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"How to Respond to an Anti-Conspiracy Theorist"
Joseph Goebbels on Confronting Fake News
The following excerpts are from an unpublished manuscript written in 1934, titled, Battle for Berlin: the Beginning. The selected text deals specifically with the Party's struggles against Marxist Judenpresse during its climb to power. The parallels between the phenomenon described by Goebbels and the relentless present day "Fake News" attacks against the Trump movement are striking and unmistakable -- and therefore very useful in our own efforts at "public enlightenment."
This is some solid original source history. Enjoy.
I experienced what it means to be the chosen favorite of the Jewish press. There was simply nothing that they did not complain about with regard to me, and everything was, so to speak, dreamed up. The uninitiated person often wonders why National Socialist leaders react so seldom to Jewish slander with legal means. Surely, one can send in corrections to the tabloids, one can sue them for defamation, one can take them to court. But that is easier said than done. In some Berlin newspapers, a lie appears and then makes its rounds through hundreds of provincial newspapers that are dependent on it. If one begins making corrections, there is no end to it.
That is precisely what the Jewish press wishes to achieve. For, in the invention of lies, the Jew, whom Schopenhauer characterized as the master of lies, is inexhaustible. Hardly has one corrected a false piece of news today than it is tomorrow surpassed by a new one and, if one proceeds against the second lie, who can prevent such a reptilian press from inventing a third one the day after tomorrow? One would have to spend an entire life and huge sums of money in order to restore one’s reputation before the courts of the republic against Jewish hacks.
Such a trial takes at least half a year, and often much longer. In the meantime, the public has long forgotten the object of the trial; the Jewish hack then simply declares before the judge that he has been the victim of a mistake and gets at most a penalty of fifty to seventy marks for it. But the newspaper itself issues on the next day a report about the trial from which the reader must suppose that the Jewish liar was absolutely in the right, that perhaps there must have been something true about the slander, which can readily be concluded from the fact that the court had let the accused off with such a lenient penalty.
*Editor's Note: Goebbels's description of the tactic in which the Judenpresse will take the decision of a corrupt court, and then spin it as evidence that the evildoer was vindicated, is clearly recognizable in contemporary Fake News headlines trumpeting the fact that Trump's claims of voter fraud have been "debunked" by various courts.
And thereby the Jewish press has indeed achieved everything that it wanted to achieve. It has first of all discredited and tarnished the honor of the political opponent before the public; it has robbed him of time and money. It makes a triumph out of the defeat in court, and sometimes an insensitive judge, granting the protection of eligible interests, even helps the libeler to go scot-free.
There are no suitable means to counteract personal libel by the Jewish press. A man in public life must therefore develop a thick skin, must be entirely indifferent to Jewish lies, and above all, in times when he strikes with hard political blows, be cold-blooded and strong-nerved. He must know that every time that he becomes dangerous to the enemy the enemy attacks him personally. Then he will never experience unpleasant surprises. On the contrary! In the end, he is even glad that he is insulted and besmirched by the tabloids, for that is for him, finally, the most infallible proof that he is on the right track and has wounded the enemy in his vulnerable spot.
In time, excessive number of press attacks killed in me all sensitivity to them. When I knew or suspected that the press besmirched me personally, I read no Jewish newspaper for weeks and thereby preserved my calm deliberation and cold determination. If one reads the lie-machine some weeks after it is printed, it totally loses all significance. Then one sees how empty and purposeless all this ado is; and above all one gradually obtains thereby also the ability to perceive the true backgrounds of such press campaigns.
Today there are in Germany, in general, only two possibilities of becoming famous: either toady utterly to the Jew -- or fight him ruthlessly and with all severity. While the former comes into question only for representatives of democratic civilization and career-minded intellectual chameleons, we National Socialists have decided on the latter.
In his senseless fear of our massive attacks, the Jew has lost all his composure. When it comes to harshness, he is just a stupid devil. One often exaggerates, especially in the circles of the German intelligentsia, the so-called farsightedness, cleverness and intellectual acumen of the Jew. If a political opponent accosts him severely and ruthlessly and makes it quite clear that now it is a matter of life and death, then the Jew immediately loses all calmness and sobriety of deliberation.
*Editor's Note: So true, and again, observable today by the manner in which desperation is causing the Fake News to now discredit itself with absurd excesses slowly becoming noticeable as such to more and more normies.
We have never occupied ourselves much with opposing Jewish libel. We knew that we were being slandered. We adapted ourselves in time to that and did not see our task in the refutation of individual lies but in the undermining of the credibility of Jewish tabloid journalism.
And we succeeded fully in that too in the course of the years. If one lets a lie remain undisturbed, then it will soon fizzle out in its own excessive charge. The Jew nowadays invents in his desperation such outrageous insults and perfidies that even the most credulous educated philistine is no longer taken in by them.
‘They lie! They lie!’ With this battle-cry did we confront the Jewish cannonade of filth.
*Editor's Note: Similar to today's' successful tactic of calling them "Fake News! Fake News!"
Gradually we withdrew ourselves from the entire libelous heap of individual lies in which one could concretely point to the baseness of the tabloid journals. And from that we concluded: Do not believe anything from them! They lie because they must lie, because they have nothing else to bring forward.
The sole matter of debate is who has led the German nation into its unspeakable misfortune, who paved the way to this misfortune with catch-phrases and hypocritical promises, looked on with folded arms when an entire nation threatened to sink into chaos. When this question has been solved and the guilty have been brought to justice, then one may research where we failed.
We cannot bypass without comment the cowardly lack of character with which the bourgeois press up to the present day bows down without resistance to the shameless journalistic activity of Jewish hack writers.
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