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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Suncor Energy: Discovery of Ankylosaur at Suncor's Millennium Mine

This seems very staged to me.

The huge rock looks very fake. Apparently dinosaurs turn into rock.

The huge stone cracks apart like a cartoon version of a Hollywood prop. Is it a magical dinosaur cocoon?

Science or Rorschach?

Rorschach test - Wikipedia

Dinosaurs Seem Like Nothing But 20th Century Saturday Morning Children's Cartoon Fun

Museums are the home to works of art inspired by Apollo's Muses. Dinosaurs are the modern artifacts of a religion.

Discovery of Ankylosaur at Suncor's Millennium Mine  source:  Suncor Energy

I recommend watching the whole video. There will be no great awakening,

How many people do you think would believe everything this video claims without any critical thought?

How many people love dinosaurs so much they see fossils everywhere they look?

Is it really scientific to only stick to one set of conclusions and ignore all other possibilities?

This ad hoc dinosaur reminds me of a set of plastic toys I had as a boy. Some of those plastic little dinosaurs inspired monsters for the Dungeons and Dragons game from the early 1970s. The ankylosaur reminds me of the neo-mythic "rust monster".

See here: Rust monster - Wikipedia for more.

The Dinosaur Scam is an Old Game

Nothing changes. Technology might change but human nature sure seems eternal.

Renaissance Beasts: Of Animals, Humans, and Other Wonderful Creatures

Unicorn - Wikipedia

"People have been drawn to stories about exotic animals throughout our history. The further you go back in that history, the less likely those stories were accurate. Here is a gorgeous compendium of illustrations showing how people imagined real animals they had only heard about."

from: "How Europeans Imagined Exotic Animals Centuries Ago, Based on Hearsay"



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