Thursday, September 3, 2015

The propaganda tricks of power

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The propaganda tricks of power
Lies and misrepresentation have been used by all the powerful to conspire for their interests, creating campaigns to influence public opinion to the point of changing attitudes and values. Writers, artists and politicians have put their talents to empires and states to promote the patriotic spirit among the people and influence their emotions. By propaganda, nations have adjusted the history of their own interests. The writings of Julius Caesar on his conquest of Gaul are an important legacy of Latin literature, but also a good example of propaganda text. He wrote his war campaigns in third person, highlighting the aspects that favored her figure and that best highlighted the magnificence of the Roman Empire.

The first historical document in which the word "propaganda" appears is 1622, when Pope Gregory XV established the Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide (Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith of the Roman Catholic Church). Thus a papal propaganda office was established to coordinate the efforts of the Counter against Lutheranism. Protestant nations were not far behind.

Throughout history, nations have sought collusion with the media to hide their shameful policies. In 1898, the US government sent the battleship Maine in Havana in order to intimidate Spain, which rejected the US proposal to buy Cuba and Puerto Rico. At 21:40 on 15 February of that year, the Maine blew up and about 260 men, including two officers died. The rest of the officers at that hour was enjoying the dance that the Spanish authorities had organized in his honor.

The article refers to the art of manipulating, Fernando Cohnen. More information on the subject in the 65th Story Very dedicated to the Great Conspiracies of History. If you want to get this issue, request or download it to suscripciones@gyj.es through the iPad app in the App Store. You can also purchase it from Zinio or Kiosk and More.. And if you want to receive each month the magazine very interesting in your mailbox, enters our space Subscriptions.

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