Gregory and I were discussing propaganda. At the end of it all, his notion was “anything said by anybody is propaganda, because everyone has an agenda.” He also cited the literal definiton of the word (from over 3 sources…he IS thorough.)
My suggestion was this; the literal definition of the word doesn’t always, and often never, provides the connotation of the word and its understanding throughout history. Propaganda, to me, suggests steering the masses away from real events to convey the opposite, more “positive” spin to further ones agenda. Perhaps we need a new word to get at the nuance of this “spin.” How about BushHit. (Bush+Hitler and close to bullshit). Just a suggestion.
And that ain’t no BushHit. I like it (your creative nomenclature). It’s ghetto.
Meg \ says
To use a ‘Dudeism’ to describe this blog, I will have proclaim it’s “dopeness”. This is too much for my dinky brain to take in all at once of course, but in due time, DUDEknowledge will rein, as it rocks my world with every word. As an EXTREME 80s enthusiast, I must admit I’ve been listening to The Flirts as of late. “Jukebox (Don’t Put Another Dime In)”. Now I just need to find a real one with ALL 80s all the time.
Gary Strong says
Your mother admires your mastery of the American English language. I’m still pondering.
HEE HEE like it.