This week’s prompt is: The Message We’re Selling
“No matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as truth.”
– John F. Kennedy, 1948 Democratic Party speech
“We become slaves the moment we hand the keys to the definition of reality entirely over to someone else, whether it is a business, an economic theory, a political party, the White House, Newsworld or CNN.”
– B.W. Powe, Towards A Canada Of Light
“Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.”
– Noam Chomsky, Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
Recently a friend and I were talking about a television series and he mentioned that the second killing by the hero/anti-hero really makes you hate the character. I answered that it shows the sad state of our current condition that the first killing didn’t make us completely hate him.
We have a tendency to think of propaganda as an evil thing, but we are all selling something that we believe in. All media in this day and age is seeking to convey a political or social message, and to sway what is socially or politically acceptable to us. Even cartoons are often conveying a moral code.
In this sense, our own blogs are also forms of propaganda with an agenda, or message to convey. Put in plain and simple words what your agenda is. What message is it that you’re selling?
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