Slate reports that a five-term Alabama congressman, Mo Brooks, cited Mein Kampf to criticize Democrats and the media for their “big lie” about collusion. Mein Kampf is the anti-Semitic manifesto published by Adolf Hitler.
In his House floor speech on Monday, Brooks was attempting to compare Nazis with the critics of President Trump. Yet, by citing Mein Kampf, the analogy failed- his language instead positioned himself and the Republican party as the Nazis and the Democrats as the Jews.
Nazis insisted that Jews were dangerous liars. The “big lie” is now considered a propaganda technique, but the term was coined by Hitler who said the Jews were liars for blaming Germany’s defeat in World War I on the anti-Semitic German General Erich Ludendorff.
During his speech Brooks responded to Attorney General William Barr’s summary of Robert Mueller’s Report:
“A “big lie” is a political propaganda technique made famous by Germany’s National Socialist German Workers’ Party, but more on that later. For more than two years, socialist Democrats and their fake news allies … have perpetrated the biggest political lie, con, scam, and fraud in American history. Attorney General Barr’s executive summary of Mueller’s report has publicly confirmed what many of us have known for a long time: The accusations of collusion between President Trump and Russia in the 2016 elections are nothing but a big lie...
The Mueller report vindicates President Trump and his 2016 campaign from the socialist, baseless, reckless, and false big lie charges of Russian collusion. … Socialist Democrats and their fake news media allies were shameless, shameless in their big lie scam that has inspired hatred against President Trump and violence against Americans who support America’s foundational principles. If socialists in the fake news media had any honor, they would cleanse their souls and atone for their sins. … More likely, however, they will double down and propagate even more big lies because doubling down is essential to big lie theory. In that vein, I quote from another socialist who mastered big lie propaganda to a maximum, and deadly, effect.”
Brooks then went on to quote Mein Kampf: “In the big lie, there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie.”
Brooks then concluded:
“Who is this big lie master? That quote was in 1925 by a member of Germany’s National Socialist German Workers’ Party—that’s right, Germany’s socialist party—more commonly known as the Nazis. The author was socialist Adolf Hitler, in his book Mein Kampf. Mr. Speaker, America can either learn from history or be doomed to repeat it. When it comes to big lie political propaganda in America, as the Mueller report confirms, America’s socialists and their fake news media allies are experts and have no peers. Regardless, America must reject their big lies or succumb to the danger that lurks, and horrific damage that results.”