How do we know propaganda when we see it? (And why, so often, DON'T we know it when it's right before our eyes?)
MCM interviewed on that important subject by Dutch activist Elze van Hamelen
We did this interview before “Ukraine,” but it’s only just gone up.
Wow! How surprising that you were taken in by "An Inconvenient Truth". But I guess we all have been fooled by something. I think that if the propaganda comes from within our trust network we are more likely to be fooled. I fell for the WMDs in Iraq. Although I did not support all that was done (regime change.) I thought it reasonable to go in and destroy any WMD's, then get out. My trust was exploited.
What I have come to realize over the last two years is that above anything else, trust is the basis for civilization. And what we are seeing is the greatest erosion of trust in history. We are seeing an erosion of trust in every element of society. Without trust and trust networks, civilization will grind to a halt. Without trust to hold society together fear will be used. Look at China today. A high-tech fear network is being put in to replace trust. This is also how the USSR operated. North Korea is held together be fear.
I think that there are those that see what we are losing and are terrified about it and there are those who do not want to see it precisely because it is so terrifying.
I’m only six minutes into this, but wanted to say that listening to you is an intellectual pleasure. A question forms in my mind as you speak, and — almost magically! — you then answer it. THANK YOU, Professor Miller! PS I’ve taken a number of classes in my day (I have two masters’ degrees), and you rank as one of my all-time favorite professors.