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Northest Republican
RE: Propaganda- Why You Think What You Think

Allen53 wrote:


Northest Republican wrote:

Corporations compete against each other in a capitalist democratic republic like the US and have different agendas. But Authoritarian regimes like communist, dictatorships, or oligarchies would clearly have a unified propoganda message.

So, I absolutely disagree with you that the US is the most propagandized country in history.


Eastern bloc apparatchiks marveled at the sophistication of the US propaganda system. They said that the difference was while their form of propaganda was overt and comprehensive it was so much so that the people knew they were being manipulated so coercion was necessary to force obedience. Whereas in the US, the propaganda is even more widespread and constant but done much more artfully so that the populace doesn't understand how they are being manipulated and compliance to state authorities does not require coercion.


We have competition of ideas and interests here. Think about all that is argued here by various people and various institutions... State rights v. Federal authority, individual rights v. Group interests, religion v. Secularism, to economic interests v. Environmental interests, private schools and public schools, north v. South, urban v. Rural, etc, etc. Etc. These arguments occur within our government, by different elected officials, and by a wide variety of media sources. Huge difference!!!

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