Is holocaust denial fundamentally different to other forms of government propaganda?

This is inspired by Keeve’s remark in the other holocaust thread:

So would you say that holocaust denial, when used as a tool of government propaganda, is any different to any other kind of government propaganda?

Oh, and for what it’s worth, I’m leaning towards no. I will explain my reasoning later.

I don’t understand your question. Is government sponsored holocaust denial diffferent from any other kind of government propaganda how? It’s different in topic, obviously, but I don’t understand what you mean by “different”. I’m assuming you mean something more than that.

Propeganda is a tool. It can be used for good and it can be used for evil. In the case in question, the latter.

Seconding Captain Amazing’s question. Is it your point that holocaust denial is just one among many claims that governments make to delegitimize their enemies? Do you then infer that people should get no more upset about it than they do over any other such claims?

Why did you decide to start a thread on a topic you’re not ready to discuss now? If you have something to say, go ahead and say it.

Well, [del]without wishing to offend postmodernists too deeply[/del] [del]actually, no, fuck 'em with pineapples[/del], propaganda can be true or it can be false. Holocaust denial is false. Or more pedantically, a tactic of spreading falsehood. That distinguishes it from other forms of propaganda that might be true, if misleading for various reasons.

As far as I know, the governments that use holocaust denial as official propaganda aren’t exactly bastions of enlightenment in general, and their leaders consist mostly of people that need killing for reasons that have nothing to do with holocaust denial.
So… what was the point of the thread, again?