A Lesson in Propaganda and Logical Fallacies
This is a great education about propaganda further you will note that most of the techniques here are actually the application of fallacies on a broad and specific scale.
However, the entire video itself is a form of propaganda! Leading us to the following reality, the “fallacy-fallacy”.
Which is just because an argument is made with a fallacy doesn’t make the argument invalid, only the means by which it is being argued are invalid. To logically refute an arguement even one made on a fallacy, one must provide logic and avoid using their own fallacies.
This is work, and people are lazy and this is why such obvious propaganda in the form of fallacies is so effective.
This video was sent to me by a listener of TSP who noted how often we discuss pattern recognition and propaganda on the show.
While this is a sort of stiff hokey reel to reel video like us old farts used to sleep though in High School, the methods are still being used today. They may be a bit more polished, but the patterns are the same. Once you see the patterns, you can never unsee them, ever again.
For those that get the reference, you will be saying, “I see the fnords!” everywhere you look.
I wrote this 15 years ago:
Ha proof by decency, seeing this one a lot now in the argument for universal health care.
Watching the film reminded me of Robert Heinlein’s “Revolt in 2100.” They actually had it down close to a science that had measurements for the impact of words and phrases.
This is awesome! This post is #8 in Google and #2 in Startpage for the term “pattern recognition in propaganda”