Aug 15th, 2019
The Propaganda opus resumes with Ellul's take on psychic "dissociation". Includes more on wordknapping, how righteous and simplistic propaganda narratives silence the self and numb natural cognitive dissonance, replacing reality with the electronic eyes of the "verbal universe", the effects of disconnecting a person's personal opinion in favor of an acceptable "public" opinion, and how opposing propagandas affect the target.
- Democratic Socialists: as ridiculous during Occupy as at their "convention"
- Aligned, Premeditated, and Secret Consciences: Individuality and Haidt's Elephant
- Disconnecting thought & action
- Opposing propagandas: political abstention or fanaticism?
- The IDW: Agitation Propaganda
- Data Overload and the Defective Human Mind
- Your congenial host and the Ideological Riptide
- No one's immune. Not even you.
Jacques Ellul's "Propaganda": https://www.amazon.com/Propaganda-Formation-Attitudes-Jacques-Ellul/dp/0394718747