We have covered various methods used in propaganda including diversion, passivity and varying or fluid reference points, but there is another that is often overlooked because of its crudeness. This, itself, is an error that has its consequences when the deception is not discerned, but dismissed.
Using "the outright opposite" is a propaganda technique in which the principle design is not so much to persuade, but to shock, repeat, and desensitize.
Shock is an ancient method of attention and it works. When an athlete, for example, wishes to promote himself, he may take the role of antagonist deliberately because 'hate sells tickets.' Cassius Clay, who changed his name to Mohammad Ali was his own best public relations manager who knew that outrageous boasting infuriated people to the point of watching his fights. He could engage in all sorts of negative behavior but he knew people would come to see him fight.
This was highlighted in the "Rocky" series where the protagonist, "Apollo Creed" was shown to be a family man who, once the cameras came on, became an obnoxious showman portrayed against the humble underdog, "Rocky Balboa." In the 2nd in the series, "Creed" is shown to be both characters; choosing to "go negative in advertising" to get the rematch he wanted.
Outrageous statements get publicity. This is common in entertainment industry, just as "pushing the envelop" in outrageous costumes or "costume malfunction" is used.
Today, this technique is being used, even as Europe spirals towards civil war.
Today, this technique is being used, even as Europe spirals towards civil war.
In Propaganda, it is to look outside at the sun shining, and declare a torrid downfall of rain. It shocks with its ridiculousness, but gets people talking. This, itself, is a success, but it goes further than that.
At first, there is a response to the ridiculous claim, but the bottom line is:
Everyone is talking about it.
Repetition has its impact.
Lower functioning or lazy minded embrace repetition quickly and the general population is now a bit desensitized and ready to hear that when it is sunny out, it is really actually cloudy. It is easier to accept clouds than outright rain.
It also appears to the lazy minded or those of lesser intellect. It reminds me of those who say, "just tell me, is he lying or not!" without the effort of gaining a deeper understanding, while remaining in "101" study.
"If it don't fit, you must acquit!" is to disengage from a wide source of evidence and look at a tight leather glove.
Barak Obama told the American people that nations did not "dare" attack us; even while 10 military sailors were under arrest, boats confiscated and were humiliated before the cameras. It is an outrageous statement to make because it is the opposite of truth. When the White House spokesman was asked about this criminal behavior on the part of the Iranians in regard to the Nuclear Deal (along with their chants of "Death to America" and the shooting of missiles so close to our ships), the spokesman said the Outright Opposite about the Nuclear Deal
"this is why we made the deal!"
It is to look at the sun shining, and rush in for a rain coat. (activity is often the second stage).
Josef Goebbels used more sophisticated methods of propaganda (including music/video similar to "Making a Murderer") where he showed black Americans dancing with the suggestion of primitive culture.
But he was not against using the Outright Opposite method, which in one point, was so successful that it is repeated daily in our day: the various claims of Jewish blood being different, and the suggestion that Jews evolved from primates.
The claim that Jewish blood and Aryan blood was an Outright Opposite of truth, met with initial outrage; the outrage from the scientific community fueled its success. It was being repeated, even if being condemned, until that is, it became too dangerous to speak against it. Thus is the case today, with many topics, including those with both sociological and scientific data disregarded. In short, it is a grandfather, standing naked before a mirror, being declared "woman of the year." It is so outrageous, that it makes lots of noise and opens the door for the average person to have the outrage of illogic settle in, making them more vulnerable to lesser outrage, yet just as deceptive, in the near future.
Germany has continued, under Angela Merkel, with the Ministry of Propaganda and has solicited the conspiratorial silence of the media, including Facebook, Google, and Twitter, the criminal (particularly sexually criminal) activity of the Islamic supremacists in her county. It has reached the point where she and her government (including corporate media) have had to face leaked documents of the tyranny over the people, and when they do 'admit', the discerning would be wise to consider that even that which they own, is very likely to be minimized rather than truthful. Obama's "widows and orphans" are 80% (and often 90%) males, 16-35.
Merkel's "doctors and engineers" are often low IQ illiterate males, of whom police will not arrest when they sexually assault European women.
Islamic teaching on women and sex is criminal. The supremacy teaching itself, must always lead to violence, but its intolerance of women, in general, along with the example of the pedophile Mohammad means that women who are not Islamic, or who are not adhering outwardly to covering themselves up, are "the reward" to the supremacist Islamic male. He is taught, from childhood, this very thing, and has domestic violence against his mother as his example. He then is told that rape is a "reward" from Allah, unbelieving women are "dogs, whores, infidels", and that even in eternity, his reward will be sexual violence against 70 women. On top of this, Mohammad is the "perfect" man who not only was a murderer and rapist, but a pedophile, and stands as every boy's example to follow.
It is almost impossible to overcome.
There are soldiers today who suffer night terrors and PTSD like symptoms from the stand down orders in Afghanistan where they had to hear young boys screams in the night as the Muslim men raped them. I have one such in my family and have known about this for years before it went public.
As the West was progressing into industry, scientific exploration and advancement, Islamic teaching to return to the "golden era" of 1400 years ago is embraced. German police were refused enforcement and had 143 officers responding to, what the press admits to being "over 1,000 males" who were first said to be armed with fireworks, but videos quickly showed handguns and fireworks. They used a 3 circle system of their "Islamic game" where the first circle molested the victim, the second circle took iPhone videos and the 3rd circle protected them from the crowd and police. If "successful", the inner circle moved the victim to an area to rape her. Of the thousands, only 5 were arrested and police were fearful of using force, so they ran instead. If they used force to save German women, they would have not only lost their jobs, but likely faced criminal charges. This affirmed to the Islamic migrants, that their religious teaching of supremacy is true: even the police cannot touch us. Many police reported the supremacists taunting them, emboldened, and yelling at them using Merkel's name. This, too, was affirmed by the police retreat. They did nothing, but in most cases, ran or retreated to safety, leaving the women to be raped.
Yet, when a peaceful protest was organized, 1500 police responded and water cannoned their own citizens.
It is now learned that German authorities knew of this Islamic "game", and knew it was scheduled for New Year's Eve and knew it would be continent wide. They claimed to not want the "publicity" of a large police presence, and the women were sacrificed.
In Rape, Islamic supremacy of men must blame women for being raped.
From Robert Spencer:
"Grand Mufti of Australia Taj Din al-Hilali sparked a controversy when he said:
The German government appears to be in full damage-control mode post-Cologne sex attacks, with the official journal of the state propaganda bureau publishing an editorial claiming Mohammed was a feminist, and that as of yet there has been no evidence the increase in sex attacks in Germany has been caused by refugees.
The article in Fluter (Floodlight) magazine, the trendy journal for young Germans published by the Federal Agency for Civic Education is the work of Indian heritage German journalist Khola Maryam Hübsch, a vocal advocate for Islam in German public life. Ms. Hübsch has been at the forefront of campaigns to preserve the burqa in Europe as a “liberating” garment for women, and in the article writes scathingly about attitudes that cast recent Muslim migrants as potential sex attackers.
With a clear dose of sarcasm, Ms. Hübsch opens her article: “Suddenly, we live in a country in which you are constantly worried about the safety and dignity of women”, and lays the blame for sexual assault in Germany firmly on the shoulders of “sexist and misogynistic” Western pop culture. Far from being a source of trouble for Europe, Islam is a civilising influence, reasons Ms. Hübsch, with Mohammed cast as an early campaigner for women’s rights, reports Junge Freiheit.
Even his child bride Aisha is roped in to provide evidence of his positive attitude towards women. Any “misogynistic traditions” within Islam are the fault of the “male orthodoxy” working to discriminate against women by corrupting “appropriation” of the faith.
Signing off her article, Ms. Hübsch warns young Germans off the pleading for women’s rights made by non-Muslims, what she calls “right-wing activists who otherwise want to see women in the kitchen”. Accusing Islam of importing sexual violence into Germany is no more than “old resentments against Muslim men as an expression of cultural chauvinism, a use of feminism to distract from their own sexism and racism”, she reasoned.
The Federal Agency for Civic Education, which publishes Fluter magazine is the German government body tasked with disseminating information to the population to propagate interest in German style democracy and promote civic virtues.
Fluter magazine itself officially exists to educate 16-22 year olds about democracy, but the output primarily focusses on gender politics and ‘intersectionality’, with articles in the latest edition on ‘Fragile Men and Strong Women’, transgenderism, and Middle eastern sex opera.
The agency, tasked with counter-Communist duties in West Germany during the cold war is the inheritor of the Nazi era Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, as headed by Dr Joseph Goebbels, itself a reincarnation of the Great War era propaganda service. While the official English language name of the agency uses the term ‘civic education’ to explain its purpose, the literal translation of the German title for the office perhaps goes some way to express the true intention, rendering into English as the agency for “political education”.