My problem with this type of video and argument isn't who is right and who is wrong, nor who is making propaganda and who is being a victim of it.
As long as you choose one side, you are part of the problem. It doesn't matter if Israel or Iran are right, propaganda only works if you put your
thought process aligned with propaganda intentions.
Propaganda is a form of communication that is aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position. Propaganda is
usually repeated and dispersed over a wide variety of media in order to create the chosen result in audience attitudes.
As opposed to impartially providing information, propaganda, in its most basic sense, presents information primarily to influence an audience.
Propaganda often presents facts selectively (thus possibly lying by omission) to encourage a particular synthesis, or uses loaded messages to
produce an emotional rather than rational response to the information presented.
I would like to see how many of you dare to step up and admit you are part of this propaganda mechanism. I'm not talking about the conspiracy
paranoia of having spies and agents masked as members and spreading ideas and misinformation.
I'm referring to yourself's, as individuals, and your responsibility in all this. How many of you pick your arguments and facts based with a pre-set
of beliefs, rather than displaying both sides of an argument/position.
That video might be full of factual information, believe it if you want to. But that's below my point, and I'm not trashing the video content. I'm
just pointing out the fact that any of these videos only portrays one side of it.
I've yet to see a video, from either side, that put's all the facts and realities on the table.
If an Israeli makes a video of the whole situation, he is going to produce a video around his feelings of injustice and suffering, even if he tries to
be impartial. He will always resort to his personal pains, emotions, and memories, rather than what the other side has to say/feel.
And if an Iranian tries the same thing, he will do - quite literally - exactly the same, but in light to his side and opinions.
will omit actions and facts that will bring shame to their arguments and positions. Both
will try to prove their side in favor of
the other. Because of our bruised ego's we are all bound to fortify our stand, rather than to be vulnerable to be refuted.
And personally, I take joy in seeing that - everyday more often - people are starting to step out of the stupid blame-pong game and use reason and
logic, mixed with compassion, to see what's really happening in the world.
There are no absolute truth's. There are no absolute sides, reason or victims.
That's why it's so important that we all make a colossal effort into being impartial and educate ourself's. If we are able to make decisions based
on the most important values of life, then all those decisions will be empty of bad intent, and if there is no bad intent, there are no victims.
Not only that, but if we make our decisions and positions with that set of mind, then even if we make mistakes, those same mistakes will be open and
receptive to good solutions, rather than resorting back to the pointless discussion of who is to blame, responsible and who is a monster.
Saying the minority is a victim and labeling the majority as monsters isn't any different from the actions of the people you accuse of being murders
If you side with any group, or any political view (besides having your personal opinion and beliefs, which you are entitled to) you are being part of
that propaganda mechanism that so many people complain about. There is a big difference between telling what you
think, and telling others what
Can you imagine a world where prejudice and "emotional ammunition" wouldn't be used in a discussion? People wouldn't pat the back's of the people
they agree with - and only those - but also with people who they recognize their suffering, the opposing side.
And before you quote or reply to my comment and say "I totally agree/disagree with you", think to yourself's, in your private mind, how you
participate in these discussions, if you are not part of the problem, and then justify that by saying "but I'm with the people who are victims".
If we would all make the effort into putting our ego's inside our pockets, I guarantee you we wouldn't need youtube videos to explain us what to
feel, think and defend. We would know ourself's, because humans are naturally united.
I believe it's our selfish and egomaniac need to be "right" and force others to be "wrong" that makes us fight each-other on a daily basis.
"United we stand, divided we fall", and that doesn't only stand for nations and communities. It stands for all humans.