Anon     
     -- Logan, Memphis, TN      
    You can't argue with the truth of that statement. Dictators often use the big lie, but don't think they won't use the little lie though. Small lies repeated often enough are just as effective as the big lie.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
    At least Hitler was honest about his lies. He learned that political philosophy from the American left. Goebbles studied the political tactics of Woodrow Wilson. The difference is that he rushed to the conclusion of the progressive's goals while in this country we just slide there very slowly. That is till now.
     -- warren, olathe     
    A great observation of a true human reaction (even though it is said by a truly bad guy). We are told lies by all politians. We/all humans are controlled by fear. If a leader wants to control us, give us a enemy/threat (vietnam,granada, iraq, iran,afganistan,saddam,wmd's) we will be fearful and we will give that leader anything he wants, even our freedoms. Always beware of leaders that use fear to cause you to compromise your values.
     -- goyo americus, kc     
    nice saying
     -- Anonymous     
    This quotation is a notorious distortion. If you read Mein Kampf he says 'The Jews believe in the big lie ... ' Nowhere does he say he believed in the big lie. This is how history is distorted. This quotation is often attributed to Joseph Goebbels. For goodness sake read Hitler's words: Mein Kampf
     -- Anonymous, Alicante     
    For all of you collectivist minions who are STILL going on and on about Bush's lies, it is curious to me that you, undoubtedly Obama fans, are not privy to how Obama supposedly campaigned against Bush's policies prior to taking office, but once in, he EMBRACED them to the point that he doubled-down on them.

    Here's a quote from your hero, and tell me this isn't words of a tyrant:

    "Still, youll hear voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity thats the root of all our problems, even as they do their best to gum up the works; or that tyranny always lurks just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, creative, unique experiment in self-rule is just a sham with which we cant be trusted."

    This from a man who attended a church that spoke of our government creating the AIDS virus to destroy the Black community, and who essentially attacks other political opinions the same way that opponents of collectivist/progressive policies attack his. We are not "enemies of government," any more than Thomas Jefferson or James Madison were. We are merely opponents of those whose policies are the opposite of "self rule," rather, they propose a government that regulates and controls every aspect of our lives.

    Obama is far closer to being an Adolf Hitler than any other president in our history. His "fundamental change" in America is perhaps the only campaign promise that he's keeping. Hitler was a socialist, an enemy of capitalism, and he was all about controlling the people's way of life, for "the good of the state," and for anyone who doesn't know, the "state" was Adolf Hitler. The same applies with Obama, in every possible way.
     -- John, Lenoir, NC     
    This quote is incomplete and out of context from it source! Read the entire page from which this is sourced, and begin to understand why it was edited; and the purpose of mis-information this act serves.
    Every subsequent comment about this mis-quote is evident by the ignorance surrounding it.
     -- Helmut, Baden, DE     
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