My first introduction as a kid to Hitler's "big lie" concept

I am inspired to write this entry thanks to scubadiver's question, to the community, in my previous blog entry, about our favorite authors. While I have quite a few, one lifelong one who sticks out is Roald Dahl, of children's novel fame, particularly Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach. He also wrote some titillating adult novels.

As we all know the "big lie," a term coined by Hitler in his autobiography, roughly goes: The bigger the lie, the more people will believe it. As a corollary, it should also be noted that the bigger the lie, or the more monstrous the crime, the less likely people will want to know about it, or at least know the real truth.

My introduction to this concept came via Roald Dahl's children's novel Matilda. The story centers around a child genius who bears the book's title as her name. She's roughly first grade age, and it is her first year at school. Her school's name is "Crunchem Hall." The principal, or headmistress, is named "Miss Trunchbull." She is the textbook example of a gigantic holy terror (even parents and teachers are frightened of her) as exemplified by this illustration:

Miss Trunchbull has a pet peeve against ponytails ("pig tails" in merry old England). One day at recess, she targets a most unfortunate girl named Amanda Thripp:

And orders Amanda to "chop of her pigtails and throw them in the dustbin!" before the next day.

When poor Amanda nervously stammers back. "B..b...but... my mummy likes them." Miss Trunchbull barks back: "I don't give a tinker's toot to what your mummy thinks!"

At that point grabs the girl by the ponytails and picks her up, then begins to spin her whole body round and round in a circle, and like fan blades, the girl becomes a blur; needless to say, the girl is screaming bloody murder, and the entire playground of children is watching, spellbound. Then to conclude, Miss Trunchbull lets go of the girl on an upward trajectory and the girl shoots off like a rocket hundreds of feet, clear over the playground fence and into the open field beyond.

Watching the whole scene are Matilda and her friend Lavender. Here is the conversation that ensues:

"How can she get away with it?" Lavender said to Matilda. "Surely the children go home and tell
their mothers and fathers. I know my father would raise a terrific stink if I told him the
Headmistress had grabbed me by the hair and slung me over the playground fence."

"No, he wouldn't," Matilda said, "and I'll tell you why. He simply wouldn't believe you."

"Of course he would."

"He wouldn't," Matilda said. "And the reason is obvious. Your story would sound too ridiculous to
be believed. And that is the Trunchbull's great secret."

"What is?" Lavender asked.

Matilda said, "Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the
whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it's unbelievable. No parent is
going to believe this pigtail story, not in a million years. Mine wouldn't. They'd call me a liar."

"In that case", Lavender said, "Amanda's mother isn't going to cut her pigtails off."

"No, she isn't," Matilda said. "Amanda will do it herself. You see if she doesn't."

When I first woke up to 9/11 being an inside job, one of the very first things my mind thought of was the above scene and ensuing conversation. Just as most parents of first graders would find it extremely difficult to believe a principal could be so unimaginably cruel and insane, most "dyed in the wool" Americans (including myself at first, and too many still to this day) would "not in a million years" believe that their own leaders could be so unimaginably cruel and insane as to kill 3,000 people for money, oil, and power.

As a final postscript, it seems I'm not the only one who remembers this scene. What do you know, it is alluded to on Wikipedia's entry on "The Big Lie."

Thanks for sharing this Adam.

This book needs to go on the list of books for anybody with children for required reading I think.

With you in the struggle,
WeAreChangeLA -


"1. beyond belief: impossible or very difficult to believe"

You're welcome :-)

When I think of this quote: "Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the
whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it's unbelievable."

It serves as a good answer to skeptics of 9/11 truth who say: "But if the whole point was to provide a pretext for war, why did then need to go the extra step of demolishing the buildings? Wouldn't flying the two planes into the buildings have been all the justification the US govt needed?"

The perps went the whole hog.

A related point ...

When a whole social structure depends on some injustice or other, then people will tend not to admit the injustice. I imagine slavery in the U.S. was like that, largely.

And now it is natural resources, and power grabs to keep them flowing. Or so I see it.

To maintain our lifestyle, this county had no choice but to invade both countries we are now at war in. Isn't it so? Iraq's oil; Afghanistan's pipeline route. Alternatives are too far off. The need is for right now.

Therefore, people sort of "must:" believe in the pretext for those wars. And it becomes more than uncomfortable for anyone to question the story-line behind those pretexts.

But I am not sure what to do with this reasoning. If it is correct, what is the honest and appropriate response?

A pony tail is one single

A pony tail is one single unbraided 'tail' in the back. The illustration shows pigtails even here in the USA.



recognizing 9/11 as a lie made me really uncomfortable

I remember when I was first introduced to the issues with 9/11. The amount of angst that it caused was tremendous. Even now there is a part of me that just wants the official story to be true so I wouldn't have to do anything. I was raised as a skeptic and if this had happened in Russia I probably would have seen it for what it was immediately.

As It was, when I saw the towers being destroyed I knew that it should not have happened. I expected a full forensic investigation like for the space shuttle disasters or any airplane crash. I expected the system to work. Every piece of steel from the towers should have be carted off to some nice dry desert and saved for reconstruction. The fact that over 90 percent of the evidence (steel) has been destroyed should make everyone outraged. The fact that the kind of forensic investigation that should have been done, WASN'T is a huge smoking gun for me. The more I looked at the events the more problems that showed up and despite the dis info like DEW and "hologram planes" l finally had to admit to myself that the story sold to me by MSM was basically a lie.

The scientific evidence that points to a controlled demolition of the 2 towers and Building is overwhelming and yet there is a part of me that wishes that I could just ignore it.


I really appreciate your honesty. Me, too.



"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi


...I inspired

Credibility and the Boy Who Cried Wolf

In the fable of the Boy Who Cried Wolf, the little boy had told lies about the wolf coming after his flock of sheep, and had eventually lost all credibility with the towns people. When the wolf really showed up and went after the little boys flock, the towns people didn't believe his cries for help and refused to respond to his calls of distress. Because the boy told stories and lied, the wolf was allowed to have its way with the boys flock and the people of the town did nothing to help. I believe there is a lesson here for all of us.

who do you trust? and swine flu

the story about the wolf could play into our fears of being called (in a condescending way) a "conspiracy theorists;" (although they may neglect to mention how the official story is the biggest, far-fetched one.)

We now have many truth activists, researchers, family members, responders, survivors, with a record we know we can trust. and we have to help people trust themselves.. by observing evidence, facts, and put the obvious puzzle together to see the big lie.

I am also pointing to the evidence of the WHO Flu Scam.. and its potential for a false flag operation bigger than 9/11.. with evidence of bio-weapon research becoming released in viruses and vaccines. all i can say is study the facts and the record of those communicating them to us.. figure out who they are working for, their capabilities, and most importantly, their intentions.

i hope many will read the articles linked at my site on the current Pandemic, following 9/11 breaking news and financial issues. i link too to and I just ordered a new FREE DVD on the subject, called:

The WHO Flu Scam Video

The time for waking up to the real threats cannot get much more obvious.

World War II never ended and a world government conspiracy is upon us pulling the strings for coup d'etats like JFK's assassination, OK City bombing, 2000 election theft and our last stand.. 9/11 Truth.
will set us free.. one way or another..

Jonathan Mark

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was an interesting character
He was a spy during the Second World War and a good friend of Ian Fleming.
He covertly worked for the mysterious Canadian William Stephenson - the man called Intrepid - in Washington and New York and helped write the secret history of Stephenson's organization.
IE - Dahl had access to most secret files that were never to be made public.
Who knows if what he knew sometimes made its way into his fiction.
(Conant - The Irregulars. Macdonald - The True Intrepid)