Monday, December 04, 2006


Artwork by Roxieamerica

Argumentum ad nauseam: Uses tireless repetition. An idea once repeated enough times, is taken as the truth. Works best when media sources are limited and controlled by the propagator. The Guardian reports that Iran yesterday shut down access to some of the world's most popular websites. Users were unable to open popular sites including and YouTube following instructions to service providers to filter them.Similar edicts have been issued against Wikipedia, the internet encyclopaedia,, an online film database, and the New York Times site. Attempts to open the sites are met with a page reading: "The requested page is forbidden."

Repetition is effective because people feel comfortable with what they are familiar with, and repetition creates familiarity. Most people have favourite songs, television programs, etc., that they listen to or watch repeatedly. Chants, prayers, rituals, and dances are all based on repeated patterns; we learn them and remember them through repetition. Hitler himself added: “Through. propaganda we won the power and through it we will conquer the world” ... Some more interesting (and scary) quotes on repetition:

"But the most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over." -- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, p. 184

"The purpose of propaganda is not to provide interesting distraction for blasé young gentlemen, but to convince… the masses. But the masses are slow moving, and they always require a certain time before they are ready even to notice a thing, and only after the simplest ideas are repeated thousands of times will the masses finally remember them." -- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, p. 185

Repetition is Mr. Ahmadi Nezhad’s only skill. Current anti-Israel and anti-American materials spewed by the Islamic Republic's mouthpiece, Ahmadinejad copy Nazi propaganda. This is the historically proven ideology of genocide. Ever since he was selected t to power, he has repeated endlessly same things, an exercise also cherished by Hitler and Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels who was Adolf Hitler's Propaganda Minister.

Mr. Ahmadi Nezhad has repeated more than 1000 times exactly same things in the past year and a half , says an Iranian journalist who claims he has recorded most of the President’s speeches, interviews, lectures and conferences.
“The Government is here to serve people. We shall not admit any abuse of power. Iran is a great country and nation. Iranians are a proud Muslim people. Westerners, with America at the helm, do all they can to prevent Islamic Iran becoming world’s leading power and a model for Muslim nations. Western leaders are all liars, corrupt, arrogant, and deviated from God’s path and they want to inject the virus of liberalism, corruption and materialism into Iranian society.

The Enemy, controlled by international Zionism, is afraid of the Islamic Revolution and the Islamic Republic and has mobilized all it’s forces; via a puppet press it controls, to prevent the victory of Islam. But we shall win since we are the most admired Islamic nation in the world. The leadership of America over the world is ending. Maybe there was Holocaust, we are not sure, but why the Palestinians to pay the price? Why talk only about the Jews and not other people who were also killed in the War? Why not taking the Jews somewhere in Germany, Austria, or America and giving them a homeland there? The Zionist Entity (Israel) is an artificial State doomed to disappear. What the Jews are doing to the Palestinians is nothing less than a Holocaust. Nuclear energy is our righteous national right, the right of our people. We have never lied about our nuclear programmes. It is the Europeans who lie. We shall never surrender to pressures, but we remain open to unconditional negotiations on condition that our legitimate right to nuclear energy is recognized and accepted”, blah, blah, blah…

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