Comment: Propaganda is a powerful tool

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Propaganda is a powerful tool

I used to wonder how it was possible for an entire nation of otherwise rational, civilized human beings to be convinced that it was perfectly OK to barbecue their neighbors and turn them into soap. I understand now of course, Those people didn't have the internet, most didn't even own phones in those days, they depended on the state owned media to tell them the truth, it was the only source of information they had. Joseph Goebbels was a genius, and managed the flow of information brilliantly. He changed their perception of reality with propaganda, the way they reasoned, the way they interacted with their world was flawed because the information they based their reasoning on was manipulated.