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Faux Propaganda Art

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 8:52 PM
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The Comfort of Mindless Obedience



When is information true and useful and when is it just “propaganda?” Why in fact is an image or phrase or animated art sequence “propaganda” rather than it simply being a “lie?” What about acceptable lies that define our society as much as they degrade it—for example commercials that obviously hype a product with untruths or political advertisements full of unachievable platitudes.







It can be instructive to look back at the early days of “mass society” and the need to impart vital national information before the ubiquitous presence of personal radios, televisions and telephones in every citizen’s home. World War I and World War II provided the framework worldwide for the mass “propaganda poster.” It’s amazing how similar the mass propaganda posters of the warring nations were – in their patriotic images just as much as in their simplistic messages of sacrifice and belief in the cause. Many are familiar with Uncle Sam, born in WWI and Rosie the Riveter from WWI, whose “Yes, we can,” was repurposed in the 60s and again recently as an Obama campaign maxim.


The messages seem simple and quaint today, instilling the glow of some kind of nostalgia. Yes, the point of propaganda was always to get us back in line, onto the straight and narrow for God and country or for country and religion alone, the conundrum that the opposition were doing the same was easily handleable without too much intellectual athleticism. In fact, sometimes mass conformity feels good – like a U2 concert. We’re being sold that something is way more important that it really is, but we don’t mind … so it’s “propaganda” as opposed to being a “lie.”








“We’re being sold that something is way more important that it really is, but we don’t mind … so it’s “propaganda” as opposed to being a “lie.”








“Us” vs. “Them”


In researching the subject the Mass Propaganda Poster didn’t make it through the Vietnam War era. If it showed anywhere as a graphic equivalency, it was on anti-war T-shirts. It wasn’t just improved TV technology and the daily coverage of that national struggle (in the jungles of Nam and the streets of American cities). It was also that the war was too confusing, to ambiguous, to be reduced to the simple “us” vs. “them” formula of the two wars that had come before. So iconic poster art of young American men fighting evil devils wasn’t just ineffectual, but insultingly simplistic.


So instead, the mass propaganda art posters of the 60s were the psychedelic rock-n-roll posters promoting the new phenomenon of guitar heroes. The cultural “war” it seems was better suited to the creativity of simple iconic poster art than the complex disaster of war. Of course, the use of mass propaganda in posters was reaching a zenith at the same time in China as part of the Cultural Revolution in every home, every workplace and every government operation.







Today, while “actual” political propaganda posters are still occasionally put out on the street of our cities to vex the establishment by artists like Robbie Conal, there is the new phenomenon, best exemplified by artist Shepard Fairey’s “OBEY” posters and stickers, of “faux (false) propaganda art,” which mocks and comments on the very concept of mass propaganda itself. The artworks often call up classic images from the “loose lips sink ships” days of war era propaganda to stir our patriotic fervor for battling the Sith and joining in other causes. Star Wars and Star Trek are favorite subjects used for the primary context of these fake posters, as well as many video games and movie and TV franchises. Faux propaganda memes are a regular subject for deviantART satirists as can be seen on this page.


Faux propaganda art has an eerie vibe – like playing with fire. Remember, this was the stuff utilized, for real, by feared despots to drive others to countenance the murder of millions. But now it seems so childishly safe in its simple messages. One has a feeling of nostalgia, even—as if any evil has been sapped from the subject, and with the viewer being a survivor of a bygone era. We are no doubt being manipulated and “sold” on more contemporary issues by more sophisticated means of mass propaganda flooding our brains daily—but at least these colorful beasts from the past are easily mastered for our simple enjoyment.









Once again, Do we have any scholars out there who might shed an even more educative light on the subject?


Has anyone been studying or reading extensively about the history of Propaganda Art?




Would love to hear opinions, analysis and corrections from those of you even more familiar with the history of propaganda art than I.









CommentaryFrom deviantART's Advisor in Chief






The notion of “faux propaganda” is false because it remains propaganda. When my kids asked me what I did during the Vietnam War, my answer was that I fought the war against the war in Vietnam; and that my side won. The strongest image I have of that movement is, of course, the peace sign. The second strongest is a raised red fist. The first of these symbols was borrowed from the anti-nuclear movement of the very early 1960’s. The second was borrowed from communist propaganda posters of the 1920’s and possibly earlier.


Shepard Fairey’s Obama poster was propaganda—for good, I believe, just like the peace sign—even though it owes its context to posters of Mao Tse Tung and the now high art of Andy Warhol. The red fist was propaganda for bad as it was to become to be understood and then it was used for good, as I believed; and will likely be considered bad or good again in another round of propaganda to come. But what’s interesting to me is that the stylized look of a Mao poster, the peace sign and the raised fist will always be considered propagandistic in a Pavlovian sense. You see them and you know them to be propaganda.


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Questions For the Reader


  1. Do you like modern faux propaganda art or does anything recalling the Horrors of past wars still seem inappropriate as an art subject – if only because of possible inadvertent trivialization?
  2. Do you think faux war propaganda posters for movies like Star Wars raise real issues about the danger of war (like in Star Wars) ever being presented, even subconsciously, as “fun?”
  3. Are there examples of modern mass postering (like the Obama “HOPE” political posters) that still send “real” and effective messages and information?
  4. What about your own politics drives your feelings on this subject and artform?







When is information true and useful and when is it just “propaganda?” Why in fact is an image or phrase or animated art sequence “propaganda” rather than it simply being a “lie?” What about acceptable lies that define our society as much as they degrade it - - for example commercials that obviously hype a product with untruths or political advertisements full of unachievable platitudes.

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artstasndarts Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
It`s simply declared. Everybody incl. me-- needs in deed--something to believe in,or to long for.That`s a fact none can deny.The difficulty
is to make different what about the legal and right way.It`s the context for everything in Life. Excapt it and you fare well.
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revolutionarybum Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Examen any subject of interest from as many points of view as posable not just the US corporate media, check other countries, our small but insightful independent press... Journalists, DemocracyNow.org, FSTV, Link TV just to name a few. There are a couple of really good 'conservative' UK publications too were the C word has very little in common with our version... just my 2 cents.
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BryanMount Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
34 pages? lol 
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BryanMount Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Be free thinkers and express yourself. The whole idea of Art is to share your perspective, and let others make their own conclusion. Even if McDonalds wants to lie, and call their "food" food, they have the right too. It is up to each of us to determine what is real, and a lie. If we took freedom out of art, art itself would be pointless, and freedom less art is propaganda. After all, we all have the ability to think, it is not a right, but an inherent ability. I don't choose sides, I choose truth, there is a big difference.
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rickeyrontwo Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Most of what I see when I watch commercial TV is propoganda.  That's why I never watch TV.  Not anymore.  The propaganda I see on TV goes deeper than "us" vs "them" -  they are going for US vs US. Divide and conquer.  On one CSI-type affair, a man was simply walking down the street when he was doused with gasoline and set on fire.  My wife was aghast watching him lay on the ground and burn to death while a crowd of bystanders did nothing.  She exclaimed:  "Why doesn't anyone stop to help the man?  Throw a coat over him of somethiing?  Jeez, he's burning to death."  I would have told her that she was being indoctrinated to believe that this is the way people act.  You DO NOT help someone in trouble.  YOU DO NOT STAND UP AS A GROUP.   No, you watch him burn.  And welcome to the Matrix.

Another excursion into TV land got me a glimpse of some man's dream sequence.  He dreamed he was back on that jet that hit the Pentagon on 9/11.   He ran through the wreckage and burniing fire to rescue someone who was trapped in row two.   Great piece of propaganda in taht no jst hit the Pentagon on 9/11.  No passeners were ever found. No luggage.  No jet engines.   Nothing.  Because there was no jet.

Except in the minds of those who want to convince you there was.

Solution:  It starts when you turn off the TV.   Stay as far away from commercial TV, processed foods, tap water, Aspartame, Newsweek, Time, FOX, CNN, over the counter and RX.   Get out of the matric.

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Linkard777 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I do and don't agree with you. I totally agree that propaganda is omni-present now, but at the same time (maybe I'm not american, that's what helps ;) ) I can differentiate propaganda and reality, so the propaganda doesn't have much effect on me. 

P.S: Is the anecdote about your wife true?
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rickeyrontwo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Yes it's true.  Good propaganda can't easily be discerned.   Where do you live?   I'm here in Colorado, USA>

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Linkard777 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I live in NC, USA, but I'm originaly from Lyon, France.
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JuanMilagro Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Answers to your questions:
1) Yes, I do like faux propaganda because it teaches me to recognise the real thing when I see it.

2) Yes, but not among the young. The young are always susceptible to such manipulation. It is like sex. Older people must guide the through the process of coping with such stimuli.

3) Yes, surprisingly enough. Although, I think that the two candidate chosen played right into the hands of Democrats. Stop and think about it for a moment. We were first  given a choice between an outright leftist in Barak Obama, but then an obvious fascist in John McCain. Praise all that is wisdom that we chose Barak Obama. The next time we were given a choice between Barak Obama and the inventor of Obamacare, Mitt Romney. Throw in the effectiveness of Obama's campaign machine, backed by all the wigged out billionaires in the software business, like Bill Gates and Eric Schmitt and you have an all but guaranteed victory for Obama. Not that Romney was ever a bargain. He wasn't. He was "Obama-lite."

Of course, the GOP is sticking with the advice of the ever bumbling and ineffectual Karl Rove--a rich ne'er-do-well if I have ever seen one. I fully expect to see the United States go the way of NAZI Germany. President Obama's body language speaks volumes. So does Harry Reid's behaviour in the US Senate. The Democrats are behaving as though there won't be any Republicans at all tomorrow and they might well be right on that score.

4) I think of propaganda as a tool or a weapon, if you will. Thinking people are not susceptible to it, but then how many of us go around thinking about everything we see and hear? I try to and it makes me a pain in the ass to live with. Even I am susceptible to this "propaganda" art. Why? Because art itself is a form of communication. If it failed to convey ideas then there would be no need for it at all. It would purely be a waste of time. The bulk of everything you see on television is intended to either make you think about something a certain way, or to not think at all. It has gotten so bad that I only barely watch it at all.
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XT1 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Morden Faux Propaganda is fun reminders of the past properganda. It shows the power of them. I do feel like its not bad for it as long as they can bring out the topics needed to be talked about. But we have to remember to find what is the message. Thats the most important part.
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HbTurner Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
My favourite one has got to be the face-cream advert with added 'boswolox'does anybody actually go for that??
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zhoutengshan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Hello, thank you very much, I wish you a healthy body,
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anon-screaming Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
I think modern propaganda art is vital to our society, there are hundreds of things wrong that need to be called out especially, with complacency and mindless obedience. Art can be a wonderful way to call people out on their faults. Even with a simple Star Wars war propaganda poster, I don't know if everyone truly realizes it was war since the entire movie was sugar-coated in Hollywood. It's good to have the posters even if it just sparks something small in the back of your mind. The poster "'Us' vs. 'Them'" wasn't meant for you to dispose of all your electronics and run for the hills, but it makes you think about things again, maybe even fear things a little, maybe to do what little you can to make a small step for our society, maybe nothing at all. But it shows that there is something slightly wrong. On the other hand you have the Obama HOPE signs that, in my opinion, were more of advertisement created by Shepard Fairey that helped Obama's campaign. I'm not sure if that matches the "propaganda" category but Fairey did want Obama to become president and he did what he could to make it happen.
These "propaganda" posters are not brainwashing people, just trying to make them think for themselves. Sometimes that's the most powerful thing you can do. There's a quote from V for Vendetta to answer the question though: "Artists use lies to tell the truth, while politicians use them to cover up the truth." 
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702195ms Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
i think if we want to make a difference, start with yourself, grow a conscience! Think wise! Be generous!
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Danielcraigsurfer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Cool.
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TaeYoongJoongSa Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
   I could post any work of art "that looks dark or evil"   but EVEN WITHOUT INTENTION OF MESSAGE OR REGARDLESS  it's still art, and that's why I would
  do it  if I make / create or post pictures like that.  The real idea behind it for me  most of the time is simply art itself, whether I created and posted it, or
  like another picture.  It's just like movies and videogames and villains or antiheroes ...  they're just characters and if you like them you're a fan

 Just because I like Sub Zero or Scorpion from Mortal Kombat or Megatron or Sixshot from Transformers doesn't mean I'm a bad person. They're just
  characters I'm a fan of, and in their own ficitional / fantasy universe  they have their place
 
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TaeYoongJoongSa Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
  I don't make that type of artwork  (faux propraganda  or anything towards the "idea of propaganda"  but unless it's totally abstract, art still represents
 something). The thing about some art is that it can be viewed in many or some other ways, and not just one ...  but the thing with faux propaganda is
 that it usually represents oppression, power, politics, or war in some way and usually evil or aggressive in some way ...  and that's obvious when you look at them, but of course the people making it (and  especially back in the past)  wanted to manipulate people into thinking "it's the right way to go, the
  right thing to support"  when in fact it's obviously propaganda ...  and most of the time, usually the only people who follow are already in prejudice, unless
  they're  really naiave and easily manipulated.  Either way  they're idiots.

 By today, if it was simply posted on DeviantART  or some other gallery of art,  maybe the intention  "is simply art"  but  REGARDLESS OF INTENTION   it still represents an idea
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BigMansini Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
I feel that we live in a trivialized society in general (at least here in America) and that any attempts to make good use of propaganda will swiftly be met with cynicism or overzealousness. There was a time when it seemed the world knew what good and evil was and it was so easy to know right from wrong. But nowadays there is so much grey area that any one particular viewpoint will simply lead you down an infinitely confounding path. 
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Vengefulpadre Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Where do I submit mine?
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Oslowgurthe Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Generally good work, some serious and some satirical. there is a certain satisfaction in distorting the traditional propaganda artwork-especially those that poke fun or point out the lies and/or distortions of religious,political and/or social change groups. 
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hadasaugh Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional General Artist

In my opinion, the contemporary examples of mass postering are political campaigns, mass media's regurgitation of spoon-fed information to the population, and ALL advertising.  These are not posters, but they do represent an updated and more aggressive use of propaganda to get you to buy something - whether it is to buy goods and services, or to purchase mental "safety" by complying with the message.  Examples are - vote for me because the other person is bad for America; buy our product and your life will be better; watch our news because it is flashy, lacks content, and you won't have to think or worry about reality because we'll think for you.  And the underlying theme (drum roll) - FEAR!

 

From a literal poster perspective, corporate Hollywood (which is all of Hollywood), uses the poster art propaganda for both messages - to sell something and to sell compliance.  Almost all Hollywood movies have either a "good conquers evil" or "love conquers all" theme - which in itself is garnering compliance of the masses through repetitious delivery of the same message in every movie, every day, every year.  The cliche' happy ending feeds you your safety and your subconscious marches in lock-step with the movie's message - the guy always gets the girl because he defeated the evil bully, and the hero conquers the enemy with virtue, a strong work ethic, and a flashy smile.  So, YOU MUST DO THE SAME (or else) - whoops, there's that fear thing again!   

 

 

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axis000 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
art have nothing to do with it...humans go to battle everyday ... sometimes it's "blue vs red", "curve or straight", as long as it is cool, humans will forever remember it... faux propaganda art is beautiful and that's probably why we keep on making it.
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DuBrae-James Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
The problem as I see it is not the propaganda, but the inability of many in the population to interpret and understand it for what it is; ART.   The arts have always been construed around a metaphysics whether that be religious art or fairy tales in a children's anthology.  The power of this propaganda/come art is that it touches the emotions and takes the individual away from the painful truths.  Of course soldiers with guns and grenades are going to be presented as heroes.  Of course we are going to conceptualise these images according to our personal experiences, which for many women is the power of patriarchy, oppression and violence.  Can we transcend the impacts of the politics and appreciate the 'artful' communication?  'Yes we can!'    Can we draw on the visuals of devious propaganda to create good communications, such as the poignant messages conveyed in the posters highlighting poverty and mental illness? 'Yes we can!'
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JeffreyRebowlski Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It seems that companies are taking polls 
-coke v Pepsi
no different than
Elephant v Donkey 
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Brendoon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Here in New Zealand the government definitely used a long series of "Us vs Them" campaigns to turn us against people who smoke. The content had nothing to do with health and everything to do with emotionally excluding part of our community. 
How can these guys be my government, my representatives? 
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faeorain Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It would seem that one person's truth is another person's propaganda. Even when it is blatantly obvious to most that something is false, there will still be a certain percentage of people who will still believe it. It has been used in the United States since it was founded, by all political parties. People have to be open to the real truth, and that it the problem, and the reason why propaganda is so effective. Those in positions of power know that the majority of people would sooner accept an idea that is comforting, even if it's false, rather than to face a harsh reality. The truth can be really frightening sometimes.

I don't find commercials that exaggerate a product to be acceptable, I find them to be irritating. I usually complain about them to a point that makes my son yell at me to stop bitching about it, :giggle:  I also don't vote for obvious liars who make promises they know they cannot keep, simply to win an election.
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DrawerAnonymous Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This might be mostly an unrelated topic, but I'm curious to why a lot of companies make dumb commercials that you would see on TV.  Is it to entertain or is there something else to it?
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TaeYoongJoongSa Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
  Obviously to sell and market something  but yeah I guess to entertain us sometimes too ...  even though some are dumb and lame, and don't even
 have anything to do with the product. Some advertisements are just made to take notice, such as sexual advertisement  
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godsofchaos Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The reason propaganda will always exist and is still utilized (just because its more subtle doesn't mean its not there) is strength in numbers. WWII was fought and ultimately won by strength of numbers (allied side had greater population pools to dip into), Communist revolutions  either succeed or failed based on strength of sympathizers to there cause in their respected regions of the world and China's rising power is drawn from the fact that even if 1% of the population is smart enough to be physicists that number will be greater than most nations of the the world and thus they can lead in technological advancement.

The other side of Propaganda is controlling perceptions for example the United States had Slavery for almost 100 years but the abolitionists were slowly shaping the nations perception that slavery wasn't a just institution, The Vietnam War wasn't hated because of the War itself (many nations have fought wars throughout history of that nature) but the perception among the hippie movement that it was a clearly unjust war and 9/11 itself was caused by manipulating perception to cause people to fly planes into buildings because they believe that killing infidels will get them 72 virgins.

So If you have control over the perceptions of a large population you become a very powerful individual. With all this in mind I see Faux Propaganda as admitting that on some level we desire to be controlled with propaganda. Are not most fans of something united? Do not most fans have at least on some level group think?   For example most Silent Hill fans will talk about the first 4 games with extreme reverence but automatically trash the America made games as complete trash even though they haven't played them yet. I am sure with enough introspective and searching you can think of a moment were group think has affected your beliefs and view points.

As for the danger of  faux propaganda I see none as it is already all around us. Most Americas for example ultimately don't question the America way/Dream that is because society itself and its social norms is  determined by what propaganda is accepted as a whole. Without propaganda or group dynamics no society on this earth could function. Because to keep are high tech societies/civilizations running most of the population has to be heading in the same direction.   Without at least some unfiying force we would rip each other apart as we all view how the world should be differently. Propaganda is the glue that keeps are highly individualist nature in check to allow us to work in a group.

With this in mind what we need to realize that there is no difference between workers unite and HOPE posters. They both have the same goal and intentions. To get a large group of people to unify together because as social creatures we desire a group but at the same time help us keep are highly individualist sides in check. An easy way to spot propaganda is what do you do without question or what preconceived notions do you have. The OP asked good questions and I hope I have added to the debate at large.
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Toonicorn Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's not just the government that uses propaganda and hip-sounding catchphrases to mind-control the masses, you know. There are certain political movements that do that, that are doing it right now, and many people are afraid to stand up to them.
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grandpawz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
repulicans against oboma (blavk is bad)
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Volfin Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Propaganda was needed to win people over to a particular way of thinking. That was because back then, people were often presented with both sides. But in today's Mass Media, the 'side' presented is carefully controlled and is *only* the one the powers that be want to be shown. That makes Propaganda unnecessary. People will already be thinking what is wanted, as that's the only side they are ever presented.
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Toonicorn Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
I've noticed that myself. All too many news articles are written in such a way as to persuade the reader of  the "rightness" of a certain way of thinking. The most obvious trick that journalists use is to end their articles with a blurb or comment from the side of an argument the journalist is in favor of. To give that side the last word, as it were. To put that final thought in our malleable little minds. Yep, so-called journalists think we're that gullible. Maybe that's why newspapers and news media get such low marks from the public at large. 
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hogwile Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Artist
Governments thru out time have stroked the unintelligent into mindless submission.Its just the way of the world.
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grandpawz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
to say it is the way of the world is to submit.

challenge everything!
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EnvyFangurl07 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sometimes 2+2=5
if you say it enough times it becomes true
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centrifugum Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Why don't you just fix the glitches in the DA Muro first before getting into all of this (gotta be conspiracy and the end of the day) stuff.
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8lackie Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
truth so slanted it lays down.
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billywatters Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like to suggest that the message of the printed material, the ephemera, is separate from the artist's skill and technique.  During the 14th. & 15th. centuries great art was created through the auspices of the Church; was that not the artist indulging in his/her skill through the medium of religion? While this discussion appears to have taken a decidedly philosophical turn - and there's nothing wrong with that I hasten to add.  But may I remind the readership that the topic is art in propaganda. The reference material I would like to offer is 'Manufacturing Consent', Herman & Chomsky, 1988, Vintage Books. London. 

They claim that our opinions and values are formed from whatever views the mass media choose to circulate. Some of it is sheer mind washing drivel manufactured by devious political factions but H & C remind us that it was through the news that the public learned of Nixon's perfidious behaviour and of the ultimate consequences for his actions. What truth is served by Marshall McLuhan when he stated that 'the media is the message'? For example, I recall the superb photography and film making portraying the Nazi dream by Leni Riefenstah.  Did she believe the message or was she only motivated by the opportunity of creating stories on film? 

However, regarding art created on printed propaganda, it can only be displayed within the limitations of the then print industry and surely reflects the graphic styles of the contemporary period. It is for the reader of the message to make a decision based on intuitive reasoning and empirical evidence to believe it or not. In the example given the artist is the media and not the message.  
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smjblessing Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
So basically a Obama campaign poster or an ad for any mainstream media outlet ?
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Artie-artic-fox Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
It is your responsibility to be good to others.  Another human no matter what perceived power they have in no way controls your ultimate destiny. That is in your hands. Blaming it on Obama does not solve anything. Adam and Eve played that game when they fell. Please,  don't play the same blame game.  We must be good to ourselves too.  One thing the furies must do is control their urges to overindulge in alcohol. The KJV says wine is a mocker and strong drink is raging.  He that is deceived thereby is not wise.  Will you consider my loving words? Mortify the deeds done to the body. Do not go to excess in anything.
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ChristineRDorsey Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
my buddy's step-sister makes $72 an hour on the computer. She has been laid off for 8 months but last month her payment was $12918 just working on the computer for a few hours. Here's the site to read more,,,, .

www.Rush60.ℂℴm
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religiouscornrose237 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I find this comment amusingly ironic...
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animatedastronaut Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Hhahahahahaha, oh goodness.
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religiouscornrose237 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student General Artist
X3 Glad I'm not the only one.
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Leoispic Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Similar ad poster image, no matter what the theme of expression, then only what tools artists, artists have been from history will be attached to a group, whether it is the Pope, the rulers, or nobles, merchants. . . Life caused
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waypasthadenough Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
"The truth is the best propanganda." - Adolf Hitler

It's all propaganda.

www.willowtown.com/promo/quote…

There's no such thing as an unbiased reporter: www.willowtown.com/promo/unbia…
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