Propaganda in use

prop·a·gan·da

<a onmousedown=”spk(this,{lk:’nx1fkx’,en:’wotdau’,io:’0′,b:’wotd’,tp:’lrl’,m:’wotdau’})” href=”#”></a><a target=”_blank” href=”http://dictionary.reference.com/audio.html/lunaWAV/P08/P0831800″><img border=”0″ src=”http://sp.dictionary.com/dictstatic/g/d/speaker.gif”></a> /ˌprɒpəˈgændə/ Show Spelled[prop-uh-gan-duh] Show IPA

noun

1.

information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.
2.

the deliberate spreading of such information, rumors, etc.
3.

the particular doctrines or principles propagated by an organization or movement.
4.

Roman Catholic Church .

a.

a committee of cardinals, established in 1622 by Pope Gregory XV, having supervision over foreign missions and the training of priests for these missions.
b.

a school (College of Propaganda) established by Pope Urban VIII for the education of priests for foreign missions.
5.

Archaic . an organization or movement for the spreading of propaganda.

I didn’t want to write this one, because it’s a subject i wanted to get away from.

I went to school for Advertising in the art field. This ment I had to learn how To capture you, (the consumer) with the disign, color, contrast, etc. I was even taught how to hide things in  my work.

This became an issue for me, because i didn’t see it as right.

just so you understand, every color, shape, wavy, pointed, and curved, line triggers a different emotion. this is not the extent of it either, but i could go on forever listing the things and how they affect the human mind. (we didn’t get into sounds, and how they affect you)

I continued studying the subject after I left school because I felt compelled to know more about it, and the affects it has on our lives. That started 13 years ago, and continues to this date.

I could use it. But, if you start somthing with negativity it will only end negatively, and I have no room for it in my life anymore.

Now, a line as simple as that one can be defined as propaganda, because i told you how i felt about it.

Why? because, most people will try to make a bond with that feeling just because I brought it up. There for, you are led to one side of the topic making the rest biased.

that is a very simple example. but, one that is so very often over looked.

On the plus side, if you learn about it, you see it everywhere, and if you see it you aren’t as affected by it.

Then there is statistics, and their use. For example this one from http://drugrecognition.com/Use%20Statistics.htm

The highest age percentage for illicit drug use is 18 to 21. This represents 8.7 percent of the population.

So now they know if they make a drug reference doring a time frame when 18 to 21 year olds watch tv they possibly caught 8.7 percent of the population.

Also, everything i just wrote about statistics is another example. did you notice the negative topic. That helps lead you in a negative direction.

I’ll do more on this later.

Okay, now i want to give you two examples, and i want you to think about how reading them makes you feel before going to the next.

 

95% of the world population rate average or lower on an I.Q. test.

 

Now a new way of saying the same thing.

 

5% of the worlds population rate above average on an I.Q. test.

 

How did you feel after reading each one?

This is just one of the little ones most commonly used. If i were to use color, sound, and show people doing a happy (or unhappy) activity i can (without you realizing) sway your point of view.

Next i’ll try to find a real add to use, so i can point this stuff out to you.

thank you,

Edward

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