Pro-Slavery Propaganda

Sunday, July 1, 2007
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Why is it that the state’s moral codes can feign views of black slavery in the South as the greatest tragedy of mankind, yet it consistently promotes all-color, all-kinds slavery in service of the state? In 1943, this Popeye ad was used to convince Americans that military conscription was a right of the state because it owns you. The draftee receives his notice that says, “You have passed your physical and are cordially invited to report for duty at once.” He mutters, “No, they can’t take me,” and the draft notice talks back, “Oh yes we can!” As most people already know, cartoon characters, in this era, were used to sell Americans on being good little citizens – tattletales and obedient serfs – in order to brainwash them into supporting the state’s total war-interminable imperialism doctrines. In order to gain support for this agenda the state and its corporatocracy minions marketed fuzzy cartoon characters as role models for obedience and passivity. On the other hand, the same propagandists deride private producers for marketing to children such evil products as soda pop and tasty cereals. What a great message to send to kids and good little citizens: war good, sugar bad. Ban sugar, sustain the war. Oh, and recycle your newspapers. One thing the central planners let slip by in days gone by was great advertising such as this:


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