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About Micheal Winston

PropagandaGuard was created for the purpose of alerting citizens to the ever present dangers of propaganda, helping them to recognize and protect themselves and families from its corrupting effects. You cannot protect yourself from things which you are not aware. Understanding does not stem from a simple dictionary or wikipedia definition. In the end, the question you must answer is...Have you made your way out of the Matrix?

Bernay’s Role In The History Of Propaganda

American marxists' propaganda master, Edward Bernays, had a profound impact on the history of propaganda in America. If you do not know this man's name and the influence he had on our entire political system, you risk being one of the uninformed masses upon which propaganda methods are used over and over again with astounding success. The [...]

By | 2015-01-23T19:26:37+00:00 January 1st, 2015|Examples of propaganda|0 Comments

What Does Propaganda Mean?

  Here's a great introduction to Propaganda as supported by Jacques Ellul's book, Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes. Lots of great food for thought and overall a great primer. I would disagree with the video author's assessment that Ellul thought propaganda was necessary in the modern society. In fact, as is stated later in [...]

By | 2015-04-22T18:51:22+00:00 December 31st, 2014|Propaganda Definition|0 Comments

Propaganda Quotes: The Lessons of History For Americans

One of the most powerful ways to protect yourself from being influenced by American propaganda is to know and learn the lessons of history. There are many quotes about propaganda that should be widely known but are not. “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their [...]

By | 2015-11-18T01:49:36+00:00 December 6th, 2014|Propaganda Definition|0 Comments

Huxley-The Final Revolution: Brainwashed Into Oblivion

“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach." ― Aldous Huxley, Collected Essays The lessons of history from the 20th century onward are writ large with telling facts and insights about mind manipulation, propaganda and brainwashing for those who can [...]

By | 2015-01-24T20:01:22+00:00 December 1st, 2014|Indoctrination|0 Comments

Breadth of WW1 Propaganda Machine Will Surprise You-Imagine What They Can Do Now?

George Creel and The Committee on Public Information George Creel, a progressive journalist who in 1916 was heavily involved in Woodrow Wilson's reelection campaign was named to head the Committee on Public Information created April 12, 1917, only 6 days after The United States formally declared war. “The publicity bureau was created by executive order [...]

By | 2015-06-29T20:49:40+00:00 October 29th, 2014|Examples of propaganda|0 Comments

Going Beyond Glittering Generalities Propaganda Glittering Generalities Definition VIRTUE WORDS or GLITTERING GENERALITY: These words are used to dupe us into accepting and approving of things without examining the evidence carefully.  Single word examples of glittering generalities are terms like: "Natural", "Democratic", "Organic", "Scientific", "Healthy", "Ecological”. Virtue words hijack the connotation, (idea or feeling) that a word invokes in addition to its [...]

By | 2015-04-22T18:59:35+00:00 October 9th, 2014|Propaganda Techniques|0 Comments

Propaganda Characteristics as Defined by WWII Pamphlet

WWII Pamphlet "What is Propaganda" A WWII pamphlet created for GI's returning home from the war is being used for source material by teachers to instruct students on the most important propaganda characteristic. It doesn’t get any better than this… Let’s see, government run schools are using pamphlets created by the government in 1944 to make sure the kids know everything [...]

By | 2015-05-06T15:10:44+00:00 October 8th, 2014|Propaganda Definition|0 Comments

Testimonial Propaganda

Testimonial Propaganda Examples PR Firm Pays Celebrities for Foreign Propaganda Junkets Basic Idea: Foreign government (Ecuador) pays US PR firm to hire celebrities (Danny glover and Mia Farrow) who traveled to the country to bemoan environmental damage. Background: Ecuadorian lawsuit filed against oil company Chevron over alleged environmental contamination. "Ecuador hired the firm specifically to [...]

By | 2015-04-22T18:57:32+00:00 September 20th, 2014|Propaganda Techniques|1 Comment

Persuasive Essay Assignment-Indoctrination Example?

Indoctrination In Education? Indoctrination is the process of inculcating ideas, attitudes, cognitive strategies or a professional methodology. It is often distinguished from education by the fact that the indoctrinated person is expected not to question or critically examine the doctrine they have learned. (wiki) To imbue with a usually partisan or sectarian opinion, point of view, or principle.  (Webster) [...]

By | 2015-01-24T20:02:16+00:00 September 19th, 2014|Indoctrination|0 Comments

Must Read Propaganda Book-FREE

Invisible Government-the True Ruling Power of Our Country The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. This is the opening line [...]

By | 2015-04-22T18:52:33+00:00 September 16th, 2014|Propaganda Definition|0 Comments

Propaganda Definition Absent on “Truthy” Website

Feds Funding "Truthy" But Don't Define Propaganda The National Science Foundation provided a grant to Indiana University to study the following: Meme Diffusion Through Mass Social Media  The grant for $ 919, 917.00  was started July 1, 2011 and is scheduled to run through June 30, 2015 A meme is a cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one person to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation). The term was initially coined by Richard [...]

By | 2015-03-27T18:30:51+00:00 September 4th, 2014|Propaganda Definition|0 Comments

Propaganda Definition: One You Haven’t Heard Before

Propagation to Propaganda  The easiest way to define propaganda is to look at the meaning of propagation. The wordbook definition of propagation is the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions or the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production. The historical definition of propaganda was originally used to refer to the propagation [...]

By | 2015-03-27T17:43:06+00:00 August 30th, 2014|Propaganda Definition|0 Comments

The Faces of Propaganda

CDC Whistle Blower Confesses News about the CDC whistleblower Dr Thompson- co-author of an autism study is spreading like wildfire on the internet. Dr Thompson alleges through his lawyer that he and his co-authors agreed to reduce the sample size arbitrarily after the study was completed to ensure that significant findings linking autism in african [...]

By | 2015-03-27T18:38:29+00:00 August 29th, 2014|Examples of propaganda|1 Comment

Old School Reporter and Tips to Identifying Modern Propaganda Examples

Modern Propaganda Examples Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal.  He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following.  He [...]

By | 2015-03-27T18:16:39+00:00 July 29th, 2014|Examples of propaganda|0 Comments

“La Bestia” Propaganda Song Part of Multi-Million Dollar American Attempt to Discourage Migrants?

Million Dollar Propaganda Song? But wouldn't that money be better used say....just patrolling the border or building a fence or changing the legislation that encourages them to make the risky trip in the first place. Risks taken are relative to reward. Getting full benefits in the US is quite a reward. If most end up not [...]

By | 2015-03-27T18:35:23+00:00 July 24th, 2014|Examples of propaganda|0 Comments

Indoctrination Vs Education: The Right vs The Left Perspective

When The Government is Responsible For Education...There is Never Neutrality. There can not be neutrality and the idea that there used to be neutrality is even an illusion.Indoctrination and education are  huge topics that cannot be covered fully here. Take a look at the article by Huffington Post alarming people about how the Koch brothers are attempting [...]

By | 2015-03-27T18:37:14+00:00 July 24th, 2014|Indoctrination|0 Comments

Indoctrination- Still Wondering Why More and More American Kids Think They’re Owed a Living?

Owed A Living? Are your children and teenagers being subjected to brainwashing that tells them they are owed a living? One college professor thinks so. The college professor is the video above thinks so! Is  Education Indoctrination? Thomas Sowell, learned author and professor thinks so... A student can go all the way from elementary school to a [...]

By | 2015-03-27T18:45:47+00:00 July 21st, 2014|Indoctrination|0 Comments

Propaganda Definition-Confusion Abounds!

What Is Propaganda? While there are no shortage of dictionaries and no shortage of computer  devices with dictionaries, many people still find it hard to get a good grasp of what is the definition of propaganda. Why is that? How is it that a propaganda definition remains so elusive scurrying away from our grasp like a [...]

By | 2015-03-27T18:49:00+00:00 July 20th, 2014|Propaganda Definition|0 Comments

Educational Indoctrination Discussion In Louisiana

One of the top ten planks of the communist manifesto is "Free education for all children in public schools". The reason is so that all children can receive school indoctrination. This has been going on for a long time but recent common core initiatives are taking things to the next level. There is no difference [...]

By | 2015-03-27T18:52:29+00:00 July 18th, 2014|Indoctrination|0 Comments

Propaganda Techniques-Ask The US Military?

 Photo credit: US Military-Socal Media Experts-Who Knew? The latest social media propaganda techniques might just be being harvesting by the military as they collectively analyize social media propaganda campaigns and attempt to initiate others. You learned about bandwagon, testimonial, transfer and name-calling propaganda techniques in college, but this is taking to the next level. DARPA [...]

By | 2015-04-22T18:58:15+00:00 July 17th, 2014|Propaganda Techniques|0 Comments