Why is it so difficult to see the propaganda that is all around us?

by AL Whitney (C) copyright 2010
Permission is granted for redistribution if linked to original and the AntiCorruption Society is acknowledged

IF A FISH COULD TALK AND YOU ASKED IT TO DESCRIBE ITS ENVIRONMENT, THE LAST THING IT WOULD IDENTIFY WOULD BE . . . WATER.

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PSYWAR – the documentary

“In the United States we’re often brought up and told we don’t have propaganda; that we have a hard charging investigative press, we have this educated sceptical even cynical citizenry and that if there were powerful interests trying to manage and manipulate public opinion they would be exposed. The reality actually is just the opposite. Academics like Alex Kerry and others, who’ve spent their life times looking at how propaganda works, find that it’s actually in Western democracies [1] and open societies where you need the most sophisticated sorts of propaganda. And since WWI, thanks to people like Ivy Lee and Eddy Bernays, you know propaganda’s become a business – this business of public relations. Or as one of the firms that has often represented dictators, the Burson Marsteller firm, puts it . . . their business is perception management – to manage public perception, public policy on behalf of their clients who ever they might be.”

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

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[1] The word democracy implies that those who live in democracies are free and have control over their lives and guarantees of their freedoms. This is more spin and propaganda.

The American form of government

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2 responses to “Why is it so difficult to see the propaganda that is all around us?

  1. In a democracy, or a representative democrcy, the highest authority is the will of man, not the will of the Most High God. In fact, in a democracy the people are encouraged to engage in “self-determination”. One can see everyday in the media, in the entertainment industry, in books, in magazines, on TV, in commercials, on shows, in movies, in music, on websites just where this human way of thinking is leading humanity. Society is becoming more and more unthinking, unfeeling, and amoral!

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