Reflection On Propaganda

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Opening my reflection paper, I want to agree with author’s words and put stress that “Propaganda works best with an uncritical audience. People are bamboozled mainly because they don’t recognize propaganda when they see it.” We can start analysis from the very first point: Name Calling. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948, states that: "Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status." As indicated in propaganda article, Name-Calling is right opposite thing; this technique is used against policies, practices, beliefs and ideals, as well as against individuals, groups, races, nations. It often happens during election races and we can see obvious signs in politician speeches. I am not talking about time-worn Nazi language, I am talking about what happens right now and right here. Have a look at Donald Trump, candidate for U.S presidency, statements on Mexican migrants: “They are rapists... I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me”. Trump rails against all…show more content…
This technique attempts to arouse prejudices in an audience by comparing two ideas, events or things. It evokes an emotional response, which stimulates the target audience to identify the object of the propaganda campaign as something undesirable. For example, citizens, deputies, and other who refuse to accept refugees from Syria tell that opening boarders is opening floodgates, or name refugee crisis a planned invasion, etc. but analogy is misleading because there are other factors which are not taken into consideration: not all muslims are terrorists; refugees may have not wanted a war in their country; refugees are the same human beings. Propagandists focus on the stereotypical traits and thus introduce false analogy which is indisputably perceived by
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