Instead of conjuring up some vapid clinical description, here be a quick true story that I hope will demystify the clandestine art and perfected science of pure propaganda.
One upon a time…
…in a small Banana Republic far away in Yankee land there lived a man who wanted to sell more pianos. Everyday people would come to his piano shop and play, but then leave and never buy. The man knew of a Dark Wizard called syanreB famous for his miraculous powers to grant wishes and called upon him. In exchange for his soul, of course, the Dark Wizard spoke unto the man thusly: “First endeavour to develop public acceptance of the idea of a music room. Enhance the effectiveness and prestige of these rooms by putting in them rare and valuable tapestries. Persuade influential architects and decorators to include dedicated space for a grand music room. The man or woman who has a music room, or has arranged a corner of the parlour as a musical corner, will naturally think of buying a piano. It will come to him as his own idea.” The man did as he was commanded and the pianos lived happily ever after.
Okay, but what is Propaganda?
According to Wikipedia “Propaganda is a form of communication that is aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position. Propaganda is usually repeated and dispersed over a wide variety of media in order to create the desired result in audience attitudes.”
According to Dictionary.com “Propaganda is information, ideas, or rumours deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement or institution.”
According to Urban Dictionary “Propaganda is misinformation of any kind. That is nearly 98% of what you see, hear, learn, believe, and think on a daily basis. Nearly everything you are taught in school, told in church, and shown by the government.”
According to me “Propaganda is fun and should be mocked at every opportunity. It’s purpose is to appeal to the mass mind, not the thinking individual. The only true difference between hardcore propaganda and modern marketing is the quality of the graphics.”
Here be an exquisite collection of provocative spin for the novice and connoisseur alike. Feel free to spread as irresponsibly as possible.
Genuine Vintage Propaganda
Positively Perverse Propaganda
Social Media Propaganda
Star Wars Propaganda
Vintage Video Game Propaganda
Comic Book Propaganda
“Victory gardens were vegetable, fruit and herb gardens planted during WWI and WWII to reduce pressure on food supply. They were also considered a “morale booster” – Wikipedia
Propaganda for a good cause?
Soviet Space Propaganda
P.S. Sources: juxtapoz.com/+ stevethomasart.com + retronaut.co + laboiteverte.fr and way too many other websites to mention. Figured out the identity of the Dark Wizard yet? Spell his name backwards in Google and hit enter…