Propaganda. The art of pushing your ideas onto the feeble minded used to be limited to print. In the days before the internet, the only way to get your message out to the bandwagon jumpers were printed posters, news articles and junk mail. Unfortunately for the Propaganda Pushers, you couldn’t reach a large audience without spending a crap load of money. You also had to specifically target locations that had the most traffic and visibility.
Fret no more extremists and well paid propaganda producers, the age of the internet has solved your monetary woes. Welcome to the new age of email. Now you can save green and have the easily manipulated muppets of the country do the work for you.
Propaganda Email Example
I recently got this email from a co-worker. I removed her name and replaced it because I have a strange feeling she would try to sue for slander which I currently can not afford to defend against. Try really hard to read this like the simple minded person it was sent by and see what a powerful message it can be.
From: Stupid American
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 14:45:09 -0500
Subject: FW: You gotta read this …. all the way to the end !!!!!!!
STATEMENT AT THE END SAYS IT ALL !!!!!
66 years later!
What happened to the radiation that
lasts thousands of years?
We all know that Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed in August 1945 after the explosion of atomic bombs.
However, we know little about the progress made by the people of that land during the past 65 years.
HIROSHIMA – 65 YEARS LATER
DETROIT- 65 YEARS AFTER HIROSHIMA
What has caused more long term destruction –
Government welfare programs created to buy the votes of those who want someone to take care of them?
Japan does not have a welfare system.
Work for it or do without.
And I don’t think there has ever been a better explanation of the importance of incentive than this example
An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.
The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism”.. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A…. (substituting grades for dollars – something closer to home and more readily understood by all).
After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied ‘hard’ were upset and the students who studied ‘little’ were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied ‘even less’ and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied ‘little’.
The second test average was a ‘D’. No one was happy.
When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.
As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.
To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that “socialism” would also ultimately ‘fail’ because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.
Could not be any simpler than that.
Remember, there IS a test coming up. ” elections sometime soon – perhaps the sooner the better”
Your chance to have YOUR say.
These are possibly the 5 best sentences you’ll ever read and all applicable to this experiment:
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.
Can you think of a reason for not sharing this? Neither could I.
MY RESPONSE TO THIS EMAIL
—— Forwarded Message
From: Scott Linke
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 15:39:13 -0500
To: Stupid American
Conversation: You gotta read this …. all the way to the end !!!!!!!
Subject: Re: You gotta read this …. all the way to the end !!!!!!!
I MUST AGREE THAT SOCIALISM COULD NOT WORK.
One flaw in this email though,
we are under the impression that the wealthy are actually contributing their fair share.
We all know for a fact that the current tax code allows corporations to defer US Taxes for shipping jobs out of the US.
This increases the amount of people out of a job in the US.
Sensata Technologies, an electronics hardware manufacturer plans to close its Freeport, Ill., plant at the end of the year and move those operations to China. This will have 150 people laid off in the process.
How is this good for the economy?
Sensata, formerly known as the Sensors and Controls division of Texas Instruments, was spun off to Bain in 2006 for a reported $3 billion.
Why should people such as ourselves who work hard for our money be subject to the wealthy’s greed to make more money?
The current future we are heading to is not socialism where everybody has the same. It is Feudalism where the wealthy corporations are pushing the citizens of the United States into a peasant status.
I adjusted the misleading sentences you agreed with to show you the parts left out.
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity BUT you can force the poor into disparity by rewarding the wealthy for not caring.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. Sounds like a CEO of a Corporation who gets rewarded because they saved the company billions but shutting the doors of the biggest factory. This caused a mass lay off of the laborers that did all the work so they could afford to buy a little food with the minimum pay they have to budget for 2 weeks.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. Like JOBS? Wait, the government doesn’t take away jobs. That would be the greedy corporations run by the insanely wealthy.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it! Sure you can, look what Bain did to the companies they acquired. Fired everybody, divided them, then sold them off to companies overseas for a profit. Sounds like multiplying wealth by division to me.
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation. On the flip side, if 1% of the country controls most of the power that controls the fate of the other 99% then that will also be the end of any nation.
Don’t just fall for the hype being bombarded on us everyday. Behind every email there is a marketing company that was paid millions to cleverly word their sentences to manipulate the feeble minded robots such as yourself.
It sounds good because that is the way they wanted it to sound but in reality, we are in the 99%. With each and everyone of us, there is somebody equal or better at what we do to survive our day to day existence. In this country, greed wins.
Propaganda does what it’s supposed to do. It leads you to answer yes to its statements. In this email you sent me, they first show you the horrific devastation done by America to Hiroshima. Then they show pretty night scenes of Japan with pretty lights.
This leads specific run down photos of Detroit with a catch phrase connecting them together.
The A-Bomb or Government welfare programs created to buy the votes of those who want someone to take care of them?
Those are your ONLY CHOICES! They also worded the Welfare program to say it is to buy votes of those fucking lazy poor people!
They have now triggered your brain to say that the people on Welfare are lazy good for nothing pieces of shit that destroyed all of those buildings in Detroit. They didn’t point their finger at the Rich Slumlords that actually fucking own them! No, they blamed the Government and LAZY poor people.
They then went on to justify by saying Japan doesn’t have welfare but fails to tell you that Japan is a Parliamentary Government with a Constitutional Monarchy. They have a Parliament like England and a Monarch that has to obey certain rules. To dumb it down for you, they have an individual who runs shit. Subliminal message saying that the United States would be better off if we ran our Government the same way England and Japan does. We need a King.
Validate with some Educational Study
In the case of this email, they validate that socialism is a bad idea but failed to give the reason for jumping to socialism. We were just comparing a Parliamentary Monarchy to Democracy. Now we are showing how bad it is to have socialism. What the Fuck?!
Again, like a mindless fucking idiot, you connected the dots and your brain said,
“Fucking Poor People!!! They want to take MY MONEY?! HELL NO!”
Your too lazy to do your research and realize that those of us in the 99% could be the ones that benefit from welfare if something horrific happens. Just as the case of those poor people who lost their jobs to China or the factory workers in Detroit who were laid off to save some money for the company.
The Hidden Message
This is the key to good propaganda. The hidden message will be something that the idiots around fail to see but can not disagree with. In the case of this email, the hidden message is that American Democracy does not work and we need to have a government run by the richest people in the realm. Feudalism. Kings,Lords, Dukes, Earls and Serf, Peasants, Slaves.
This hidden message that you so eagerly agreed with goes against EVERYTHING our Founding Fathers fought to achieve. You have just created treason against our nation without knowing it. Ask yourself this, What type of slave will I be?
Propaganda does EXACTLY what it is supposed to do!
The “Statements”. The 5 sentences that were chosen and placed together specifically to make morons like you agree with everything they said. You can not deny you did not agree. The last sentence said, “Can you think of a reason for not sharing this? Neither could I.”
That caused your feeble monkey brain to hit “send to everybody” and prove you are a fucking moron that believes every bit of shit that comes in to your inbox. Have I mentioned I think you are a Fucking Moronic Monkey?
With the new age of internet has come a quicker way to reach a broader audience of idiots. As the alleged dominate species on this little blue-green rock we call home, we should be able to decipher through the bull shit spewing out of the controlling parties.
It is people like you that are the reason the wealthy are getting more and more power in this country. By all accounts, you sealed your fate when you sent this message to every other dunce head you that might agree with you plus me.
The Hypocrisy of Propaganda
This email was sent by somebody who claims to be a devout Christian. I may be wrong but I am under the understanding that Jesus Christ actually loved the poor. He went out of his way to help the poor. Why then would this devout believer send such hatred to other poor people?
Because Sheep do what they are told.
Try re-reading the email in the light that it might have been written by somebody who has way more money than you will never see.