Saturday, 10 August 2019

Propaganda - True or False?



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The following LINK contains interesting information and propaganda examples -  a secret German map (September 1914) showing the postwar boundaries of Europe, political cartoons, adverts and newspaper headlines.

Propaganda has not gone away.  The more one looks into it the hairier it gets.

Steel your nerves and take a look.

Propaganda during World War I: An Illustrated Account

The more things change the more they stay the same.  True or False?



8 comments:

  1. Propaganda is more pervasive and dangerous than ever before, with altered video voice and picture.

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    1. I've noticed that every morning with newspaper pictures. You see the photo chosen for the person in the news story and this tells you subliminally what to think. Then of course there are the photo montages where two or three photos are cobbled together to produce a desired effect. I always check to see who owns the newspaper I'm reading.

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  2. The Lusitania happened less than fifty miles from where I live Gwil. Apparently the Germans struck a medal to commemorate the sinking and the soldiers celebrated in the trenches. This led to America joining the first world war and victory for the allies.

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    1. I remember seeing the front page account of the Lusitania in an Irish facsimile newspaper. Near you also where the Titanic last touched land before it touched the bottom of the ocean. And when Cromwell was asked where his ships would land he said by Hook or by Crook. Not far from you is the Kennedy (JFK) ancestral home which I visited when I was over. You're living in an important place!

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  3. Propaganda is very important in wartime.

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    1. There are two WWI posters which are the almost the same at first glance. There's the British one 'Your Country Needs You' and the German one
      'Your Emperor Needs You' - you'd be hard pushed to say which was which from a distance. We're now in a permanent war situation, and have been since 9/11. Propaganda is now a done deal. Perhaps they should teach it at schools so that young people can recognize when they see it.

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  4. When 'deepfake' videos become even more sophisticated, we will never again know the fake from the real. Worrying times ahead.

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    1. It's very worrying. Only one journalist, Robert Fisk, gave a true account of an alleged gas attack in Syria. The rest faked it up.

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