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Ideas are sifted and opinions stereotyped in the neighborhood bridge club. Leaders assert their authority through community drives and amateur theatricals.
Thousands of women may unconsciously belong to a sorority which follows the fashion set by a single society leader.
"Life" satirically expresses this idea in the reply which it represents an American as giving to the Britisher who praises this country for having no upper and lower classes or castes:
"Yeah, all we have is the Four Hundred, the White-Collar Men, Bootleggers, Wall Stree Barons, Criminals, the D.A.R., the K.K.K., the Colonial Dames, the Masons, Kiwanis and Rotarians, the K. of C., the Elks, the Censors, the Cogniscenti, the Morons, Heroes like Lindy, the W.C.T.U., Politicians, Menckenites, the Booboisie, Immigrants, Broadcasters, and--the Rich and Poor."

Yet it must be remembered that these thousands of groups interlace. John Jones, besides being a Rotarian, is member of a church, of a fraternal order, of a political party, of a charitable organization, of a professional association, of a local chamber of commerce, of a league for or against prohibition or of a society for  or against lowering the tariff, of a golf club. The opinions which he receives as a Rotarian, he will tend to disseminate in the other groups in which he may have influence.
This practice of creating circumstances and of creating pictures in the minds of millions of persons is very common. Virtually no important undertaking is now carried on without it, whether that enterpise be building a cathedral, endowing a university, marketing a moving picture, floating a large bond issue, or electing a president. Sometimes the effect on the public is created by a professional propagandist, sometimes by an amateur deputed for the job.
[Bernays: 17-25]

by Cat on Wed Jan 15th, 2020 at 06:59:11 PM EST
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"Knowledge management"
Life was an American magazine published weekly until 1972, as an intermittent "special" until 1978, and as a monthly from 1978 until 2000. During its golden age from 1936 to 1972, Life was a wide-ranging weekly general interest magazine known for the quality of its photography. ...
LIFE 1883-1936
Few people know that the true FIRST "Life Magazine" was a weekly humor publication created by the Life Publishing Company of Manhattan, New York City. It was known for its cartoons, art, amusement, news, personalities, sport, theater reviews, and more. The magazine seems like a predecessor of The New Yorker, with similar use of cartoons, poetry, jokes, cover art, and insights into culture, politics, and high society. ....
Knowledge management
Knowledge management (KM) is the process of creating, sharing, using and managing the knowledge and information of an organisation.[1] It refers to a multidisciplinary approach to achieving ["]organisational objectives["] by making the best use of knowledge. ...

archived "professional propaganda"
Fri Sep 28th, 2007 at 10:11:03 AM EST
by Cat on Wed Jan 15th, 2020 at 10:25:37 PM EST
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by Cat on Fri Jan 17th, 2020 at 03:26:58 PM EST
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Grayzone | Under US pressure
In 2018, when Facebook removed the pages of alternative media outlets that challenged Washington's narratives, Jamie Fly, a US government-backed neoconservative operative, promised that it was "just the beginning." (Fly soon after became the president and CEO of the US government's propaganda arm Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, or RFE/RL.)

Fly's vow came true in the early weeks of 2020, as the US military-intelligence apparatus pushed social media giants to suppress the viewpoints of millions of people across the globe, especially those living in designated enemy states.

This is government censorship by proxy, demolishing civil rights in order to conceal inconvenient facts from the public.

by Cat on Thu Jan 16th, 2020 at 10:07:29 PM EST
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Channeel 4 News | Britain bans Iran's Press TV (A/V), 2012

Google deletes Press TV UK's YouTube account, 14 Jan 2020
Keeping with its Crackdown on Alternative Voices, Google Deletes Press TV from YouTube, 15 Jan
"British-Sudanese journalist Ahmed Kaballo accused Google of acting like the "judge jury and executioner" for his employer's channel, expressing his great disappointment..."

A Trip to the Woodshed
31 October 2017, the US Senate Judiciary Committee, Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee ...

by Cat on Sun Jan 19th, 2020 at 02:16:12 AM EST
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