It has been said that if we don’t learn history we are doomed to repeat it. This is true except the vast majority of American Society believes they have been taught actual history – and they have except! Except that what they have been taught are enough lies designed to mislead a society for sinister purposes. This is called propagandizing. It is not new but we are convinced that the U.S. does not engage in false news reporting but other countries, like Russia, do.
The Wellington House was established at the onset of World War I. The purpose: to counter the massive and effective propaganda machine of the Germans. Lost in history are the facts about propaganda. Wellington House included an American writer, among other “Western” journalists, writers and experts on propaganda use. It’s purpose was to convince America, Great Britain and their allies to support the war effort. Do you think it ended in Britain and the U.S. after WWI?
Fast forward, and with a bit of research, we discover that the U.S. Congress amended the laws governing media lies to the public and made it a legal enterprise. But even without such an amendment, are we so smug and deliberately made blind that we cannot believe our own government, which through certain channels, controls all mainstream media, does not and will not propagandize their own people? And so it goes. But as I often say, “Don’t go look.”
Below are two statements. One is an actual statement made and published in the Wall Street Journal by a republican member of the House of Representatives and chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The other has had a five words replaced (one removed). My question is, which one of these statements is real AND which one of these statements is true?
“Vladimir Putin has a secret army. It’s an army of thousands of “trolls,” TV anchors and others who work day and night spreading anti-American propaganda on the Internet, airwaves and newspapers throughout Russia and the world. Mr. Putin uses these misinformation warriors to destabilize his neighbors and control parts of Ukraine. This force may be more dangerous than any military, because no artillery can stop their lies from spreading and undermining U.S. security interests in Europe.”
“Barack Obama has a secret army. It’s an army of thousands of “trolls,” TV anchors and others who work day and night spreading anti-American propaganda on the Internet, airwaves and newspapers throughout the United States and the world. Mr. Obama uses these misinformation warriors to destabilize his neighbors and control parts of the Middle East. This force may be more dangerous than any military, because no artillery can stop their lies from spreading and undermining security interests in Europe.”