Flashing pictures on my screen
Shown too quickly to be seen
Does not register in my conscious mind
Propaganda of another kind
They’re Fucking with me subliminally
They’re Fucking with me subliminally
Danger – Nightmare
Doomsday – Nightmare
Murder – Nightmare
Watching T.V. I start to cry
For no reason I don’t know why
Could it be from messages on my TV
Which I’m getting subliminally?
Mind control the easiest way
Sponsored by the C.I.A.
It’s a weapon you cannot see
It’s propaganda subliminally
Suicidal Tendencies “Subliminal”
What exactly is Propaganda? This is the best definition I could find.
” Modern propaganda is distinguished from other forms of communication by its deliberate and conscious use of false or misleading information to sway public opinion.”
“Propaganda was used as a psychological weapon against the enemy and to bolster morale at home.
Good primer on Propaganda from Encyclopedia Britannica
Interesting fact on Propaganda.
“President Wilson was among the first world leaders to use government sponsored propaganda on a wide scale. When the United States declared war against Germany in 1917, he created the Committee on Public Information (CPI), which represented for the first time that a modern government disseminated propaganda on such a large scale (d’Aymery).”
Article covering some aspects of Propaganda
Very interesting article on North Koreas use of architectural propaganda. Should be noted that this is a very common technique.. The Germans used architecture as one of the main tools in their propaganda.
“We must remember that in time of war what is said on the enemy’s side of the front is always propaganda, and what is said on our side of the front is truth and righteousness, the cause of humanity and a crusade for peace.”
“””The seven basic types of propaganda devices:
Quote “””””It is essential in a democratic society that young people and adults learn how to think, learn how to make up their minds. They must learn how to think independently, and they must learn how to think together. They must come to conclusions, but at the same time they must recognize the right of other men to come to opposite conclusions. So far as individuals are concerned, the art of democracy is the art of thinking and discussing independently together.””””
I started school as a History major and studied everything from Western Civilization to the History of China and The History of WW2 and more current events as well. One aspect that really fascinated me was the use of Propaganda since basically the Revolutionary War forward. Propaganda has been around for a long long time… it became “perfected” in WW1 roughly and if you were to believe History books it was the evil Germans and Russians who used it exclusively. That could not be further from the truth. We are being manipulated in very subtle ways and have been for a long long time.
I ran into a fantastic video dealing with propaganda and the medias relationship to disseminating it to the masses. The Journalist at the center of video has won many awards for his work and the facts in the video are beyond dispute.
I guess I have always wondered why people just buy into whatever is being fed them. The view of (if it is) on TV it has to be true… is a lethal view to have. The amount of times I have heard people start off a sentence by saying “I saw it on XXX show and therefore it is so” has always mystified me. Challenge what your being told.. challenge what you see on TV with your own eyes. Watch the video below and ask yourself what is going on.. why? How much news is faked. Or produced..
I will keep researching this in the coming days and intend on adding more content. Specifically as it relates to techniques and implications.
Edit: Nice sites talking about propaganda..
I enjoy doing the research when I am looking up things. I am always looking for new tools and ways to research subjects.
If anyone has ideas on good places to go for researching information please message me.