posted on Dec, 22 2006 @ 06:03 PM
I have to entertain the idea that Television Programming is being used as propeganda. It's too obvious thats the case.
Luckily for me, I chose not to have TV. I only watch the occasional youtube movies, and download whatever episodes of Battlestar I've missed.
Propeganda is a very old tool. One thing that often brings it home for me, and might for you, is remembering the obvious propeganda during World War
2, and then thinking wether or not the populace back then thought of it as propeganda.
Did they ever stop and think after looking at all the posters and theatre clips "hey, maybe this is just propeganda" probably not. It was new to
Today, they have to be a little more sneaky about it. Otherwise we notice it, and, like a guidewire that wasnt concealed in a movie, the knowlege that
it's there snaps us back to reality, and we begin thinking again. And thinking is exactly what propeganda is designed to make sure you dont do.
The government will attempt to use whatever means of propeganda they can get their hands on. That part is a given. The more control the government has
over it's people, the more likely that government is to survive. Which ultimately will be the demise of democracy.
Democracy starts off well, but it will slowly turn back into dictatorship as it ages. Why? Because control is what governments are suppoed to do.