All Institutions Excel in Propaganda

"True News" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“True News” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

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It makes me laugh a sad laugh when people claim that religion excels in propaganda. Although I agree, I disagree with their arrogant assumption that their particular institution or ideology is free from it.

Just watch the news these days… it doesn’t matter which one… but if you have any discernment, and it doesn’t take much, you will notice you’re being had, sold a bill of goods, and duped. You’re being sucked into their perception of reality. Every institution wants you to believe what it says is true. Every institution wants to shape your reality. This includes the news. It doesn’t matter if you’re Fox or CNN… they endeavor to bend reality to their particular ideology and inspire you to subscribe to it.

Yes, the church does this well. All religions! Agreed. But so does the news, government, business, science, atheism, Hollywood… you name it. Even nakedpastor! They all want you to agree with them.

But it gets worse.

Last night as I was watching CNN… in a rare moment of rare clarity… I saw that the news makes their news. They don’t just report it. They create it! Their intention for you is total absorption into their orbit. Just like religion.

They’re naive to think otherwise. You’d be naive to believe otherwise.


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5 Responses

  1. David Waters says:

    TV is the few trying to convince the many.

  2. Harvey Joyner says:

    Well said! …What is truth, pure undiluted fact?!

  3. Adam Julians says:

    Agreed, news the media making the news, religion (including absence of religion, political party). In fact any principality and power, even one’s own peers all can contain groupthink and groupspeak.

    It’s easier to be a lone ranger or conform to a group than be true to oneself in community.

    However resistance is not futile, it’s not inevitable that you will be assimilated to the Borg. No-one person, group or institution has the power take away your free thinking unless you surrender that power over to them. And you have the power within you to be free from any corrupt system, philosophy, or worldview. .

  4. Headless Unicorn Guy says:

    The word Propaganda comes from the Latin name for a department within the Catholic Church — The Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith (Propaganda Fide). It is the department in charge of missionaries and making converts.