History Quotes / PropagandaMachine

22nd Apr '18 12:55:00 AM AnotherEpicFail
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-->-- ''Film/VForVendetta''

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-->-- -->--'''Roger Dascombe,''' ''Film/VForVendetta''



->[Sales and Marketing] is the most oily, devious division of [[EvilCorp Magadon]]. It's no less corrupt than any other - it just have to work a thousand times harder at ''hiding'' that corruption. And yet, [[TheCorrupter that same corruption has to directly affect anyone who deals with the whole company]], either directly, or through such intermediaries as [[StrawmanNewsMedia Omni Television or Vesuvius Publishing]]. Most of S&M's efforts are through no supernatural or biomedical trickery, but rather through good old-fashioned treachery and double-talk. Every single piece of publicity material that comes out of Sales and Marketing, be it a billboard design or a college recruiter's speech, is rigorously scrutinized by teams of top-notch spin doctors and propagandists to pack the maximum possible loading into words and graphics, all while maintaining total deniability. S&M's operation philosophy can best be summed up as "[[LoopholeAbuse if you don't actually]] ''[[LoopholeAbuse make]]'' [[LoopholeAbuse any promises, you can't be held accountable for breaking them]]." Vampires ''wish'' they were this good at manipulating the masses.

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->[Sales and Marketing] is the most oily, devious division of [[EvilCorp Magadon]]. It's no less corrupt than any other - it just have has to work a thousand times harder at ''hiding'' that corruption. And yet, [[TheCorrupter that same corruption has to directly affect anyone who deals with the whole company]], either directly, or through such intermediaries as [[StrawmanNewsMedia Omni Television or Vesuvius Publishing]]. Most of S&M's efforts are through no supernatural or biomedical trickery, but rather through good old-fashioned treachery and double-talk. Every single piece of publicity material that comes out of Sales and Marketing, be it a billboard design or a college recruiter's speech, is rigorously scrutinized by teams of top-notch spin doctors and propagandists to pack the maximum possible loading into words and graphics, all while maintaining total deniability. S&M's operation philosophy can best be summed up as "[[LoopholeAbuse if you don't actually]] ''[[LoopholeAbuse make]]'' [[LoopholeAbuse any promises, you can't be held accountable for breaking them]]." Vampires ''wish'' they were this good at manipulating the masses.
18th Mar '18 11:21:56 AM DaibhidC
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-->-- '''[[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2015/04/guided-by-beauty-of-their-weapons.html Dr. Phil Sandifer]]''', "Guided By the Beauty of Their Weapons"

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-->-- '''[[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2015/04/guided-by-beauty-of-their-weapons.html Dr. Phil El Sandifer]]''', "Guided By the Beauty of Their Weapons"
11th Feb '18 2:16:54 AM JackG
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-->-- '''Creator/AldousHuxey''', ''Chrome Yellow'

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-->-- '''Creator/AldousHuxey''', '''Creator/AldousHuxley''', ''Chrome Yellow'
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->"I thought Syria was a controlled society," Blancanales commented. "If there were a coup in progress, would the regime allow news broadcasts?"
->Powell laughed. "Who's talking about news? It's the jive line that I got to hear. Or the absence of jive. The music changes for a coup. If Hafez is dead, it'll either be [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing upper music]] or downer music. If it's a serious coup, there'll be [[PatrioticFervor patriotic songs]], [[MusicToInvadePolandTo military marches]]. If it's a ''very'' serious coup, you might hear [[DeadlineNews shooting on the radio]]. Heard that one time. Deejay's rapping right along, playing pop rock and bebopping, then it's a Shootout in Studio RKO."
-->-- ''Literature/AbleTeam'', "Rain of Doom"
4th Jan '18 9:25:17 AM AnotherEpicFail
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->At the first sign of trouble, [[ManipulativeBastard Spin Doctors]] are on the scene, calming the participants and minimizing bad press. If bad press is called for, they do the opposite, whipping people into a frenzy and flashing images of unrest across the networks. Through an intricate network of reporters, editors and "reliable sources," Media Control can start a rumor in one part of the globe that winds up as solid fact on the six o'clock news in another. Flummoxing an entire roomful of [[{{Muggle}} mundane]] journalists is child's play if you understand Adjustments.
-->--''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension - Convention Book: Syndicate''
15th Dec '17 7:13:38 AM AnotherEpicFail
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->[Sales and Marketing] is the most oily, devious division of [[EvilCorp Magadon]]. It's no less corrupt than any other - it just have to work a thousand times harder at ''hiding'' that corruption. And yet, [[TheCorrupter that same corruption has to directly affect anyone who deals with the whole company]], either directly, or through such intermediaries as [[StrawmanNewsMedia Omni Television or Vesuvius Publishing]]. Most of S&M's efforts are through no supernatural or biomedical trickery, but rather through good old-fashioned treachery and double-talk. Every single piece of publicity material that comes out of Sales and Marketing, be it a billboard design or a college recruiter's speech, is rigorously scrutinized by teams of top-notch spin doctors and propagandists to pack the maximum possible loading into words and graphics, all while maintaining total deniability. S&M's operation philosophy can best be summed up as "[[LoopholeAbuse if you don't actually]] ''[[LoopholeAbuse make]]'' [[LoopholeAbuse any promises, you can't be held accountable for breaking them]]." Vampires ''wish'' they were this good at manipulating the masses.
-->--''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse - Subsidiaries: A Guide To Pentex''
30th Aug '17 11:32:09 AM Premonition45
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->''"The information nation took their\\
Clues from all the sound-bite gluttons\\
1980, eighty-four, eighty-eight, ninety-two too, too\\
How to be what you can be,\\
Jump jam junking your energies\\
How to walk in dignity with throw up on your shoes.\\
They amplified the autumn, ninteen-seventy-nine\\
Calculate the capital,\\
Up the republic my skinny ass\\
TV tells a million lies\\
The paper's terrified to report\\
Anything that isn't handed on a presidential spoon\\
I'm just profoundly frustrated by all this\\
So, [[PrecisionFStrike fuck you]], man (fuck 'em)"''
-->-- '''Music/{{REM}}''', "Ignoreland"
8th Aug '17 7:47:17 PM Luigifan
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->''"The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior '[[MoralMyopia righteous indignation]]' — this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats."''
-->-- '''Aldous Huxey''', ''Chrome Yellow'

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->''"The surest way to work up [[YouCanPanicNow a crusade crusade]] [[MoralGuardians in favor of of]] [[ThinkOfTheChildren some good cause cause]] is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior '[[MoralMyopia righteous indignation]]' — this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats."''
-->-- '''Aldous Huxey''', '''Creator/AldousHuxey''', ''Chrome Yellow'



->''"The fascist narrative comes, in effect, in two parts. The first involves a nostalgic belief in [[NostalgiaFilter a past golden age]] -- a historical moment in which things were good. In the fascist narrative, this golden age was ended because of an act of disingenuous betrayal -- what’s called the “[[TheScapegoat stab in the back myth]]”...The second part is a vision of what should happen, which centers on [[DarkMessiah a heroic figure who speaks the truth]] of the conspiracy and leads a populist restoration of the old order. The usual root of this figure is (a bad misreading of) Nietzsche’s idea of the ubermensch -- a figure of such strength that morality does not really apply to him."''

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->''"The fascist narrative comes, in effect, in two parts. The first involves [[NostalgiaFilter a nostalgic belief in [[NostalgiaFilter a past golden age]] -- a historical moment in which things were good. In the fascist narrative, this golden age was ended because of an act of disingenuous betrayal -- what’s called the “[[TheScapegoat stab in the back myth]]”...The second part is a vision of what should happen, which centers on [[DarkMessiah a heroic figure who speaks the truth]] of the conspiracy and leads a populist restoration of the old order. The usual root of this figure is (a bad misreading of) Nietzsche’s idea of the ubermensch {{ubermensch}} -- [[MightMakesRight a figure of such strength that morality does not really apply to him.him]]."''



->''"There are different kinds of truths for different kinds of people. There are truths appropriate for children; truths that are appropriate for students; truths that are appropriate for educated adults; and truths that are appropriate for highly educated adults, and the notion that there should be one set of truths available to everyone is a modern democratic fallacy. It doesn't work."''

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->''"There are different kinds of truths for different kinds of people. There are [[LiesToChildren truths appropriate for children; children]]; truths that are appropriate for students; truths that are appropriate for educated adults; and truths that are appropriate for highly educated adults, and the notion that there should be one set of truths available to everyone is a modern democratic fallacy. It doesn't work."''



->''"Thus were two generations of Americans treated by their overlords until, in the end, at the word 'communism' there is an orgasmic Pavlovian reflex just as the brain goes dead."''
-->-- '''Creator/GoreVidal''' ''Vanity Fair'', 1999

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->''"Thus were two generations of Americans treated by their overlords until, in the end, [[RedScare at the word 'communism' 'communism']] there is an orgasmic Pavlovian reflex just as the brain goes dead."''
-->-- '''Creator/GoreVidal''' '''Creator/GoreVidal''', ''Vanity Fair'', 1999



->''"The trick is not to be isolated--if you're isolated, like Winston Smith in ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', then sooner or later you're going to break, as he finally broke. That was the point of Orwell's story. In fact, the whole tradition of popular control has been exactly that: to keep people isolated, because if you can [[DivideAndConquer keep them isolated enough]], you can get them to believe anything."''

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->''"The trick is not to be isolated--if isolated -- if you're isolated, like Winston Smith in ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', then sooner or later you're going to break, as he finally broke. That was the point of Orwell's story. In fact, the whole tradition of popular control has been exactly that: to keep people isolated, because if you can [[DivideAndConquer keep them isolated enough]], you can get them to believe anything."''
8th Jul '17 3:58:03 PM nombretomado
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-->-- '''RudyardKipling'''

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-->-- '''RudyardKipling'''
'''Creator/RudyardKipling'''
21st Oct '16 11:44:22 AM Premonition45
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-->--'''Howard Beale''', ''{{Film/Network}}''

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-->--'''Howard -->-- '''Howard Beale''', ''{{Film/Network}}''
''Film/{{Network}}''

->''"Words are the new weapons, satellites the new artillery."''
-->-- '''Elliot Carver''', ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''



-->--'''RudyardKipling'''

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-->--'''RudyardKipling'''
-->-- '''RudyardKipling'''



-->--'''Aldous Huxey''', ''Chrome Yellow'

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-->--'''Aldous -->-- '''Aldous Huxey''', ''Chrome Yellow'



-->--''Series/TheXFiles'', "F. Emasculata"

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-->--''Series/TheXFiles'', -->-- ''Series/TheXFiles'', "F. Emasculata"



-->--'''ISN Reporter''', ''Series/BabylonFive'' ([[{{Recap/BabylonFiveS04E08TheIllusionOfTruth}} "The Illusion of Truth"]])

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-->--'''ISN -->-- '''ISN Reporter''', ''Series/BabylonFive'' ([[{{Recap/BabylonFiveS04E08TheIllusionOfTruth}} "The Illusion of Truth"]])



-->--''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', "A Time to Stand"

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-->--''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', -->-- ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', "A Time to Stand"



-->--''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "Warhead"

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-->--''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', -->-- ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "Warhead"



-->--'''{{Music/Sparks}}''', "Propaganda"

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-->--'''{{Music/Sparks}}''', -->-- '''{{Music/Sparks}}''', "Propaganda"



-->--'''Tom Paxton''', "What Did You Learn in School Today?"

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-->--'''Tom -->-- '''Tom Paxton''', "What Did You Learn in School Today?"



-->--'''Radio/MichaelSavage'''

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-->--'''Radio/MichaelSavage'''
-->-- '''Radio/MichaelSavage'''



->War crimes are never excusable, of course... except that they are excused. All the time. They're excused as long as they're 'ours', whoever 'we' happen to be. In fact, if they're 'ours', they tend to not even be noticed, let alone excused. When they cannot be ignored or straight-facedly excused, they are ideologically neutralised as aberrations, quickly corrected by the putatively aggressive questioning of a Media who are actually [[ProfessionalButtKisser pussycats sitting on the laps of the powerful and purring for bellyrubs]]. The odd playful scratch does not a ferocious tiger make... and anything more than the odd playful scratch might endanger the reliable supply of Kit-e-Kat.
-->--'''[[http://shabogangraffiti.blogspot.com/2013/06/a-town-without-context.html Jack Graham]]'''

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->War crimes are never excusable, of course... except that they are excused. All the time. [[MoralMyopia They're excused as long as they're 'ours', whoever 'we' happen to be.be]]. In fact, if they're 'ours', they tend to not even be noticed, let alone excused. When they cannot be ignored or straight-facedly excused, they are ideologically neutralised as aberrations, quickly corrected by the putatively aggressive questioning of a Media who are actually [[ProfessionalButtKisser pussycats sitting on the laps of the powerful and purring for bellyrubs]]. The odd playful scratch does not a ferocious tiger make... and anything more than the odd playful scratch might endanger the reliable supply of Kit-e-Kat.
-->--'''[[http://shabogangraffiti.-->-- '''[[http://shabogangraffiti.blogspot.com/2013/06/a-town-without-context.html Jack Graham]]'''



-->--'''''UrbanDictionary'''''

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-->--'''''UrbanDictionary'''''
-->-- '''''Website/UrbanDictionary'''''



-->--'''[[http://them0vieblog.com/2009/11/10/man-launches-attack-on-pat-kenny-english-language/#more-2081 Darren Mooney]]''' on UsefulNotes/BarackObama

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-->--'''[[http://them0vieblog.-->-- '''[[http://them0vieblog.com/2009/11/10/man-launches-attack-on-pat-kenny-english-language/#more-2081 Darren Mooney]]''' on UsefulNotes/BarackObama



-->--'''[[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2015/04/guided-by-beauty-of-their-weapons.html Dr. Phil Sandifer]]''', "Guided By the Beauty of Their Weapons"

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-->--'''[[http://www.-->-- '''[[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2015/04/guided-by-beauty-of-their-weapons.html Dr. Phil Sandifer]]''', "Guided By the Beauty of Their Weapons"



-->--''[[http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/08/11/watching-eclipse The New Yorker]]'' on ''Russia Today'', "Watching the Eclipse"

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-->--''[[http://www.-->-- ''[[http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/08/11/watching-eclipse The New Yorker]]'' on ''Russia Today'', "Watching the Eclipse"



-->--'''Creator/BenjaminFranklin'''

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-->--'''Creator/BenjaminFranklin'''
-->-- '''Creator/BenjaminFranklin'''



-->--'''Edward Bernays''', [[WroteTheBook father of public relations]]

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-->--'''Edward -->-- '''Edward Bernays''', [[WroteTheBook father of public relations]]



-->--'''Creator/GeorgeOrwell''' is always right

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-->--'''Creator/GeorgeOrwell''' -->-- '''Creator/GeorgeOrwell''' is always right



-->--'''BertrandRussell'''

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-->--'''BertrandRussell'''
-->-- '''BertrandRussell'''



-->--'''Joeseph Goebbels'''

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-->--'''Joeseph -->-- '''Joeseph Goebbels'''



-->--'''UsefulNotes/AntonioDeOliveiraSalazar''' on the foundation of the Secretariado Nacional de Informação (Portugal's propaganda ministry during the dictatorship), 1933

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-->--'''UsefulNotes/AntonioDeOliveiraSalazar''' -->-- '''UsefulNotes/AntonioDeOliveiraSalazar''' on the foundation of the Secretariado Nacional de Informação (Portugal's propaganda ministry during the dictatorship), 1933



-->--'''Leo Strauss''' on the [[{{Creator/Plato}} "noble lie"]]

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-->--'''Leo -->-- '''Leo Strauss''' on the [[{{Creator/Plato}} "noble lie"]]



-->--'''UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush''', Greece, N.Y. 5.24.05

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-->--'''UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush''', -->-- '''UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush''', Greece, N.Y. 5.24.05



-->--'''Ann Coulter'''

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-->--'''Ann -->-- '''Ann Coulter'''



-->--'''Henry A. Wallace'''

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-->--'''Henry -->-- '''Henry A. Wallace'''



-->--'''Dean Acheson''' on the RedScare

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-->--'''Dean -->-- '''Dean Acheson''' on the RedScare



-->--'''Creator/GoreVidal''' ''Vanity Fair'', 1999

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-->--'''Creator/GoreVidal''' -->-- '''Creator/GoreVidal''' ''Vanity Fair'', 1999



-->--'''Chris Hedges''', ''War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning''

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-->--'''Chris -->-- '''Chris Hedges''', ''War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning''



-->--'''Noam Chomsky'''

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-->--'''Noam -->-- '''Noam Chomsky'''



-->--''[[http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/01/putin-russia-tv-113960.html Dmitry Kieselev]]''

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-->--''[[http://www.-->-- ''[[http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/01/putin-russia-tv-113960.html Dmitry Kieselev]]''



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1st Feb '16 10:49:23 AM FF32
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-->--'''UsefulNotes/BenjaminFranklin'''

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-->--'''UsefulNotes/BenjaminFranklin'''
-->--'''Creator/BenjaminFranklin'''
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