Tag: mass manipulation

Feminism and Propaganda: Torches of Freedom

“Torches of Freedom” was a phrase used to encourage women’s smoking by exploiting women’s aspirations for a better life during the women’s liberation movement in the United States. Cigarettes were described as symbols of emancipation and equality with men. The term was first used by psychoanalyst A. A. Brill when describing the natural desire for …

CNN effect

Foolish is the man who never reads a newspaper; even more foolish is the man who believes what he reads just because it is in the newspaper. (August von Schlözer, German historian and journalist of the late 18th century) The CNN effect is a theory in political science and media studies that postulates that the …

Science is misused by politics

The poor layman reacts with great respect towards the word “expert”. Whenever politicians tries to convince the masses to buy more chicken, they tell the “pig has virus lie”, and whenever they want that they should buy more steaks, they tell the “chicken has virus lie”. And in order to stress the importance they use …