So it is all documented, but that is not the point of this post. Rather, I’d like to point out that everyone is biased depending on what country they grew up in. 50s era Soviet propaganda may look laughably obvious to you, but that’s because you have the benefit of hindsight and are coming from a different cultural context. Some one who grew up on a different planet may very well think the United States is a totalitarian society with North Korean levels of propaganda.
Source: Legendary Peace
At the mention of the word propaganda, many people think of overblown posters featuring a hammer and sickle and bulging biceps, or poorly edited videos glorifying Kim Jung-Un and the North Korean military. Most Americans think they are too smart to fall for propaganda, and that the US government would not attempt to manipulate their people in such a way.
They couldn’t be more wrong. In 2013 a new reform was passed effectively legalising mass scale propaganda in the United States. The result: an unleashing of thousands of hours per week of government-produced radio and TV programs for domestic U.S. consumption, all designed to fit into normal programming without being noticed as propaganda.
There are endless documented cases of propaganda issued by the central government. The Pentagon even edits many Hollywood scripts and is deeply involved with numerous reality television shows.
Back in July one of the largest…
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