Propaganda???

by Disassociated Lady 2 9 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Disassociated Lady 2
    Disassociated Lady 2

    I read this in the July 2017 study version of the Watchtower.

    "

    PROPAGANDA​—HOW DANGEROUS IS IT?

    What is propaganda? In this context, it is the use of biased or misleading information to manipulate the way people think and act. Some equate propaganda with “lies, distortion, deceit, manipulation, mind control, [and] psychological warfare” and associate it with “unethical, harmful, and unfair tactics.”​—Propaganda and Persuasion.

    How dangerous is propaganda? It is insidious​—like an invisible, odorless, poisonous gas—​and it seeps into our consciousness. Because we may not see propaganda for what it is, behavior specialist Vance Packard observed: “Many of us are being influenced and manipulated​—far more than we realize.” Under its influence, says one scholar, men and women have been “quite easily led into the most preposterously dangerous behaviour”​—such as ‘genocide, war, racist hysteria, religious intolerance and many other forms of irrational behaviour.’​—Easily Led—​A History of Propaganda."


    Of course the JWs know what Propaganda is, they are subject to all these things in their teachings, no wonder the GB are worried about them receiving it from somewhere else as they have already shown themselves to be susceptible!!!!!! >:-(

  • Chook
    Chook

    JWs hold the pinnacle of the propaganda tree, no other religion has come close to JWs in printing propaganda in multiple languages and of a home delivery system of these writings. The governing body has deforestated half the amazon to print propaganda for decades.

  • jp1692
    jp1692

    Ironic, no?

    Check out this tbread about the same article which Bad Wolf posted a few days ago:

    "The battle for your mind" july 17 WT

    https://www.jehovahs-witness.com/topic/4827394777022464/battle-your-mind-july-17-wt

  • Disassociated Lady 2
    Disassociated Lady 2

    Thank you :-) x

  • zeb
    zeb

    Was it Goebbels who said that

    'people will sooner believe a lie knowing its a lie having heard it six time than hearing the truth once.'

    So 1975 et al was all propaganda and when jw use their 'critical thinking skills' and determine this then what?

  • Wake Me Up Before You Jo-Ho
    Wake Me Up Before You Jo-Ho

    @zeb Then they're an apostate to be avoided like a corpse carrying a host of diseases. Clever way of quarantining those still in from the facts, isn't it?

  • steve2
    steve2

    A more appropriate title for the article:

    Propaganda: How It Occurs in All Religions Except JW Organization

  • Vidiot
    Vidiot

    The Org "warning" the R&F about propaganda is almost surreal.

  • lriddle80
    lriddle80

    They like to hide in plain sight!

  • sparrowdown
    sparrowdown

    Alternative title:

    Get a Proper Gander at Our Propaganda 😉

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