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Samizdata quote of the day

The left-wing commentariat seems to be using the argumentum ad nauseam against the Thatcher record. This consists of repeating an allegation, no matter how much evidence is produced against it, or how many times it has been shown to be false.

- Madsen Pirie

8 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • Paul Marks

    Yes – and this inludes the “libertarian” left.

  • Nick (nice-guy) Gray

    The Nazi Goering came up with the concept of ‘The Big Lie’- if you repeat something often enough, people will believe it just because it is repeated. This worked well in Germany. (Then again, everything works well in Germany!)

  • Laird

    Why should they not? Besides being just about their only tool, it works.

  • Nick (nice-guy) Gray

    Couldn’t TQOTD have the date, so you know which TQ others are answering? It’s confusing chasing them all down!

  • Mr Ed

    @ Nick Goebbels surely? Goering was the big, fat Luftwaffe and police boss; Goebbels the ‘Poison Dwarf’ propaganda chief.

    Goebbels was the one (Shirer?) who was said to have loved power, because he hated to see others have power and riches, Goering because he simply wanted power and riches for himself, cf Brown and Blair.

  • Nick (nice-guy) Gray

    You’ve said it often enough that I’ll believe it, Mr. Ed.

  • Mr Ed

    @ Nick: Nice to see that you are obeying orders.

  • JohnB

    Get used to it.
    At least when you get attacked or just shouted down, or folk erect straw men regarding what you are saying and then set fire to them and have a party in the flames, at least you know you are getting through to those people.
    So go for it! Just stick to the bare facts as closely as you can.
    Nothing like a love of truth to clear the soul from pain.