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Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 01:18 PM

4. It's crazy. This is reminding me of what I've read about the Fall of the

Third Reich.

It was obvious to the German people that the war was lost, but Goebbels kept pounding the citizens with news of "secret weapons" that were just about to be unveiled that would save the day. It was definitely a kind of gaslighting, and there were no checks or oversights in place to prevent the onslaught of lies. Many citizens even believed the lies and eventually the (mostly-Nazi) citizens that believed it turned against those who didn't, even in some cases executing people for crimes like "faithlessness" or "lack of belief."

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