Propaganda: the power of the puerile

Dissecting the mind games

by Kieron McFadden

Propaganda fascinates me.

Most of it is utterly puerile when you step back and look it over, yet it does seem to have a disturbing effect on some people nevertheless.

I have no idea why the mechanics of it fascinate me so much.

I think it is perchance some sort of karma thingy: I was probably some ghastly evil propaganda git in some past life and here I am in the present one trying to atone for my past sins.

So I’ve decided the following is either a natural law or a very very useful rule of thumb:


So here are a some propaganda tricks to have some fun dissecting (which leads me to another natural law that is true, at least in my own mind: THE BEST WAY TO HAVE FUN WITH AN ENEMY IS TO DISSECT THE TWAT)

Be that as it may.

When some faction or other is losing the argument or losing support for whatever lame idea they are trying to sell to a people less gullible than they hoped, one ruse is never address your opponent’s ACTUAL argument (it is too powerful). Address instead the argument you would LIKE them to put forward so you can defeat it.

Current favourites are:

The “how can you say people dying is a hoax?” thing.

OBVIOUSLY people are getting sick and many have died so it’s not a hoax! Put simply: the assertion that the government is lying about the numbers of deaths and infections is NOT the same thing as asserting nobody is getting sick.

The anti-vaxxer thing [yawn].

Anyone with any reservations about the current vaccine or the honesty and integrity of pharmaceutical companies and the claims they make is AGAINST VACCINES. This is as stupid as asserting that someone concerned about road safety is against automobiles.

The conspiracy theory thing.

The idea that several people in government and/or big business connive together for some financial or other gain they would rather not tell people about is completely ridiculous, has never happened and never will happen. So anyone who thinks that sort of thing might be going on is  clearly one head covering short of a tinfoil hat. Conversely the idea that those in power would NEVER lie to us and should be completely trusted is totally sensible and anyone who thinks otherwise is a bit of a nutter.

And as a last resort . . .

If your propaganda isn’t working and you are still losing ground, the best way to restore trust, belief and confidence and make yourself appear not at all guilty or duplicitous is to make it illegal for anyone to communicate a contrary opinion.

Yeah, that’ll work . . .



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