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Noam Chomsky on Propaganda

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The point of public relations slogans like “Support our troops” is that they don’t mean anything. They mean as much as whether you support the people in Iowa. Of course, there was an issue. The issue was, Do you support our policy? But you don’t want people to think about that issue. That’s the whole point of propaganda. You want to create a slogan that nobody’s going to be against, and everybody’s going to be for. Nobody knows what it means, because it doesn’t mean anything. Its crucial value is that it diverts your attention from a question that does mean something.


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  1. Exactly. Think back to the winter of 2002-2003 when the media became a conduit for the Bush Administration in hyping propaganda for the impending [planned] invasion of Iraq. We Americans were like sheep, herded towards the great Shock ‘n Awe, patriotic server boiling, vengeance for 9-11 deeply ingrained in our souls.

    Only a few of us saw the ruse, but our voices were stilled with insults like, Communist! and Traitor!

    Have we learned that lesson yet or will we be led, once again, by another round of slick propaganda?


    December 26, 2008 at 10:01 am

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