Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: RED CROSS CONTRIBUTIONS (Make this a Red Cross Christmas)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

RED CROSS CONTRIBUTIONS (Make this a Red Cross Christmas)




The Red Cross is known for it's many lending hands during wartime. This started in World War I and now has continued through the years adding the War in Iraq.


CAMP VICTORY, Iraq – For all service members, the possibility of crisis affecting their loved ones during a deployment looms as an ominous threat that cannot be easily ignored. Under already stressful conditions, incidents back home can be dehabilitating and cripple job performance, as well as morale and motivation. Seven thousand miles away from home can feel like a world away. Luckily, an organization helps bridge those gaps and ease worried hearts. The American Red Cross works as a stabilizer in the event of an emergency, helping keep military members connected to their families and providing peace of mind during trying times. To help families get emergency messages out to their loved ones, the American Red Cross operates a worldwide emergency communications network that is always operational. They also collaborate with military aid societies in the event that financial assistance is required due to urgent personal or family crisis. (www.agreaterfreedom.com)


VADs are known as (Voluntary Aid Detachments), these are volunteers that lend helping hands during war time, wheather on the battle fields of the wounded quadrants or back home in the states and cities of the mother land. In the Cartoons of Hatred article, "Make this a Red Cross Christmas" emplify the heart of the Red Cross. This theory of propaganda encourages families and friends of soldiers to support them during a time where there is no Christmas, to where a hint is spread during a time of death and destruction.

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

You mention a "theory of propaganda" --What do you mean?

You have a nice illustration here and the advertisement you mention is also promoting the Red Cross.

How was the Red Cross sold to the public? What kinds of imags were used? Why was the image of a woman so important to this campaign?

3/11/2009 8:48 PM  

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