A Proper Gander At Propaganda

Truth Transcends Community

"Propaganda in the United States is spread by both government and media entities. Propaganda is information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to influence opinions. It's used in advertising, radio, newspaper, posters, books, television, and other media."  -  Propaganda in the United States - Wikipedia

"A man without a government is like a fish without a bicycle.” Alvaro Koplovich

"The rise of modern print culture The printing press and the relatively wide availability of printed materials further undermine the importance of the 'local community' in ... Feudal societies based on face-to-face loyalties and oral oaths begin to give way to nation-states and to nationalism based on a shared printed language." Marshall McLuhan: Theoretical elaborations

"The printing press gave rise to nationalism and nation states while the Internet is helping to create a world community."  Understanding New Media: Extending Marshall McLuhan

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Oxymoron Military Intelligence Specialists - 1961 United States War Office Educational Documentary

History can seem so cartoonish and over the top.

The voice over narrator does a great job producing the authoritative broadcast voice, this voice seems a bit comical today. The music sounds a lot like mid 1960's television cartoon music. It is very difficult to take this seriously and it seems designed to give itself away as a joke.

"Vital To The Production of Combat Intelligence"

Television producer - Wikipedia

A Go-Go Super Spy Gadget Guide

Talent agent - Wikipedia

Guide to Enemy Agents - DoD and CIA Training (1964)

Don't Moonwalk All Over My Heart: "Pulp Fictional Spies Who Loved Me"

Soap opera - Wikipedia

Pulp magazine - Wikipedia

  

The cartoonish propaganda past is available online proudly displayed for all to see.