Stop it!

A compromise between us is
Impossible–“Under which Lyre,” Auden

What do these have in common?


Stop Common Core

stop illegal immigration

Stop Illegal Immigration


Stop Fast Track

For one thing, they all urge action without clearly explaining why. Too often such advertising promotes only one side of an issue, ignoring the complexity of the issue as well as the views of proponents. When urged to stop this or that, we would do well to ask why?


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6 Responses to Stop it!

  1. BOB McGILL says:‎
    Propaganda is a form of communication aimed towards influencing the attitude of
    a population toward some cause or position. Propaganda is information that is …
    ” Propaganda is information that is not impartial and used primarily to influence an audience and further an agenda, often by presenting facts selectively (perhaps lying by omission) to encourage a particular synthesis, or using loaded messages to produce an emotional rather than a rational response to the information presented.”
    you do this ALL THE TIME ! So tell us WHY, it is that you do it.


  2. pystew says:

    I think the reason there is so much distrust of the Trans-Pacific-Partnership is the secrecy involved in he negotiations. Other trade agreements have bitten American labor in the butt. It is reported that Rep. Reed liked NAFTA because it raised wages in Mexico. Wages in Viet Nam are around 60¢ per Hour. That has open some CEO’s eyes as they look at the bottom-line.

    Our negotiators are lawyers from Multi-national corporations. They will be looking our for #1.

    Even though Rep.Reed reported that he gets updates on the negotiations progress, when the final they are limited in reading the final text. (According to International Banking Times, “Rank-and-file members of Congress have very limited access to the TPP, being able to take only limited notes and having to schedule in advance an opportunity to view the text.”)

    Then on the other hand, the President said that “I would not be doing this trade deal if I did not think it was good for the middle class. And when you hear folks make a lot of suggestions about how bad this trade deal is, when you dig into the facts they are wrong.” He is saying things I like to hear.

    I am assuming this will pass, and hope that our President is correct.


  3. whungerford says:

    Most Senators and Representatives will vote as the party whip asks; it is unlikely that many will study the text of the TPP agreement in detail before voting however much time is available for that.


  4. pystew says:

    Will the Democrats follow their Whips? I assume that the Whips will support the President, but it is my understanding that he is afraid that they might revolt.


  5. whungerford says:

    Tea party sweetheart Mia Love supports TPP, which makes me think Republican opposition will be minimal. Thus few if any AYE votes by Democrats may be needed for passage.


  6. whungerford says:

    Propaganda is usually associated with an organization or political perspective. Labeling everything you read as propaganda strips the word of meaning. The signed articles you read here are better described as opinion than propaganda. Some are polemics which urge a particular point of view.


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