Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Bush : "We Created...The Propaganda Battle Around The World..."

"And We're Losing It"

Bush knows he's not supposed to admit to the propaganda programs that his government uses all over the world, soaking up billions of dollars every year, trying to shape, buff and knock the rough edges of America's image. The longer the War On Iraq goes on, the harder that job gets.

He's been told not to mention the word "propaganda", but every now and then it slips out :
"...we're not doing a very good job with the propaganda battle around the world. We created it, and we're losing. And that's one thing we've got to spend a lot of time on..."
Bush admits to the United States, or Bush Co. creating propaganda. No great surprised there. But is there something more to that quote?

Bush admits to fighting "the propaganda battle around the world," "We created it," he says, but "we're losing it." Losing the propaganda battle around the world is now something he thinks they have to "spend a lot of time on..."

But how long has this "propaganda battle" around the world been going on? Is he talking of recently? Or is he talking of a century? Or two centuries?

"We created it" - it being propaganda, and the propaganda battles of the world. He's clearly not talking of his administration. But is he talking about the United States in general?

Or his ancient family?

The last time Bush spoke the truth on propaganda, in 2005, almost no-one noticed. The Washington Post referred to the following line, once, and then it all but disappeared.

Which is interesting. Bush admits to using propaganda and the media, the organ that carries Bush propaganda, not only doesn't mention it, it doesn't even seem to generally notice Bush admitting to his strategies of how he makes the propaganda stick :
See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda. (Applause.)
We particularly like the (applause) after he admits that. Yes, yes, feed us more of your tasty propaganda Mr President.

You may have noticed recently that Bush uses the following grouping of words (in different order) in speeches and interviews. Sometimes as many as 20 t0 25 groupings of these three words in one speech, more often than not grouped together in the same sentence :

"Iraq" "A Qaeda" "9/11"

Your concept of what constitutes truth may not be the same as President Bush's. Or, President Bush knows what the truth is, and he knows what 'truth' he must feed to the public to continue the war, and hold off the eruption of total dissent and anarchy in the homeland.

"The successor to politics will be propaganda. Propaganda, not in the sense of a message or ideology, but as the impact of the whole technology of the times." - Marshall Mcluhan

The Propaganda President

The Roadmap To Iraq War Propaganda

Calling Iraq War Propaganda What It Really Was : A Strategy Of Lies - Colonel Sam Gardiner (USAF Ret.)