Mahinda + Goebbels
I’m not saying Mahinda Rajapakse’s a Nazi. No no. He’s got to kill another few million in gas chambers and concentration camps to be called that. But he’s definitely learnt one or two things from Hitler’s right-hand man, genius propagandist, Joseph Goebbels…. Otherwise how do you explain his animosity towards free speech and freedom of information? How do you explain his desire to control news? Goebbels said “During a war, news should be given out for instruction rather than information.” I believe Voice In Colombo is a Goebbels fan, for he was against Sirasa TV reporting an LTTE attack on an army air base… What about the conspiracy theories. They are sticking to it all the time. Miliband, Westborg, Solheim, Ban ki Moon, Bush, Kofi Anan, Gordon Brown are all part of the great western conspiracy against us. When people get tired of those names, they find a new name. This time it’s AKON. AKON the Conspirator. The nemesis of buddhism, and Sinhala-Buddhist culture. This may seem ridiculous tribal nationalist bull crap. But Goebbels doesn’t think so. “The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly – it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.” Read few posts of sittingnut to get what Goebbels means…. Truth is the enemy of authoritarian governments like Mahinda’s. Free Speech is the enemy of truth. Goebbels wrote “It thus become vitally important for the state to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” I bet those dead journalist have something to say about all this. Perhaps they found the truth.