Tyrants Using Children as Props and Propaganda

President Obama surrounded himself with children as he issued a series of Executive Actions to stop gun violence, none of which will actually stop anybody hell-bent on murdering.

If you can’t make your case without props, then you don’t have a case to make. Politicians are mostly about theater. The goal is to bypass the head and go for the emotions. You can get almost anybody to flinch emotionally if you tell a heart wrenching story about a child. The murder of 20 children at Newtown was tragic. A simple and cost-effective solution to protecting soft targets like schools is for parents to fund the placement of one or two trained armed guards. See my article, “Would You Spend $20 a Month to Keep Your Child Safe?”

This simple remedy will do more to protect children than all of the 23 Executive Actions signed by the President.

The media and the President are blaming law-abiding gun owners, and they are using children to grease the skids of public opinion. Dickens did it with Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol. Supporters of the NRA are Scrooge, and Tiny Tim represents all the children of America.

Adolf Hitler was the master of using children as props for propaganda purposes. The number of posters and other images showing Hitler with children is astounding.

Hitler portrayed himself as a father figure representing the Father Land. In time, some children actually turned in their parents who expressed opposition to Hitler.

“Hitler’s children were taught to distrust each other and to only trust Hitler. Any person deemed ‘suspect’ was to be immediately reported to Hitler or one of his assistants by letter, phone call, or through other means, so that such ‘rebels’ could be effectively ‘dealt with.’”

One of President Obama’s Executive Actions is to enlist Doctors.

“Doctors and other health care providers also need to be able to ask about firearms in their patients’ homes and safe storage of those firearms, especially if their patients show signs of certain mental illnesses or if they have a young child or mentally ill family member at home.”

So now children are qualified as psychiatrists? Who gets to define “mental illness”? Is being a member of the NRA a “mental illness” in the eyes of the State?

The Soviet Union’s Stalin, Germany’s Hitler, China’s Mao Zedong, Cuba’s Castro, North Korea’s Kim Il-sung, and Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez understood that children are the future.

The long-term goal of these tyrants is to create unyielding loyalty to the State so there will be limited conflict in the future. Hitler was upfront about the ultimate objective. The following is from William L. Shirer’s book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich:

“When an opponent declares, ‘I will not come over to your side,’ [Adolf Hitler] said in a speech on November 6, 1933, “I calmly say, ‘Your child belongs to us already. . . . What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.’” And on May 1, 1937, [Hitler] declared, “This new Reich will give its youth to no one, but will itself take youth and give to youth its own education and its own upbringing.”1

Why are young people adopting a liberal, politically progressive ideology? Because they’ve been taught to think this way from the crib to college – 6 hours each day, 5 days a week, 10 months of every year for 12 years.

The real problem is not guns; it’s State-controlled, tax-payer funded government education where millions of children are propagandized. As soon as a child is capable of learning, he is taught the Socialist catechism, whose first two questions run as follows:

Q. By whom were you begotten?

A. By the sovereign State.

Q. Why were you begotten?

A. That I might know, love, and serve the Sovereign State always.

  1. William Shirer, Rise and Fall of the Third Reich New York: Simon and Schuster, 1960), 249. []