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Synthesis “The kingdom of heaven is within the mind of a person, not within the collective mindlessness of a crowd.” In the articles, “The Only True God and Jesus Christ Whom He Hath Sent”, by Jeffery R. Holland and “Propaganda under a dictatorship”, by Aldous Huxley are two totally different topics. This paper will be a breaking down of the two articles and finding the similarities between the two of them. It will be interesting, but nothing is impossible. The two topics are Hitler wanting so much power and control over the people and the Trinity and how other religions do not think we are Christians because we do not believe in the Trinity; I will be breaking down how God, Jesus Christ, and Hitler all want power, but in different…show more content…
Hitler had a theory that he could easily persuade people that were in large crowds. This is called “herd-poisoning”. He felt this was an environment where individuals could lose their identity and be merged with the crowd. Whatever everyone else was feeling, that’s what the individual would feel too. This robbed people of their individual freedom. “Assembled in a crowd, people lose their powers of reasoning and their capacity for moral choice.” Hitler, as they called him, was an orator. The orator speaks to masses of individuals. They are at his mercy and, if he knows his business, he can do what he likes with them. And Hitler definitely knew his business. He was able, in his own words, “to follow the lead of the great mass in such a way that from the living emotion of his hearers the apt word which he needed would be suggested to him and in its turn this would go straight to the heart of his hearers.” He knew that if he tugged at the people’s heartstrings, they would listen to him and worship him. Which is exactly what he wanted. Hitler was also a loud-speaker, proclaiming the most secret desires, the least admissible instincts, the sufferings and most personal revolts of a whole nation. He started doing all of this to the German masses. Hitler was exploring and exploiting the secret fears and hopes, the cravings, anxieties and frustrations of the German masses. The advertising experts then manipulate
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