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At 06:49 AM 26/02/02 -0800, you wrote:
>All they're likely to do is rename it The Office of Truth and Moral
>Certainty. No one engaged in modern warfare is going to get rid of the
The derogatory connotation of the word 'propaganda' derives from a Catholic
society which was actively producing anti-reformation pamphlets in Rome at
the time of Henry VIII- Le Society de Propaganda Fide (scuse the spelling).
Roughly translated it was 'The Society for the Propagation of Truth. The
society's 'truths', being subjective, were derided by the reformationists,
gave rise to the meme that propaganda is false information which has been
broadcast for political gain.
It has been painfully obvious for some time that much of the rest of the
World knows more than the citizens of USAnia do about the ideological
imbroglio that that has laid siege to the potential peace and
sustainability of humanity as a whole.
For examples 'collateral damage' in Afghanistan far outweighs the number of
US citizens killed on 9/11 - but even if you know, that's OK even if it
does mean that a new generation of orphaned 'terrorists' is now growing up
with good reason to hate USAnia. And US energy pollices will arguably kill
trillions of humans - but that's OK too because a significant turnaround
may damage the US economy.
Wait for my essay "The Me Me Meme and the Cult of Post-Enlightenment
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