posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 05:14 PM
SEVEN Propaganda devices…
a.Color Red: Name Calling — generally used to giving an idea a bad label which is used to make us reject and condemn the idea without examining the
b.Color Gold: Glittering Generality — associating something with a “Virtue Word” (a word that has several meanings or can mean something good,
or bad to the people who hear it but is not quantifiable e.g. freedom it sounds good, makes us feel good, but it means different things to different
people.) A Glittering Generality is generally used to make us accept and approve an idea or thing without examining the evidence. Or reject and not
approve an idea, or thing without examining the evidence.
c.Color Blue: Transfer — carries the authority, sanction, and prestige of something or someone respected and revered over to something or someone
else in order to make the later acceptable; or it carries authority, sanction, and disapproval to cause us to reject and disapprove something the
propagandist would have us reject and disapprove.
d.Color Maroon: Testimonial — this can either be telling a story of how someone or something got to this point, or it can be having a respected or
hated person say a given idea, action, or person, or group is good or bad.
e.Color Tan: Plain Folks — is the method to make people feel the speaker or group the speaker represents is just like them “one of us” or the
speaker attempts to convince his/her audience that he/she and his/her ideas are good because they are “of the people” the “plain folks”
f.Color Pink: Card Stacking — involves the selection and use of facts and half truths and even lies, illustrations, distractions, and logical or
illogical statements in order to give the best or worst possible case for an idea, program, person, or product. Just keep piling on “evidence” in
g.Color Green: Band Wagon — “Everybody is doing it.” Or at least all of us are doing it. And with this thought and “proofs” the propagandist
tries to convince us that all the members of the group we belong to or want to belong to accept his/her program and therefore we must follow the crowd
and “jump on the bandwagon”
Does the articles posted touch on all these issues. A good propaganda article will cover all the bases. Practice people you have been at this birther
issue for years and you still are not improving.
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•Assertion: A statement that may or may not be true, but it is said with enthusiasm, and/or energy… and presented with the attitude of “There is
no need to doubt this… it’s true!” e.g “The experts said”, ”everyone knows“, “it’s common knowledge”
•Lesser of Two Evils: Even though you don’t agree with this you might as well go along or do it because the alternative is much worse.
•Pinpointing the Enemy: This person, or group is the cause of all our problems.
•Minimize the Oppositions Position: Similar to card stacking, but here you give a very weak defense of the oppositions position and a super strong
case for yours.
•Extrapolating the Present or Past into the Future:
•Painting the Future:
•Accusation then Apology: You accuse your opponent of doing something horrendous. After it gets reported in all the papers and media outlets and the
story is shown either to be false or a gross exaggeration or mischaracterization of your opponents position and the story is dying down, then
apologize for mentioning the accusation, giving it new life.
[edit on 23-7-2010 by JBA2848]