Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: A girl loves a man in a UNIFORM.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

A girl loves a man in a UNIFORM.

During this time of war Ads in magazines or billboards showed something pertaining to the army and the war. The way ads were portrayed was usually handsome or pretty soldiers laughing having a good time, which showed war wasn't always so dim. Ads showed soldiers in a uniform with a pretty girl and it influenced a lot of youths who had to see this everywhere they looked. These ads along with other propagated media shoot through the kids brains until they submit and join the cause.
The youth were important in the political propaganda conspiracy because their young and naive minds were easily molded and the new wave of media was their generations tool for easy propaganda. Ads stressed the protection of children and often used them as reasons to agree with the war. many 18 year old boys were shipped overseas and many did not come back to live full lives. the results of mass persuasion in a governmental campaign.


Blogger A. Mattson said...

A good post. The images of advertising were an important medium of propaganda, selling the war and the product at the same time. Advertising sells a way of life, a life style, a vision of the good society.

War propaganda has to sell a vision of America and Americanism. This nationalist vision is not far from the utopia of consumerism offered by Madison Avenue.

3/05/2008 10:51 PM  

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