“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
Situation is so grim in our society that brother won’t trust his keen, neighbors see neighbors with suspect, but we all, do believe in propaganda machines funded by foreign funds.
Human mind is an open source breeding ground. Anyone can implant ideas on it, tweak the planted ones and use it for own purpose. You have no control except when you real have practiced hard and master the minding process, the sthitapragnya way.
Since it is open source breeding ground, it is vulnerable to good and bad among us.
Good, the sages among us, our parents, our friends, our well-wishers, craft stories, may be based on real events or not, and prepare us for better control over minding by continuous conditioning. For example, they discuss stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata. They share ideas of Vedas. They share moments that can help us becoming reflection of God’s archetype and achieving our best.
The devils among us won’t spare an opportunity to exploit our minds. They use propaganda. Propaganda is a set of stories about what someone in power would like you to be, spread by popular mediums like radio, TV and internet. It benefits the teller, not the recipient. Propaganda urges us to become someone we aren’t. And it works if the creator of the propaganda has the rewards or the power to make it stick. Propaganda, celebrates those in power and urges us to willingly comply with their desires.
Choose wisely, your friends, your medium of communication, and your perceptive inputs.