AA Morris Presents:
The Proper Gander at Propaganda Podcast
About The AA Morris Proper Gander At Propaganda Podcast:
Coming to you from one of the suburban metropolitan melting pots of international culture, outside of one of the multimedia capitals of the world, New York City, the Proper Gander at Propaganda podcast is meant to be a gatekeeping free look at our shared international cultural heritage, our shared social media infused and obsessed present, and what our children and their children could be looking forward to. Please excuse any amateur mistakes you may encounter, your host, AA Morris is not an audio engineer nor am I a trained radio personality. I am just a person who went to art school and who has worked for some of the well known New York City based media companies in the capacity of providing two dimensional and three dimensional animations and graphics for a variety of applications. I was born right around the time men were shown landing on the Moon for the first time, in all that analog broadcast, low resolution glory. I used to believe everything I saw on screens, heard over radio, and read in print, when instructed that what I was being exposed to was real, despite all the obvious Hollywood edits and other film making and editorial production techniques. I am a man and am married to a woman and happened to have children who were about the same ages as the Sandyhook shooting victims and I was very much affected by what I thought was a real tragedy for months. I did have reservations about the 9/11 Twin Towers collapse and I remember too how I would start to realize something was wrong with the footage of the towers collapsing, but I would consider the idea, do no real research and simply go back to sleep, not thinking about it again as I bought into the rest of the story and figured I was wrong. After all, the experts and officials with lists of university degrees decreed otherwise. I recall believing and being affected by many of the high profile news stories and this did have a real effect on my relationships with real people in my life. Without getting into personal detail, let's just say I was as much an audience member and as much a duped consumer of the news and governmental propaganda as anyone. I was just like anyone else who bought into the left right paradigm, believed in some kind of JFK assassination conspiracy as programmed by mainstream media to do so, with commercial products like Oliver Stone's JFK film being a perfect example that shows that mainstream media is clearly the source of the conspiracy nonsense so many of us buy into without critical thought. I spent more than forty years as a consumer of many forms of mass produced media that I now recognize as having important propaganda value. The internet has given us all a very real powerful tool we can use to learn for ourselves how to think for ourselves and we can share what we learn with each other on an international scale the average 20th century mind would deem impossible, or at least fanciful science fiction speculation. 20th century electronic media was a passive experience. 21st century electronic media is interactive in a way that the mainstream news media is not quite equipped to handle. They are used to passive audience viewing of their highly edited products offered as factual reality.