Ever wonder how the Tea Party could draw people? Ever wonder how are they dumb?Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor Rally last weekend drew a good size crowd, almost entirely made up of white people who adore Beck, the Tea party and Sarah Palin. In many cases these people spent a good bit of money and traveled a long way just to stand in the heat and be near other people just like themselves.
Anyone who remembers World War II wondered how Hitler could have brainwashed so many other-wise good people in Germany to accept such hair brained ideas and the concept of Arian Supremacy, the ideology the Jews caused most of the worlds problems and were an inferior people, and that Germany was destined to rule the world. It almost blows one mind to thin how millions of well meaning people could allow such ignorance and hate come to power. But it wasn’t all that simple, there were years of very organized and sophisticated brainwashing of he masses. The Germans had turned propaganda into a science. Today a lot of the same ideas perfected by Germany in that period are taught as “marketing” today.
Looking at Beck’s followers and Tea Party members, it may be a lot easier to understand what happened in Europe in the 1930’s. today we have billionaires like the Koch brothers spending hundreds of millions of dollars to collect and motivate people much in the same way as Hitler and Himmler did in the 1930’s. Buy using front groups like “Freedomworks” and “Americans for Prosperity” (which they exercise stern control over) they pump out propaganda material and training classes designed to fool gullible people by manipulating their dears and resentments and reinforcing their paranoia and bigotry.
It takes more than money and sophisticated brainwashing though to accomplish what people like the Koch brothers and others want. It takes an uniformed, weak and gullible resource of people who have enough money and clout to get attention.
Watch this video and you will get a sense of how things like this can be accomplished. Pay attention to the Beck rally attendees and what they say…. You can see that they are totally out in left field and have no idea what is going on!
video from Huffington Post