According to record, what Hitler actually said in his speeches depended very much upon the audience. In agricultural areas, he pledged tax cuts for farmers and new laws to protect food prices. In working-class neighborhoods, he talked about redistribution of wealth and attacked the high profits generated by business owners. When he appeared before financiers or captains of industry, Hitler focused on his plans to destroy communism and reduce the power of the trade unions….“How fortunate for leaders,” Hitler said to his inner circle, “that men do not think. Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”
If I had the power to require every voting American to read just one book before November’s election, it would be: How Do You Kill 11 Million People by Andy Andrews. I do not have that power, but I hope some of you who stop by here will read the book. It is very short and will not take long. It can be found on YouTube and I am putting the first video below.
The quote at the beginning of this post is a paragraph from page 31. The sub-title is ‘Why The Truth Matters More Than You Think’.
Most people naturally want to know the truth most of the time. We have proverbs and aphorisms that we use regularly showing the significance of truth.
The truth shall set you free. (Christ Jesus)
Andy Andrew’s book is written to give Americans a glimpse of what happens when we forsake the truth. It explains how the holocaust would not have happened if the people had not believed lies and gives interesting side stories. I recommend the book to everyone, including juveniles.
How important is the truth in a national election? What is more important, a set of statistics or the truth. Frank Lloyd Wright says; “The truth is more important than the facts.” Think about how politicians use facts to distort truth.
Other truisms are:
If you tell the truth you never have to cover your tracks. (anonymous)
Truth crushed to earth shall rise again…(attributed to Bear Bryant)
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. (Galileo)