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  •  Their propaganda is targeted to those who have (13+ / 0-)

    certain personalities (those who use certain portions of their brains more and whose perceptions and beliefs are formed more around FEAR -- fear of the unknown, fear of death, fear of others, fear of change, etc). They are very good at marketing to those primal fears and exploiting them for political gain in order to get people to vote and fight against their own best interests and that of their families. Obviously, not everyone is susceptible to that kid of propaganda. It's quite amazing to see it in action, really. I do think some people can and do finally break free of the propaganda brainwashing effect, as it is forced into areas outside of reality that are too much for some to continue buying into. I think the Rove/Fox News/Limbaugh bubble which was essentially burst this past Election Night brought a dose of reality of the farce to some, as they realized they have been made fools of by the very people they have supported -- on purpose, at their expense.

    It truly is shocking to me to hear some of the bullshit, totally false talking points that come out of the mouths of some of my college educated friends who I would think would know better but don't even question (or do any research on) these myths b/c it's what they would LIKE to believe, so path of least resistance it is....

    Our misinformed populace (thanks in great part to our corporatized, monopolized media) is a true threat to our democracy. It scares the crap out of me.

    "We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American eagle in order to feather their own nests." FDR, 1/6/41

    by Kim from Pgh PA on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 09:57:49 AM PST

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    •  Fear of others different from them (meant to say) (2+ / 0-)
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      "We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American eagle in order to feather their own nests." FDR, 1/6/41

      by Kim from Pgh PA on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 10:01:28 AM PST

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