quotes tagged with 'propaganda'

Misrepresentation, false propaganda, innuendoes soon sprout into poisonous weeds, and before long the people find themselves victims of a pollution that has robbed them of their individual liberty and enslaved them to a group of political gangsters.


Conference Report, April 1951, pp. 92-98

Author: David O. McKay, Source: Conference Report, April 1951, pp. 92-98Saved by cmiket in government freedom socialism propaganda 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.

Author: Joseph Goebbels (1897-1945) Nazi German politician, was Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, Source: unknownSaved by libertyquotes in liberty tyranny propaganda 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Wars are seldom caused by spontaneous hatreds between people, for peoples in general are too ignorant of one another to have grievances and too indifferent to what goes on beyond their borders to plan conquests. They must be urged to the slaughter by politicians who know how to alarm them.

Author: H. L. Mencken, Source: http://www.libertarianism.org/people/h-l-menckenSaved by jr00ck in war propaganda oppression enemies political 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.  That is easy.  All you have to do is tell them  they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.

Author: Herman Goering, Source: Nuremberg trials Saved by jr00ck in war propaganda hitler nazis 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

When the mass media in some foreign countries serve as megaphones for the rhetoric of their government, the result is ludicrous propaganda. When the mass media in our country serve as megaphones for the rhetoric of the U.S. government, the result is responsible journalism.

Author: Norman Solomon, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in government america media propaganda normansolomon 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I feel to warn you that one of the chief means of misleading our youth and destroying the family unit is our educational institutions. There is more than one reason why the Church is advising our youth to attend colleges close to their homes where institutes of religion are available. It gives the parents the opportunity to stay close to their children, and if they become alerted and informed, these parents can help expose the deceptions of men like Sigmund Freud, Charles Darwin, John Dewey, John Keynes and others. There are much worse things today that can happen to a child than not getting a full education. In fact, some of the worst things have happened to our children while attending colleges led by administrators who wink at subversion and amorality. Said Karl G. Maeser, "I would rather have my child exposed to smallpox, typhus fever, cholera or other malignant and deadly diseases than to the degrading influence of a corrupt teacher."

Author: Ezra Taft Benson, Source: Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p. 307Saved by cboyack in education propaganda money school economics deceit properroleofgovernment johnmaynardkeynes 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There is no means of human communication which may not also be a means of deliberate propaganda, because propaganda is simply the establishing of reciprocal understanding between an individual and a group.
Author: Edward Bernays, Source: Propaganda, p. 161Saved by cboyack in propaganda communication abuse deception group 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
In the ethical sense, propaganda bears the same relation to education as to business or politics. It may be abused. It may be used to over-advertise an institution and to create in the public mind artificial values. There can be no absolute guarantee against its misuse.
Author: Edward Bernays, Source: Propaganda, p. 145Saved by cboyack in politics education propaganda business ethics abuse 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Ours must be a leadership democracy administered by the intelligent minority who know how to regiment and guide the masses.

Is this government by propaganda? Call it, if you prefer, government by education. But education, in the academic sense of the word, is not sufficient. It must be enlightened expert propaganda through the creation of circumstances, through the high-spotting of significant events, and the dramatization of important issues. The statesman of the future will thus be enabled to focus the public mind on crucial points of policy and regiment a vast, heterogeneous mass of voters to clear understanding and intelligent action.
Author: Edward Bernays, Source: Propaganda, p. 127-8Saved by cboyack in politics government education propaganda leader circumstance democracy manipulation 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It is not necessary for the politician to be the slave of the public's group prejudices, if he can learn how to mold the mind of the voters in conformity with his own ideas of public welfare and public service. The important thing for the statesman of our age is not so much to know how to please the public, but to know how to sway the public.
Author: Edward Bernays, Source: Propaganda, p. 119Saved by cboyack in politics government propaganda influence leader service sway manipulation 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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