Thursday, May 19, 2005


The most effective "propaganda" should be messages
that you tend not to notice, because you agree with
it. Because it has already been effective. And
effective on you. (Think. We all like to point
away from us at the "masses." But isn't it at
least somewhat probable that we are part of the
masses, at least in some ways.)

Go through all the movies you've enjoyed - and
stirring novels - during the last few decades.
Find one in which the hero doesn't bond with the
audience in the first ten minutes by confronting
some kind of authority figure. Suspicion of
(SOA) is such a potent, dramatic
message, that even anti-modernist rants like the
Star Wars series play lip service to it.

The whole thing.

Don't miss the comments. Much good thinking there.