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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The Sunday Morning Holy Roman News Sermon: April 9th 2017

   A Sunday Soap Opera Sermon:

Mythical tales of the royally concocted & contrived past offered to tickle the imagination.

Documentary: The Hapsburg Empire - The Beautiful Blue Danube 

I recommend watching this video from the beginning.

Royalty was the original iconic celebrity idol. Oil paintings, word of mouth and printed news journals would spread royal reputations around empire. The family histories of the royalty of the world become our collective history. Yet the claims of history are unverifiable and would seem to be made of mythology more so than actual historical fact. The Holy Roman Emperor, for example, is presented as a mythical hard working Solomon figure. In the same manner we are supposed to truly believe and have faith that today's leaders of nations and states are hard at work everyday, the subjects of the royalty were fed the same stream of propaganda about their self proclaimed leadership.

The officially widely distributed mainstream news media was always a mouthpiece of governmental power. Public relations, marketing, or propaganda, label it as you will, words may change but the idea is the same. The mass public is managed by the use of cleverly crafted celebrity shepherds of one kind or another. People respond to and emulate the behavior of people they think they know. Today the modern medium amplifies the power of the charismatic persona to levels previously unimagined. Today royalty is still treated in exactly the same manner as the British (and American) tabloid press demonstrates. 

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