Brainwashing and Propaganda

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Kitti
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May 29th, 2006 at 11:45am
PanicOfBeliever:
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that's still not propaganda, it's advertisement retard Rolling Eyes


That Is Propaganda Retard

Enough namecalling.

PanicOfBeliever:
propaganda

n : information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause

I like that this is Dictionary.com's LAST definition.
In the interest of a balanced argument, here's the rest of it:
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1. The systematic propagation of a doctrine or cause or of information reflecting the views and interests of those advocating such a doctrine or cause.
2. Material disseminated by the advocates or opponents of a doctrine or cause: wartime propaganda.
3. Propaganda Roman Catholic Church. A division of the Roman Curia that has authority in the matter of preaching the gospel, of establishing the Church in non-Christian countries, and of administering Church missions in territories where there is no properly organized hierarchy.

Propaganda is NOT just advertisement, and all advertisement is not propaganda. Propaganda is single-sided promotion, showing only the good or only the bad sides of an issue, cause, or product.

PanicOfBeliever:
That is spread for the cause of getting George Bush elected, giving people the infomation that he does this that and the other, portraying him to be a good person.

Actually, that's called campaigning. All politicians do it. Part is propaganda, but the rest is a lot of promises and political viewpoints.
You don't live in the States, you don't vote here. Don't pretend you've watched these elections enough to know how they really work.

PanicOfBeliever:
Another example was in wartime. British newspapers promoted the idea that the Britsh were winning for example and made them out to be heroes. Dunkirk for example was a great loss for British troops, but propaganda raised morale in Britain by saying they were great for escaping.

If morale is not high, you lose the war.
Propaganda is effective in wartime.

PanicOfBeliever:
An example of where propaganda may be seen as "Bad" use is where Hitler sent out movies depicting how Germans were the master race.

Valid point. Propaganda is an important part of a totalitarian dictatorship.

PanicOfBeliever:
Propaganda is every piece of media you have ever read, hell even word of mouth in Proaganda. Its everywhere, be intelligent and make up your own ind after reviewing what you hear.

Every piece of media is not propaganda. The media is certainly biased, but to call it propaganda is simply untrue.
Word of mouth is not propaganda. A balanced argument or well-researched opinion is not propaganda. It's valid information, and a valid way of spreading it. Refusing to acknowledge that there are two sides to every issue is propaganda.
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May 29th, 2006 at 12:07pm
PanicOfBeliever:
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that's still not propaganda, it's advertisement retard Rolling Eyes


That Is Propaganda Retard

propaganda

n : information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause

That is spread for the cause of getting George Bush elected, giving people the infomation that he does this that and the other, portraying him to be a good person.

Another example was in wartime. British newspapers promoted the idea that the Britsh were winning for example and made them out to be heroes. Dunkirk for example was a great loss for British troops, but propaganda raised morale in Britain by saying they were great for escaping.

An example of where propaganda may be seen as "Bad" use is where Hitler sent out movies depicting how Germans were the master race.

Propaganda is every piece of media you have ever read, hell even word of mouth in Proaganda. Its everywhere, be intelligent and make up your own ind after reviewing what you hear.

LMAO. You're back!
So am I. Back that is.

I'm sure there is a difference, you know. I mean some washing powder advert isn't exactly the same as calculated political propaganda.
Kitti
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May 29th, 2006 at 12:13pm
Bloodraine:
PanicOfBeliever:
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that's still not propaganda, it's advertisement retard Rolling Eyes


That Is Propaganda Retard

propaganda

n : information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause

That is spread for the cause of getting George Bush elected, giving people the infomation that he does this that and the other, portraying him to be a good person.

Another example was in wartime. British newspapers promoted the idea that the Britsh were winning for example and made them out to be heroes. Dunkirk for example was a great loss for British troops, but propaganda raised morale in Britain by saying they were great for escaping.

An example of where propaganda may be seen as "Bad" use is where Hitler sent out movies depicting how Germans were the master race.

Propaganda is every piece of media you have ever read, hell even word of mouth in Proaganda. Its everywhere, be intelligent and make up your own ind after reviewing what you hear.

LMAO. You're back!
So am I. Back that is.

I'm sure there is a difference, you know. I mean some washing powder advert isn't exactly the same as calculated political propaganda.

MEG!

Washing powder adverts contain subliminal messages, it is propaganda. Didn't you hear? Razz
dirtyhippie
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May 29th, 2006 at 03:42pm
I mean, come on, Meg, everyone knows that the wachine-powder companies have formed a secret cabal for the express purpose of fooling us all into buying their subpar soap, while they keep the real washing powder advances under wraps. Then they pull some strings in the White House and Downing Street and try to make us believe that we didn't go to war with Iraq to secure its soap deposits...

Even I have no idea what i'm talking about anymore. Propaganda's no joke, folks. Watch your back, don't let 'em tell you what to think. (This ends my pitiful attempt at a meaningful post.)
PanicOfBeliever
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May 29th, 2006 at 03:57pm
Yeah Rebecca was going on about how she cant Be story moderator because she doesnt have the internet at the moment so I thought Id come back and see whats up.
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May 29th, 2006 at 04:33pm
Stay, stay. You were cool compared to that other kid who came along and gave us all a big lecture on communism and then called us all idiots then ran off.
Kitti
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May 29th, 2006 at 04:36pm
Bloodraine:
Stay, stay. You were cool compared to that other kid who came along and gave us all a big lecture on communism and then called us all idiots then ran off.
That was the ultimate lesson in propaganda...
Also the ultimate example of the WRONG way to make an argument.
NeoSteph
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May 29th, 2006 at 06:53pm
Kitti:
Bloodraine:
Stay, stay. You were cool compared to that other kid who came along and gave us all a big lecture on communism and then called us all idiots then ran off.
That was the ultimate lesson in propaganda...
Also the ultimate example of the WRONG way to make an argument.


and I had the freaking norton virus so i wasn't here, dammit dammi dammit.
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