The Big Lie

Pedophilia is being used to generate and more callously, to sanctify the promotion of hatred against LGBTQ people here in North America by a right wing that actually knows they are lying, because they know it will work.

Here is the image being used, note the way they are taking the various Gay Pride, and other LGBTQ symbology and mirroring them, creating the impression that pedophiles are part and parcel of LGBTQ, welcome by the LGBTQ and in fact implying that accepting LGBTQ means endorsing pedophilia!

It is an awesome bit of propaganda. It is magnificent, if it were not completely vile, designed to manufacture very real hatred, inspire very real violence at targets the authors know are innocent of the implied (note, not accused) crimes, then you could almost admire the sheer artistry involved.

It has worked historically, some of the best propagandists have used it. Adolf Hitler wrote that it was more effective to tell a big lie than a small one, because that made it believable.

“All this was inspired by the principle - which is quite true in itself - that 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, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying..” Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf p134” {https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/excerpts-from-mein-kam…}

As far as how effective it was, everyone “knows” Marie Antionette spoke in response to being told the poor of Paris had no bread to “Let them eat cake!”

This quote in the broadsheets inspired riots that eventually lead to the revolution that toppled her husband Louix XIV, and cost both of them their lives. It was amazing propaganda, and a lie created specifically to counter Marie Antionette’s popularity gained through charitable works that was lessening the very real outrage at the policies of her husband the king. Far from being true, it was completely the opposite of the facts, but it didn’t matter.

Outrage was created, outrage was fed, anger was focused, directed, and mobs were then used to work the will of those that authored the big lie.

Now we have the Alt-Right, who are continually objecting to being compared to Nazi’s, practically recycling old Nazi propaganda to demonize the LGBTQ community by equating them with pedophiles.

The target group of the Alt Right are conservative, family value oriented people who may be uncomfortable with LGBTQ issues they do not understand. This lack of understanding is not lack of acceptance, it is just that, lack of understanding. Into this can enter either education, or manipulation.

Education is hard and requires cooperation, manipulation is easy and requires only a complete moral vacuume that allows you to craft and propagate complete lies for the purposes of outraging a target group to act as your weapon against a minority group, and by doing so, bind themselves forever to your political view.

That is the scariest part. While many of the people crafting this do actually hate the LGBTQ community, others do not, or are even members of that community. The unifying factor is they do not care at all about the fact their campaign is a lie, or that their targets (the LGBTQ community) are innocent, they simply know this will achieve their political aims, and are accepting the human cost of innocent people hurt, largely by other people who were innocent and are now instruments of hatred because it achieves their ends.
Here is the reality of pedophilia.

The majority of victims are females (87%), but the median age of abused boys was lower. The perpetrator was 98% males, averaging 33 years of age. The greatest danger class for pedophilia is family, followed by acquaintance, authority figure, then stranger.

The facts are you are more likely to be abused by an uncle, a neighbor, priest, teacher or coach than you are that gay couple down the block. You are more likely to be killed by deer than molested by a lesbian.

That is right ladies and gentlemen, you are LESS likely to be molested as a child by the LGBTQ population you don’t know, than by the people you do know, or even a random stranger. Those are the facts.

This campaign is a lie, designed to use the threat of pedophilia which pretty much gay straight and bisexuals are united in condemning with a whole and unreserved heart, and using it to turn straight people into weapons to use against gay people.

It is a lie, a deliberate and knowing lie, and too many people are allowing themselves to be used. Sharing these supposed pedophilia pride flags is not about getting people to condemn pedophilia, it is designed to create target confusion, so that you begin to equate LGBTQ with pedophilia, and begin to respond to any pride flags or LGBTQ symbols with unthinking hatred, as you begin to attack the LGBTQ community, believing you are stopping pedophilia.

Actually you are supporting hatred, furthering hatred, and attacking people who are less likely than those closest to you to represent threats to your, our anyone’s children.

Do not share these memes, do not fall prey to the big lie. Be better.

The LGBTQ community has rich experience with being on the receiving end of abuses, and more than any other has zero tolerance for abusers like pedophiles. To use them as the targets in this campaign is nothing short of evil.

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