Propaganda 7 Dec 2018
Propaganda is used in times of war. Propaganda may hold truth but can also hold lies.
Purpose of Propaganda
- To discourage the enemy.
- To encourage the allies
- To generate cooperativeness
- To inform people about strategy
- To unite people into a common thinking
- To call people to join forces
Without propaganda you can not maintain a war. When peoples lives are at stake, they require information.
A Japanese war banner.
Internet, TV, Radio and printed press come to mind. We know the
capabilities of the modern mass-media.
The art of Propaganda
Propaganda should stick to the mind. Over the ages art has been very helpful for this purpose.
- Banners, Flags, Symbols
Effectiveness of propaganda
I believe that propaganda is only effective when there is response in large groups of people.
Is Catholic Propaganda Effective?
I am missing that Catholic and Christian propaganda calls to action for a good purpose.
There is no enemy. Christian propaganda at e.g. Facebook is self-centered. There is hardly a call to conversion.
I would hope for a good reason to
battle. To make serious effort for the kingdom of God. That requires renunciation of the kingdom of this world.