I know it’s Hitler and all, but he makes some good points here. (Not safe to read at work).
The article then goes on to quote Hitler at length talking about something that Americans who worked in advertising at the time already believed: that the masses are morons who respond only to simple messages repeated thousands of times…
You really do see it every day in advertising–a catchy phrase is repeated often and all of a sudden it is part of the vernacular. It becomes an accepted truth of the society.
I certainly hope no politician ever tries to change our political system into one driven by empty slogans.