Have a peep Margo: https://brandnewtube.com/@DrVernonColeman
He has written a fair amount on the subject, gratis, as mentioned by Si.
TLN archive has all the tos and fros discussed about Vernon. Lots.
"As though we didn't know that the gov't propagandises".
Amusing how a world-weary tone can minimise and rationalise: Ah, well, all governments propagandise, so what's new?
Given that approach, why bother with media analysis?
Maybe *I am* world-weary? There is a thought. Now, minimising and rationalising. Not at all. From my first impression she is a lightweight and doesn’t match up to Grayzone, Davids, Cook, Pilger and others. Hence my comments apply in the context of discussion about this author, only. I hope I can skip the last question if we are sorted there?
By the by, whilst we are on the subject of propaganda books, I’d highly recommend ‘The cultural cold war’ by FS Saunders I am reading now. It sets the bar for excellent research. Got it from Ben Norton – he went bananas as he was reading it on one of the vidcasts.
It's a luxury for westerners to imagine they aren't vulnerable to the effects of ever more intense, refined, calibrated, computerised and generously-funded propaganda methods.
All governments propagandise: the bigger question is: who falls for the propaganda? And what is the danger of falling for propaganda?
Ironically, studies show that it's more educated people who are most vulnerable to propaganda.
Granted that westerners are vulnerable. So are the rest … in myriad ways. From my pov, once you’ve seen a scam, you get a good idea where the next one is coming from, especially if you have the facts.
Whilst on that subject, like SB, I noticed ‘delta variant is more deadly’. These details matter, so let’s wait for % before diving into that.
"Noted she didn't touch the wars and capitalism : )".
I am glad you liked it. Tell me it’s not true and I’ll listen and we can continue this discussion .
Do progressives have no issue with hundreds of trained psychologists being employed by the state, using their neuro-psychology degrees to assist the state to whip up fear?
Dodsworth argues that behavioural psychology has been weaponised; that the government has knowingly allowed its behavioural psychologist advisors to manipulate the ordinary citizen into fear-based thinking. (Difficult to reverse and immoral/unethical - in terms of real-life impact viz. socially-induced disruptions, depressions, suicides)
Frankly, they are all over the news, nudging away about the wars, trade and politics. I am sure a number are on the pandemic job. Stands to reason .
One of the things I had on my to do list was to give you the historic time-line of the government response to pandemic, blow by blow, from one of the Morning Star writers. I can’t locate the particle at the mo and I am pressed for time, so it will have to wait.
What's different now, compared to earlier propaganda eras perhaps, is that more people are passive and online, dealing with a virtual world and less exposed to thought-provoking views because the media bandwidth has been narrowed.
People are more reliant on social media and groupthink and have probably developed more of a hive mind. This vulnerability is exploited by advertisers, marketers, authorities, media, military planners, politicians.
There is that.
If progressives think none of this is worth parsing or raising awareness about (each generation has to raise new awareness of old issues) then what we have is frogs marinating in a pot, on a slowly-rising flame
Whoever these progressives are, I am sure they must have heard of the boiling frogs somewhere, surely .