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September 08, 2003

Propaganda Works

I am not fond of citing USA Today, but here's a story to chill the soul:

Poll: 70% believe Saddam, 9-11 link

It's really depressing to realize people can be so damned gullible, undiscerning, and frankly, retarded.

Yours, &c., LC | 12:46 PM | Politics | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

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I just realized that you have been very busy and I have missed quite much...
Do you want a poll that tops this?? A German poll stated that an increasing amount of Germans between 17 and 25 believe the US were involved in 9/11. I gotta find back that article if you are interested; you understand German, right? I personally believe that the people "polled" aren't among those of a higher level of education. Sounds cruel, but it's like that. They're being brainwashed by some idiotic theories published in BILD, a paper resmebling "National Enquirer". Hngh.

Posted by: mademoiselle a. at September 12, 2003 10:38 AM

Actually, my German's fairly minimal, but I'd be willing to see the article.

People just want the easy answer to things. Not everything's a conspiracy, but then again we shouldn't simply accept what we're told at face value. And just because we're told the same thing over and over and over, that doesn't mean the lie is any more true.

Posted by: LadyCrumpet at September 12, 2003 12:50 PM

Found it ... the "Spiegel" is just one of some magazines/papers who picked up on the poll.
http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,258299,00.html
and the original poll of Die Zeit: http://www.zeit.de/2003/31/Umfrage

Although there is nothing wrong in demanding the easy answer to things, I believe people have gotten used to "easy answers". There is never an easy answer, when there are already two sides of a coin.

Let me know when I can help you with the article / the German.

Posted by: mademoiselle a. at September 13, 2003 11:32 AM