Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: The Raw Truth-response

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Raw Truth-response

"Lay down your lives for land you do not own,
And spill each other's guts upon the feld;
Your gory tithe of mangled flesh and bone.
But whether in the fray to fall or kill
You must not pause to question why nor where.
You see the tiny crosses on that hill?
I took all those to make one millionaire. Pg 106 (House of Truth)

Put your life at risk for something that isn't yours. Kill each other on the battle field. All messed up. Kill or be killed? -No time to think. It took all those crosses at this particular cemetary to make one $millionaire chi ching$!
This quote struck me to be a very powerful anti war -put an end the war message. But i like how the text just gives you the raw truth, the different perspectives, and combines it all to really make you think about how World War 1's propaganda and inteligent people who spoke against it.
Mike :)


Blogger A. Mattson said...

It is a powerful, anti-war poem. Always cite the author of a poem or quote: Ralph Chaplin. Give credit where credit is due. Also spell-check and proof-read before posting.

Ewen is citing this poem as evidence of the opposition to the war that the government needed to counter. That's one reason why the CPI was needed. The CPI would generate an ocean of propaganda to counter this kind of anti-war message.

2/23/2008 12:05 PM  

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