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    Re: Is there a problem with propaganda and brainwashing in the US

    Why can't we ban this painfully tedious bag of soggy dicks?
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Is there a problem with propaganda and brainwashing in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Just a poll.. About brainwashing and propaganda directed at the people of the US by their government and media.

    But the again, if you were brainwashed you probably wouldn't know it.


    PS. choose the party who's politics you are closest to if independent or belong to another party.
    I would have to say yes there is brainwashing propaganda going on. It mostly goes on with the media and education institutions. Thats how someone ****ed up like McCain won the republican primaries and how someone who went to a church of a racist and anti-American and hung out with a known anti-American terrorist. Schools do it all the time with their homosexual indoctrination of the kids.They are probably same ass wipes who would sue a school over alleged religious indoctrination that are doing the homosexual indoctrination of our children.
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    Re: Is there a problem with propaganda and brainwashing in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    I think you'd need to define "brainwashing" as well. It's not a precise term.
    Its not suppose to in this thread. Suppose to be a general term.
    I can specify a bit, what I mean is that government "brainwash" the people to blindly follow them, or to blindly obey them or something similar, that the government is doing something to the people in which they aren't aware of to benefit the government and different agendas.
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    Re: Is there a problem with propaganda and brainwashing in the US

    Not a bad imitation Stinger poll.

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    Re: Is there a problem with propaganda and brainwashing in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by Real Talk View Post
    Think about it tho. How much fo the media is owned by so few? Rupert Murdoch is a giant. And there are a few others. But they al share very simmilar world views, and provide very simmilar coverage of world events..
    This is one problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by Real Talk View Post
    And the national anthem, pledge of allegance etcis surely propoganda (let us drop the entirely negative conotations to thew ord and view it for what it is). Designed to encourage the development of certain outlooks on life and attachments to nation and state.
    This is another problem, the inability in FOR EXAMPLE the US to look at reality in favor of a tainted positive view.
    This is often a problem in "nationalistic" countries, where nationalism stands strong. Russia would be another prominent example, there is more plain and straight forward though. Over time this type of propaganda makes people loose the ability to look realistically and objectively at individual things and the broader picture in favor of something they were teached to believe.

    Quote Originally Posted by Real Talk View Post
    Schools are propoganda. They tell you what they think you need to know to be a functional human being.
    Dont underestimate propaganda in the education system, its here that we learn that things are ONE specific way and no other way, its here we learn to our views and opinions, and schools and education sure isn't free of forced opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Real Talk View Post
    Is there propoganda in the U.S. ? Yes. And I beleive many parts of it are a real problem.
    It has become a more severe problem the last decades.

    Media in my home country for example report with a pre-set way of thinking, in which if you disagree you will be unable to watch the news because its peppered with forced opinions that you have to accept in order to accept the news story. (in Norway for example subtly we learn "we are best" in every context, its pushed onto everything. In the UK on the other hand everyone subtly learn "the EU is bad", its pushed in all contexts).. Such small things, yet so important even tho they are just a fraction of propaganda and brainwashing.


    I perceive propaganda as a modern day nuclear bomb(slow one of course)..
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    Re: Is there a problem with propaganda and brainwashing in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Just a poll.. About brainwashing and propaganda directed at the people of the US by their government and media.

    But the again, if you were brainwashed you probably wouldn't know it.


    PS. choose the party who's politics you are closest to if independent or belong to another party.
    I'd say the media can be brainwashing at times. Its capitalism and sensationalism. People are simple and want to be entertained, they aren't entertained by boring politics or simple facts. They are more likely to watch news that has been spun to highlight a conflicting story.

    To me the most disturbing method used by the media and government is by instilling fear. Every week you can find the latest food that's bad for you or some household product that may have a catastrophic failure. The government uses this to a smaller degree but the effects are reverberated throughout the media community.

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    Re: Is there a problem with propaganda and brainwashing in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    You for example dont seem to be brainwashed.
    Brainwashed = disagrees with MZ.
    Typical.

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    shocked2 Re: Is there a problem with propaganda and brainwashing in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Yes, of course. Americans should be more like Europeans, then we would see how brainwashed we really are... as opposed to Europeans, who are exposed only to rational, fair, reasonable, superior media reports devoid of brainwashing.

    Nope, no USA-bashing bias here. None whatsoever.

    Gag me. I'm choking on the fumes of "we are perfect, you suck" that permeate this thread. And some wonder why we might find some Europeans to be pompous, smug, narcissistic blowhards.
    There are lots of propaganda in Europe as well, but nothing compared with the severity of US propaganda which is in one way slowly ruining your nation. The small part of your population which get completely brainwashed are a HUGE danger to your country.
    Not only are some agendas horribly dangerous, but in the end these people will affect others and be another tool of propaganda and brainwashing.
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    Re: Is there a problem with propaganda and brainwashing in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I'm a Democrat, and I think that you're a ****ing idiot.
    Thank you.. I care about your opinion and your politeness..


    Ps. Its people like you(and other namecallers) who give Republicans on this forum a very bad name.. Ohh, you are democrat? Then you just give a bad name to Americans.
    A name calling democrat, thats not often one sees.
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    Re: Is there a problem with propaganda and brainwashing in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonslayer View Post
    The way it works in the USA is through constant repitition of describing an event. The description will have little to do with truth. It is used to bombard people with , terrible things that John Kerry did, for example. Tis repeated over, over, over, over, over, over, and over etc. Soon people will have heard the misinformation so many times that people come to believe it. It repeated on television, Radio, and the internet over and over. Soon people will think that Kerry was traitor and was responsible for the civil war.

    So called think tanks, use this tactic to bombard the airwaves with lies and BS

    Even though it is not true the negative event will be repeated over and over.
    After hearing a lie a hundred times, people begin to think that maybe it is true.

    Look at the doubts that are created about the falsely interpreted events in Obama's campaign and now after, by Republicans.
    This is exactly right.. Elections in the US are full of propaganda and brainwashing tactics.. Horrible to watch, actually unbearable for someone who is not used to it.
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