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Cultural and Ideological Influence
"You must never forget that propaganda is nothing more and nothing less than a special case of communication:
communication planned to serve particular interests of your own. It follows, then, that the sequence of steps in the
propaganda process parallels the sequence of events occurring in the communications cycle. The propagandist who
does not understand the communications cycle will fail.
A propagandist finds in his study of the extensive literature of propaganda that many terms are used to describe
different aspects of the propaganda process. Different scholars will use the same term in different ways. To ensure
that your thinking is clear and logical, always make certain that your propaganda procedures mesh with the
The communications cycle is continuous and can be pictured as circular. As propagandists, we can enter this cycle
at any point. We may define communication as a process wherein the perceptions or generalizations of one person
or group of persons are transferred to other persons. Let us enter the cycle, then, at the position of the
psychological operator on the circle. He is a person whom we know wishes to communicate propaganda with other
Cultural and Ideological Influence is an e-book that introduces the reader to some of
the tools used by media, education and government agencies to orchestrate the
cultural and ideological influence of groups of American citizens. The focus of this
study is the essence of propaganda. The methods of cultural and ideological
influence have been developed from a combination of communist re-education or
brainwashing techniques and “personal growth” methods used in sensitivity groups
designed to change people. Modifications and permutations of those processes have
been folded in processes of propaganda that have American taxpayers by the throat.
Day after day, white Americans are bombarded with propaganda messages inducing
paralyzing fear, submission, and degraded self-esteem. The psychological principles
that form the attack formats of cultural and ideological influence are also discussed
in this introductory e-book as the basis of modern American media propaganda.
Political Influence Psychology
210 pages; 12 chapters and 7 appendixes
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