Propaganda and truth, was Re: Subject: Re: Bye-Bye to the >H Right Wing --> WW IV?

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Fri Feb 15 2002 - 15:09:02 MST

Mike Lorrey wrote:
> Propaganda, per se, is not always a lie. There are two forms of
> propaganda: information and disinformation. One is truth, the other is
> falsehood.

And stuff doesn't always roll downhill, but that's the way to bet.

Approximation and metaphor are how humans think, and they deny, and they see what they expect,
and they trust, and they rarely think well. Fiction piles upon fiction. Oddly, I've never seen
any propaganda pertaining to mathematics, arguably the most verifiable domain of human endeavor.

So... What is true, where politicians are concerned?

Give me an answer I can truly swallow, and I'll arrange a ride on a unicorn pony for you.
With a heart tattoo on its butt. Honest.

But remember the joke about the kid mucking out the chock-full stable on his birthday:
"I just know there's a pony in here *somewhere*!"



butler a t comp - lib . o r g    Wm. Burroughs said it best: "After a shooting spree,
I am not here to have an argument.        they always want to take the guns away
I am here as part of a civilization.        from the people who didn't do it."

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