It is the job of the propagandist to change the way people understand an issue. He wants to change the public’s actions and expectations in ways that are desirable to the ruling elite. The propagandist is manufacturing consent of the people.
For effective propaganda to succeed, it must also become a censor of information also. Not only filling people’s minds with approved information but preventing people from accessing opposing points of view also.
What sets propaganda apart from other forms of advocacy is the willingness to change people’s understanding through deception and confusion rather than persuasion and understanding.
Our leaders know that one-sided and untrue information is being disseminated. This may not be true for the rank and file members who help to disseminate the propaganda. This is how the American Dream is being sold.
This tactic was used to squash any hope of a Universal Health Care Plan for the American Tax Payers. It was also used to elect Obama, Bush, Clinton, and the list goes on.
Most American news outlets, both print and TV, are controlled by a dozen media giants. The internet is the only uncontrolled media outlet and they are working hard on bringing that under control.
Noam Chomsky’s book Manufacturing Consent is an eye-opening account of how propaganda works. How America’s elite have used it to rape and plunder America’s wealth for their own personal benefit.