Top Persuasion Techniques That Spread Propaganda Like the Flu

WEAPONS OF MASS DISTORTION

If you are the type of person that remains glued to the television watching news broadcasts quite often, if not all the time, this article is especially for you.

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Here are the Propaganda Techniques Commonly Used Against Every Citizen

Ad hominem attacks on individuals, as opposed to attacking their stances or arguments. Many of their targets are not doing anything different than any other common patriot or religious person. Examples targets include: Franklin Graham, Donald J. Trump, Tod Starnes, Matt Gaetz, James Woods, Ron DeSantis, Kari Lake…

Ad nauseam claims regarding “no evidence,” “without proof” etc.. Using the tireless repetition of a lie repeated enough times, the public began to believe it to be true. The Washington “spin doctors” have successfully twisted the facts about the 2020 election and January 6, 2021and the corporate owned news media has fed those lies to the American public.

The repeated articulation of a Big Lie and half-truths such as the Americans who attend Trump rallies justifies their subsequent actions. The descriptions of these events have elements of truth, and the “big lie” generalizations merge and eventually supplant the public’s accurate perception of the underlying facts.

Appeals to authority such as the Department of Justice, FDA, CDC, Surgeon General, etc. to support their position, idea, argument, or course of action.

One example of many showing this going on for a long time.

Appeals to fear seek to build support by instilling anxieties and panic in the general population, for example, the slogan “Vaccines Save Lives,” “Wear Your Mask.”

Appeal to prejudice by using loaded or emotive terms to attach value or moral goodness to believing the proposition. Take for example a campaign that it’s “for the children.” A related technique is flag-waving, attempting to justify an action on the grounds that doing so will in some way benefit a group: the children. BLM, Antifa, and Sunshine groups commonly use this.

Bandwagon and “inevitable-victory” appeals attempt to persuade indoctrinated students or other specific target groups because that is what “everyone else is doing.” We are told, for example, that violent and destructive protesting are peaceful marches. Democratic governors used this tactic to keep people out of church or visiting nursing homes during the pandemic. A common approach for the Democrats is their “Build Back Better” propaganda.

Demonizing the enemylabeling, and name-calling: redefining the conservatives, calling them “Deplorables,” playing on the Obama-Biden-Clinton-Soros-Pelosi aversion to “MAGA” movement. Big Social Media and Corporate media giants use these techniques to show “White Supremacy,” “Far-Right” “Transphobia” Lawyers bringing suits against Amerians developed various theories to show that common citizens are religious groups bring fraud against the American public. They claimed documents have shown that the Big Pharma industry does not control scientific research or hides data that was harming people. The leftist Deep State hides the dangers of vaccines (ignoring the fact that everyone many people, including doctors, knew of the dangers), that they manipulated the studies and tests to control more people, and use the popular “for the children” theme. 

This technique has been used to make individuals from the opposition appear to be subhuman (Deplorables, Homophobes, White Supremists), worthless, or immoral, through suggestion or false accusations. This was the technique used by Adolph Hitler to justify the extermination of millions of Jews.

A related technique called scapegoating is used to assign blame to conservatives or the religious minded, thus alleviating feelings of guilt from responsible parties such as legislators, attorneys and others profiting from Big Pharma, political kickbacks, Big Tech, Big News, etc.

Disinformation and the creation or deletion of information from public records, in the purpose of making a false record of an event or the actions of a person or organization, including bogus research and junk science. Climate Change, Green Energy, Big Pharma, January 6 “Insurrection” claims, etc.

Oversimplification and rationalization. The tobacco industry, for instance simplifies with “secondhand smoke” to provide simple answers to complex issues. While a person might not like the smell of cigarette smoke, for instance, that does not mean the smoke is dangerous to them according to the propaganda.

Isn’t it ironic that these same lawyers, government officials, and other politicians accusing others of lying have perfected the art of lying (who can forget the long string of lies coming from our highest elected officials: Bill Clinton, George Bush, Barack Obama and Joe Biden for instance. Basing their arguments on fraudulent and bogus research, these politicians successfully convinced much of the American public and a few activist judges that collective rights usurp individual rights, more private wealth should be transferred to the government, and men can become pregnant because some are biologically women and women are men.  

We must remind ourselves who it is that has a tremendous financial motive to convince you vaccines, tobacco, fake meat, pharmaceuticals, green energy, and illegal immigration is good for America. These same businesses, politicians, industries, lobbyists, and people making these wild accusations will earn BILLIONS of dollars after they turn you to their position.

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3 comments

  1. Those are good points and information. Yes, the CIA is not our friend and never has been. Strong evidence shows they were implicated in the assassination of Kennedy in 1963. I liken them to the Nazi SS or Stalins secret police. I can’t say how much I despise these guys, along with the IRS and FBI. I could go on for a while, but they may arrest me. All the presidents, especially the democratic ones have used this strong arm of our law to censor and control information, so why would we not believe they would do the same with twitter and facebook?

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  2. Today is my Video Posting Day on Posts on Clever Journeys (kidding, but it’s working out that way). Sometimes I write at length, today, I think some things are better said by the videos I post. This individual that does creative works, mixing existing video footage with Music, has done a few that clearly benefit Republicans and deserve to be seen.

    A+ Compilation of Trump Denouncing Racism for Everybody Who Asks Why He Doesn’t

    Massive Compilation – People Who Said Hunter Biden’s Laptop Was Fake Disinformation Or Unverifiable

    Unrelated, but worth a look:

    Multiple local news stations say the same thing verbatim

    Misinformation, is true, it’s just that the govt is the biggest user of it.

    We can lie by telling the truth when people are not listening for the subtleties. The FBI, of Waco, kept saying they “Did not fire one shot” on the fateful day of the fire and loss of Branch Davidians lives. If the FBI Fired 2 or more shots, the statement is correct, they did not fire one shot. If someone with them (military) fired the shots, they (the FBI) did not Fire the shots. No one asked if any shots were fired at the compound, and Infrared Camera video shows shots being fired at the compound, but Congress let them lie by not asking for a clarification or pressing them for more information. This type of deceit is widespread in modern govt.

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