Video: Cold War Propaganda How the State Brainwashes Americans into Supporting War

In the 1950s, the United States insisted the Soviet Union was a dire threat to America.

This wasn’t even close to being true. This fallacy is disproven by a number of studies that show the economic growth of the Soviet Union was seriously hampered by the Second World War and despite a push for industrialization after the war it did not fully recover as late as 1961.

In order to soften up the public and convince them a never-ending war against communism was required to protect America, a large propaganda effort was established. It focused primarily on children through comic books, schools, and textbooks. For adults, there were a number of films released that stoked paranoia of communist subversion.

The Washington Post, at the time a conduit for CIA propaganda, cited these fictional reports and warned America would be reduced to a second-rate world power if it didn’t start competing with the Soviets in ICBM technology. Now we have come full circle.

Once again, Russia is the enemy, and so is China. The Second Cold War is a remake of the first and for the same reason—to provide an excuse to continue spending billions of dollars on armaments and enriching the military-industrial and now surveillance complex.

See the entire video at Newsbud.

One thought on “Video: Cold War Propaganda How the State Brainwashes Americans into Supporting War

  1. Here is the history and method.

    Jul 29, 2013 The Origins of the American Public Education System Horace Mann & the Prussian Model of Obedience

    In the 1830’s, American Lawmaker Horace Mann visited Prussia and researched its education methodology. He was infatuated with the emperor’s method of eliminating free thought from his subjects and designed an education system for Massachusetts directly based on these concepts. The movement then quickly spread nationally.

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