a reply to: Logarock
Not even that for the most part all it takes is just repeating something over and over, years if it takes that, or even generations, basically it
becomes there reality by virtue of it just being the most constant thing in there life's, you know that whole Joseph Goebbels quote.
Or here this one.
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the
State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to
use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the
Now a days its the war of words online, even here on ATS, most especially in some things here on ATS. Propaganda is the least of it, and now we
cant go a day without a bunch of them, I mean I came on ATS for a few moments and I ran into at least 3 threads full of just nonsense, trolls, useful
idiots, shills and even maybe payed members, or sock puppets, and everybody has there opinions and what they want you to think as the truth, and none
of them have ever likely set foot or been anywhere near the areas they speak of...In all its pretty much as it has always been, in this medium ie the
internet or another.
You know for the most part propaganda is controlling the plot lines to the stories they make up, controlling the narrative. The most popular narrative
which millions have died for different interests globally, well its the good guy vs the bad guy. and that in itself has been popular for the past
6,000 years or more on large scales and on small scales. An old parable about eating from the tree of good and evil, see even in that its not new.
But its all narratives in the stories people believe in there heads. Its like leading the masses to were you want them to go. That's in itself is
nothing new, it was learned long ago in ancient days during the first city states which came to be, and yes even by shepherds and there flocks, and
if you go farther even by the myths of the gods and there lessons.
Oldest magic trick in the book really, controlling the narrative, as old as the bible, as old as history, in fact even older.
But ya you could do a thread or even write a book on any one of those which you have listed and how it effects people, both as individuals and as
groups, basically the mind is a much more malleable thing then anybody would believe. And in our world, pretty much everything is a lie, the whole
world is based on them, from little lies you tell your kids, to big lies which people hold as fact, basically the truth is the most dangerous thing
you can tell anybody because its highly likely that the things there whole world is based on is bull#. Leads for some hilarious situations and a great
deal of mass cognitive dissonance and once in a while mass kill offs by one group or another...But even that I have come to believe now a days is just
part of nature.