Propaganda: information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.
Propaganda must always address itself to the broad masses of the people. All propaganda must be presented in a popular form and must fix its intellectual level so as not to be above the heads of the least intellectual of those to whom it is directed. The art of propaganda consists precisely in being able to awaken the imagination of the public through an appeal to their feelings, in finding the appropriate psychological form that will arrest the attention and appeal to the hearts of the national masses. ~Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler
We don’t use the term propaganda much in the West, but the tactics written about by Adolph Hitler has bearing on today’s culture in America.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed. ~Adolf Hitler
Many of us feel we have been lied to about the COVID-19 pandemic. There are still so many unanswered questions, and it seems like truth was, and still is, in short supply. For me, this is a great example of how propaganda works. Only one narrative is allowed to have credibility and be promoted, while any opposition is shamed (you’re killing Grandma!) and silenced. For me, this is the most disconcerting aspect of the pandemic.
We always have had what is called point/counterpoint discussions on matters of importance in society. But, today, that is no longer the case. For example, the national news picks one narrative to report, with little discussion about alternatives or what we used to say, “The other side of the coin.” This is a sure sign that propaganda is in play. Often, we forget that the narratives by our media and government agencies can be a way to curb free speech. People feel tension if they don’t get vaccinated … they are shunned, fired, and ostracized by the vaccinated tribes.
One disturbing trend that, again, proves my point is the gender mutilation taking place where young boys who want to be girls are transitioning by having body parts removed. Why doesn’t the medical community come out against such surgery, using what they usually cry, “We follow the science?” If we were following the science, we would oppose these surgeries because they are unhealthy, unnecessary, and not based on science
Propaganda, however, has its greatest victories in the social re-engineering of society. For example, equity is the new battle cry of the woke generation. Equity is the quality of being fair and impartial. We can’t easily argue against that, can we? Yet, life tells us we are not all created equal, nor will we all be equal in life. Most people will never see or have equal shares of prosperity, power, and respect. Equity could only work if this world was a fair and responsible place … it is not! When you look at socialist and communist countries whose ideal is equity, the masses are controlled by those who make the rules, and those rules always benefit those in power. So, equity does not work even in societies that share a dream of making it happen.
Jesus said there will always be differences in people’s abilities, starting with production:
Mark 4:20 But those that were down on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and hundredfold.
Equity is a nice idea, but because of the sinfulness of mankind, it will never work. Some people will outperform the rest of us, and that alone will open doors for them that may not fit the equity format. Also, evil will always use our ideals against us. The devil did so as shown in the temptation of Christ.
Equity is a propaganda word used to achieve the idea of socialism by asking people to bring death to the individual for the sake of a higher ideal. Just look at the countries that have employed this kind of thinking. Are the people free to decide for themselves? Do they have the freedom to exercise who God created them to be?
Propaganda has been used to convince us that there are no longer only male and female genders. This is a lie, yet, we are seeing it slowly infiltrating the church. Well-known recording artists and successful pastors are accepting same-sex relationships in direct violation of what God's Word teaches. I find it fascinating that those whose churches accept the LGBTQ community do not support behavior such as adultery or pedophilia. Why?
If the Christian community accepts the gay lifestyle as a legitimate lifestyle, then why aren’t they accepting other behaviors in the same manner? AREN’T THEY BEING HYPOCRITICAL? You cannot legitimize and accept one form of sin over the exclusions of others. In other words, it is just a matter of time before these churches will say, “Let’s get rid of all restrictions and adopt the idea that all behavior is acceptable to God because He loves us. God’s restrictions were put into place to protect society against this madness, such as same-sex relationships, incest, pedophilia, and adultery. Yet, the madness God has been protecting us against is now ruling our culture. This madness is the direct result of the propaganda we have accepted.
Today we have the normal and we have the crazies. ~Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Propaganda is the language of the “crazies.” Propaganda always builds its case upon fear and doubt and has no tolerance for any opposition. Propaganda has an agenda that is to change the minds of people to believe in something false. That false mindset values everything from gender neutrality to equity of resources leveling the playing field between the rich and the poor through socialism. We are not strangers to this kind of propaganda; it was first used in Genesis 11:1-9 when humans decided to build the tower of Babel. It was an attempt to exercise the power of the human spirit over the sovereignty of God. Persuasion is one of the greatest tools the devil uses to make his case, and propaganda is the language of that persuasion … the result is madness.
Challenging the Culture with Truth … Larry Kutzler