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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"Be Funny Or Go Extinct": Aussie Dinosaurs in Trouble Town

An Evolutionary Tale Examined:

I think this is pretty funny and a very good critique of the mythical beast we know of as the dinosaur. I recommend watching the free member preview on Mr. le Bon's website. The free video preview is worth watching. I think he does a really nice job with this subject.

Aussie Dinosaurs in Trouble Town source: John le Bon


Money Represents Human Effort

By the way, I do not think it unreasonable for people to want to profit from the hard work they do. Just because I do not charge for my effort, with this particular endeavor, does not mean I would never consider doing so. I am a professional artist, and I do agree with people getting paid for their energy. We are all creators in this creation. Human beings can do nothing but create artifice. Artists deserve to get paid for their work. The artist is not the problem anymore so than any individual is. The system and its effect on human imagination is the problem. Pointing fingers and getting into personality disputes over disagreements is silly and needlessly divisive. 

Besides if someone is willing to take a road trip and spend the time filming themselves and doing the research and everything that goes into a video production, isn't it only fair to support those people if you find merit with their work? No one is forcing anyone to do or buy or believe anything. Isn't the idea to critically think for yourself?

For example: If John le Bon baked cookies and sold them online, would it be logical to complain that his products weren't free?

We Do Not Need Thought Police

We shouldn't care about whether we all agree on every little thing or not. What is more important is to learn to listen to those you do not agree with without getting emotionally involved. In this way one learns a lot more than they would otherwise. Emotions cloud judgement and this is why emotionally charged propaganda and advertising exist in the first place. This is about an exchange of ideas not some kind of silly and child-like debate. Debates are deceptive games and are not about getting to any kind of understanding of the truth. This isn't a game. There is only one side, the human one. We allow ourselves to be divided and conquered into more easily managed communities based upon belief systems. This is not wise. We don't need to police each other's imaginations. When we do so we limit all of humanity.