The definition of propaganda
Some definitions, adapted from truthout.
–Propaganda is Ultimate Weapon of Mass Distraction and Deception and Command and Control and Manipulation and Influence and Persuasion, in the History of Mankind.
–Propaganda is the most powerful and effective mode of communication for a message. It can be good, bad, or indifferent. Propaganda is both the mother and father of everything you hear from the gossip and rumor of the hearsay grapevine–to faith and belief dogma–to doctrine and principle.
–See no Propaganda! Speak no Propaganda! Hear no Propaganda! The persuasion and influence of propaganda works best when it is invisible or subtle, and drummed into one’s head over time, and via tradition.
–The most effective propaganda worms its way into our consciousness, leaving intact the perception that we have reached our opinions and made our choices independently.
–Propaganda is the sell that sold you something, that you never perceived as a pitch at any time along the way, when you bought into it. It is something that slowly happens to you without your awareness. Slow but sure.
–Silent influence, control, and persuasion that can and does promote any product OR service OR issue OR philosophy to the mindset of the masses. Where word of mouth about anything starts and spreads.
–Anything that makes you believe, or have faith in something, where there no facts to support it, is bad propaganda. . .IE religion and politics.
–Propaganda is a special and unique form of FEAR; used to sell, seal, and deliver a notion to exist in the mind as a representation (as of something comprehended), or as a formulation (as of a plan). Or, just something designed to change someone’s mind and point of view. Propaganda is a slight or indirect pointing out of something, especially of a way or means to an end.
The Best Examples of where Propaganda is needed and used:
–By the ELITE (the haves) exerting their influence and control over the masses (the have-nots).
–By every RELIGION. The main tool used by the elite to exert this influence and control over the masses.
–In POLITICS. Another tool used by the elite to exert their influence and control over the interests of the masses in the nation state.
–By CORPORATIONS. The elite’s tool for transacting commerce with the masses in the nation state.
Propaganda is so invasive, most people don’t even know it exists, nor how it influences them.
Beware! It’s everywhere.
The questions are:
How can we define propaganda?
How can we use it to our own advantages?
How can we defend ourselves from damaging propaganda?