Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: "Anti Japs"

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

"Anti Japs"

I chose this picture because I think that this shows the dehumanizing the "Japs" it also give people the thought that if they do talk the rat ears will hear and ou boys over there will end up getting hurt. I think that these pictures are very smart to have made up for the war department. This is smart becuase it makes your oppents seem to be inferior and easier to kill because its not killing a human. to me i think that is the best piece of propaganda to be used in a war.


Blogger A. Mattson said...

A good point.

Dehumanization is an important part of military training and wartime propaganda. The use of racial stereotypes is fundamental tool used to dehumanize the enemy. The Japanese bore the brunt of this type of imagery in the U.S. What does this say about our relationship with Asian cultures? Was this a reaction to the bloody nature of the war in the Pacific? Or that it was just easier to dehumanize asians than the europeans?

4/11/2007 9:54 PM  

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