Tuesday, 21 August 2012 22:54
Leaked memo allegedly shows far-right group paraphrasing Goebbels and encouraging lying.
The Jaime Guzmán Foundation, an influential conservative think-tank, has been tangled in a scandal after a prominent student leader posted a memo from the group which appears to draw heavily on Nazi ideas. The memo apparently encouraged members to deliberately lie if confronted with undeniable accusations.
On Monday evening, Giorgio Jackson, former president of the Federation of Students of Universidad Católica (FEUC), published a photo
of a document printed with a Jaime Guzmán Foundation (FJG) letterhead on his Twitter
feed which sets out “11 principles of political communication,” a paraphrasing of the theories espoused by Nazi propagandist Josef Goebbels.
The FJC, named after the late founder of Chile’s far-right Independent Democratic Union party (UDI), quickly denied
the situation, claiming they were victims of “decontextualization.”
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Miles was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and, despite moving to London at a young age, still supports the Springboks over England. He is currently in his third year of undergraduate studies at Bristol University, doing Spanish and Portuguese. As well as writing for the Santiago Times he also writes for Erudition Online in the UK, as well as occasionally contributing to The Guardian Online. He is currently on his year abroad in Chile, practicing being a journalist. He once scored a 30 yard volley in a practice football game for the Badock B Team. Manchester United are said to be interested in his services.