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Letter to the Editor
We are all misled by propaganda
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Forsyth County News
Propaganda, by definition, is a deliberate, systematic attempt to shape perceptions, manipulate cognitions, and direct behaviors to achieve a desired agenda. Truth is not part of that equation apparently.

Again we see the propaganda machines revving up to a higher level than normal. TV networks that proclaim to report the facts of the day suggest things that never happened, but could, maybe.

News radio stations report little news compared to the politically motivated shows they air every day that report things that were never said, never seen, and never happened.

Newspapers, who have been the last line of defense for truth, don’t bother to straighten any of this out and in many cases own the TV and radio stations that are doing it. Why?

If truth really means what we claim it does to others, why do we spend so much time and money avoiding it when we elect our leaders? If your agenda will not stand up to the truth, it has to be bad; otherwise you would not need propaganda to sell it.

Until we, as supposedly intelligent people, are able to see through this maze of bull and simply look at the issues that will affect us all as American citizens, we will continue be governed by idiots, crooks and undesirables as we are today.

The threat to our democracy does not come from some invisible terrorist somewhere, for how could they possibly take that from us? It comes from Americans who do not respect the right of others to have a difference of opinion and who will do and say anything to win.

Terry Gilbreath