Tag: propaganda

Sep 03

Euphemisms and Waste: A Poisonous Mix

In Brief— The author describes the corruption of our language and the prodigious military waste that robs Americans of precious dollars. He provides information about what is done in our name. [Written in March 2015. Revised in May 2017.] ——————————————————————————————————————————————– The Orwellization of Language— Surprise! The American military not only wastes prodigious amounts of taxpayer …

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Aug 07

Cannon Fodder: Draftee or Volunteer

In Brief—A discussion of the author’s experiences and views on whether a mandatory draft of men and women is preferable over an all-volunteer military. Frying Pan or Fire— I sat there in my suit and tie talking to a young man who had just received his draft notice. I might as well have been speaking …

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Dec 13

Antidote to Mainstream Propaganda

In Brief—We are regularly subjected to a diet of propaganda from the mainstream media and the government. The Intercept is one method of seeing past the subtle yet pervasive propaganda bombarding us daily. Do you want an antidote? Skepticism is always a choice. The Intercept, Truthout and TomDispatch are other reliable choices. ———————————————————————————————————————— There’s a …

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Mar 11

Propaganda is Us…and Them

In Brief—Propaganda is information, or most often “misinformation,” designed by nations or groups to influence people into believing what the proponent wants them to believe. America is just one of many countries using propaganda to influence its citizens. Smaller groups use such information to further an agenda not apparent to the target. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– Propaganda is …

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