12 Rules of Propaganda is a system for parsing content, as produced by the government, corporate messaging, and mainstream or ancillary media.
The 12 Rules break down content propaganda into component parts, which can then be deconstructed to reveal underlying techniques and subtext.
Each of the 12 Rules is documented individually below.
It’s all very well saying defund the police but when antifa is at your home, you’ll be the first calling the cops on those animals.
Weasel Words – or anonymous authority – are terms used to lend legitimacy to a statement that’s otherwise only vague or ambiguous. Examples: “Many people say” or “experts agree”. Weasel Words can be a form of tergiversation, often used in advertising and political statements to mislead or disguise bias.
Articles from seekingalpha.com by Gary Gordon, retired stock-broker and prolific serial investment bullshit artist:
Alice O'Connor, better known by her pen name Ayn Rand, was a Russian-American writer and philosopher. She is known for her fiction and for developing a philosophical system she named Objectivism. Born and educated in Russia, she moved to the United States in 1926. She wrote a play that opened on Broadway in 1935.
Fellow in urban studies at Chapman University in Orange, California, Kotkin (born 28-Dec-1952) writes about demographic, social, and economic trends. He's a regular contributor to The Daily Beast and forbes.com and is on the editorial board of the Orange County Register. See joelkotkin.com website.
Cathedral Journalist: Jonathan Chait is an American neoliberal pundit and pro-corporate writer for New York magazine. He was previously a senior editor at The New Republic and an assistant editor of The American Prospect. He writes a periodic hit piece column in the Los Angeles Times. Hit piece writer. Content creator. Footsoldier of Establishment power. Democratic-Hawk apologist. See WIKIPEDIA entry.
American social psychologist, Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University Stern School of Business, and author. His main areas of study are the psychology of morality and moral emotions. Content on jonathanhaidt.com website.
Who Is Killing 10,000 Black Americans Every Year? (1-Oct-2021) blog post on Patrick J Buchanan website.
Writer and academic at NYU, Ta-Nehisi Coates - born 30th Sept 1975 - is a popular corporate civil rights crossover figure, influential in conferring academic legitimacy on social movements in service of black Americans and neoliberal elites, both in historical context and as they unfold in real-time..
"I propose to take our countrymen’s claims of American exceptionalism seriously, which is to say I propose subjecting our country to an exceptional moral standard."He is the author of books: The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Between The World And Me. His first novel, The Water Dancer, was released in September 2019. Ta-Nehisi is a mainstream crossover culture poster-boy for upwardly mobile 21st-century intellectuals including authoring current incarnations of Black Panther and Captain America comic book series and introducing the Case For Reparations to the popular imagination.
“The classroom was a jail of other people’s interests. The library was open, unending, free.”
"Hate gives identity. The nigger, the fag, the bitch illuminate the border, illuminate what we ostensibly are not, illuminate the Dream of being white, of being a Man. We name the hated strangers and are thus confirmed in the tribe."/blockquote>