Author Topic: Trump Supporters and The Three Types of Readers by Adolf Hitler  (Read 538 times)

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Which one of the following groups of readers do you think defines present-day right-wingers best? Hint: who coined the term "fake news" and is known for never reading his intel reports, or much of anything else for that matter?

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Readers can be divided into three groups: Those who believe everything they read; those who no longer believe anything they read; and those minds which critically examine what they read and then form their own judgments about the accuracy of the information.

The first group who believes everything they read is the largest and strongest because they are composed of the broad masses of the population.
These great masses of the people represent the most simple-minded part of the nation. It cannot, however, be divided by occupation, only by general degrees of intelligence. This group includes those who have not been born with the gift of, or trained for independent thinking and who believe anything which is printed in black and white. This is partly because of inability and partly through incompetence. This group also encompasses a class of lazy people who could think for themselves, but who gratefully accept anything someone else has already put any thinking-effort into on the humble assumption that he worked hard for his opinion so it must be right. All these groups represent the great mass of the people and the influence of the press on them will be enormous. Since they are unable or unwilling to weigh what is offered to them and evaluate it for themselves, their approach to every daily problem is totally determined by how they are influenced by others. This may be an advantage if their understanding is fed by serious and truth-loving persons, but it will be disastrous if they are led by scoundrels and liars.

In number, the second group who does not believe anything they read is considerably smaller. It is partially made up of those who once belonged to the first group of total-believers. Then, after continued disappointments, they have switched to the opposite extreme and now believe nothing in print. They hate all newspapers and either do not read them at all, or fly into a rage over the contents which they believe to be nothing but lies and deceptions. These people are very hard to deal with because they will always be suspicious, even of the truth. They are useless when it comes to accomplishing any positive work.

The third group who reads and evaluates for themselves is by far the smallest. It consists of those really fine minds, which have been educated and through training or maybe are naturally capable of independent thinking. They try to form their own judgments on everything and they subject everything they read to a repeated, thorough scrutiny and further develop the implications and meaning for themselves. They never look at a newspaper without mentally taking part in the writing and then Mr. Writer’s task is no easy one. Journalists have a reserved, perhaps limited appreciation for such readers.

To the members of this third group, the nonsense which a newspaper may choose to scribble is not dangerous or even significant. They have usually become accustomed in the course of a lifetime to regard every journalist as a rogue who happens to sometimes tell the truth. Unfortunately, the importance of these splendid figures is only in their intelligence and not in their number. There are too few of them to have a significant impact. It is unfortunate that during this age wisdom means nothing and majority means everything! Today, when the voting ballots of the masses are final, the deciding factor is the highest number——that is the largest group and this is the first group I discussed. This is the crowd of the simple-minded or most gullible citizens. — Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, pg. 156

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In either case, what is read shouldn’t simply be stored in the memory like a list of facts and figures. The facts, like bits of a mosaic tile, should come together as a general image of the world, helping to shape this world image in the reader’s head. Otherwise, there will be a confusion of information learned, and the worthless mix of facts gives the unhappy possessor an undeserved high opinion of himself. He seriously believes he is “cultured and learned” while thinking he has some understanding of life and is knowledgeable simply because he has a stack of books by his bed. Actually, every piece of new information takes him further away from the real world, until often he ends up either in a psychiatric hospital or as a “politician” in government.

No man with this kind of mind can ever retrieve from his jumbled “knowledge” what is appropriate when he needs it. His intellect is not filled with his own life experiences, but is filled with what he has read in books and in whatever order the content happened to land in his head. If Fate reminded him to correctly use what he has learned in his daily life, it would also have to cite volume and page or the poor guy could never find what he needed. But since Fate does not do this, these “knowledgeable” men are embarrassed when it really counts. They search their minds frantically for appropriate comparisons and usually end up with the wrong idea. If this were not the case, then it would be impossible to understand the political achievements of our learned government heroes in high places unless we decided they are mischievous and not mentally disturbed.

A person who has mastered the art of proper and true reading can read any book, magazine, or pamphlet and immediately spot everything he believes he needs to remember, either because it fits his purpose or because it is generally worth knowing. What he has learned then takes its proper place in his imagination concerning the matter at hand. It can then either correct or complete that image to increase its correctness or clarity in his mind. If life suddenly presents some question that requires examination or a solution, the memory stored through this reading method will instantly recall the already imagined picture as a standard and will bring out individual bits of information on the subject which have been retained through decades, and that will be the basis for the intelligence used to clarify or answer the question. Only then is there sense and purpose in reading. — Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, pg. 27

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Trump Won’t Read Daily Intel Brief, But Kushner (Jew) Does
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No security clearance, but the son-in-law sees everything
https://letsfixthiscountry.org/2018/02/18/trump-wont-read-daily-intel-brief-but-kushner-does/

U.S. right-wingers clearly have no problem with a Zionist Jew reading the intel reports written for the president's eyes only, should we be surprised though?


^ This is how dumb and ignorant the average Trump supporter is!

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Re: If Western civilization does not die soon.....
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2020, 04:22:34 pm »
Donald Trump's 2016 Win Was NOT A FLUKE
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Donald Trump's 2016 election was not a fluke and he has arguably increased his level of support over the years
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdR-P74lze0

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How Do You Govern When Half The Country Is Trapped In A Disinformation Bubble?
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The right has spent decades telling people not to believe anyone but them. And now half the country simply can't accept the reality that Trump lost. “The question of whether anyone can run a democracy under these conditions is really an open one,” says Chris Hayes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_uV0RZZn98

Way more than half the country and it's not just rightists that are trapped in a disinformation bubble, the false-left has been trapped in one at the least since the French Revolution....

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Re: Uniting Americans
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SE Cupp: We are possibly living in the stupidest of times
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CNN's SE Cupp offers her take on Republicans' and right-wing media's fixation on culture wars while many Americans are still struggling during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Twitter and Facebook have made people absolute morons! There's so much half-truths and misinformation floating around, people can't tell the difference between the facts and French Fries.




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Can You Trust the Media? | Manufacturing Consent Explained
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The term "fake news" is thrown around without much thought, but with more and more people losing faith in the media, honesty in news broadcasting is something we need to consider. In this episode, we'll take a look at whose interests the corporate media serves, and evaluate whether we should trust mainstream news.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPazn1XNDQI



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A little bit of a contradiction here on this thread, but a good one to keep in consideration, especially since Schopenhauer was Hitler's favorite philosopher. Interestingly for myself, I arrived at many of the same conclusions in regards to reading as Schopenhauer and I arrived at them intuitively in my childhood.

SCHOPENHAUER: The Art of Not Reading (6 Rules for Reading)
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Arthur Schopenhauer's famous essay "On Books and Reading" is actually more about NOT reading. Schopenhauer offers us six rules for reading books. Here is some reading advice from one of the greatest thinkers in history and philosophy... Enjoy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCTHrBC2zSw

Be careful what you let into your mind, garbage in, garbage out....

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Lauren Boebert demonstrates exemplary oratorical skills:
https://youtu.be/RF1TJFaPrII

Boebert's education:
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/boebert-ged-months-before-election/

Of course we should not judge someone's intellect solely based on their education. But there are differences between self educated autodidacts like Adolf Hitler (who never graduated high school), and outright morons like Boebert. 
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