Triumph of the Will (1935) by Leni Riefenstahl (1902–2003) is one of the major achievements of the current culture of the West.
Despite the poor quality of the public copies I assume that any, absolutely any viewer, can only fall directly into the emotions that Riefenstahl wanted to incite.
This also means, the more you fight back the emotions to be a part of the Nazi movement; the more you make it impossible to understand in concrete terms WHY this true masterpiece of propaganda is so powerful.
In short the film unlocks and expose in full vigour the training of the citizens that they can only obey or be like soldiers as anything else is made mystical.
Consequently the total harmony, the total power, the only possible aspiration in life is to be united with your fellow soldiers.
To be a soldier among other soldiers is the only possible ideal of the current culture of the West. Even if it at the moment is not correct to worship open totalitarianism.
And of course to be restricted to obey is just to full fill your duties.
Brunhilde Pomsel says 'We knew nothing': Joseph Goebbels' former secretary says it was 'just another job', David Lawler, The Telegraph, 17 August 2016.
The defence of to accept to be a soldier that can only obey is also a major theme of Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) that call the acceptance "the banality of evil".
It is of course easy to brush off Triumph of the Will as an old and uninteresting example. But the daily training of you to be an obedient soldier goes on everywhere all the time.
Here are two examples, from a major news media, of the daily training of you to be an obedient soldier presented as advice on how to be successful.
Why you don’t want a nice boss, Sydney Finkelstein, BBC, 25 August 2016.
Just because a boss is nice, doesn’t mean he or she is any good. A tough, demanding manager will push you to do your best work.In Depth Psychology: Why we should celebrate shyness, David Robson, BBC, 31 August 2016.
From Agatha Christie and Charles Darwin to Keira Knightley, Francoise Hardy and Morrissey, the socially awkward and anxious have changed the world for the better. Have we forgotten the benefits of being shy?Sure, to be successful demands to be shy! The arguments to be stupid and obedient are bound to be hilarious. And remember this crap is presented as to be Science.
So, when the people are trained daily to follow totalitarian ideals it is not so strange that many dream of the total harmony of a totalitarian State.