Thank God Hitler was defeated in World War 2, otherwise we would probably be living in a world where long speeches by politicians are pumped into our homes through 'television' and big screens are erected in public squares to rally the masses through carefully staged media events and powerful, nationalistic imagery. The 'television' in our loungerooms would also be showing endless documentaries about Hitler's life, beliefs and the Nazi Party.
Imagine a world like that, and give thanks that the millions who died in World War 2 helped to stop Hitler's evil plan to control the minds and culture of people through 'television'.
There were also plans for 'Reality TV' shows, which would tell people how they should be living their lives. Hitler wanted the masses to spend their free time sitting in front of a hypnotic box, soaking up state propaganda and sports broadcasts, obeying what they are told to obey, believing what they are told to believe :
"We'll create a reality..."
Adolf Hitler was on the verge of creating an Orwellian-style cable TV system to broadcast Nazi propaganda around Germany.
Screens would have been set up in public places, including in laundries so housewives could tune in, according to a documentary based on papers and tapes found in his bunker.
Prototype programmes included Family Chronicles: An Evening With Hans And Gelli, an early reality TV show depicting the wholesome Aryan life of a young German couple for the rest of the population to model themselves on.
...the engineer Walter Bruch was asked to make 'people's television' a reality.
He tabled a document to Hitler called 'Plan to supply people's transmitter to German homes,' and the laying of a broadband cable between Berlin and Nuremberg was begun, it claimed.
Josef Hebbels, who masterminded the plan, told Rudolph Hess's sister Margaret, who was also working on the scheme: 'We'll be able to show whatever we want. We'll create a reality, which the people of Germany need and can copy. Your task is to teach German women to live this way'.
Why does that sound familiar?
It was repeated by the BushCo. 'White House senior advisor', otherwise known as Karl Rove, in 2002 :
"'We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality...we'll act again, creating other new realities."