To quote Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against The Machine: “There is nothing proper about your propaganda.” But propaganda starts with yourself, with the lies you tell yourself which you believe are true.

Those who excel at propaganda are able to tap into this on a mass scale.

But if you think it’s just the Nazis or Commies who do this, think again. All governments lie. All instruments of the media lie. They reflect the fact that we cannot stop lying to ourselves. “No, the job’s okay … the relationship’s fine …”

Well, apart from all the people in them, obviously …

You want the media and the government to tell the truth? Well, if the media and government told the truth they would say to you: “Your lives suck because you suck.”

But no one would vote for that government. And no one would buy that newspaper.

I have no such worries. So I repeat, once more: Your lives suck because you suck. You are responsible. No one else.

Who are you going to listen to: me or Rupert Murdoch – just because what his minions at News International say sounds nicer?

© Phillip A. Klein March 2008

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