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Considering the current conflict between Palestine and Israel, I thought it would be a fine time to talk about propaganda. Because of this conflict, the information war is going to be hot and heavy. Much like with Holocaust revisionism, authorities are censoring pro-Palestine sentiment so that the false narrative of Palestinians being terrorists can run as unopposed as possible.
Propaganda is not inherently good or evil. It is a tool to promote a political cause or point of view. Whether it is evil or not is determined by how it is used. Of course, this can be left to interpretation, and good and evil can be subjective.
Here is a propaganda poster from Nazi Germany that All That’s Interesting (ATI) calls “vile,” claiming that it is meant to promote Aryan superiority. However, the rough translation of the text reads, “The charity supports mother and child.” It is clear that ATI is making an interpretation based on preconceived notions that have been planted by Allied propaganda. Supporting the women and children of your people is a good thing. I deem this propaganda to be positive, not “vile.”
An evil use of propaganda would be to say that a group of people fighting for their homeland and very existence are terrorists. An evil use of propaganda would be to falsely accuse this same group of people of beheading 40 babies. The same type of people that call a White woman and a baby on a poster vile don’t have any qualms with distributing such atrocious lies. After all, these are the same type of people who falsely accused German soldiers in WW1 of deliberately mutilating Belgian babies by cutting off their hands, and in some cases even eating them.
Fortunately, you can use good propaganda to fight false propaganda.
The following Tweet, or whatever they’re called now, illustrates what can happen when atrocity propaganda is recycled. People will get déjà vu and call the story out. The Sabra and Shatila massacre being referred to was carried out by Maronite Christian Lebanese right-wing party and enabled by the Israeli army (warning: the previous link contains graphic photos of the massacre). The victims were mostly Palestinians and Lebanese Shiites. An American journalist, Janet Lee Stevens, wrote to her husband, “I saw dead women in their houses with their skirts up to their waists and their legs spread apart; dozens of young men shot after being lined up against an alley wall; children with their throats slit, a pregnant woman with her stomach chopped open, her eyes still wide open, her blackened face silently screaming in horror; countless babies and toddlers who had been stabbed or ripped apart and who had been thrown into garbage piles.”
Now let’s look at an exchange I had on Gab.com. I shared the following propagandistic meme with a group of Trump supporters:
Another user, Benchot, called my post Hamas propaganda. And they are not wrong. My response was to take a peek at Benchot’s post and the first thing I saw was a video claiming to show Israeli children put in cages by Hamas. This claim is so fake that even Snopes had to admit it. Whereas on the other hand, it is 100% true that orthodox Jews spit at nuns.
Times have changed drastically since WW2. As Joseph Jordan (aka Eric Striker), points out, since cameras are everywhere, getting away with atrocity propaganda is difficult.
We can actually witness the unraveling of anti-Palestinian propaganda in real time as illustrated by these news items displayed by Google. Western media was so eager to exploit the death of a young woman that they didn’t bother to make sure she was actually dead before they reported on it. Unfortunately, these news outlets never seem to have to answer for their shoddy journalism.
Because this was a direct attack on Jews we can expect much more atrocity propaganda from Israel and Western governments/media. Click here to read about the alleged Kfar Aza massacre.