Wednesday 5 February 2014

Nazi's Origins of 'Movie Magic'

In 1933, Joseph Goebbels the German propaganda minister created an early version of what we would call today a Public Private Partnership whereby corporations could channel funding into the German film industry to underwrite costs of productions and salaries. The fund also included a school for film makers once they were considered suitable enough by the Nazis to be allowed to study film and cinema technology. The Nazis also implemented a censorship body named the Reichsfilmdramatung which pre-screened all movies before general release to validate if they had a 'cultural integrity' or not. Likewise, the entire nature of film critics and movie reviews was changed. Critics could not issue any philosophical criticism concerning movies, but rather, only comment on the actors performances, the technical and other aesthetic attributes of the production.  

Such approaches to the control of cinema by the Nazis went far beyond the Pale of government censorship and political propaganda. The German film industry of the 1930's was designed to profoundly modify the subconscious dynamics of the German psyche to a level were they could only think inside an integrated and fully formed National Socialist framework. It was classic cult indoctrination on a colossal scale. It was also black magic.

Germans were not to be so much entertained by cinema, but were to be placed under a spell, and Leni Riefenstahl was selected as the brilliant and gifted celluloid witch who possessed the cinematic cauldron of transcendental visionary sights and sounds to weave the greatest spell of all. Her 1935 documentation of the 1934 National Socialist's General Assembly held in Nuremberg entitled Triumph of the Will was movie magic of epic and intense occult proportions. A black magic ritual involving 700,000 participants used to spellbind the world when placed on to the big screen - and it did. The techniques used in the film are the stock and trade of political spin and campaigns used to the very present.

Nowhere else in this cinematic saga of Germany's psychic restoration more profoundly expressed than in the segment focusing on a rally by the Reichsarbeitsdienst (Labour Service). Often ignored by film critics and historians alike, this powerful montage is basically a ritual involving the raising of the Great War dead by 52,000 workers carrying shovels. Many of them the sons of Germans who died in the Great War. The purpose of the ritual was to symbolically raise their dead fathers from the graves and transform their sacrifice in to the building of the Third Reich. The roll call of the great battles of the war are read aloud as the Swastika is lowered in respect, while individual members of the workers army shout out “Verdun!”, “Flanders!”, “the Somme!' and from this, not only funnelling their energies towards the spiritual resurrection of the Germans who died in the war, but also to venerate their blood sacrifice in honour of their new surrogate father Adolf Hitler.  

The symbol of the highly polished shovels being held aloft is to signify a breaking of the curse of trench warfare which so brutally symbolised the catastrophe of the Great War. This was the German dead of Flanders, the Danube and all the other battlefields being resurrected in a ritual of epic proportions. Every detail of the ritual is carefully orchestrated. Every participant knows their place, and that place is one of mythological and even psychedelic intensity. Observing the spectacle of the Reichsarbeitsdienst ritual while standing at the altar of National Socialism was the living demonic god of Adolf Hitler. Looking on approvingly, as they issue the blood rite of the Aryan Race with messianic fever in their eyes magically transformed into communion with the resurrected spirits of their dead fathers. 

“You are not Dead. You are Alive. You are Germany!”

Thomas Sheridan is the author of Puzzling People the Labyrinth of the Psychopath, Defeated Demons and Anvil of the Psyche. His forthcoming book will be released April 2014.


  1. It's funny! We all think that we'll never get fooled by propaganda again and humanity is safe from these "obvious" liars. But the sad fact is that the amount of people suffering and dying prematurely in today's world as a result of propaganda makes Joseph Goebbels look like Mother Theresa.

    For instance, propaganda has gotten everybody believing that excess cholesterol causes heart disease when study after study shows that cholesterol is there to counteract inflammation which is mainly caused by carbs. Blaming cholesterol for atherosclerosis is like blaming firemen for fires. Yet people with high cholesterol are still being prescribed statins which lowers their "firemen" and inflammation destroys their tissues and they die prematurely after years of suffering needlessly. It's the biggest scandal of our time but everybody's totally unaware of it. Instead they're buying Flora Pro-active because "it actively lowers their cholesterol". Lol! The cholesterol propagandists/psychopaths are laughing all the way to the bank. The best way to lower cholesterol is to ditch the sugar and to cut down on the carbs and eat more healthy fats a la paleo/LCHF diet. And I can just hear people screaming "Are you mad, fats are bad for you". I'm sorry but that's more propaganda. We should be ditching the carbs and eating more healthy fats like butter, olive oil, coconut oil, omega 3's, etc..

    Also, excess carbs cause glycation which then causes hardening of the arteries, Alzheimer's, arthritis, wrinkles and premature ageing to name but a few but how many people are aware of glycation. That's propaganda by omission. People should be made aware of all the effects that these foodstuffs have so that they can make fully informed and educated decisions as to what they put in their bodies.

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  2. By John McCrae (Canadian doctor,soldier WWI)
    'In Flanders Fields'
    In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.

    This is a poem of remembrance, a call for those living not to forget the dead who are buried in a foreign land. It demands that the living remember why the fallen died, so that they did not die in vain. This is one of the most famous poems of the First World War.

  3. I've just been re watching two films about the British Monarchy. The Queen and The Kings Speech- both splendid examples of the kind of low key, cosy subtle, but oh so perfidious type of propaganda that the English Elite have always excelled in . It's my claim that English propaganda is the most effective of all , because it's so well disguised .