Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: U.S. Must Intervine

Thursday, February 21, 2008

U.S. Must Intervine

It is clear that the US has and is constantly sticking its nose in other countries business. Citizens of the US often ask themselves, why must we go there? The answer is strong economics and profit as well as new market. The US is always trying to prevent economic stagnation. The current war in Iraq and Afghanistan is the most recent proof of this argument. The media along with government officials do a great job in camouflaging this reality, portraying the US as the great savior.
US citizens will never support a war if government says; we don't care about the people in that country, we are taking our army there for our own benefit. It just doesn't sound appealing to the US population, therefore, the media is incharge of making it look good.
In Primary Documents, page 2 says: "But in elite journals like the North American Review, justifications for going to war were much closer to the creed of blood and gold. While many prominent business men, such as Mark Hanna and Andrew Carnegie opposed the war, others were seduced by the expansionist rhetoric of new markets. For Charles Conant, the choice is stark: imperialism is a battle for markets to secure profit and social order; isolationism is economic stagnation, resulting in depression and the chaos of revolution"

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Blogger A. Mattson said...

Aside from the question of why we are fighting in Iraq, what parallels do you see between the media of 1898 and the media of today?

3/05/2008 9:45 PM  

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