Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Advertisements That We Will Never See Again

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Advertisements That We Will Never See Again



My blog this week is about this image and how it relates to the war effort during world war two. Today for the Iraq War and Terrorism in general, images like this do not exist. Reasons for this include the U.S. being much more politically correct than it was fifty years ago and the fact that we are told not to hate one certain group of people. Images like this were posted and advertised all over during world war two and were strong messages of who the enemy was. I do not think we will ever see this kind of advertisement again in our world instead we have seen advertisements such as buying SUV's helps fund terrorism which i think does not get a message across to anyone in this country. This was a different time in our country where people got away with speaking stereotypically and spewing out racism. I think that if the Japanese attacked us today, we would not see this kind of advertisement, there would be no interment camps and we would be told that not every Japanese person hates America.

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

An interesting point. Certainly overt racism is not as acceptable as it was in WWII. On the other hand, there was some anti-arab images published after 9/11 (but not by the government.) Do you see any evidence of anti-muslim imagery or rhetoric in the media today? We haven't interned large numbers of Arab-Americans. The Bush administration has gone out of its way to not appear to be anti-arab or anti-muslim in its communications.

4/11/2007 9:09 PM  

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