Perhaps the most default form of propaganda, the first image that most of our minds go to, is wartime propaganda. Rallying cries and racist caricatures of the enemy allow the government and military to persuade the general public to support the war effort. Uncle Sam and Rosie the Riveter are perhaps the most well-recognized forms of United States wartime propaganda. The star-spangled Uncle Sam, insinuating that he is your family member and simultaneously a personification of your country, states that he needs eac...
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...n that our lives are not our own. Propaganda is simply the push that we need
to maintain order and productivity within our society, and continue to evolve. It is a tool utilized to reach a goal, and though we may be victims of it, we are also proponents of it and use it throughout our own lives as well. Through the words that we say, the information we choose to leave out, and the products that we consume, we utilize our own propaganda to get what we want. Propaganda may have a negative connotation and many would rather do away it, but it is the lifeblood of every civilization that has ever existed, and ever will exist. It is a necessary part of life, and a brick in the structure of society. Without it, we would not be where we are today, and we would never grow from where we stand. It will be here as long as people need to be inspired and there are stars in the sky.
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