Everyone has heard of these horrible tyrants and their ideas were so screwed up millions lay dead, if that stood in their way. You both fell at their feet and worshiped them like a God or you died. There was zero middle ground. If they viewed you as a parasite on humanity you only had one choice; you died. These men’s minds were already extremely warped by their ideology, but they really had no idea of how to reach their targeted audiences with the most impact. Then one day they received a great blessing; not by God by any means, but by…and get this…the sitting United States President at that time.
Here is another reason: if not the biggest reason I personally believe that Woodrow Wilson impacted our world and our country almost worse than anyone from the history of our nation. I’m not yet including the absolute worse, because we are still dealing with him in the present. You have to be wondering by now how did Woodrow Wilson help Stalin and Hitler achieve their goals. It’s not a commonly known reason, but it started it all and you will be able to see what it’s turned into today.
Most people would credit Hitler’s minister of propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, as being the first to use the media as a massive tool for the government as a tool of policy. They would be wrong. That honor belongs to Wilson. The word propaganda is Latin for “Things to be propagated, spread in the sense of a belief or course of action.” It means to insight and influence peoples actions. That just happens to be almost identical to our military’s Psychological Operations that is defined as “Planned operations to convey certain information and indicators to foreign audiences to influence the emotions, motives, objective reasoning and ultimately the behavior of organizations, groups or individuals.” When it was used on domestic audiences it was called propaganda. During the Clinton administration it was relabeled as “spin” to give it a less sinister connotation.
Wilson ran on a platform during his first presidential election of being an isolationist. His campaign theme for re-election in 1916 was “He kept us out of the war in Europe” even though he knew the US entering the European war was needed, if he wanted a bigger seat at the table to further the cause of the League of Nations. He won re-election and in 1917 Wilson started a propaganda campaign to convince the American people to support entering the war on Great Britain’s side. History shows the success of his brainwashing campaign and by late 1917 the American citizens were chomping at the bit for the US to get over there and battle the Huns.
Wilson’s very successful ability to brain wash the American people caught the eye of two up and coming political leaders, Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. When they rose to power they required ALL journalists, writers and artists to register with the appropriate governor ministry. Everything had to be approved by the appropriate governor ministry prior to it being released to the populous. In his book “America At Mid-Century” French writer Andrea Siegfried wrote,” The United States is par excellence a country where public opinion plays an important role, inspiring, orienting, and controlling the policy of a nation.”
Thank you so much Woodrow Wilson (you POS) for your great contributions to the world and our nation. As Bill O’Reilly says…the spin just stopped here!