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Posted 21 July 2017 - 01:08 PM
I hope so.
Posted 21 July 2017 - 12:13 PM
Learning about the different techniques on how political rhetoric is used for and against a society helps to alleviate the confusion generated by the media.
I think it helps people to slow down their thinking and start looking at other resources to find knowledge and answers to the deeper meanings in political jargon. Among other things. Don't forget the entertainment factor. Statics and numbers are all important in that environment.
Posted 29 June 2017 - 08:08 AM
Posted 28 June 2017 - 04:41 PM
So CNN retracts themselves from their faultly story telling. They're just one of many in the pack. They keep spouting their trash into peoples minds and only fools stay glued to the TV and actually believe the asinine rhetoric.CNN is the main character in this little drama of so called transparency. Promoting objectivity is the new phrase of being at the moment.What is that supposed to mean?
Posted 28 June 2017 - 03:10 PM
Does language and propaganda affect the way we think and speak?
Calling bad things “ungood” and referring to execution as “being vaporized” certainly obscures the truth of the government’s actions in 1984, but does changing the words we use actually affect the way we think? Philosophers have long suggested that word choice affects the way we view the world. Roger Bacon went so far as to say that words obscure the nature of eternal truths. Around the nineteenth century, scientists and linguists have begun questioning the connection between language and the brain, and whether the structure of our language affects the way we view our world. After studying a number of Native American languages, linguist Benjamin Lee Whorf suggested that language influences and restrains our categorization of things and affects our cognitive processes. This idea is called linguistic relativism. Since the early 1900s, linguists have argued about the extent to which language affects cognition- a debate that rages on today.
A history of propaganda
The idea of a large institution or government consciously distorting the truth to secure power is nothing new. The word propaganda comes from the name of an administrative body of the Catholic Church that was established in 1622 and put in charge of winning converts in non-Catholic areas. The Italian name of the group was Congregatio de Propaganda Fide or known simply as propaganda. Propaganda is defined as “information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view,” and historians have found evidence of propaganda going back as far as the earliest discovered written sources. Propaganda can be written, but artwork has also been a very popular medium for propaganda throughout history. It can either distort the truth by cherry-picking certain facts and disregarding others, or it can promote outright promote lies.
Can information be tightly restricted when the internet exists?
Well, experts on communication and the internet warn us that the information highway can be stopped or regulated at any time. The policy of free, open internet (or “net neutrality” as it is often called) is constantly under threat by the governments of countries around the world. Donald Trump recently appointed Ajit Pai to head the Federal Communications Commission- a man that has been criticized for his opposition to net neutrality. No one knows exactly what this means for the future of net neutrality in the US, but it does mean that the possibility of pay-for-play internet (wherein certain websites are given access to a “fast lane” while others are slowed down or blocked entirely) is on the horizon. This means that Americans’ ability to access information could be even more restricted in the future, and our ability to refute any Newspeak-sque falsehoods could be significantly hindered.
Posted 28 June 2017 - 12:10 PM
Posted 21 June 2017 - 03:47 PM
This is one action I see: destroy their reputations by digging into their private lives and present it as a scandal. Pushing the conflict forward forcing people to choose sides in a story that really has no relevance to the greater issues the country is facing. Some issues are long term and historical in nature with distorted truths embedded in stained glass. Issues that have driven the nation forward with a driving force of industrial might for a very long time.
Posted 21 June 2017 - 03:11 PM
Never mind the logos...
Criticize the substance of facts? Practically anything can be implied from facts. The question should be which 'facts' are really the most important for the great American Experiment to consider.
I think it's important to keep our mind on the actions our leaders do and take a closer look as to why certain emotions are injected into the masses by the media.
Posted 21 June 2017 - 02:11 PM
Does it encourage rational and ethical behavior that helps shape political reality?
Or is It is presented as an empty puppet show with special theatrical devices used to deceive common sensibility?
Are people supposed to trust their appeal to the ethos?
Is the pathos they present used to direct our collective emotion towards an overblown, fiat sense of power?
Never mind the logos...
Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:41 PM
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