7.03.2015

VID: Propaganda and Manipulation: How mass media engineers and distorts our perceptions

This is another informative look at how propaganda works. Be cautioned at the authors view of Hip Hop. I commented on the video:
I will certainly disagree with the perception that "hip hop" is a negative art form, however it is clear that the medium was hijacked in the late 90's by corporate america.
Before that time it was solely the voice of an oppressed people - and if you look, there is plenty of conscious hip hop that is not even played on the radio stations in the neighborhoods the artists grew up in.
The fact is that positive hip hop directly addresses propaganda, because it is essential cultural information that needs to persist through generations - among other messages that it keeps alive.




This is a video on the psychology of propaganda. Prof. Kroth reviews five major techniques for how American mass media manipulates and twists the view Americans have of their world. The seriousness of the distortion, and our progressive loss of contact with reality is dramatic. We are increasingly living inside a media-induced trance without knowing it. Children believe Ronald MacDonald is more real than Abraham Lincoln. From Coke to Carl's Jr., Hip-hop to the Iraq war, the role of subliminal propaganda in our lives is unveiled and exposed. This talk is based on Dr. Kroth's recent book, Duped! Delusion, Denial, and the end of the American dream (Genotype, 2013). More information at collectivepsych.com