Thursday, July 31, 2008

Today In History: It's all in the PR.

On this date in 1932, a plurality of German voters decided that snappy uniforms and cool torchlight rallies (that would no doubt have featured monster trucks crushing Citroens, had monster trucks been invented yet,) were the wave of the future.

After all, if the guy for whom you're voting is a good enough speaker and waves his arms a lot while Wagner plays in the background, it's easy to overlook the things he's actually saying, like "Kill all Jews!" and "Look out, Poland! You're goin' down!"

6 comments:

The Duck said...

Sure he wasn't saying I'll bring Hope & Change?

Anonymous said...

That's what they got.

Mike W. said...

When people are pissed at the current gov. and ripe for a mass movement they'll latch onto anything that signifies "change."

Crucis said...

A friend of mine who flew B17s over Europe in WW2, remarked to me that if you changed Obama's emblem to red/black, it could begin to get scary.

Obama has his personal Icon that is plastered all over and on the podium when he speaks. He has also removed the US flag from his plane and replaced it with his Icon. Add that with some of his fanatical supporters and I agree. It's beginning to get scary.

perlhaqr said...

Crucis: Thank god most of them don't have any guns. :D

oldblinddog said...

I'm sure his brownshirts will have guns.