The impact of a non-stop propaganda campaign in the entertainment industry and in “education”:
Fifty-three percent think gays compose at least 20 percent of the population. Huh. I don’t know what’s odder, the fact that this number has grown as the public’s paid more attention to gays over the past 13 years or the fact that guesstimates were already wildly inflated in 2002, before gay marriage had picked up national momentum. Logically, you would think the estimates would have been sharply lower as you go further back in time, when more gays were in the closet. Or, alternatively, you could argue that the estimates should be sharply lower now, as better information about gays has become more widely available. Instead ignorance abides — although maybe the source of the ignorance has changed. Maybe it used to be that people overestimated how many gays there were precisely because they didn’t know much about them and thought “20 percent” seemed like a reasonble-ish number, small enough to comport with gays’ status as a minority but large enough to comport with their visibility in celebrity culture. Now, Americans may have heard here and there that the actual number of gays is under five percent but they’re having trouble processing that figure because gays and gay-rights issues seem to be everywhere in media and on the news. Increased visibility may be overwhelming better information, ironically “confirming” the earlier 20-25 percent guesstimate.
Go here to Hot Air to read the rest. The actual number of Americans who self-identify as homosexuals is approximately 1.6% according to a recent Center for Disease Control survey. It is truly remarkable that such a small sliver of the population have so dominated entertainment, academia and government in the West for the past generation that they have succeeded in uprooting sexual mores that go back to the dawn of time for humanity and have convinced most of the population that they are many times their size in numbers. A testament to the power of propaganda, the importance of being granted official victim status by the Left and the ability of so many people to believe utter rot. We live in a time where reason and evidence are forsaken and emotion and propaganda reign.
Hitler’s propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels in 1928 gave a speech with the following passage:
Although I must hold unshakably and unalterably to the idea, propaganda adjusts itself to the prevailing conditions. Propaganda is always flexible. It says different things here than it does there. It cannot be polished, laminated and stuffed; rather it must occupy the space between the one and the many. I talk differently on the streetcar with the conductor than I do with a businessman. If I did not, the businessman would think I was crazy and the streetcar conductor would not understand me. That means propaganda cannot be limited. It changes according to whom I am trying to reach. Let me tell a good story about a party member in Berlin who since 1919 has promoted the National Socialist idea. At first, he beat his head bloody against a wall that we want to avoid. He began by distributing the wildest anti-Semitic publications on the street. He knew it was bad stuff, but there was nothing better, so he read these books or newspapers in the subway. Everyone could see that he was a harmless crank, and when he stood up and left his newspapers behind, someone regularly would say: “Sir, take your newspaper along with you.” He would angrily take his paper and leave it with the conductor, saying: “Here, German brother.” And the conductor certainly thought he came from the nuthouse. He gradually realized that the methods that worked with friends and comrades do not work with strangers.
The homosexual movement, representing something near universally despised a half century ago, has put together an unremitting and successful propaganda campaign that has worked a revolution. Those who oppose this movement must do the same and it will be a long term struggle. They will be helped by the fact that the forces behind the homosexual movement are highly intolerant, do not know when to stop and are at war with human nature.