How Much Propaganda Does The Government Dump On Us?

The Arts Mechanical

A lot more than we think. Listening to the radio every day there are a constant stream of Ad Council ads that are just plain Government propaganda, to say nothing about the ones that come directly from Government agencies directly.  In a way this stuff is useful because it tells us what the government is concerned about that we are doing and not doing.  For instance all those ads to “feed the pig” are just telling us that the savings rate in the US is too low and the government isn’t getting the taxes from  people saving their money.  We aren’t “feeding the pig.” Of course the government could cut taxes on savings, but they would never do that.

Then there’s the more subtle forms of propaganda, like this.  For whatever reason many people seem perfectly fine with passing the government’s crap as if it’s their own, parroting it word…

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