Propaganda


The Game

WELCOME TO

THE PROPAGANDA GAME

BY

ROBERT W. ALLEN

LORNE GREENE


Examples of Propaganda Techniques

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We invite you to begin your journey into the world of Propaganda by trying to predict the techniques being used below. Simply swipe left to see our answers, or continue swiping left for more examples. Please keep in mind that the suggested answers are just our opinions and that the purpose of this game is to explore and predict how others will respond. Afterwards, try your hand at the solo Classic game to gain more knowledge about different Propaganda categories and their associated techniques. To help us grow our library of new game examples, please visit the Submission area and submit your favorite examples of propaganda that you may invent or find in the media, literature or daily life. These uploads will be used to create a Multiplayer game environment that we can all share and play together. Finally read the Introduction by the authors of the original Propaganda Game to learn about its usefulness in today's world. Thank you, and enjoy your visit.

EXAMPLES

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INTRODUCTION


Propaganda is a subject of great concern in our society today, more so than in any other society in history. With the advent of television as a complement to the other communications media now available to us, the opportunities to use propaganda in disseminating information, expounding ideas, and offering opinions have increased considerably. And it is far too often the case that propaganda is used to make us accept questionable points-of-view, to make us vote for men who may be unfit for public office, and to make us buy products which are useless and sometimes even dangerous. Therefore, propaganda, or the method of influencing people to believe certain ideas and to follow certain courses of action, is of special importance to each of us.

The word "Propaganda" comes from the Latin phrase "Congregatio de Propganda Fide," or Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith," a committee formed early in the Roman Catholic Church, whose function it is to aid the propagation or spread of the church doctrine throughout the world. Propaganda plays a dynamic, positive role in the daily lives of many men. Actors, preachers, teachers, politicians, editors, advertisers, salesmen, reformers, authors, artists, parents - our friends and even ourselves - practice the art of persuasion. And each of us, as we attempt to put our ideas across to others, to persuade them to agree with our way of thinking, is, in a sense, acting in the ancient Romand tradition of the word; we are all missionaries for our causes.

Propaganda, as we know it today, can be a nefarious as well as a noble art. For at one moment its techniques can be used to whip up racial hatred among groups of people; at another moment, it's methods can be employed to move persons to acts of warmth and kindness. It is important, therefore, that we consider a person's motive for using a propaganda technique, as well as understanding that a technique has been used.

Often, the ideas or facts we wish to convey are linked with words about which everyone has some emotional feeling - words such as 'mother,' 'home', 'beauty,' 'love' or 'cruelity', 'murder', or 'death' - since both hostile and loving emotions are part of us all. But just as there is a place for emotional feeling in men, so also there is a place for more dispassionate thinking. In a democratic society it is the role of every citizen to make decisions after evaluating many ideas. It is especially important then that a citizen be able to think clearly about the ideas that are daily presented to him. It is imperative that he be able to analyze and distinguish between the emotional aura surreounding the ideas, and the actual content of the idea. To this goal of clear thinking the game of PROPAGANDA address itself.
By: Robert W. Allen and Lorne Green

SUBMISSIONS


Submission

Submit your own examples. We will review each example submitted and add it to the online multiplayer game once it is created. In the submission area you will be able to enter text, images, and/or video examples of propaganda techniques. Press the New Submission button below. You must be Logged In to submit examples.


Before submitting your own example, we recommend using our Meme Maker if your example includes an image. You can overly text onto an image, and save it to your harddrive for use in the submission tool.


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