Propaganda

The really well-trained dog...

"Circus dogs jump when the trainer cracks the whip, but the really well-trained dog is the one that turns somersaults when there is no whip."

-- George Orwell

On Doublespeak...

"Doublespeak is language that pretends to communicate but really doesn't. It is language that makes the bad seem good, the negative appear positive, the unpleasant appear attractive or at least tolerable. Doublespeak is language that avoids or shifts responsibility, language that is at variance with its real or purported meaning. It is language that conceals or prevents thought; rather than extending thought, doublespeak limits it."

-- William Lutz, author of Double-Speak

C.S. Lewis on 'the educated reader'

"Why you fool, it's the educated reader who can be gulled. All our difficulty comes with the others. When did you meet a workman who believes the papers? He takes it for granted that they're all propaganda and skips the leading articles. He buys his paper for the football results and the little paragraphs about girls falling out of windows and corpses found in Mayfair flats. He is our problem. We have to recondition him. But the educated public, the people who read the highbrow weeklies, don't need reconditioning. They're alright already. They'll believe anything."

-- C.S. Lewis

The whole point of brainwashing...

"The whole point of brainwashing, is that those being brainwashed don't know it."

-- Graham Haley

The best education...

"The best education consists in immunizing people against systematic attempts at education."

-- Paul Karl Feyerabend
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