posted on Aug, 23 2019 @ 09:41 AM
a reply to: dfnj2015
Now imagine if you'd had this insight for the past sixty years.
The public memory is easily controlled in 8 year cycles, thus the media remark "No politician in living memory has been treated as badly as Ilhan
Omar". Just as likely, the writer was 20-something and doesn't have much living memory yet. However, the intent and suggestion greatly shortens the
public's perception of what's remembered.
Until the computer age and then the rise of the Internet, there wasn't any instant fact checking, rebuttal research in real time, a worldwide record
of almost everything said or done - in about the last 25 years. Good luck with pre-internet sources.
Propagandists have always worked quietly and unobtrusively - which worked great in a feudal society. The Vatican ruled much of the Roman Empire up
until the invention of the printing press, or thereabouts. Still, there was the whole Reformation, Inquisition, conquest of the New World ans sacking
of its wealth.
Propaganda used to twist the opinion of certain events (mass shootings) shapes public sentiment and results in reactive legislative policies enacted
at the dictate of emotion, without adequate consideration of facts or consequential damages. See public compliance wit New Zealand's gun
confiscation/buyback program and Question Why release of the Christchurch video is a felony in NZ.
The power of information is profoundly transformative in many different existential constructs and requires free flow without taint or prejudice,
intentional (propaganda) or otherwise. Rule Your Mind.