Patrickov wrote:I am not sure about Russians, but the Chinese can be said as very fantasy-oriented human beings. Because of the very reason stated above, they are very eager to "regain" whatever glory they believe their ancestors had centuries or millennia ago.
This sentiment can be seen from some modern approval of the quote "No matter how far away, whoever dares to violate the mighty Han will be put to death." -- from a Chinese General boasting his victory over a nomadic leader about 2100 years ago.
To say it in a very simplified manner, if the Chinese had been more practical (instead of so clinging to their face), they would have built a System that does not rely on top-down coercion, and by extension, the coronavirus outbreak would not have been as severe as it is now.
Somewhat ironically, Russia is probably one of the worst offenders in whatever Chinese had suffered in the past two or three centuries, and now their leaders seem to share hidden agendas, to detriment of the (mostly Chinese) people.
The Chinese and the Russians have large territories and had invading armies with fascists in charge. So? The way they view political administration of their countries is not about killing Indians, enslaving Africans and importing immigrants from all over the world to do the work the original ones with status left vacated long ago...
No, China and Russia are nations with deep roots in their own land....and their histories are about dynasties and Tsars, rich and poor, oligarchs and peasants. I think historical context is critical in analyzing propaganda and how it works.
China is a mother culture. There are a few in the world. Not every nation is a mother culture that influences many others in a geographic region.
In terms of the history of propaganda the Americans are masters at that. At advertising and selling techniques too...it gets to th epoint that emotional appeals to buy something or to engage in having a service done is about the way one markets it to audiences. The USA ad agencies had some of the brightest minds in the world working for them.
I took a class on mass communications for an entire year. It was fascinating what happens in mass communications. They should just change the title to 'mass manipulation'. Chomsky's master book Manufacturing Consent
is something interesting.
Hillary Clinton was quite concerned about the news outlet RT and other news organizations that were being used to counteract American dominance in propaganda news.
I find it quite engaging. I know @Potemkin loves that topic of propaganda. He should give us more opinions on the nature of propaganda....I implore him to do so!