The first step in the propaganda process requires that the government be built up to mythical proportions so that their actions are above reproach by the common person. People always look at what the Nazis in Germany did in the lead up to the second world war as the blueprint for propaganda, but they were not the first or the last to use it to control the public.
When the United States captured hundreds of German scientists and intellectuals through Operation Paperclip, they did not just acquire blueprints to advanced rockets and bright minds, they also inherited a philosophy of deception towards their own citizens on a variety of topics. The Nazis had been scaring the hell out of their own people with stories about flying saucers and aliens for years and were surprised and disappointed to learn, once brought into the American culture, that the United States did not have an active disinformation campaign against their own people on these topics. It might be coincidental, but Operation Paperclip ramped up in 1945 & 1946, just one year before the Roswell UFO crash in New Mexico in 1947 kicked off 70+ years of UFO discussion and the launch of the science fiction genre in comic books, science fiction novels, radio, film, and later on television. Could the Nazis that were relocated to America be responsible for the creation of the UFO mythology? It has to be part of the discussion about what is really going on, especially once it is understood that high-level former Nazis literally started NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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