Tuesday, March 18, 2008So I was reading a book the other night and this passage struck me with particular force:
...I would meet with the most outlandish assertions from seemingly educated and intelligent persons. It was obvious that they were parroting some piece of nonsense they had heard on the radio or read in the newspapers. Sometimes one was tempted to say as much, but on such occasions one was met with such a stare of incredulity, such a shock of silence, as if one has blasphemed the Almighty, that one realized how useless it was even to try and make contact with a mind which had become warped and for whom the facts of life has become what Hitler and Goebbels, with their cynical disregard, said they were.
- William Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
I know I'm breaking Godwin's Law, but you have to admit it's a little spooky.
Posted by Arbitrista @ 2:39 PM
you know it's so true. when ppl parrot nonsense and propaganda from tv/radio, there is nothing i can say or ask that will make them question it.By JustMe, at 3:17 PM