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Propaganda and Fear: Deteriorating the Soul of a Nation

Author: Nicci Little

Recently President Biden gave the Soul of the Nation speech which identified certain voters as a “clear and present danger.”

Words have meaning, especially when accompanied by powerful optics during the divisive speech on Thursday, Sept. 1.

Platforms like these perpetuate an agenda. We have seen this situation before, and it has led to some of the worst moments in recent human history. America, once the beacon on the hill, is falling into the same trap. It is called propaganda.

What is propaganda? The term’s root word means to multiply or breed; Propaganda is the act of disseminating advocates or opponents of a doctrine or cause. It is propagated through all modes of media including schools and teachers, television, movies, news, books, music, art, workplaces and market squares. We are seeing this in real time via our legacy media, socials, large corporations and other organizations. Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg admitted that his company had been asked to be aware of the Hunter Laptop story which was then suppressed by Facebook along with several other social media companies.

Censorship IS a form of propaganda.

How has this happened? Quite simply, through fear.

This type of psychological attack typically creeps into free societies. Fear has been creeping in for over a hundred years within America as far back as 1917 when America entered World War I. Our history from that point forward has shown a slow erosion of American confidence, while an ideal of collectivism and societal degradation has filled the void. Don’t forget we kicked God out of public institutions starting in the 60’s.

On September 11, 2001, America was badly shaken and for a brief time, we became united under common cause.

In that moment, America was dealt the greatest betrayal of the government by passing the P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act. A perfect example of when fear takes over. The government takes over by passing a highly intrusive legislation allowing the U.S. government to gather information on the private citizens. Supposedly, there were parameters set to protect our privacy. In 2013, whistleblower Edward Snowden reported on the NSA’s unlawful surveillance of American citizens. In 2016, the court appointed to protect American citizens, was duped by the FBI which provided a false dossier on private citizen, Carter Paige, in the hopes of derailing a presidential candidate.

Why? Fear. Of what?

We can only speculate, but fear both inward and outward enables governments to act in this manner. Always under the guise of safety or protection. Ever hear of the Committee of Public Safety? Think 1790s France and its reign of terror.

Fear is the tool used to garner support for destructive measures; propaganda to weaken America’s Constitution.

Let’s observe our cousins around the world who allowed Covid-19 to subjugate their citizens. Australia, New Zealand and Canada are faltering to leftist ideologies and being punished for dissenting views. We can observe historical case studies like Soviet Russia, Fascist Spain, Germany and Italy. All these examples started with a small group of radicals who found ways to infiltrate the government. Let us not forget China, North Korea or Venezuela. In the last 100 years, millions of lives have been destroyed by propaganda and the institution who wield them.

Finally, Propaganda seeks to militarize the youth. All the above examples targeted the education systems. We are seeing this happening in America’s school boards and education unions. If we the voter, taxpayer, citizen continue to remain disengaged with our local elections and state seats, we are doomed. However, there is hope in America. We can use the examples currently and from history to change our course. First step is to recognize the fear mongering going on within our institutions. We must pray for discernment then unification. Our diversity makes us stronger.

We must stand together under God for we will be indivisible, and this Republic can stand.

The views expressed in this article are the author’s and do not necessarily represent those of Resident Skeptics.

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