Monday, August 3, 2009

Nope - they never will stop

The Birthers will fall for just about any hoax that comes along. Steve Benen's latest post is hence aptly titled. One of his commenters, Sarah Barracuda, had I thought an observation that bears repeating:

"United States Office of Strategic Services in describing Hitler's psychological profile:

His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it."

And don't forget, either, that this kind of philosophy is being followed by C Streeters whose founder admired Hitler, along with Pol Pot, as "great men" to be emulated.

Keep rubbing their noses in the truth. That might not change their minds too much, but it might have an impact on observers who might otherwise be influenced.

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