This film explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations in the United States, with an emphasis on the "elitist theory of democracy" and the relationship between war, propaganda and class.
Includes original interviews with a number of dissident scholars including Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Michael Parenti, Peter Phillips ("Project Censored"), John Stauber ("PR Watch"), Christopher Simpson ("The Science of Coercion") and others.
"Movie review: Psywar: History of American propaganda for political, corporate control of Americans"
Psywar interlaces historical development of US governmental and corporate propaganda with interviews of current leading social scientists (including the recently deceased Howard Zinn) to explain the US government as a psychopathic oligarchy committed to its own enrichment at the expense of any consideration for the public good.
The 100-minute film focuses on the inception of US propaganda that resulted from media exposure to Robber Baron corporate labor practices, and government/oligarchic interest for US involvement in World War 1. This history extends into our world of the present with US corporate media dominated by pure propaganda in all key policy areas for money and power. This is obvious because an independent media would expose the Orwellian unlawful US wars, the paper-thin lies propagandized as “reasons” for war that were all known to be lies as they were told, and the unprecedented transfer of trillions of American tax-payer dollars to the oligarchy through rigged-casino economics.
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The film explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations in the United States, with an emphasis on the “elitist theory of democracy” and the relationship between war, propaganda and class.
This is not a high budget affair, but was financed via a blue collar job, and is being released online for free. The interviews contained within are original and were conducted by proxy.
This film is designed both as an introduction to the concept of psychological warfare by governments against their citizens, and as an exploration of certain dominant themes in American propaganda. Significant time is also devoted to different conceptions of "democracy" as theorized by figures like Walter Lippmann, Edward Bernays and ultimately the founding fathers of the United States itself.