posted on May, 22 2008 @ 08:16 AM
I can see both sides of the question.
In a certain sense, everything you say could be considered propaganda for "your" side of any issue.
Having children myself, who have friends with immediate family missing and serving actively, you have to tell them something.
What are you supposed to say? That evil overlords bent on world domination have forced your parent to honor a contract they made years ago in
peacetime when war seemed like a remote possibility, and now your parents are being made to kill people for a cause they mistakenly believe in, to
further the evil ones' plans?
That's not what a child needs to hear when they're already scared.
One of the things that aggravates me about the anti-war crowd is that they have no respect for people who disagree with them. They assume that anyone
who is in the minority and supports the war is "brainwashed." Obviously, if there is a bunch of propaganda "put out there by the Bush crowd," it
isn't very effective.
In fact, the anti-war/anti-American propaganda is much more effective. Notice how every poster immediately suspects sesame street of being on
"bush's side" if they even attempt to address the issue in an even handed manner.
Why is that?