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Some basic easily recognized propaganda strategies being currently employed by the corporate media, establishment political movements, and their various monied allies. 1. One Dimensionality: An attempt to render a person, organization, etc, into a caricature to refute it; usually because its arguments cannot be directly, objectively defeated by the user of propaganda. Sometimes, this is done in order to prevent others from effectively defending a victim of propaganda, by causing them to be labeled, for example, "enablers of hate" or "unpatriotic" or some secondary moniker. 2. Rebranding: An attempt to use linguistics to make unpalatable what is good or palatable what is not good by labeling it(or is at least ideologically inconsistent.) For example, calling censorship "fighting hate" or a surveillance enabling omnibus the "patriot act." 3. Incredulity: An attempt to cause bystanders to side with your side of the argument by acting as though competing arguments or figures expressing them can be dismissed by labeling them, for example, "hateful", "fringe", "extremist", or "conspiracy theorists." 4. Guilt by Association: An attempt to attack someone who isn't easily attacked by other methods, by focusing on who they speak with, or something similar. For example, saying libertarians enable hate because they do not believe in censoring actually hate filled people, and are thus able to debate or speak with them. 5. Encouragement of Suppression: The logically inconsistent claim that because a group or person is toxic, even people debating or vocally disagreeing with them are enabling their toxicity. Relies on a subjective claim of "wickedness" or "evil" paired with, usually, incredulity. Importantly, the actual target is not the "toxic" party, but the supposed "enabler" debating them. Example; claims that debating "nazis" amounts to platforming them, where the one platforming them is the target. 6. Virtue Signalling: A common tactic wherein a group that is not actually morally invested in a debate attempts to destroy or suppress a foe by pretending to be. For example, someone who does not care about the relative moral virtue of globalism or nationalism pretending to be offended at one "side" or the other in order to gain fans, solicit money, or deflect their own moral shortcomings. 7. Projection: Blaming a foe for what you are actually guilty of. For example, CNN claiming that independent commentators clickbait and mislead their audiences. #Propaganda #FreeSpeech #Psychology #PSYOPS #DefeatStatism
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Some basic easily recognized propaganda strategies being currently employed by the corporate media, establishment political movements, and their various monied allies. 1. One Dimensionality: An attempt to render a person, organization, etc, into a caricature to refute it; usually because its arguments cannot be directly, objectively defeated by the user of propaganda. Sometimes, this is done in order to prevent others from effectively defending a victim of propaganda, by causing them to be labeled, for example, "enablers of hate" or "unpatriotic" or some secondary moniker. 2. Rebranding: An attempt to use linguistics to make unpalatable what is good or palatable what is not good by labeling it(or is at least ideologically inconsistent.) For example, calling censorship "fighting hate" or a surveillance enabling omnibus the "patriot act." 3. Incredulity: An attempt to cause bystanders to side with your side of the argument by acting as though competing arguments or figures expressing them can be dismissed by labeling them, for example, "hateful", "fringe", "extremist", or "conspiracy theorists." 4. Guilt by Association: An attempt to attack someone who isn't easily attacked by other methods, by focusing on who they speak with, or something similar. For example, saying libertarians enable hate because they do not believe in censoring actually hate filled people, and are thus able to debate or speak with them. 5. Encouragement of Suppression: The logically inconsistent claim that because a group or person is toxic, even people debating or vocally disagreeing with them are enabling their toxicity. Relies on a subjective claim of "wickedness" or "evil" paired with, usually, incredulity. Importantly, the actual target is not the "toxic" party, but the supposed "enabler" debating them. Example; claims that debating "nazis" amounts to platforming them, where the one platforming them is the target. 6. Virtue Signalling: A common tactic wherein a group that is not actually morally invested in a debate attempts to destroy or suppress a foe by pretending to be. For example, someone who does not care about the relative moral virtue of globalism or nationalism pretending to be offended at one "side" or the other in order to gain fans, solicit money, or deflect their own moral shortcomings. 7. Projection: Blaming a foe for what you are actually guilty of. For example, CNN claiming that independent commentators clickbait and mislead their audiences. #Propaganda #FreeSpeech #Psychology #PSYOPS #DefeatStatism
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