Prior to the Nazi takeover of Germany, the nation had been suffering deeply. An economic depression, large-scale unemployment, and the shame of losing World War I had put Germany in a dark place. The Nazi’s were incredibly aware of this, and their propaganda at the time reflected a need to reunite the German people. Propaganda appealed to national pride, and putting ones country before themselves. Of course, a strong united people needed a leader that was just as strong, and the “myth of Hitler” would create that leader. Slogans like “One People, one Fuhrer, one Reich!” promoted national unity, and a Wochenspruch from February 1938 states, “The greatest of all sacrifices is to give one’s life to preserve the existence of the community.” Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will comes from this time period and helps form the mythological image of Hitler. Propaganda also focused on the good the Nazi party was doing. It discussed how well the Nazi welfare system was working, newsreels showed happy German people enjoying the benefits of the Nazi regime.
Hitler’s strategy was to exploit those who he considered unworthy through the use of preexisting stereotypes. These stereotypes were already familiar to the population and by bringing national attention to the stereotypes through the use of film the Nazi party was able to make the population believe the exaggerated negative stereotypes to be true. By using propaganda films the Nazi party was able to get much of the German population to “freely” accept their skewed reality as truth. Oftentimes these films portrayed Jews as financially greedy and compared them to street rats. This of course got many in the crowd to feel this to be true and true for all of jewish decent. While portraying the Jews as a terrible nuisance Hitler’s propaganda films also showed German soldiers winning battles in hopes of the viewer feeling more patriotic.
Many people believe they could improve their lives if only they had more willpower. If you had more self-control you would eat better, exercise more often, avoid doing drugs and consuming alcohol, save more money for retirement, stop procrastinating on important tasks, and achieve our ambitions. This could help improve our lifestyle.
Social realist art, which dominated in the US during the Depression, communicates the concerns of the masses: artists question the treatment of the poor and praise American values embodied in ordinary people. In painting, Thomas Hart Benton’s murals depict an extravagance juxtaposed alongside honest, hardworking people, calling into question the actions and greed leading up to the Great Depression. Benton’s murals in both subject and medium penetrate the American political landscape, purporting such ideal values as hardworking and honesty. In photography, Dorothea Lange captures in the flesh the realities of the working poor. In her photograph Migrant Mother (1936) Lange portrays simultaneously the oppression and resilience of the working
Therefore as a result I would highly recommend this movie because of the personal sentimental experiences of the victims that are shown very impressive and therefore letting us better empathize with this touchy subject. Moreover it shows in a barnstorming way the huge capabilities of the Nazi socialist party, which were irresistible.
These three pieces can teach you that there is more to the story of the Holocaust than the Nazi’s and the killers. There are tales of the people who spoke out, and the people who were actually genuine people deep down, despite what there were labeled as. I’ve learned that there were people who weren’t all that bad hat were part of the Nazi party. Just because they were wearing the Nazi uniform didn’t mean they were bad. It was really touching and inspiring to hear the stories about those who voiced their opinions and did something right during these “wrong” times.
...uccessful era of propaganda where it was not only used by Nazi Germany but others as well. Hitler rose to power, gained German support, and deceived others through both propaganda and striking fear into the hearts of various groups of people. Remembering this era of lies and manipulation will help us prepare for any future threats that may spawn from propaganda. By doing this we will be better able to differentiate between false propaganda and the truth.
What I fear the most is not being able to work out as hard as I use to do to have my talent because I believe that practicing made me a good soccer player and It was not a skill that I was born with. When I came to America i did not want to stop what I already started back home so I wanted to join my high school soccer team and keep practicing. Unfortunately, I went to school two weeks late and I missed the try out. I kept practicing with my brother for the first few month but after that I got bored I wanted a team that I can play with but I did not know any, and I didn’t look up for any soccer team because I was hopeless and thought that I lost all my skills and I have to start all over again. When I started reading The Willpower Instinct
Currently, relativists heavily dispute the origin of truth. Truth—conformity to fact or reality (Webster)—originates, according to relativists, from ancestors and revolving beliefs. Various actions—stealing, murdering, and lying—are clearly believed as wrong; additionally, giving, loving, and obeying are acknowledged as right. Relativists must distinguish between various actions and beliefs to establish their standard of truth. By building upon the social norms of ancestors, relativists exercise their freedom by changing past standards to match their surrounding culture and personal view of right and wrong. This evolving mindset reflects the evolutionistic worldview. Evolution signifies change; therefore, relativism signifies change. Today, multiple websites debate over the issue of whether evolution is valid. In like manner, authors or numerous websites debate over the issue of whether relativism is valid. What hangs in the balance because of these disputes is truth. Truth cannot be truth if it is constantly changing and evolving. Truth in its essence gives security and stability, but if relativists evolve truth and contradict past truths with present truths, then truth loses its constancy and trustworthiness. Absolute truth—the true and only truth—epitomize the centrality of truth. The origin of absolute truth originates from God who states in John 14:6 how he is the truth. Relativists, though, belittle this point because they do not want to submit themselves to God but to themselves. They attempt to wipe away any trace of truth and God by endorsing relativism. Relativists need to understand the detrimental effects of their beliefs. After acquiring committed relativists, relativism betrays its followers by allowing them to suffe...
What is truth, where did it originate from, and why is it so heavily disputed? Noah Webster defines truth as, “conformity to fact or reality.” In the world around us, we all agree that various actions—stealing, murdering, and lying—are accepted as wrong while others—giving, loving, and obeying—are acknowledged as right. Since we build on the social norms of our ancestors, we have the freedom to build and change past standards to match our surrounding culture or our own view of right and wrong. This mindset of relativistic truth reflects the evolutionistic worldview—creation of the physical world occurred through mutations and creation of thought and reason develops through relativism. On a website called Moral Relativism, it states, “evolution teaches that life is accidental, without meaning or purpose.” Since the evolutionary theory is scientifically proven as valid, evolving truth makes sense, but can truth be truth if it is constantly evolving? Even though many trust in relativistic truth, truth which evolves and contradicts past truths is no longer stable and trustworthy. Absolute truth gives stability and security for the believer. In a world of relativistic truth, God the author of the truth contrasts the surrounding culture that rejects absolute truth. John 14:6 states that God is the, “truth;” therefore, truth originates from God. Since we as a culture hate God and reject His words as the truth, we attempt to wipe away any trace of truth and God by embracing relativism. When we embrace relativism, we become a god to ourselves and the source of truth. Relativists, who reject God the author of truth, establish truth according to the opinions of the surrounding culture and their egocentric desires.