• Propaganda: Imperial Japan and Modern Day

    June 9, 2017

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    There are basically only two messages in propaganda: our side is good, strong and will win, and their side is evil, weak and will lose. Everything else is just music and narration.


    So to demonstrate how little propaganda statements towards whomever happens to be America’s enemy of the time change, let’s have a look at the 1943 propaganda film here, made to help stir up Americans for the long fight ahead to defeat Imperial Japan during World War II. Everybody likes Japan now, but remember the country that now makes our anime, manga and weird porn used to want to conquer us, even going as far as beheading hostages (sound familiar?)

    The Video



    What We Learn

    In the video we learn many things about the evil Japanese (and ISIS):

    — They are fighting a “Holy War” against the West (no change with ISIS);

    — They are trying to establish a world government with everyone living their austere, Emperor-worshipping lifestyle, with their harsh laws (substitute Caliphate);

    — They fight “fanatically,” and are willing to give their lives for the Emperor, believing Shinto paradise awaits them (substitute Allah and the same Paradise, less virgins on the Japanese side);

    — You “cannot measure the way Japanese think by any Western standard. While their weapons are modern, their thinking and beliefs are 2000 years out of date” (no change with ISIS);

    — The Japanese believe they have a “sacred duty” to fight for the Emperor against all others (ISIS, infidels, Allah, you get it)

    — They are “fanatics, and we must kill them before they destroy our way of life” (no change with ISIS);

    — The Japanese are not nice to their women (no change with ISIS);

    — They hate us (no change with ISIS);

    — They behead hostages (no change with ISIS)



    The Long Con

    Now, this all begs the question: if the core propaganda messages the U.S. government promoted during World War II are nearly identical to those pushed out today via the mass media about ISIS, does that tell us something? Is it that our enemies, as varied as Imperial Japan and ISIS across some sixty-five years of conflicts, are just so much alike, or is it that when America needs a villain, it goes to the same playbook? After all, what works, works.


    Why reinvent the scam?



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  • Recent Comments

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      The war with Japan was about two economies fighting for control of the Pacific colonies. The West’s war with AQ, ISIS and the rest of the alphabet soup terrorist elements is about the West’s control of the oil economy. The surprise air attack on 9-11 certainly has parallels with 12-7 on Pearl Harbor.

      The question is when will Trumpie drop the really big one?

      06/9/17 8:18 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      One promise by the Emperor was missing- unlimited servings of saki in the afterlife served by fetching Geisha gals.

      06/9/17 8:50 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      Part of writing history…. Is hiding the parts you don’t want published…

      M

      06/9/17 9:00 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      Ok….sooooooooooo……

      Who else sees SOOOOO.. Much WRONG with is…. Including the missing thumb drive…. From when she was still IN the military….I’m sorry… Where I come from… A missing thumb that was plugged into a top secret server…. Ummmm… They don’t give “eyes only” clearance with crap like that hanging out….. Reality Winner….. She has to be a ‘Winner’….

      This crap is….. Just….. Propaganda……

      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/06/09/reality-winner-accused-leaker-wanted-to-burn-white-house-down.html

      M

      06/9/17 9:05 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Mitch: I agree. It is all such a tangled mess of double dealing-no make that double dealing squared I’m hoping for a giant circular shootout. I’m a dreamer- I know.

      06/9/17 11:03 AM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      It’s a jobs program. Ike/2020 Have a nice day! ppp’s

      06/9/17 1:57 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      TY PVB. Nice.

      06/9/17 1:57 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      “People not statistics”. Quote of the day.

      06/9/17 2:23 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      *(this part of comment is stored in Utah*) Good Morning America, for those overseas (702). Did the Dems. support Bradley when he revealed Truth? Vote often. (D and R are corrupt). Glad she is free.

      06/9/17 2:27 PM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      John.

      The more ” revelations ” there are about “Winner”…. The more I think that either…. Crack is the number one diet supplement for the ” intelligence community”…..or….. “Winner ” does not really exist….

      No way anyone is as dumb as this…. One either or any side of the situation.
      M

      06/10/17 12:27 AM | Comment Link

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