Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Propaganda and War

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Propaganda and War

"Hatred propaganda is always necessary in war time to arouse and intensify animosity against military and diplomatic rivals and to attract neutral support."
As a nation, we are constantly being bombarded with media and propaganda. With this being said, how are we suppose to make an educated decision or form an unbiased opinion? I don't believe one can without the truth. We are constantly being told by the media what to think, what we need, who is good, who is bad and the list goes on. It is disheartening to feel that the American public are just sheep, following and believing what we are told by the mass media.

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

An interesting short quote. Always cite your source and page number.

Your post is quite pessimistic. Do you really feel that you or the people you know are sheep? Are the media really that powerful? Is there no resistance to persuasion?

Don't you feel that you as an indvidual can resist biased appeals? Or is it just the "public" that is easily led? It is easily to talk about the gullibility of the masses (present company excluded.)

Take care not to attribute to much power to the media and propaganda.

2/06/2008 9:12 PM  

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