Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Burlington City Hits The Big Time
Another exclusive from The Burlington Reporter.
Burlington City was the front page story in the March Issue of the League Of Municipalities Magazine. You can read the article with this link www.njslom.org/magart_2009_03_pg4.html. After reading the article you will see what a wonderful PR job was done by the author, John Alexander who was hired last year by Mayor Fazzone to the newly created position of Director of Public Affairs.
John Alexander Director of Public Affairs
John sees that the reporters for the local papers, are continuously feed good PR stories that hopefully portray the City and the Mayor in the best light.
After reading this wonderful story about the Mayor Fazzone and Eric Berry Administrator #1 you should then read the story re-printed on msnbc 3/15/09, about the financial realities in Burlington City. Link www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29678722/ .
I am beginning to understand the strategy of our elected officials in Burlington City, Edgewater Park, Beverly and Willingboro.
If you tell the residences what a wonderful job you are doing for their benefit, with well written newspaper and magazine articles placed in those periodicals by the Director of PR, knowing how the public doesn't like to hear any negative or critical information, you can then convince them that the actions taken by the elected officials are not the cause of higher taxes, cuts in service or layoffs.
It is Hitler's BIG LIE theory (Chapter 10 of Mein Kampf)...
"in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their mind, they will still doubt and and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly imprudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all experts liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying." –Adolf Hitler , Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X
A report on Hitler's psychological profile by the US Office of Strategic Services during WWII made the following observation; his primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him foe everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it."–Hitler as His Associates Know Him (OSS report, p.51)
Burlington City residents, I hope you enjoyed The Big Burlington Lie Article, and if you believe it, you should also read; The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. You will particularly like the chapter that has a very frightened Dorothy asking the Great Oz to help her return to her home in Kansas, and the Great Oz is replying very sternly that he will not help her, Toto (Dorothy's dog) pulls back the curtain and exposes the Professor, and the Professor tells Dorothy; "do not to pay any attention to that man (the Professor) behind the curtain, that he is not the Great OZ."
Just as in OZ, the Mayor of Burlington doesn't want you to pay any attention to the layoffs, higher taxes, decreased services, Police overtime cutbacks; so that he can continue to create new job for his friends and cover this up with rickshaws, miniature golf courses and additional public buildings for the taxpayer to maintain.
These glorious projects and new jobs, will do wonders for the taxpayers of Burlington and the improvement in the quality of life of our town– Burlington OZ.
The Burlington City Reporter– Special to the Edgewater Park, NJ Happenings Blog