Rancid wrote:The nice thing about propaganda is that if you call everything propaganda, then the word loses its meaning, and then propaganda becomes truth...
If you would like a definition of "propaganda," I again recommend PROPAGANDA by Jacques Ellul.
The main thing about propaganda is that it has a manipulative agenda, and will use any technique (including psychological tricks, deception, and torture-like repitition) to manipulate the viewer into acting a particular way.
Pre-propaganda (like sitcoms, or religious texts, or mass media's daily lies about targetted foreigners) aim to create a gullible media viewer who is "ready to believe" the big lie.
The "big lie" is propaganda, and it may take the form of either a text (book, movie, report) or an act (a bombing, a school shooting, a Facebook smear campaign, etc).
(That's all I am providing free of charge. Please pick up the book I recommend as soon as you can. You might even find a free version online)
democracy = intelligence agencies controlling society by using child prostitutes to blackmail world leaders?