How to detect the difference between shit and apple butter.

We are all engulfed in the great sea of propaganda. Some of us are able to spot bullshit long before we step in it, others wear it with pride. I ran across an article recently that gets into the gears of the reality-processing game. For many POM readers this remedial exercise seems redundant. Others, including newcomers to our little site, may learn a thing or two that is useful. So, if you’ve mastered propaganda 101, please let everyone catch up, using reason, fact-based investigation, and the gut instincts God gave everyone (before it was neutralized).

prop·a·gan·da/ˌpräpəˈɡandə/noun

  1. 1.information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.”he was charged with distributing enemy propaganda”synonyms:information, promotion, advertising, advertisement, publicity, advocacy; More
  2. 2.a committee of cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church responsible for foreign missions, founded in 1622 by Pope Gregory XV.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51286.htm

“The tactics deployed to exploit technical vulnerabilities in reality-processing are the same tactics that are deployed in all major propaganda offensives. So once you recognise them, you will be equipped to spot a serious propaganda campaign, such as Russiagate, a mile away.”

Trust no one, and if you’re confused, the last one to trust is an authority (talking head) figure placed in your face and at your feet by any and all corporate media.

7 thoughts on “How to detect the difference between shit and apple butter.

  1. Many years ago I sat next to a bank president at a luncheon, and he gave me the following information:

    During World War II, when the US Government was urging citizens to buy War Bonds (your poster above), they did not need to raise money that way. Instead, the War Bond promotion was done to get people to give up their hard-earned cash, as there were not enough goods around in a ration economy for them to buy.

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  2. “… they did not need to raise money that way. ”

    Exactly. The U.S. federal government is monetarily sovereign: It can issue it’s own currency for spending, it never has to borrow money. Ever. And it can never go bankrupt.

    It’s funny how the federal government always has enough money for military spending, but never enough for really helpful social spending (healthcare, education, etc.).

    https://mythfighter.com

    http://mikenormaneconomics.blogspot.com

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    1. This is a whole school of economics called MMT, now getting mainstream attention thanks to some Democrat candidates as a way to fund their Green New Deal. Interesting development…

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    1. I have done a lot of work over the years with Social Security, which they perpetually claim to be in crisis. It is as solvent as they want it to be. The Trust Fund is a myth, merely a record of excess taxation of working people. Will follow your links.

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  3. I have done a lot of work over the years with Social Security, which they perpetually claim to be in crisis. It is as solvent as they want it to be. The Trust Fund is a myth, merely a record of excess taxation of working people. Will follow your links.

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