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Posted: Aug 13, 2014 - 4:26am

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More than just dissidents.  Artists etc. by their very nature are a threat. Better get rid of them before they can cause trouble.

p.s. Although, an American friend on showing us the new WWII memorial in Washington DC with it's columns, arches, and bronze wreaths, commented, "So which side won the war?{#Wink}

 

 

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Posted: Aug 12, 2014 - 11:46pm

 haresfur wrote:

More than just dissidents.  Artists etc. by their very nature are a threat. Better get rid of them before they can cause trouble.

p.s. Although, an American friend on showing us the new WWII memorial in Washington DC with it's columns, arches, and bronze wreaths, commented, "So which side won the war?" {#Wink}

 

 
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Posted: Aug 12, 2014 - 11:45pm

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More than just dissidents.  Artists etc. by their very nature are a threat. Better get rid of them before they can cause trouble. (...)
 
You still need some artists to make great propaganda posters/films and portraits of the new rulers along with some patriotic tunes (and some will be quite happy to get the biz!) {#Wink}
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Posted: Aug 12, 2014 - 11:42pm

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If I remember correctly you are Nederlandse? ou Belgische?
 
Dutch.{#Wink} Long time no see!
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Posted: Aug 12, 2014 - 11:30pm

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We can't have dissidents (the enemy's dissidents on the other hand are to be celebrated/publicized). See point 10.

 
More than just dissidents.  Artists etc. by their very nature are a threat. Better get rid of them before they can cause trouble.

p.s. Although, an American friend on showing us the new WWII memorial in Washington DC with it's columns, arches, and bronze wreaths, commented, "So which side won the war?" {#Wink}

 
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Posted: Aug 12, 2014 - 10:42pm

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If I remember correctly you are Nederlandse? ou Belgische?


 

I remember you from the old days. I may remember completely incorrect. Are you Allemagne?
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Posted: Aug 12, 2014 - 10:36pm

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We can't have dissidents (the enemy's dissidents on the other hand are to be celebrated/publicized). See point 10.

 

If I remember correctly you are Nederlandse? ou Belgische?



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Posted: Aug 12, 2014 - 7:23pm

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With a tip of the hat to the Nazis and many governments that have learned from them.
 
We can't have dissidents (the enemy's dissidents on the other hand are to be celebrated/publicized). See point 10.
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Posted: Aug 12, 2014 - 6:38pm

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10 commandments of war propaganda

1. We do not want war.

2. The opposite party alone is guilty of war.

3. The enemy is the face of the devil.

4. We defend a noble cause, not our own interest.

5. The enemy systematically commits cruelties; our mishaps are involuntary.

6. The enemy uses forbidden weapons.

7. We suffer small losses, those of the enemy are enormous.

8. Artists and intellectuals back our cause. Artists and intellectuals are deranged elitists who hate the common person and need to be eliminated from society

9. Our cause is sacred.

10. All who doubt our propaganda, are traitors.


 
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Posted: Aug 12, 2014 - 4:55pm

10 commandments of war propaganda

1. We do not want war.

2. The opposite party alone is guilty of war.

3. The enemy is the face of the devil.

4. We defend a noble cause, not our own interest.

5. The enemy systematically commits cruelties; our mishaps are involuntary.

6. The enemy uses forbidden weapons.

7. We suffer small losses, those of the enemy are enormous.

8. Artists and intellectuals back our cause.

9. Our cause is sacred.

10. All who doubt our propaganda, are traitors.

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Posted: Aug 11, 2014 - 4:40pm

Dehumanizing People and Euphemizing War
by Haig Bosmajian
Dr. Bosmajian , a professor of speech communication at the University of Washington in Seattle, in 1983 received the George Orwell Award. Presented by the National Council of Teachers of English, for his book The Language of Oppression (Public Affairs Press). This article appeared in the Christian Century December 5, 1984, p. 1147.

In his definitive work The Destruction of the European Jews (Quadrangle, 1961), Raul Hilberg presents some insights that are as relevant to the United States today as they were to Nazi Germany a half-century ago. If we believe that we must remember the tragedies of history so that we will not repeat them, we ought to pay special attention to Hilberg’s assertion that in a Western society, destructive activity is not just a technocratic phenomenon. The problems arising in a destructive process are not only administrative but also psychological. A Christian is commanded to choose good and to reject evil. The greater his destructive task, therefore, the more potent are the moral obstacles in his way. These obstacles must be removed — the internal conflict must somehow be resolved. One of the principal means through which the perpetrator will attempt to clear his conscience is by clothing his victim in a mantle of evil, by portraying the victim as an object that must be destroyed.

(...) To remove the moral obstacles to such a course, leaders, both political and religious, euphemize killing and the weapons of destruction and dehumanize the potential victims in order to justify their extermination. (...)


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Posted: Jul 16, 2014 - 9:14am

Slippery slopes...


Creepy anti-communist propaganda from Bohn Aluminum and Brass Corporation, 1952 | Dangerous Minds
Could have a second life as Tea Party posters...
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Posted: Jun 24, 2014 - 8:26pm

Data Storms and the Tyranny of Manufactured Forgetting - Henry A. Giroux
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Posted: Jun 21, 2014 - 9:05am

Old “Yellow Peril” Anti-Chinese Propaganda » Sociological Images

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Posted: May 12, 2014 - 8:35pm

Center for Propaganda Research
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Posted: Feb 6, 2014 - 2:26am

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I wonder what was in them!!!
 
Rocky Mountain oysters? {#Cheesygrin}
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Posted: Feb 5, 2014 - 5:33pm

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1978

 
I wonder what was in them!!!
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Posted: Feb 5, 2014 - 11:58am

1978
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