Archive for January, 2013

Propaganda

So, I am always thinking about propaganda (this blog kind of imitates a personal propaganda machine) and its effects on humanity throughout time and currently: Useful, Harmful, and Beautiful

Propaganda:   the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person. OR ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one’s cause or to damage an opposing cause; also : a public action having such an effect.

I just wanted to post some past, present and future examples of propaganda below:

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Most of these are from WWII and apply to issues that we as a nation face today. Modern propaganda posters found below do not appear widespread among the public as those in the past, but have found a home online, which might foster positive, negative or no outcomes whatsoever:

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As you can see, someone has brought back the same type of ideas that we used during WWII, but will it have an affect if these are not distributed and posted in the “real world”? Some have labeled the modern major news networks as the “new” form of propaganda. If this is so, what kind of ideas are these outlets spreading?

Honestly I’d take a positive, productive and sustainability minded poster over a talking head television any day.