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  •  Goebbels propaganda (4+ / 0-)

    The German Propaganda Archive has a good resource of english translations of much of Goebbels' writing:

    Nazi Propaganda by Joseph Goebbels

    Here's a bit where he mentions homosexuality:

    Nothing is more characteristic of the Jewish-plutocratic view of the world, life and history than its tendency to gradually but inevitably transform all values in a negative direction. We recall enough examples from the republican System Era in Germany [1918-1933]. It hardly seems necessary to add more. The hero was fool, the coward the honorable man. One preferred to live three lives as a slave than once as a free man. A father with many children was the target of jokes, and the homosexual boy was the model of Nordic manhood. The great men of our history were either corrupt cretins or unconscionable bloodsuckers.

    References to the "plutocracy" (usually explicitly Jewish) seems to be common in Goebbels' propaganda, for example this attack on the London financial district:

    England is a capitalist democracy. Germany is a socialist people’s state. And it is not the case that we think England is the richest land on earth. There are lords and City men in England who are in fact the richest men on earth. The broad masses, however, see little of this wealth. We see in England an army of millions of impoverished, socially enslaved, and oppressed people. Child labor is still a matter of course there. They have only heard about social welfare programs. Parliament occasionally discusses social legislation. Nowhere else is there such terrible and horrifying inequality as in the English slums. Those with good breeding take no notice of it. Should anyone speak of it in public, the press, which serves plutocratic democracy, quickly brands him the worst kind of rascal. They do not hesitate to make major changes in the Constitution if they are necessary to preserve capitalist democracy.

    Capitalism democracy suffers from every possible modern social ailment. The lords and City people can remain the richest people one earth only because they constantly maintain their wealth by exploiting their colonies and preserving unbelievable poverty in their own country.

    Germany, on the other hand, has based its domestic policies on new and modern social principles. That is why it is a danger to English plutocracy. It is also why English capitalists want to destroy Hitlerism. They see Hitlerism as all the generous social reforms that have occurred in Germany since 1933. The English plutocrats rightly fear that good things are contagious, that they could endanger English capitalism.

    That is why England declared war on Germany. Since it was accustomed to letting others fight its wars, it looked to the European continent to find those ready to fight for England’s interests. France was ready to take on this degrading duty, since the same kind of people ruled France. They too were ready for war out of egotistic reasons. Western European democracy is really only a Western European plutocracy that rules the world. It declared war on German socialism because it endangered their capitalist interests.

    It's instructive to see how he framed things to serve the interests of his movement.

    •  THIS! SO MUCH THIS: (3+ / 0-)
      It's instructive to see how he framed things to serve the interests of his movement.

      LGBTs deal with that shit so much. The people who want to erase us so bad pretty much resort to anything to do it. This is especially evident in NOM's  race-baiting. The right is obviously extremely racist but NOM has tried, in NY and elsewhere, to say they're the real defenders of black civil rights and that gays are trying to co-opt them, and even worse stuff than that.

      They don't really believe this and would probably vote to hurt AAs next time they get the chance, but it works for them in certain moments. (Which is not to say it was successful as a tactic or that AAs 'fell for it', there's no evidence that anyone buys that race-baiting crap.)

      "No doubt many are offended by the idea of same-sex marriage. But, of course, those who don’t like the idea of same-sex marriage don’t have to marry someone of the same sex." - Prof. Erwin Chemerinsky

      by indiemcemopants on Sun Dec 11, 2011 at 05:38:33 PM PST

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