posted on Oct, 14 2005 @ 11:35 PM
Actually, isn't it technically illegal (or unconstitutional) for the US Government to actively engage in a propaganda campaign against its citizens?
I think it has already been made clear that this Pentagon-created propaganda machine is designed to spread propaganda in the way of the enemy and the
people which they live amongst and kill. The simple truth, and I hate to break it to you, is that propaganda has always been a part, an extremely
vital part, of warfare. Propaganda efforts saved thousands of lives alone on D-Day. Propaganda and false news generated by the allies and their
agents tilted the favor in our direction during World War 2. The army that is most successful in making its enemy believe and prepare for that which
is untrue is often the victorious one.
The sad part is that propaganda is a necessary evil, especially when dealing with those who take extreme measures and display much effort in creating
propaganda to turn the war against your side. We the citizens of the United States, with our free press, internet and sites like this, and the most
advanced forms of communication in the history of the modern world who must decide on our own, as always before, what is true and what is right. We
must weigh the pros and cons, research every side of the issue, and if we have a good one- follow our gut. We're not always going to be right, but
its the price we pay especially in a time of war. The important thing is that someday, as has often been the case after the war has long since been
over with, we will learn of most of what was true and what was propaganda. Just as we will learn of many of the brave contributions made by those in
defense of our country, which for security reasons or lack of initial confirmation and publicity often go untold for years to come.
So the bottom line is that I don't think the American people are incomparably gullible. I would have to say that the Germans were more gullable when
falling under the control of the Nazi party and Adolf Hitler. I would say the radicalized portion of the Muslim world, which believes that terror
serves its purpose and bin Laden honestly serves their best interests, that is far more gullible in comparison. I'm not going to go on with the
endless comparisons that disprove your assertion. I'll just say that the American people are a lot less gullable than the citizens of many other
nations who are fed lies by their respective regimes. They're also a lot less gullable than the easily-manipulated left-wing and socialist people of